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Tax Numbers Holding Steady For City Of Elk City

By Jared Atha - Published: April 19, 2017

The latest tax numbers are in for the City of Elk City. According to city treasurer Elisa Church sales tax for the month of March was down 3% and use tax was down 1%. However financial advisor Meredith Wilson says shes not concerned.

It was also reported that the city's cigarette tax was up 10% in the month of March.

Weatherford Woman Bound Over On 1st Degree Manslaughter Charge

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: April 19, 2017

A Weatherford woman has been bound over to answer to a first degree manslaughter charge in Custer county district court. A judge yesterday found probable cause to bind over 43 year old Elisa Estella Lopez for formal arriagnment. Lopez allegedly was not licensed by the department of public safety when she was driving a vehicle that struck and killed a 12 year old child on a Weatherford city street last May. Formal arriagnment for Lopez is scheduled for May 1st.

Work Underway On Clinton R.O. Plant

By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: April 19, 2017

Water project inspector Lonnie Teal told Clinton city council yesterday that work is underway on the reverse osmosis water treatment plant project.

Additionally, the city council approved the final payment to Layne Christensen Company for the golf course wells and facilities project.

Accident In Blaine County Hospitalizes OKC Man

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: April 19, 2017

An Oklahoma City man is hospitalized in serious, but stable condition, at OU Medical Center following a two semi accident this morning on U.S. 270, 1 mile northwest of Geary in Blaine county. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 53 year old Adrian Rodriguez was injured when he struck a second semi from behind that had slowed to make a turn. The driver of the second semi, 37 year old Steven Kixmiller of Weatherford, refused treatment.

Town Of Hinton Taking On Wind Energy Company

By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: April 19, 2017

The Caddo county town of Hinton is facing off with a big corporation over wind energy. Earlier this year, Hinton lawmakers passed an ordinance banning wind turbines in a two mile radius around the city limits. Nextera Energy thinks the city did not have the right to pass such a law and is now suing the town. Hinton mayor Shelly Newton says she thinks the turbines will affect possible growth.

Nextera says it wants to build 156 wind turbines around Hinton. Mayor Newton says only about a half dozen turbines are affected by the two mile buffer zone. Nextera Energy has 13 wind farms in Oklahoma and says it is in the process of bringing about a dozen more online.

Developer Addresses Clinton City Council

By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: April 19, 2017

The developer of the Redland addition housing project made a presentation to Clinton city council last night. Lance Windel says bids will be accepted soon for the construction of 15 homes in the addition.

Windel says timelines for the project will be outlined in the bid packet. He says he hopes to start construction in the next month or so.

Weatherford Receives Signage Grant

By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: April 19, 2017

The City of Weatherford recently received a $14,000 street signage matching grant. The city recently awarded a request for proposal to Kaiser Signs of Weatherford to make the signs says Economic Development Director Chuck Dougherty.

Dougherty says the signs need to be in place by June 1st.

New Cordell Leaders Prepped For Possible Financial Decisions

By Jared Atha - Published: April 19, 2017

At the recent Cordell city council meeting, city financial advisor Russ Meacham of R.S. Meacham CPA's addressed new members of the Cordell city council recently regarding upcoming financials items the council will be voting on in the near future. Meacham says discussion will begin about upper payer limit and cities entering into contract with nursing homes.


Meacham says early discussions have begun between the Town of Sentinel, the City of Cordell and Washita county to develop a 522 district to help fund Sentinel's ambulance shortfall. Meacham says Sentinel is hemorrhaging about $50,000 a year with their ambulance service.

Cordell Officials Approve Roof Work For City Hall

By Jared Atha - Published: April 19, 2017

The Cordell city council approved a bid for replacement of the roof on city hall and the community center at their latest meeting. The council approved the low bid of just under $49,000 from Today's Roofing out of Moore. Mayor Bob Plummer describes the winning bid.

Plummer says there is no set start date for the project.

Resentencing Process Underway For Convicted Murderer

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: April 17, 2017

The process is underway for the resentencing of a Custer county convicted murderer. Ryan Tucker McGee of Weatherford had an attorney date in court today. The judge set June 1st as the date for any motions to be filed pertaining to mental health or phychological evaluation. District Attorney Angela Marsee says the judge anticipates to set a trial date for resentencing during a status conference planned July 3rd. The life without parole sentence for McGee was thrown out by a judge late last year. McGee, who was a juvenile at the time of the crime, killed Weatherford teen JaRay Wilson in 2012. The opinion says in part, there was no evidence of important youth related considerations during the trial, such as the juvenile's immaturity, the imcompetencies associated with youth and whether the circumstances suggest the possibility of rehabilitation.