News Headlines - April 17

Former Dickson teacher enters plea in Carter County

Stephanie Ringwald, a former teacher at Dickson Public Schools, was arraigned in Carter County Wednesday for charges of furnishing alcohol to minors.

In July, she plead not guilty on the two counts and is on the docket for late July.

Accusations came to light in August of last year when Ringwald was accused of inappropriate relationships with students and former students.

Police say the crimes took place in three counties: Love, Carter and Murray.

She turned herself in in October and has been appearing in county courts for the last several weeks. She was charged in Love County for three counts of providing alcohol to minors and two counts of second-degree rape and two counts of forcible sodomy in Murray County.

Ringwald could face significant prison time since charges in all counties are considered felonies.

One dead after accident in Garvin County

One person has died after a two-vehicle accident in Garvin County.

At around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 29-year-old Trey Phillips of Wynnewood was eastbound on US Highway 77 and 70-year-old Sherman Perkins of Wynnewood was headed westbound. Phillips attempted to pass another vehicle in his lane that was slowing to make a left turn into a private drive, when he struck Perkins’ vehicle.

Phillips was transported to Pauls Valley General Hospital here he was treated and released and Perkins appeared to be fine. However, his passenger, 79-year-old Kerne Pickins suffered internal trunk injuries and was originally admitted to the hospital in stable condition. But, his injuries turned out to be too great and was pronounced dead later that night at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Everyone involved was apparently wearing their seatbelt at the time of the accident.

26th Annual Great Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday

Well, this weekend is Easter and with that, comes the annual hunt for Easter Eggs.

The Southern Oklahoma Radio Center family, along with American National Bank, and Jan and Vance Porter will have the 26th annual Great Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at 10 a.m. behind American National Bank on Commerce.

Ages for the hunt include infants through 10-year-olds and will hunt in three different age groups. Each group will have a chance at finding the amazing grand prize egg.

The whole family is invited and children will also get a chance to meet the Easter Bunny while they are there.


Scott O'Brien