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Durant police: Gang member admits to shooting  KTEN

Durant police said one person was shot, a woman feeding an infant was nearly hit, and a third person was wounded in a scuffle with a gunman late Thursday ...

Oklahoma’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ gets into heated debate with U.S. Education Secretary  KFOR Oklahoma City

DURANT, Okla. - An Oklahoma teacher is making headlines after he had a heated debate about public education with Betsy DeVos. Jon Hazell, a science ...

Durant makes final cut in reality show contest  KTEN

Durant is a finalist for a $500000 redevelopment grant awarded by the Small Business Revolution TV show.

Durant takes the lead in TV show contest  KTEN

DURANT, Okla. -- Durant moved into first place Monday in a competition with six small U.S. cities vying to win a $500,000 Main Street makeover from a TV reality ...

Three trucks collide in Durant; one dead  KTEN

DURANT, Okla. -- Traffic was flowing again Tuesday evening, more than 14 hours after three 18-wheelers were involved in a fatal accident at the intersection of ...

Durant embraces medical marijuana boom  KTEN

DURANT, Okla. -- Almost six months after Durant passed an ordinance permitting the sale of medical marijuana, the city is seeing growth in that sector.

Durant gets ready for reality TV spotlight  KTEN

The Small Business Revolution TV reality show will be coming to Durant next Tuesday.

Durant High School students walk out to protest mold concerns  KXII-TV

About 200 students and parents took part in the protest, saying the school has been keeping quiet about an alleged mold problem and that it has become a ...

Durant misses out on $500K reality show grant  KTEN

DURANT, Okla. -- The votes are in. The Small Business Revolution reality TV show will be awarding a $500,000 Main Street makeover grant to Searcy, ...

School closings for Thursday, January 3  KTEN

Here is the list of Texoma schools that will be closed on Thursday, January 3 as a result of winter weather conditions.

Bill would make teacher strikes illegal in Oklahoma  KTEN

House Bill 2214 was introduced by Rep. Todd Russ (R-District 55), whose wife is a public school teacher.

Oklahoma teacher of the year shocked Betsy DeVos 'redefines' private schools as part of public education system  Tulsa World

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met privately with the nation's top teachers Monday and asked them to talk about the obstacles they face in ...

Garvin County district has plan to replace high school  KTEN

Elmore City-Pernell Public Schools Superintendent Jennifer Cruz says the $18 million bond proposal would also fund a new gymnasium.

VIDEO: President Obama's entire speech at Durant High School

A woman sporting red, white and blue nails, takes video of President Barack Obama as he spoke to about 950 people in Durant's new high school on ...

Durant teacher: OKC foster dad accused of murder 'didn't have violent temper'  KXII-TV

A Durant High School graduate is sitting in an Oklahoma County jail accused of murdering his 2-month-old foster son.

Medical marijuana vote spawns Durant shops  KTEN

DURANT, Okla. -- Not even 48 hours after State Question 788 passed, two cannabis stores are setting up shop in Durant. One shop opening this weekend on ...

Miracle baby meets doctors who saved his life  KTEN

DURANT, Okla. -- We told you back in October about a miracle baby who beat all odds: surviving through a traumatic delivery.

Durant city manager files harassment lawsuit  KTEN

An attorney for City Manager Tim Rundel says he has endured "18 months of workplace harassment and abuse" by Council member Oden Grube.

Truman Burrage Durant High School  Tulsa World

Truman Burrage. Durant High School. Burrage is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Honors and a four-year honoree in the Choctaw Nation STAR Program.

Joe Scott Andrews  Daily Ardmoreite

Memorial services for J. Scott Andrews, 53, will be held Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the Centennial Chapel of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home with Dr. Alton ...

Ray Richards takes over Durant Football  KXII-TV

Former Southeastern Head Coach Ray Richards has been named the head coach at Durant High School.

Former Vanoss coach Jacob Grace headed to Durant  Theadanews

After spending the last six years as the head baseball coach at Vanoss, Jacob Grace has decided to take the leap from Class A to Class 5A.

Durant ISD lets students bring personal computing devices to school  KXII-TV

DURANT, OK -- Students at Durant High School are allowed to bring their own computing devices following a new district program.

Durant ISD superintendent announces resignation  KXII-TV

DURANT, OK---The Superintendent of Durant ISD has announced his resignation after six years of *service*. "It was just one of those God-centered, God timing ...

