Fall 2018 Fundraiser

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'We don't want to fall back!' Here are the totals so far: $40,280 (90%) / 161 Members / 3 Vehicles. Our goal is: $45,000! The 'On-Air' portion of our Fall Fundraiser has concluded. However, the fundraiser is ongoing. Listener support is KCCU's most important source for money to purchase programming. That is where you come in. To contribute online, click here. If you would like to call with your gift or pledge, the number is 888-454-7800. If you would like to mail us a check, the address is:...

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Wichita Falls, TX – KCCU's David Meyer reports on the status of Burkburnett, Wichita Falls and Wichita County Texas following the heavy rainfall and flooding recieved earlier this week.

Ardmore, OK – Animal rights groups are again calling for state laws to regulate dog and cat breeders after about 90 dogs were found abandoned in southern Oklahoma.

A rancher found the dogs near Marietta and took them to an animal hospital.

About 65 are now being cared for by Southern Oklahoma Animal Resources in Ardmore and the other 25 were sent to a shelter in Texas.

Oklahoma doesn't require inspections and has not set standards for dog- and cat-breeding operations.

Kingman, AZ – A court hearing today will decide whether to send four remaining charges against polygamist leader Warren Jeffs back to an Arizona grand jury for reconsideration.

The charges stem from the arranged marriages of two teenage girls and their older male relatives.

Defense attorney Mike Piccarreta argues that Jeffs was denied a fair, impartial and unbiased grand jury, and that the prosecution presented false or misleading evidence to the grand jury.

Jeffs is jailed in Kingman where today's hearing is scheduled. He originally faced 10 charges in Arizona.

Fort Sill, OK – A Fort Sill employee who spoke to a national newspaper about deteriorated conditions at barracks housing wounded soldiers no longer works at the post.

Fifty-four-year-old Chuck Roeder told USA Today that the housing units were infested with mold and that he encouraged soldiers to speak out about it.

Fort Sill spokesman Jon Long says Roeder wasn't forced out. Long says he resigned on Friday, three days before the newspaper's stories hit newsstands.

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma state Health Department has put a hiring freeze in place.

Department officials say among the vacant positions they can't afford to fill are long-term care surveyors who investigate complaints at nursing homes and similar facilities.

There are also about 100 vacancies in county health departments across the state including 69 unfilled nursing positions.

The Health Department's overall budget is about 380 million dollars which is essentially the same as last year and department officials say the cost of doing business is rising.

Oklahoma City, OK – Ridership on Amtrak's service between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas, continues to rise as gas prices remain high.

The Heartland Flyer had 40 percent more passengers last month than it did in July 2007.

Amtrak reported having about 11,700 passengers last month, as compared to 8,300 a year ago.

Amtrak says ridership is up by 17 percent during the past 10 months. There were 67,000 passengers in the period from October to July compared with 57,000 in the same period a year earlier.

Fort Sill, OK – A federal judge has stopped work on an expansion project at the Fort Sill Army Post that the Comanche Nation says would be built on sacred ground.

A temporary restraining order by Judge Timothy DeGiusti stops construction of a warehouse intended to be the new home of the post's Training Service Center.

The tribe has filed a lawsuit claiming the construction will obliterate one of the few remaining ``viewscapes'' of the Medicine Bluff National Historic Feature.

Stillwater, OK – A former student reporter at Oklahoma State University's campus radio station has landed a job with National Public Radio.

Lawton native Lacy Tatroult will serve as the executive producer for NPR's Intern Edition.

In that role, she will lead at least 20 interns this fall at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., who are responsible for putting together a 30-minute audio program, a blog and multimedia content.

The Intern Edition show is an NPR training program and since 1999, almost 90 former interns have gone on to work for NPR.

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma was third in the nation last year in gambling revenue with nearly 2.5 billion dollars.

A study by the Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report found California is first and Connecticut second in money generated by gambling in 2007.

Economist Alan Meister conducted the report and says Oklahoma is the fastest growing large Native American gambling state.

Oklahoma had 31 tribes operating 101 gambling facilities in 2007. The number of gambling machines in the state increased by 11.7 percent.

Lawton, OK – Former longtime state Sen. Al Terrill from Lawton has died in a Lawton Hospital.

Eva Goeringer an administrative assistant to House Democratic Leader Danny Morgan says Terrill died Wednesday morning after a long illness.

Goeringer sent e-mails to House and Senate members informing them of the death.

Terrill had been a fixture at the Capitol as a lobbyist since he left the Senate.

He was a Democrat.


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