Monday, Nov. 26
12:31 a.m. — Intoxicated pedestrian, drunk on foot, U.S. Hwy 81 and Plato
7:53 a.m. — Theft, 515 N. A
8:09 a.m. — Found property, 421 S. 27th, office/The Greens, report filed
8:33 a.m. — Non-injury accident, WalMart, report filed
8:50 a.m. — Suspicious person, Fifth and Osage, west of track
10:46 a.m. — Burglary residence, 815 N. 13th, report filed
12:40 p.m. — Animal complaint, 213 N. 22nd
12:59 p.m. — Residential alarm, 209 E. Maple
1:13 p.m. — Business alarm, 1803 U.S. Hwy 81/Verizon
1:44 p.m. — Escort, 42nd and Beech/New Hope
1:47 p.m. — Animal complaint, 1109 N. 17th
2:06 p.m. — Notification, 813 N. 11th/911 call
2:13 p.m. — Reckless driving, Old U.S. Hwy 81 and E&M Oil/NB
2:18 p.m. — Incident, 1811 W. Main
2:22 p.m. — Animal complaint, 100 W. Pine
2:29 p.m. — Trespassing, WalMart
2:42 p.m. — Escort, 701 W. Plato/Bethel Assembly of God
3:03 p.m. — Animal complaint, 4108 Whispering Hills Dr.
3:33 p.m. — Non-injury accident, 301 Industrial Pkwy/Duncan Mini Storage, report filed
3:36 p.m. — Non-injury accident, 20th and Pine, report filed
3:48 p.m. — Suicide threat, 906 Stephens
3:59 p.m. — Notification, 1310 Peck Ave.
4:34 p.m. — Disturbance, 411 W. Oak
4:35 p.m. — Domestic disturbance, 411 W. oak
4:35 p.m. — Fire, Lake Fuqua
4:52 p.m. — Drugs, 405 W. Oak
4:56 p.m. — Residential alarm, 3425 Bates Dr.
5:08 p.m. — Medical call, 1901 Parkview Circle
5:23 p.m. — Theft, 2309 N. Fifth, report filed
5:55 p.m. — Non-injury accident, 1106 W. Park Ave., report filed
6:47 p.m. — Burglary residence, 712 Cherry, report filed
6:49 p.m. — Disturbance, 909 Martin Luther King
7:49 p.m. — Overdose, 702 Sunnylane St., report filed
7:55 p.m. — Welfare check, 707 N. First
8:21 p.m. — Suicide threat, 2 block south of Chill’s Lounge on southeast corner/ 202 E. Maple
8:41 p.m. — Suspicious person, 317 N. First
8:42 p.m. — Reckless driving, east on Elder
9:32 p.m. — Suicide threat, 211 E. Chestnut/Chisholm Corner, report filed
9:32 p.m. — Suspicious vehicle, WalMart/old Goodys
11:15 p.m. — Intoxicated pedestrian, drunk on foot, U.S. Hwy 81 and Plato/Chisholm Corner, report filed
Tuesday, Nov. 27
5:13 a.m. — Suicide threat, 206 E. Elm B8/Elm Terrace Apts/Apt. 8 B8
6:25 a.m. — Business alarm, 901 W. Ash/First Baptist Church
Monday, Nov. 26
12:09 a.m. — Ambulance request, 2 1/2 west on SH 7 from Lawton Duncan Y NS
2:28 a.m. — Ambulance request, Rt. 4 Box 234 E
4:27 a.m. — Ambulance request, Rt. 2 Box 561 Comanche
8:27 a.m. — Suspicious person, SH 7 and 10 mile on the NS
8:46 a.m. — Suspicious vehicle, Osage off of Fifth on the west side of the railroad tracks
3:53 p.m. — Non-injury accident, Oliver and Comanche Lake Rd.
4:41 p.m. — Fire, Lake Fuqua upper campground on the south side
5:43 p.m. — Fire, 1 east of Velma on S&W then approx 3 back south ES
7:26 p.m. — Domestic disturbance, 3688 Lawler Rd., report filed, domestic violence
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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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