Texoma varsity baseball player hospitalized, police investigating  KXII-TV

Police are investigating after a Durant High School sophomore was hospitalized over the weekend. The family tells us the teen fractured his neck and has ...

Local educators running for office in Oklahoma  KXII-TV

While others plan to keep on at the Capitol until the Legislature approves more funding, educators like Republican David Bullard, who filed for the District 6 ...

Bryan County Fair Board sets Saturday election  KTEN

The fairgrounds have become Bryan County's hub for events from parties to rodeos, and now county leaders see it becoming even more.

Lois A. Wirth | Obituaries |  Quad City Times

April 15, 1930-March 14, 2019. COUNCIL BLUFFS - Lois A. Wirth, 88, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, formerly of Durant, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019, ...

President Obama in Durant calls for closing digital divide

President Barack Obama traveled to a chronically poor part of Oklahoma on Wednesday and said the nation should close the digital divide that prevents some ...

Durant teacher picks up state honor, urges fellow educators to stay in Oklahoma  Tulsa World

Glenpool High School history teacher Mike Doudican was named runner-up at the Oklahoma's Teacher of the Year ceremony at State Fair Park.

Fight or flight? The quandary facing Oklahoma teachers

Teachers leaving the profession is part of the reason schools are turning to emergency certified teachers who lack traditional training but are given permission to ...

Watch Blake Griffin vs Kevin Durant in high school  Tulsa World

In the summer of 2005, then-teenagers Kevin Durant (#42, black), Blake Griffin (#34, white), Ty Lawson (#1, black) and NFL player Sam Bradford all converged ...

Roadblocks for Bryan County Fastlane Project  KTEN

CALERA, Okla. -- It's been a rocky road for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation as they work to make the multi-million dollar Fastlane Project a reality.

Teen involved in hazing allowed to play ball  USA TODAY High School Sports

Plant City, Florida -- "It was definitely hazing if that's what we want to call it. It was pretty disgusting,” says the victim's father.

Shooting in Pontotoc County leaves one person dead  KTEN

The sheriff's office named the suspect as Zachary Perkins, 20.

18 Oklahoma high schools rank nationally in U.S. News and World Report for 2018  Tulsa World

Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School is back on the list after receiving no ranking last year.

2017 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year: What about the children? What about all of us!  Tulsa World

But while teachers teach, we all possess the broader responsibility of education. The responsibility requires sacrifice, which I believe we all our willing to share.

Football coach at Oklahoma high school has awesome response to being fired DURANT, Okla. - A football coach at a local high school was recently let go after the team had a less than ...

59 years later, Durant veteran gets high school diploma  KXII-TV

DURANT, OK - A local war veteran whose education was cut short more than 50 years ago got a special surprise today while touring the new high school in ...

Pryor rolls past Durant to win 5A state softball championship  Tulsa World

Rains homers in the first inning, then stars on the mound to give school its first title since 1987.

Bonham student drowns in Collin County quarry  KTEN

Melissa police said Xzavion Epps struggled after leaping into a water-filled gravel pit on Sunday evening.

Athlete Look Back: What was Kevin Durant's game like in high school?  USA TODAY High School Sports

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally appeared on USA TODAY High School Sports in January 2014. It has been updated. Before Michael Jordan was making ...

A look back at President Obama's visits to Oklahoma

President Barack Obama made several visits to Oklahoma during his presidency, to talk about energy policy in 2012, to comfort grieving families after deadly ...

Lake Texoma bridge closed after fatal crash  KTEN

The Roosevelt Bridge over Lake Texoma remained closed in both directions Friday morning after a horrific accident on the two-lane span.

Train derails near Kiowa  KTEN

Officials say a Union Pacific train derailed in Pittsburg County on Sunday.

Two arrests after drugs, guns found at Durant residence  KTEN

Police said Joshua Jackson and Brenae White were found with 23 pounds of "high-grade" marijuana along with other drugs, weapons and cash.

Sulphur deaf school closes after threats  KTEN

The Oklahoma School for the Deaf said the threats demanded that an employee be fired within 48 hours.

Father, daughter killed in Calera crash  KXII-TV

Police are investigating wreck that killed a 67-year-old man and his 9-year-old daughter Monday evening in Calera.

Fall commencement at Southeastern set for Dec. 16  KXII-TV

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) -- Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Jon Hazell will be the speaker at Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Fall Commencement on ...

Website grades performance of Oklahoma schools  KTEN

Oklahoma parents now have a new tool to evaluate the performance of the public schools in their community.

The Great Debate: How will President Obama pronounce “Durant”?

