The general manager of a Shawnee scrap metal yard says a new Oklahoma law aimed at deterring copper thieves will level the playing field for legitimate scrap businesses as new regulations will make it more difficult for thieves to sell their stolen loot.
As a steady rain continued Wednesday night, Shawnee resident Nancy Antosh, a National Weather Service Cooperative Observer, said she was anxiously waiting for morning to check her rain gauge and make her 24-hour rainfall totals report today.
A Shawnee man pleaded guilty to three felony charges Wednesday to avoid a jury trial in Pottawatomie County and was sentenced to serve time in prison.Solomon Wayne Grass, 35, was charged with shooting with intent to kill, first-degree robbery and possession...
After a Pottawatomie County jury convicted him of second-degree murder Tuesday afternoon, Nickey Sneed was handcuffed before he kissed his wife and said goodbye to his mother so sheriff's deputies could transport him to jail.
After hearing stories about area students who only had a meal while at school, Shawnee letter carrier Royce Thompson said those stories are among the many reasons why the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive aims to collect about 20,000 pounds of food for the Shawnee area.
The new director of Project Safe, which provides domestic violence and crisis services in the Shawnee area, said HB 1912, now signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin, will provide support in their mission to help victims become survivors.
As Shawnee city officials discuss issues with red cedar trees around the Twin Lakes, city of Tecumseh workers are slowly removing cedar trees at Tecumseh Lake, where 250 cedars in one area alone were uprooted and destroyed.
Aisha Hashmi sat in the floor and sobbed Thursday when she saw a photograph of the newly discovered skeletal remains of her sister and niece who went missing 21 years ago in a case that is connected to Lincoln County.
As Albert Rider’s family continues living their lives without him there to be a husband, father and grandfather, one of three defendants charged in his homicide appeared in court for arraignment Wednesday and entered a not guilty plea.
The suspect arrested following a pursuit that prompted a Shawnee police officer, in fear of his life, to fire three rounds at the vehicle that rammed two patrol units, has been formally charged with five felony counts.
While many area residents have likely noticed some problem areas on county roadways following last week’s storm with torrential rains, Pottawatomie County commissioners continue their work to replace gravel and clean out tin horns around the county.