News Headlines - June 30

Man killed after early-morning shooting at Ardmore night club

One man was killed early Sunday morning when an altercation outside of an Ardmore night club turned deadly.

Ardmore police say 31-year-old Volonte Anderson was killed at around 2 a.m. Sunday morning when he reportedly got into an altercation outside of All Star Sports Bar, located in the 1100 block of south Commerce.

As the bar was closing, the altercation turned physical and at some point, shots were fired and Anderson was struck in the head.

He was flown to an Oklahoma City Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Authorities have no suspects at this time, but do have several leads they are attempting to follow up on. It is unclear if there was more than one shooter involved or how many shots were fired, though police say nine casings were found in the parking lot, all from the same caliber of weapon.

If you have any information regarding this incident, you are encouraged to contact the Ardmore Police Department as soon as possible.

One injured in Grayson County bus accident

One person injured in an accident on Highway 82 Saturday when two school busses collided in Grayson County.

Troopers say the accident occurred around 11:50 a.m. near Southmayd.

One bus was towing another when the bus being towed had a blow out, causing the other bus to lose control and flip over.

The driver was taken to Texoma Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The buses were not being used for a school or group at the time of the accident, they were just being transported to someone who had purchased them.

Trial gets underway for man who killed, dismembered and stuffed girlfriend's ex-husband into buckets of concrete

Security is expected to be tight this week at the Garvin County Courthouse as the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend’s ex-husband, cutting up his body and stuffing the remains into cement-filled buckets gets underway.

Justin Hammer has been charged with first-degree murder in the August 7, 2012 death of 32-year-old Brandon Duran.

Jury selection will start today. The trial is expected to last up to three weeks.


Scott O'Brien