Stephens County Newswire

Stephens County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Stephens County, OK.

Results 1 - 20 of 66 in Stephens County, OK

  1. Dine out to support the United Way of Stephens CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 20 | KSWO

    Eight local restaurants will take part in Dine United, a program designed to support the United Way of Stephens County. The week-long event begins Monday and runs through Friday.

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  2. Natural Gas Well Leak Forced Evacuations in OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 16 | Insurance Journal West

    Some residents of Velma have returned to their homes after a leak in a natural gas well forced them to evacuate. Velma Fire Chief Jay Dumas said Saturday that a buildup of pressure caused the Stephens County well head to fail, releasing toxic hydrogen sulfide gas into the air.

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  3. Leak Near Velma Natural Gas Well Forces EvacuationsRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 15 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    Some residents of Velma have returned to their homes after a leak in a natural gas well forced them to evacuate. Velma Fire Chief Jay Dumas said Saturday that a buildup of pressure caused the Stephens County well head to fail, releasing toxic hydrogen sulfide gas into the air.

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  4. The Nation in BriefRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | NWAonline

    ... well forced them to evacuate. Velma Fire Chief Jay Dumas said Saturday that a buildup of pressure caused the Stephens County well head to fail, releasing toxic hydrogen sulfide gas into the air. Firefighters who monitored the gas found lethal ...

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  5. Explosion at Stephens County well site causes evacuationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 13 | KSWO

    Explosion at Stephens County well site causes evacuations - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo - The Stephens County Sheriffs Department says an explosion at a well site near Velma has caused at least 20 homes to be evacuated.

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  6. Large hazardous gas leak near VelmaRead the original story

    Friday Oct 13 | KSWO

    Some residents near Velma have been evacuated as a precaution after a large leak of hazardous gas was detected late Friday night. According to the Stephens County Sheriffs Department, when first responders arrived at the scene around 11:15 Friday night they found large amounts of a hazardous gas called H2S in the air.

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  7. Investigation: Drug court rehabs survive on forced laborRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 4 | NewsOK.com

    In this Aug. 22, 2017 photo, Brandon Spurgin sits at home of his mother Reese in Velma, Okla. Spurgin was struggling with a meth addiction when the Stephens County drug court sent him to Christian Alcoholics & Addicts in Recovery, also known as CAAIR, in 2014.

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  8. Surveillance photos capture burglars with guns drawn inside Oklahoma homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 3 | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

    Russell, a Stephens County resident who didn't want to share his last name, told News 4 there have been quite a few robberies in the area recently. He doesn't keep any valuables around the house, but he said they still stole several miscellaneous items.

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  9. Bray home invasion suspects arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 2 | KSWO

    ... arrested 2 hours later. Monday afternoon, a 2nd suspect, Daniel Earl Sanford was arrested in northeastern Stephens County. Now, the homeowner, who does not want to be identified hopes he can put all of this behind him. "I started looking and I saw ...

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  10. OHP, Stephens County Sheriff's Department capture suspect after short manhuntRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 2 | KSWO

    The Stephens County Sheriff's Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were involved in a manhunt Monday morning after attempting to serve a search warrant. Officers went to the home of a man allegedly involved the burglary of a residence in Bray on Friday.

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  11. Traffic Alert: Wreck involving motorcycle in Marion County on FM 729Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 1 | KSWO

    A gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino opened fire on an outdoor music festival, killing at least 58 people - including two off-duty police officers - and injuring more than 500, officials said early Monday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Stephens County Sheriff's Department are actively searching for two suspects allegedly involved in a weekend home invasion in Bray according to the Marlow Review.

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  12. United Blood Services taking blood donationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 1 | KSWO

    ... media after a deadly mass shooting during a Las Vegas music festival. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Stephens County Sheriff's Department are actively searching for two suspects allegedly involved in a weekend home invasion in Bray according to ...

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  13. Marlow, Rush Springs residents hurt in car accidentRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2017 | KSWO

    Two Marlow residents and one Rush Springs man were taken to the hospital Sunday morning following a crash in Stephens County. The accident was on State Highway 29 and Cason Road.

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  14. Oklahoma community mourning loss of third-grade teacherRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

    Authorities say Sherry Huggins was killed in a car crash at the intersection of Hwy 89 and Hwy 53 in Stephens County. "From what we gathered the vehicle headed eastbound just driving along, and the vehicle that was northbound either ran the stop sign or just wasn't paying attention and the other vehicle T-boned it," OHP Trooper Allen Monroe told KSWO.

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  15. Longview crews on scene of wreck at GreggTex, Gilmer RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2017 | KSWO

    ... Gives" is in the home stretch of a day long fundraising drive. Non-profit organizations in Comanche and Stephens County are spreading the word on social media about what they do for the community. Today, they hit Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to ...

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  16. Ringling woman killed in Wednesday morning wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    A 40-year-old woman was killed Wednesday morning in a wreck along a Stephens County highway, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Just before 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, Sherry A. Huggins, of Ringling, was driving a car north on State Highway 89, about 4 miles west of Loco.

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  17. Oklahoma man arrested after allegedly assaulting someone with Dr. Pepper canRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

    According to the Duncan Banner , a woman called the Stephens County Sheriff's Office to report that Kent King, 57, had physically assaulted her and then left the home. A report obtained by the Duncan Banner states that the victim told authorities she couldn't tell if King tried to strangle her with one or both hands because she blacked out.

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  18. Two inducted into Oklahoma 4-H Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    ... on the crops judging team. He is majoring in agricultural economics and is the son of Ross Sestak. Taylor, a Stephens County 4-H'er, is now part of the Taylor family trifecta. Siblings Cathleen Taylor and Matt Taylor are previous hall of fame ...

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  19. Flooding in Oklahoma possible Friday and through the weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    With heavy rains moving through Oklahoma and more rain in the forecast, flooding is a concern statewide Friday through the weekend, the National Weather Service reports. A flood advisory is in effect for Comanche and Stephens counties, including the Lawton and Duncan areas until 9 a.m. Friday.

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  20. Overturned semi accident on Duncan YRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2017 | KSWO

    STEPHENS COUNTY, OK Traffic was slowed on the Duncan Y at Highway 7 and Highway 81 on Sunday. That is because a semi accident left the 18-wheeler on its side.

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