Monthly Archives: June 2014

Fourth of July Fireworks Safety

Fireworks are a staple at Fourth of July celebrations across Texoma. Even with recent rain showers, Wichita Falls and other North Texas communities aren’t out of fire danger. The hot dry temperatures coupled with the city’s dwindling water supply means that even a relatively small fire could have devastating consequences. As of noon on June… Read More

Deadly Farming Incident near Cyril, Oklahoma

A few weeks ago, a farming incident took the life of an Oklahoma man. Floyd “Junior” Etter Jr., 56-years-old, was run over by a combine while moisture testing the ground. Etter was well known in the community for helping others. KSWO News Channel Seven reports that this incident underscores just how dangerous farm work can… Read More

Deadly Train Crash on FM 369

Last Friday afternoon, a fatal train-versus-car wreck happened on FM 369. The incident, which happened near Old Iowa Park Road, took the life of a 91-year-old Holliday resident. Apparently, Helen Havins’ car was stuck between two crossing gates. Although the wreck is still under investigation, it appears as though she tried to move her vehicle… Read More

Fatal Wreck on Highway 287

Last week, a fatal wreck involving one vehicle happened on Highway 287. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the crash happened between Fisher Road and Hammon Road. A white Chevy SUV traveling northbound on 287 crashed into a light pole and concrete divider after apparently losing control. First responders were swiftly on the scene. The… Read More

City Worker in Lawton Attacked by Dogs

Earlier this week, a city worker in Lawton was attacked by dogs. The city water employee, whose name hasn’t been released, was in the middle of restoring water to a home on Southwest Park Avenue when two pit bulls viciously attacked him. According to KSWO News Channel Seven, he suffered from significant injuries to his… Read More

Fatal Wreck Near Odell Still Under Investigation

A fatal wreck that happened last week, involving a married couple, is still under investigation. The crash happened near Odell in Willbarger County. According to KFDX News Channel Three, this two-car wreck involved drivers who were actually newlyweds. For currently unknown reasons, their cars collided head on. Sadly, they were both pronounced dead on the… Read More

Insurance Assistance Event for Oklahoma Tornado Survivors

John Doak, the Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner, is planning a consumer assistance event for tornado victims who still have unresolved claims. This Tuesday evening event is going to take place at Westmoore High School’s lecture hall. According to KSWO News Channel Seven, almost 100,000 insurance claims have been filed since last year’s tornadoes. So far, payments… Read More

Head-on Collision near Lake Arrowhead

On Monday afternoon, a head-on collision sent one person to the hospital. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the wreck happened near Lake Arrowhead, close to the intersection of 1954 and 2606, at about 3:15 p.m. Apparently, the driver of a Hyundai passed a pickup truck in a no-passing area of the roadway. The driver… Read More