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Fairfax Man Arrested for Stealing Livestock

Oklahoma City, Okla. – A Fairfax, Okla., man was arrested in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Thursday and charged with larceny of domestic animals. TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation. Garrett Mitchell Gibson, 26, was arrested by Perrier after Gibson allegedly stole seven head of cows from a neighboring rancher located in the Big Bend area of Osage County. Perrier ...

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Police Release Pictures of Suspects in Walgreen’s Theft

These are surveillance photographs taken at Walgreens in Ponca City at approximately 1:25am on the morning of Wednesday December 17th. The pair took three 18 packs of Bud Light beer and left the stored without paying. They left together in a white four door car. If you can identify either of these people, please call the Ponca City Area Crime ...

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Sunny 104.7 Playing Holiday Music 24/7 thru Christmas Day

For the past several years, listeners in North Central Oklahoma and South Central Kansas have come to expect all-Christmas music to hit the radio, and this year is no exception.  Local radio station Sunny 104.7 (KQSN) officially flipped the switch on 24/7 Christmas Music at midnight on Friday.  Now the airwaves are filled with the sounds of the season around-the-clock. This is the ...

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Enid Man Charged with Raping 14 Year Old

Police say they were investigating an Enid man for another crimes, but when they went to his home they found a 14 year old girl.  Now he’s charged with rape.  KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City reports that police records indicate Thorp told them that he “met the 14-year-old girl two months ago and allegedly had sex with her multiple times.” Thorp has been ...

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Rain Likely For the State Today

A passing storm system will bring a good chance for rain much of Oklahoma on Sunday.  The rain will move into western Oklahoma during the morning hours and spread east as the day wears on. Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon, and some of those could be strong to severe.  This will not be a significant rain event, with the models calling for somewhere between a ...

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Bumpy Night: Including a 4.3 Magnitude Quake At 3:15am

According to the United States Geological Survey, the first quake happened at 3:15 a.m. about 13 miles northeast of Cherokee, Oklahoma. It registered at 4.3 on the Richter Scale and had a depth of 5.0 kilometers.  The second rattled the regions at 4:11 a.m. northeast of Stillwater, registering at 2.8 and was 5.0 kilometers deep. A third happened shortly after at 4:19 a.m, ...

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Ponca City Man Injured in One Vehicle Accident on Saturday Afternoon

A 32 year old Ponca City man has been hospitalized after a one vehicle accident Saturday afternoon 2 ½ miles  south of Ponca.  At about 12:27 p.m., Anthony Maurice Steeprock was traveling eastbound on Riverview Road, just 2/10 of a mile west US 177, when his 1999 Chevolet Venture left the roadway, overcorrected and then struck a concrete culvert. He was ...

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Ponca Police Investigating Early Saturday Sexual Assault and Robbery

Ponca City Police were notified, by a parent, of a sexual assault & robbery that occurred early this morning at a residence in Ponca City. The 21 year old assault victim had been out drinking with her sister and then they went to a residence of a subject. While at the home, money was also taken from the sister’s purse. Police ...

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Update: Kylie Jones, Ponca City 8th Grader, Found in Broken Arrow

Update:  7:41pm  Wednesday Dec. 10 Kylie Jones, age 14 of Ponca City, was located in the Tulsa area. The Ponca City Police Department was notified just after 7pm by a representative of the Broken Arrow Police Department. KTUL TV is reporting that Jones was located in north Tulsa, unharmed. Jones is currently being transported to her family.  She was found at ...

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Tonkawa Chamber Banquet to be held January 15th

The annual Tonkawa Chamber of Commerce banquet will be held Thursday, January 15th at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Chamber office or from any board member. The banquet features the annual awards for Employee of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Lifetime Service and Tonkawa Pride. Other news from the Chamber: ...

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