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Thomas Woman Hospitalized Following Early Monday Morning Crash


A Thomas woman was hospitalized early this morning in stable condition at OUMedical Center in Oklahoma City following a one vehicle accident in Custer County. Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 48-year-old Sabrina Yoder was traveling south bound on State Highway 33 when her vehicle departed the roadway to the right and struck a tree. Yoder was pinned for approximately 40 min before being freed by the Thomas Fire Department. Yoder was transported by Air Evac to OUMedical Center.


Weatherford Man Named Suspect in Norman Rape Investigation


A Weatherford man convicted by a Custer County jury last week of rape is now a suspect in a rape investigation in Norman. 24-year-old Stephen Michael Homan has been charged with two counts of first degree rape in Cleveland County and warrants have been issued for his arrest. Investigators say the victims would most likely have been sexually assaulted during college parties. Norman Police say any possible victims should contact their department.


Weatherford Man Convicted of Rape


A Weatherford man has been convicted by a Custer County jury of rape. 24-year-old Stephen Michael Homan was convicted of having non-consensual sex with a female in the 1000 block of Bradley in March 2017. The jury recommended a 5-year prison sentence. Homan was found not guilty on one count of burglary.


SWOSU's SAGE STEAM camp Earns Recognition


Southwestern Oklahoma State University SAGE STEAM camp for 8th grade girls has received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM award from Insight into Diversity Magazine. The Southwest Alliance for Girls Enrichment presented a new science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics camp in June of this year on the Weatherford campus. The camp was a reboot of Tech Trek at SWOSU, which was conducted from 2013 to 2017.


A.G. Hunter to Visit Weatherford Friday


Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter will be in Weatherford Friday to meet with the public at Lucille's Restaurant beginning at 10am. The public will have the opportunity to meet Hunter, ask questions or voice concerns. Hunter was appointed as Attorney General in February 2017 by Governor Mary Fallin. He is seeking his first elected term to the position.


Elk City Man Waives Preliminary Hearing on Robbery Charges


An Elk City man has been bound over in Custer County District Court after waiving a preliminary hearing and will face two charges of attempted first degree robbery. 36-year-old Jason Wayne Pickard is charged in attempting to hold up stores in Weatherford and Clinton last year. Authorities say Pickard tried to hold up the United Supermarket in Weatherford and Family Dollar in Clinton on the same night. Pickard failed to get any money in either incident. Pickard is set for formal arraignment on August 27th.


Visitation Resumes at North Fork Correctional Facility

Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials say visitation will resume today at a western Oklahoma correctional facility. North Fork Correctional Facility in Sayre had been on lockdown after a fight Sunday resulted in injuries to seven inmates. Four of the seven went to hospitals in Elk City and Sayre for treatment. 

Custer City Man Arrested, Accused of Lewd Acts With Child


A Custer County volunteer firefighter has been arrested and is accused of lewd acts with a child. Canadian County Sheriff's investigators say 24-year-old Skyler Terrell of Custer City allegedly engaged in graphic sexual communications with an undercover investigator he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. Authorities say Terrell sent the undercover investigator messages stating that he wanted to have sex with her in his truck and sent a lewd photo. Terrell was arrested when he arrived at a location where he planned to meet the young girl. Terrell is being held on a $50,000 bond.


Congressman Lucas to Visit Weatherford


Oklahoma Third District Congressman Frank Lucas will hold a total of five town hall meetings over a span of two days next week. Lucas will meet with constituents in Weatherford Tuesday at City Hall beginning at 1:00. The congressman will discuss his recent work in congress, take questions and seek input on legislation currently before congress.


Former SWOSU Chief of Police Dies


The former Chief of Police of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford has died from complications of a motorcycle accident in July. 60-year-old Rick Bolar died Thursday at the OUTrauma Center. Bolar served as SWOSUChief of Police from 2006 to 2014. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Life Fellowship Church in Weatherford beginning at 10am.