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 2021-08-02 02:27 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Fatal ATV incident in Sequoyah County...

76-year old Bill Horton was killed Sunday evening in an ATV accident in Sequoyah County. According to troopers, Horton was attempting to back the ATV out at an angle on a slope with a sprayer tank attached. While turning, the weight of the spray tank caus...

 2021-08-02 02:18 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma GOP chairman asks supporters to rally together, fight for rights in Facebook post...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)--Oklahoma GOP chairman John Bennett asked his supporters to rally together and fight for their rights in a video posted on Facebook Sunday. This comes days after the Oklahoma Republican Party posted about vaccine requirements making a...

 2021-08-02 01:00 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OESC slow to get 20,000 Oklahomans for Gov. Stitt's Back-to-Work incentive payments...

Time is ticking for Gov. Kevin Stitt's Back-to-Work incentive. He announced the hefty goal to hand out 20,000 $1,200 checks to those returning to the workforce last May. However, more than two months later and that goal is still far from being reached...

 2021-08-01 23:01 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Alpha Delta Pi sorority celebrates new chapter house at OSU...

On Saturday, July 31, Alpha Delta Pi sorority celebrated the opening of their new chapter house at Oklahoma State University. The sorority's previous house was torn down in July 2019. The 34,000 square foot house was rebuilt in the same spot it was to...

 2021-08-01 21:03 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma GOP likens vaccine mandates to persecution of Jews...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Republican Party faced fierce criticism Friday for a Facebook post likening COVID-19 vaccine mandates to the persecution of Jewish people in Nazi Germany. The post on the party's official Facebook page urged peo...

 2021-08-01 20:29 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Unity Ride 4 Homeless makes stop in Oklahoma City...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - For 40 days and 40 nights, Team Mom Charities will embark on a unity ride 4 homeless. Margaret Webb, founder and president of Team Mom Charities, is taking a cross country tour to bring awareness to the growing challenges homelessne...

 2021-08-01 17:34 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Silver Alert issued for missing 63-year-old Grant County woman...

WAKITA (KOKH) - The Grant County Sheriff's Office has issued a Silver Alert for Anna McDowell, 63, after she went missing in Wakita. McDowell was last seen on Saturday, July 31st around 3 p. m. She was last seen wearing polka dot pajamas. RELATED |Sem...

 2021-08-01 02:59 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma City ICUs near capacity as COVID-19 cases surge...

According to a local ER doctor, several ICUs across the Metro are maxed out or close to capacity as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to soar. "The water level is at the top so just any extra drop is going to knock us over the edge, I think that'...

 2021-07-31 21:04 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Search party organized for missing Anadarko woman...

ANADARKO (KOKH) - A search party has been organized for an Anadarko woman with brain cancer who has been missing since last Thursday. Volunteers met in Anadarko on Saturday in an effort to locate Dawn Sherrill's missing vehicle. The Caddo County Sheri...

 2021-07-31 20:01 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Semi driver killed after driving off I-40 overpass , 1 in critical condition...

CADDO COUNTY (KOKH) - A man is dead after driving his semi off an overpass on Saturday morning. Officials say Andre Hood, 59, of Covington, Tennessee was driving eastbound on I-40 when he drove his semi truck off the road. RELATED |Man killed in dump truc...

 2021-07-31 17:58 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Weekend Planner: Things to do in OKC this weekend...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - Looking for something to do with your family this weekend? You've come to the right place! Check out what's happening this Saturday and Sunday! RELATED | Annual 'Capture the Wild' OKC Zoo photo contest returning in A...

 2021-07-31 00:46 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Mercy tightening visitor restrictions at all clinics across Oklahoma...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - Mercy is changing its visitor policy at all hospitals and clinic locations across the state. Beginning Aug. 2, all patients will be allowed one designated visitor during their inpatient stay or outpatient visit at all Mercy campuses...

 2021-07-30 23:41 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Jewish leader responds to OK Republican Party Holocaust comparison...

A Jewish community leader in Oklahoma City is asking for an apology after the Oklahoma Republican Party Facebook page posted about vaccine requirements making a comparison to the Star of David Jewish people were forced to wear in Nazi Germany during the H...

 2021-07-30 23:23 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Man killed in dump truck collision with train in Okarche...

OKARCHE (KOKH) - A man is dead after his dump truck hit a train in Okarche on Friday. Officials say the crash occurred at 234th and Country Club Road. RELATED |Man killed in waterfall plunge in McCurtain County. Reports say the Union Pacific Train pushed ...

 2021-07-30 22:52 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Illegal Marijuana grow operation uncovered in Kay County, thousands of plants seized...

KAY COUNTY (KOKH) - An illegal Marijuana grow operation was seized on Thursday morning in Kay County. Investigators uncovered six large structures and 13 wood frame and plastic grow houses on the property near Kaw City. RELATED |Man killed in waterfall pl...

 2021-07-30 22:45 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Man killed in waterfall plunge in McCurtain County...

