Canadian County

Parents of children killed in fire file lawsuit

The parents of three El Reno children who died in a New Year’s Day house fire have sued the manufacturers of a space heater they believe was responsible for the fire. James Redbird and KeeYanna Osage filed the lawsuit last week in Canadian County District Court against Patton Products, Sunbeam Products, Newell Brands and Edward…

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Hughey seeks re-election to judicial seat

Canadian County Associate District Judge Bob W. Hughey has announced he is running for re-election. He has held this position since 2008. The associate district judge presides over all juvenile cases in Canadian County, and oversees the operations of the Children’s Justice Center. Hughey became an attorney in 1985. For the last 22 years he…

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Canadian County Sheriff’s secure garage moves closer to reality

After months of planning and preparing, a secure garage for the Canadian County sheriff’s office could soon become a reality. The Canadian County commissioners voted Monday to allow the sheriff’s office to seek bids to construct the 3,000-square-foot sally port. A sally port is a secure garage that allows law enforcement personnel to transport prisoners…

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Fallin removes Canadian County from burn ban

Because of significant moisture, Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday removed Canadian County from the list of counties covered under a burn ban. Canadian County had been among 36 counties included. Significant rainfall both Saturday and Wednesday helped reduce the wildfire dangers in the region, Fallin said. The decision to remove the county from the list…

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Canadian County issues emergency burn ban

With strong winds, historically high temperatures and no moisture in the forecast, Canadian County officials issued an emergency burn ban on Thursday. The unanimous vote came during an emergency meeting of the county commissioners and followed the recommendations of fire chiefs across the county. District 3 County Commissioner Jack Stewart said officials had hoped to…

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El Reno man identified as pilot in fatal crash

An El Reno man was one of two people who died Sunday after the plane he was piloting crashed near Hydro. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Walter R. Mullaney, 62, of El Reno, was piloting a 1967 Beachcraft Bonaza  that crashed about a half mile east of State Highway 58 and a quarter mile north…

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Fina resigns after controversial hire at Canadian Valley Tech

The morning after the Canadian Valley Technology Center Board of Education named Gayla Lutts the next superintendent of the school, longtime board member and chairman George Fina resigned. Fina, who had served on the board for 21 years, said he could not go along with the hiring of Lutts. He said the position had been…

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Ag students do well at Canadian County livestock show and sale

The annual Canadian County Junior Livestock Show and Premium Sale completed its annual run Tuesday as a success, officials said. Kyle Worthington, with the OSU Extension Service and Canadian County Free Fair Board, said more than 425 entries participated in the annual livestock show. Seventy-five entries advanced to the premium sale, which was held Tuesday…

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Teacher pay raises top legislative breakfast

Frustration continues for state lawmakers as they try to find a way to provide pay raises for Oklahoma teachers. Sen. Stephanie Bice said Tuesday that a proposed walkout by teachers continues to draw attention to a problem that has been ongoing. “We all recognize that teachers need a pay raise. There is no doubt about…

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