Tornadoes dropped out of the sky near Cyril and Norman Saturday night, while Chickasha escaped with a near miss from the twisters. There were no immediate reports of damage from the twisters in this region. Riverwind Casino south of Norman did suffer some damage. In Chickasha, tornado sirens wailed four times within 30 minutes when a tornado warning was issued for the area. There were heavy rains and wind up to 60 miles per hour reported in the area. KWTV News 9 storm coverage reported that the tornado near Cement may have been an EF-1 or EF-2, but the National Weather Service has not confirmed that report.
Chickasha Superintendent's Contract to be Discussed
The Chickasha school board is to hold a special meeting tonight to consider modifying the contract with superintendent Dave Cash. The agenda for the meeting states the board will have a closed-door meeting to evaluate and discuss Cash's employment. The agenda for the meeting was posted Friday afternoon at the school administration building. Tonight’s meet to start at 6:30 p.m.
Deadly Fiery Crash Kills One
An Elgin man has died in a fiery crash near Apache. 21-year old Jamal Bryant suffered massive injuries in the crash that happend Saturday morning. The Highway patrol reports that Bryant was speeding along a gravel county road. He lost control of the SUV which slid off the road and hit a tree then caught fire.
Suspect in Hold-up to go to Trial
A video game thief will go to trial in Anadarko for allegedly using a weapon to take the game console. 20-year old Darion Wilhoite is accused of using a gun to take an X-Box and some cash from a victim in Anadarko back in May of this year. Wilhoite, of Lawton, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first degree robbery. His trial is scheduled for next month. Wilhoite, and 22-year old Kentraza Demone Broadus of Chickasha were both arrested in the connection with the hold up. Broadus trial expected to be scheduled next month.
State Capital Repairs Continue
The state capital building has re-opened, after crews spent all of last week replacing the electrical system of the 100-year old facility. Trait Thompson, with the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration project, says the overhaul of the building is a massive undertaking.
State lawmakers approved two bond issues totaling about $245 million to make extensive repairs of the building.
Royalty Owners Gather
A town hall meeting is set for royalty owners in the region. The Oklahoma branch of the National Association of Mineral Otners will discuss the energy activity in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP) tomorrow night. The meeting is open to the public, but the cost if $15 if you are not a member of the royalty owners group. The cost does include a barbecue dinner. They'll get started about 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 24th at the Canadian Valley Technology Center.
Energy and Metals
Crude oil on the NYMEX down slightly last week, to $51.47 a barrel.
London-based Brent crude down to $57.74.
Natural gas was down slightly last week, to $2.91 per million BTUs.
Gold is $1,276 and silver is $16.99.
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