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Local News April 13, 20011

Death of Inmate Under Investigation

Another death of a detained suspect this time in Carter County..   Sheriff Ken Grace requested an OSBI investigation in the -custody death of a jail inmate early yesterday morning . Patricia Ann Wallace 52 of Marietta, was found dead in her cell at 6 o’clock Tuesday morning. Wallace was arrested by Ardmore Police overnight for DUI. She was booked into the Carter County Detention Center at 4:04 a.m. Wallace was placed in a cell by herself. The body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office in Oklahoma City for an autopsy and a routine investigation is being conducted by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations. There is no indication at this time foul play was involved.

Ardmore Schools

Ardmore schools are asking for parents and community help in seeking the Next Superintendent. Associates, Inc., has been retained to assist the District in the search for our next Superintendent.

Meetings will be held to discuss plans and options, go to www.ardmoreschools.org to find out more information on the dates and times and also a way to give your input online with a quick survey.

Info Leaked

Both Texans and Oklahomans have had their personal information spread across the internet. The Oklahoma state health department has notified
nearly 133,000 people that their names and some personal
information may have been on an agency laptop computer stolen from
a worker’s car last week. A database related to the Oklahoma Birth
Defects Registry was on the computer. The laptop was used to record
data from hospital medical records.

The Texas state comptroller says the social security numbers, some birthdates and other personal information of about 3.5 million Texans were accidentally posted on computer servers.

Most of the information was available for anyone to access for more than a year. In some cases, birthdates and driver license numbers were included.

Today the comptroller’s office will begin sending out letters notifying those affected.

Tishomingo Trial

Trial has begun for a man charged with the rape and murder of a Johnston County teacher last year. 24-year-old Roy Zornes, Jr. faces first degree murder, rape, arson, and burglary charges.

Investigators believe Zornes, 19-year-old Angel Cassa, and 42-year-old James Baker raped and murdered 60-year-old Jane Bullard before setting fire to her Johnston County home last March, but just last month the state was forced to drop its case against Baker due to what District Attorney Craig Ladd called “evidentiary issues.”

The defense contends Zornes is mentally incompetent, although the state found him fit to stand trial last year.

No Space Shuttle for Oklahoma

Tulsa is not one of the cities chosen by NASA to house a space shuttle after the fleet is retired later this year. Twenty-one museums and visitor centers were in the running to house either the Enterprise, Discovery, Atlantis or Endeavour and officials learned Tuesday that Tulsa is not one of the four locations chosen.

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum had put in a bid for one of the shuttles and had hoped to be awarded the Enterprise.

The Enterprise was the first prototype shuttle and will be sent to New York City.

The other three shuttles are going to the Smithsonian Institution, the California Science Center in Los Angeles and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Oklahoma Legislators Honor Soldiers

Thousands of soldiers with Oklahoma’s Air and Army National Guard who are deploying to Afghanistan in June were honored by state lawmakers.

The Oklahoma House and Senate met in a joint session of the Legislature on Tuesday to honor current and soldiers with the Oklahoma National Guard’s 45th Infantry Division. About 3,300 soldiers with the division’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are currently training in Mississippi and preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.

It will be the Oklahoma National Guard’s largest deployment since the Korean War.

Governor Mary Fallin signed a proclamation declaring Tuesday April 12th, Oklahoma National Guard and 45th Infantry Division Appreciation Day.

Tags :  
Locations : Carter CountyFloridaJohnston CountyMississippiNew York CityOklahomaOklahoma CityTexasTulsa
People : Angel CassaCraig LaddJames BakerJane BullardKen GraceMariettaMary FallinPatricia Ann WallaceRoy Zornes , Jr.

10/07/2011 4:18AM
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