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Group calls for voters to sign marijuana petition

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Oklahomans for Health, a political non-profit organization based out of Tulsa, visited Altus on Wednesday, July 9, giving registered voters a chance to sign a state-wide petition to legalize medical marijuana. The organization’s volunteers set up their mobile petition site at E. Broadway and Julian Street, after relocating from Main Street, where some Altus residents stopped by not only to sign the petition, but to also become registered voters.


Update: Burglary victim escapes being held at gunpoint

The Altus Police Department continues to investigate a burglary related shooting that occurred Tuesday morning, July 8, where a man, said to be a Department of Human Resources employee, was held at gunpoint for over 30 minutes.According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, the victim told APD that upon entering his home around 8:30 a.m. at 708 Hayes Street, he discovered a subject inside the residence. After being held at gunpoint the victim said he was able to get the gun away from t...

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Public invited to Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting

Altus - Ray Miller, chairman, has announced the next Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting has been set for Thursday, July 10 at 11:30 a.m. at 1204 E Tamarack. The agenda includes a discussion on the drought, upcoming training for LEPC members and first responders, grant applications, exercise plans, and discussion of new officers. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information about the Local Emergency Planning Committee call Wayne Cain, Jack...

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Three blood drives set in Altus next week

Blood donors this summer will not only feel good when they donate with Texas Blood Institute (TBI), but each donor will also receive two tickets to the Oklahoma City Zoo and a “Feel Cool” T-shirt. Anyone who is healthy and 16 years or older* is encouraged to donate and save lives at one of three Altus locations next week...

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Man arrested after leading police on chase

Altus Police have arrested a man considered to be a person of interest related to ongoing investigations in the Altus area. On Tuesday, July 8, Shawn Dorsey, 24, was arrested following a police chase around the 100 block of S. Howse.Altus Police reported that a handgun was also discovered after searching the 1996 gold Chevy Caprice that was being driven by Dorsey. Chief Deputy Mike Bell said that Dorsey is a person of interest in an ongoing investigation, but could not confirm or d...

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DA to hold public auction of forfeited items

District Attorney John Wampler has announced the sale of several forfeited vehicles at a public auction to be conducted online beginning Sunday, July 13, and concluding on Wednesday, July 23.Wampler said that all of the items to be auctioned were seized by the District Three Drug Task Force and other area law enforcement agencies from individuals that used the vehicles in connection with illegal narcotics activities. A judicial forfeiture proceeding was then filed and the court for...

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Commissioners, Excise Board discuss county’s estimate of needs

The Jackson County Commissioners held a joint meeting with the Jackson County Excise Board to discuss the county’s estimate of needs for the 2014-15 FY, with elected officials on Monday, July 7, in the Commissioners Office of the Jackson County Courthouse.

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Flags donated to SWTC

The Altus Lions Club purchased United States flags for the Southwest Technology Center to be placed in the classrooms. Those at the presentation were, from left, Lions Vicki King, Diana Thompson, accepting the flags Superintendent Dale Latham, Lions Gayle Culberson, Club President and John E. King.

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