Largest fire in Texas history has burned more than 1 million acres

FRITCH, TX – The Smokehouse Creek Fire, the largest wildfire in Texas history, has consumed over 1 million acres of land, surpassing the previous record set by the East Amarillo Complex fire in 2006. As of Thursday morning, the fire was only 3% contained, according to fire officials. The wildfire, which has also spread to Oklahoma, burning at least 31,590 acres, has caused significant destruction in northern Texas. Among the victims is 83-year-old Joyce Blankenship, …

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Teen dies after school bathroom brawl

OWASSO, OK – In a brutal incident at a school in a suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma, a 16-year-old student died earlier this month following a severe beating in a school bathroom. The victim, identified as Dagny Benedict, was a sophomore at Owasso High School. On February 7, a fight took place at the school where three older female students allegedly assaulted Benedict and another student. According to the teen’s mother, Sue Benedict, both victims were …

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Mother finds HIV-positive man assaulting 12-year-old daughter

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – An Oklahoma woman courageously confronted and detained a youth sports coach, who is HIV-positive, after discovering him sexually abusing her young daughter, police reports confirm. The mother, whose identity is being kept confidential, found 39-year-old Donovan Scott Sheppard in the midst of assaulting her child. Sheppard had been residing with the family and had returned home with the mother after an altercation at a local bar on January 13. After returning …

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Walmart employee arrested after threats with gun

TULSA, OK – A Walmart employee in Oklahoma was arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot a coworker, according to local law enforcement. The worker, identified as Adrienne Edwards, was reportedly disciplined by her supervisors for being “disruptive” during a shift last week. Following the incident, Edwards allegedly made threats against a fellow employee. Multiple witnesses reported overhearing Edwards’ threatening remarks, which were directed at a colleague. Upon arrival at the scene, police officers located Edwards …

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Mom found dead days after mysterious 911 calls

SHELBY FOREST, TN – In a tragic turn of events, a young Oklahoma mother was found lifeless on a barge on the Mississippi River, mere days after her apprehension for making numerous 911 calls seeking help. The crew of the barge discovered 22-year-old Hailey Silas’ body during an inspection near Shelby Forest in Tennessee, early Saturday morning. Silas had been taken into custody the previous week for making several 911 calls from a gas station …

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Suspect found dead after allegedly shooting a deputy

WYNNEWOOD, OK – The body of a 25-year-old man, Kameron Jenkins, who was suspected of shooting a Cleveland County deputy last week, was discovered near Interstate 35 in Wynnewood. The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety announced that Jenkins’ body was located following a comprehensive secondary search of the vicinity. The search was conducted by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s Emergency Response and Tactical Team, who found a male body fitting Jenkins’ description. Cadaver dogs were instrumental …

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Mom killed in freak plane accident while riding lawnmower at airport

BROKEN BOW, OK – A freak accident at a small Oklahoma airport claimed the life of a single mother of three on Friday. Samantha Hayes, 27, was operating a lawn mower when she was fatally struck by the wing of a landing aircraft. The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. at the Broken Bow Airport. Hayes was on the runway when a 1972 Beechcraft Bonanza A36, piloted by 70-year-old James Baxter, was landing. Upon noticing Hayes, …

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Missing mom’s body found wrapped up in old carpet

MACOMB, OK – Makayla Fay Meave-Byers, a 30-year-old mother of six and teacher’s aide, was last seen on September 15, leaving her home in a white Chevrolet pick-up truck with tinted windows. According to Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Dinwiddie, she was believed to be going on a date with an unidentified bald, bearded white man who was driving the vehicle. In the days following her disappearance, Meave-Byers’ family joined investigators equipped with drones and search …

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Shooting at high school football game kills teen

A tragic incident unfolded at Choctaw High School in Oklahoma on Friday night, as gunfire erupted during a high school football game, resulting in the death of a teenager and multiple injuries. The shooting took place during the third quarter of the game between Choctaw High School and Del City High School. According to Choctaw Police Chief Kelly Marshall, an argument between two men on the visitor’s side of the stadium escalated into gunfire. The …

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Police recover two bodies from local lake in potential murder-suicide case

Claremore, Oklahoma Police are investigating a murder-suicide after the recovery of two bodies from a local lake. The incident unfolded when officers were alerted to a potential murder-suicide at a residence near Blue Starr Drive and North Sioux Ave. Simultaneously, a call came in reporting a sinking truck on the north side of Claremore Lake. As authorities worked diligently to locate the submerged vehicle, they made a grim discovery that linked the two incidents together. …

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