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In “Getting to know your Chickasha Fire Department we meet 13 year Chickasha CFD veteran Driver Matt Mccombs.

 


Saturday July 7th

 

 Confirmed case of Human West Nile

     The Oklahoma City-County Health Department has confirmed a human case of West Nile Virus in Oklahoma County. OCCHD Public Health Protection Director Phil Maytubby said, “Residents should be vigilant  by getting rid of any sources of stagnant water and always wear repellent containing DEET.” Residents should check their property carefully. Empty buckets, flower pots, old tires …anything that Retains water. And don’t forget to Empty and refill your pet’s outdoor water bowl daily. West Nile symptoms include fever, headache, body ache, and sometimes a rash. If symptoms are severe, please contact your doctor immediately.

 

A Sunday night kidnapping and assault allegation

has a 21-year-old James Camaron Carter sitting in jail on $50,000 bond.

Carter made his initial appearance Monday in Stephens County District Court

and was charged with a felony count of kidnapping, and a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse. The kidnapping charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

 

Wheat harvest is wrapping up across the state.

According to Oklahoma Wheat Commission Report, Southwest Oklahoma was listed at 99 percent complete with harvest earlier in the week. Cody Gerlach manager for Consolidated Grain and Barge reports, “It seems this harvest yield was a lot smaller, but overall prices stayed moderate, allowing  farmers to take advantage of higher prices to offset the lower production. USDA currently estimates the Oklahoma wheat crop to at 52 million bushels, down 47 percent from last year," "Yields per acre is at 26 bushels, with 2 million acres that were harvested."

 

Horse Show

If you Love Horses, the American Stock Horse Association Show is today and Sunday at the Grady County Fair Grounds Event Center. Point of contact is Jason at 580-399-6878

Here’s an update to last weekend’s church robbery.

Chickasha police arrested 3 people in connection to the First Assembly of God Church break in’s According to the Chickasha Police Department, a 15 year old male, a 17 year old male and 18 year old Clayton Griggs were arrested July 4th. Griggs was booked into Grady county on charges of 1 count of burglary in the 2nd degree and 1 count of destruction of church, or other contents. No information on bond or arraignment at this time

 

The Chickasha public library is starting their July Programs.

Preschool Storytime for 5 and under. It’s year round Wednesday mornings from 10:10 to 11, or 11:10 to 12.

Story time with Grandpa is Tuesday afternoons at 3, and it is all free for the public.

 

Here’s what we’re talking about this weekend.

Lt. David Brittle with the Salvation Army, serving both Grady and Caddo County’s, is this week’s guest on our KOOL Conversation. He’s talking about July being Energy Aid Month and other programs. On Real Estate Today with John Mosley, this week’s guest is Alex School Superintendent Jason James. The KOOL Conversation, airs right after the 8 o’clock news this morning. That is followed at 8:30 by Real Estate Today. If you miss the shows, we have links on our website at KOOL1055FM.COM and under the community tab. 


 

 Friday July 6th

Church robbery Suspects caught and awaiting arraignment.                   

     Here’s an update to last weekend’s church robbery. Chickasha police arrested 3 people in connection to the First Assembly of God Church break in’s According to the Chickasha Police Department, a 15 year old male, a 17 year old male and 18 year old Clayton Griggs were arrested the afternoon of July 4th. Griggs was booked into Grady county on charges of 1 count of burglary in the 2nd degree and 1 count of destruction of church, or other contents. CPD officers developed leads in the crime through an early morning Auto burglary, which lead officers to two locations containing the church’s stolen items. No information on bond or arraignment at this time

 

If you Love Horses, 

the American Stock Horse Association Show is Saturday and Sunday at the Grady County Fair Grounds Event Center For more information contact Jason at 580-399-6878

 

Duncan man Battles over a bicycle resulting in injuries.

Charles Vestle Cox Jr., 42 has been jail on $75,000 bond following a bloody battle over a bicycle. Cox made his initial appearance Tuesday in Stephens County District Court for a felony count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  Court records indicate Cox has a former conviction for a felony. His prior record makes him eligible for 10 years to life in prison, if convicted.

 

4th of July Signs for PTSD Veterans’ in MUSTANG

According to a Mustang city leader, City Hall passed out signs for combat veterans struggling with fireworks. The idea came from a few resident who have flash-backs when fireworks go off in their vicinity. According to Scotty Deathe-rage …the executive director of Honoring America’s Warriors in Oklahoma City. “Not all veterans are impacted by fireworks on Fourth of July, many enjoy them.”….And he says, “The signs showed our veterans we appreciate and support them.”

 

The Chickasha public library is starting their July Programs.

Preschool Storytime for 5 and under is year round Wednesday mornings from 10:10 to 11, or 11:10 to 12. Story time with Grandpa is Tuesday afternoons at 3, and it is all free for the public.

 

Here’s what we’re talking about this weekend.

