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Duncan man wanted for arson after suicide attempt
Several Duncan police officers responded to a call about a suicidal man 8 p.m. July 8. According to the affidavit by officer Ryan Atkinson, Timothy Tilghman’s father called and said Timothy had a razor blade and was threatening to attempt suicide. Responding officers also included Martin, Hicks, Glo
Police officer collides with teen on bike in Duncan
DUNCAN, Okla. - Just after his first day of school, a teen was rushed to the hospital after he collided with a police vehicle while he was riding his bike.
Duncan council pledges to ‘stop the stigma’
The council then discussed the contracts with Tyler Technologies, Inc for Incode Court System and AdComp, LLC.
Main Street Duncan awarded grant for 4th year
KOB uses grants, called Fresh Paint Days — for communities to purchase paint for buildings, and encourages volunteers to help spruce up their community.
Three charged with child neglect
During an execution of a search warrant on Aug. 2 around 2 p.m., Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force officers Rick Lang and chief investigator Justin Scott, at a residence on the 2000 block of West Oak, had three adult family members charged with child neglect — Sheryl Chapman is in custody, and Clin
High school student injured auto versus bike wreck
According to Bishop, Emerson Elementary School was about to release, but there was no need to lockdown the school. The officer stated the severity of the injuries are unknown at this time and the police are going to be bringing witnesses to the station for interviews to finalize the report.
Anticipation: Indians prepare for only scrimmage of the season
The Comanche Indians, one of three teams playing a zero game, are preparing for their only scrimmage of the year. Coach Brad Perry said the Indians will play Velma Alma and Allen Friday on the road.
OCU Duncan nursing students receive scholarships
The Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Duncan Chapter “FJ” nominated two students for scholarships. From left are Betty Apple, P.E.O. member, Michele Meddler, OCU student, Cynthia “Cindy” Salazar, OCU student, Shannon Wilson P.E.O. member, and Merlene Orme, P.E.O. member.Linda Provost /
DOC investigates second stabbing within week at Lawton Correctional Facility
Inmate James Bever, 36, was found lying in a pod shower with stab wounds and was taken to an area hospital, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections said in a news release. Bever is serving a seven-year sentence out of Pittsburg County for escape.
Preparing for action: Demons’ first scrimmage Thursday
“I tell the kids we are not going to keep score, but at the end of the scrimmage you can get a feel for how it would of been if it was a game,” Cobble said. “Coach Griffin has done a fantastic job over at Cache. They have really come along with that program.”
Column: 'Making it' in Duncan, Oklahoma
If you are like me, you might question if you really are making it; because life has decided to throw you some turbulence as you go. Because of the turbulence in my own life right now, I absolutely do not feel like I have “made it”.
Home invasion arrests slow down
Facing robbery and conspiracy counts are Barbara Strickland-Turner, 36, brothers Rashaad Watson, 18, and Rashawn Watson, 19, and Justin Strickland, 26.
Cornett hosts town hall meetings in southwest Okla.
Cornett, who received 29.34 percent of the vote in a 10-man race in the June primary, will face off against Kevin Stitt, who got 24.41 percent.
United Way sets BBQ event
Organizers for the event, set Sept. 7-8 in Fuqua Park, will accept entries for brisket, pork butts (no pork loin), pork ribs, beans and ice cream until Aug. 15.
Duncan makes quick work of Chickasha
Lilly Rivas, batting fourth, then hit a gap shot to left-center to take a 2-0 lead over Chickasha with one out in the inning.
Column: Intern says ‘goodbye’ to time at The Duncan Banner
During that time, I had a back-up plan. I thoroughly went through multiple businesses here in Duncan, applying and asking for openings as a possible Plan B. That wasn’t exactly going well, and I was nearing the edge of desperation and willing to work almost anywhere to earn some summer cash. Thankfu
Allegedly intoxicated woman arrested after crashing into home
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Rep. Tom Cole visits Duncan district
During a visit to Dream Team Prosthetics LLC in Duncan, U.S. Rep. Tom Cole met Seth Alexander, left, of Duncan, who is a bilateral above-knee amputee, and Prosthetics clinical director Chad Simpson, BS, BOCP, LP.Special to The Banner
Ready for the season opener
“We did really well, and I got to see some girls in some places while evaluating lineup-wise what I think is best for us,” Lard said. “We are just ready ... we are kind of tired of playing against each other and we are ready to kick it off.”
Class revives crochet craft in Lawton | Tulsa's 24-Hour News, Weather and Traffic
Michell Rosario, activities coordinator at the Owens Multi-Purpose Center, has hosted a twice-weekly crocheting class since June. The class has attracted around a dozen participants — many of whom are teenagers and young adults — that have learned there's so much you can do with a needle and a bundl