Emily Akins, KFOR

Emily Akins


Oklahoma City, OK, United States

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Past articles by Emily:

Oklahoma shop owners cleaning up yet again after high winds swept through the metro

“When I got here I was thinking, ‘oh my gosh, it was a tornado!'” said Cheryl Jackson, who owns Cafe Good Eats and Supreme Barber & Style Shop. → Read More

World’s tallest fresh-cut Christmas tree arrives in Oklahoma

“The White House has a 35-foot tree, Rockefeller center has a 75-foot tree, why shouldn’t we have a 140-foot tree in Enid, Oklahoma?!” said Enid Mayor, George Pankonin. → Read More

Oklahoma residents begin major cleanup after overnight storms

“It was like, I used to live in south Florida, it was a hurricane,” said Anadarko resident Tony Mathos, recounting the moment a tornadic storm ripped through parts of town. → Read More

Oklahoma City police investigating after alleged kidnapping leads to short standoff

Police are now investigating after two people were arrested Thursday night for an alleged kidnapping and a short police standoff. → Read More

Police search for suspect who fired shots in southwest Oklahoma City neighborhood

Oklahoma City Police are now investigating after a suspect was caught on camera shooting at least 12 rounds at homes near May and SW 104th. → Read More

“They are very distraught,” Oklahoma family continues search for missing man

Police say it's been over two weeks now since Brent Mack was last seen in Guthrie, near First Street and Cleveland. → Read More

$1,000 stipend gives staff a boost in Oklahoma school district

Each of the 600 full time staff members at Yukon Public Schools will receive that $1,000 stipend, and most part-time staff will receive a prorated amount. → Read More

Planning for next Memorial Marathon underway with only 6 months to go

"We hope by April, we're back at full capacity. We'll continue to watch the numbers and work through that," said Watkins. → Read More

Runners preparing for Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

It’s been over two years since all of these runners have gathered together for OKC’s Memorial Marathon. → Read More

“The Oklahoma Standard is real,” Over 300 Oklahoma families on the receiving end of a food giveaway in Warr Acres

It was a busy day for a group in Warr Acres as volunteers at Victory Church teamed up to giveaway over $200,000 in food and supplies to Oklahoma families in need. → Read More

Tinker Air Force Base warns of dangerous suspect in BOLO notice to employees

A be-on-the-lookout notice was sent out to Tinker Air Force Base employees warning about a potentially dangerous man. → Read More

Thunder open pop-up shop early to help organization caring for foster families

The Oklahoma City Thunder is opening a new pop up shop in Penn Square Mall and they celebrated by hosting a shopping spree. → Read More

Child safe, mother and suspect in custody after Oklahoma Amber Alert

Authorities say two people have been arrested following an Amber Alert Wednesday morning. → Read More

Oklahoma group driving truckloads of supplies to southern Louisiana, in need of more donations

“Whenever the Piedmont tornado hit … the Moore tornado hit …. And how many people just rushed in to help and so we kind of decided to do that,” said Carly McDavid. → Read More

Police investigate after 3 injured in Oklahoma City shooting

Authorities are investigating after three people were injured in a shooting in northwest Oklahoma City. → Read More

Oklahoma City business blames recent uptick in crime as surveillance video catches armed robbery

"As I was washing my car this guy pulled up with a gun and demanded my wallet," said the victim. → Read More

Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board votes 3-1 to commute Julius Jones’ death sentence

The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted 3-1 to commute Julius Jones' death sentence to life in prison with the possibility of parole. → Read More

Oklahoma police chief’s granddaughter born at home with help of another officer

It was quite the team effort in Luther on Friday morning after a local couple called 911. → Read More

New program launched in Oklahoma City aimed at helping and employing panhandlers

It's called "A Better Way," and it aims to employ panhandlers or those experiencing homelessness. → Read More

“Shame on you. I’m struggling too,” Oklahoma man pleading with thieves to bring back family car

An Oklahoma family is on the hunt for an alleged thief after their van and motorcycle were stolen. → Read More