Single vehicle accident mm 69 Westbound I-44

A ford pick-up appeared to have lost an axle causing the driver to lose control and strike the center barrier wall around 8:55 p.m.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol units, Chickasha EMS Med 2, Pioneer Station Engine and Brush truck as well as GCFD Command responded.

Traffic was squeezed down to one lane during the investigation.

The victim was checked at the scene by EMS but declined transport to a medical facility. She stated she had driven this road 70 times but had never had anything like this happen before.

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First National Bank and Trust Dedicates new addition

Approximately 100 people assembled in downtown Chickasha this afternoon to tour the new addition to the First National Bank and Trust building.

The formal ribbon cutting was attended by many local dignitaries and citizens. Mr and Mrs Gordon Spangler were recognized and are thought to be the longest continuous bank customer. They have had an account with First National Bank and Trust since the 1930's.

The 12,000 square foot addition will house a couple of mortgage lending offices as well as numerous behind the scene departments.

The 54 week construction project was completed by 95 construction workers utilizing 45 tons of steel, 270 yards of concrete, 258 yards of dirt, 20,000 bricks and 45 gallons of paint.

The downtown Men's Club Snooker Parlor was purchased and razed to make room for the new state of the art financial facility.

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Alex fireworks celebration

Just want to let everyone know that this Saturday the 4th of July is the towns fireworks celebration. Larry Able will have our firework show at dark. We would like to invite everyone to come downtown and enjoy the festivities. I think there is some live music. It should began around 6:30 p.m. you can pop fireworks in the park area but not on main street between the fire trucks for safety reasons. We are expecting a good crowd and if someone accidentally set off some fireworks in the crowd someone could be hurt. We think in the park area is probably the safest place. On the night of the 4th you can pop fireworks until midnight. Everyone please be safe and careful. We want everyone to enjoy our country's birthday. So bring your family's and let's have a great time.

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USAO donates stuffed toys to Sheriff's Office

Eileen Thomas of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma came by the Grady County Sheriff's Office with an extra large bag of stuffed animals to donate.

We appreciate USAO, their students who gathered them for us and Eileen for bringing them by!

Stuffed toys have been carried in official vehicles by many law enforcement, fire/EMS vehicles for several years now.

The toys are used to help calm children involved in stressful situations some such as fires have lost all the toys they owned.

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ENDUI This Independence Day

From: Oklahoma Highway Safety Office Holly Robison, Communications Manager 3223 N. Lincoln, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 hrobison@dps.state.ok.us (405) 523-1574

ENDUI This Independence Day

[Oklahoma City, OK] - Last year during the Independence Day holiday period, 30 people were injured and 5 people died as a result of 103 traffic crashes involving a driver who had an alcohol or drug-related condition in Oklahoma.

If you're planning on drinking this holiday period:

- Plan transportation before you go anywhere alcohol will be served. - Host events at home, or stay overnight where the event is being hosted. - Keep cab or public transportation telephone numbers readily available. - Download NHTSA's SaferRide App (available for both Apple and Android devices).

If you aren't planning on drinking this holiday period, reach out to your friends and family through social media and offer to be a designated driver. You never know when this small gesture could save someone's life.

Even if you're being safe, others may not be, so pay extra attention to your surroundings. If you suspect someone has had too much to drink, here are some ways you can intervene:

- Tell the person they have had too much to drink and need to find an alternative way to get home. - If you don't know the person well, speak to their friends and ask them to intervene. - If you went somewhere with this person, do not leave with them. Insist that you will call someone else for a ride, take a cab or walk. - If necessary, take the keys away and find a safe ride home or a safe place for this person to stay. - If you see a driver you suspect is under the influence call *55 or 911 to report it.

Celebrate your Independence Day by staying out of jail this holiday. Local, county and state law enforcement agencies will be joining together in statewide impaired driving enforcement teams. These teams will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout the state in an effort to keep impaired drivers from injuring or killing innocent motorists.

"Since establishing these enforcement teams late last year, law enforcement agencies throughout the state have demonstrated their commitment to ENDUI in Oklahoma," said Col. Rick Adams, chief of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. "They'll be out again during the Independence Day holiday period to continue their efforts."

