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October 19, 2017

Crime

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

Border fight: misdemeanor filed against Henry

Turns out when the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s office dismissed felony trespassing charges against Luther Town Trustee Ron Henry earlier this month, they were planning to refile some of the charges as a misdemeanor. That misdemeanor charge was filed Thursday. The charges, first filed in August 2016, stem from a dispute between Henry and his

Moody eludes capture, family worried

The family of one of the Lincoln County jail escapees is consumed with worry about his safety. Brian Moody, 23, is the last of the four inmates who escaped through a ventilation system on Monday who has not been found. A manhunt continues. Moody’s sister who prefers not to share her name said many of

Some charges dropped, some remain against Ron Henry

Exonerated. That’s the last word in the online court record for CF-2016-6934, the grand larceny and property theft charges filed against Luther Town Trustee Ron Henry almost a year ago in a property dispute with his neighbor. Those charges were dismissed Tuesday. However, Mr. Henry and his wife, Brenda, did not get the same result

The Sheriff Comes to Luther

Acting Oklahoma County Sheriff PD Taylor continues his tour of unincorporated areas of the county to talk about “recent budget decisions out of his control.” Those decisions, he says, could jeopardize patrols in rural areas of the county, including Luther. He will host a public meeting on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the Luther Community

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