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Tulsa County jail records show the police officer charged with manslaughter in last week's shooting death of an unarmed black man surrendered to authorities early Friday morning.

Officer Betty Shelby was arrested at 1:00 a.m., booked at 1:11 a.m., and released at 1:31 a.m. after posting $50,000 bond.

Headlines for Friday, September 23, 2016:

  • Prosecutors file felony charges against a Tulsa police officer involved in the shooting death of an unarmed black man. (KOSU)

  • TPD makes changes to keep police safe after Crutcher shooting. (Tulsa World)

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Prosecutors filed felony charges Thursday against a Tulsa police officer involved in the shooting death of an unarmed black man. The charges come less than a week after Terence Crutcher was shot Friday.

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Betty Shelby, the Tulsa Police Department officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher, is being charged with first-degree manslaughter in the case, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler says.

Kunzweiler announced the charge Thursday afternoon, six days after Crutcher died in a controversial encounter that was captured on video by a police helicopter camera and dashboard cameras.

Headlines for Thursday, September 22, 2016:

  • Hundreds of people gather to mourn the death of Terence Crutcher. (Tulsa World)

  • The Reverend Al Sharpton plans to attend a rally in Tulsa on Tuesday. (News on 6)

The Miles Against Melanoma Oklahoma Foundation is holding its third annual 5K and one mile fun run a week from Saturday. 

Founder Ashley Watts who lost her 19-year-old sister to skin cancer says it’s still a very serious disease.

"One in five Oklahomans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. It's a staggering statistic. Skin cancer has become one of the most common cancers for people in their 20s."

Watts admits she got some ribbing about not having a night time race, but she says this isn’t about avoiding the sun.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller won't face criminal charges for allegedly using taxpayer funds to obtain a "Jesus shot" in Oklahoma.

The Texas Department of Public Safety investigated the Republican for possible abuse of power. In a memo released Tuesday, prosecutors said they had determined "criminal intent would be difficult to prove."

The Houston Chronicle reported in March that Miller used taxpayer money to travel to Oklahoma last year to apparently receive a "Jesus shot," an anti-inflammatory injection meant to reduce chronic pain.

Headlines for Wednesday, September 21, 2016:

  • Tulsa Police say Crutcher was reaching into his car when he was fatally shot. (Tulsa World)

  • The oil and gas slump is impacting Oklahoma’s hotel industry. (Journal Record)

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Oklahoma’s Department of Public Safety is joining in the National Child Passenger Safety Week.

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Lieutenant Joe Williams about this initiative pushed by the National Transportation Safety Administration designed to raise awareness of how to keep our kids secured in vehicles.

You can find more information on the web at SaferCar.gov.

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