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OSU Marks Anniversary of Deadly Plane Crash
At 4:10 p.m. Saturday, four bells rang over campus, marking, to the minute, the anniversary of the plane crash that killed two Oklahoma State basketball coaches, as well Olin and Paula Branstetter.
"We're humbled by this outpouring and were just so grateful to be a part of it," Jack Branstetter, Olin and Paula's son said.
In addition to the bells, OSU marked this anniversary in several ways. Four wreaths in the student union will were lit on Friday, and will remain on display for the holiday season. On Saturday, the OSU football team wore "4's" on their helmets, and Boone Pickens Stadium observed a moment of silence before the game. On Sunday, a reception for the families of the victims will be held before the women's basketball game. At that time, the family will be presented with a banner signed by well-wishers as well as a memorial wreath.
"We need to remember. I know it's hard 'cause it brings back grief and sorrow for people, but we also need to remember that they were wonderful people and we're a great addition to the Oklahoma State University family," OSU fan Terry McCall said.
"We've lost a few that have gone on to be with God now and they're still a part or our heart, they're still a part of our family. I love everything that they're doing to commemorate ad remember all of those that have gone on," another fan said.
The Branstetter family said the gestures of support and community outreach has made this year bearable. They said life lessons from there parents also helped them cope.
"Our parents that gave us so much love and taught us so much about courage and honor and integrity and the strength. They taught us and gave us strength and courage to move on when we have situations like this," Jack said.
Olin was piloting the single-engine plane when it crashed in Arkansas. He was flying women's basketball head coach Kurt Budke and an assistant coach, Miranda Serna, to that state on a recruiting trip. The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the cause of the crash.
OSU's board of regents will consider a change to it's travel polices when it meets at the end of the month.
Posted: Saturday, November 17 2012, 11:13 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Suspect caught in series of Stillwater robberies
May 23, 2013 07:46 GMT
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Police in Stillwater say they believe a suspect in custody is responsible for a series of store robberies that began in January.
Police Capt. Randy Dickerson said Tuesday that 24-year-old Jackson Pascal Rwezaula is held on complaints for two of the robberies.
The Stillwater News-Press reports (http://is.gd/GLCxxC ) Rwezaula (weh-zahl-uh) refuses to speak to investigators.
Dickerson said the robberies confounded police for months, to the point that the investigation became personal.
Officials say the suspect's face showed up clearly in a security image from one of the robberies and a tipster gave Rwezaula's name.
Police say they recovered disguises and other evidence allegedly linking Rwezaula to the crimes.
Information from: Stillwater News Press, http://www.stwnewspress.com
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