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Year in Review: September 2013

In September, a convicted felon found guilty of three counts of indecency with a child receives three life sentences and water woes lead Burkburnett city leaders to start digging for new sources as they secured land to dig 25 new water wells.
In September, a convicted felon found guilty of three counts of indecency with a child receives three life sentences and water woes lead Burkburnett city leaders to start digging for new sources as they secured land to dig 25 new water wells.

A jeep crashes into a Wichita Falls elementary school to start off the month. Fortunately the 74-year-old man only suffered minor injuries and since it was Labor Day, no students were in class.

Former students and staff rolled down the streets to mark a community milestone and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the old Booker T. Washington High School.

More than 2,000 cases of whooping cough across Texas had health officials encouraging physicians to vaccinate expectant mothers and anyone who has contact with infants since the disease can be deadly.

An Electra volunteer firefighter was booked into jail on suspicion he was intentionally setting fires. Officials say Wichita County Sheriff Deputies and a tracking device led to Christopher Bussey's arrest. Bussey went on to plead guilty to one count of arson and was sentenced to five years probation and a $750 fine.

After 97 years as a family business, United Supermarkets agrees to become part of the Albertson's corporate family under the agreement United continues to operate as a separate business unit under the Albertson's corporation.

Wichita Falls Police were not horsing around and called for back up from animal control to free a horse from railroad tracks. The horse walked away unharmed.

Lawton Police uncover Claudine Marroquin's body buried in her backyard in a plastic bag marking the city's 13th homicide of the year. Her husband David Lee Baird is charged with first degree murder, unlawful removal of a dead body, unlawful desecration of a dead body, among other charges and remains jailed awaiting trial.

The show will go on for many years to come thanks to thousands of Texomans who helped the Graham Drive-in Theater win a national contest and a new digital projector!

Testing of new sonar equipment leads Oklahoma authorities to a gruesome discovery. Two old cars, believed to be a 52 Chevy and a 69 Camaro, were pulled from the drought shrunken waters of Lake Foss near Elk City. Inside the cars were the bodies of 6 people who disappeared decades ago. So after many decades of mystery, it appears family members might finally know what became of the six people who just vanished.

One man died and two others were injured when a car was riddled with bullets in Lawton. At the time, Captain Akard also said the department would be looking into hiring more manpower as they continued investigating Lawton's 14th homicide of the year.

Meanwhile a break in the case of Wichita Falls' first homicide of 2010 when two sisters were charged with the stabbing and shooting murder of Nickalaus Shaffer. Several days later a third accomplice was served with a warrant charging murder while already in custody in Las Vegas. Police say the three arrests allowed them to clear the cold case nearly three years after Shaffer's body was discovered off River Road.
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