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Custer County District Court - Brooks Kidnapping & Robbery

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Two counts each of first degree robbery and kidnapping have been filed in Custer County District Court against a Clinton man. Court records show 26 year old Johnny O'Neal Brooks allegedly played a role in the August 30th kidnapping, beating and robbery of two 21 year old men in Clinton. Brooks allegedly met the men in the Bar-S parking lot. The two men were driven by another person to Glenn Smith Road and East Modelle Avenue in Clinton where they were allegedly beaten by several people. A cell phone and truck keys were reportedly taken from one of victims during the incident.

Weatherford - KFC Demolition Permit Granted

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The city of Weatherford has issued a demolition permit for the former Kentucky Fried Chicken building on Washington street in an effort to make way for a planned Burger King establishment. However, official plans for the new fast food restaurant have not yet been filed with the city.

Washita County District Court - Kimberlin Plea

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A Dill City man has pleaded no contest to a charge of first degree rape in Washita County District Court. 41 Year old Patrick John Kimberlin allegedly committed the offense against a woman at a Dill City home in July 2018. Sentencing will occur November 8th following completion of a pre-sentence investigation.

Clinton - School Threat Investigation

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Following an investigation, Clinton police found no threat against Clinton Pubic Schools after an investigation over the weekend that could be interpreted as being a possible threat against the district. However, police say the investigation revealed that a student's social media post was copied, altered and modified by another person, and then reposted to social media. The original social media post by the student never contained anything that would be considered a threat. Police say all of those involved are juveniles and no further information will be released. The case will be forwarded to the office of the district attorney for final review once the investigation is complete.

Caddo County - Fort Cobb School Threat Charge

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The Caddo County Sheriff's Office says one charge was filed last week in Caddo County District Court in relation to threats against Fort Cobb-Broxton schools. The threats forced closure of the school for one day. The Sheriff's office says authorities continue to monitor the incident, but so far, there is not enough evidence to proceed with any additional charges.

Beckham County - Double Fatality Near Erick

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Two people were killed in a vehicle-semi accident Saturday on Interstate 40, six miles west of Erick in Beckham county. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 26 year old Chelsey Bradshaw and a 3 year old child, both of Lake Charles, Louisiana, died at the scene of the collision. Troopers say Bradshaw was driving eastbound in the westbound lane and struck the semi head-on. The driver of the semi, 44 year old Heather Stuart of Pharr, Texas, was treated and released from Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Elk City.

Area Unemployement in August

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Jobless rates move up over the year for most counties in Oklahoma in the month of august. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission says unemployment in Custer county rose two-tenths to 2.5%. Beckham county was up nine-tenths to 3.1%. Washita county is up six-tenths to 3.2%. Blaine county had the second lowest jobless rate in the state at 1.9%.

Weatherford - Miss SWOSU Outstanding Teen

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Six teens from around Oklahoma will compete for the title of Miss SWOSU outstanding teen at this year's competition on November 9th in the Fine Arts Center on the Weatherford campus. They will join on stage a dozen candidates who are competing for the Miss SWOSU title. Tickets are on sale at the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing office in room 205 of the administration building.

Washita County - Accident Related Fatality Near Sentinel

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One person is dead, another is hospitalized following a two vehicle accident yesterday in Washita county. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the accident occurred on State Highway 55, 2 miles east of Sentinel. Troopers say 57 year old John King of Sentinel died at the scene. 59 Year old Russell Ridling, also of Sentinel, was admitted in stable condition to O.U. Medical Center. O.H.P. says Ridling was driving an agricultural sprayer and failed to yield from a stop sign and drove into the path of the International unit driven by King. The collision remains under investigation. The roadway was closed for about three and a half hours yesterday while troopers conducted an investigation.

Clinton - School Threat Investigation

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Following an investigation, Clinton police found no threat against Clinton Pubic Schools after an investigation over the weekend into what could be interpreted as being a possible threat against the district. However, police say the investigation revealed that a student's social media post was copied, altered and modified- by another person- and then reposted to social media. The original social media post by the student never contained anything that would have been considered a threat. Police say all of those involved are juveniles and no further information will be released. The case will be forwarded to the office of the district attorney for final review once the investigation is complete.