The Woodward News

Local News

November 1, 2013

Local man injured in wreck

Woodward, Okla. — CAMP HOUSTON– A Woodward man was injured in an accident in Woods County Thursday.

Jody Cardell Richards, 47, was transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. and listed in critical condition with trunk internal, head and leg injuries, said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Richards was driving a workover rig south on Count Road 2190 just north of Camp Houston when the brakes locked up, the vehicle entered a broadslide, departed the roadway to the left, struck a ditch embankment and rolled 3/4 times. The OHP said Richards was pinned for approximately 52 minutes before being freed by Woods County and Freedom firefighters.

Cause of the accident was listed as unsafe speed - wet roadway, according to the report.

The accident was worked by Trooper Gene Goodson with assistance from other troopers, Woods County Sheriff and Woods County Fire, Freedom Fire and EMS and Life Team Air.

The accident happened around 10:15 a.m., the OHP said.

Text Only
Local News
  • State board votes again to delay education plan

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's State Board of Education voted on Wednesday for a second time to delay a formal plan for adopting new education standards in math and English amid opposition to the proposal from three education groups that represent public school boards and administrators across Oklahoma.

    July 24, 2014

  • Winners of Cudd Legacy award named

    Three veterans of the oil industry will receive this year's Bobby Joe Cudd Legacy Award during the Tri-State Oil and Gas Convention on Aug. 7 at the Woodward Conference Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Benefit gun raffles underway

    Woodward Reserve police officers and other Woodward full time officers have come together to support one of their own.

    July 24, 2014

  • Tulsa man looking for military friend

    There are times in everyone's life when you think back and wonder whatever happened to those old friends from your past.

    July 23, 2014

  • Zoning change approved by commission

    Monday night Woodward city commissioners unanimously approved a zoning change that was contested by one local man who was protesting because he wants the neighborhood to continue its residential growth.

    July 23, 2014

  • Tangier Reunion set for Saturday, Sunday

    When Barbara (Allison) Merwin thinks back to the years she spent in the classrooms of Tangier High School, it takes a few moments for her to recall how school life was 60 years ago.

    July 23, 2014

  • Traveler Majors take regional opener

    ALVA - The Traveler Majors continued their strong Connie Mack playoff showing at Northwestern Oklahoma State University Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • County OKs road use agreement

    Woodward County Commissioners on Monday approved a final version of a road use agreement between a energy company planning a wind turbine construction project near southeast Woodward County.

    July 22, 2014

  • Camp to show art is everywhere

    The Woodward Arts Theatre will become a recycling plant next week.

    July 22, 2014

  • Fairview Wrangler Rodeo turns 50 this year

    Western fun continues in Northwest Oklahoma as the Fairview Wrangler’s hosting their 50th annual rodeo.

    July 22, 2014