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Oklahoma news briefs for July 15

Oklahoma news briefs for July 15, 2014
Oklahoman Published: July 15, 2014



Military fun

shoot set

A military fun shoot to benefit the Warriors for Freedom Foundation is set for Saturday on property in Blanchard owned by Stephen Alexander, a former University of Oklahoma and NFL football player. The event will host 25 wounded combat veterans to be paired with a corporate sponsor to shoot as a team. Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Rusty Dunagan, a Warrior for Freedom veteran advocate, is chairman of the event. Dunagan lost his legs and an arm in a 2010 land mine and bomb explosion in Afghanistan. The National Rifle Association awarded a grant for all the ammunition and safety equipment. Two Rivers Arms Co. is providing the weapons and their expertise. The event is not open to the public for safety reasons. A few sponsorships remain. To register, go to



Suspicious van found

A suspicious white van reported in at least three Oklahoma County neighborhoods was located Saturday by an Oklahoma County sheriff’s deputy at a convenience store at E Waterloo Road and Interstate 35. Reports of the van had been repeated on social media. The driver was questioned and was selling meat door to door, said Mark Myers, sheriff’s spokesman. His supervisor verified his employment. Another person, working with the driver earlier in the week, had been acting strangely, Myers said. No outstanding warrants were found and no crimes had been committed, Myers said. The driver, from Edmond, was leaving Oklahoma and headed for Colorado.


E. coli brings


The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has advised Hillside Mobile Home Park, a community water system at 9628 SE 29 in Oklahoma County, to inform residents and users of its drinking water to only use water that has been brought to a full, rolling boil for at least one minute, or to use bottled water or water from another acceptable source for consumption, food preparation, dishwashing and brushing teeth. The advisory was issued due to the presence of E. coli. Residents will be notified when the water is considered safe to drink.



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