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Norman man takes on challenge to unseat Inhofe
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of candidate profiles leading up to the 2014 Oklahoma elections.
Erick Wyatt is running for U.S. Senate to be a strong voice of the people, he said. More than anything, Wyatt said he is running against incumbent U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe for the sake of his children.
The Norman Republican vows to represent the people’s interests instead of the interests of powerful political groups, Wyatt said.
Police investigate suspicious package at UCO
Monday morning, Rezahn Clayton was in the University of Central Oklahoma student center, also known as the Nigh University Center, awaiting his next class when he received an alert on his cell phone.
The alert, posted on the university’s website home page stated: “CENTRAL ALERT April 14, 8:50 a.m.: An unattended suitcase was found at the pay lot near the NUC. The NUC has been evacuated. Please avoid the area until further notice.”
Agency urges Oklahomans to call before digging
Accidental “hits” on utility lines continues to be a real problem in Oklahoma and across the nation. It is also avoidable. April has been declared Safe Digging month by Gov. Mary Fallin. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is joining with the governor to remind all Oklahomans of the importance of calling 8-1-1 or 1-800-522-OKIE before starting any project that involves digging.
Oklahoma Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Anthony says the warning is for all Oklahomans, not just those doing large projects.
‘Knotty Ladies’ at Touchmark help others
The “Knotty Ladies” at Edmond’s Touchmark at Coffee Creek retirement community have been cutting up — all to benefit children at Positive Tomorrows. The nonprofit agency is the only elementary school in Oklahoma specifically serving homeless children and their families.
4-12 Police & Fire
Information in this column is gathered from city fire incident logs and police incident reports. Persons booked into the city jail are held for up to 10 days. Not every incident leads to a formal charge. If charges are filed, innocence or guilt is determined by a court of law. Until then, defendants are to be presumed innocent.
Pruitt cautions Oklahomans about tax, rebate scams
Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday warned Oklahomans about tax and rebate scams that have netted criminals billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds.
High school seniors attend SWOSU new student orientation
A total of 202 high school seniors enrolled for the 2014 fall semester at Southwestern Oklahoma State University as part of the first session of the New Student Orientation Program on the Weatherford campus.
Arbor Day Foundation honors OCU with 2013 Tree Campus USA recognition
Oklahoma City University was honored with 2013 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Youth Leadership Oklahoma announces 14th annual class
Leadership Oklahoma recently announced the selection of Youth Leadership Oklahoma Class XIV.
Verizon Wireless announces Smart Rewards program
Verizon Wireless is offering a new rewards program to customers. The Verizon Smart Rewards Program is an exclusive loyalty program offering eligible customers the opportunity to earn rewards points for a variety of discounts in the local community and nationally.
“The Verizon Wireless Smart Rewards Program provides our eligible customers the ability to be rewarded for activities they do on a regular basis,” said Rick Urias, Verizon Wireless district manager.
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