Claremore Daily Progress


October 3, 2013

DA Steidley’s office collecting cell phones during Domestic Violence Awareness Month


In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, DVAM, Verizon Wireless, in collaboration with the Oklahoma District Attorneys Association, has set up a statewide HopeLine drive.
HopeLine is a program that puts wireless technology and the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless network to work in communities by collecting no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories, from any carrier and repurposing them to serve as a lifeline for domestic violence victims.  
Additionally, all proceeds from the sale of devices that can’t be repurposed go to domestic violence awareness and prevention organizations — in the form of HopeLine grants.
“Domestic violence is an intense battle in every county of Oklahoma.  We continually struggle with a high number of domestic violence cases each year,” said Janice Steidley, District Attorney for Rogers, Mayes and Craig counties.  “The HopeLine phones provide an opportunity for victims to communicate safely, securely and instantly.  HopeLine phones are seen as a lifeline for many domestic violence victims.”
For phone collections, HopeLine boxes are located all around the State of Oklahoma during the month of October.  In DA Steidley’s district HopeLine boxes can be found in the District Attorney’s Office in each courthouse in Rogers, Mayes and Craig counties.
“We decided to keep the boxes at a centralized location, the courthouse in each county and keep the boxes in our office which are secured so people who donate phones can be assured their phones are kept secured and will be released to Verizon who will then scrub all phones to make sure any information from the previous owner is erased,” stated DA Steidley.
Office hours for the District Attorney’s Offices are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Mayes County, 8:30 a.m.t o 5 p.m. in Rogers County and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Craig County. 

Text Only
  • Gas prices continue falling in Oklahoma

    AAA Oklahoma says gas prices continue to drop in the state as demand nationwide drops below 9 million barrels per day.

    July 29, 2014

  • Perry: Texas plans to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.

    July 21, 2014

  • NASA renames building for Neil Armstrong

    NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

    July 21, 2014

  • New arrivals worry some in the Oklahoma panhandle

    A family who says they were excommunicated from Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect has moved to a small city located in the Oklahoma Panhandle, raising concerns among some residents.

    July 20, 2014

  • Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on the moon

    Now's the time to get moonstruck.

    Forty-five years ago Sunday, Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on another world. Armstrong's "one small step ... one giant leap" on the dusty lunar surface July 20, 1969, still stirs hearts.

    July 20, 2014

  • US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.

    July 20, 2014

  • Oklahoma Capitol renovation project previewed

    State officials have previewed preliminary plans for renovating the century-old Oklahoma State Capitol amid a display of artifacts from groundbreaking ceremonies for the structure.

    July 17, 2014

  • House passes tax breaks to boost charitable giving

    The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators.

    One provision provides tax breaks to people over 70 who make donations from their individual retirement accounts. Another reduces excise taxes on private charitable foundations.

    July 17, 2014

  • Should online accounts die when you die?

    Should your emails, web albums and other online accounts die when you do? Or should you be able to pass them down to a family member much as you would a house or a box of letters?

    July 17, 2014

  • Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia Plane incident

    The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have discussed the Malaysia Airlines plane incident over eastern Ukraine.

    July 17, 2014