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Durant police officer injured on duty

DURANT, Okla. (KXII)-Yesterday afternoon Durant Police Chief David Houser says police pulled over Marcus Campbell on Arkansas Street and South 21st Avenue for having an expired license plate.Chief Houser says that's when Campbell fled from the police, as he led officers on a chase from Arkansas Stre

KXII.COM - 2018-08-20 18:29:00

GoFundMe raises thousands so family of transgender student can leave town after online threats

The girl's mother, Brandy Rose,told NBC Newsthat the family moved to Achille, Oklahoma several years ago from Sherman, Texas to give her transitioning daughter, Maddie, a fresh start at a new school.

MSN.COM - 2018-08-20 19:59:13

Durant man killed in Colbert wreck | The Durant Daily Democrat

A Durant man was killed in a crash in Colbert the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said was caused by an intoxicated driver. Forty-two-year-old Kris Daniel Patton died at the scene of the 1:05 a.m. Wednesday crash[…]


Company confirms man suspected of threatening Achille girl suspended

ACHILLE, Okla. (KXII) --A spokesperson from Frontier Airlines confirms one of its employees has now been suspended from work as a pilot pending investigation for his role in the violent threats made toward Maddie, a seventh grade transgender girl on Facebook posts.


Frontier Airlines suspends pilot following threat over transgender Oklahoma student

“Frontier Airlines prides itself on setting an example as a respectful workplace and we do not condone discrimination. We have long-established standards of conduct, to which all employees must agree to adhere, that among other things require people to act in a professional manner and to treat each

OKCFOX.COM - 2018-08-20 07:53:31

A 12-Year-Old Transgender Girl Was Horrifically Threatened Online by Parents From Her School

Maddie is 12 years old, and on her first day of 7th grade, she used the girls’ bathroom at her public school in Achille, Oklahoma. Then the parents from her school showed themselves to be subhuman pieces of toxic garbage.


Backstreet Boys Fans Injured in Scaffolding Collapse at WinStar Casino

In an official statement, WinStar World said its staff began evacuating the area at around 5pm on Saturday after seeing lightening within four miles of the casino, half an hour before the accident.

CASINO.ORG - 2018-08-20 19:00:41

Attorney Commentary on Fatal DUI Accident on Route 69 in Bryan County, OK

In Oklahoma, individuals who have been injured in accidents caused by drunk drivers, along with the family of those killed by drunk drivers, often qualify for financial compensation. Victims may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the drunk driver for causing the accident. Addit


Fans hurt when tent collapses at Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma

The outdoor pavilion at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma, was damaged by severe wind and rain on Saturday, and an awning fell on fans waiting for the concert to begin.

CALGARY HERALD - 2018-08-19 22:21:08

Tent collapses at Winstar, injuring concert goers

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (KXII) --Kevin Richardson, a member of the Backstreet Boys who were slated to play Saturday night at Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. tweeted around 6:30 that a tent collapsed and some people seeking shelter there were injured.


Choctaw Casino played their first ball and dice games today

DURANT, Okla. (KXII)-The wait is over. Ball and dice games are happening.Before, craps and roulette were played with cards at the Choctaw casino, and every other casino in Oklahoma.To have the full experience playing these games, gamblers would make the trek to casinos where balls and dice were lega


3 dead, 4 hospitalized after crash on State Highway 121 in rural Collin County area

Three people are dead after a crash in a rural Collin County area near Anna on Saturday, officials said.Highway patrol troopers were called to the crash scene on State Highway 121 near County Road 581, northeast of Anna, around 6:45 p.m. Saturday, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safet

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-08-19 14:40:07

Compassion, not condemnation is needed in Achille | The Durant Daily Democrat

Human sexuality comes in all shapes; some shapes have just been suppressed. Last week’s Forum concerned our need to support education as fundamental to our democracy. Education is also fundamental to developing the tolerance needed


Reports of fans injured while waiting for Backstreet Boys

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Reports are coming in about fans injured while waiting in line at WinStar Casino for the Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees concert.Witnesses say a pavilion was blown over during the storms coming into south Oklahoma and fell onto people waiting in line to enter the venue.First res


Texoma Health Foundation Park opens to public in Denison

Denison City Manager, Judson Rex said there was one primary goal, "to create a place for health and wellness and that's what we really got here".


School board holds meeting | The Durant Daily Democrat

The Durant Board of Education met Monday and approved items that are routine business and also new hires for the school district. The board approved sanctioning of the Athletic, Band and Choir Booster Clubs for


‘I Don’t Feel Safe Living Here.’ After Threats From Parents, a Transgender Girl's Family Is Moving. Again.

For the second time in less than two years, Brandy Rose is planning to move her family to a new town, saying she no longer feels safe in Achille, Oklahoma because of violent threats against her transgender daughter, Maddie.


Southeastern begins fall classes on Monday

James Dry, a member of The Choctaw Nation Tribal Council, addresses students at Wednesday�s Camp Chahta, an orientation program for Choctaw freshmen at Southeastern.


Durant teen injured in Marshall County crash | The Durant Daily Democrat

A Durant teenager was injured Saturday in a single-vehicle crash north of Madill, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Sixteen-year-old Cody Garlington was flown by air-evac to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was listed


Oklahoma School for the Deaf shuts down campus after receiving threatening phone call

Enrollment, which was previously scheduled for Saturday, August 18, has been postponed until further notice.