Osage County

Sperry Police Department

A 17-year veteran of the Tulsa Fire Department has been arrested in connection with two bank robberies.

Police in Skiatook said they arrested Jerry Ray Brown Monday evening on charges of second degree robbery and possession of stolen property. They allege that he was the suspect in a March 12th robbery at the Oklahoma Capitol Bank in that city.

Sperry police say they suspect Brown of also being the culprit in the robbery of an Exchange Bank branch there on May 7th, and that they will pursue separate charges.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we revisit our fascinating 2017 conversation with David Grann, the bestselling author and staff writer at The New Yorker Magazine. At that time, Grann was promoting his then-new book, "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" (which has been optioned for a much-talked-about film version). Grann will deliver a free-to-the-public Presidential Lecture here at TU on Tuesday the 22nd; his talk begins at 7:30pm in the Reynolds Center.

On this edition of ST, we listen back to our April 2017 chat with David Grann, the bestselling author and staff writer at The New Yorker Magazine, about his book, "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI." As was noted of this book by a critic writing for Time: "Nearly 100 years ago, the Osage tribe of Oklahoma were thought to be the wealthiest people per capita in the world, thanks to their oil-rich reservation, kindly sold back to them by the federal government that had snatched it away.

On this installment of ST, we learn about the Osage Nation Museum in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

Our guest on this installment of ST is David Grann, a bestselling author and staff writer at The New Yorker Magazine whose new book, just out, is getting rave reviews. That  book is an unsettling and in-depth work of nonfiction, "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI." As was noted of this book by a critic writing for Time: "Nearly 100 years ago, the Osage tribe of Oklahoma were thought to be the wealthiest people per capita in the world, thanks to their oil-rich reservation, kindly sold back to them by the federal government that had snatched it away.

Body Found in Burning Car

Oct 14, 2012
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Osage County Officials are searching for clues into a grim discovery north of Sand Springs.

The Black Dog Volunteer Fire Department got a call Saturday about a car fire along Bratton Road. When fire trucks rolled to the scene, fire fighters found a car on fire, with a body inside.

Officials are trying to learn the identity of the victim. They also want to know if the fire was an accident or deliberately set to cover another crime.