APACHE-- For a small southwestern Oklahoma town, they've given a lot to defend our county over the years. On Saturday, a park and monument were dedicated to the men and women of Apache who have served our country's armed forces, many of them losing their lives in the line of duty. 30 names dating back to World War I were inscribed on the monument as a lasting tribute to their sacrifices.
"It does my heart proud to come out here and see the number of people out here," said Brigadier General Ricky Adams, deputy commanding general for the Army National Guard U.S. Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill. "Our country is very supportive of all of our uniformed members around the world."
Organizers say the Apache Veterans Park is an official Oklahoma centennial project funded by lawmakers and the Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation. State Senator Tom Ivester and Representative Joe Dorman were among the guest speakers
Charges were filed this week in the shooting that happened last weekend. The teenager is charged with the use of a vehicle while discharging a weapon and committing a felony with a firearm with a defaced ID number. The shooting happened last Saturday on Northwest 22nd Street. The victim was walking down the street when shot in the arm. Police say that the group inside the car where the shots came from were following the victim.
Authorities in Pottawatomie County have released the dash cam footage from Officer Justin Terney's patrol car. On March 26, Officer Justin Terney was shot during a traffic stop for a broken taillight. Terney underwent emergency surgery area hospital and passed away Monday morning.
The Oklahoma Bar Association will investigate an ethics complaint against former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. The Center for Biological Diversity and University of Oklahoma law professor Kristen Van de Biezenbos are seeking an investigation into Pruitt's testimony during a U.S. Senate Committee confirmation hearing for his appointment as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.