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Body found near Ada - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. -- A body has been found in a wooded area next to the Kullihoma Grounds about 12 miles east of Ada. The Pontotoc County Sheriff said the remains were discovered by a rancher checking his cattle on Friday morning. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation also has agents on th


What makes Pontotoc County highway so dangerous?

PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. -- Most roads in Pontotoc County are only two lanes, but recently one has been more dangerous than the others: State Highway 3W, west of Ada. "We spend the majority of our time on that road trying to prevent collisions from happening," said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Bria


Man dies in crash with semi

A Yukon man died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle collision in Pontotoc County. The crash occurred at 5:38 a.m. on state Highway 3W, about 13 miles northwest of Ada. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Keith Teel said 34-year-old Loren Amack of Yukon was driving a 2015 Toyota Prius west when, for an un


Steven Adams' jump ball success making a difference with the Thunder

BOSTON - One of the Thunder's quirkiest traditions begins with someone who isn't even involved in the weirdness. Carmelo Anthony's and Russell Westbrook's ritual to begin games started early this year. The opening tip comes to Anthony. He spins around, spreads his legs and two-hand rolls a pass to R

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Ada student named Academic All-Stater

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced the recipients of its prestigious 2018 Academic All-State Awards. These 100 top public high school seniors, selected from 536 nominations statewide, hail from 82 schools in 74 Oklahoma school districts. The 2018 Academic All-State Class is the 32n


Big Five Community Services to offer tai chi class

DURANT - "Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance" is a course offered in Ada by Big Five Community Services. This course helps older adults (age 60 or older) improve their balance and reduce their chances of falling. These classes are offered free of charge to a maximum of 20 people aged 60 and over. Th


Pontotoc County parents and teachers join forces to raise awareness about state education crisis

ADA, Okla. (KXII) - Pontotoc County parents say they're fed up with the state. "Mainly I'm out here because I believe in public education, and I'm amazed at what our teachers have been able to do with what little they have,"Parent Emily Denney said. "Teachers have asked nicely, they've reasoned an


Oklahoma officials plan to use nitrogen for executions

Turner Falls ends handgun banTurner Falls ends handgun ban The decision by the City of Davis brings the popular tourist destination into compliance with state handgun laws.More >> The decision by the City of Davis brings the popular tourist destination into compliance with state handgun laws.More >>


All clear given for fishing at Wintersmith Lake

Randy Mitchell / The Ada NewsOil- and gasoline-absorbing booms lie Tuesday across a creek just off East 16th Street where a gasoline spill in late February entered the creek which drains into Wintersmith Lake. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality determined that the spill did not reach t


Ada launches automated emergency alert system

ADA, Okla. -- Just in time for storm season, the City of Ada wants to get everyone on the same page in case of an emergency. "We know that we're always trying to get out information to people in the fastest way possible... especially if there's a dangerous situation," explained city spokeswoman Lisa


Alcohol at center of area wreck

Alcohol played a part in a Pontotoc County accident involving a couple of Stratford residents, according to state troopers. An Oklahoma Highway Patrol report shows the "impaired ability" of one driver was a big reason for the weekend accident Sunday night a few miles northwest of Ada. That driver wa


Pontotoc families: Someone fired at girls riding horse

PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. - Two Pontotoc County families say someone fired a gun at their 11-year-old daughters on Saturday morning. The two young neighbors were riding a horse along County Road 1670 east of Jesse when gunfire rang out from the direction of a pickup truck. The girls said the horse rear


OHP troopers allege alcohol involved in Pontotoc County wreck

ADA, Okla. (KXII) -- An alleged drunk driving crash Sunday night in Pontotoc County left one man in critical condition. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers said the incident happened just after 9:30 p.m. A pickup driven by Adam Vanlandingham, 27, was headed eastbound on SH 59-A, and was turning northb