LOCAL AND AREA NEWS
SILVER ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING STILLWATER WOMAN
Officials are asking the public’s help finding an 86-year-old woman missing from Stillwater.
Officers said Jewell Evans was last seen wearing a long brown dress and glasses.
She could be driving a white 2010 Toyota Avalon with license plate #843-HS1, a POW tag on the front of the car and an OSU alumni sticker on the back.
Police said Evans suffers from dementia.
They said she could be in immediate danger.
If you have seen Evans or know where she is, Stillwater police would like to hear from you at (405) 533-8540.
ANOTHER ARREST MADE IN LOGAN COUNTY MURDER CASE
An eighth arrest has been made following a violent murder and cover up.
According to Logan County Sheriff’s Office, John Worchester was arrested in the 1500 block of Douglas Avenue in Oklahoma City at approximately 12:30 today.
Authorities say Worchester is the eighth and final outstanding suspect in this investigation.
He was taken to the Oklahoma County Jail on a charge of First Degree Murder in the death of Shawn Masters.
MORE QUAKES TUESDAY IN LOGAN COUNTY
Two earthquakes were recorded early Tuesday morning in Logan County.
According to the Oklahoma Geological Survey, the first one, a 2.9 magnitude earthquake, was recorded at 3:04 a.m. Its epicenter was located three miles south of Langston and eight miles east of Guthrie.
Another 3.3 magnitude earthquake was then recorded at 4:57 a.m. Its epicenter was located five miles east, southeast of Edmond and nine miles northwest of Choctaw.
No injuries or damage have been reported.
AAA NOTES DIP IN STATE GAS PRICES
The statewide average price for regular gasoline in Oklahoma has fallen a penny over the last five days, according to FuelGaugeReport.AAA.com, to $3.465 per gallon. Today’s price is half a cent below the level recorded a week ago.
Today’s national average price at the pump is $3.67 per gallon, three cents more than last week, 14 cents more than one month ago and 15 cents more than one year ago. The national average is just below the peak price paid by motorists last summer ($3.672 on July 19), but it is well below the high of $3.79 per gallon registered on Feb. 27, 2013.
“Once again, we’re pointing to a decrease in supply as the culprit,” said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. “Refineries are required to start producing summer-blend gasoline by May 1, and in anticipation of this, they often go offline for scheduled maintenance. This drop in supply can cause prices in certain areas to rise.”
Although inventories in the US are beginning to increase, pump prices have jumped dramatically in several states: Delaware (up 9 cents), Oregon (up 9 cents) and New Jersey (up 8 cents). Drivers in the majority of states, including Oklahoma, continue to pay more today than they did one year ago.
Global crude oil prices remain elevated as Russian and Western powers attempt to broker a deal over the situation in Ukraine. Tensions remain high as both sides exchange accusations about which side first violated last week’s perceived deal, and yesterday Vice President Biden arrived in Kiev warning of new sanctions. The price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude is moving minimally. At the close of formal trading on the NYMEX yesterday, WTI closed up 7 cents per barrel at $104.37.
EXECUTIONS STAYED FOR OKLAHOMA INMATES
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has stayed the execution of two death row inmates who challenged execution secrecy.
Lawyers for Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner filed a petition Monday asking the state's highest court to delay their executions so their ongoing case against the state can be fully litigated. The inmates sued the state corrections department in February over the secrecy protocol surrounding executions.
Susanna Gattoni and Seth Day, attorneys for Lockett and Warner released this statement:
"We are relieved, and extremely grateful to the Oklahoma Supreme Court for its reasonable decision to stay the scheduled executions of Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner. In order for the courts to be able to do their job of ensuring that all state and federal laws are followed, they must have complete information about the drugs intended for use in executions, including their source. While the state has recently, finally, disclosed its new, experimental proposed drug protocol for an execution, far too little is known about the source of the drugs, their testing and how they would be administered. It is not even clear whether the drugs were obtained legally. With today's stay, the Oklahoma Supreme Court will be able to fully adjudicate the serious constitutional issues about the extreme secrecy surrounding lethal injection procedures in our state."
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Friday that is was not the court to grant the inmates a stay, despite a ruling earlier in the week by the state Supreme Court that the appeals court could issue a stay or move an execution.
Lockett was set to be executed Tuesday night.
STILLWATER STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM UNDERWAY
A number of Stillwater streets will see improvements as work begins in support of the City of Stillwater's Pavement Management Program.
