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Deer Creek’s $5 million bond issue passes
Deer Creek voters went to the polls Tuesday and passed the 2014 $5 million bond issue by a large margin.
The bond issue passed with all 20 precincts reporting. Proposition 1 passed with 1,269 in favor (72.9 percent) and 471 no votes (27.1 percent), according to combined election results from the Oklahoma County Election Board, Logan County Election Board and Canadian County Election Board. Voters favored Proposition 2 with 1,273 ballots cast in favor (72.8 percent) and 475 no votes (27.2 percent).
Commission rezones pair of acres
The Edmond Planning Commission voted 3-0 Tuesday evening to approve the rezoning of 1.9 acres of property located on the southeast corner of Covell Road and Broadway. Commissioners also approved amending the Edmond Plan from suburban office to restricted retail commercial.
S&L, LLC requested the rezoning from single family dwelling to restricted commercial usage, said Barry Moore, commission chairman.
Police seek ID of suspect in attempted robbery
A heavily disguised man wearing a fake wig and mustache attempted to rob an Edmond credit union, authorities said.
FBI Special Agent Martinus McConnell said at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday the suspect, a white male, entered the FAA Federal Credit Union located at 2800 N. Kelly and approached the teller counter and asked for a brochure.
Teens sharpen leadership, fundraising skills at OMRF
High school students know a lot about fashion and Facebook. Thanks to a new program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, some of them are learning lessons in a whole new area: philanthropy.
This is the first year for OMRF’s Teen Leaders in the Philanthropy program. Since September, selected students from around Oklahoma have met monthly at OMRF to learn more about nonprofit organizations and how giving impacts their communities.
Men rob motorist stuck along snowy street
Two apparent good Samaritans robbed a woman stuck along an icy stretch of road in north Edmond, an incident report states.
Early Sunday morning, Police Officer Jason Carroll was dispatched on a robbery call in the 4700 block of East Coffee Creek Road, according to Carroll’s report released Tuesday by the Edmond Police Department.
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UCO features voices in production of musical ‘side show’
The University of Central Oklahoma Musical Theatre Division will present the Tony Award-nominated musical “Side Show” at 7:30 p.m. March 6-8 and 2 p.m. March 9 in Mitchell Hall Theater, located on campus.
Study: Oklahoma No. 2 in prevalence of mental illness
Oklahoma ranks second nationally in the number of adults with a mental illness, according to the findings of a new study.
The study, conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, defined a “serious mental illness” as any mental, behavioral or emotional disorder that causes substantial functional impairment such as significantly interfering with or limiting one or more major life activities. Examples might include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or clinical depression.
NWS: More snow chances in store for Edmond
More winter weather could impact Edmond just as frozen precipitation from the weekend is thawing and melting.
Wednesday afternoon the local forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of precipitation, with rain or snow likely, according to the National Weather Service forecast for the area. Temperatures will fall from a high near 38 to a low near 23 Wednesday night when the area will have a 20 percent chance of snow before midnight.
New snow accumulation of less than one inch is expected.
ODOT meets with public tonight on I-40 widening
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will present a public meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw to present initial project information and receive public input on a proposed project to improve I-40 in Oklahoma County from near Choctaw Road east 6 miles to the Pottawatomie County line. The meeting was originally scheduled for early February, but was postponed due to winter weather concerns.
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