Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 7:30 AM - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
ADA, OK -- The Ada Police Department was one of six Oklahoma Law enforcement agencies to receive the Attorney General's Safe Oklahoma Grant.
Assistant Police Chief, Jeff Crosby, says their department received $100,000 to use over the next year.
He says the grant will benefit not only their officers, but the community as well.
The grant was awarded by the Oklahoma Attorney General, Scott Pruitt, and will help local law enforcement agencies respond to violent crimes in their area.
Crosby says the grant will last one year.
He says the funds will be used to help pay officers to work overtime, and residents can expect to see more officers on foot as well as on bike.
Crosby says they will be patrolling areas of town where crime rates are higher.
"We're gonna put officers in those areas with those grant funds," Crosby said. "They'll be patrolling and enforcing the laws. There will be more of a police presence in areas where we need a police presence."
Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Lawton Police Departments received the grant, as well as the Oklahoma and Tulsa County Sheriff's Departments.
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.