A fatality collision shut down the eastbound lanes on the H.E. Bailey turnpike this afternoon. According to a report by Trooper John Hoover, the accident occurred about 3:11 p.m. at mile marker 74, about 5 miles south of Chickasha.

A vehicle was disabled in the outside lane of traffic at mile marker 74 when a Dodge truck, driven by Brock Barger of Bixby, Oklahoma, had an obstructed view and struck the disabled vehicle. The impact caused the disabled vehicle to catch fire.

A newly formed group is seeking a state constitutional change that would strip the Legislature of its power to rewrite the state’s legislative and congressional boundaries when redistricting work begins after the 2020 Census.

Represent Oklahoma Inc., which is applying to be a social welfare nonprofit and has launched a website, has set a $400,000 fundraising goal to put a state question on the 2018 ballot that would let voters decide whether to transfer redistricting duties to an independent, nonpartisan commission.

Self-taught craftsman, artist turns wood into beautiful objects

LAWTON - Retired Army Veteran, John Evans, took up the creative hobby of wood turning in 1991 after watching hundreds of YouTube videos about the craft.

The self-taught artist has never officially taken a wood turning class, but did take a class at the Technology Center in Lawton once and became so impressed with their shop equipment that he was inspired to delve a little deeper into the world of wood.

Owls on Parade

PASADENA, Calif. - They marched up Orange Grove, navigating the gauntlet of television cameras, still cameras and grandstands full of eager bystanders.

They performed in front of a worldwide audience, stopping at "The Turn," the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado, just west of downtown Pasadena, where myriad newspapers and dozens of television networks pointed their cameras and microphones in their direction.

NINNEKAH - Artist and business owner, Ray Wilgus, has some serious airbrush painting skills. Originally from Canada, Ray began drawing and painting at a very young age.

"I've been doing it all my life," said Ray.

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PASADENA, Calif. - Millions of people, around the world, will watch the 129th Rose Parade Monday morning.

And five former Elgin Owls will be in the middle of the parade route as part of the Pride of Oklahoma marching band.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will be shown locally on ABC stations KSWO-7 (Lawton/Wichita Falls) and KOCO-5 (Oklahoma City).

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