8:05 a.m. — Welfare check, Box 224, Comanche
8:12 a.m. — Animal complaint, S. Eighth and Elm
8:38 a.m. — Transport prisoner, Municipal Court
9:03 a.m. — Welfare check, EB on Elk from Chisholm Corner West
9:19 a.m. — Business alarm, 1308 N. U.S. Hwy 81 Suite 400/ Check N Go
9:28 a.m. — Animal complaint, 1100 Sycamore
10:20 a.m. — Disturbance, 802 W. Willow / Post Office
10:39 a.m. — Violation of protective order, report filed, persons
10:50 a.m. — Non-injury accident, 1606 Jones, report filed
10:52 a.m. — Missing adult, Texas/413 North B
10:57 a.m. — Escort, Bethel on Plato
11:20 a.m. — Burglary residence report filed, property
12:13 a.m. — Violation of protective order, report filed, persons
1:01 p.m. — Truancy, report filed
1:02 p.m. — Truancy, report filed
1:02 p.m. — Incident, 812 N. U.S. Hwy 81/Hunt Motor Company, report filed
1:09 p.m. — Animal complaint, 714 W. Sycamore
1:23 p.m. — Animal complaint, 1408 W. Pine
1:53 p.m. — Animal complaint, Ninth and Maple/Dollar General
2:04 p.m. — Non-injury accident, report filed
2:32 p.m. — Loud music, 407 or 409 N. B
2:48 p.m. — Injury accident, 12th and Willow/11th and Willow, report filed
2:49 p.m. — Injury accident, 11th and Willow
3:07 p.m. — Non-injury accident, Beech and Alice, report filed
3:13 p.m. — Suspicious person, 10th and Beech
3:16 p.m. — Prowler, 411 N. C
3:23 p.m. — Disturbance, Fourth and Fifth on Ash
4:37 p.m. — Disturbance, Fifth and Magnolia
4:48 p.m. — EOD, 1407 Whisenant DRH / ER #5, report filed
5:39 p.m. — Civil standby, 419 S. 27th / apt. 502 / The Gardens
5:46 p.m. — Fraud, report filed
6:15 p.m. — Harassment, 1903 Meadowview, report filed, persons
7:26 p.m. — Civil standby, 1809 W. Willow
7:59 p.m. — Loud music, 1508 Overland/The Willows
8:13 p.m. — Harassment, 206 E. Elm/Bld 9 Apt 5/Elm Terrace Apt
8:35 p.m. — Drugs, 516 W. Pecan/510 W. Pecan
9:00 p.m. — Incident, 1205 Stewart, report filed, arrest
10:27 p.m. — Reckless driving, NB on U.S. Hwy 81 from TH Rogers
11:04 p.m. — EOD DRH, report filed, arrest
11:41 p.m. — EOD DRH ER, report filed
Wednesday, Nov. 7
3:56 a.m. — Traffic hazard, U.S. Hwy 81 1 to 1 1/2 miles south of Comanche
7:15 a.m. — Suspicious person, U.S. Hwy 81 and Gatlin northbound
7:34 a.m. — Reckless driver, U.S. Hwy 81 southbound in Marlow in front of Taco Mayo
9:11 a.m. — Officer assist, north of Comanche
9:30 a.m. — 911, across from the Comanche Post Office / 121 S. Second Street, Comanche
9:55 a.m. — CRS, 8110 E. SH 7/Gates Oil and Gas, report filed, vehicle
2:55 p.m. — Ambulance request, Rt. 4 Box 127, Marlow
7:02 p.m. — Animal related, 1/2 east of S&W Transports on north side of road
9:44 p.m. — Suspicious person, the store, Velma
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Duncan family leaves tangled legal mess in oilpatch
A Duncan oilman, his two sons and a financial officer are implicated in a series of questionable oil-field investment ventures in which more than $5 million is unaccounted for, court records show.
The accusations against Jimmy W. Gray, his two sons and a chief financial officer for five oil companies connected to the family are revealed in an affidavit filed by a court-appointed receiver.
