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 2021-09-13 15:26 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Four arrested for shootout in OKC...

Oklahoma City police officers received several calls of a gunfight happening at SE 54th and Chad Rd. When officers arrived, there was a vehicle was abandoned in the street with shell casings surrounding a blood trail. There was evidence that at least one ...

 2021-09-13 15:06 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Man arrested for public drunkenness dies in custody...

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking in to an in-custody death that occurred recently. A full OSBI investigation has started after a man in custody of the Clinton Police Department, 37-year-old Butch Herndon died. RELATED:Commutation hear...

 2021-09-13 12:11 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Commutation hearing for Julius Jones begins...

Death row inmate Julius Jones will face the second phase of his commutation hearing on Monday. The Pardon and Parole Board will be at the Kate Barnard Community Correction Center. Last week, District Attorney David Prater argued in court that two parole b...

 2021-09-13 02:20 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Advocates of opioid addiction prevention are speaking out against drug companies...

Oklahoma City, Okla. (KOKH) — Drug prevention organizations are speaking out after a few drug companies in the center of the opioid epidemic are moving forward on settlements to avoid future lawsuits from victims. While it's easy to get caught u...

 2021-09-12 22:12 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Fire crews tackle 2 burning homes in north Oklahoma City...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - Firefighters are responding to two homes on fire in north Oklahoma City on Sunday afternoon. Responders arrived on scene in the 13th block of NE 66th St to two next-door houses on fire. RELATED |Oklahoma firefighters and law enforce...

 2021-09-12 02:03 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

The soul bowl battle off and on the field...

OKLAHOMA City, Okla. (KOKH) -- The rivalry is front and center at the annual soul bowl classic. The Millwood Falcons and the Douglas Trojans competed on the field but also on getting fans to take the jab. A vaccination clinic was set up by the Oklahoma ci...

 2021-09-12 01:52 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

The Libertarian party pushback against Biden's vaccine mandates...

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KOKH) -- The Oklahoma libertarian party protested at the federal building downtown against President Biden's new vaccine mandates. They say their reasons are not political but an issue with American freedom. The party has launche...

 2021-09-12 01:42 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

3 injured in rolling car shootout...

OKLAHOMA City, Okla. (KOKH) -- Oklahoma city police are investigating a shootout between two cars in southeast Oklahoma City. According to police, two vehicles shot at each other along the 5400 block of Chad Rd. The first person was taken to the hospital ...

 2021-09-11 19:39 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma firefighters and law enforcement officers climb in memory of 9/11 victims...

Oklahoma City, Okla. (KOKH) — On the 20th anniversary of a tragedy that shook this county to its core, firefighters and law enforcement officers across Oklahoma climbed the bleachers of the Moses F. Miller Stadium. The first responders climbed 110 f...

 2021-09-11 17:29 

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 |Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon to require proof of vaccination or nega...

 2021-09-11 01:37 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OSDH ICU bed capacity data much different than what metro hospitals are reporting...

For the past few weeks, Oklahomans have been receiving mixed messages on ICU bed capacity from the state and metro hospitals. "Ultimately, we would all love in the state of Oklahoma if we had real-time data availability, but that simply is not the cas...

 2021-09-11 01:37 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OSDH ICU bed capacity data much different than what metro hospitals are reporting...

For the past few weeks, Oklahomans have been receiving mixed messages on ICU bed capacity from the state and metro hospitals. "Ultimately, we would all love in the state of Oklahoma if we had real-time data availability, but that simply is not the cas...

 2021-09-10 21:41 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Game day traffic, parking information for OU - WCU game...

NORMAN (KOKH) - The Norman Police Department has sent out information regarding road conditions and traveling advice for people in Norman on Saturday, Sept. 11. Norman Police Department informed that all I-35 interchanges will be open come gameday. Motori...

 2021-09-10 20:07 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Mustang, Yukon school districts change COVID-19 quarantine protocol for students...

YUKON, Okla. (KOKH) - The Oklahoma State Health Department recently updated its quarantine guidance this week. Now, several school districts are following suit. On Wednesday, the Bethany Public School board voted to end mandatory quarantines for students ...

 2021-09-10 19:44 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Police body cam released, shootout with suspect...

The police body cam footage showing Sergeant Richards being shot at by suspect, Aaron Sayre, has been released to the public. On Monday, Richards saw a car speeding excessively. When he went to pull the vehicle over, the vehicle failed to stop. ORIGINAL:O...

 2021-09-10 19:40 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Hospitals start to issue rapid tests sparingly as supply shortage hits Oklahoma...

Some Oklahoma hospitals are reporting they don't have enough rapid COVID-19 test to keep up the skyrocketing demand. This is all thanks to a nationwide supply shortage. "We're asking hospitals to be selective in their utilization of rapid test...

 2021-09-10 16:50 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

New pesticide for farmers to aid against feral hogs...

