Slight risk today for severe thunderstorm to develop where primary threats are hail up to golf ball size and winds up to 70mph. Time frame for these storms to possible pop up look to be around 4-5pm and will continue through the night.
7-13-04 - A Durant man was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with detonating an acetylene bomb outside the local women’s crisis shelter. The bomb exploded inside a dumpster late Saturday night – something residents initially thought was a car backfiring.
But police soon connected the scorched dumpster to the remains of the bomb, which is made from acetylene gas, which is used primarily in cutting torches.
A woman at the shelter alerted police that her husband might have been involved. A search warrant for the home of Donald Craig Baxter revealed bomb-making components, and Baxter was placed under arrest.
He has a long criminal history with convictions including assault, domestic abuse and intimidation of a witness.
A bomb expert says the acetylene was as powerful as about half a stick of dynamite and could have seriously injured someone standing nearby.
Baxter’s bond has been set at $100,000.
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