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.
ARDMORE, OK - Law enforcement agencies across Texoma are cracking down Sunday on drinking and driving.
Troopers say the message is simple. Don't drink and drive.
"If we detect the odor of alcohol or they fail the field sobriety test and there is probably cause then we will be making an arrest," Troop F Capt. Ronnie Hampton said.
The cost for drinking and driving isn't cheap.
"A DUI is going to cost you at least a trip to jail and you are going to get your car impounded," Hampton said.
Hampton said Oklahoma has strengthened its DUI laws. He said now even first-time offenders are required to install a breathalyzer in their vehicle.
AAA Oklahoma is also warning Super Bowl party hosts because they could be held liable if a drunk guest kills or injures someone on the road.
"The homeowner hosting the party that allows people to drink is legally and morally responsible," AAA Oklahoma spokesperson Vicki Quinby said.
National statistics show there is one alcohol-impaired death every 45 minutes on Super Bowl Sunday.
AAA said if you do decide to drink - call a cab, designate a sober driver or stay where you are.
Ardmore area cab services:
A Better Cab Company
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.