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Oklahoma news briefs for June 14

Oklahoma news briefs for June 14, 2014
Oklahoman Published: June 14, 2014
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Pauls Valley

Mom may face abuse trial

A Garvin County woman with a history of mental health problems should stand trial in connection with an accusation that she stabbed her 8-year-old son, court officials said Friday. Adah Renee Wise, 28, of Stratford, appeared in district court for a preliminary hearing on a felony child abuse charge. She is accused of using a kitchen knife Aug. 24 to stab her son, according to a probable cause affidavit. The boy suffered a stab wound that lacerated his liver, the affidavit states. Wise told authorities she had not been taking her medication and had not slept for a couple of days. Wise is free on $2,000 bail.

By Sheila Stogsdill, For The Oklahoman


Green issues forum set

Members of the environmental quality board of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality encourage residents of southeast Oklahoma to attend a public forum scheduled for Tuesday. The public forum will be held after the 10 a.m. business meeting at the Pittsburg County Health Department, 1400 E College Ave. in McAlester. “The board welcomes input from those concerned about Oklahoma’s environment and the regulations governing their protection,” said board Chairman John Wendling. To learn more about the DEQ, visit For more information about this event, call Quiana Fields at 702-7100.



Police name new major

With the upcoming retirement of Maj. Elip Moore, the Chickasha Police Department has named Shanon McClain assistant chief of police, effective July 1. McClain will be promoted to major. He started in Chickasha in 1990 as the property and evidence custodian. He served as an animal control officer while finishing his degree at Oklahoma State University. He was hired full time in 1994.



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