For more information on what you can do to ENDUI this Independence Day, visit enduiok.com

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ENDUI This Independence Day

From: Oklahoma Highway Safety Office Holly Robison, Communications Manager 3223 N. Lincoln, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 hrobison@dps.state.ok.us (405) 523-1574

ENDUI This Independence Day

[Oklahoma City, OK] - Last year during the Independence Day holiday period, 30 people were injured and 5 people died as a result of 103 traffic crashes involving a driver who had an alcohol or drug-related condition in Oklahoma.

If you're planning on drinking this holiday period:

- Plan transportation before you go anywhere alcohol will be served. - Host events at home, or stay overnight where the event is being hosted. - Keep cab or public transportation telephone numbers readily available. - Download NHTSA's SaferRide App (available for both Apple and Android devices).

If you aren't planning on drinking this holiday period, reach out to your friends and family through social media and offer to be a designated driver. You never know when this small gesture could save someone's life.

Even if you're being safe, others may not be, so pay extra attention to your surroundings. If you suspect someone has had too much to drink, here are some ways you can intervene:

- Tell the person they have had too much to drink and need to find an alternative way to get home. - If you don't know the person well, speak to their friends and ask them to intervene. - If you went somewhere with this person, do not leave with them. Insist that you will call someone else for a ride, take a cab or walk. - If necessary, take the keys away and find a safe ride home or a safe place for this person to stay. - If you see a driver you suspect is under the influence call *55 or 911 to report it.

Celebrate your Independence Day by staying out of jail this holiday. Local, county and state law enforcement agencies will be joining together in statewide impaired driving enforcement teams. These teams will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout the state in an effort to keep impaired drivers from injuring or killing innocent motorists.

"Since establishing these enforcement teams late last year, law enforcement agencies throughout the state have demonstrated their commitment to ENDUI in Oklahoma," said Col. Rick Adams, chief of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. "They'll be out again during the Independence Day holiday period to continue their efforts."

For more information on what you can do to ENDUI this Independence Day, visit enduiok.com

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Grady County Sheriff's Office collecting old cell phones for

Don't know what to do with those old cell phones? Are they piling up around the house? The Grady County Sheriff's Office is accepting old cell phones for "HopeLine" through Verizon. HopeLine is a program where agencies and businesses collect no-longer used wireless phones, batteries, chargers and accessories in any condition from any service provider to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence. Wireless phones given to HopeLine are refurbished and recycled in an environmentally-safe way, with proceeds going towards the financial support of domestic violence awareness and prevention initiatives. You can help us help victims of domestic violence by bringing your old phones and accessories to the Grady County Sheriff's Office, 302 North 3rd Street in Chickasha. If you have any questions about this program, call 405-222-5085, ext 259. Thanks for helping us help victims of domestic violence. Lisa HatchettPublic Relations OfficerGrady County Sheriff's Office Phone: 405-222-5085 Ext. 259Fax: 405-222-1096

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Governor Mary Fallin Names Leah Edwards District Judge for Garvin and McClain Counties

Governor Mary Fallin today announced the appointment of Leah Jo Edwards as the district judge for Garvin and McClain Counties. Edwards, of Lindsay, succeeds Judge Greg Dixon, who resigned.

Edwards has served as the first assistant district attorney in Grady County since 2013. She previously served as a Grady County assistant district attorney.

As first assistant district attorney, Edwards managed employees and dockets of the Grady, Stephens, Caddo and Jefferson County district attorney offices while also trying criminal felony and misdemeanor cases.

"Leah Edwards will serve residents of Garvin and McClain Counties well," Fallin said. "She is a proven and effective litigator in both public and private matters. She has a wealth of courtroom experience that she brings with her, which will serve her well in her new role."

Edwards also was an associate and then a partner at the Park, Nelson, Caywood and Jones law firm, where she focused on family and criminal law matters. She also served as a municipal judge in Chickasha.

She currently serves as president of the Grady and Canadian County Women's Service and Family Resource Center and was a founding member and former president of the Grady County Child Advocacy Team. She also was a founding member of the Coordinated Community Response Team.

Edwards received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma

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Non-injury motor vehicle collision

A vehicle Eastbound on State Highway 39 was making a left turn onto CS 2970 when it collided with a Westbound SUV..

One of the victims was complaining of rib pain and requested EMS. Upon arrival EMS checked both females involved in the accident. No one was transported to a medical facility.

The roadway was blocked for approximately an hour during the investigation and vehicle removal.

This accident was unfortunate for Triple A (AAA) and State Farm Insurance since both parties involved had coverage with those agencies.

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