Monday, Nov. 26
12:31 a.m. — Intoxicated pedestrian, drunk on foot, U.S. Hwy 81 and Plato
7:53 a.m. — Theft, 515 N. A
8:09 a.m. — Found property, 421 S. 27th, office/The Greens, report filed
8:33 a.m. — Non-injury accident, WalMart, report filed
8:50 a.m. — Suspicious person, Fifth and Osage, west of track
10:46 a.m. — Burglary residence, 815 N. 13th, report filed
12:40 p.m. — Animal complaint, 213 N. 22nd
12:59 p.m. — Residential alarm, 209 E. Maple
1:13 p.m. — Business alarm, 1803 U.S. Hwy 81/Verizon
1:44 p.m. — Escort, 42nd and Beech/New Hope
1:47 p.m. — Animal complaint, 1109 N. 17th
2:06 p.m. — Notification, 813 N. 11th/911 call
2:13 p.m. — Reckless driving, Old U.S. Hwy 81 and E&M Oil/NB
2:18 p.m. — Incident, 1811 W. Main
2:22 p.m. — Animal complaint, 100 W. Pine
2:29 p.m. — Trespassing, WalMart
2:42 p.m. — Escort, 701 W. Plato/Bethel Assembly of God
3:03 p.m. — Animal complaint, 4108 Whispering Hills Dr.
3:33 p.m. — Non-injury accident, 301 Industrial Pkwy/Duncan Mini Storage, report filed
3:36 p.m. — Non-injury accident, 20th and Pine, report filed
3:48 p.m. — Suicide threat, 906 Stephens
3:59 p.m. — Notification, 1310 Peck Ave.
4:34 p.m. — Disturbance, 411 W. Oak
4:35 p.m. — Domestic disturbance, 411 W. oak
4:35 p.m. — Fire, Lake Fuqua
4:52 p.m. — Drugs, 405 W. Oak
4:56 p.m. — Residential alarm, 3425 Bates Dr.
5:08 p.m. — Medical call, 1901 Parkview Circle
5:23 p.m. — Theft, 2309 N. Fifth, report filed
5:55 p.m. — Non-injury accident, 1106 W. Park Ave., report filed
6:47 p.m. — Burglary residence, 712 Cherry, report filed
6:49 p.m. — Disturbance, 909 Martin Luther King
7:49 p.m. — Overdose, 702 Sunnylane St., report filed
7:55 p.m. — Welfare check, 707 N. First
8:21 p.m. — Suicide threat, 2 block south of Chill’s Lounge on southeast corner/ 202 E. Maple
8:41 p.m. — Suspicious person, 317 N. First
8:42 p.m. — Reckless driving, east on Elder
9:32 p.m. — Suicide threat, 211 E. Chestnut/Chisholm Corner, report filed
9:32 p.m. — Suspicious vehicle, WalMart/old Goodys
11:15 p.m. — Intoxicated pedestrian, drunk on foot, U.S. Hwy 81 and Plato/Chisholm Corner, report filed
Tuesday, Nov. 27
5:13 a.m. — Suicide threat, 206 E. Elm B8/Elm Terrace Apts/Apt. 8 B8
6:25 a.m. — Business alarm, 901 W. Ash/First Baptist Church
Monday, Nov. 26
12:09 a.m. — Ambulance request, 2 1/2 west on SH 7 from Lawton Duncan Y NS
2:28 a.m. — Ambulance request, Rt. 4 Box 234 E
4:27 a.m. — Ambulance request, Rt. 2 Box 561 Comanche
8:27 a.m. — Suspicious person, SH 7 and 10 mile on the NS
8:46 a.m. — Suspicious vehicle, Osage off of Fifth on the west side of the railroad tracks
3:53 p.m. — Non-injury accident, Oliver and Comanche Lake Rd.
4:41 p.m. — Fire, Lake Fuqua upper campground on the south side
5:43 p.m. — Fire, 1 east of Velma on S&W then approx 3 back south ES
7:26 p.m. — Domestic disturbance, 3688 Lawler Rd., report filed, domestic violence
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County to seek bids for fairgrounds expansion project
Expansion of the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center may get underway as early as this summer.
The Stephens County commissioners, joined by fairgrounds director Mike Anderson, discussed the expansion project during their meeting Monday. The commissioners approved going out for bids to see how much it would cost to build another building the same size as the Expo Arena and to relocate the South Stall Barn south to the outdoor stalls.
Lane suspects back in court Wednesday
The preliminary hearing in the death of Australian native Christopher Lane will continue on Wednesday for three Duncan teenagers charged in the fatal shooting.
The hearing, which began on Feb. 4 but was recessed until Wednesday, will determine if there is sufficient evidence for the cases against the suspects to be taken to trial.
Chancey Allen Luna, 16, and Michael Dewayne Jones, 18 face first-degree murder charges in the Aug. 16, 2013, death of Lane, who shot while jogging in the afternoon at Country Club Road near Twilight Beach.
Vehicle burglars strike seven times
A string of seven car burglaries over the weekend has prompted Duncan police to urge residents to lock up their vehicles and take valuables inside at night.
Four car thefts were reported in Duncan on Sunday and three were reported Saturday, with over $1,000 worth of items and cash stolen from vehicles.
City council to discuss projects, half-cent sales tax
City Manager Jim Frieda hopes to give Duncan City Council members an idea of how much money the city would get from continuation of the city’s half-cent economic development sales tax.
Council members will meet at 5:15 p.m. today in the council chambers at 720 W. Willow.
Infrastructure projects, including street improvements and water conservation efforts, are on the agenda for discussion.
Lt. Gov. Lamb says he’ll look at governorship when Fallin finished
Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, a Rebublican from Enid, made his formal announcement for re-election this week and made a campaign swing through Stephens County. He stopped by the Duncan Banner last week for a chat with news editor Steve Olafson. Here’s how it went:
Waurika reshuffles City Hall lineup
With the city manager now on administrative leave, members of the Waurika City Commission wanted someone to steer the ship, and they found that person Monday when Brad Scott was hired as acting city manager.
In addition, following a one-hour executive session, the four members of the commission named City Treasurer Nancy Bluml as assistant city manager.
Waurika City Commissioners reinstate Brown
Chuck Brown was somewhat surprised early last week when the Waurika City Commissioners voted to terminate him from the position of city manager.
Brown was very surprised four days later to learn he had been “un-terminated” and restored to the city manager position.
Awards handed out at livestock show
Winners were announced and students walked away vests and plaques at the end of the week-long 76th annual Stephens County Junior Livestock Show, which ended Friday.
Following the award ceremony, the premium sale began as livestock was auctioned off.
Stephens County Fair Board secretary Kathy Shorter said funds for the sale are gathered through the different clubs in support of the students in the competition.
School boards to meet Monday
Bray-Doyle, Central High and Velma-Alma public schools will meet at their respective superintendents’ offices at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Velma-Alma’s school board will discuss possible re-employment of certified teachers and staff for next school year and possible approval of a senior trip to Medieval Times in May
Today marks beginning of Daylight Savings Time
Daylight Savings Time began in the early hours today as clocks were set forward one hour.
Clocks were skipped ahead from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. and won’t be set back again until Nov. 2 when Daylight Savings Time ends.
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