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August 16, 2018

Stabbing at Luther High, first day of school

A terrible first day of school for Luther. Within the first hour of classes, a student allegedly stabbed a 14-year-old female fellow student. She is on her way to the hospital. The boy is being detained. An automatic call went out to parents this morning, “an incident has occurred at the high school. One student

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

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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

Community

Vintage Cars at the Round Barn Sunday

ARCADIA – Members of the Sooner Model A Club will bring their vintage cars to the Arcadia Round Barn on Sunday, Aug. 12, during the monthly Round Barn Rendezvous. The Rendezvous, a jam session featuring local musicians, is from Noon to 4 pm, beneath the giant shade tree on the north side of the barn. Some seating is available

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Sports

Jacob Factor

Season Opener, Luther Softball

by Jacob Factor, The Lion Reporter The storm that blew through much of Oklahoma Tuesday caused a rain delay but left a pleasant 80-degree temperature for the Lady Lions Fastpitch home season-opener against the Crescent Tigers under Head Coach Kayla Radke.  It was a rollercoaster of a game; ultimately the Lions couldn’t keep up with

Community

Thanks from Open Door

Open Door Assembly in Luther wants to thank all who attended the Back To School Bash last Sunday night. It was a big success with 80 backpacks sent home with students, a half-dozen teacher baskets shared and many giftcards distributed. Victoria Vega de Landavazo, organizer of the event, wants to thank all who participated, especially

Community

Governor Signs New Medical Pot Rules

Governor Mary Fallin today issued this statement after signing revised emergency rules adopted by the Oklahoma State Board of Health, which establish a framework for patients, physicians, caretakers, and business owners interested in medical marijuana:  “These rules are very basic, and represent the best option in developing a proper regulatory framework for medical marijuana, with

Crime

“Luther Deserves Better”

Monday mornings are typically quiet in Luther. The cafe is open for the regulars including a group sharing coffee and Bible study together.  On a Monday, many of the local retailers on Main are closed, leaving the cafe, bank, the police department and Town Hall getting most of the traffic. There was plenty of activity at

Crime

Luther Officer Arrested

Luther Police responded Sunday night to a home of one of their own that led to an arrest of Officer Anthony Butler. He is in the Oklahoma County jail, accused of a variety of crimes including strangling his girlfriend while her children watched, according to police information. Butler is also accused of assault and battery

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