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2016, Week of Feb 13th, though 18th
Three Teenagers Jailed after a Weekend Pursuit by Chickasha Police.
Chickasha police arrest a trio of 19-year old men in connection with a pursuit and a stolen vehicle. We don't have any details, but police picked up the three young men before dawn on Saturday morning. In custody are Jimmy Thompson; Cory Wayne Cogburn, and Steven Ray Garland...all of whom are being held on complaints of eluding, burglary, and possession of a stolen vehicle. We'll bring you details as they become available.
It's been an emotionally difficult weekend for students and staff at Chickasha High school.
Greg Chilton, a popular teacher at school, died un-expected late Friday or early Saturday. Several social media posts indicate that Chilton died of a heart attack. He was 50 years old. He's been a teacher and coach at Chickasha for about 16 years. He was currently the advisor for the high school academic team, which had just competed in the state academic competition the week before. He was also the sponsor of the student council, and took over the high school swim coaching duties this year. Chilton previously taught in the Union City school system. Superintendent David Cash says there will be some additional grief counselors brought in to help students and staff deal with the loss. Funeral service for Greg Chilton is pending.
The candidacy of a Chickasha city council candidate has been challenged.
Ward 2 candidate Dustin Payne's eligibility is being called into question by Kim Loggins, the current council member that holds that post. Loggins says the Payne has not been a registered voter in the Ward for the required six months before the filing period. The challenge was filed at Chickasha City Hall on Friday, ahead of the deadline to file challenges. A hearing will be held to determine whether Payne will be able to have his name on the ballot for the April 4th election.
More and more law enforcement agencies are obtaining body cameras for their officers.
Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir would like his deputies to have them, and is working on a grant to buy them.
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Grady County Sheriff, Jim Weir.
A big night at the Chickasha Public Library, with the 5th annual Chocolate Celebration.
More than 3,000 servings of chocolate will be available tonight, as the Friends of the Library have one of their most popular fund-raising events of the year. At least 15 vendors have each prepared at least 200 servings of chocolate each. Tickets are just $6, which lets you choose six servings of the delectable desserts. The celebration is from 5-7 tonight at Epworth Methodist Church.
Crude oil on the up to $53.86 a barrel.
London-based Brent crude up to $56.70.
Natural gas down to $3.03 per million BTUs.
Gold is $1,231
Silver is just shy of $18.
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