No criminal charges have been filed and at least one attorney who has represented the Gray family in the past denied any wrongdoing has been committed, court records show.
Benge offers ideas during question-and-answer session
Chris Benge is Oklahoma’s 33rd secretary of state, a position he was recently appointed to by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. Benge also serves in the governor’s cabinet.
Between 1998 and 2010, Benge was a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives before reaching term limits. For the last three years, he was in the State House, serving as the Speaker of the House, a position vacated this year by T.W. Shannon.
Allen receives OMRF research fellowship
Sam Allen is one of 12 2014 Sir Alexander Fleming scholars offered a research fellowship by the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.
Allen, a Duncan High School senior, is one of only four Fleming scholars in the state this year to be a high school student and the only Fleming scholar to be from Stephens County. Through the fellowship, Allen will spend eight weeks between June and July working with the OMRF.
“I’ve wanted to do research,” Allen said. “This is what I want to do through college and my career.”
Duncan gets needed rain
Rain hit the Duncan area Saturday afternoon, but forecasts call for a dry spell to dash hopes of an end to the drought.
Ketchum Ranch and Halliburton Field Airport registered 1.27 and 2.3 inches of rain, respectively, Saturday, following a lack of appreciable rain in the area.
Observations Program Leader of the National Weather Service of Norman Forrest Mitchell said precipitation in the area has been rare for the past weeks, less than one-tenth of an inch having fallen in the10 days leading up to Saturday’s rainfall.
According to Mitchell, the last measurable rainfall for the area was 38 days prior on Feb. 5 when one-fourth of an inch was recorded in Duncan.
Auto swap meet enters eighth year at fairgrounds
When the Duncan Auto Swap Meet came to an end in March 2013, nearly 300 vendors had pre-registered for the 2014 event.
This year’s eighth-annual event will begin with a set-up day Thursday, and items will be sold Friday and Saturday at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center.
This is the third year for the current event organizers, all of whom are area firefighters.
Kevin Hammack, one of three organizers, said a lot of work goes into the event every year, but the event is a labor of love.
Health fair promotes activity for youths
Area youths stepped out Saturday morning for the Free Kids Health Fair at the Simmons Center, where they learned about health and exercise through demonstrations and booths operated by local organizations.
Community groups and businesses — all dedicated to getting children to be more physically active — came to the event to educate the children, with presentations by organizations such as Team Chip Tae Kwon Do and Xtreme Thunder, a local dance group.
Andrew May, owner of Team Chip Tae Kwon Do, led his group’s presentation.
“We’re here promoting self-defense and self-discipline,” May said.
Other groups were at the health fair despite not being able to take part in the demo portion of the program.
Color Me Grad fun run to raise funds for Project Graduation
With a splash of color, the Project Graduation Committee for Duncan High School is working to raise funds for this year’s senior event.
On April 5, the committee will have its Color Me Grad 5K fun run/walk beginning at Halliburton Stadium and ending on the high school practice field behind Halliburton Stadium. Packet pickup and day-of -registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the event is set to begin at 9 a.m.
Water crisis has silver lining
There’s a silver lining to the drought in Duncan and Stephens County.
Things here are so serious, the state’s water agency could pick the area as a testing ground to determine the best ways to manage the state’s declining water supply.
Economic development is competitive field
Economic development is a competitive field, requiring support from partners and patience to bring to fruition, said Oklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge.
Benge was the guest speaker Thursday night for the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation annual banquet.
Approximately 100 people were in attendance for the event at the Duncan Golf and Tennis Club.
Duncan High raises money to help fellow students
Duncan High School students raised more than $31,000 in four days to benefit several fellow students and a 2012 DHS graduate.
The campaign smashed the students’ initial goal of raising $20,000.
The high school’s LEGGO Week fund-raising program began with a bonfire Sunday night and ended with a pep rally Thursday afternoon, when members of the DHS Student Council revealed $31,154.42 had been raised.
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