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Weatherford - City Planning Meeting

We're one week away from the next planning meeting for the city of Weatherford, says Economic Development Director Yolonda Creswell. Creswell says the meeting will be held next Tuesday evening at the Pioneer Senior Center. Sandwiches will be served at 6:30 and the meeting begins at 7PM.

Oklahoma Prison Fights Update

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Fights broke out at a half dozen correctional facilities across the state over the weekend, sending dozens of inmates to hospitals and leaving one inmate from the Hominy facility dead. The altercations began Saturday evening at Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center in Vinita. Fights broke out Sunday at five other correctional facilities, including the North Fork Correctional Facility in Sayre. Six inmates were injured in the North Fork altercation. Two were admitted to hospitals, while the remaining four were treated and returned to the correctional facility. D.O.C. officials say several correctional officers around the state also received non-life threatening injuries while trying to stop the fights.

Custer County - Commissioners Reap Grant Application Approved

Custer County Commissioners approved an application for a reap Grant for Custer County Conservation District 88. Spokesperson Cynthia Gerhardt addressed the Commissioners concerning the Grant application. The application deadline is next month.

Custer County - Commissioners Table Bids Again

Custer County Commissioners decided to table bids for another week on a building automation system for the Custer County Law Enforcement center. Sheriff Kenneth Tidwell says officials are seeking clarification on one particular bid. The system will monitor the main water pump and lift station at the Law Enforcement Center.

Weatherford - SWOSU Blood Drive

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University will sponsor a blood drive today and tomorrow on the Weatherford campus. The public is invited and encouraged to participate. The blood drive is sponsored by the Oklahoma Blood Institute and will be held from 11-4 both days in the wellness center on the SWOSU campus. Donor requirements are healthy adults who are at least age 16.

Weatherford - Lyle Road Update

During an economic development meeting in Weatherford this week, director Yolanda Creswell provided an update on the Lyle road project. The start of the project will likely not occur until next year after utility relocation and an environmental study.

Sayre - Prison Fight

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A prison guard and multiple inmates were injured during a stabbing yesterday at North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre. At least one inmate was transported by medical helicopter. Several other fights occurred around the state over the weekend at other correctional facilities.

State Senator Brent Howard Weighs in on Gun Law

State senator Brent Howard weighs in on the effort by a group to overturn a new law that would allow people in Oklahoma to openly carry firearms without training or a background check. Last week an attorney for the group estimated they gathered between 30,000 to 50,000 signatures. They would have needed nearly 60,000 signatures from registered voters to qualify the question for the ballot.

Custer County District Court - Schroeder Arraignment

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Formal arraignment will be held September 30th in Custer County District Court for an Okeene resident charged with first degree robbery. 20 Year old Brent Michael Schroeder allegedly robbed the Jiffy Trip on North Washington in Weatherford on April 19th. It's alleged that Schroeder held up the convenience store at gunpoint and took approximately $87 in cash. He was bound over last week at a preliminary hearing.

Weatherford - Sales Tax

The latest sales tax receipts for the city of Weatherford are down says Economic Development Director Yolanda Creswell. Despite the decline for the month of July, year-to-date, the city of Weatherford is still up 8.69%.