A Duncan man has died from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash in Stephens County Monday morning, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Troopers said Christopher Brunson, 44, was driving his pickup eastbound on State Highway 29 about a mile east of Potts Road shortly before 8 a.m. when he collided with a van. The driver of the other vehicle lost control due to ice on the road and struck Brunson.
Brunson was taken to a Duncan hospital before being transferred to OU Medical Center. He died about 12:30 p.m. Monday from his injuries.
Dust off the snow boots. Snow could be on the way Sunday night in Oklahoma City. Forecasters predict a chilly Saturday with a cold wind and nighttime temperatures in the teens. A sunny Sunday with a high near 38 is expected before a wintry mix of snow and sleet hits the area.
This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Northeast wind between 13 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. East wind between 7 and 11 mph.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38. South southeast wind between 8 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday Night: Snow likely before midnight, then snow and sleet likely. Cloudy, with a low around 29. South wind between 14 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Monday: Freezing rain and sleet likely before noon, then a slight chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Southwest wind between 13 and 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.
Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
An explosion blew a man hole cover off Saturday in southeast Oklahoma City.
At about 9:15 a.m., Oklahoma City Fire Department responded to a call for an explosion at 6425 Eddie Drive.
“An electrical transformer blew up and blew the man hole cover lid off,” said fire Deputy Chief Marc Woodard.
There were no injuries reported from the fire department or from workers in the area at the time, he said. Woodard did not have information about which company had been working in the area.
Oklahoma City firefighters battled a blaze at the Lantana Apartments, 7408 NW 10, Tuesday afternoon. Check back with NewsOK for more.
Photo by Chris Landsberger: Oklahoma City firefighters work the scene of a fire at an abandoned apartment complex at 7408 NW 10th on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Oklahoma City.
Skeletal remains found last week in the Hickory Creek Wildlife Management Area in Love County have been positively identified as a 43-year-old man reported missing in 2011, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
The state medical examiner’s office has identified the remains as Jordan Buckaloo, of Marietta, who was reported missing from the area in June 2011. At that time, local and state law enforcement agencies searched the area and interviewed several people who saw Buckaloo prior to him leaving a party, OSBI reports.
Officials said the cause and manner of his death has not been determined.
Photo from OSBI: OSBI are asking for the public’s help finding Jordan “Buck” Buckaloo, 43, from Marietta.
Police were called out to a shooting in northeast Oklahoma City Tuesday afternoon.
Master Sgt. Gary Knight said officers received reports about 2:15 p.m. of shots fired in the 2100 block of NE 27. He said someone was shot and was admitted into a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound.
Police say the victim’s injuries were non life-threatening. Other details weren’t immediately available.
Durant police are looking for the person responsible for stealing $1,500 worth of hand and power tools from a vehicle Sunday.
Spokesman Brian Chavez said officers were called out to a burglary at an apartment complex at 1901 W Mississippi Street about 9:45 a.m. (more…)
Oklahoma City Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted for questioning in connection with a burglary that occurred last month.
Sometime between Jan. 13-16, Western Lawns employees at 14900 N Sara Road reported that a company vehicle, a 16-foot trailer and commercial grade lawn equipment were stolen from the business, totaling over $50,000. Additionally, several company vehicles and trailers also were vandalized.
Investigators think the man was involved in another burglary at JA Oilfield Manufacturing at 2101 SW 67 between Jan. 13-16.
The items stolen during the second burglary included various tools and magnetic “JA Oilfield” stickers and signs.
Anyone with information on this case should contact Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300. Callers can remain anonymous, and may be eligible for a cash reward.
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A former detective for the Woodward police department has been charged after he told investigators that he stole methamphetamine from the department’s evidence room, the Woodward News reports.
Michael Albert Morton, 55, has been charged with 4 felony counts of conspiracy to commit theft of methamphetamine, 5 counts of theft of methamphetamine, and 4 counts of distribution of methamphetamine. (more…)