Cause of recent fires labeled as undetermined following investigations

Pictured is a view inside the Double Stop Fiddle Shop just a few days it was destroyed by fire.

Cause of recent fires labeled as undetermined following investigations

The Guthrie Fire Department has a series of structure fires over the last few months. Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow says many of the fires have been undetermined as to the cause of the fire following investigations. The department has responded to seven structures in their district alone since December 2018. “Many of these fires […]

Oklahoma Ave. reopens following downtown fire

Oklahoma Ave. reopens following downtown fire

City of Guthrie officials reopened Oklahoma Ave. nine days after two downtown buildings caught fire. The City’s street crews removed the barriers Monday morning to allow traffic through the street. A structural engineer inspected the buildings last week and at this time believes the buildings can be rebuildable. In the meantime, a more secure restraining […]

GPD awaiting identity of victim found inside house fire

GPD awaiting identity of victim found inside house fire

Updated on March 6, 2019 — Fundraiser page set for Guthrie fire victim Updated on March 5, 2019 — Officials release name of victim found dead in house fire The Guthrie Police Department continues to await notification from the Medical Examiner’s Office on the identity of the victim found inside a burning home. The department […]

Police officers honored for their heroics at apartment fire

Pictured (L-R) is Officer Derek Speckman, Officer Michael Schmit and Sgt. Michael LaNoy. Photo by Pablo Spencer for American Red Cross of Oklahoma.

Police officers honored for their heroics at apartment fire

The Red Cross honored heroes from around Oklahoma on Thursday night, including three Guthrie police officers. The Red Cross recognized a group of people for their volunteer work and responding to tragedies on Thursday night inside the GE Oil & Gas Center in Oklahoma City. Sgt. Michael LaNoy, Officer Derek Speckman and Officer Michael Schmit […]

State report cards released for Guthrie Public Schools

State report cards released for Guthrie Public Schools

The Oklahoma State Department of Education released a new school report card system on Thursday. Three Guthrie schools received an overall grade of a C. Overall, the state’s report card ranked Oklahoma schools as a C. “The new system incorporates significantly more contextual information than its predecessor,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister. […]

Overnight freezing drizzle causes several accidents, school closings

Overnight freezing drizzle causes several accidents, school closings

Roadways across Logan County became hazardous due to freezing drizzle and dropping temperatures early Wednesday morning. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office and Guthrie Fire Department began responding to several accidents on Interstate 35 and county roads shortly after 3 a.m. The first of many accidents took place on the Cimarron River bridge on I-35 near […]

Byron Berline: “What am I going to do next?”

Byron Berline: “What am I going to do next?”

Byron Berline has had enormous amount of publicity over his storied career, but on Sunday he said, “This is not the publicity I want.” Berline made the comment near his destroyed shop. “Sadness. Shock. This is my livelihood,” were the words Berline shared about seeing his musical paradise and the rich history loss inside the […]

Oklahoma Emergency Manager tours downtown fire

Batallion Chief Greg Machtolff shows OEM officials the back of the two downtown buildings that were destroyed on Saturday.

Oklahoma Emergency Manager tours downtown fire

Oklahoma Emergency Management (OEM) Director Mark Gower and OEM’s Operations Planner Shimeka Mack toured the two downtown buildings on Sunday following Saturday’s downtown fire. The buildings and businesses of Furrow Flowers & Gifts and Double Stop Fiddle Shop were destroyed Saturday morning after a fire broke out from behind the flower shop. Related article: Flames […]

Fire departments, friends mourning Crescent Fire Captain

Fire departments, friends mourning Crescent Fire Captain

Fire departments across the state are expressing their condolences to the Crescent Fire Department after one of their Captains died on Friday. According to the Facebook post, Captain Jason Smith, 43, passed away due to medical issues surrounded by friends and family around noon on Friday. “I’ve known Jason for almost 20 years,” Guthrie Fire […]

Oklahoma SNAP customers will receive food benefits on March 1

Oklahoma SNAP customers will receive food benefits on March 1

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) will issue all March SNAP food benefits on March 1, 2019. All eligible SNAP customers will automatically receive their benefits on March 1. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are typically issued on the 1st, 5th and 10th days of each month. Due to the […]

Watch: Teachers take on training to help with emergency scenarios

Reserve Deputy Josh Alexander talks with Guthrie High School Principal Chris LeGrande on how to use a tourniquet in an emergency.

Watch: Teachers take on training to help with emergency scenarios

With classes out on Monday, teachers with Guthrie Public Schools took part in training classes with local law agencies. Heartland Medical Direction, along with the Guthrie Police Department, Guthrie Fire Department and the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, provided training to school employees. The training consisted of the civilian response to active shooter events, or CRASE, […]

Voter registration deadline is March 8; City, school bond election

Voter registration deadline is March 8; City, school bond election

Friday, March 8, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 2 Board of Education General Election, Statutory Municipal General Election and Special School Election for Guthrie SD I-1, Cashion SD I-089, Luther SD I-3, the City of Guthrie, the City of Crescent and […]

Coyle Basketball named academic state champions

Coyle Basketball named academic state champions

The Coyle High School boys’ basketball team has been named the 2019 Class B Academic State Champions. “Super proud of this group of great athletes that also excel in the classroom,” said head coach Josh Sumrall, who also serves as the school district’s superintendent. The team finished with a grade point average of 3.82. Coyle […]

Sooner Fire searching for title, answers on $75,000 fire engine

Sooner Fire searching for title, answers on $75,000 fire engine

The Sooner Fire Department is looking for answers. In the meantime, the department continues to look at a “$75,000 paper weight.” On Friday morning at the Board of County Commissioner’s meeting, David Franklin with the volunteer fire department says an investigation is under way in finding the proper title involving a recent purchase of a […]