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Families struggle for help as mental illness takes its toll

By the time an incoherent William Matthew Stick walked into All Soul’s Unitarian Church with his mother’s blood on his jeans, he had already waited a month for a mental health appointment.

During a psychotic break in October 2012, the then 20-year-old hid behind a refrigerator before lunging at his mother with a knife that he then thrust into her chest. Stick believed he was in the midst of the apocalypse and thought he was freeing Veronica Stick from demonic possession. Part of the delusion was that the knife was imbued with magic.

Former OHP trooper ordered to trial in rape case

SAPULPA — Eric Roberts, a former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who was arrested and charged last year with a series of on-duty rapes was bound over for trial Friday on one of the three cases he faces.

Testimony was given by the alleged victim in the first case filed against Roberts, which alleges he pulled a woman over last July in Tulsa County, eventually driving her to a secluded location where he ordered her to perform a sexual act.

Former OHP trooper ordered to trial in rape case

SAPULPA — Eric Roberts, a former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who was arrested and charged last year with a series of on-duty rapes was bound over for trial Friday on one of the three cases he faces.

Testimony was given by the alleged victim in the first case filed against Roberts, which alleges he pulled a woman over last July in Tulsa County, eventually driving her to a secluded location where he ordered her to perform a sexual act.

Draft proposal for low-water dams approved

The Tulsa City Council’s Arkansas River Infrastructure Task Force this morning agreed on a $298 million proposal to build and/or overhaul four low-water dams in the Arkansas River.

The dams would be built and/or renovated in Sand Springs, Tulsa (Zink Dam), Jenks and Bixby.