By SILAS ALLEN, Staff Writers | Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015
The police chief in Sentinel was shot Thursday while responding to a bomb threat, authorities reported. The police chief, who was wearing a borrowed bulletproof vest, was hit in the arm by gunfire in the western Oklahoma town.
LAWTON — A U.S. Army post in southwestern Oklahoma will soon tighten access for visitors.
A local newspaper reports the change at Fort Sill is a result of assessments made by Maj. Gen. John Rossi, who took command this summer. Officials say the increase of background vetting and access control is for the protection of those living at the base, not because of a response to a specific threat.
All active and retired Department of Defense workers and family member identification will be accepted to enter the Army post. Other types of common access card IDs made by the Department of Defense also will be accepted.
Everyone else will be directed to a Visitor Center for entry.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Dec 3, 2014
LAWTON — An Oklahoma woman has been sentenced to six months in jail for stealing more than $11,000 from her elderly father.
A local newspaper reports 52-year-old Janetta Whitethunder was also sentenced to 10 years of probation Tuesday. She pleaded guilty in January to one count of exploitation of an elderly adult.
Whitethunder’s father had been diagnosed with dementia and was a resident at the Lawton-Fort Sill Veterans Center when Whitethunder stole from him. She cashed 18 checks between December 2011 and February 2012 and police say she tried to scam him out of more than $90,000.
A bank employee contacted the man’s son after Whitethunder tried to close his account multiple times while he wasn’t there. The