A Durant man has been charged a second time with drug trafficking.Jonathan Blake Fouse, 29, was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of hydrocodone with intent to distribute.The charges are the result of a traffic stop by Durant Police Patrolman Jared McCreary who pulled over a car driven by Fouse because it had a cracked windshield.According to the report, McCreary spotted a small set of digital scales in a pocket of Fouse’s jacket...
A preliminary hearing for a man charged with two counts of first-degree manslaughter after a crash last year that killed two Texas residents has been rescheduled.Jesus Garcia Jr., 22 Mesquite, Texas, now has a hearing set for March 31.Garcia was charged on Sept. 3, 2013, after an August crash in Calera that killed Skyla Leigh Fisher, 13, and her mother, Kelly Jean Spielman, 33, both of Arlington, Texas.According to Calera Police, the crash happened at the High...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A plan to force people arrested for certain crimes to submit DNA samples for a law enforcement database was rejected Wednesday by the Oklahoma House, despite an emotional plea from the bill’s author about a brutal Oklahoma murder solved because of the database.The House voted 51-35 against the bill by Rep. Lee Denney, R-Stillwater, who said the measure would help solve cases and only target people arrested for certain violent felonie...
A man found dead on the railroad tracks last weekend appears to have died after being struck by a train, Durant Police said Wednesday.According to Detective Drew Hale, police were dispatched at 5:55 a.m. Sunday to the railroad tracks near South First Avenue and West Main Street about a body on the tracks who was later identified as Elijah Gabriel, 20.Police said he was face down in the tracks and it appeared he had been hit by a train. Earlier this week, police confirmed...
A woman was injured Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on a county road northeast of Armstrong, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.Amber Carpenter, 27,Durant, was flown by Eagle Med helicopter to Plano Medical Center, Plano, Texas, where she is in stable condition with head, internal trunk and leg injuries.According to OHP, she was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband, Thomas Carpenter, 29, who was driving southbound at 4:45 p.m. when he failed to yield at ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House passed a bill Tuesday — on a second try — that extends a tax credit for the film industry after debating the economic impact of the measure and how one film that received such an incentive portrayed the state.House members voted 65-28 for the measure after reconsidering the bill. It had fallen three votes short of the necessary 51 needed to pass in the 101-member House on Monday.The state provides ...
A mobile home burned and another home was damaged during separate fires Sunday and Monday.The Durant Fire Department was dispatched at 10:18 p.m. Sunday to Paddock Loop in Durant where a mobile home was on fire.According to a fire department report, ice on the roads delayed the response and firefighters arrived 12 minutes later to find the mobile home burned to the ground.Firefighters put out the flames and returned to the station at 11:57 p.m. No one was insi...
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