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Ada schools face funding shortfall

ADA, Okla. -- There's some bad news for Ada City Schools after its yearly midyear adjustment: Their state funding was cut more than $170,000. The reason: Ada's local gas and oil production is higher than the previous year, and the Oklahoma Department of Education offsets that figure with reduced sta


Multi-county pursuit ends in arrest, drugs and cash seized

A Texas man was arrested Wednesday after leading authorities on a multi-county pursuit that ended in Ada. Jacob Thomas Decker, 27, of Red Oak, Texas, remains in custody at the Pontotoc County Justice Center in lieu of a $500,000 bond. Decker has been charged with trafficking in illegal drugs, eludin


Sulphur man found guilty of sexual battery

SULPHUR, Okla. – A Sulphur man was found guilty of sexual battery of a 16-year-old in Murray County court on Thursday. Court documents say Daniel Floyd James, now 49, inappropriately touched a 16-year-old girl with both his hand and a massager on December 2, 2016 at James’ home in Sulphur.


OHP seizes more than $424,000, drugs following stolen car chase

ADA, Okla. (KXII) Around 7:30 Wednesday night, Durant police started chasing 27-year-old Jacob Thomas Decker of Red Oak, TX driving a white 2015 Mercedes, stolen from a car dealership in Dallas.


Police called to Ada Mercy hospital Wednesday afternoon

ADA, Okla. (KXII) Police were called to Mercy Hospital in Ada around 12:45 Wednesday afternoon in response to a Mercy employee. Certain areas of the hospital were briefly evacuated while police were on site.


Police chase on Kansas highway ends in crash that killed Oklahoma woman, KHP says

An Oklahoma woman fleeing from the cops in southeast Kansas was killed after her vehicle crashed during the chase, officials said. Carla D. Tewell, 29, of Broken Arrow, Okla., was pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal crash in Montgomery County on Friday, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.


Driver arrested, bystander injured in in high speed chase though southern Okla.

ADA, Okla. (KXII) - One man was arrested after leading law enforcement on a high speed chase though southern Oklahoma Wednesday night that left another driver injured. According to the Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office, it started in Bryan County when Durant Police were pursuing a 2015 white Mercedes


Could there be another ‘Innocent Man’ case in an Oklahoma town rocked by scandal?

ADA, Okla. - An Oklahoma man claims he served 27 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. New DNA testing points to someone else, but the district attorney refuses to set aside the man's conviction.


ECU Women's Basketball Comes Back to Defeat Southeastern

ADA, OKLA. – The East Central University women's basketball team came back from a 10-point deficit at the half to defeat arch rival Southeastern Oklahoma State, 62-59, at the Kerr Activities Center. The win extended the Tigers (12-3, 7-2 GAC) winning streak to nine and their home winning streak to f


Travel Advisory Issued For Parts Of NE Oklahoma

The National Weather Service on Friday afternoon issued a Travel Advisory for parts of northeast Oklahoma. The advisory will be in place from 4 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 19, 2019.


Two injured in rollover accident near Konawa

A Konawa man and an Ada woman were both injured Tuesday when the vehicle they occupied was involved in a rollover accident on state Highway 39 west of Konawa. Wesley Jackson, 19, of Konawa, and Diane Palmer, 24, of Ada, were both ejected from the 2002 Chevy pickup driven by Jackson, according to an


OCES youth educator wins top honors

Ada resident Becky Walker has spent the past 21 years working for the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service as a 4-H youth educator, including 16 years in Pontotoc County. Walker’s dedication to 4-H earned her statewide honors earlier this week when she claimed the OCES Distinguished Educator Award


Midyear adjustment means reduction in state aid to Ada schools

Ada City Schools will see a $178,447 reduction in state aid this fiscal year due to a midyear adjustment to its funding. The district’s initial allocation of state aid totaled about $10.37 million, Superintendent Mike Anderson said Tuesday, the day after he discussed the adjustment with the Ada Boar


Recovered Remains Identified As Missing Oklahoma Man

MAYES COUNTY, Oklahoma - The Mayes County Sheriff's Office says remains recovered near Langley have been identified as missing Miami Man Mark Rogers. The remains were found near Langley Wednesday by people walking in the area.


Law enforcement officers chase stolen vehicle through multiple Texoma counties

ADA, Okla. (KXII) - A chase through several Texoma counties Wednesday night ends with the suspect in jail. Oklahoma Highway Patrol says it all started when the suspect stole a 2016 Mercedes from the Durant Walmart parking lot, just after 7:30 p.m.


ACT II Dinner Theatre: 'Murder at Muerto Beach'

Ada Community Theatre will highlight the members of ECU Showtime as they present their fourth annual dinner theater event, “Murder on Muerto Beach,” an adaptation from the musical “Pom Pom Zombies” by Tim Kelly.


Hemp company working to retrieve $500,000 of product seized by Oklahoma police

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – The president of a medical-grade hemp company in Colorado is working with authorities in Oklahoma to get back a shipment of about 18,000 pounds of hemp that was seized by police.


Webb's Milestones Bright Spot in Loss

DURANT, Okla. – Katie Webb posted a double-double and reached both the 1,000-point and the 500-rebound plateaus, but had her celebration cut short as Southeastern saw a double-digit second half lead disappear in a 62-59 loss on Thursday night in Ada, Okla.


Man faces sentencing in death of wife found on Oklahoma mountaintop

ROXBURY, N.J. – The husband of a woman whose body was found in 2009 on a mountaintop in Oklahoma faces sentencing in her death. The Record reports court documents filed Thursday show Donald Wilson pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and faces five years in prison. He had been scheduled for tr


Bodies discovered in Oklahoma identified as Texas residents

OKFUSKEE COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities say two bodies found this week in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma have been positively identified as a missing woman and man from central Texas.