Lawton, OK – A 29 year old male construction worker was rescued after 14 hours of being buried under dirt of a collapesed sewer line trench at a southwest Lawton work site. He is currently in stable condition at an Oklahoma City hospital. KCCU's David Meyer reports.
Austin, TX – Texas Insurance Commissioner Mike Geeslin has approved a rate increase for the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, the state's insurer of last resort for windstorm coverage.
Geeslin approved rate increases of 12.3 percent for residential policies and 15.6 percent for commercial. They take effect Feb. 1.
Texas law caps rate changes at 10 percent, but the Texas Insurance Department is allowed to suspend the cap after catastrophic losses. Damages inflicted by Hurricane Ike in September are expected to cost in the billions of dollars.
Dallas, TX – The organizer of the 'Dallas' TV show 30th anniversary cast reunion is pointing fingers at the operator of Southfork Ranch for an event that went south.
The Dallas Morning News reports Jason Hardison, the event's executive producer, said Southfork left open Gate No. 1, which allowed more than 1,000 guests to park and enter Nov. 8 event without buying a ticket.
Darla Cook with Arizona-based Forever Resorts, Southfork's operator, said Hardison still owes Southfork $8,300 in charges.
Lawton, OK – Texas women's head track and field coach Beverly Kearney recently spoke to citizens, students and athletes at Cameron University Theater in Lawton as part of the university's Centennial Celebration. Not only has Kearney has won seven national championships over her career, she has faced the challenges off the track of losing her mother and becoming homeless at 17, to surviving an auto accident and being able to walk again after being told she coudn't. KCCU's David Meyer has more.