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One Killed, One Injured in Cordell Shooting

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says two people were shot in Cordell early this morning. OSBI spokesperson Jessica Brown says one person is dead and another is hospitalized as a result of the incident in the 400 block of South Market Street.

"When officers got out there they discovered a woman by the name of Tammi Thomas, 36-years-old, is the woman who lived there," Brown said. "She had been shot as well as her 14-year-old son. Both were taken to a hospital. She died a few hours later. The 14-year-old is in critical condition with at least two gunshot wounds." 

Brown says OSBI is searching for a suspect. Currently, there is not a motive for the shooting.

 

Hise Reacts to Plan to Repeal ObamaCare

 

Cordell Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Landon Hise reacts to a proposed plan by Senate Leader Mitch McConnell to repeal most of ObamaCare with a two year delay to provide a stable transition. 

"It will definitely affect every healthcare provider in western Oklahoma," Hise said.

The Congressional Budget Office says they found that move would increase the number of uninsured by 18 million Americans the first year. By 2026, that number would be 32 million.

 

Weatherford Schools Facilities Update

 

Weatherford schools Superintendent Chad Wilson provided a facilities update to the Board of Education last night.

"Visitor stands at the football field are complete," Wilson said. "They look very good. We will now install a fence along with a couple of storage buildings underneath. The sub-floor at the high school gym is complete, and it does meet the specifications as required. We have given it several days to dry out, and I expect the crew to begin installing the actual floor within the next few days."

The district had to replace the gym floor after a sprinkler malfunctioned causing water damage last December.

 

Van & Jon interview Drew Barqsley

Texas man Drew Barqsley, who proposed at the Garth Brooks concert, was interviewed on The New Van & Jon show. They discuss Garth stopping the concert to interact with the couple, as well as Drew keeping the concert getaway a secret and his mindset going into and coming out of the big event!

Early Morning Robbery

NO INJURIES REPORTED WHEN A MAN WITH A GUN ENTERED THE WEATHERFORD MCDONALD'S FRIDAY AND DEMANDED MONEY SAYS POLICE DETECTIVE CHRIS COTE.

 

DETECTIVE COTE SAYS THE MAN LEFT THE STORE WITHOUT ANY MONEY AFTER THE MANAGER TOLD HIM SHE COULD NOT OPEN THE SAFE NOR HAD ACCESS TO THE CASH REGISTER.

Weatherford Commission to Put Sales Tax Question to Voters

 

Voters in the City of Weatherford will be asked in September to support a half cent sales tax increase for infrastructure. The commission approved a resolution to put the ballot question before voters. Commissioner Warren Goldmann asked for wording in the resolution to be tweaked.

"I didn't like the wording where it says, 'infrastructure improvements benefitting the city,'" Goldmann said. "I'd like it to say, 'for the city.'" 

Commissioners approved the resolution with the wording change. Passage of the sales tax will allow the city to make improvements to Lyle Road.

 

Area ODOT Projects Delayed

 

Five projects in Division 5 of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation that had been planned for Fiscal Year 2017 have been moved to Fiscal Year 2018. Division 5 Engineer Brent Almquist says two of those projects are located in Custer and Dewey counties.

Almquist says one project is widening the shoulders to eight feet on State Highway 54 from the State Highway 33 junction south nearly five miles. He says it's a nearly a $5.34 million project. Almquist says the project at US 270 at the Canton Y junction with State Highway 51 is an $11 million project which will also likely slide into 2018. 

Almquist says of the three remaining projects, two of them are in the Hollis area, the other is near Cheyenne.

 

Progress Continues on Weatherford Gym Floor

 

The Superintendent of Weatherford Public Schools says progress continues on getting the new gym floor in place at the high school. Chad Wilson says the project is moving forward.

"Moving along at a good pace now," Wilson said. "We expect the sub-floor to be finished by the end of this week. After the July 4th holiday, the floor company will be in here and they'll be actually laying the wood. That should take approximately a month for them to lay the wood, paint and seal the floor."

The district had to replace the gym floor after a sprinkler malfunctioned during Christmas break last school year.

 

Brown Gives Update on Weatherford Sinkhole

 

Weatherford Mayor Mike Brown provides an update on the most recent sinkhole discovered at the former Ford dealership site across from city hall.

"We've got an obstruction there," Brown said. "We'll try to get that obstruction cleared out here in the future and probably fill in around it."

Brown says it's unknown when the obstruction will be cleared.

 

Weatherford Commission to Consider Half-Cent Sales Tax

 

The Weatherford City Commission will meet in regular session Thursday night. The commission will again consider an election for a half cent sales tax. The funds would be earmarked for infrastructure including improvements to Lyle Road. Mayor Mike Brown says the city has recieved citizen feedback since the prior commission meeting last month.

"People have been very positive on moving forward with the potential sales tax increase," Brown said.

Additionally, the commission will consider the lease purchase and authorizing to solicit bids for two new fire trucks. The commission meets Thursday evening beginning at 6.