12:36 a.m. — Medical call, Stephens County Jail
1:50 a.m. — Business alarm, 711 S. U.S. Hwy 81/Kelly’s Trim Shop #2
2:56 a.m. — Medical call, apartment 404 The Gardens
6:36 a.m. — Non-injury accident, ice house on S. U.S. Hwy 81, report filed
6:40 a.m. — Animal complaint, just north of Plato on Fifth
6:52 a.m. — Business alarm, 1507 N. U.S. Hwy 81/R and S Drugs
8:50 a.m. — Theft, 116 N. Seventh/ Duncan Builder’s Supply, report filed
9:29 a.m. — Animal in roadway, 511 E. Main
9:31 a.m. — Animal in roadway, 516 Ridley Rd. /Sesco Electric
9:35 a.m. — Animal in roadway, C and Main
9:55 a.m. — Animal complaint, 714 W. Pine
11:47 a.m. — Incident, 314 N. First
11:48 a.m. — Transport prisoner, municipal court
12:26 p.m. — Residential alarm, 2004 Meadowview Dr.
12:46 p.m. — Theft, 1235 N. U.S. Hwy 81 / Carl’s Jr., report filed
1:42 p.m. — Animal in roadway, N. U.S. Hwy 81 / Sonic
1:42 p.m. — Escort, New Hope
1:53 p.m. — Animal complaint, 1413 Wisteria, alley
1:55 p.m. — Animal complaint, 1401 W. Bois d’ Arc/Stephens County Health Dept.
2:19 p.m. — Reckless driving, Bypass SB from Camelback
2:22 p.m. — Reckless driving, SB from Gatlin on Bypass
2:29 p.m. — Non-injury accident, U.S. Hwy 81 and Elk / Burger King parking lot, report filed
2:34 p.m. — Animal complaint, corner of B and Walnut/house is yellow house trimmed in green
4:48 p.m. — Suspicious vehicle, N. U.S. Hwy 81/Arvest Bank
5:20 p.m. — Medical call, 421 S. 27th D1/The Gardens
5:39 p.m. — Suspicious vehicle, N. U.S. Hwy 81 west side of the road in front of Wal-Mart
6:40 p.m. — Drugs, 1309 W. Willow
8:11 p.m. — Burglary business, 1302 S. Ninth/Open Heaven, report filed
9:11 p.m. — Suspicious person, Eighth and Main /ascog
11:12 p.m. — Intoxicated driver, drunk in vehicle, NB on Bypass from Camelback
11:39 p.m. — Burglary residence, 306 N. E, report filed
12:14 a.m. — Assault simple, 1407 Whisenant
12:31 a.m. — Residential alarm, 1507 N. U.S. Hwy 81
12:33 a.m. — Barking dog, 107 N. F
12:48 a.m. — Suspicious person, 1320 W. Camelback
2:31 a.m. — Burglary residence, 210 N. 22nd
3:09 a.m. — Suspicious person, southeast side of Duncan Village Apts
5:26 a.m. — Prowler, 210 N. 22nd
1:20 a.m. — Suspicious vehicle, Tucker across from cemetery
4:51 a.m. — Suspicious vehicle, PJ’s Corner
8:01 a.m. — Fire, Second house past Edgewoods
1:37 p.m. — Domestic disturbance, Hwy 29 1/4 Mi east of Bray Store
2:14 p.m. — Extra patrol
2:23 p.m. — Fire, south of SH 7 on Pinto to Continental Rd. / 1/4 East / SS
2:51 p.m. — Assault simple, Rt. 2 Box 2041 / north side of Comanche Cemetary
4:20 p.m. — Extra patrol, Rt. 3 Box 144 / Marlow
4:35 p.m. — Fire, 5 1/2 mile west on Elk from Bypass at 100 Street
4:38 p.m. — 911
4:49 p.m. — Animal related, N. U.S. Hwy 81 just passed Ballpark Rd. eastside of road
5:28 p.m. — Larceny theft, 7416 Hidden Creek Dr.
6:39 p.m. — Traffic hazard, Tucker Rd. south of Terry
6:57 p.m. — Disturbance, Rt. 4 Box 80C, Duncan
8:24 p.m. — Ambulance request, Halliburton Field
9:39 p.m. — Officer assist, Rt. 2 Box 80 C, Duncan
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Commissioners discuss temporary fix to courthouse air conditioning issues
The Board of Stephens County Commissioners held an emergency meeting Thursday to find a temporary solution for cooling off the courthouse, until a new system can be installed. Commissioners approved a temporary solution from Allied Services in Ardmore and will rent an air conditioning unit for $10,000 for the first month and $7,000 for the second month. The commissioners estimate it will take about two months for any company to get a new Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning system in stock.
DPS administrators discuss inclement weather procedures
On Thursday, Duncan school administrators participated in a district-wide de-briefing to discuss how Monday’s reaction to a tornado threat went at each school. Superintendent Sherry Labyer said the response was overwhelmingly positive.
Labyer said the school district will look to improve its procedures.
Substitute teacher saves special education students from tornado
When the F-5 tornado did its damage at Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore on Monday, and after the silence had passed, one little boy looked at his teacher and asked where his backpack was.
“I don’t know, but we’ll look for it later,” Joy Hendrix said to him.
A celebration of faith and unity
There was a sense of celebration and appreciation throughout the J.M Carey Fieldhouse Thursday night in Velma.With the graduation ceremony commencing for the Velma-Alma High School Class of 2013, came an assortment of emotions, all telling a story.In total 31 students walked the stage to receive their diplomas on the evening.
Velma native runs only to discover home annihilated
Stuck in traffic trying to get to his home, Roger Graham decided he might as well park the car and run. A Moore resident, the accountant, dressed in casual business attire, didn’t think twice about the distance.
“It was two miles,” he said. “I just took off.” His wife, Kalissa, a school teacher, was right behind him.
Duncan students to remain in school Tuesday, Wednesday
When Duncan seniors cross the stage tonight, they won’t necessarily be done with high school.Duncan students will go to school Tuesday and Wednesday, following a three-day weekend for Memorial Day. DHS Assistant Principal Merry Stone said those two days are regular school days for students.
Moore Tornado Showcases Advancements in Warnings
Despite the utter devastation left in the wake of the massive tornado that tore through Moore, Okla. on Monday, the deadly storm, in many ways, helped showcase how far scientists have come in providing communities early tornado warning signs.
ODOT efforts hampered by general public traffic
Oklahoma Department of Transportation is requesting that motorists avoid I-35 through Moore, S. 19th Street because the ramp is closed and emergency and clean-up crews are hampering their efforts.
National EMS Week shines spotlight on rescue workers
The Air Evac helicopter was sitting on the helipad at Duncan Regional Hospital Wednesday, but not for emergency reasons.
National EMS Week, May 19-25, is about connecting with the community and the Air Evac Lifeteam was doing just that.
“Every base we have is doing something like this during the week,” said Heather Taylor, Air Evac program director. “We want to show appreciation to our community.”
Restaurant rumors remain on the hot plate
From IHOP and HomeTown Buffet to Chili’s and Olive Garden, restaurant whisperings have been running rampant in the community since the arrival of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar.
Although there are a few open spaces such as the old Golden Corral location and the soon-to-close Honda site, none of these rumors can be confirmed at this point according to Chris Deal, Duncan Chamber of Commerce president. No information on any of the businesses’ websites points to them opening a new location in the area.
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