Prison workers honored todayMIDWEST CITY — Five employees with the state Corrections Department will receive the agency’s Medal of Valor Award for heroic actions. Correctional officer Eliza Steele will be honored for restraining an arson suspect in January while taking inmates to their work assignments. Probation and parole officer Eric McAffrey will be recognized for providing CPR and first aid to a victim of car accident in March. Correctional officers Todd Darden, Theodore Moore and Thomas Koen will be honored for helping rescue two people from a burning car after an August car crash. The agency’s award ceremony will be today.
Water loan spurs rate hikeADAIR — Adair trustees have approved water and sewer rate increases. The town is under a federal mandate to update its sewer system. In order to apply for a government loan to pay for the upgrade, the rates must be raised. Before the loan can be secured, the town must show it will generate enough revenue to make the loan payments. The new rates will begin Jan. 1. The first rate increase will appear on the bill received the first part of February, which will reflect January usage. IN THE REGION
Deputies find dead fetusCANUTILLO, Texas — A fetus found in a convenience store trash bin was still-born, El Paso County sheriff’s investigators said. The fetus was found Saturday night after deputies received a call from a hospital about a 29-year-old who sought medical attention. Investigators said an autopsy concluded the fetus was still-born. The mother’s name will not be released because no crime was committed, police said. FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
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