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Clinton Citizen Calls For City Wide Smoke Alarms

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

A Clinton citizen addressed the city council this week about the need for each home to have a smoke alarm. The address by Mary Helen Jones comes on the heels of a recent structure fire in the city.

Jones says the fire department can provide the smoke alarms for those who do not have them and can also install them.

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.

Kodak Breaks New Ground In Weatherford

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

Kodak breaks new ground for a new flexo plate line for production at the Weatherford operation. The ceremony held earlier today, featured a ribbon cutting. Flexographic packaging divison president Chris Payne says the theme of the event centered on regeneration and the revitialization and investment of the Weatherford plant in its 50th anniversary year. 

The $15 million investment represents the company's largest capital investments since 2000. Governor Mary Fallin and many other political and Kodak dignitaries attended the event.

Gas Leak In Weatherford

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

Businesses on the south side in the 100 block of west Main from Custer to Broadway in downtown Weatherford were evacuated this morning due to a natural gas leak in the downtown area says Fire Chief Mike Karlin.

He says cause of the leak is unknown.

Update On CIC Project In Clinton

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

The Commerce Industrial Center project in Clinton is wrapping up says spokesperson Lonnie Teal.

Teal says property lines are marked and electricity still needs to be put in place to operate the lift station.

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.

Next Phase Of Landfill Construction Approved In Elk City

By Jared Atha - Published: April 20, 2017

At the latest Elk City Commissioners meeting, the commission approved a bid received from L.D. Kemp Excavating Incorporated of Fort Worth, Texas for phase 2A of the construction of a new cell at the city landfill. Bill Myers with Myers Engineering is overseeing the project and says there is no start date to the project.

The awarded bid was for just over $1.7 million.

Elk City Officials Approve Storm Siren Purchase

By Jared Atha - Published: April 20, 2017

City commissioners at Elk City have approved a bid from Joe Goddard Enterprises LLC for three storm sirens for just over $65,000. Assistant Fire Chief Billy Sizemore says the city has been approved grant dollars to help fund the purchase.

Sizemore says the city will be reimbursed 75% of the price for the sirens.

Lucas Visits Western Oklahoma

By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: April 19, 2017

U.S. 3rd District Congressman Frank Lucas of Cheyenne held town hall meetings in western Oklahoma Wednesday. Congressman Lucas says the topic of health care is on the front burner for lawmakers when they return from the Easter break next week. Congressman Lucas says a piece of legislation to address health care never came to a vote. He says lawmakers have many opinions on what is termed as Obamacare.

Congressman Lucas says doing nothing will leave many without health insurance coverage. He says many of the products offered pre-Obamacare, no longer exist, thus leaving insurance exchange policyholders with no options should a replacement plan not be in place.