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Damage Limited After Fire at Osage County Museum
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) -- Officials say they're relieved no artifacts were damaged after a fire broke out at the Osage County Historical Society Museum in Pawhuska.
Authorities say the fire was reported early Wednesday. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames, though the blaze caused extensive smoke damage in the building.
Jack Shoemate, the chairman of the museum's board of directors, says he's relieved the building didn't sustain major damage and that the contents of the museum were safe. The museum is located in a converted railway depot built in 1922.
The Examiner-Enterprise reports that the museum will remain closed to the public while repairs are being made to the building and its collections, which include priceless Native Americana and items from pioneer days.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
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Posted: Friday, January 11 2013, 12:04 PM CST
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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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