Lt. David Brittle with the Salvation Army, serving both Grady and Caddo County’s, is this week’s guest on our KOOL Conversation. He’s talking about July being Energy Aid Month and other programs. On Real Estate Today with John Mosley, this week’s guest is Alex School Superintendent Jason James. The KOOL Conversation, airs right after the 8 o’clock news tomorrow morning. That is followed at 8:30 by Real Estate Today. We have links on our website so go to KOOL1055FM.COM and you’ll see them under the community tab. 

 

Thursday July 5th

An update on Last weekend’s Church Vandalism         

 

Chickasha police arrested 3 people in connection to the First Assembly of God Church break in’s According to the Chickasha Police Department, a 15 year old male, a 17 year old male and 18 year old Clayton Griggs  were arrested the afternoon of July 4th . Griggs was booked into Grady county at 1:54 that afternoon 1:on 1 count of  burglary in the 2nd degree and 1 count of destruction of church, or other contents CPD officers were able to developed leads in the crime through an early morning Auto burglary, Which lead officers to two locations containing the church’s stolen items. The church suffered thousands of dollars in damage, and Electronic equipment was stolen.

 

American Stock Horse Show

If you Love Horses, the American Stock Horse Association Show is Saturday and Sunday at the Grady County Fair Grounds Event Center For more information contact Jason at 580-399-6878

 

Apache man arrested for shooting father.

41-year-old Travis Martin Koehn is in jail on a $1 million bond

after he was found, investigators say, after shooting his father in the chest and himself in the foot.

Koehn made his initial appearance in Caddo County District Court where he was charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm after conviction of a felony; and a misdemeanor count of resisting police,. He faces 10 years to life in prison if convicted.

 

4th of July Signs for PTSD Veterans’ in MUSTANG

According to a Mustang city leader, City Hall passed out signs for combat veterans struggling with fireworks. The idea came from a few resident who have flash-backs when fireworks go off in their vicinity. According to Scotty Deathe-rage …the executive director of Honoring America’s Warriors in Oklahoma City. “The signs are important to a small percentage of those who need them, Not all veterans are impacted by fireworks on Fourth of July,

many enjoy it.” And he says, “The signs showed our veterans we appreciate and we support them.”

 

Tuition is set to increase at many higher education institutions.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education approved an increase of tuition and fees for colleges and universities. The increases range from $130 dollars at Carl Albert State College to $480 at both Oklahoma Panhandle State University and the U S A O. Oklahoma State University increase by $280 dollars. According to “college tuition compare.com”

School Name

Tuition & Fees

Cost Per Credit Hour

In-State

In-State

 

 

 

USAO…University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences

     $7,153

           $160

 

University of Oklahoma-Norman

     $9,063

           $160

         

 

 If you traveled for Independence Day you noticed pump prices continuing to rise.

According to AAA, prices are at their highest mark since 2014. At a national average $2.86 per gallon,  63 cents higher than a year ago, And lower than 2008, of $4.09. But Prices have been typical of the spring peak, and are remaining stable.

 

 

Tuesday, July 3rd

 

Chickasha City Audit OK, with Caution 

A detailed look at the financial situation at Chickasha City Hall gives the city an above-average grade. The results of a lengthy audit of city books were presented during last night’s city council meeting. The audit reviewed records about 2012 to 2017. Frank Crawford of Crawford and Associates accounting firm of Oklahoma City said he whittled the 120-page audit down to a  20-page summary. Overall, Crawford said on a scale of zero to ten, the city is above satisfactory. However…

 

 

The city got a score of zero when it comes to utilities like water and sewer. He said for every one dollar in cost the city is only getting 72 cents in revenue. Other categories that were less than favorable included the level of the unassigned general fund balance; capital asset condition; sales tax growth; and revenue dispersion.  The city’s sales tax rate of 3.75 percent received a 4. The review said in their model, a 2 percent tax rate is considered excellent, and a 5-percent rate was high.  The city received 10s in several categories including rainy day funds; asset-to-debt; ability to pay employees and vendors on time; short-term cash position; and property tax per capita. In that last category, the city had no outstanding general obligation bonds, so no property taxes are in effect.

 

$1 Million Bond for Man Who Alledgely Shoots His Father

An update to a story we aired last week about a shooting in Apache. One person has been arrested and being held on a $1 million bond for allegedly shooting his father.  41-year old Travis Martin Koehn is in the Caddo County Jail after being charged with felony counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and having a firearm after felony conviction. He’s also charged with a misdemeanor of resisting police. It’s alleged Koehn shot is father in the chest, and also shot himself in the foot. Koehn was on probation after pleaded no contest to assaulting an Apache police officer in 2016, stemming from an incident that occurred in September of 2014. He was sentenced to five years, and served one year in the county jail. Koehn’s father, Raymond Felton Koehn, was still in critical condition in an Oklahoma City hospital this morning. It’s not clear what prompted the shooting.

