News Headlines - August 5

Accident at Healdton/Wilson Y sends one to the hospital

One person was injured in a major crash Monday at the Healdton/Wilson Y.

At around 5 p.m., Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a truck headed west on Highway 70 smashed into another pickup that was turning left onto Highway 76, striking it on the passenger side and impacting the passenger in the vehicle.

Troopers say a female passenger was hurt in the accident, but conscious and breathing when she was flown to OU-Medical.

Both drivers refused treatment at the scene of the accident and troopers will continue to investigate.

Woman injured in Paris stabbing

Police are investigating a weekend stabbing in Paris, Texas.

Police say at around 3 a.m. Saturday, a 22-year-old woman was cut on her chest in the 400 block of E. Tudor Street.

She told authorities it happened during an argument that happened between a group of women.

She was treated and released from the hospital and reportedly did not know the suspect.

Immigrant children at Fort Sill expected to leave this week

In state news, Federal authorities say unaccompanied immigrant children housed at Fort Sill are expected to leave the Army post by Friday.

Kenneth Wolfe of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services told the Associated Press on Monday that the agency can move children from military barracks because it has expanded the capacity of traditional shelters. Wolfe said standard shelters are significantly less expensive to operate.

The agency also said the demand for military shelters was reduced because of a drop in the number of children crossing the nation’s southwest border.

Wolfe said military facilities in California and Texas should wrap up work within two to eight weeks. The three shelters have housed 7,700 immigrant children since May.

Another surge of unaccompanied children could press the bases into service again.

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