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Pay Raise for Oklahoma Teachers Proposed by State Superintendent

Pay raises for Oklahoma teachers could be coming soon if new State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister has her way. She’s unveiled a proposed five-year plan to raise teacher pay to the regional average and the number of days of instruction to the national average. If the plan passes, Oklahoma teachers would get a $5,000 pay increase over 2012-2013 levels, along with ...

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Quakes Strike Near Medford and Perry This Morning

Grant County residents are reporting some “shaking, rattling and rolling” this morning as the area has been jolted by at least two earthquakes.  The most recent was a 4.2 magnitude earthquake near Medford just before 10 am.  The quake was centered 13 miles south southeast of Medford and recorded at a depth of just over a mile. Earlier, at 5:31 am, ...

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Gas Leak Reported At Blackwell High School Gym

Messages to Ponca Post from Blackwell parents alerted us to a gas leak this morning at the Blackwell High School Gym.  The Ponca City News is reporting that 36 middle school students and 3 staff members were transported to Blackwell Regional Hospital where all were treated and released.  No students for staff were admitted. According to the report, “Seabridge, fire ...

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Ponca Woman Dies After Thursday Motorcycle Accident

An accident four miles west of Ponca City on Thursday night has claimed the life of a 25 year old woman.  Joleen Wilson, the driver of a motorcycle involved in the accident, was flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita following the accident and died Friday. Wilson and a six year old passenger were on a 2015 Honda motorcycle that ...

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Register for Po Hi Steppers Mini Clinic Thru Jan. 30

Registration for the Po Hi-Steppers upcoming “Mini-Steppers” clinic has been extended through January 30th. The multi-day clinic is open to all girls ages 3 years through 6 grade and cost is just $30. Children participating in the clinic will perform during half-time of the Po Hi Boys game on February 2nd. To register, stop by Tyndall Fmily Dentistry, 415 East ...

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Breaking News: Drug Bust Targets Meth Distribution Network

Update from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics: Operation “Can You Hear Me Now” Targets Meth Trafficking in Ponca City The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) and local authorities have ended year-long methamphetamine trafficking investigation resulting in numerous Arrest warrants. OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward says agents and officers from several departments fanned out around 6:30 this morning armed with 17 Arrest ...

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Western Oklahoma Teacher Charged with 2nd Degree Rape of Male Student

The Alva Review Courier is reporting that 32 year old Daresa Deann Poe, a teacher at Waynoka High School, has been formally charged with second degree rape in Woods County following OSBI interviews with a student at the school.  The student said he had sex with Poe on multiple occasions, and in subsequent interview, Poe admitted affirmed the boys story. Poe, who ...

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Meth Distribution Network Target of Bust Underway in Ponca City

Update 10:47 from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics: OBN, Kay County Sheriff’s Department, Kay County DA Task Force 8, and the Ponca City Police Department this morning serving multiple arrest warrants in Ponca City tied to a meth distribution network. Reported Earlier The Ponca Post has confirmed this morning that multiple law enforcement agenies are involved in a drug bust ...

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Flu Claims Another Life in Grant County

Another person has died from complications of the flu in Grant County this past week. And statewide, the number of deaths were up from 31 last week to a total of 47 as of Tuesday. That’s according to the latest report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. So far this flu season, four have died in Kay County.Among the ...

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Deaths in Ponca Home Ruled Accidental

Two people whose bodies were found inside a Ponca City home last week died from carbon monoxide poisoning. That’s the ruling from the state medical examiner’s office. 24 year old Autumn Wooten, and 28 year old Cody Branch, 28, were found about 12:45 p.m on January 14th. A Medical Examiner’s spokesperson said that cause of death was due to the ...

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