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A Comanche County teenager faces two charges of manslaughter, according to court documentation, following a wreck dating back to September 2020 that claimed the life of two with ties to the Duncan community.

 

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Oklahoma’s current trend with new positive cases continues to reflect community transmission, which can be reduced by keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others, wearing face coverings when around individuals from outside the household, avoiding touching your face, and regular hand-washing.

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Duncan City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting flowed a little out of order on Tuesday night but ultimately saw the temporary mask resolution extended in city limits for another several weeks and other city business handled.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Last week's winter weather disrupted the state’s plans to give health care workers, first responders and Oklahomans 65-plus their necessary COVID-19 booster vaccination, a top health official said Tuesday.

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Emergency fire crews are working to put out a fire in the area of Red Robin Road between Gatlin and Camelback in Duncan. The work has caused closure to the Bypass between these areas and emergency personnel are rerouting traffic. The Banner will publish more information as it becomes available.

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The State Health Department's daily report indicates Stephens County added another new COVID-19 death to the running count as of Tuesday, Feb. 23.

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Golf star Tiger Woods suffered leg injuries Tuesday in a vehicle rollover in suburban Los Angeles and was undergoing surgery, authorities and his manager said. His condition wasn't yet clear.

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Oklahoma’s current trend with new positive cases continues to reflect community transmission, which can be reduced by keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others, wearing face coverings when around individuals from outside the household, avoiding touching your face, and regular hand-washing.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Over the past five years, Robert Ruiz, executive director of ChoiceMatters, has tried to help thousands of parents in what he describes as underserved communities find schools that best fit their children’s needs.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The White House announced Thursday that President Joe Biden has approved Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's request for a disaster declaration in response to a winter storm.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA rover streaked through the orange Martian sky and landed on the planet Thursday, accomplishing the riskiest step yet in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on Mars.

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Animals need to keep warm during this frigid weather, too, so the Humane Society of Cherokee County is encouraging pet owners to get the shelter they need to keep pets and animals safe.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — After nearly two hours of discussion, a divided panel of Oklahoma utility regulators issued an emergency order Tuesday night that prioritizes powering homes over large commercial and industrial businesses if the power or natural gas grid can’t fully support all of the operations.

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 16, 2021 — Variants of Covid-19 from Brazil, South Africa and the United Kingdom are circulating in the U.S. With vaccinations up and case numbers down nationwide, will the mutations undo recent progress?

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The State Health Department's daily report indicates Stephens County added another new COVID-19 death to the running count as of Wednesday, Feb. 17.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The House State and Federal Redistricting Committee was appointed Friday to continue the House’s public-focused redistricting process throughout the 2021 legislative session.

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A collision after sunset Tuesday sent one to the hospital in critical condition, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP).

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The City of Duncan put out a call for volunteers within the community for inclement weather and the need of shelter services.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Though lawmakers will have an additional $1.8 billion to potentially spend this coming year, state leaders said they will need to be careful how they allocate that unexpected windfall.

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ROLLING OUTAGE INFORMATION: The City of Marlow was asked to shed 2 megawatts (Mw) of power this morning. The call came in at 7:35 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m. shutdown.

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A heart attack may be sudden and intense, according to the American Heart Association. Most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happening.

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The Inspector General for the Social Security Administration (SSA), Gail S. Ennis, designated Thursday, March 4, as the second annual National “Slam the Scam” Day, to raise public awareness of government imposter telephone scams.

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The Duncan Banner staff is working to compile a list of school closures and canceled events, restaurants or special services available to those in need as a result the current and upcoming weather conditions. If you have a school closure, canceled an event or know of one that has been cancel…

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Due to extreme cold weather the region wide electricity use has exceeded the available generation across Southwest Power Pool service area. SPP has declared a Level 3 Energy Emergency Alert, signaling that its operating reserves are below the required minimum level. SPP has directed its memb…

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The State Health Department's daily report indicates Stephens County added another new COVID-19 death to the running count as of Monday, Feb. 15.

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Little Rock, Ark. — Extreme cold weather has created energy deficiencies in the Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) region. SPP declared an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) Level 2 beginning at 7:22 am central time Monday, Feb. 15.

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Demand for electricity is expected to increase as the extremely cold weather lingers for the next several days. Cotton Electric and its power supplier are asking members to conserve electricity, if health permits, by taking a few simple conservation steps, including:

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