Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 12/05/2013 - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
BRYAN COUNTY, OK -- A child is dead and six others are seriously injured after a rollover accident involving alcohol in Bokchito Sunday afternoon.
Around 3:45, a Durant police officer, on his way home from work, rolled up on the one-car accident off Rock Creek Road near Blue.
All seven people in the SUV, five being children, two adults, were ejected from the vehicle. None of them were wearing their seat belt.
Three of them were flown to Dallas area hospitals by helicopter. The other three transported by ambulances.
OHP Trooper Michael Green says the driver, Clyde Rual Powell, was drinking at the time of the accident and there were beers in the car.
News 12 talked to a man who lives down the road from the accident and helped victims before responders arrived.
"And this guy came running up without his shirt and blood on his face and side of his head and down his arm and chest, yelling, 'I need a phone,'" Jerry McWilliams, who assisted the accident victims, said.
"This is exactly what happens when you let somebody intoxicated drive. It's also what happens when you don't wear your seat belts. This is a bad crash. This is a real bad crash," Trooper Green said.
Green says alcohol caused the crash.
All seven people involved in the accident are from Durant.
Two passengers remain in critical condition.
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.