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Three arrests made in 5-year-old cold case

OKLAHOMA CITY — Five years after a man disappeared, three people have been charged with his murder. Joseph Lartey was last seen in September 2017. New court documents say there’s evidence that shows he was killed and dumped in a field near Shawnee. His body has never been found. Police say cell phone records tied the suspects to the killing.
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EPA moving forward on concerns of toxic soil, water and air in Bristow

BRISTOW, Okla. — Wilcox Oil Company officially became a Federal Superfund Site when it was added to the National Priorities List on December 12, 2013. EPA has been surveying and conducting soil and water sampling on and around the 125 acre site since 2015. The EPA has determined the superfund site does contain carcinogenic waste including benzopyrene and extremely high levels of lead.

Stillwater man gets 10-year prison term for child porn possession

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 50-year-old Stillwater man, who was given a jury-recommended 10-year prison term last week for possessing child pornography, plans to live with a woman in Perkins on his release from incarceration, according to a pre-sentencing investigation. For distributing child pornography, Donald Eugene Lett was also given...

Sam Varner Memorial Firework Celebration

Are you ready for the 4th of July? As a reminder, the Sam Varner Memorial Firework Celebration will take place this Saturday, July 2. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon and evening watching the spectacular firework display over Lake Massena. Vendors will be set up for those who might get hungry or thirsty. With good food, drinks and views, what better way to spend the afternoon. Fireworks will begin at dark.

Author George Krumme “Tales of our Town” holds book signing

On Saturday, June 24, 2022, an overflow crowd enjoyed the unique experience of hearing history as seen through the 100 year old eyes of Mr. George Krumme, who enthralled the crowd with early tales from Bristow history. Mr. Krumme has recently finished writing a book entitled "Tales of our Town - Early Bristow, Oklahoma" and shared some of the stories with the appreciative crowd. Laughter filled the room as he told about how his wife was an amazing dancer and even won a dance contest one time. Sadly, however, Mr. Krumme was not a dancer and didn't help with the win. He also told the story of how he was present when the Chrysler Tower was originally raised and he discussed the techniques used to accomplish that task. Always quick with a response, Mr. Krumme fielded questions from the audience and it seemed that everyone in the room truly enjoyed the historical moments unfolding in front of us.

What's Going On During The Summer Time

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State Superintendent race headed to run-off election in August

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Ryan Walters and April Grace appear poised for a runoff election for State Superintendent on August 23. The two were the top two vote-getters on Tuesday night with 97% of precincts reporting. Walters had 41% of the vote while Grace, the Shawnee Public Schools superintendent,...
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Danny Heilaman

Danny, the son of Earl Heilaman and Nancy (Witherspoon) Carpenter, was born January 30, 1961, in El Reno. He and his family moved to McLoud, where he graduated high school. Danny proudly served in the US Air Force. Danny was a machinist at Eaton Corporation in Shawnee for over 30 years. On May 24, 2003, he married Barbara Bateman, in Eureka Springs. D a n n y enjoyed making things out of metal, traveling, and spoiling his grand babies and his wife.

Cushing woman jailed on burglary charge

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Cushing woman, who got out of prison two years ago, has been jailed on $7,500 bail pending her arraignment Tuesday on a charge of breaking into an unoccupied rent house across the street from where she was staying. Due to her criminal record, Bryttney Nycole...

Walters, Grace Projected For State Superintendent Runoff Election

McAlester native Ryan Walters is projected to compete in a runoff election for State Superintendent with April Grace, current superintendent for Shawnee Public Schools. Walters has about 41% of votes with 92% of precincts reporting while Grace has about 31% of votes. John Cox and William Crozier each have 24...

SWOSU introduces new head coaches

New SWOSU softball coach Jessica Boone speaks during a meet-and-greet Tuesday. Boone spent last season as the Oklahoma Baptist University Assistant Softball Coach. Montgomery Malone/WDN New SWOSU women’s basketball coach Jeff Zinn speaks during a meet-and-greet Tuesday. Zinn spent last season and Oral Roberts University as the women’s basketball assistant coach. Montgomery Malone/WDN.

Ryan Walters, April Grace make state superintendent GOP runoff

In a race that was expected to be a close call according to recent polling, the GOP primary for state superintendent of public instruction will head to a runoff between Oklahoma Secretary of Education Ryan Walters and Shawnee Public Schools Superintendent April Grace. With more than 99 percent of precincts...