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Tax Revenue Statistics

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General revenue fund collections in the state of Oklahoma were up 5 million dollars over the estimate for the month of May, according to the office of management and enterprise services. Total collections were just shy of 574 million dollars, a figure that's up 15.3% Over May of 2018. Total collections to the general revenue fund are up 18% above prior year collections.
Locally, the city of Weatherford has also seen an increase in tax revenue, with sales tax increasing every month for a little over two years.

Jiffy Trip Robbery Update

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First degree robbery charges have been filed in Custer county district court and arrest warrant issued against 20 year old Brent Michael Schroder of Okeene, for the April 19th robbery of the Jiffy Trip on north Washington in Weatherford. According to a court affidavit and a statement from Weatherford police, Schroeder allegedly robbed the Jiffy Trip at gunpoint in the early morning hours of April 19th and took approximately 87 dollars in cash from the register. According to the affidavit, Schroeder was arrested on May 6th on unrelated charges and denied having any involvement in the robbery. However, witnesses told Weatherford detectives that Schroeder was responsible for the robbery.

New Dean at SWOSU Sayre Campus

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Bill Swartwood has been named the new dean on the Sayre campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Swartwood has taught mathematics and physical science at SWOSU since 1998 and has been teaching in Oklahoma schools for 39 years. Swartwood holds both a bachelor's and master's degree from SWOSU.

Weatherford PD Animal Control Officer Deb Allen Retirement

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A retirement celebration was held Friday for Weatherford animal control officer Deb Allen. Allen reflects on last weeks incident where a deer ran through the window of a home on Camelot. Allen served as animal control officer for Weatherford for the past 7 years.

Albert's Truck Service & Supply Sold

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The assets of Albert's Truck Service & Supply in Weatherord have been acquired by Fleetpride Inc., based in Irving, Texas. The company was founded by Albert Seibold Sr., In 1972 and was owned by Albert "Bo" Seibold Jr., And Lisa Seibold. Their son, Austin, will remain on board to manage the day-to-day operations. Fleetpride officials say it will be a great addition to their company and complements their three existing parts and service locations in Oklahoma City.

Fatality in Caddo County

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An Arizona man died at the scene of a one vehicle accident on Interstate 40, six miles west of Hinton, in Caddo county Sunday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 78 year old Junior Harper of Springerville died when his vehicle departed the road into the median, went back across the road and overturned an unknown number of times. A passenger in the vehicle, 43 year old Michael peters, also of Springerville, Arizona, was last listed in serious condition at O.U. medical center.

SWOSU Bulldog Angels Fund

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Jim and Freda Mogg of Hydro have made a generous contribution to the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Bulldogs Angels fund in Weatherford. The Bulldog Angels fund was established by 2014 SWOSU distinguished alumnus and Carnegie native Bill Howell to benefit SWOSU students in times of crisis. The fund is a vital resource when all other options for assistance are exhausted or unavailable.

Fatality in Washita County

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One person is dead and two others are hospitalized following a two vehicle accident on State Highway 152 in Washita county Tuesday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 52 year old Jaime Eleazar Borunda Sr., Of Sunray, Texas died at the scene. 24 Year old Jaime Eleazar Borunda Jr., Is hospitalized in stable condition. A passenger in the other vehicle, 51 year old Todd Bennett of Mountain View was last listed in serious condition at O.U. Medical Center. Troopers say Borunda Sr. drove off the road, overcorrected, crossed into the other lane of traffic and was impacted by the second vehicle.

Washita County - Accident in Burns Flat

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A Collinsville man was last listed in serious condition following a one vehicle accident yesterday on a Washita county road, 2 miles south and 1.5 Miles east of Burns Flat. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 22 year old Isiah Stoner is hospitalized after the vehicle he was driving drove past a bridge out sign, and drove into a washed out roadway that had an approximate 20 foot drop off.

Fatality in Beckham County

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A Clinton man is dead following a motorcycle accident on a Beckham county road, one-half mile east of Elk City yesterday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 31 year old Reydon Winslow died at the scene when he failed to negotiate a curve and struck an embankment.