DURANT, Okla. -- In anticipation of President Obama's arrival in Durant, Okla., we've been covering a slew of topics. But little does Mr. President know, tonight, ...

Several injured after shooting in Johnston County  KTEN

Sheriff Jon Smith confirmed the shooting took place around 6 p.m. Sunday.

41 Oklahoma high schools make second, third tiers in U.S. News and World Report's rankings  Tulsa World

Several Tulsa-area high schools were among the 41 Oklahoma high schools to make it into the second and third tiers of U.S. News and World Report's annual ...

Durant Student Dies in Scuba Diving Accident  KTEN

Faculty and students at Durant High School, as well as members of the Durant community are mourning the death of a student. KTEN's Kristi Branam spoke with ...

Personnel shakeup at Durant City Hall  KTEN

DURANT, Okla. -- A City Hall shakeup now underway in Durant has left a lot of unanswered questions. Three key municipal positions have gone vacant in the ...

New Businesses Coming to Downtown Durant  KTEN

DURANT, OK— If you're looking to start a new business Downtown Durant is the place to go. Their Main Street Executive Director says they're getting a new ...

Four injured in collision at Durant intersection  KTEN

An elderly female motorist who had been reported as a reckless driver collided with another vehicle across from the Choctaw Casino Resort.

Worker dies in Durant plant accident  KTEN

An industrial accident claimed the life of a worker at the Cardinal Float Glass Plant in Durant on Thursday afternoon.

Choctaw Nation: Sky's the limit for drone program  KTEN

"I feel like we're almost the NASA of Southeastern Oklahoma/North Texas," said tribal Chief Gary Batton.

Texoma man facing multiple child sexual assault charges  KTEN

James Mosley of Mead, Oklahoma, was arrested Monday by the Grayson County Sheriff's Office.

Pay raise fight worth the effort, teachers say

Educators rallied at the Capitol ahead of a major vote on tax hikes, and said the push for a pay raise was worth it.

Storms leave damage in Love County  KTEN

Love County Emergency Management said at least seven homes were damaged after a storm passed through Marietta on Tuesday morning.

"She had her finger on the trigger, and it went off.": Durant City Manager Involved In Domestic Dispute  KTEN

DURANT, OK- The fate of a Texoma city manager was up for debate Tuesday night after authorities say a gun she was holding went off during an argument with ...

Former Antlers coach Kenny Speer to take over at Harrah  KTEN

Kenny Speer confirmed with KTEN Sports on Monday night that he is taking the job at Harrah High School.

Pilot OK after Marshall County copter crash  KTEN

A pilot is lucky to be alive after his small helicopter crash-landed in Marshall County late Wednesday afternoon.

Are Schools Responsible for Chronically Absent Students?  Oklahoma Watch

Oklahoma schools could soon be accountable for students who miss a significant number of school days. Critics of the proposal argue that schools have little ...

Ardmore man arrested on drug charges  KTEN

Deputies said 38-year-old Justin Blake Jones had more than 150 grams of methamphetamine when he was arrested in Love County.

Choctaw County infant safe after abduction  KTEN

An Amber Alert has been canceled after a drug-endangered infant was returned to his biological father.

Keith Hogan | Obituaries |  Quad City Times

January 30, 1940 - May 1, 2018. DURANT, Iowa -- Keith Randolph Hogan, 78, passed away Tuesday, May 1, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Iowa ...

Man dies after Lone Grove arrest  KTEN

Scott Lee Pumphrey was being booked when a bag filled with an unknown substance fell on the floor.

Former Tishomingo teacher guilty of lewd acts  KTEN

Shelley Jo Duncan had been charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old student in 2016.

Work begins to recover truck from Lake Texoma  KTEN

The Roosevelt Memorial Bridge could reopen to traffic on Friday night, but the timetable remains uncertain.

Woman dead after McCurtain County wreck  KTEN

A northeast Texas woman has died of injuries incurred in a one-car crash in southeastern Oklahoma.

Historic Hotel in Durant is Getting a Face Lift  KTEN

DURANT, OK -- A Texoma hotel with a long history is getting a face lift and bringing old things back to life.

Roosevelt Bridge reopens after truck recovery  KTEN

The truck careened off the Roosevelt Memorial Bridge last Thursday after colliding with a car on the two-lane span.

Motorcyclist killed in Bryan County collision  KTEN

Troopers said a westbound motorcycle crashed into the side of an SUV on US 70 west of Durant.

