Bill that toughens rape charge in Oklahoma approved unanimously

Bill that toughens rape charge in Oklahoma approved unanimously

OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill that would make the state’s rape laws tougher following a case that made headlines around the world is headed to the governor’s desk. Last year, prosecutors said a 17-year-old boy in Tulsa forced a heavily intoxicated girl to perform oral sex on him after the two had been drinking at a park. The boy claimed the girl consented, but she said she couldn’t remember anything after leaving the park. A judge dismissed the case, saying, under current law, […]






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See which areas of Northwest Austin will have street maintenance performed this year

See which areas of Northwest Austin will have street maintenance performed this year

Spring is here and that means the city of Austin will be completing street maintenance through September. A number of streets in Northwest Austin will see road work, including several streets in the Milwood neighborhood and streets near Parmer Lane, Metric Boulevard, Braker Lane, Great Hills Trail and Lamar Boulevard as well as in some neighborhoods near Spicewood Springs Road. The city performs five types of street maintenance, including sealcoat, which involves spraying a thin layer of asphalt and water followed by a layer of small gravel to waterproof the street.

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Police identify woman found dead in Tulsa dumpster

Police identify woman found dead in Tulsa dumpster

TULSA, Okla. – Authorities in Tulsa are still investigating after a woman’s body was discovered in a dumpster in Tulsa earlier this week. Officials say the body was found in a dumpster behind Las Americas restaurant, located along 3rd and Zunis, around 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Investigators say they believe foul play was involved in her death. Authorities say they found a pool of blood behind the restaurant and a trail of blood leading to the dumpster. Police identified the victim […]






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United’s latest headache is a 3-foot-long dead rabbit

United’s latest headache is a 3-foot-long dead rabbit

United Airlines’ latest headache is a 3-foot-long one: A giant rabbit traveling from London Heathrow to Chicago’s O’Hare was found dead in the cargo hold upon arrival, though his owner tells the Sun a pre-flight vet’s check revealed Simon was “fit as a fiddle. Something very strange has happened and I want to know what,” says Annette Edwards. “I’ve sent rabbits all around the world and nothing like this has happened before.” Things like this do happen, though, but rarely, […]






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Police looking to identify man who reportedly shot at S.W. Oklahoma City home multiple times

Police looking to identify man who reportedly shot at S.W

OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are looking to a question a man in connection to a shooting in southwest Oklahoma City. Around 7:50 a.m. on April 14th, a woman was inside her home in the 900 block of S.W. 35th when she heard gunshots hitting the house. Police later reviewed surveillance video from the home that showed a Hispanic man wearing a black hat with white lettering, a white shirt, blue jeans, a black jacket and dark shoes walking in front of the […]






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