A new pesticide has been made available to farmers as an aid in the fight against feral hogs. It's called HogStop Oral Contraceptive Formulation, and it claims to decrease the fertility of male feral hogs by reducing sperm count. The male feral hog...

 2021-09-10 16:21 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Yukon police finds reported stolen vehicle, suspect flees the scene...

A Yukon police officer noticed a Chevrolet pick-up parked on the southeast corner of Kohl's in front of the emergency exit doors. The officer went to look at the vehicle since it isn't common for someone to park there. After a vehicle check, the o...

 2021-09-10 16:06 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Luther Police Department help deliver police chief's granddaughter...

Luther Police Department expects all sorts of calls to come in due to being located in a small town. However, early this morning, the department got a very special call. LPD received a call from Chief Leafty's daughter, who was in active labor. Office...

 2021-09-10 15:15 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

West Nile discovered in Oklahoma County...

Oklahoma City (KOKH) The Oklahoma City County Health department has discovered West Nile in the area. In a press release the city county health department reports their mosquito control program has found mosquitoes that have tested positive for the virus....

 2021-09-10 15:02 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Big 12 invites four new schools to the conference...

Irving, Texas (KOKH) The Big 12 Conference has officially invited four universities to join their ranks. Oklahoma State University sent out a press release stating they have accepted the applications for membership to Brigham Young University, University ...

 2021-09-10 12:16 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Hearing involving two Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board happening Friday...

The Oklahoma State Supreme Court is holding a hearing on Oklahoma District Attorney David Prater's recent injunctions. Prater is asking to remove twoOklahoma Pardon and Parole Board members from the Julius Jones commutation hearing. Adam Luck and Kell...

 2021-09-10 04:08 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Another Edmond school board meeting packed with parents, an hour of pandemic policy debate...

Another Edmond school board meeting was packed with parents Thursday night. However, the still fierce pandemic policy debate was much more civil than what was displayed two weeks ago. During which, several parents yelled at school board members, calling t...

 2021-09-10 03:13 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

2 shot in northwest Oklahoma City, police investigating...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - Police are investigating a shooting in northwest Oklahoma City on Thursday night. Reports say two people were shot in the 1500 block of NW 1st Street. RELATED |Practice grenade found in Guthrie student's backpack on school prope...

 2021-09-10 01:44 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma State Fair hosting vaccine clinic...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - After taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oklahoma State Fair is back and will be open to the public. Passport Health will be hosting a vaccine clinic in the Bennett Event Center during the fair. RELATED |Governor St...

 2021-09-10 01:39 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Senator James Lankford tours business that can build portable border wall fencing...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - Border crossings reached a 21-year high in July on the United States' southern border. It's something Senator James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, doesn't want people to forget. On Thursday, Sen. Lankford toured Redhawk Construct...

 2021-09-10 00:41 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Ponca City school board approves mask mandate, offers opt-out options...

PONCA CITY (KOKH) - The Ponca City Public Schools' Board of Education has voted unanimously to approve a temporary mask mandate for anyone entering the district's indoor facilities. There is an opt-out provision for medical reasons, religious reas...

 2021-09-10 00:10 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OKC Chamber: About 12 percent of businesses surveyed are requiring COVID-19 vaccine...

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber recently surveyed about 500 companies in the area about the COVID-19 vaccine. It says about 12 percent of them are currently requiring vaccines, 67 percent decided not to and the rest haven't decided. Right now, the c...

 2021-09-09 22:38 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Mu variant detected in Oklahoma, 13 cases reported by State Department of Health...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - While the Delta variant of COVID-19 remains the dominant variant in Oklahoma and across the United States, state health officials have recorded the first known cases of the Mu variant. On Thursday, the State Department of Health ann...

 2021-09-09 22:11 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

University of Oklahoma 'assessing impact' of President Biden's vaccine mandate...

NORMAN, Okla. (KOKH) - Vaccine mandates could be headed to Oklahoma businesses with 100 or more employees after a recent announcement made by President Joe Biden. The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been ...

 2021-09-09 22:02 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Why some people are willing to let insurance companies track them...

We live in a divided world when it comes to technology tracking us, but it turns out that one thing can suddenly make people much more comfortable with some level of tracking. It all comes down to money, and how much less you'd have to pay if you let ...

 2021-09-09 21:44 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Governor Stitt, Oklahoma lawmakers fire back at President Biden's vaccine mandate plan...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - President Biden continues to push for more vaccines in America. In an address Thursday, President Biden announced 80 million Americans remain unvaccinated. In an effort to get more people vaccinated, he's directing the Departmen...

 2021-09-09 21:14 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OBN, OMMA, local law enforcement join forces to bust illegal marijuana operations...

Law enforcement across the state has joined teams with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) and the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana authority to target illegal marijuana growing operations. In the past two days, OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward reported that two ...

 2021-09-09 20:41 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Court asked to stop pardon and parole members from hearing Julius Jones case...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater is asking the State Supreme Court to step in and disqualify two members on the Pardon and Parole board from hearing the Julius Jones commutation hearing set for next week. In court docu...

