Alex Warren Klingler, Accused of Shooting 2 Police Officers, Faces Charges.
District Attorney Jason Hicks says Klingler will be arraigned on 14 felonies about 10:30 this Monday Sep 25th . KOOL News first reported the charges over the weekend. The website on demand court records indicate that Klingler faces three counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon; and 11 counts of shooting with intent to kill.
Crash on the H.E. Bailey
Two individuals believed to be Ft. Sill soldiers were hospitalized following a crash on the H.E. Bailey turnpike early Sunday morning. A Chickasha man also involved in the crash was unhurt. The highway patrol reports 22-year old Christopher Pugh of Ft. Sill was air-lifted to an OKC hospital with head, trunk, and internal injuries. He was last in fair condition. A passenger in Pugh's car, 23-year old Jordan Moorer, also of Ft. Sill, was not hurt. 20-year old Keri Cutler, also of Ft. Sill, riding in another car, was taken to a Lawton hospital by a private vehicle and was admitted for observation for an unrelated medical issue. 20-year old Martin Amerson of Chickasha was not injured. The accident happened just after 4:30 Sunday morning, between mile markers 75 and 76. The trooper investigating the crash says Pugh fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle. The car ran off the road and rolled, then came back onto the highway and blocked both lanes of traffic. Amerson was following, and hit Pugh's vehicle.
Silver Alert Canceled
A Silver Alert issued for a missing woman has been canceled. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol initially issued the alert for 63-year old Kathryn May Ford early this morning. She had last been seen at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge about noon Sunday. Troopers say she last had contact with family or friends near Denton, Texas late yesterday, and that it was unusual for her to not keep in contact. The Silver Alert was canceled just before 5 o'clock this morning.
Two runaway Blanchard teens have been found.
Authorities say 15-year old Paula Beller and 17-year old Jadon Gallaway were located over the weekend. Relatives of Beller reported her missing nearly three weeks ago. Blanchard police did not say where the teens were found, however media reports say they are in investigative detention.
Update on education in Chickasha's institutions this week.
It's the annual education forum, hosted by the Chickasha Chamber of Commerce. Officials with USAO, the Canadian Valley Technology Center, and Chickasha Public Schools will be reviewing their programs. The forum will be held at InterUrban Thursday morning. Breakfast will begin at 7:30, with the program to begin about 8 a.m. Tickets are $10, and you should RSVP the chamber by close of business Wednesday if you want to attend.
Tuttle-area women expected to be appointed to the Grady County Excise Board.
Cynthia Lynn Rice has been selected to serve on the three-member panel, to fill a vacant spot on the panel. County Commissioners are expected to make the appointment when the panel meets for its weekly meeting this morning. Rice will take the spot in District One previously held be long-time
Excise Board Member, Leon Osborn, who retired from the board earlier this year. The Excise Board is responsible for approving the annual budget for most county offices.
Remember the old investment company E.F. Hutton phrase, when E.F. Hutton speaks, people listen?
That translates to Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm in the energy industry today. Hamm thinks the federal government is to blame for keeping oil prices lower than what he believes they should be. On the website Http://www.OKenergytoday.com, reporter Jerry Bohnen says Hamm is....
Crude oil on the up for the week, to $50.60 a barrel.
London-based Brent crude climbs to $56.86.
Natural gas was up Friday, but down for the week to $2.96 per million BTUs.