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Altus students to have options for advance classes thanks to grant
ALTUS, OK (TNN) - Altus high school students will soon get the chance to take advanced science and math classes thanks to a partnership between the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics and Boeing.
Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers
Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer
Altus man may get life plus 208 years after jury finds him guilty
After five hours of deliberation Thursday evening, a Jackson County jury recommended life in prison plus another 208 years after convicting. a 29-year-old man of 16 felony counts related to a series of 2017 drive-by shootings.
Wanted sex offender possibly in Oklahoma
(KXII) - A man wanted in Texas for sex crimes could be in Oklahoma. U.S. Marshals are looking into a claim that Cory Harris, a convicted sexual predator, is in Oklahoma City. Officials say Harris uses dating apps like Tinder and Plenty of Fish to prey on unsuspecting women.
New Altus fire station opens
ALTUS, OK (TNN) - Altus residents voted for it, they paid for it, and Friday, they finally got to see it become a reality as a brand new, 23,000 square foot fire station officially opened its doors.
4 Life Flight facilities close suddenly in Oklahoma
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) â€” Air Methods, the leading air medical services provider, announced that after a thorough review and analysis of its operations it will no longer maintain four of its bases in Oklahoma.
8-year-old Oklahoma girl killed in tragic ATV accident
JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities are investigating the cause of an ATV crash that claimed the life an 8-year-old girl in Johnston County over the weekend. It happened Saturday, just before 6 p.m., on private property in Mannsville when an adult female and four young children were riding an ATV.
Altus man on transplant list after waiting three years
ALTUS, OK (TNN) - After three years of waiting, an Altus man is officially on the transplant list to receive a kidney and pancreas. "You are officially on the transplant list as of today, okay, with God all things are possible."
Native American Day bill sent to Oklahoma governor
Legislation to move Oklahoma’s Native American Day to coincide with Columbus Day is headed to Gov. Kevin Stitt. The bill presents an opportunity for Stitt, a Cherokee Nation member, to distance himself from former Gov. Mary Fallin, who vetoed similar legislation last year.
Oklahoma To Allow Medical Marijuana Users To Carry Gun
A new Oklahoma law will allow medical marijuana users to also own a firearm. Signed into law last week by Governor Kevin Stitt, the bill says that someone using medical pot cannot be denied the right to own or possess a gun.
Oklahoma to become 'Purple Heart State' starting Nov. 1
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma will be the latest state to be designated as a "Purple Heart State" thanks to a bill that was recently signed into law, officials said Tuesday. Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 232, which was authored by Rep. Tommy Hardin, and Sen. Frank Simpson. The bill passed the House and th
Huge 'Prehistoric' Alligator Gar Caught in Oklahoma's Lake Texoma
An Oklahoma fisherman hit the jackpot over the Easter weekend. Zachary Sutterfield from Durant caught a huge “prehistoric fish” during an outing on Lake Texoma, which straddles the border of Oklahoma and Texas at the confluence of the Red and Washita rivers.
Air Ambulance service shuts down 4 Oklahoma helicopter bases
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Air Methods Corp. has shut down four medical helicopter bases in Oklahoma due to financial burdens. Officials with the Colorado-based company confirmed Monday that after analyzing operations, they decided to close the MediFlight bases in Chickasha, Seminole, Keefeton and at Rive
Oklahoma sheriff’s department mourning loss of K-9 officer
MCINTOSH COUNTY, Okla. – A sheriff’s department in eastern Oklahoma is mourning the loss of a K-9 officer. According to the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department, K-9 Bruno passed away Monday from “an unexpected medical condition after being rushed to the doctor.”
Quartz Mountain Flyer provides family fun for train lovers
LONE WOLF, Okla. — KOCO 5 meteorologist Eric Garlick grew up with a fascination for trains. When he heard about the options Oklahoma has to offer, he couldn't wait to pass them along to people.
Deadly superbug cases confirmed in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY - Two cases of a potentially deadly fungal infection resistant to drugs have been documented in Oklahoma in the last two years. "Yeast can cause infection in a number of different body sites," said Dr. David Chansolme, medical director of Infection Prevention for Integris Health.
Heavy rain brings flooding to Kiowa County
HOBART, OK (TNN) - The heavy rain had a big impact in Kiowa County as areas around Hobart saw between five and seven inches of rain Monday night and into Tuesday morning. That flooding caused several roads across Kiowa County to be submerged. While a few trucks tested the waters and forced their way
Frederick woman arrested for animal cruelty
FREDERICK, OK (TNN) - A Frederick woman who police have been searching for since late last year has been arrested. Police say 34-year-old Stacy Hankins, along with her mother, left animals abandoned in cages in October of last year.
OHP report: 19-year-old killed in single-vehicle crash in Tillman County
TILLMAN COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities are investigating the cause of a crash that claimed the life of a 19-year-old. It happened Saturday, just after 12:40 a.m., on US Highway 70 near Grandfield, Oklahoma.
Frederick High School robotics team places 79th out of 160 in international competition
FREDERICK, OK (KFDX/KJTL) - We now know how the robotics team from Frederick High School did at the world championship in Houston. Robotics teacher Tom Hensley said out of 160 teams, Frederick team 8866 placed 79th. Hensley said that’s a major accomplishment for his students, considering this is the