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December 15, 2017

Crime

Police Officer Stabbed in Luther

News that an officer was stabbed in Luther put a community on edge Thursday afternoon; and news that the suspect who hurt him has not been caught keep tensions high for residents in the search area. Luther Police Chief David Randall posted a statement on Facebook just before 8pm saying the incident occurred before 2pm December

“Hit list” juvenile in custody

UPDATE: reflecting the student was released from custody November 15. UPDATE: Monday 11 am to include letter from LPS Superintendent Barry Gunn. The 14-year-old expelled Luther Middle School student who allegedly authored a hit list naming students and teachers he wanted to kill is in custody. Luther Police Chief David Randall says the boy was arrested

Road Rage on 66

A road rage incident near Highway 66 between Harrah and Pottawatomie Road just before Noon on Saturday resulted in an accident, a fight and one driver going to jail. Luther Police Sargeant Mike Oliver responded to the call around 11:45 am. He had been blocking thru traffic where the Luther Pecan Festival banner was being

Remembering the Wilksons

“Be big-hearted, kind and gracious and enjoy life. Because we have just one life to live… ” “Ron and Kay were too young to die. They had much to share. We do not understand why there was a sunset at what was the mid-day of their lives. But we know that God is in control,

Standoff Suspect Arrested

A seven-hour standoff between a burglary suspect and Oklahoma County Deputies ended peacefully early Monday morning at a home on  NorthLuther Road toward Harrah. Stephen McGraw, 35, allegedly locked himself into a home in the 8000 block of North Luther Road after 6pm on Sunday. No one was at home when the security system was

Ed Grimes for Sheriff; one of three candidates

Grimes is a straight talker. Running as an independent, he said he’s not much for politics.
“I believe in transparency. Politicians don’t have that for whatever reason, I don’t understand. I work for the people. I’m a public servant. I don’t have anything to hide. If I have something to hide then I’m doing something wrong,” he said.

Twenty Years for Whitmus

Justice takes time. On Monday it took almost eight hours to arrive at a punishment for the former Luther Band Director who chose to let an Oklahoma County District Judge sentence him rather than go to trial. The time since the investigation began into the affair between the 32-year-old teacher who admitted to finding his

Whitmus Sentencing Mid-day Update

“No one wins today,” said Sam Talley, the defense attorney for former Luther Band Director Kyle Whitmus. He said that in a comment out in the hall of the seventh floor of the Oklahoma County Courthouse before Monday’s proceeding began to sentence his client to crimes of which Whitmus pled guilty. The comment came as

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