KIOWA COUNTY-REMAINS FOUND
Remains found in search for missing Altus woman
ALTUS, Okla. (AP) - Authorities investigating the 2001 disappearance of an Altus woman have discovered human remains at an overgrown camp site in Kiowa County.
Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy says investigators were led to the site by Garland Allen, the ex-husband of Tracy Allen. Garland Allen was arrested in Texas last month and is charged with second-degree murder in her death.
Tracy Allen went missing in May 2001.
Searchers found human remains Wednesday. The remains have been sent to the state medical examiner's office for identification and cause of death.
Allen is being held in the Jackson County jail without bond, and court records do not list an attorney. He appeared in court last week without an attorney and has a preliminary hearing conference scheduled for Jan. 13.
MARSHALL COUNTY SLAYINGS
3 life sentences for man charged in Okla. deaths
MADILL, Okla. (AP) - A man who pleaded no contest to three counts of first-degree murder in Marshall County has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
District Judge Wallace Coppedge handed down the three life sentences Wednesday to 23-year-old Joshua David Scott. The Daily Ardmoreite reports that the three sentences are to run consecutively.
Scott pleaded no contest in October in the deaths of Chad Page and Ashleigh Lindsey. Prosecutors added a third murder charge because Lindsey was pregnant at the time of her death.
Authorities say Scott fatally shot Page, who was the ex-boyfriend of Scott's mother.
Afterward, according to authorities, Scott picked up Joshua Mahaffey and went to Lindsey's home. Authorities say Mahaffey shot Lindsey, then killed himself. Lindsey died at a hospital and her fetus did not survive.
STOLEN FIRE TRUCK
Okla. department's fire truck stolen, set ablaze
AVANT, Okla. (AP) - Authorities in northeast Oklahoma are investigating after someone stole a rural department's fire truck and set it on fire.
Avant Fire Department Chief Gene Atkins says the vandal or vandals also ransacked the volunteer fire department's office at the station.
The charred fire truck was later discovered on a rural Osage County road. Mayor Justin Brown tells Tulsa television station KOTV that estimated damages are about $120,000. Although the truck is covered by insurance, Brown says the policy has a high deductible and the town's volunteer department only has a small annual budget.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Osage County Sheriff's Office.
GARFIELD COUNTY-WIND FARM
New wind farm proposed in Garfield County
BRECKINRIDGE, Okla. (AP) - Plans are underway for a new wind farm in Garfield County.
The Enid News & Eagle reports that TradeWind Energy has filed a permit to build 29 turbines at a wind farm in Breckinridge. A spokeswoman for the company says the wind farm will generate 98.8 megawatts, or enough power for 40,000 Oklahoma homes.
TradeWind also handled the land and permit acquisition for another wind farm near Hunter that opened in September.
The Breckinridge project requires approval from Enid Woodring Regional Airport and Vance Air Force Base. The Department of Defense says the wind farm would have minimal impact on military operations in the area, and the Enid airport is not opposed to the project.
January sentencing set for ex-SAU student
IDABEL, Okla. (AP) - A January sentencing date has been set for a former Southern Arkansas University student accused of stealing horses from the school's stables.
Jaci Jackson of Broken Bow pleaded guilty in August to four counts of conspiracy to commit theft of property, bringing stolen property across state lines, knowingly concealing stolen property and cruelty to animals.
Prosecutors say the horses were taken from the school in Magnolia, Ark., and were discovered in McCurtain County, Okla. One of the horses had been killed.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that Jackson is scheduled for sentencing Jan. 10 in Idabel. She faces up to 25 years in prison.
Jackson was charged in both Arkansas and Oklahoma courts. She pleaded guilty in Arkansas to conspiracy to commit theft and awaits sentencing.
Kevin Durant's restaurant opens in Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Thunder forward Kevin Durant regularly dishes out assists. Now he's dishing out food.
Durant is a partial owner in Kd's Southern Cuisine, a contemporary new restaurant that opened this week in the lower Bricktown section of Oklahoma City. The 10,000-square-foot facility located along the Bricktown Canal features southern-style food staples like barbecue pork ribs, fried catfish, candied yams and collard greens.
Durant said in a statement to The Associated Press that he hopes the restaurant will help him leave his mark on Bricktown away from the basketball court. He says he enjoys seeing people smile and he hopes that customers will feel at home at the restaurant.
The restaurant was scheduled to open Monday, but it was pushed back to Wednesday because of the winter storm.
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