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August 20, 2018

Turner Turnpike Detour to 66

Looks like the Turner Turnpike will be closed for motorists going east between I-35 and Wellston overnight Monday. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority doesn’t say what work its doing but presumably it’s connected to the EOC. Traffic will reroute up to SH 66 and can get back on the Turner at Wellston. From the OTA’s social

Community

Luther Elementary says “Thanks Veraden”

New Luther Elementary Principal Tracey Davenport sent this to us Friday morning. Residents at Veraden Senior Living in Edmond donated these school supplies to the staff and students. Mrs. Davenport says, “their generous donation is greatly appreciated.”  

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Crime

“Punching another student with a knife”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our student who is in stable condition,” said  Superintendent Barry Gunn spoke to reporters moments ago (10:30 am) and said that the stabbing incident happened during a morning school assembly for the high school at the auditorium. Both students are 14-years-old. The suspect is detained. Gunn said it appears

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Town

Worth Watching

It was an interesting August meeting for the Luther Town Board of Trustees. We broadcast the meetings on FB Live and you can watch here. The meeting agenda was full resulting in many decisions, and also included some controversy on a couple of issues, including whether a manufactured home can be brought into Town, even

Police

Opening at Luther PD

The Luther Town Board met in executive session at its August 14 meeting to consider the employment of Officer Anthony Butler who was arrested last week on domestic violence and other complaints. The closed-door session lasted only minutes. Back in open session, the four members present voted unanimously to terminate Butler’s employment. Board member Trandy

Community

Jones Water Boil Order Lifted

It’s been a quite a week over in Jones. The State Department of Environmental Quality issued a boil order for the Town’s water system last Saturday. As of Friday morning, word comes from Jones Mayor Ray Poland and confirmed by DEQ that the boil order has been lifted. As of Thursday evening, the Jones Public

Crime

Officer Butler released on Bond

Luther Police Officer Anthony Butler was released from the Oklahoma County jail. His bond was $18,500. Butler was arrested Sunday night on several complaints: asssault and battery upon a police officer (misdeamenor) domestic abuse by strangulation two counts of misdemeanor domestic abuse in the presence of a minor child. Butler was suspended without pay from

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