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BREAKING: Major House Fire In Clinton

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: March 21, 2017

Clinton firemen on the scene of a house fire in the 600 block of south 12th street. Fire officials have no information on injuries. Fire crews are still at the scene of the blaze.

Job Fair Planned At SWOSU

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: March 21, 2017

A career fair will be held by Southwestern Oklahoma State University career services next week on the Weatherford campus. The fair is open to SWOSU students and alumni. Employers will offer full and part time positions and also interships. The career fair will be held next Wednesday in the Memorial Student Center Ballroom from 10am - 1pm.

Clinton Officials Approve Bid To Increase Capacity Of Water Plant

By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: March 22, 2017

Clinton city council has approved an alternate bid with Wynn Construction Company to increase the capacity of the water treatment plant from 1.5 to 3 million gallons. Brian Meyer is with engineering firm Burns & McDonell.

Meyer says the expansion will not change the expected date for substantial completion of the project.

Lucas Witnesses Trump Signing Act That Supports NASA

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: March 22, 2017

U.S. Third District Congressman Frank Lucas of Cheyenne yesterday joined colleagues from the house, senate and NASA astronauts to witness President Trump sign the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017. The legislation secures funding for NASA and supports programs such as the James Webb Space Telescope, the International Space Station, and the NASA Mars 2020 Rover.

Clinton Mayor Calls Housing Development A "Game Changer"

By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: March 22, 2017

Clinton Mayor David Berrong says a new housing addition in the City of Clinton will be a game changer in terms of future development of new homes.

Berrong says initially 15 homes will be built with the potential of more to be built in the future.

Northfork Electric To Raise Rates

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: March 21, 2017

For the first time in more than 7 years, Northfork Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Sayre, will implement a rate increase for all member-consumers. In a press release, Northfork officials say although the effect of the rate adjustment will vary depending upon the type of account and extent of usage, the typical residential consumer who uses an average of 1,500 kilowatt hours a month will experience an increase of less than $6 on their bill. A slower oilfield and multiple holiday ice storms last year are contributing factors for the rate adjustment.

Elk City Wildfire Update


By Jared Atha - Published: March 21, 2017

Still no cause has been determined as to how a wildfire started west of Elk City last night near the city landfill. Lieutenant Chris Nidey with the Elk City Fire Department says crews have been on scene all night and had to contain some flare ups in the area this morning.

Lieutenant Nidey says a few out-buildings were damaged by the fire however no homes were involved. He also says no injuries were reported as well.

Custer County Transfering Equipment To Beckham County

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: March 21, 2017

Custer county commissioners have approved a resolution to surplus the emergency management trailer and attached equipment and transfer ownership to the Beckham county board of commissioners says Emergency Management Director Mike Galloway.

Galloway says Beckham county is taking ownership of the trailer. He says it is being stored by the Elk City fire department.

104th Interscholastic Meet This Thursday At SWOSU

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: March 21, 2017

Southwestern Oklahoma State University will host the 104th annual interscholastic meet this Thursday in Weatherford. The event is the longest-running academic competition in Oklahoma for high school and junior high students. 68 schools from around the state are expected for the meet that started in 1913 when the university was known as Southwestern Normal School. Director Jennifer Dickey says over 2,700 tests will be given in the academic competition. Students will compete for individual awards and also for their respective schools.

Teacher Of The Year To Speak At SWOSU

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: March 21, 2017

A Durant High School science teacher who was named Oklahoma Teacher of the Year will speak at Southwestern Oklahoma State University tomorrow as part of the teacher candidate professional development day on the Weatherford campus. Jon Hazell will speak to the teacher candidates and the public in the Skyview Suite of the Pioneer Cellular Event Center beginning at 1:35. Hazell was selected as Oklahoma Teacher of the Year among 12 finalists.