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300 bats caught by janitors at Salt Lake City high schoolSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A bat infestation prompted a Salt Lake City high school to cancel its after-school programs so school workers … more

Records: 2 knew about porn on Oklahoma lawmaker’s computer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At least two people knew about child pornography on former Republican state Sen. Ralph Shortey’s computer at the Oklahoma Capitol, but failed to disclose that … more

Tillman County Health Department schedules flu vaccine clinics

The Tillman County Health Department announced today its seasonal influenza vaccination clinic schedule for the upcoming flu season. Clinics will begin Oct. 2.The Oklahoma State Department of Health … more

Chapel stirs up controversy in small Oklahoma college town

ADA — A small chapel nestled on a university campus in a rural central Oklahoma town is at the center of a firestorm over the use of religious symbols on public property after a Washington, … more

Police log for Sept. 21-22 provided

IncidentsThursday12:54 a.m., Motorist assist, Wayne Street11:38 a.m., Juvenile in need of assistance, Broadway Street and Veterans Drive3:12 p.m., Fight, Altus Junior High School5:11 p.m., Larceny, … more

Daily scripture reading

Gospel of Luke 8:1-3Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another,preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God.Accompanying him were the Twelveand some women who had been … more

University of Oklahoma President David Boren to step down

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma President David Boren, a former Democratic governor and U.S. senator, said Wednesday he will resign as head of the state’s flagship university at the end … more

Former inmates in Oklahoma face poverty in the real world

ENID — Elvis Wright doesn’t know what a normal life looks like.“A normal life? I still don’t know what that is,” Wright said. “And I’m not looking for that. … more

Oklahoma officials say Thailand native died of meth overdose

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma officials say a Thailand native whose body was found along the side of a state highway in July died from a methamphetamine overdose.The Oklahoma State Bureau of … more

Police search for driver in hit-and-run with pedestrian

According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, Altus police are investigating a hit and run accident involving a vehicle and pedestrian that was reported Thursday evening shortly before 8:30 p.m.Police … more

Jail report for Sept. 1 - 8

Jennifer Brooks, 36 of Lawton, aggravated driving under the influence - liquor, transporting an open container - liquor.Michael Delgado, 50 of Frederick, assault and battery.Archie Milton Oneal, 58 … more

Annual alumni homecoming events slated

The annual alumni homecoming event is scheduled for Sept. 15 and 16.Friday events:* The homecoming parade is set for 1 p.m followed by a pep rally in the Frederick High School Gym.* The homecoming … more

Third suspect in man’s death apprehended

UPDATE — Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy updated the story of a man found dead in Tillman County Aug. 22.A third person has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of 32-year-old … more

APS sees manyfinancial anddemographicchanges

Much has changed for Altus Public Schools in the last two decades according to the Office of Accountability’s District Profile Report. Though enrollment and state funding have seen negative … more

Crockett Elementary renamed after Ret. Four Star General Tommy Franks during ribbon cutting ceremony

Hobart—Crockett Elementary in Midland, Texas, was officially unveiled as “General Tommy Franks Elementary” during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 24. The dedication ceremony was … more

A Street project to see overlay

In August, the City of Altus Street Department began work on A Street. Part chipped concrete, patchy pavement and dusty rock, the once concrete street has been weathered and worn down over time due … more

Suspects in man’s death apprehended

UPDATE — Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy updated the story of a man found dead in Tillman County Aug. 22.The man that Altus police believe is responsible for the shooting death of-32-year old … more

Vehicle associated with recent homicide found in Lawton, police continue to search for suspects

According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, a vehicle belonging to the victim of a homicide being investigated by Altus police was located in Lawton Monday evening. Altus police were notified by the … more

Local group has preliminary plans underway for proposed community garden

With more and more people moving to urban areas, the concept of a community garden has become increasingly popular. Agriculture and urban life meet in a community garden.From providing a use for … more

Seniors at English Village place first for quilt at County Fair

Residents at English Village Manor in Altus recently participated in the Jackson County Free Fair where their handmade rag quilt took first place.The average age of those working on the quilt was 80 … more
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