Monthly Archives: May 2014

Fatal Wreck on Lloyd Ruby Overpass

On Wednesday afternoon, a fatal wreck involving a semi truck took the life of a 68-year-old Vernon resident. The three-vehicle crash happened on Central Freeway on the Lloyd Ruby Overpass. According to KFDX News Channel Three, a Chevy S10 pickup truck stalled out in the center lane of the roadway. The S10 driver’s wife was… Read More

Dog Bite Prevention Week

Unfortunately, dog bites have become a growing problem in Wichita Falls and across Texoma. In March, we reported on a cyclist who was attacked by dogs while riding on Kemp. Children, the elderly and postal workers are the three groups who are most at risk for being attacked by dogs, so citizens are encouraged to… Read More

Oil Drilling and Traffic Fatalities in Midland

Fatal car wrecks in Midland-Odessa have been making the news just about every couple of days. KXWT West Texas Public Radio recently reported on the link between the oil-booming Permian Basin and an increase in traffic crash fatalities in the region. The Texas department of Transportation reports that the area has seen as 13 percent… Read More

Oklahoma’s “Click It or Ticket” Safety Campaign

Multiple law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma are joining the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” campaign to improve the safety of drivers and passenger occupants across the state. According to KSWO Channel Seven News, the campaign will be running from May 19 to June 1. Lieutenant Troy German, with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), said that… Read More

Fire Destroys 100 Homes in Texas Panhandle

On Sunday afternoon, a fire broke out in Hutchinson County near Fritch, Texas. At least 100 homes were destroyed as the fire burned through the night. Firefighters had the flames 85 percent contained by early Wednesday morning, but about four square miles had to be evacuated. Initial investigative reports indicate that the fire may have… Read More

Oklahoma Fire Kills One Person and Destroys 20 homes

On Sunday, a fire that started as a prescribed burn killed one person and destroyed at least 20 homes in Oklahoma. The fire started in Logan County, Oklahoma. As of Sunday night, the fire was about four miles long and a mile wide. Somewhere between 3,000 and 4,000 acres were burned by Sunday evening. The… Read More

Fatal Motorcycle Wreck in Oklahoma

On Sunday morning, a Richardson man died after being thrown from his motorcycle.According to KFDX News Channel Three, the wreck happened on I-44 at about 10:30 a.m. in Cotton County. The victim, 65-year-old Larry Samford, was riding with a few friends, who were also on motorcycles. Apparently, Samford was ejected from his motorcycle when it… Read More