Ian Smith, KFOR

Ian Smith


Oklahoma City, OK, United States

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Past articles by Ian:

Local good Samaritan saves teen from burning vehicle

OKLAHOMA CITY – A teen is alive after a good Samaritan pulled him from a burning SUV. “I asked if he was hurt and is he okay. And then he said your son has been in a serious car accident,” said Pastor Mark Sinor. Sinor’s son, Micah, lost control and hit another car in the rain. The accident happened along Waterloo Road just east of Penn late at night. → Read More

Southwest Oklahoma experiences heavy snowfall

ELGIN, Okla. - Heavy snow blanketed portions of the Sooner State on Thursday. Comanche County was especially hard hit, where several inches fell over the course of the afternoon and evening. "Unfortunately, we’ve had anything from severe injuries to also vehicles just sliding off the road," said Trooper Tyrone Dixon with Oklahoma Highway Patrol. → Read More

Multiple drivers complaining after they say someone loosened the lug nuts on their wheels

NOBLE, Okla. - “Thank God we’ve taught her to pay attention to her car. She’s only been driving six months," said a woman who didn't want to be identified for safety reasons. → Read More

Interstate shut down while OKCPD arrests carjackers

OKLAHOMA CITY - Police were forced to shut down northbound I-44 near SW 29th St. in Oklahoma City around 2 p.m. in order to arrest alleged carjackers. The suspects apparently stole a woman`s car and tried to get away on the freeway. Fortunately, police just happened to be in the area. → Read More

Fire destroys N.W. OKC home

OKLAHOMA CITY - A large house fire destroyed a metro family's home Saturday evening. It happened along Silvermoon Drive near N.W. 122 and County Line. “There was just huge flames coming up from the house across the street. Probably above the roof. It was big," said neighbor Colton Hale. → Read More

Metro toddler saved by family after nearly drowning in backyard pool

EDMOND, Okla. - A metro toddler nearly died after he fell into the family's swimming pool. Paul Makanya says his family was putting up Christmas lights on the house and there was easy access to the backyard. → Read More

Local act of kindness turns into criminal investigation

OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say a suspect repaid an act of kindness with an act of theft. Investigators say a man walked into a tire shop near S.W. 8th and Morgan road and told workers that he needed a new tire but didn’t have any money. → Read More

Driver resigns, monitor suspended after child with disability left on Oklahoma bus

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - A school bus driver has resigned and a bus monitor has been suspended after an 7-year-old girl was left alone on the Oklahoma bus while confined to her wheelchair. → Read More

Oklahoma high school basketball game ends in brawl

PONCA CITY, Okla. - Officials are investigating after a fight broke out at a basketball game. It happened Tuesday night when the Ponca City High School girls basketball team played Tulsa East Central. → Read More

New details released in deaths of Oklahoma couple

WAUKOMIS, Okla. - Police said a couple that was found dead over the summer in a burned Oklahoma home were husband and wife. Investigators said it was a murder-suicide case and have identified the couple as Rusty Dean Hurst and Stephanie Rae Hurst. Authorities said police went to the home after Stephanie’s mother didn’t hear from her for several days. → Read More

Snow blankets parts of Oklahoma

ELGIN, Okla. - Snow blanketed parts of the Sooner State on Saturday. Elgin saw a few inches of snow as the storm moved through. "Trying to keep the driveway from freezing up and shoveling the snow out of the driveway so people and myself can actually drive through it," said resident Bobby Floyd. → Read More

Thieves target small volunteer fire department

ELGIN, Okla. - A small fire department is without critical gear after crooks broke in through the door. It happened at the Porter Hill fire station. "We just can’t afford it. We don’t have the money for it," said Calvin Nickell with the fire department. → Read More

Residents worried about new drilling site in Yukon

YUKON, Okla. - People near S.W. 29th and Czech Hall are worried a new well could shake up their lives. Resident Glenn Benedict said Roan Resources is planning to set up a drilling site across the street from his house. He's afraid of earthquakes. "Absolutely. → Read More

Friend remembers Guthrie teen who died in apartment fire

GUTHRIE, Okla. - Caden Cearley will never forget the night he lost his friend, Saul Bernal. The two were inseparable. "I'm upset, you know? I wish he was still here. He's that person," said Cearley about Bernal. "More like a brother. Not really a best friend, more like a brother. → Read More

Convicted murder who escaped from jail has prior convictions

STILLWATER, Okla. - Patrick Walker, who escaped from the Payne County Jail on Thursday, is still on the run and his troubled past follows him. In 2001, Walker was charged with robbery with a firearm. However that was dismissed. → Read More

Caught on camera: Suspect steals packages from metro home

OKLAHOMA CITY - A metro family is furious after a man was caught stealing packages from their front porch. “I could not believe it. I just couldn’t and I knew I had packages," said Lisa Dixon. Dixon ordered several packages on line but now they are gone. → Read More

Northeast Oklahoma City store left in the cold?

OKLAHOMA CITY – A local pastor said conditions inside a metro Dollar Tree store are deplorable. And, he took to Facebook to let the world know. “I got to sound the trumpet and let it be known that we’re not going to stand idly by. → Read More

Purcell Police save the life of overdosing teen

PURCELL, Okla. - A teen is alive after police say he overdosed on opioids while traveling on I-35 on Thanksgiving. Officers arrived to find the 19-year-old man unconscious next to the SUV. “Breathe! Breathe!,” people can be heard saying. “Has he taken anything?,” an officer can be heard asking the people who were traveling with the teen. → Read More

Oklahoma crews battle grass fires across the state

OKLAHOMA CITY - Heavy rain earlier in the year lead to a lot of growth in Oklahoma, but now that the first frost has already arrived, a lot of this grass and vegetation is dead. Fuel for the fire. → Read More

Family feud ends in trip to the hospital

OKLAHOMA CITY – A woman was rolled off on a stretcher and a man carted off to jail after a family brawl on Black Friday. It happened near S.E. 55th and Sunnylane. Police say a husband and wife got in a fight over other women. → Read More