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  • Duncan doctor held in non-fatal shooting

    A Duncan physician is being held today for allegedly shooting a man believed to be the boyfriend of the doctor’s ex-wife, police said.

    August 19, 2013

  • Shooting on Timber Ridge Drive, 1 in custody, victim at hospital

    Duncan Police have just placed a man in custody after a shooting in the Timber Ridge Drive neighborhood. A call to the Duncan Dispatch Center indicated the address to be in the 2900 block.

    August 18, 2013

  • Shooting at Twilight Beach and Country Club Road Update: Arrests made in shooting of Australian national: Christopher Lane, 23

    10 p.m. Update: Three juveniles have been arrested and are being taken to Stephens County Jail and booked on a complaint of First Degree Murder in the shooting death of Chris Lane, which happened just before 3 p.m .today. Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford told The Banner that there are four juveniles involved and three are arrested. "We'll release more information tomorrow, but we wanted (the public) to know we've made three arrests."

    The boys are from this area, Ford said.

    Lane had returned from his home country of Australia three days ago, to play baseball at East Central University in Ada.


    The young man who was fatally shot today in Duncan, has been identified as an Australian national, Christopher Lane, 23.
    Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford released the victim’s identity and more details this evening at 8:28 p.m.
    Lane was shot just before 3 p.m. today, Aug. 16, 2013, near the intersection of Twilight Beach on Country Club Road.
    “His dad has been notified and the Consulate’s been notified,” Ford said.

    August 16, 2013 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Shooting at Twilight Beach and Country Club Road Police investigate shooting along road in north Duncan

    8 p.m. Update: Duncan and OSBI authorities continue their investigation of a shooting that happened earlier today. An unconfirmed report is that the victim, a young male, died. No other information has been released. Detectives with Duncan Police said they can't release any details at this time.

    Authorities are investigating a shooting that occurred Friday afternoon along Country Club Road on the north side of Duncan and say one person was transported to the hospital.
     Duncan Police said they were dispatched to the area at 2:57 p.m. but details were still sketchy as of 4:30 p.m.
    Police had taped off an area by the intersection of Country Club Road and Twilight Beach Road.

    August 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • Woman charged in alleged cancer victim scam

    Authorities issued an arrest warrant Friday for a woman accused of scamming Duncan and Marlow residents and businesses for donations by falsely claiming she had cancer and needed money for surgery.
     The warrant was issued shortly after prosecutors charged Melissa Dawn Redwine, 29, with a felony count of operating by false pretenses for a benevolent purpose.

    August 16, 2013

  • Breaking News: Man hangs himself in Stephens County Jail

    A Duncan man hanged himself in the Stephens County Jail a short time after he was arrested Monday for being drunk in public.

    August 6, 2013

  • Update: SCSO locate missing man, deceased upon discovery

    Update: 6:12 p.m. Sheriff McKinney reports the man was deceased when they found him. The use of the helicopter helped locate the man in 8 minutes. A story will be in Sunday's paper.

    Update: 5:57 p.m. The use of the helicopter aided searchers in finding the man. No other information is available at this time. EMS is with the man at this time.

    Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Velma Volunteer Fire Department members are searching today for a man whose family last heard from him around 1 p.m. The search covers more than 1,000 acres of pasture at the Baseline and Alley area, north of Velma.

    July 6, 2013

  • JCEM: 2 drown in Waurika Lake, one recovered

    Update: JCEM reports that the second body, a young man possibly 18 years old, has been recovered this morning at Waurika Lake. More details will be provided this afternoon.

    Two men drowned in separate incidents Friday evening at Waurika Lake. The body of one man, age 41, was recovered by Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s Dive Team. A time of that drowning and recovery hasn’t been released to The Banner yet.

    June 22, 2013 5 Stories

  • Janice Cain.jpg Cain terminated as Marlow City Administrator

    During a special meeting Wednesday night, the Marlow City Council chose to terminate the contract of City Administrator Janice Cain.

    June 20, 2013 1 Photo

  • Tornado warning at DIA delays Duncan resident's flight home

    Update: Carberry's plane arrived as scheduled back in Oklahoma at Will Rogers International Airport.

    Two tornados were spotted and National Weather Service confirmed that one touched down at Denver International Airport around 2:18 p.m. today.
    Duncan resident Jamie Carberry was going through the security checkpoints as she waited to board a plane home after a short vacation there. That’s when the alert was sounded and people began taking cover.

    June 18, 2013