Coping with tragedy

In the wake of the mass shooting at Delaney Ranch near Livingston, Valerie and Tim spend Valentine’s Day with a former counselor, County Judge Sydney Murphy.


Carlos “Gene” Delaney and his wife Lynda Elliott Delaney with great-granddaughter Ranley Horn. All three of them as well as Ranley’s mother Ashley Horn were killed in a mass shooting at their ranch in Blanchard Feb. 11. Contributed photos. The shooting remains under investigation, but it appears the Delaneys were shot by Ashley’s husband, Randy Horn, who was also found dead at the scene.


Bank robber nabbed during cab ride to liquor store

LIVINGSTON — A local man is in custody after reportedly walking into First National Bank’s downtown location at 11:36 a.m. Monday and passing a note to a teller demanding money.

Thomas Stewart Holcomb, 34, of Livingston was being booked into the Polk County Jail Monday after the robbery and attempting what was described as a unique getaway.