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Kate Smith


Chattanooga, TN, United States

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Past articles by Kate:

“Who does that?” Barber shop brick bandit targets shops across the metro

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - It was a not-so-Merry Christmas for a metro man. The brick bandit hit six hair salons, and all of the victims say they know exactly who is responsible. → Read More

Mix-up at Midwest City Animal Welfare leaves woman without her cat for Christmas

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (KFOR) - An Oklahoma woman says she is devastated after what she says was a mix-up at a local animal shelter. “He is just like my first baby, they're like children, you know?” said a crying Mykal Bowan. Bowan adopted Chester when he was just 8-weeks-old. → Read More

Crooks steal tools and bombing victim’s keepsakes from local storage unit

LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) - Customers at a Logan County storage facility are raising security questions after a series of break-ins. When Melissa Canales left almost everything she owned inside a Guthrie storage unit, she thought it would all be safe. “The way that they did this was so sneaky," she said. → Read More

Strong wind sends car hood crashing into windshield

MOORE, Okla. - Mother Nature proved today she's not a force to be reckoned with. Junior Chris Bradshaw was on his way to Southmoore High School Monday morning when suddenly... “I was driving down Western and the screws were torn out of the latch from here. → Read More

Elk City mother demanding answers after school nurse doesn’t follow strict instructions

ELK CITY, Okla. - Virginia Hammond left strict instruction for the nurses at Elk City Elementary when she enrolled her son in Pre-K. Five-year-old Bentley has a GI condition and no one is supposed to touch his feeding tube other than his parents and doctor. “It is hard for me. I try not to cry when I see him crying because he is screaming for me and there is nothing I can do,” Virginia said. → Read More

Mysterious saltwater purge causing concerns near Kingfisher-Blaine County line

KINGFISHER COUNTY, Okla. - Saltwater bubbling up from the earth and nobody can figure out where it's coming from. Officials believe it's related to oil and gas operations in the area. → Read More

“It’s just a whole lot of mess,” Family reacts to NE OKC shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY - Authorities say one person was taken to the hospital following a shooting on Wednesday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, emergency crews were called to a reported shooting near N.E. 17th and Bryant in Oklahoma City. → Read More

Reminder: no weapons allowed inside fairgrounds

OKLAHOMA CITY - It is a sure sign that summer is winding down: the Oklahoma State Fair kicked off its 112th year Thursday morning. Whether it's gun rights or gun control, a lot of people are talking about firearms these days. → Read More

Friends, former students remember life and legacy of Thelma Parks

OKLAHOMA CITY - Thelma Parks died Wednesday morning at 96 years old. She served the Oklahoma City Public School District for 54 years and is well known for her civil rights activism. A life well-lived. “She was a mentor, she trained young people. → Read More

Teacher, nurse save mom during student drop off

PUTNAM CITY, Okla. - Amber Belshe was dropping off her daughter at D.D. Kirkland Elementary School when something went terribly wrong. “Panic, just panic. I could feel it stuck in my throat and I knew I couldn`t breathe,” said Belshe. Terrifying moments for this Putnam City mom during Monday’s school drop-off. → Read More

“He was my best friend,” Family identifies man killed in Del City shooting

DEL CITY, Okla. – A man is dead following a shooting in Del City on Friday. What happened inside the Smith Village home, left investigators putting together the pieces late into Friday evening. Neighbors outside watching it all unfold. “We heard there`s been a shooting. → Read More

AR-15 raffle at Union City Loves for charity causing mixed reactions

UNION CITY, Okla. - Candy, cookies, and an AR-15 - a charity fundraiser is baking up trouble in one Oklahoma town. A Canadian County woman said she's appalled seeing an AR-15 being raffled off inside a Loves Travel Stop in Union City. She says she was compelled to question the store manager's decision, but when she confronted the store, she was asked to leave and told never to come back. → Read More

Norman father says 7-year-old son was kicked off baseball team after being racially bullied

NORMAN, Okla. - A Norman father says his 7-year-old son was kicked off his youth baseball team for being bi-racial. Nick Simon says his son has always been taught to be respectful, but after weeks of harassment, the 7-year-old decided to defend himself and shoved the kids bullying him. The game Nick Simon’s son loves now causing heartache. → Read More

Thousands still without power 24 hours after storm

GUTHRIE, Okla. - OG&E said at their peak 117,000 people were without power after Monday night’s storm. That number down to just over 49,000 Tuesday evening. OG&E said they are still assessing the damages. They don't know how long it will take to restore power, but they have recruited people from out of state to assist in recovery efforts. → Read More

Permitless Carry goes into effect on November 1; some Oklahomans want to vote on it

OKLAHOMA CITY - The petition to block Permitless Carry gained a big signature Thursday. Tweeting a photo, Mayor David Holt showed his support for the public vote. Saying in part, "Regardless of your stance, a vote settles the debate." Earlier this month, Democratic State Representative Jason Lowe filed a referendum petition to gather signatures and block the bill from going into effect. → Read More

Woman may have died after walking away from nursing home

CORDELL, Okla. - The relentless heat may be to blame for the death of an elderly nursing home resident. Around 3 p.m. Monday, people were notified of the missing resident at the Cordell Christian Home. Moments later, the woman was found dead in a back alley. → Read More

Local EMS team takes sick Chicago woman home to family

DEL CITY, Okla. - She was 800 miles from home when she was rushed to the emergency room. The 24-year-old laid stuck in a hospital bed for weeks while her family in Chicago were worried sick about how to get her back home from the Sooner State. The 24-year-old spent weeks on life support in the ICU. The entire time, her family praying to get her home, when Samaritan EMS answered. → Read More

Hepatitis A cases continue to rise in Hamilton County

There have been 55 cases of Hepatitis A reported in Hamilton County. This time last year, the county had zero. → Read More

UPDATE: EPB warns customers of scam

EPB said imposters are threatening customers that they will turn off their power if they don't pay. → Read More

Parents worried over poor conditions inside Polk County School

Doctor Jones said the ceiling will be replaced and finished by the time students return in December. → Read More