Drilling work on Gary

Able Environmental Drilling employees continue work on closing down a well at the location formerly occupied by A-Ok Lock and Key, at 920 W. Gary Blvd.

Here's a look inside the Wednesday Edition

- Unemployment scams on rise

- Newalla man dies in wreck

- Inmates scrap at two prisons

- Hernandez surges to starting role

- Trudy Rehder Obituary

- State deaths

- Local pics and more.

Federal, state, local law enforcement converge on two Clinton homes

Clinton Police Chief Paul Rinkel said CPD and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol assisted Federal Bureau of Investigators on a case they were working on in the 600 block of Hayes Ave. and 500 block of S. 11 St. The OHP bomb squad was on scene as well, according to Rinkel. CPD detectives were at both locations. Rinkel said no arrests were made in the federal case, but one arrest occurred as a result. If any charges are filed by the FBI, they will be filed in federal court.

Custer County OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences educator Lisa Rauh reported that at least 3,800 fraudulent unemployment claims have been filed in Oklahoma since mid-March, by scammers attempting to claim unemployment benefits in someone else’s name.

Honoring those who served

Clinton Veterans Center residents wave flags, as the Clinton Fire Department, Clinton Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and vehicles from local businesses drive by in a parade held Friday. The parade was held to honor veterans so others could visit them, while observing social distancing.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are working to find out what caused a fatality accident Monday morning near Weatherford.

National Nurses Week

AllianceHealth Clinton nurses Brenda Jennings, left, and Wade Blackwell, right, take care of “patient” and fellow nurse Janae Chittum, having a little fun in celebration of National Nurses Week. CDN

Agents with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections are investigating an assault on an inmate housed at Lawton Correctional Facility early Sunday morning. Several hours later, inmates assaulted a prisoner at North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre. Both inmates were treated at local hospitals.

In 1877, Native American war leader Crazy Horse surrendered to U.S. troops in Nebraska.

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