Oklahoma news briefs

Oklahoma news briefs for May 27, 2014.
Oklahoman Modified: May 26, 2014 at 9:24 pm •  Published: May 27, 2014
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In brief

ALTUS

Kid’s College opens June 2

Western Oklahoma State College and its summer enrichment program, Kid’s College, will welcome Frank Wang, president of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, at 11 a.m. June 2. Wang will speak to students in the Kid’s College program and faculty and staff in Room H-9 in the Fine Arts Wing of the college. The event is open to the public. Wang will speak about his academic and professional development.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

EDMOND

Store hosts hiring event

ALDI will host a hiring event for 15 positions for its soon-to-open Edmond grocery store. Opportunities include store associates, shift managers and manager trainees. The event is from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at 13301 N Pennsylvania in Oklahoma City. Applicants must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED and be available to work anytime between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

McAlester

2 charged in theft of urns

Two urns containing the remains of a victim’s mother and daughter that were stolen in a house burglary are lost. George Bethel, 31, of Stuart, and Adrian Brownlee, 39, of McAlester, have been charged with felony counts of conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary and conspiracy to desecrate a dead body. According to a court affidavit, police spoke to the suspects and learned that they allegedly put the urns in a trash bag and threw them into a trash bin at Holiday Lodge. Officers, after learning the urns were discarded, went to find them. However, the trash had already been dumped, the affidavit states. The urns were reported stolen from Patricia Reeve’s home at 2602 N B St. According to the police affidavit, other property that was reported stolen was recovered. Bethel was convicted of a felony in Arkansas in 2011 and had five total counts charged against him during that time. Counts included breaking or entering, two counts of breaking and entering, theft of property and fraudulent use of a credit card. Bethel faces a penalty of imprisonment for two years to life if convicted, while Brownlee faces up to 15 years and a fine.