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Oklahoman Modified: November 19, 2009 at 12:06 am •  Published: November 19, 2009

March snows set record
The state Climate Extremes Committee recently declared that 26 inches of snow recorded by National Weather Service observing sites at Woodward and Freedom during the March 27-28 blizzard sets a state record for a 24-hour snowfall. The storm system contained heavy snow bands and significant convective activity that included hail and thunder snow in places, said an Oklahoma Climatological Survey official. The former state record was 23 inches at Buffalo on Feb. 21, 1971.



Landlord finds signs of meth
Four meth labs were found in a mobile home in the 600 block of S B Street on Tuesday that showed evidence children lived in the home, police said. The landlord came to the site Tuesday morning and noticed what he thought were components of a meth lab. He notified police. Marijuana and finished product of methamphetamine and uncapped hypodermic needles were in sight, police said.



Artist gallery plans auction
The Individual Artists of Oklahoma’s annual Red Dot auction will be 7 to11 p.m. on Friday. The works of more than 50 Oklahoma artists will be available at the IAO gallery at 706 W Sheridan. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information, call 232-6060.



Town delays water project
Cache officials are putting an indefinite hold on upgrades to the city’s water service. Mayor Shawn Komacheet says the water at two test wells drilled earlier this year is not fit for drinking. He says the city will look for other options for expanding its water system. The engineer of the $2 million project told the city council in October that high levels of fluoride were found in the water and that it would not be usable unless treated. The engineer said the city could abandon the test wells and the project for about $38,400.



Suspect to go to N. Dakota
An Oklahoma City man accused of hiring his handyman to kill a Fargo, N.D., dentist will sign extradition papers and return to North Dakota, his attorney Irven Box said. has disabled the comments for this article.


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