 

Manhunt Suspect Who Was Arrested is Charged

Now an update regarding a story we had this past weekend, about the man arrested following a manhunt in the Verden area. 22-year old Angel Jimenez is facing Grady County charges of drug trafficking, intent to distribute drugs, and having a firearm while on probation. Jimenez, of Anadarko, was in a vehicle that was pulled over on a traffic stop north of Verden last Thursday. He fled the area on foot, leading to a seven-hour manhunt by more than dozen law enforcement officers. Jimenez was arrested about a mile from the scene early Friday morning. He remains in the Grady County Jail pending a $50,000 bond.

 

Boots and Badges Blood Drive; Water Sought, Too

A friendly but important competition today among local first responders. A boots and badges blood drive will be held this afternoon, with firefighters and law enforcement officers and their supporters urged to roll up their sleeves. Donors will be asked which group they want to receive credit for the donation. Donors will get two t-shirts at today's blood drive, along with tickets to an Oklahoma City Dodgers baseball game and two tickets to the Oklahoma Science Museum. In addition to the blood drive, individuals and businesses are asked to donate bottled water to help the crews stay hydrated when they are working a fire or emergency situation. The Grady County Sheriff's Office will have its Humvee on site, so officials are asking to fill the Hummer with water. USW officials have already donated the first 20 cases of water. The blood and water drive is from 1:00-6:00 p.m. today at Chickasha's first Baptist Church at 4th and Colorado.

 

Energy and Metals

Crude oil on the NYMEX is $73.94 a barrel.

London-based Brent crude is $77.30

Natural gas is $2.86 per million BTUs.

Gold is $1,247 and silver is $15.99Monday, July 2nd

 

Packaging Firm Expected to Be Open After Weekend Fire

A three-alarm blaze kept fire crews busy at Chickasha's Greenbay Packaging Company over the weekend. The fire started a few minutes after the plant closed Friday night. Chickasha fire officials called in Anadarko and Tuttle to help battle the flames which were contained inside the building. There was one person in the office when the fire started, however she was able to escape without injury. Crews were on the scene for about three hours. Chickasha Fire Chief Brian Zalewski said the fire started at a malfunctioning compressor. Plant Manager Mark Hoppenjanz says it appears a part in the compressor over-heated, and caused some material around the unit to catch fire. He said they had a back-up compressor they were able to install, and believed the plant would be back in operation this morning with no work lost.

 

Youth Can Take Advantage of Summer Food Program

Children of needy families can get free daily meals this summer in a number of communties, thanks to the Regional Food Bank. The program runs almost every weekday through the summer. The food bank provides back packs filled with food for the kids for weekends during school. Angie Doss with the food bank says they offer the summer program while the youth are out of class.

 

                

 

In Chickasha, the program is held at the YMCA from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with a snack also provided in the afternoon. In Anadarko, kids can go to the city's library. The programs will be closed this Wednesday for the 4th of July. Anadarko's summer program will end July 31st. The Chickasha program runs through Aug. 10th.

 

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Successful

By the way, the spring food drive for the Regional Food Bank held by the mail men and women in Oklahoma was again a big success. It brought in more than 745,000 pounds of food and nearly $155,000 in cash donations. Postal patrons placed bags of food at their mailboxes in May for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, put on by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Rural Letter Carriers, and the United States Postal Service. The donated food will be distributed to nearly 200 communities in central and western parts of the state.

 

Accounting Firm to Give Info to Chickasha City Council

The Chickasha City Council meets tonight for the first time in the new fiscal year. City, county, and state governments turned the page to the 2019 fiscal year, which runs July 1st through June 30th of next year. The council is to hear a presentation from the accounting firm of Crawford and Associates, and may authorize city hall to go out for bids for a sidewalk improvement program. The panel is also expected to recognize Robert Jackson of the Parks Department as the city's employee of the month. The city council meets at 6:30 p.m. tonight at city hall.

 

Son of Grady County Sheriff Promoted by OKC PD

The son of Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir has earned a promotion. Ben Weir was recently promoted to lieutenant for the Oklahoma City Police Department. The sheriff was able to attend the ceremony.

 

July 4th Celebrations Continue

A number of communities celebrated the 4th of July early, with activities and fireworks over the weekend. Other areas are marking America's 242nd birthday tonight. In Blanchard, activities will start about 6:00 p.m. with live music to include Blanchard's own Grammy-award winning Jody Miller, with other performances from Banana Seat and the Oklahoma Symphonic Band. Fireworks will start at dusk, which will be about 9:45 p.m. Chickasha's Independence Day party will be Wednesday, July 4th. The Chickasha Area Arts Council will host activities at Shannon Springs Park starting at 4:00 p.m. Local businesses have contributed some $15,000 for the fireworks display at the park whick will include 3,500 fireworks.

 

Energy and Metals

Crude oil on the NYMEX up to $74.15 a barrel, which is an increase of  11 percent in June and up 23 percent since January. London-based Brent crude  up to $79.44 a barrel, about a 13 percent increase since January.

Natural gas is $2.92 per million BTUs.

Gold is $1,249 and silver is $16.00

 

 

 

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