No get-away car needed! A Tulsa bandit hires a taxi-cab to take him to two Tulsa Quik Trip stores to rob the stores overnight.
He first hit the QT on Gilcrease Museum Road just after 1 a.m. this morning. Then, about a half-hour later, the same bandit arrived by taxi at the I-244 and Garnett Quik Trip.
At the Garnett store, an alert customer blocked the taxi with another car until police arrived. The suspect, 35-year-0ld Jonathan Irvin, was taken into custody. The loot from the robberies was found in the taxi.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With six weeks left in the 2014 session, behind-the-scenes negotiations among the House, Senate and governor's office are ramping up on how to plug a $188 million hole in the budget and fund programs for education, public safety and child welfare.
The chairmen of the Republican-controlled House and Senate budget committees have been meeting with Governor Mary Fallin's Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger, along with the fiscal staffs for the three sides.
One person is killed when a Tulsa police officer and a sheriff's deputy shot two people. It took place early this morning. The officers opened fire on a vehicle as it sped toward them. The occupants of the car were apparently fleeing a robbery.
Tulsa Police Officer Leland Ashley says a Tulsa County sheriff's deputy responded to a reported robbery at the El 7 Marez Mexican Cafe just after 1 a.m. The business is located near 21st and South Garnett.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has denied the request by two death row inmates to stop their executions, saying it disagrees with a state Supreme Court ruling that the appellate court is the only one that may issue a stay.
In a 3-2 decision Friday, the Criminal Appeals court denied a request from lawyers for Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner. Lawyers had asked for an emergency stay while other courts sort out the inmates' lawsuit against the state over what they called a "veil of secrecy" surrounding execution protocol.
BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — A preliminary hearing has been set for a woman charged in the 1992 deaths of her grandson's mother, another woman and a 6-year-old girl whose bodies were found last year in a hole dug for a septic tank.
The May 12th hearing was scheduled Friday for Beverly Noe — who has pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 23-year-old Wendy Camp, Camp's 6-year-old daughter Cynthia Britto and Camp's 22-year-old sister-in-law, Lisa Kregear.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen.
The recalled item is sold with a Whole Foods market scale label reading "mini butter croissants" in six-pack plastic containers with a "Best by" date of April 21st through April 23rd. It also has a uniform product code of 2 28719-00499-1 on the scale label.