According to Transportation Manager Jason Peek, the contractors' work includes asphalt milling, patching and new asphalt overlays on approximately 23 lane miles of streets in various areas of the city. A map of the project locations is available at the City of Stillwater’s website. The work should be completed by June 30.
In addition to the rehabilitation work, the Transportation Department is currently soliciting bids from contractors to reconstruct South Monroe Street between 6th and 9th Avenues; 19th Avenue between Western Road and Walnut Street; 26th Avenue between 19th and 26th Avenues; and the intersection of 7th Avenue and Duncan Street.
The City of Stillwater is scheduled to award the reconstruction contracts at an upcoming Stillwater City Council meeting.
The program is a systematic process for inspection, evaluation planning, and maintenance of the entire street pavement network. The process is used to manage approximately 442 lane miles of pavement within Stillwater, and to recommend appropriate pavement maintenance strategies based on condition and service life.
The funding for these projects were approved by Stillwater City Council in the 2014 fiscal budget.
For additional information about the program, visit the City’s website at http://stillwater.org/government/pavement_management_program.php or contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at email@example.com or 405-742-8362.
LEGAL QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED MAY 8TH
Payne County Bar Association (PCBA) and Stillwater Public Library will co-host the annual “Ask-a-Lawyer” at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursday, May 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Citizens of Payne County are invited to meet with an attorney face-to-face and ask legal questions free of charge.
“The Payne County Bar Association is excited to be offering the free services of our attorneys to the community again this year,” said Robyn Baker, local attorney and PCBA president. “As attorneys, it is important to us to give back of our time, particularly to folks who might not have the resources to hire an attorney.”
Time with an attorney is confidential and the meetings are held in individual, private rooms. Event participants do not need an appointment to attend and questions will be answered on a first come, first served basis.
“The questions answered at past ‘Ask-a-Lawyer’ events have widely varied, so the PCBA tries to schedule attorneys during each hour who have different types of practices,” said Stacy DeLano, adult services librarian.
Frequently asked questions include those involving family law, child support and custody, real estate, wills and trusts, business and incorporation, consumer law and bankruptcy, criminal law and personal injury.
“If the attorneys present can’t answer your questions, they are very helpful about trying to refer you to another resource,” said DeLano.
Baker added that “while lawyers will be on hand to discuss citizens’ legal questions, they will be unable to answer case specific questions regarding pending legal actions.”
“Ask-a-Lawyer” is free and open to the public. For more information, call (405) 372-3633 x8106, visit the web site at http://library.stillwater.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).
CITY OF STILLWATER POSTS RULES FOR LAKE SAFETY
With the lake season quickly approaching, the Stillwater Police Lake Patrol would like to remind everyone to follow state and local laws. A current State of Oklahoma fishing license is required to fish at any City of Stillwater lake. In addition the City has a two pole per person limit. Jug lines, limb lines, trot lines, and yo-yos are not allowed. Additional state fishing regulations can be found at http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/fishing.htm.
All vessels operating on City of Stillwater lakes are required to follow all state laws, and be equipped will all required safety equipment. Common violations are failure to possess a fire extinguisher, or life jackets. All vessels must be currently registered unless exempt. Jet skis, personal watercraft, tubing, wakeboarding, waterskiing or any similar activity is not allowed on any City of Stillwater lake. Additional vessel information and a checklist of required safety equipment can be found at https://www.dps.state.ok.us/ohp/aboutlp.htm.
All City of Stillwater owned lakes are free for recreation, except Lake McMurtry. Lake McMurtry requires a $6.00 daily permit per vehicle, which includes all activities except camping. Tent camping permits are $10.00 per day, and RV camping is $22.00 per day. Annual permits are also available. Additional information can be found at www.lakemcmurtry.com.
For a courtesy vessel inspection, or any questions regarding City of Stillwater laws covering fish and game or park activities contact Officer Howell at email@example.com.
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Prior to joining The Doug Gottlieb Show on CBS. He also co-hosted a show on ESPN Radio. Gottlieb was a college basketball analyst on ESPN and did his first radio work on KSPI-AM in 2000.
Gottlieb was a college basketball point guard at Notre Dame and Oklahoma State
and was graduated with a marketing degree from OSU in 2000. He holds every assist
record at OSU and in the Big 12 Conference. He is tenth all-time in assists
in NCAA history.