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June 23, 2018

Police

A wreck on the way to court

A tight curve and a wet road from the morning rain shower was a combination that caused a local teenager to flip her pickup Wednesday and be late for a municipal court appearance in Luther. The irony is to be noted, getting in a wreck on the way to court for a speeding ticket, but

Early morning turnpike wreck

Luther Police and Fire Departments were among the first responders to a single car accident on the Turner Turnpike at daybreak Saturday. Reports say the driver was ejected. Emergency medical care arrived via helicopter. The early investigation indicated the driver might have fallen asleep at the wheel.

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

A big hoax

No credible threat against Luther High School exists, according to Luther Police Chief David Randall. A statement released this morning said that interviews with the suspects who threatened to “shoot up Luther High School” led authorities to believe the incident was a hoax. Still, 18-year-old Kristian Flanigan could face charges. Flanigan was picked up sometime

FBI has Flanigan

  Word from Luther Police Department that the alleged suspect in the threat against the school is being interviewed by federal authorities. No word on whether the suspect, Kristian Flanigan, is under arrest. He was picked up sometime Monday and is being questioned by the FBI. Last Friday, Flanigan allegedly posted on Snapchat that he

FBI Searches for Flanigan

Luther Police Chief David Randall says it appears numbers are down at school today as classes resumed after Spring Break under a cloud of a threat made against the high school, and he answered lots of questions from parents and teachers during dropoff. Randall said the student, identified as Kristian Flanigan, used SnapChat to say

On alert for Monday

UPDATE 3/18/18 4:20 PM: Luther Police will have a presence at each school campus tomorrow to ensure the safety of the students while the investigation into the threats continues. Over the weekend, LPD has repeatedly checked the school properties with no incidents to report. Contact with the Tulsa agencies in reference to further interviews of

By the numbers, February at LPD

UPDATE: Submitted by Luther Police Department, the following are two reports – a narrative and a numbers report of LPD activity for the month.  The Luther Police Department reported the following reports to the Town Board of Trustees at its March 2018 meeting. Compared to January numbers, LPD had a significantly busier month. Although the

Manhunt for hit and run suspect continues

  Authorities continue a manhunt for a suspect who hit a road construction worker, ditched a stolen car and took off on foot. It began about 8 am Friday on Highway 66 between Luther Road and Dobbs. Described as a black male, 160 pounds and wearing blue jeans and a blue jacket, the suspect eluded

“Bonding Beyond Belief:” the case for the pd

Luther Police Chief David Randall got approval to hire a part-time officer at the February Town Board Meeting. The $10 an hour position will augment the coverage of the Town with the current staff, and four new reserve officers, Randall said. He lobbied for the part-time position instead of a full-time replacement created by the

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