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Watonga Contractor is Accused of Embezzlement

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A Watonga contractor is accused of embezzling nearly $70,000 from multiple homeowners in Blaine County. 31 year old Joshua Doyel is charged with numerous counts of embezzlement and home repair fraud.  Three victims have filed charges, which combined add up to over $69,000. In a statement to News 9, Doyel says he does not deny the allegations and says he was dealing with mental health issues.  

Weatherford to Hold Recycling Event

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A recycling event will be held in the city of Weatherford later this month. Spokesperson Fay Henson says the Recycling event will be held November 16th. They will accept flat screen televisions, but not the old tube televisions. The event will be held at the Materials Processing Center at the corner of Clark and Illinoise From 9-3.

SWOSU to Hold Health Careers Day

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Health Careers Day will be held at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford November 22nd.  The free event is for any prospective health career student. Table browsing will occur from 9AM-Noon in the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the SWOSU campus. SWOSU officials say health careers day is a great opportunity for high school students, transfer students, as well as adults to learn more about the majors available through SWOSU on both the Weatherford and Sayre campuses.

Benevento Bound Over in Custer County District Court

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A Clinton man has been bound over in Custer County District Court on a first degree murder charge. 39 year old Brandon Joseph Benevento will be formally arraigned November 27th in connection with the April fatal shooting death of his ex-wife in an arapaho convenience store parking lot. 

Federal Grand Jury Charges Carnegie Man

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A federal grand jury has charged a carnegie man with premeditated murder and assault with intent to commit murder. 34 year old Isaiah Whitefox Redbird allegedly deliberately killed a person by striking him in the head with a blunt force instrument in September 2018, in Indian Country. He is charged with a seperate count of assaulting a person identified as K.R. on the same day with the intent to commit murder. Carnegie Police say they discovered the body of K.R.'s boyfriend, Byron Tongeamah Jr., in the carport of an abandoned residence in which they had been sleeping. K.R. was found by police walking on a carnegie street with severe head injuries.  

Speaker Wright Holds Interim Study

House Speaker Pro Tem Harold Wright of Weatherford held an interim study yesterday before the House Health Services and Long-Term Care Committee to examine modernization to the Smoking in Public Places and Indoor Workplaces Act as a way to address second-hand smoke exposure and related illnesses in Oklahoma. Presenters said that even brief exposure to smoke or second-hand smoke leads to increased risk of illnesses such as cardiovascular disease.

Weatherofrd - SWOSU Saturday

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SWOSU Saturday, an event for prospective students and their family members, is planned for this Saturday on the Weatherford campus. The annual event gives high school juniors and seniors, as well as college transfer students, an opportunity to preview the SWOSU campus. SWOSU officials say over 500 visitors are expected on campus.

Weatherford - Invenergy Update

A spokesperson with Invenergy spoke to a group of senior citizens in Weatherford yesterday regarding a new wind farm project in Custer and Blaine counties. Allie James says the wind energy project is still about a year from getting underway. James says during construction there will be a peak of 350 construction jobs, with 32 fulltime jobs following construction.

Custer County District Court - Jefferson Not Guilty Plea

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A Weatherford woman has pleaded not guilty in Custer County District Court to a charge of child abuse. 31 Year old Rachel Irene Peachy-Jefferson allegedly struck an 11 month old child during a diaper change, leaving what authorities say was a hand-print on the child. A pre trial hearing is planned for February 21st.

Weatherford - WRH CEO Search Update

Progress is being made in connection with the search for a permanent Chief Executive Officer for Weatherford Regional Hospital. Interim CEO Bridget Cosby provided a progress update to the hospital board last night. The hospital is seeking a new CEO after hospital officials with SSM Health recently decided to make a leadership change.