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.
PAULS VALLEY, OK - A special needs woman missing for two days has been found safe, Garvin County Sheriff's officials said Wednesday morning. 21-year-old Lisa Needham is no longer missing.
Here's our story from Tuesday...
GARVIN COUNTY, OK - A young woman with special needs walked out the door and went hitchhiking on Monday.
Lisa Needham, 21, was carrying only a backpack and some clothes when she left home off Highway 177 in Garvin County early Monday morning.
Needham was adopted at birth from a mother with drug problems, and behaves like someone much younger. She suffers from mild symptoms of cerebral palsy and takes pills for emotional problems.
"I always wake up early, and I opened up her bedroom door and she was gone," said Donna Rivers, Needham's adoptive mother of nine years. "She's never done anything like this. She's never been without me. She doesn't know about the world."
"Lisa has some diminished mental capacity and may not be able to make the correct decisions on her own," Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes said.
Needham asked for water at a house a few miles away around 2 a.m. on Monday, Rivers said.
By around 6 a.m., she was nearly 20 miles from home at a gas station just off Interstate 35 at the Wynnewood exit. The clerk advised her to think about going home, but around 8 a.m., she caught a ride out of town, saying she wanted to get a job in Dallas.
By 1:30 p.m. on Monday, she was spotted along Interstate 40 in Sallisaw, OK, near the Arkansas border.
Rivers is concerned Needham could have a seizure as a result of stopping her pills cold turkey.
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.