STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Residents in Stillwater will soon have a place to pay their respects to those who died during a homecoming parade nearly three years ago. The $100,000 Stillwater Strong Memorial is scheduled to be dedicated on Oct. 26, the Stillwater News Press reported. The memorial will feature a 6-foot tall (2-meter tall) steel ribbon sitting on top of a concrete base with descriptions of the four people who died when a woman drove a car into a crowd of spectators. The land was donated by the city and will include trees, walkways, two concrete benches and a Stillwater Strong sign. "It is really going to be a nice tribute," said Scott Petty, executive director of the Stillwater Medical Center Foundation, who wrote a book about the tragedy. The book's profits will help fund the memorial. The 2015 incident occurred during Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade. Those killed were Nikita Nakal, 23, from India; 2-year-old Nash Lucas; and married couple Bonnie and … [Read more...] about Stillwater creating memorial for homecoming parade crash
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STILLWATER — There were two ties for match play spots at the NCAA women's golf championship, but the tie for first drew little interest as the Monday sun faded behind the oak trees at Karsten Creek Golf Club.There was little drama in deciding the No. 1 seed, which went to UCLA over Alabama by virtue of the tiebreaker – the fifth score carded in the final round.Instead, it was reserved for the final spot in the eight-team match play field set to begin today. Arizona, which looked comfortable at the start of the day, turned out the worst round of any team Monday and saw its place slip. With the field finished ahead of them, and Baylor holding a two-stroke lead for the final spot, Arizona’s hopes at staying alive rested on one player on one hole.Bianca Pagdanganan, who finished tied for second in the individual standings, had been up and down all day. She was a 2-over through the first nine – thanks to two bogeys and a double bogey. With the pressure squarely on … [Read more...] about Drama to the end at Karsten
STILLWATER — Saturday night, Oklahoma coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell asked her Sooners just one thing, to give themselves a chance in Sunday’s elimination round of the NCAA women’s golf championship at Karsten Creek Golf Club.Through nine holes, OU had done it and was solidly within the cut line. Then the back nine happened.The Sooners fell out of contention and ultimately finished 20th — they’re actually ranked 20th, too — below the top-15 cut line, thereby ending their season. As a team, OU was 2-under-par on the front nine, but 5-over on the back. Additionally, Drouin-Luttrell lost all communication with her players.A cell service outage made it nearly impossible for the OU coach to keep up with their scores or to communicate with her assistant coach.“Quite honestly, I don’t know what was going on in the back nine,” Drouin-Luttrell said. “I had no cell service. I had no clue. It was hard because we were trying to … [Read more...] about OU women’s golf: Sooners miss team cut at NCAA championship, but Soo advances in individual competition
Four people were wounded when someone opened fire on people leaving a Cinco de Mayo party in Stillwater, Okla. Police have said they have not identified a suspect in the shooting at an events center. Shots were fired about 1:30 a.m. after the security staff shut down the party, police Capt. Kyle Gibbs said."As they were exiting, someone started shooting into the crowd," Gibbs said.One man was shot in the chest and hand and was flown by helicopter to an Oklahoma City hospital for treatment, Gibbs said. Two other victims — one who was shot in the leg and the other in the arm — were treated at a hospital in Stillwater. The fourth was shot in the buttocks and treated at a Norman hospital.Police did not name the victims or provide details about their current medical conditions. Details of what led to the shooting have not been released. The person who fired the shots fled into the crowd at the White Barn Estates, Gibbs said.The Associated Press contributed to this … [Read more...] about Four wounded at Cinco de Mayo party in Stillwater, Okla.
Sunday May 6, 2018 09:57 AM The Enid News & Eagle and The Journal Record in Oklahoma City have won the general excellence categories in the 2017 Associated Press-Oklahoma News Executives contest Written by The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Enid News & Eagle and The Journal Record in Oklahoma City have won the general excellence categories in the 2017 Associated Press-Oklahoma News Executives contest. The best new journalist of the year was Jordan Bishop of the Stillwater News Press.The winners were announced Friday.The Stillwater newspaper took second place in the general excellence category for medium-sized newspapers, while the Norman Transcript was third. Among smaller newspapers, the Tahlequah Daily Press finished second and the Altus Times was third.There was no competition among larger newspapers in this year's round of judging.TODAY'S SPONSOR:A list of winners can be found at http://discover.ap.org/contests/oklahoma-newspaper___The entire list … [Read more...] about Enid, Journal Record win general excellence nod from AP-ONE