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Altus police continue their search for the vehicle and driver suspected in hit-and-run that resulted in pedestrian’s injuries

Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy reports that Altus police continue their search for a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident that was reported Thursday, Sept. 21, around 8:30 p.m. in the 600 block … more

JCMH department recognized

Jackson County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department was recently recognized by fellow hospitals for their superior efforts in timely STEMI—ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction—protocol … more

The 1491s bring satire to Cameron

The members of The 1491s—a sketch comedy group of Native Americans who first found a following on YouTube—will put their uniquely satiric spin on “American Identities in the 21st … more

Board of Education discusses numbers from free breakfast and lunch program

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at the Administrative Center at 219 N. Lee.To start the meeting, the board approved the … more

Police log for Sept. 8-12 provided

IncidentsFriday9:13 a.m., Man with a gun, Davis Street11:12 a.m., Loud unusual noise, Ridgecrest Apartments1:40 p.m., Fire, E. CR 157 and S. CR 2064:23 p.m., Larceny shoplifting, 2500 N. Main St.6:03 … more

Annual food drive planning gearing up

The Jackson County Community Health Action Team or JCCHAT met in regular session Wednesday at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.The coalition voted on a new vision statement at the … more

Inmates at Jackson County Jail make first appearances

Defendants incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in district court made first appearances before Judge Brad Leverett and a representative from the district attorney’s office.First appearances … more

Free car seat safety event scheduled

The Altus Fire Department announced today that certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be offering free car seat inspections and education to parents and caregivers on Saturday, September … more

Boy with autismfinds comfortin going fishing

TULSA — Three inches of fish flesh, no more than two eyes and a wiggle on the end of a fishing line holds a world of emotion for a child, especially Sterling Snider.He calls fish … more

Kick off fall with cookoff

Nothing starts off the fall season in Altus like the annual Cotton Pickin’ Chili Cookoff hosted by Main Street Altus in October.In anticipation of the event, cooks all over Jackson County … more

State Briefs

Trooper, driver shoot at each other during Oklahoma pursuitOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A police pursuit in Oklahoma City that included a rolling gun battle between the fleeing driver and a state … more

ONIE launches “Choose Homemade” initiative

OKLAHOMA CITY – Healthy and tasty foods don’t always go hand-in-hand, but one Oklahoma City non-profit is attempting to help Oklahoma families experience healthy meals.The Oklahoma … more

300 course develops airmanship

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE — The First Term Airmen Course was an Air Force-wide program that allowed new Airmen a week to in-process at a new base. In 2016 it was evaluated and is now revitalized as … more

Fourth suspect arrested

According to a report from Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, police have arrested a fourth person in connection with the August 20th shooting death of 32-year-old Jared Allen Holmes.An arrest warrant … more

Witnesses yell ‘he can’t hear you’ as cop shoots deaf man

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn’t hear witnesses yelling that he was deaf, … more

Altus community calendar events provided

Please submit all items by noon to run the next publication day. All submissions must include a street address where the event will be held and a contact name, phone number or email address.An … more

Oddities In the News

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
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