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    One year later: Manslaughter charge filed in deadly hit-and-run boating accident on Lake Eufaula

    EUFAULA, Okla. – Nearly a year after a man was killed in a hit-and-run boating accident, charges have been filed against the man officials say is responsible for the crash. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a ski boat with no lights was going about 30 miles an hour when it slammed into a pontoon boat at Lake Eufaula. Linda McIninch said, “The next thing I remember is coming out of the water and going to the front of the boat, the […]

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    Widow: ‘I miss my husband;’ no charges filed in fatal hit-and-run boating crash

    EUFAULA, Okla. -It has been an agonizing six months for Linda McIninch. She said, “I miss my husband more than anything in this world. He’s not here. We just went through Christmas. We just went through his birthday.” On the Fourth of July at Lake Eufaula, her husband, Gary McIninch, was killed in a hit-and-run boating accident. McIninch said, “The next thing I remember is coming out of the water and going to the front of the boat, the pontoon, […]

  • Moore on track to rebuild medical center destroyed by tornado

    MOORE, Okla. — Plans to give Moore a new hospital have been given a stamp of approval. The Moore Medical Center was demolished back in June, a month after it was damaged beyond repair in the deadly tornado that hit Moore. Richie Splitt, chief administrative officer of Moore Medical Center and HealthPlex Hospital, said “I’m excited to stand here today and talk about the future plans and the bright future we have for not only Moore Medical Center, but the […]

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    Driver blamed for fatal boat wreck turns self in

    EUFAULA, Okla.– A man accused of a fatal hit-and-run accident on an Oklahoma lake has turned himself in. Officials responded to a hit-and-run accident at Lake Eufaula on July 4. Lake patrol says a ski-boat, traveling about 30 miles per hour, hit an anchored boat and went airborne. That ski-boat then landed on top of a pontoon boat with ten people on board. Authorities say 55-year-old Gary McIninch was on that pontoon boat and died of his injuries. After the […]

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    Man killed in hit-and-run boating accident, attorney meeting with DA

    EUFAULA, Okla. – Gary McIninch, 55, was catapulted from his pontoon boat when a ski boat slammed into him. His body wasn’t found until two days later on Saturday night. OHP officials said an attorney is scheduled to meet with the McIntosh County district attorney Monday concerning a fatal boat accident that happened on Lake Eufala July 4. The driver of the boat who caused the accident took off from the scene of the accident and authorities are still searching […]

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    Boats collide on Lake Eufaula

    EUFAULA, OK — At Lake Eufaula there is a man is still missing in the water following a hit and run boating accident on the July 4th holiday. The lake patrol says a ski-boat was traveling about 30 miles per hour when it hit the bow of an anchored boat and went airborne; landing right on top of a third pontoon boat with ten people on-board. It happened near Eufaula Cove and Sherwood Point. Officials say instead of staying to […]