New Clothes Bank Opens In Durant  KTEN

DURANT, OK -- Texoma families in need have a new place to go to shop for clothing. The "Kings Closet" in Durant is now open for business. The new clothing ...

Former Davis teacher arrested for inappropriate relationship  KTEN

DAVIS, Okla. -- A former Davis High School English teacher who is accused of an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old student was arrested late ...

Breaking ground for Achille community center  KTEN

"It's long overdue," said Beth Alexander, a member of the Chickasaw Tribal Legislature.

Choctaw Nation opens regional medical clinic in Durant  KTEN

DURANT, OK- Exciting news out of Durant Tuesday. A project that started last summer is now complete. The Choctaw Nation opened the doors to the Choctaw ...

3 arrested in Bryan County prostitution bust  KTEN

DURANT, OK- An undercover operation with several agencies lands 3 women in jail after police say they were engaging in prostitution. Police say it happened ...

One dead, one in custody after shooting in Latta  KTEN

LATTA, Okla. -- The Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office says an Ada man is behind bars for shooting and killing a man Wednesday morning. The sheriff's office said ...

Alcohol Suspected In Deadly Durant Crash  KTEN

DURANT, OK -- Police say 23 year-old Tanner Jones of Lane Oklahoma man died in an Thursday night crash. They say Jones was driving his pickup north on ...

“This is our heritage,” Confederate flag supporters protest ahead of Obama’s Oklahoma arrival

DURANT, Okla. - A group of Confederate flag supporters were out in force near Durant on Wednesday before the president arrived in town. The group was ...

Police release video of moments before Lone Grove inmate's death  KTEN

LONE GROVE, Okla. -- Video footage of the moments leading up to the death of an inmate at the Lone Grove City Jail this week has been released.

Suspect sought in Albion homicide case  KTEN

Sheriff B.J. Hedgecock said 34-year-old Richard Daryl Medlock was found dead early Tuesday at a residence on East County Road 1620 in Albion.

Ardmore entrepreneur claims medical marijuana first  KTEN

"Being able to step in as the first dispensary and educate people with marijuana, to me, is super important," said Todd Larkin.

See the 100 Oklahoma students named All-State by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence  Tulsa World

Jones High School. Abbott serves as president of the school choir and the Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center STEM class. Through STEM, he ...

Achille mayor says he was victim of violent assault  KTEN

Police in Achille said the FBI is now investigating an alleged attack on the city's top official.

Oklahoma astronaut corn maze photographed from space  KTEN

HYDRO, Okla. (AP) -- It's apt that a maze cut into an Oklahoma cornfield featuring the likeness of a former NASA astronaut can be seen from space -- and has ...

Durant Spring Trash Off And Recycle Day April 12, 2014  KTEN

Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Durant Waste Management and the Choctaw Nation Recycling Works Alongside Devon Energy this Spring The ...

Police: Davis man admits to child molestation  KTEN

Davis police have arrested a man who admitted he had been sexually assaulting a young child.

High-speed chase ends on Red River bridge  KTEN

The pursuit began when a vehicle reported stolen in Grayson County, Texas, was spotted in Kingston, Oklahoma.

Atoka police arrest man with $11000 of counterfeit cash  KTEN

The suspect, identified as Christopher Rogers, was apprehended at the Sonic Drive-In in the 600 block of South Mississippi Avenue.

The Innocent Man: Ada in national spotlight  KTEN

A 1986 best-seller first put two Ada 1980s murder cases in the national spotlight. Now a Netflix series has refocused attention on the crimes and on Oklahoma's ...

Morning Bell: Another teacher pay raise falls short

For many teachers, Monday's failed vote was another moment when a teacher pay raise push came up short.

Tate's Aggie Classic returns with biggest field yet  Pensacola News Journal

Seven host sites across Escambia and Santa Rosa County will be scene of the four-day tournament.

UPDATE: Woman Identified After Incident On Highway 69/75  KTEN

DURANT, OK- One day after a deadly accident on a major Texoma highway local police are still trying to figure out how it all happened. It happened around ...

Durant Police Department News Release for 6/23/2008  KTEN

From news release: Durant Police Department Media Reports June 23rd, 2008. 2008-27763 Buglary. On 06-22-08 at approximately 1645 hours, Patrolman ...

Veteran's Day Events at the Choctaw Casino  KTEN

DURANT, OK - The Choctaw Casino will be hosting a number of free and discounted events for Veterans November 11th and 12th. There will also be a ...

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