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Deployment Ceremony Set For Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- A deployment ceremony is scheduled in McAlester for a group of more than 100 Oklahoma National Guard soldiers who are heading to Afghanistan.
The ceremony for the 1245th Transportation Company is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Southeast Expo Center in McAlester.
Based in McAlester, the 1245th is a medium-truck company whose members are specifically trained in loading pallets.
They will leave Oklahoma for pre-deployment training at Fort Hood, Texas, and then deploy to Afghanistan in December. While in Afghanistan, the group will be responsible for transporting supplies and providing security for themselves and for civilian contractors.
The company previously deployed to Iraq in 2003 and 2008.
Posted: Friday, October 26 2012, 04:42 PM CDT
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Okla. grand jury returns new charges on ex-judge
May 23, 2013 23:32 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury has returned new indictments against a former Lincoln County judge who already faces embezzlement and cattle theft charges.
The grand jury handed up the indictments Thursday against 47-year-old Craig S. Key of Chandler.
Key turned himself in last month to Lincoln County authorities who set bond at $10,000.
One indictment accuses Key of harboring a fugitive by allegedly encouraging a client facing criminal charges in Lincoln and Jefferson counties to flee the state to avoid prosecution.
Another charges Key with five counts of delivery of a forged note and accuses him of forging the name of a woman whose signature was required on escrow account checks that Key was also required to sign.
Key's attorney, Cheryl Ramsey of Stillwater, says the additional indictments are no surprise.
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