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August 16, 2018

Crime

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

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

“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

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

House fire meant to mask murder, authorities allege

UPDATE, August 1, 5:45 pm: The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the identity of the victim on Wednesday as Miranda Pederson, (7-31-1995). Her 23rd birthday was yesterday.  The scene was so grisly at Monday’s house fire south of Luther that the victim who was shot and burned still hasn’t been officially identified by the Medical

Homicide Investigation “Near Luther”

UPDATED at 4:41 pm with photographs. OKLAHOMA CITY (July 30, 2018) – An investigation is underway following the discovery of a body during a house fire near Luther Monday morning. Around 9:30 am Hickory Hills Fire Department responded to a House fire in the 10700 block of Lori Lane in Oklahoma County. While putting out the fire, firefighters found

Luther Man Charged with Negligent Homicide

A January accident that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist has led to charges against a Luther man. The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office said several months of investigation led to the one count of negligent homicide against 72-year-old John Zachary Gentry. OCSO said their investigation of data determined that Gentry turned directly into the

DUI patrols Friday night

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office will conduct an impaired driving checkpoint and have additional DUI patrols targeting drivers operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs in Oklahoma County. The checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location in Oklahoma County and will begin around 10 pm, Friday, June 22 and end about 3 am

Suspect gets away after chase through Luther

A quiet afternoon in Luther was interrupted Sunday with a high-speed chase from the Turner Turnpike that went through Town. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. Kera Philippi said the incident began about 3 pm Sunday when a trooper tried to pull over a black Ford pickup truck in Oklahoma City on the Kilpatrick Turnpike with an expired

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