 2021-09-09 20:39 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Muskogee man facing federal charges for rioting at Okmulgee County Jail...

A Muskogee man and eight other inmates are facing federal charges for rioting at a jail in Okmulgee County. Prosecutors said 38-year-old Jason Rowan plead guilty to participating in a riot that lasted nearly two and a half hours back in April. Rowan's...

 2021-09-09 20:03 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Bethany School Board votes to keep existing 'no quarantine' policy...

During Tuesday night's Bethany School Board meeting, board members took a closer look at the district's quarantine policy. In a 3-2 vote, the board decided not to make any changes to their Safe Return and Continuity Plan, which states that the dis...

 2021-09-09 19:53 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Practice grenade found in Guthrie student's backpack on school property...

An administrator at the Guthrie Junior High School located what he believed to be a non-functioning, military rifle practice grenade in a student's backpack. Guthrie Police Department was notified and the grenade was removed from the school. RELATED:D...

 2021-09-09 19:44 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

State plans to appeal judge's injunction over Senate Bill 658...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - The state filed an appeal to a temporary injunction that lets school districts issue mask mandates. The Attorney General's office says the injunction by Judge Natalie Mai was made in error because the Legislature has power over ...

 2021-09-09 19:30 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma state lawmaker hospitalized with COVID-19...

MADILL, Okla. (KOKH) - The Daily Ardmoreite, a newspaper in Ardmore, reported on Thursday that Rep. Tommy Hardin (R-Madill) had been hospitalized with COVID-19. No other details about his condition are known at this time, according to the paper. A call in...

 2021-09-09 19:29 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OSDE taps into federal relief fund to provide free ACT/SAT/PSAT testing for students...

The Oklahoma State Department of Education has invested $2. 5 million to give students ample opportunities to take the ACT and SAT this fall. OSDE is using a portion of its federal relief funding to provide public school sophomores, juniors and seniors op...

 2021-09-09 18:03 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Gov. Stitt declares September a month to remember fallen military heroes...

Governor Stitt announced that he has declared the month of September as Gold Star Family Month within the state of Oklahoma. The Gold Star recognition honors those who have lost a family member in active service with the United States Armed Forces. RELATE...

 2021-09-09 17:35 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Police seek public's help locating driver of a hit-and-run incident...

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle this weekend. The vehicle fled the scene. The pictured vehicle is believed to have been involved. Police believe it's a mid-2000's model, two-door Ford F-150 with wooden panels along the bed side and chrome run...

 2021-09-09 17:11 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

UPS to hire 1,400 in anticipation for holiday season...

United Parcel Service announced that the company expects to hire nearly 1,400 employees to support in the anticipated annual increase in package volume. Nationally, UPS expects to hire over 100,000 seasonal employees. UPS is hiring for package car drivers...

 2021-09-09 16:45 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Le Flore County crash claims lives of 2 teens...

Two teenage girls died after a crash in Le Flore County Monday night. Troopers say the crash happened just after 9 p. m. on Conser Road just west of Hodgen. A 17-year-old girl from Wister was pronounced dead at the scene, and a 15-year-old girl from Wiste...

 2021-09-09 15:46 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Man creates OU football field in his backyard...

There's Owen Field, and then there's "Owen's Field. " Owen Pickard replicated the University of Oklahoma's historic football field in his backyard in Blanchard. "There's a little Sooner magic in getting that done," Pick...

 2021-09-09 15:40 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Sand Springs animal shelter 'desperate' for people to foster, adopt...

Sand Springs Animal Welfare says its shelter is at capacity. In a post to social media, officials say they're also desperate for foster homes for kittens that aren't big enough for adoption. The shelter said there are a lot of dogs and cats lookin...

 2021-09-09 15:10 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Former Mid-Del Schools employee charged for alleged use of students to make porn...

Greg Allen Henke, 40, a former employee at Highland Park Elementary School in Mid-Del, has new charges being pressed against him for allegedly using two students to produce child pornography. According to the FBI, Greg Allen Henke, 40, was originally take...

 2021-09-09 14:34 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

McKnight Center COVID precautions for their upcoming shows...

The McKnight Center has announced that any shows or concerts this season may require a combination of COVID requirements. They said requirements will be set by the performing artist, whether it be requiring a face mask, proof of vaccination or a negative ...

 2021-09-09 14:21 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Substitute teachers to get pay raise in Yukon...

Yukon Public Schools announced they will be increasing the pay rate for substitute teachers within the district. "We wanted to do something that would reward our hardworking guest teachers, as well as incentivize others to become a part of our school ...

 2021-09-09 01:18 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Death row inmate lawyers argue execution date delay still not long enough...

The rush to resume executions in Oklahoma is seeing yet another setback. On Wednesday, the Attorney General was forced to push back his requested execution dates for seven death row inmates based on the requirement to give a 35-day notice before any execu...

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