Canadian County

County woman injured in house fire

An Oklahoma City woman was recovering at a hospital Monday after being rescued from her burning home Sunday evening. The 51-year-old woman, whose name was not released, called 9-1-1 to report that she was trapped inside her home at 1511 Edinburg Drive, which is near SW 15 and Sara Road, at about 8:39 p.m. In…

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Undercover unit taps into sex offenders’ lust   Canadian County sheriff investigations into suspected child predators that began last fall has netted at least 20 arrest warrants, 16 arrests and two convictions since February, officials said Thursday. That includes at least four arrests made last week. Canadian County investigator Adam Flowers said the agency’s investigation…

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Authorities identify pilots killed in Sundance crash

Authorities have identified two people who died Monday when the airplane they were piloting crashed at Sundance Airpark in northwest Oklahoma City. The state medical examiner’s office identified the victims as Doug Durning, 60, and Britton Lee, 43. The plane, which had left from Panama City, Florida, earlier in the day, skidded off the runway…

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Jury selection to begin in Calumet murder trial

Jury selection is set to begin Monday in Canadian County’s first death penalty case in more than a quarter century. The jury will hear the case of Derek Don Posey, who is charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the 2013 death of Calumet resident Amy Gibbins and her son, Bryor. Their bodies were…

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Mustang man charged with rape

An 18-year-old Mustang man remained in the Canadian County jail Thursday after being charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met online. Christian Weldon Baxter Owen was arrested Tuesday on one count of first-degree rape. He is being held without bail. According to court documents, Owen is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on Oct.…

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Mustang man injured in crash near Hinton

  A 57-year-old Mustang man was injured Wednesday after he crashed his vehicle while trying to avoid a deer, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Alfred Lerma was injured in the accident that occurred at about 2:09 p.m. on State Highway 37 about 10 miles southeast of Hinton. The patrol said Lerma was driving a 1997…

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New GOP leader looks to reunite party

The new leader of the Canadian County Republican Party said Monday that her goal is to reunite the political party and focus on more than one or two issues. Kathy Fowler, a local Realtor, was elected Saturday as the party chairman during the county Republican Party’s annual convention. She received 68 percent of the vote.…

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