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Yale Man Convicted Of Child Sex Abuse Of Young Relative

(Stillwater, Okla.) — After listening to hours of extremely disturbing testimony from a young girl this week, a Payne County jury convicted her male relative of sexually abusing her from the age of 4 through the age of 9 in his home in Yale. It took the jury, which was...
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Athlete Accused Of Assaulting Stillwater Police Officer

(Stillwater, Okla.) — An athlete, who told police he was “OSU Football,” has been accused of assaulting a Stillwater officer, drunk driving, failing to give information at the scene of an accident at 800 E. Hall of Fame where two vehicles were hit, driving on a suspended license, and resisting arrest at 3:49 am on June 2, court records show.
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Upcycling can turn unused items into great gardening containers

STILLWATER — By upcycling unused items around the home, gardeners can prove the cliche that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure while keeping those materials out of landfills and creating whimsical, decorative features. It’s a sure bet that nearly any gardener can find some really interesting things that can...
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Former Stillwater councilor sues City, OKDHS

Darrell Dougherty, a former Stillwater city councilor is suing the City of Stillwater and the Department of Human Services, claiming they failed to properly investigate charges of child abuse. He had alleged his minor child was abused by an ex-wife and a member of her family, and has named employees...
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Stillwater man investigated, charged for child pornography

A 49-year-old Stillwater man was charged Tuesday in Payne County District Court with possession and distribution of child pornography. Stillwater police arrested Donald Eugene Lett after an investigation following a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children Data System after Facebook reported prohibited activity. Detective Sherae LeJeune reported receiving the...
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OSU football player accused of assaulting a police officer

A current Oklahoma State football player is being accused of assaulting a Stillwater Police Officer during a June traffic stop. Trey Allan Rucker, who had recently transferred to OSU from Wake Forest, is being charged in Payne County court with the assault, DUI, failure to give information at the scene of an accident, operating a vehicle with a suspended license and resisting arrest.
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Touring death row

The interim often proves to be just as busy as our legislative session. On Wednesday, I joined several representatives for a tour of death row at the State Penitentiary in McAlester. The tour was organized by Rep. Kevin McDugle, and several people from the Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections attended as well.
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Yale man found guilty of child sexual abuse

Payne County jurors on Wednesday found a Yale man guilty of child sexual abuse. Troy Joseph Harrison was charged with one count of child sexual abuse in 2019, and after three days of trial, the jury recommended 25 years in prison. He appeared for trial this week before Judge Stephen...
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Vaccination rate dwindling as state crosses 3 million doses

Payne County’s vaccination rate has slowed along with the rest of the state, seeing only a .9 percent increase in people 12-and-up with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine over the past two weeks. The Oklahoma State Department of Health began tracking those 12-and-up in the May 16-22...
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LETTERS: Is the child’s welfare a priority?

I’ve been following a local tort claim on OSCN website, Payne County case #CJ-2021-19, involving DHS and City of Stillwater, including PD. The petitioner is a caring friend, remarkable father, highly regarded citizen, volunteer, local business owner and former civil servant. The lawsuit stems from his attempts to modify joint custody agreement after complications in seeking DHS assistance following multiple allegations of both sexual and physical abuse perpetrated by the biological mother. In attempts to protect his son, the father hit roadblocks with both OKDHS and Stillwater PD, hence this Tort claim.
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County Budget Board adjusts general fund estimate before approving budget

Payne County’s Budget Board approved its Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget last week after shaving or moving more than $300,000 from the estimate of needs. If approved by the state auditor’s office, Payne County’s general fund expenses will be closer to $21.5 million after having the published estimate come in around $21,840,497. Including cash funds and the Payne County Health Department, the total budget comes in at over $40 million.
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Former Drumright Woman Admits Financially Exploiting 95-year-old Woman

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A former Drumright woman, who was employed by Elara Caring as a home health aide last year, has pleaded guilty to financially exploiting a 95-year-old woman by using the victim’s debit card to make a total of $1,533.89 of unauthorized charges at the Walmart store on N. Perkins Road in Stillwater.
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Upcycling can turn unused items into great gardening containers

STILLWATER, Okla. – By upcycling unused items around the home, gardeners can prove the cliché that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure while keeping those materials out of landfills and creating whimsical, decorative features. It’s a sure bet that nearly any gardener can find some really interesting things that...
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2021 has been a productive year for the birds

Stillwater received approximately 1.1 inches of rain over the past seven-day period. Payne County rare birds for this week include stubborn Cedar Waxwings, who tend to stay a little later each year due to ample food sources and later breeding seasons in the north. Our migratory arrivals for the month...
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Stillwater man Accused Of Punching Jailer Held On $32,500 Bail

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man was arraigned Wednesday on charges of punching a city jailer in the face and violating a protective order obtained by an older male relative — whom he had admitted punching in the face. Cory Alexander Jones, 29, remains jailed on $32,500 total bail on...