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Custer County Vehicle Accident & Fatality

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One person is dead and another is critically injured following a one vehicle accident early this morning on Interstate 40, six miles west of Weatherford, in Custer county. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 47 year old Kathy Quintero of Oktaha died at the scene of the accident. 69 Year old Bruce Quintero, also of Oktaha, was last listed in critical condition at O.U. Medical Center. Troopers say the pickup truck was westbound on I-40, departed the road and overturned several times, ejecting both occupants.

Weatherford SWOSU Summer Camps

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University has 31 public youth camps taking place this summer on the Weatherford campus. The camps range from music and arts, science and math, to athletic camps in baseball, basketball, soccer, football and golf. A complete listing of summer camps can be found on the SWOSU website.

Anthony Thomas Sentanced in Custer County Court

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A Weatherford man has been sentenced to serve six years of a ten year prison term on various charges which include offering to engage in sexual conduct with a minor by use of technology and exhibition of obscene material to a minor. 33 year old Anthony Dorsett Thomas allegedly sent lewd messages and photos to a juvenile male through Facebook messenger. Thomas will also serve prison time concurrent to the 6 year sentence for assault and battery on a corrections officer and malicious injury to property inside the Custer County jail.

Cordell Police Checkpoint Results

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Cordell police and the Washita County Sheriff's Department conducted drivers license and insurance checks at 14th and Crider on Saturday. Police say approximately 30 vehicles came through the checkpoint. Only one vehicle did not have insurance and one driver was found without a license. However, police say neither the vehicle without insurance nor the unlicensed driver were from Cordell.

Longdale Man Dies in Blaine County Accident

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A Longdale man is dead following a one vehicle accident early this morning in Blaine County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 29 year old Cole Dalton Owens died at the scene of the crash- on a Blaine County road- about 2 miles south and just east of Longdale. Troopers say Owens was driving his pickup truck and departed the road for an unknown reason. The truck struck a ditch and tree.

Hobart - Rocky - Cordell Tornado Damage Survey

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The National Weather Service says the damage survey for the Hobart-Rocky-Cordell tornado from Tuesday night confirmed an EF2 tornado developed north of Hobart. Officials say it moved into Rocky before dissipating south of Cordell. The tornado had a 13 mile path length with a width up to 400 yards and occurred for a span of 28 minutes.

Free Bacteriological Testing of Private Wells

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14 counties have been added to the list to receive free bacteriological testing of private water wells that have been submerged in flood water. Locally, the additional counties include Custer, Beckham, Washita, Dewey, Caddo and Roger Mills. If your private well has been submerged in flood water, the department of environmental quality recommends that you not drink the water until you disinfect your well and a sample analysis indicates that the well water is safe.

Pork-A-Palooza

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A spokesperson for Pork-A-Palooza, held in Weatherford last month, says it was again a success. Jarrod Jones says the event was well attended, and will return to Weatherford in 2020.

Beckham County Suspect in Custody

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One person has been caught by Beckham County sheriff's authorities southeast of Sayre on outstanding warrants and a trespassing complaint. Sheriff Derek Manning says the suspect was taken into custody this morning without incident after he allegedly drove up to a residence on a county road, just east of U.S. 283, and would not leave. The homeowner told the man he called police and the suspect then fled on foot, leaving behind the vehicle and the woman he was traveling with.

Natural Resources Conservation Service Workshop in Ft. Cobb

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Simple steps to better soil health will be the topic of a workshop this month by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The event will be held May 16th at the Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center in Fort Cobb beginning at 10 AM.