• Authorities investigate fatal officer-involved shooting in Beckham County

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    A Beckham County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a Sayre man Thursday after the man hit him several times with an ax, authorities said.

  • 2 Oklahoma women bound over for trial for manslaughter

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    LAWTON — Two Lawton women facing separate manslaughter charges have been bound over for trial. During hearings Tuesday in Comanche County Circuit Court, Natasha Anzaldua was ordered to stand trial for the stabbing death last July of her husband, Moses Anguiano. Also, Misty Yeats was ordered to stand trial for the death in September of Harold Otts. Authorities say Yeats was driving with a suspended license when she struck and killed Otts as he was trying to cross Interstate 44 on foot. Both women have pleaded not guilty.

  • Hearing delayed for Oklahoma man charged in wife’s death

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    LAWTON — A preliminary hearing has been delayed for a Lawton man charged in the death of his wife, who was found buried in his backyard. David Baird was due in court Wednesday, but his preliminary hearing was pushed back to May 21. Baird is charged with first-degree murder, unlawful desecration of a dead body and other charges in the death of his wife, Claudine Marroquin. Police say Marroquin died around Aug. 31. Investigators allege that Baird partially buried the body then covered it with a swimming pool liner and old tires in an attempt to hide the crime. A local newspaper reports that Baird’s hearing was delayed because neither prosecutors nor defense attorneys had received a complete copy of Marroquin’s

  • Students learn about career opportunities at Moore Norman Technology Center event

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Moore Norman Technology Center held a career awareness night to highlight the school's educational offerings in health, business and information technology and technical careers.

  • Fire burns buildings in downtown Snyder

    Published: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    Firefighters battled a blaze in downtown Snyder on Friday. The fire damaged several buildings.

  • McClain County dispatch affected by vandalism

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    DIBBLE — Workers are repairing McClain County’s emergency communication equipment after someone vandalized a station near Dibble. McClain County deputies say someone cut a fence at the emergency communication station and damaged the equipment inside. The damage left parts of McClain County without any emergency communications for several hours Monday. A local television station reports that the Washington, Dibble and Payne fire departments were all affected. The service is expected to be fully operational Tuesday. McClain County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Billy Scott says the thieves were likely looking for copper but put an entire community at risk with their actions.

  • Lawton's fifth homicide of the year reported

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    Police in Lawton, Oklahoma are investigating a homicide, a local TV station reports. The case is the fifth homicide of the year.

  • Five are charged in Lawton homicides

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    Five young men face charges in two Lawton killings. A man and boy were killed in their home.

  • Texas teen in hospital after parachuting accident in Chickasha

    BY JONATHAN SUTTON and KYLE FREDRICKSON | Updated: Tue, Jan 28, 2014

    A Texas teen is recovering at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City after a skydiving accident left her badly injured.

  • 2 law officers, suspect die in Dill City-area crashes

    By JENNIFER PALMER AND JONATHAN SUTTON | Updated: Fri, Jan 24, 2014

    Two law enforcement officers and a suspect were killed in separate automobile crashes in southwestern Oklahoma, authorities said.

  • Woman stabbed to death in Lawton, Oklahoma; husband arrested

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Jan 23, 2014

    A woman was found stabbed to death in a Lawton motel room Wednesday. Her husband has been arrested.

  • Police investigating death of Lawton inmate

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Jan 21, 2014

    LAWTON — Authorities are investigating the death of a Lawton Correctional Facility inmate. Lawton Police Capt. Craig Akard says 33-year-old Christopher Glass died Monday morning. Police say Glass was found lying on the floor of his cell at the Lawton GEO facility. Glass was later pronounced dead at Southwestern Medical Center. Akard tells The Lawton Constitution (http://bit.ly/KyleSi ) that Glass had visible injuries on his body, including scrapes and bruises. His death is being investigated as a homicide. Records show Glass was serving multiple six-year prison sentences for convictions of bringing contraband into a penal institution and possessing a firearm after a felony conviction.

  • Deaths of man, boy and an inmate Monday are Lawton's first homicides of 2014

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Jan 20, 2014

    A man and a boy were killed by gunshots overnight in Lawton. Police are looking for two gunmen. In an other incident, an inmate was killed.

  • Oklahoma City office market in good shape after major moves

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Jan 18, 2014

    The market for office space for lease in Oklahoma City's ends 2013 in good shape after big moves by the biggest energy companies.

  • Oklahoma tornadoes: Family is among a dozen to rent homes donated by Bank of America

    BY RICHARD MIZE richardmize@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Jan 4, 2014

    The Bala and Galarneau families of Moore finally find stability, a half year after the May 20 tornado, in a home rented from Neighborhood Housing Services, which received a dozen houses donated by Bank of America. It's more than a moving story.

  • Oklahoma man proposes to girlfriend during arrest

    Published: Thu, Dec 19, 2013

    ELK CITY (AP) — Talk about a marriage proposal to remember. An Elk City man proposed to his girlfriend last week while an officer tried to arrest him on two outstanding warrants. Police say an officer spotted Justin Harrel in a park and discovered that Harrel had two outstanding warrants out of two counties. Police say Harrel resisted arrest at first. When the officer took him into custody, Harrel explained that he was about to propose to his girlfriend and asked if he could go ahead with the proposal. The officer says he allowed Harrel to complete the marriage proposal — Harrel's girlfriend eventually said yes. Harrel then asked the officer to get the engagement ring from his coat pocket and give it to

  • Bicyclist struck and killed on Interstate 35

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Nov 29, 2013

    COMANCHE — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a bicyclist was killed while riding on Interstate 35 in Carter County.

  • Silver Alert canceled for missing Ardmore woman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Nov 22, 2013

    A 72-year-old woman is missing from Ardmore, Oklahoma Friday. A Silver Alert has been issued by authorities.

  • 2 charged with harboring fugitives in Oklahoma

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Nov 8, 2013

    ANADARKO — Prosecutors accuse two Anadarko women of harboring a pair of inmates who escaped from the Caddo County jail.

  • Army leader visits Oklahoma's Fort Sill Tuesday

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Oct 29, 2013

    LAWTON — One of the U.S. Army's highest-ranking officers is visiting Fort Sill as part of an effort to assess the health of the nation's military.