In brief: Northeast Oklahoma

Oklahoman Published: August 12, 2009
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Matt Barnard,

Tulsa World

OKLAHOMA CITY

Water main breaks at VA
A water line break Tuesday at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center didn’t affect patient care, a hospital spokesman said. The line broke Tuesday afternoon and affected water pressure in Building 1, which includes patient rooms and offices, spokesman Travis Villani said. The patients were not relocated because of the break, he said.

Carrie Coppernoll,

Staff Writer

JAY

Man admits vandalism
Craig County sheriff’s deputy Dean Sumner, 29, of Ketchum pleaded no contest to destroying property at the Arrowhead Yacht Club and was given a one-year deferred sentence. Sumner was ordered to pay $3,905, according to court records.

SHEILA STOGSDILL,

STATE CORRESPONDENT

ARDMORE

Police chief steps down
Ardmore Assistant Police Chief Richard Ackerman resigned Tuesday after only 65 days on the job. Ardmore Assistant City Manager J.D. Spohn said Ackerman resigned for personal reasons.

JOHN A. WILLIAMS,

STAFF WRITER

COLCORD

Abuse nets man prison time
A Colcord man was sentenced to more than six years in prison for sexually abusing young children. Federal prosecutors said Edward O’Field, 79, admitted touching a 2-year-old child inappropriately on Feb. 1 and molesting a 4-year-old child in 2008.

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MCALESTER

Gator removed from home
State wildlife officials removed an alligator from a McAlester home recently and released it near the Red River, the state said. Owner Tommy McCombs 24, was fined $696. Wildlife Commission Officer Shane Fields figures the gator, named Gustav, was about 4 feet long when he was taken to the Red River in McCurtain County.

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