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Davis Police Make Big Arrests During May

By: Alisha Thompson Counterfeit money and a vechile versus pedestrian call make for a busy couple of weeks for the Davis Police Department. Officer Jake Smith was dispatched to Snak Shak located at 15900 Highway 7 for someone attempting to pass counterfeit bills. Officer Smith said the individuals were still on scene and left when…

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Escaped Arrestee Returned to Lighthorse Custody

An inmate escaped Lighthorse Police custody in the early morning hours of May 19. Around 2 a.m., the arrestee, Ryan Dill, seated and handcuffed, was awaiting the booking process when made the decision to flee the facility. Within moments, the arresting officer noticed him missing. He asked for assistance from the duty officers from the…

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Council Discusses 2022-23 Budget, Again

By: Alisha Thompson The May 9 Davis City Council meeting could be described with one word, tense. The four and a half hour meeting came with budget questions and concerns with unclear resolutions, then revisiting the mowing contracts produced raised voices and a two and a half hour executive session left meeting attendees wondering what’s…

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Hudson Draws Opponent for June 28th Election

District 3 County Commissioner Darrell Hudson has served in office for 14 years, worked for County Commissioners Chester Gibbs and Jimmy Primrose and he has been employed by the county for around 25 years. Hudson has drawn Charity Loper as an opponent for the Tuesday, June 28 election. “I’ve been an equipment operator, mechanic, welder,…

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Sulphur Man Arrested for Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Murray County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence located in Sulphur on the 800 block of West 16th Street, for Keith Dashti on May12. Dashti, 38, of Sulphur, has been charged in the District Court of Murray County for aggravated…

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Davis seniors graduate on Friday

Cue Pomp and Circumstance! It’s graduation week in Davis, America. DHS Baccalaureate This week’s festivities start off with Davis High School Baccalaureate is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Dorothy Jameson Performing Arts Center. Gavin Moore will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Anna Richardson will read scripture. Pastors Larry Newton, Assembly of God and…

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Spring Splash is Saturday at Park

Bring your kids to Fullerton Park (behind Sooners Foods) on Saturday for the official opening of the Davis Splash. Turner Falls Park Manager Ricky Harness said that Saturday will be a fun day for the family. Spring Splash will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Inflatables, games, a train ride for smaller kids,…

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Loper Announces Campaign for District 3 County Commissioner

We have a race, ladies and gentlemen! Charity Loper filed to run against long-time District 3 County Commissioner in April. The election will be Tuesday, June 28. Early voting for that election will be Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 25 from 8 a.m. to…

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Busy April for Murray County Sheriff Office

It’s been a busy April for the Murray County Sheriff’s Department. The Davis Police aided the Sheriff’s Office in what is the fifth shooting in Davis since the summer of 2021. The Murray County Sheriff’s Department and the Davis Police Department responded to a report of a stolen vehicle containing a firearm on April 29.…

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April Winds Highest in Mesonet Era

By Gary McManus Opinions on Oklahoma’s weather are often more variable than the weather itself. Some Oklahomans will look back on April 2022 and remember the seven confirmed tornadoes that touched down, although that is still below the long-term average of 11.7 for the month. Many others will remember drought that saw both intensification in…

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