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Past articles by Kristen:

“He tried to grab my arm,” Oklahoma woman wakes up to man standing over her, family

OKLAHOMA CITY - Samantha Pringle says she's traumatized. "I can't even walk into my bedroom without shaking," she said. She says she woke up early Tuesday morning to a man standing over her, her husband and 1-year-old baby boy as they slept. → Read More

Metro man accused of faking cancer to raise money

OKLAHOMA CITY - Alodis Reynolds Jr., better known as “Al,” is accused of raising more than $60,000 dollars by pretending to have Leukemia. According to court documents, he told his family and friends he was undergoing treatment at the Stephenson Cancer Center. His, then, fiancé set up a gofundme page. → Read More

High winds cause unusual damage in Del City

DEL CITY, Okla. - High winds left behind a bizarre scene in Del City Friday. Tornado survivor Donna Elledge knows mother nature does not mess around. So, after the storm passed she went outside to inspect and see if there was any damage. → Read More

“David was there to fight,” Logan County Sheriff reacts to fallen deputy’s body cam footage

Warning: Some viewers may find this video disturbing. LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. - Newly released body camera footage shows the moments leading up to Logan County Deputy David Wade’s life. The footage has been extremely difficult for his brothers in uniform to watch. → Read More

“He’ll be in our hearts forever,” Friends remember fallen Logan County deputy

LOGAN COUNTY - A memorial for fallen Deputy David Wade continues to grow outside the Logan County Sheriff's Office. "He was always there and now he’s gone, but he’ll be in our hearts forever,” Dustin Lozer told NewsChannel 4, as he dropped off flowers in honor of his late friend. The 40-year-old was more than just a deputy. → Read More

Human remains discovered in McClain County

MCCLAIN COUNTY, Okla. - The McClain County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a human jaw was found along the Canadian River near Wayne. Joe Don Harper made the discovery while looking for arrowheads. “I had two buddies with me," Harper said. → Read More

“The people are really scared here,” Metro neighborhood terrorized by thieves

WARR ACRES, Okla. - A Warr Acres neighborhood is on edge after thieves have targeted residents a number of times. "My mother's scared to death. The people are really scared here. You know, they're afraid of what he could or might do," Tom Clark said. → Read More

Dogs accused of killing woman being held as evidence

OKLAHOMA CITY - The dogs that are said to have killed an 82-year-old woman are being held as evidence. Cecille Short and her small dog were attacked and killed by two pit bull mixes during their daily walk. → Read More

Sen. Lankford holds town hall meetings during break

OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Senator James Lankford is meeting with his constituents during Easter break. During a town hall meeting Monday in Oklahoma City, some directed heated comments and questions toward him. Others calmly asked about what is really going on at Capitol Hill. → Read More

“She was wonderful,” Neighbors remember woman attacked, killed by dogs

OKLAHOMA CITY - Anyone who knew Cecille Short, can't say a bad thing about her. "She was loving and such a good good Christian," said Betty Wilmoth. "The kind of personality she had was like, last Christmas she made pumpkin bread and she put it in everybody, all her friend's mailbox for Christmas. She did things like that." → Read More

Woman, 2 dogs killed during dog attack in northwest Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY - It was a tragic and heartbreaking scene in a northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood Thursday afternoon. A woman and her dog were killed when they were mauled by a pitbull and another large dog just before 2 p.m. Officials told NewsChannel 4, when they first got to the scene, they could not get to the woman fast enough. → Read More

Oklahoma soccer coach accused of sexting 14-year-old

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. - A soccer coach is accused of sexting one of his soccer players. Pauls Valley police say Stephen Johnson, 38, was having inappropriate conversations with a 14-year-old girl through text messages. → Read More

Residents fear possible Oklahoma City school closures could affect property values

OKLAHOMA CITY - Many who live in the Plaza District call Gatewood Elementary the heartbeat of the community. "It really is at the heart of our neighborhood," Parent Tricia Graham said. That is why parents are not the only ones concerned about the possibility of the school closing. → Read More

Copper thefts causing safety issue on Oklahoma highways

OKLAHOMA CITY - If you take I-40 near downtown Oklahoma City, or drive along the west end of OKC Boulevard at night, you may notice your drive is a little darker. → Read More

Tecumseh going ‘blue’ for fallen officer

TECUMSEH, Okla. - Tecumseh is going blue for Officer Justin Terney who was killed after a gun exchange Sunday night. Residents are being asked to light blue lights in his memory. “It's crazy to think that he's gone, you know,” said Brady Skillings, a Tecumseh firefighter. → Read More

Speed limit confusion on new metro roadway

OKLAHOMA CITY - There is a speed limit mix up that is confusing drivers who take westbound Oklahoma City Boulevard. Hundreds of drivers may have not noticed it, but at least one woman did. "I was a little bit confused,” Tanae Frost said. “I thought I didn't see this right. → Read More

New type of skimming device found at metro gas pump

PURCELL, Okla. - A newer type of credit card skimmer was recently found at a gas station in Purcell. Usually skimming devices are found over card readers on the outside of gas pumps, but this one was found inside the pump’s wiring system. → Read More

“I was shocked,” Oklahoma pastor’s daughter arrested for allegedly molesting 10-year-old boy

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. - The daughter of an Oklahoma pastor is accused of sexually molesting a young boy. Stormy Kristen Ledbetter is charged with Lewd Acts to a Child Under 16 and Forcible Oral Sodomy. “I was shocked. I was shocked. I`ve known Kristen awhile and, you know, the accusations are hard accusations,” Pastor Bruce Ford, a family friend, said. → Read More

“I am extremely disappointed,” Metro man claims Craigslist movers stole $18,000 during move

OKLAHOMA - It was supposed to be a quick move, but a local man said he was conned and is now out thousands of dollars after using a popular classified ad site. "I'm that kind of person, that I trust everybody too much," said Harvey Kirkes. Kirkes said his trust is what got him in trouble. → Read More

Oklahoma City restaurant’s transgender bathroom sign causing controversy

OKLAHOMA CITY - A controversial sign at a popular metro restaurant is raising eyebrows and concerns. For about 10 months, a sign has been posted at the Steak and Catfish Barn that tells patrons they do not have a transgender bathroom “so don’t be caught in the wrong one. → Read More