With police shootings in the news of late, it is becoming increasingly clear that compliance in an encounter with law enforcement can mean the difference between life and death. But what are your rights and responsibilities if you are stopped by police?
In the first half of 2016, nine inmates have died at the Oklahoma City jail--more deaths than either of the two previous full years. Jail overcrowding and lack of mental health facilities--notable problems at the jail--could be behind this increase in jail deaths.
An Owasso man with prior convictions for drug possession, auto theft, and attempting to elude adds a first degree murder charge after a second attempt to elude police in a stolen vehicle ends in a fatal crash.
Tulsa jail staff are accused of allowing an inmate with a broken neck to lie on the floor for more than 10 hours before moving him to a medical unit, where they allegedly ignored him for 5 days until he died of dehydration and complications from vertebrospinal injuries.
A woman confronts a teen girl after finding the girl's underwear on her bathroom floor, and allegedly discovers that her boyfriend has been having sex with a 13-year-old. Police arrested the man on first degree rape complaints.
One of the first questions a person facing sex crime conviction asks is, "Will I have to register as a sex offender?" Learn about Oklahoma sex offender registration laws, including which crimes require registration and for how long a person must register as a sex offender in Oklahoma.
A Choctaw Elementary School teacher has resigned amid allegations of involvement in an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old former student. She was arrested this week and charged with two counts of lewd acts with a child under 16.
As a result of the state's budget failure, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services must cut an additional $14 million despite being up to $60 million in lost funding. This will result in the loss of services to 70,000 people, says the agency.