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Archive - 2014

July 21st

Billy Charles Brown

July 21, 2014

Benjamin James Fobb

July 21, 2014

Charlotte Bibbs

July 21, 2014

July 18th

(VIDEO) U.S. Officials Race to Ukraine to Investigate Crash

July 18, 2014

Officials from the United States to investigate crash.

July 17th

Malaysian plane shot down near Russian border

July 17, 2014

Plane Crashes Near The Border Of Ukraine (actual crash footage)

July 15th

Surprise item to be on November Ballot

July 15, 2014

Commissioners and City of Antlers met Monday to discuss placing an item on the November ballot to allow the people to vote on it. Pick up this week’s paper to find out what it is!

July 11th

Bodies identified

July 11, 2014

The three individuals who were killed in the crash between the two Freightliners on the Indian Nation Turnpike on June 26th, have been identified.
Troopers say that a 2004 Freightliner being driven by Freddie Brown Jr., 53 of Dallas, TX.; and a 2005 Freightliner driven by Gary Hodge, 61 of Muskogee, were both northbound on the turnpike when Brown did in fact attempt to make a U-turn using the turnpike maintenance cross over.
Hodge’s semi struck Brown’s causing both vehicles to catch fire.
Also killed in the crash was Elizabeth Hodge, 72, a passenger in Hodge’s semi.

July 8th

ODOT to shut down HWY 271

July 8, 2014

Starting at midnight Tuesday, July 8, ODOT will close down U.S. Highway 271 near Clayton, to reconstruct the highway that officials say could be dangerous for drivers.

ODOT officials say that U.S. 271, near Clayton, has been an ongoing problem over the past decade.

Officials hope to at least one of the lanes completed and open in the next 40 days.

All drivers are suggested to take State Highway 2 during the duration of the project.

June 26th

Three confirmed dead after trucks caught fire

June 26, 2014

Three people are confirmed dead after two semi trucks collided just west of Antlers this afternoon.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says just after 1 p.m. two 18-wheelers traveling northbound collided near mile marker 16 on the Indian Nation Turnpike.

According to OHP, it appears at this time that one was attempting a turn-a-bout, and the other one was attempting to evade the collision, and they struck each other and caught fire. At this time they report three fatalities.

Two semis collide on Turnpike

June 26, 2014

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of the Indian Nation Turnpike, at MM16 (Antlers) are closed due to a two semi collision that has resulted in a fire.

Please find an alternative route to your destinations and be alert.

 

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