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Oklahoma Flu Update

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: April 21, 2017

More than 2,300 hospitalizations and 92 deaths have occurred across Oklahoma during the current flu season. Locally, there have been 19 hospitalizations and no deaths in Custer county. 13 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Blaine county. Five flu related hospitalizations and one death reported in Washita county. Dewey county has had 4 hospitalizations during this flu season.

SWOSU Distinguished Alumni Announced

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: April 21, 2017

There will be five inductees next month into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame during 2017 graduation ceremonies on the Weatherford campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. The inductees include: Jack Bonny of Elk City, Lori Baker Boyd of Yukon, the late Patrick Riley Griffin, Lori Wallace Harper of Pascagoula, Mississippi and Joey Martin of San Marcos, Texas. All five will be honored by SWOSU President Randy Beutler at SWOSU graduation ceremonies May 5th and 6th on the Weatherford campus.

Drone Meeting Tonight At SWOSU

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: April 20, 2017

The popularity and diversity of drones continues to increase. An information meeting will be held tonight on the Weatherford campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Director of the Pioneer Cellular Event Center, Nate Downs, says drone racing is planned this summer on the SWOSU campus. He says the informational meeting is for anyone who might be interested. The meeting is planned for tonight beginning at 6:00.

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.

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.

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.

10 Year Old Injured In Washita County Car Accident

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

A 10 year old Weatherford boy was last listed in stable condition at OU Medical Center after the pickup truck he was a passenger in struck a utility pole and fence. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the 15 year old driver, who is also from Weatherford, was north on a Washita county road, five miles north and one mile west of Colony, when he lost control after driving over a rut on the edge of the road. Names of the two occupants are being withheld due to their age.

Store Closing In Weatherford

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

A teen fashion retailer has announced it is closing more than half of its 700 stores around the country, including the Weatherford location. Rue 21 is closing 12 Oklahoma sites. Company officials say it was a difficult but necessary decision to shut down 400 stores. The company did not say when the stores will close.

Colony Woman Injured In Accident

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

A Colony woman was last listed in stable condition at Weatherford Regional Hospital after being injured in a Custer county accident Saturday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 33 year old Christina Elmer was driving east on a county road, 4 miles south of Weatherford, when she struck a guardrail. Elmer told troopers another vehicle was in her lane and forced her off the roadway.

Inmates Injured After Disturbance Friday Night

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

Seven inmates at the North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre have been injured in a disturbance that occurred Friday evening. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says a group of inmates verbally confronted a second group of inmates in a cell pod. The incident escalated and one group of inmates brandished homemade weapons during a physical confrontation. Officials say once the disturbance was brought under control, the prison was locked down. Six of the injured prisoners were transported to Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Elk City. Another was transported to Oklahoma City. No prison staff members were injured. The incident is under investigation.