News Headlines - June 24

Elections Day in Texoma

It’s Election Day in Texoma and the polls will be open for all Oklahoma Counties for the primaries.

In Carter County, District 49 state representative Tommy Hardin is being challenged by Kyle Chatham. The winner will move on to face Democrat Jessica Pfau in November.

Voters will also vote between current District Attorney Craig Ladd and his challenger, Ed Frock. The winner will face un-opposed Republican challenger Kimberly Tressler in November.

Carter County voters will also elect a new associate district judge.

In Atoka County, residents will vote on allowing liquor by the drink. Currently, residents must drive out of the county to have a mixed drink at a restaurant; however, the county does allow the sale of beer at restaurants. If voted in, some say the new law could bring in more business to the county, boosting the economy.

And in Marshall County, residents will vote on a quarter cent sales tax for the fire departments.

Firefighters say the need for new equipment is drastic as it is currently funded with donations and small grants from the state.

Ten of the eleven departments in Marshall County are fully volunteer.

Both questions will only need a majority vote.

On the state level, Oklahoma voters will choose U.S. Senators, as both Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe’s seats are up. Also, U.S. Congressmen Tom Cole and Mark Wayne Mullin are being challenged in their own parties and then again in November.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and if you are unsure where your polling site is, a link to the Oklahoma Elections Board website can be found to the left.

Live results will be posted tonight as the information is made available to us.

Authorities search for three burglary suspects in Grayson County

Authorities were on the hunt for three burglary suspects in Grayson County yesterday, all but one of which was caught.

On Monday, authorities searched by air and ground off of Crews Road near Bells.

The men authorities are looking for are three men allegedly caught by a local resident trying to steal a gas pump from private property. When they found out they were discovered, they jumped in a truck and ran off.

Neighbors say the suspects’ authorities were searching for were traveling eastbound on Crews road when their truck crashed. After the wreck, the men ran off.

The first suspect caught was attacked by a dog, apprehended then sent to the hospital for his wounds.

The second suspect was captured a few hours later, but the search continues for the third.
No one other than the first suspect was hurt.

Authorities are not releasing the names of any of the suspects and will not until they have been arraigned. All three will most likely face pending charges.

No charges filed yet in stabbing Friday night in Grayson County

No charges have been filed as of yet against a man who was involved in a fatal stabbing on Friday in Grayson County. Fifty six-year-old Kenneth Harralson was arrested on an unrelated warrant Friday night after a stabbing that left 22-year-old Joe Daynes dead.

The Sheriff’s department says when they got to his property in Denison, they found Daynes laying on the property with multiple stab wounds.

Authorities say he and Daynes had been drinking earlier in the day, Daynes left the home, then returned for an unknown reason when a fight broke out.

The issue continues to be under investigation and may result in charges being filed by the district attorney’s office at a later date.

Man accused of killing disabled teen makes first trial appearance

A man accused of killing a disable teen in January of 2013 appeared in court Monday for his first day of trial.

Robert Gray Junior is being charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend’s autistic son, 15-year-old Brandon Leon White. In an affidavit, Gray supposedly bound and gagged White, who died of asphyxiation.

Gray is also charged with aggravated assault, manslaughter and injury to a disabled person.
If convicted, Gray could face up to 99 years in prison. His trial will continue toda

Jay Fox