Army Corps Gives KTEN Water Safety Award - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

Army Corps Give KTEN Water Safety Award

Posted:
  • Texoma HeadlinesMore>>

  • Slow Start For Ardmore Band As Director Search Continues

    Slow Start For Ardmore Band As Director Search Continues

    ARDMORE, OK -- For band students, the last few weeks for summer are reserved for rehearsals to gear up for the fall marching band season. But one Texoma marching band has yet to hit the field and it has some people in the community concerned. As the calendar flips closer to August, marching bands across Texoma turn parking lots into football fields to practice. But instead of the sounds of a band rehearsal in front of Noble Stadium in Ardmore it's dead silent. "There's a little bit of a conce...More >>
    ARDMORE, OK -- For band students, the last few weeks for summer are reserved for rehearsals to gear up for the fall marching band season. But one Texoma marching band has yet to hit the field and it has some people in the community concerned. As the calendar flips closer to August, marching bands across Texoma turn parking lots into football fields to practice. But instead of the sounds of a band rehearsal in front of Noble Stadium in Ardmore it's dead silent. "There's a little bit of a conce...More >>
  • Blue Man Arraigned On Murder And Arson As Second Suspect Awaits Charges

    Blue Man Arraigned On Murder And Arson As Second Suspect Awaits Charges

    DURANT, OK -- A Blue man accused of shooting a Bennington man in the head was arraigned this afternoon, and a second man now accused of being an accessory to the crime also spoke with the judge.More >>
    DURANT, OK -- A Blue man accused of shooting a Bennington man in the head was arraigned this afternoon, and a second man now accused of being an accessory to the crime also spoke with the judge.More >>
  • Madill plant employee charged with embezzlement

    Madill plant employee charged with embezzlement

    MADILL -- An employee for a steel plant in Madill is now charged with embezzling from the company. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office says Lori Allen, 44, was arrested Wednesday afternoon. She accused of embezzling about $40,000 from Oklahoma Steel and Wire. Allen has since been released from jail. Her next court date has not been set. Our calls to Oklahoma Steel and Wire have not been returned.More >>
    MADILL -- An employee for a steel plant in Madill is now charged with embezzling from the company. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office says Lori Allen, 44, was arrested Wednesday afternoon. She accused of embezzling about $40,000 from Oklahoma Steel and Wire. Allen has since been released from jail. Her next court date has not been set. Our calls to Oklahoma Steel and Wire have not been returned.More >>

DENISON, TX -- The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers takes lake safety very seriously and they say getting the word out is of utmost importance in their efforts.

Today the Corp came by our news station and awarded us a certificate of appreciation for our coverage of water safety.

They explained in 2011, 32 deaths happened across the Tulsa district in area lakes and last year 2012 with our help they were able to cut that number in half.  

"Two years ago was the worst year that our district had had ever. And our district covers 3 states Kansas, Oklahoma, and northern part of Texas and we had 32 fatalities in one year. And there were just some tragic, tragic accidents and down here in Texoma there were really a lot of them. We had families that were impacted, children that were killed. Last year we cut that number in half," explains Michael Teague, Colonel, U.S. Army Commanding.

The Corp appreciates our efforts in getting the word out to the public about water safety. And we thank them for their support. Together we hope to cut the number of deaths in half again.