Authorities searching for Pauls Valley bank robber
Pauls Valley police and surrounding law enforcement agencies are on the lookout for a man they say robbed a bank.
Just after 1 p.m. yesterday, authorities say a man robbed the First United Bank in the 2000 block of W. Grand Avenue.
He put money in a white garbage sack then took off in a red four door car.
The Suspect is described as a tall white man with gray hair and a slender build. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, sunglasses and a green covering over his mouth and nose.
The Oklahoma Bankers Association is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to his arrest.
If you know anything about this crime, or the person described and his whereabouts, contact the Pauls Valley Police Department or the FBI immediately.
Alcohol to blame for fatal car accident last week in Ardmore
Police are now saying alcohol may have played a role in a deadly car crash in Ardmore last week.
Authorities are saying Trevor Grant Lemley died at around 1:30 a.m. last Wednesday when his car crashed into a house near 10th Ave. and Hugo Street.
Lemley’s Buick was traveling eastbound on 10th Ave. at a high rate of speed before the crash. The vehicle hit a tree, a fence and a parked car before slamming into the home.
Lemley was the only person in the vehicle.
Mercy cutting 300 positions, possibly in Oklahoma
Mercy Hospitals announced late yesterday they will be cutting close to 300 jobs nationwide for restructuring.
Mercy has five hospitals and clinics in southern Oklahoma, including Ardmore, Marietta, Tishomingo, Ada and Healdton.
The nonprofit has 40,000 employees across seven states. Layoffs are expected to occur later this month. It is not yet known where those jobs will be cut.
An article on Newsok.com is reporting that no Medicaid expansion could be one of the reasons for Mercy's plans to lay off employees.