MCCURTAIN COUNTY (KOKH) - An Eagletown man is dead after falling over a waterfall in McCurtain County. Officials say Mackenzie Bergman, 22, was kayaking down the Mountain Fork River when his kayak overturned as he neared Presbyterian Falls. RELATED |OHP s...

 2021-07-30 22:20 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Scammer targeting elderly residents in Oklahoma City, police say...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - Officials say someone is scamming elderly residents into providing cash bonds for jailed relatives. Reports say the person will call the victim, telling them someone will come to their home to collect money. RELATED |OHP sees increa...

 2021-07-30 22:00 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

New lawsuit filed against Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority...

It's been a long three years for Oklahoma's medical marijuana industry. While it's financially exploded, raking in billions of dollars a year, it hasn't come without setbacks and a growing feud between business owners and the industry'...

 2021-07-30 21:53 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OHP sees increase in drivers speeding over 100 mph...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is seeing an increase in drivers ticketed for speeding over 100 mph. According to reports, 1,259 tickets were issued for drivers speeding over 100 mph from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. RELATED |Woman f...

 2021-07-30 21:43 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Woman found dead in pond, 3 arrested says OSBI...

LEFLORE COUNTY (KOKH) - The OSBI is investigating a homicide in LeFlore County after the body of a woman was found in a pond. On July 19, 2021, the Fort Smith, Arkansas Police Department listed 40-year-old Tara Strozier as a missing person. After Strozier...

 2021-07-30 21:21 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Annual 'Capture the Wild' OKC Zoo photo contest returning in August...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - ZOOfriends, is relaunching its annual "Capture the Wild" photo contest during the month of August. Zoo enthusiasts of all ages are encouraged to submit an array of photographs that capture a glimpse of any of the animals, pl...

 2021-07-30 20:40 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Over 3,000 customers without power in Edmond, officials say...

EDMOND (KOKH) - A large power outage is currently impacting customers on the west side of Edmond. Reports say over 3,700 customers are affected by the outage. RELATED |Love triangle leads to death of 21-year-old, police sayThis is a developing story. Trac...

 2021-07-30 20:33 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Norman Music Festival announces live music events in August, September...

NORMAN (KOKH) - After being forced to cancel for two consecutive years due to the ongoing health crisis, the Norman Music Festival is set to return next April. To gear up for that comeback, the Norman Music Alliance will will dust off their amplifiers for...

 2021-07-30 17:50 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma Republican Party compares vaccine mandates to holocaust...

The Oklahoma Republican Party posted Friday asking Oklahomans to call for a special legislative session to address vaccine mandates comparing them to the gold stars Jews wore before being taken to concentration camps. Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell is the acti...

 2021-07-30 17:36 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

EXPLAINER: How Oklahoma evictions might spike after July...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control ...

 2021-07-30 17:19 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Resource Alert extended for Southwest Power Pool due to hot weather...

The Southwestern Power Pool has extended the Resource Alert through 8:00 p. m. Saturday, July 31st. SPP says this does not mean there will be rolling blackouts for any of their customers at this time, however, OG&E along with other power companies can ask...

 2021-07-30 16:20 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OU Regents approve move to SEC...

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) The OU Board of Regents has approved the school's league switch to the SEC. Texas will join OU in the move to the SEC, at this point beginning in 2025. The University of Texas System Board of Regents also approved the conference ch...

 2021-07-30 13:33 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Police: Mother let 12-year-old get pregnant with 24-year-old man's baby...

TULSA, Okla. (WGXA) — An Oklahoma mother is in custody after police say she knew about a sexual relationship between an adult man and her 12-year-old daughter — and even threw her pregnant daughter a baby shower. Police in Tulsa had already ar...

 2021-07-30 10:40 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma's Attorney General urges Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade...

Oklahoma's new Attorney General wants the U. S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. AG John O'Connor joined attorneys general from 23 other states in signing a brief about the issue. It has to do with a case before the Supreme Court right now c...

 2021-07-30 04:11 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Thunder first round selections are in...

The Oklahoma City Thunder selected Josh Giddey with the 6th pick in the 1st round of the NBA Draft. After speculation they would take James Bouknight out of Connecticut or Jonathan Kuminga of the G-League Ignite team, the Thunder took the 6-8 18 year old ...

 2021-07-30 03:13 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Cade Cunningham makes history...

Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham became the first OSU basketball player to be drafted first overall when the Detroit Pistons drafted the 6-8 guard. The last few weeks the Pistons had entertained offers for the number one selection but opted to take Cu...

 2021-07-30 02:41 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Campaign to re-elect Mayor David Holt tops $500,000...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - With candidate filing now just four months away, the campaign to re-elect David Holt as Mayor of Oklahoma City is reporting it has raised the second-highest amount in Oklahoma City electoral history. "Holt for OKC 2022" file...

 2021-07-30 01:01 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Poke-a-Thon: OSU launches incentive program to encourage student vaccination...

STILLWATER (KOKH) - This fall, Oklahoma State University is offering students a lot more. Through the Poke-a-thon campaign, OSU is offering students incentives to get vaccinated for COVID-19, including football tickets, iPads and bursar scholarships total...

 2021-07-30 00:54 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Lawmakers looking at eviction policy as moratorium comes to an end...

