Saturday, Nov. 24
2:08 a.m. — Disturbance, around 11th and Oak
2:18 a.m. — Intoxicated driver, drunk in vehicle, U.S. Hwy 81 and Elk SB
6:28 a.m. — Alarm fire, 610 S. U.S. Hwy 81 Bypass/Roger
8:38 a.m. — Business alarm, 501 W. Main/Jim’s Auto Repair
9:48 a.m. — Incident, 307 W. Beech
10:05 a.m. — Incident, 1000 Spruce
10:22 a.m. — Incident, 1501 E. Willow
1:17 p.m. — Reckless driving, 11th and 12th and Cypress
2:09 p.m. — Animal complaint, shelter
2:24 p.m. — Welfare check, Stockman’s parking lot
4:11 p.m. — Animal bite, DRH/ER report filed
4:51 p.m. — Fight, D and Beech
4:55 p.m. — Fight, Beech and D
5:38 p.m. — Assault simple, Family Dollar Main St.
5:42 p.m. — Threats, 2011 Redbud
6:56 p.m. — Reckless driving, U.S. Hwy 81 NB from Fuller
7:04 p.m. — Disturbance, 728 N. U.S. Hwy 81/Dallas Auto Repair
7:15 p.m. — Suspicious vehicle, Ninth and Chestnut
7:21 p.m. — Disturbance, 1809 W. Willow
7:41 p.m. — Threats, 603 S. 10th apt. 4/ between Sycamore and Cypress
7:52 p.m. — Non-injury accident, U.S. Hwy 81 and Elk, report filed
8:49 p.m. — Suspicious person, 10th and Beech
9:17 p.m. — Reckless driving, U.S. Hwy 81/Fair & Expo center, report filed
9:46 p.m. — Welfare check, WalMart/lounge back of store
9:59 p.m. — Domestic disturbance, 602 N. Fifth
10:21 p.m. — Loud music, 403 N. F
10:46 p.m. — Incident, DRH, report filed
10:59 p.m. — Clear parking lot, Elk and U.S. Hwy 81 Burger King parking lot
11:23 p.m. — Disturbance, 419 S. 27th apt. 603 / The Gardens
Sunday, Nov. 25
12:03 a.m. — Suspicious person, Pre-paid Legal
12:06 a.m. — Harassment, 1510 S. 11th
12:26 a.m. — Harassment, 2214 Live Oak Circle
12:50 a.m. — Disturbance, 311 S. 15th
1:11 a.m. — Medical call, 311 S. 15th apt. A
9:56 a.m. — Alarm business, 501 W. Main/Jim’s Auto
10:47 a.m. — Found property, N. E and Fir/by Gospel Beams Church
1:02 p.m. — Theft, Fifth and Plato/Roy’s Mart, report filed
1:33 p.m. — Domestic disturbance, Fifth and Hickory
1:44 p.m. — Animal complaint ,off to the RS if SB in front of EZ Pawn
3:35 p.m. — Theft, 1315 N. Seventh
4:18 p.m. — Reckless driving, 2301 W. Main
4:20 p.m. — Shoplifting, Wal-Mart, report filed
5:53 p.m. — Reckless driving, W. Club Rd./ golf course
5:55 p.m. — Theft, 705 N. Fifth
6:30 p.m. — Theft, 408 W. Oak, report filed
7:12 p.m. — Theft, B and Chestnut/Chisholm Corner, report filed
7:18 p.m. — Civil standby, 411 N. First
9:06 p.m. — Prowler, 1306 W. Ash
9:27 p.m. — Assist, U.S. Hwy 81 and Gatlin
9:52 p.m. — Assist, behind High Chaparral, Marlow
Saturday, Nov. 24
- Local News
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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