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Oklahoma Prison Fights Update

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Fights broke out at a half dozen correctional facilities across the state over the weekend, sending dozens of inmates to hospitals and leaving one inmate from the Hominy facility dead. The altercations began Saturday evening at Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center in Vinita. Fights broke out Sunday at five other correctional facilities, including the North Fork Correctional Facility in Sayre. Six inmates were injured in the North Fork altercation. Two were admitted to hospitals, while the remaining four were treated and returned to the correctional facility. D.O.C. officials say several correctional officers around the state also received non-life threatening injuries while trying to stop the fights.

Weatherford - SWOSU Blood Drive

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University will sponsor a blood drive today and tomorrow on the Weatherford campus. The public is invited and encouraged to participate. The blood drive is sponsored by the Oklahoma Blood Institute and will be held from 11-4 both days in the wellness center on the SWOSU campus. Donor requirements are healthy adults who are at least age 16.

Sayre - Prison Fight

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A prison guard and multiple inmates were injured during a stabbing yesterday at North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre. At least one inmate was transported by medical helicopter. Several other fights occurred around the state over the weekend at other correctional facilities.

Custer County District Court - Schroeder Arraignment

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Formal arraignment will be held September 30th in Custer County District Court for an Okeene resident charged with first degree robbery. 20 Year old Brent Michael Schroeder allegedly robbed the Jiffy Trip on North Washington in Weatherford on April 19th. It's alleged that Schroeder held up the convenience store at gunpoint and took approximately $87 in cash. He was bound over last week at a preliminary hearing.

Clinton School Board Discusses Future Needs

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Clinton schools Superintendent Kevin Hime says the board of education continues to discuss possible future building projects for the district. The board did approve adding security doors at Clinton high school.

Beckham County District Court - Killough Waives Preliminary Hearing

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A Sapulpa man charged with, two counts of first degree murder in Beckham County District Court, has waived his preliminary hearing. 49 Year old Gregory Killough will be formally arraigned on the charges September 25th. Killough is accused in the April shooting deaths of 46 year old Monique Smith and 67 year old Norman Burden.

Kiowa County - Fatility Near Mountain View

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A Mountain View man is dead following a vehicle / pedestrian accident early Sunday morning on State Highway 9, about 4 miles east of Mountain View in Kiowa county. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 68 year old Jackie Lester was a pedestrian along Highway 9 and was struck by a vehicle driven by 39 year old Shautonna Stevenson of Hobart. Stevenson, and a passenger in her vehicle, were treated and released from Elk View General Hospital.

Beckham Co Dist Court - Harris Preliminary Hearing Set

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Bond has been reduced to $250,000 for an Elk City man charged with first degree murder in Beckham County District Court. A preliminary hearing for 52 year old Kevin Scott Harris will be held October 15th. Harris is accused in the August 1st shooting death of Robert Turnbow in the 1000 block of north Adams in Elk City. Court records show Harris shot Turnbow multiple times.

Weatherford - Farm Bureau Building Permit

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The city of Weatherford has issued a building permit for the construction of a new Custer County Farm Bureau building in the 1400 block of north Washington. The more than 4200 square foot building is valued at $550,000.

Blaine County - Oklahoma Transportation Commission Awards Highway Contracts

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$45 million in contracts were awarded during the Oklahoma Transportation Commission meeting this week. Commissioners voted to award a nearly $10 million contract to reconstruct and add paved shoulders to four miles of State Highway 33 and State Highway 3 near Watonga.