A federal moratorium on evictions ends this weekend and that has some worried about a potential surge of filings against people who struggled to pay rent throughout the pandemic. On Monday, there are 87 eviction cases on the docket in Oklahoma County. Tha...

 2021-07-30 00:44 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OKCPS increasing pay for bus drivers...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - OKCPS is giving its bus drivers a pay raise. "This increase in pay will really change the game for us in recruiting and maintaining drivers and will position OKCPS as the leading district in the metro for bus driver pay," sa...

 2021-07-29 23:48 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Officials investigating man's death in Moore...

MOORE (KOKH) - Police are investigating a homicide that occurred in Moore on Wednesday night. Reports say Marquis Hawkins, 24, was killed in the 2800 block of 4th Street. RELATED |Pursuit ends in shootout with police in Stephens County, OSBI investigating...

 2021-07-29 22:43 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Universities offer scholarships, free housing to incentivize vaccinations...

Universities in Oklahoma are the latest groups to offer incentives to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates ahead of students returning for the fall semester. "We want to try to encourage folks as early as we can to go ahead and get it vaccinated," sai...

 2021-07-29 22:30 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

'It is the perfect storm': Oklahoma hospitals face pediatric bed shortage...

Oklahoma hospitals are once again on the brink of a breaking point, but this time we're talking about pediatric patients, and not necessarily COVID. Right now, healthcare workers are in the trenches for reasons unrelated. "At least at Oklahoma Chi...

 2021-07-29 22:05 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

SEC extends membership invitations to OU, Texas...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - The Presidents and Chancellors of the Southeastern Conference have voted unanimously to extend membership invitations to the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas to join the SEC. The meeting was convened after the two ...

 2021-07-29 21:57 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Keeping cool during Oklahoma's heat...

The blistering sun beats down on Oklahoma once again. Summer is in full effect, which means Oklahomans are doing anything right now to stay cool. "You're going to want to stay hydrated," said Major Ron Robertson with the Oklahoma City Fire Dep...

 2021-07-29 21:55 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OESC reviewing Back-to-Work Initiative applications...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - The OESC continues to prioritize reviewing Back-to-Work applications. "We are continuing to review applications for the Back-to-Work Initiative," said Shelley Zumwalt, OESC Executive Director. "The agency has received mo...

 2021-07-29 19:37 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Search continues for missing Caddo County woman at center of Silver Alert...

The search continues for Dawn Sherrill who was last seen on July 21st. Sherrill was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and had surgery which impacts her memory. Officials say she drives a red 2007 Ford F150 with a black tailgate and license plate number...

 2021-07-29 16:50 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Human remains found in Bethany backyard identified as Oklahoma City man...

Bethany Police have identified the human remains found in the backyard of a Bethany home on June 7th as Clifton Taylor, 43. Taylor's body was found in the backyard of a home located on the 6700 block of NW 31st St. Original Story:Human remains found i...

 2021-07-29 16:08 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Tinker AFB requiring masks for all despite vaccination status...

Tinker Air Force Base is requiring all service members, federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. This comes as a direction from the Deputy Secretary of Defense for all areas of substantial...

 2021-07-29 15:59 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Police: Woman torches door, breaks into store, walks off with suitcase full of stolen wigs...

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) A woman was arrested for allegedly stealing a suitcase full of wigs. Tulsa police said Cecelly Draper used a torch to heat up the glass on the front door of the A1 Beauty Supply near 55th and Sheridan, break in, and load up her suitcas...

 2021-07-29 15:51 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OSBI sexual assault, rape kit backlog prompts study of progress...

As Oklahoma continues to see a backlog of sexual assault and rape kits, Democratic Leader Kay Floyd has proposed a study to look into the progress of the backlog. Floyd authored a bill, signed into law in 2019, that addressed the rising backlog by requiri...

 2021-07-29 15:26 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma State recommending masks indoors, vaccinations...

Oklahoma State University is recommending masks indoors in public when social distancing is not possible. The university is also encouraging vaccines for all students, staff, and faculty. RELATED:CDC recommends masks in schools, Oklahoma districts can'...

 2021-07-29 15:12 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Scammer claiming relative has been jailed, requesting bonds targeting older Oklahomans...

Oklahoma City Police are sounding the alarm about a new scam they've received reports of. OKCPD says a scammer is calling older residents with detailed information about one of their relatives and claims the relative has been jailed and needs cash for...

 2021-07-29 14:52 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Early morning walkers find body in Guthrie pond...

Two people out on their early morning walk found a body in the water of a pond near Woodlawn Ave. and Iron Mound Rd. Guthrie PD and Fire were called around 7:05 a. m. and recovered the body of an adult man. Police say there are no obvious signs of foul pl...

 2021-07-29 13:18 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Tulsa Zoo announces birth of cub for International Tiger Day...

For International Tiger Day, the Tulsa Zoo announced the birth of a Malayan tiger cub earlier this month. She was born on July 11 to her mother, Ava, and her father, Tahan, through the zoo's ongoing participation in the Association of Zoos and Aquariu...

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