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Cordell Increases Daily Vendor Permit Fee

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Cordell City Administrator J.C. Moser says the city council this week adjusted the daily vendor permit fee from $10 to $25.  The increase in the fee comes after one business complained last month about the low cost of the fee.

Two OKC Residents Drown at Ft. Cobb Lake

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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says two Oklahoma City residents reportedly drowned Saturday at Avery's Landing on Fort Cobb Lake in Caddo County. Ohp says 60 year old Kam Sivilai and a 12 year old boy went under and did not resurface. Troopers say the boy was swimming in 3 to 4 feet of water when he slipped off of a drop off into 7 feet of water. Sivilai swam to the boy, both went under and did not resurface.

 

Oklahoma Transportation Secretary Announces Retirement

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: June 13, 2017

Oklahoma transportation secretary Gary Ridley, who has worked with the state's network of roads and bridges for more than 50 years, is retiring. Governor Mary Fallin says the retirement of the 71 year old Ridley is effective immediately. He has served as secretary of transportation since 2009. Ridley served as division 5 maintenance engineer at Clinton beginning in 1986 and later became divison engineer at Clinton in 1995.

Fort Cobb Man Involved In Caddo County Accident

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: June 12, 2017

A Fort Cobb man was injured in a two vehicle accident in Caddo county near Anadarko yesterday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 81 year old Edger Johnson was last listed in fair condtion at Comanche County Memorial Hospital. Troopers say Johnson was driving north on a county road and struck a vehicle driven by 21 year old Jada Meeks of Anadarko, who failed to yield from a stop sign.

Dewey County Accident Hospitalizes Arkansas Man

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: June 12, 2017

An Ozark, Arkansas man was last listed in stable condition at OU Medical Center following a one vehicle accident on U.S. 270 in Dewey county. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 63 year old Jimmy Roland was driving a semi west on U.S. 270, 6 miles north and 5 miles west of Oakwood, when he departed the road and struck several trees.

Deadly Weekend On I-40

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: June 12, 2017

Two fatality accidents occurred near Weatherford over the weekend. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Friday evening accident on east bound Interstate 40, just west of weatherford, killed one person. OHP says 38 year old Homer Wassana of Weatherford died at the scene of the accident when for an unknown reason his pickup truck departed the road. Wassana overcorrected, struck a ditch and rolled the truck 1 1/2 times. Troopers say the truck came to rest on top of the driver who was ejected.

A Saturday morning accident just east of the 84 mile marker on I-40 killed a Calumet man. Troopers say 66 year old Monte Stone was driving a pickup pulling a horse trailer. Authorities say Stone was driving east on I-40 and for an unknown reason struck the rear of a legally parked semi. The pickup went into a broadslide and came to rest in the grass. Stone was pinned inside the vehicle for about an hour before being extricated by the Weatherford fire department. A passenger in the pickup, 29 year old Monte Stone II of Canute was treated and released from Weatherford Regional Hospital.

Blood Drive Today In Clinton

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: June 12, 2017

Donors are being asked to give blood today in Clinton. the Oklahoma Blood Institute is teaming up with the Oklahoma Veterans Center Clinton Division at a blood drive today. The event will be located inside the Veterans Center Auditorum today from noon to 5.

Negligence Claim Filed Against Area Doctor

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: June 9, 2017

A negligence claim has been filed in Custer county district court against an area doctor and Clinton hospital. Makynzee and Ryan Wolcott of Beckham county are seeking in excess of $75,000 in connection with the 2015 death of their baby. Court records claim Makynzee Wolcott was admitted to Integris Clinton Hospital as a patient of Dr. Michael Clarke Hensley in June 2015. The couple are alleging negligence by the defendants that resulted in personal injuries and death of the child.

Early Voting Numbers Are In

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: June 9, 2017

83 votes have been cast so far for the June 13th special elections in Caddo county and the municipality of Gracemont. Election officials say 58 ballots have been cast by mail and 25 by early in-person voting. A countywide special election in Caddo county is seeking a quarter-cent sales tax hike for the support of rural and municipal ambulance providers. The town of Gracemont is asking voters to renew and make permanent a one cent sales tax for the volunteer fire department. Early voting continues today at the board of elections office in Anadarko. Polling sites will be open Tuesday.

Memorial Fund Set Up At SWOSU For Former Professor

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: June 9, 2017

Friends and former students of former Southwestern Oklahoma State University professor Roger Bromert have partnered with the SWOSU Foundation to establish a memorial fund to honor his memory and legacy. Historical research and programming will be supported by the fund. Annually, a history student will be named a Bromert scholar. Gifts may be made to the Professor Roger Bromert Memorial Fund by visiting the website givetoswosu.com and designating the gift accordingly. Gifts may also be arranged by phone by calling the SWOSU Foundation Office.