04-22-04 - Fire officials say a morning house fire was started intentionally. When fire crews arrived on the scene in Cartwright around six this morning, the home was fully engulfed and was very close to burning a neighbor's home too.
The home, located on the 500 block of Persimmon Street, is a complete loss. Authorities say the homeowner was out of state when the fire broke out. It’s not clear whether that person still lived in the residence or if the utilities were disconnected.
The flames came very close to a neighbor’s home - at one time just ten yards away. However, fire crews were able to keep the fire from spreading.
So far authorities have no suspects in the arson.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.