• UPDATE: Oil tank battery explosion reported near Woodward, Oklahoma Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    An oil tank battery explosion has been reported near Woodward Wednesday. U.S. 270 is closed near Woodward.

  • Man is shot and killed in Lawton on Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Police are investigating Lawton’s seventh homicide of the year. A man was found dead in his driveway. He had several gunshot wounds.

  • 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