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August 19, 2018

Fire

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

Hay Fire Contained

Hay baling in July is hard hot work. The pay off comes in winter for the animals when it’s cold. A regular Monday haying on a field on Covell turned dramatic when the hay caught fire. Seems the hay sparked maybe because a bearing was lost on the baler. Flames spread over an acre or

It’s our turn: help DJ Shorty B & fam

He’s our favorite entertainer, DJ Shorty B, but he’s also our neighbor. Josh Smith and his family could use our help. The Smith’s suffered a crushing loss on Monday when their home in Lincoln County caught fire. There is extensive loss of property and smoke damage. Of course, they are thankful to have their lives

Chili Showdown for Fireworks

When the creative spirit gets launched, there is a lot of fun to be had in Luther – and a lot of good chili and cornbread. The Luther Fire Department and Police Department are in a friendly competition to outdo each other on the best pot of chili. It’s part of a fundaiser to help

Fire Destroys Luther Home

It was a passerby who noticed the smoke coming out of the house on Cedar between Fifth and Sixth Streets around 8 am Tuesday and made the emergency call. The two occupants had gone to work. Luther’s volunteer Fire Department went on scene with mutual aid from nearby fire departments to battle the flames that

Volunteer Departments tend to grass fire

When you’re driving home to your rural property and see smoke in the distance, there’s always that thought … “Is it my place?” It came too close for comfort for a couple who just moved to the Shadow Ridge neighborhood less than a month ago. They drove up to see that a neighbor’s burn of

This is only a drill

When the fire sirens blared along Coffee Creek today, a Luther Fire Department engine and truck was headed to a DRILL not a fire. As part of their education efforts, LFD visited the homeschool co-op, The LAB (Luther Academic Barn). Earlier this month, LFD visited Luther Elementary School and Head Start. Just before lunchtime, students

Luther Fire Chief Leaves for Marlow

Luther Fire Chief Jason Miller has been offered the Fire Chief position in Marlow, Oklahoma. His last day as Luther’s chief is July 17, 2017. Chief Miller has served as Luther’s first paid fire chief for the last six years. He said the decision was tough, but the opportunity to lead a bigger department in

Out of the ashes

A church youth group from Tennessee found a treasure in Luther as they were cleaning up the burned-out house of the Taylor family. The fire last December at the home at Seventh and Dogwood claimed the life of Tony Taylor. The youth group from Hartsville Pike Church of Christ, near Nashville, volunteered to spend their

Volunteer Firefighters handle north grass fire

Unofficial reports blame a spark from a lawnmower on a pasture in north Luther for spreading about a 40-acre blaze Saturday afternoon off Luther Road between Simmons and Charter Oak in Logan County. The heavy smoke and wind worried neighbors but volunteer crews from Woodcrest, Luther and Sooner got the spread under control.   Unfortunately,

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