Heavy snow prompts highway closures in Oklahoma Panhandle
GUYMON, Okla. (AP) — Heavy snow is prompting highway closures and traffic problems in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Texas County Emergency Management Director Harold Tyson says portions of two major highways were shut down Thursday after 6 to 8 inches of snow fell in the area. He says several tractor-trailers jackknifed along Highway 54, causing traffic to back up for miles near Guymon.
Oklahoma business to pay $1 million for undocumented workers
GUYMON, Okla. (AP) — The operator of a pork processing plant in the Oklahoma Panhandle will pay $1 million to settle allegations that it hired workers who were in the U.S. illegally.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Seaboard Corporation reached the settlement Nov. 1. Funds will be divided between ICE and the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office.
Former Kansas sheriff’s deputy sentenced for lying about gun
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former deputy with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for lying to investigators about a missing machine gun.
U.S. Attorney Stephan McAllister said in a news release that 60-year-old Robert Doty, of Guymon, Oklahoma, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to lying to a federal investigator.
GUYMON, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in the Oklahoma Panhandle are investigating a pair of deaths that occurred over the weekend.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says Rodney Prieto was arrested in Texas County on Sunday on a first-degree murder complaint. Investigators say he's accused in the death of Jesus Alfredo Alvarez Catalon.
An extraordinary example of determination, hard work, dedication and service.
Clifton C. Guymon passed away on February 25, 2018, at the age of 92.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin is giving her approval to a federal agency's decision that paves the way for the Shawnee Tribe to build a $25 million casino near Guymon in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Fallin announced Tuesday that she agrees with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs' decision to place a tract of land 4 miles southwest of Guymon into trust for the Oklahoma-based tribe, which has no jurisdictional land of its own.
Tribe’s plan for casino in Oklahoma Panhandle draws concern
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Native American tribe's plan to build a $25 million casino in the Oklahoma Panhandle hundreds of miles from the tribe's headquarters has prompted a state senator to question whether tribal gambling should be allowed in areas that have no historical tribal connections.
Panhandle community faces competition for school teachers
GUYMON, Okla. (AP) — Located just 20 minutes from the state lines of Texas and Kansas, the Oklahoma Panhandle community of Guymon faces competition from all sides when it comes to hiring teachers.
The majority nonwhite school district also has a large number of non-English-speaking students, which Superintendent Doug Melton says adds to the challenge of attracting teachers.