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SWOSU Tuition Hike

A 2.9% tuition increase is planned starting this fall at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, says President Randy Beutler. The tuition hike has already been approved by the state regents.

Weatherford Sales Tax Down

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For the first time in well over 2 years, sales tax receipts received this month for May sales were down by just over 1%. City of Weatherford records show the last sales tax receipt decline occurred in March 2017 for January sales. However, year to date, the city sales tax receipts remain up for fiscal year 2019 by 10.65%.

Jimmy John's Coming to Weatherford

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Officials with l-5 construction confirm that a lease has been signed that will bring a Jimmy John's restaurant to Weatherford. Shawn Driver says Jimmy John's will be located in the same building that houses Qdoba at Main and Washington. However, no plans have been filed with the city.

Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes Governer responds to Governor Kevin Stitt

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Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Governor Reggie Wassana, responding to Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt's call for renegotiating Oklahoma tribal gaming compacts, says that while the tribes are open to the request to negotiate new terms for a gaming compact, any negotiations that involve raising the fees would be detrimental to the tribes and does not protect the interest of the tribal government.

Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Caddo County Accident

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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Springerville, Arizona man has died at OU Medical Center after sustaining serious injuries in a one vehicle accident June 9th on Interstate 40, six miles west of Hinton, in Caddo County. 43 Year old Michael Dean Peters died Tuesday. Peters was a passenger in a vehicle and was ejected an unknown distance after the driver lost control, entered a broad slide and rolled the vehicle.

Washita County Arrest

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The Washita County Sheriff's Department has released information surrounding a domestic situation at a rural residence south of Canute on Saturday. Sheriff's officials say a male subject who lived at the residence had made threats of harm to himself and others. Authorities say the decision was made to call the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's tactical team to handle the situation since the man was inside the home with two other family members and since weapons were inside the residence. Law enforcement entered the home via a search warrant and arrested the subject who was turned over to the Washita County Sheriff's Department. The suspect has been booked into the Washita county justice center. He is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow.

Ramirez Preliminary Hearing Waived in Custer County District Court

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A California man has waived a preliminary hearing in Custer County District Court and will be formally arraigned next Monday on several charges. 29 Year old Isreal Udave Ramirez faces various charges including assault and battery with means to produce death and endangering others while attempting to elude police. Court records show that on January 2nd, Ramirez allegedly got into a high speed chase with Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers near Clinton. During the incident, Ramirez reportedly ran one vehicle off the road. The pursuit ended at the 52 mile marker, west of Clinton, when troopers used a tactical vehicle intervention causing the truck Ramirez was driving to spin into the center median.

Elk City Schools Finances

Elk city schools Superintendent Rick Garrison says the district finished last fiscal year with a $2.6 Million carryover in the general fund. Garrison says the district has increased it's budget this fiscal year, which began on July 1st. The district is working with an estimated $17.2 Million budget for this fiscal year.

Elk City I-40 at State Highway 6 Detour

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The eastbound Interstate 40 on-ramp from State Highway 6 in Elk City will be closed through late summer as part of the on-going diverging diamond interchange reconstruction project. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says the detour is eastbound I-40 Business to I-40 east. In 2015, the existing twin bridges on State Highway 6 over I-40 were deemed structurally deficient, meaning the roadway is safe for travel, but in dire need of repair. Drivers are encouraged to plan additional travel time in the area.

Aaron Payne Guilty Plea

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A Weatherford man has pleaded guilty in Custer County District Court to a misdemeanor charge of threatening to perform an act of violence. 33 year old Aaron Dwight Payne Sr., made threats against a female victim. Payne was given a suspended six month county jail sentence. Prosecutors dismissed a charge of larceny of an automobile against Payne.