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Durant police issue Silver Alert for missing 71-year-old woman

DURANT, Okla. – Durant police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing 71-year-old woman. Police are looking for Carol Wait, a white female, who was last seen at Walmart in Durant on Thursday around 8 p.m.


Great American Cleanup happening in Durant

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - The City of Durant will be holding their Great American Cleanup event Saturday morning. Volunteers will be cleaning up locations across the city from 9 a.m. to noon.


'Oh, puuulllllleeeeeaaassse." People respond to Oklahoma lawmakers' comments on Mueller report

Oklahoma Republicans in Congress drew hundreds of responses on Facebook after dismissing Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s report as a partisan exercise, with some backing their views and many others accusing them of not reading the report.


Durant residents looking to raise money for new senior center

DURANT, Okla. (KXII)- Folks from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, are looking to move out of their 40 year old building and move into the Northwest church of Christ, which will cost $400,000.


Oklahoma woman accused of starving kids, feeding them feces

JAY, Okla. – An Oklahoma mother has been charged with child neglect, accused of starving her children and feeding them dog feces. The Tulsa World reports that 34-year-old Mary Elizabeth Moore was charged in Delaware County court this month.


Oklahoma Authorities Searching For Fugitive Who Escaped In 2014

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says authorities are still on the hunt for a fugitive, who walked away from an OKC correction center in 2014.


Updated highway project plans for Calera exits

CALERA, Okla. (KXII) - The Oklahoma Department of transportation presented new plans for the highway construction project in Calera. After dozens of accidents on U.S. Highway 69/75 in Calera, ODOT says this highway project is meant to cut back on accidents and fatalities, but Calera businesses and r


Transcript: Kevin Costner speaks poignantly about his Oklahoma heritage, meeting Walt Disney and making Westerns at the Western Heritage Awards

Kevin Costner spoke poignantly about his family's Oklahoma heritage, his childhood encounter with Walt Disney and his lifelong passion for Westerns Saturday night in Oklahoma City.


Oklahoma Man Pleads Guilty To Poaching Hundreds Of Box Turtles

A man has pleaded guilty to poaching nearly 200 box turtles from Oklahoma. State game wardens say they had been investigating for nearly a year after receiving a tip. Investigators say the suspect would pick up the turtles outside Tulsa and then sell and ship them out of state as pets.


Rebar crashes through cab of semi-truck

CALERA, Okla. (KXII)-- A truck driver in Calera is lucky to be alive today, after a load of rebar crashed through his cab. The crash happened Thursday afternoon on highway 75 in Calera. Authorities say the truck driver braked hard, causing the load he was hauling to shift forward which sent the reba


Oklahoma rarely paroles violent offenders

This is the third story in a series about prisoners serving juvenile life without parole in Oklahoma. Convicted of murder at age 15 in 1983, Wayne Thompson has been trying to win parole in Oklahoma for the past 20 years.


Oklahoma school takes hands-on approach for students with autism

In 2018, the CDC determined about 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, and schools are working to raise awareness during National Autism Awareness Month. One Oklahoma school is taking a hands-on approach to teaching their students about the disorder.


Sherman youth coach arrested for child sexual assault

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - A Sherman youth track coach has been arrested for sexually assaulting a child in Brazos County. According to online court records, 31-year-old Keith Craddock was transferred from Sherman to Bryan, Texas Friday morning.


Stellar Saturday Weather For Eastern Oklahoma

TULSA COUNTY, Oklahoma - Break out the sunscreen! Sunshine and spring warmth are surging back in for our Easter weekend. Our Saturday is shaping up to be a perfect day to get outside. Look for tons of sunshine today and a return to a south breeze. We’ll see highs soaring into the upper 70s this afte


Southern Oklahoma Hiring Conference slated for next week

After a three year hiatus, the Southern Oklahoma Hiring Conference will be returning next week. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 over 50 employers from Carter, Love and Murray Counties will be at the Ardmore Convention Center looking to fill open positions.


Still Waiting: Oklahoma prosecutors seek life without parole again in most juvenile cases up for review

Editor's Note: This the second story in a series about prisoners serving juvenile life without parole in Oklahoma. The house on a country road in Seminole County where 90-year old Myrtle Ruby McGehee was brutally stabbed to death in 1992 was torn down long ago, but her family still owns the land.


Sustaining Oklahoma's Energy Resources gives marginal well owners opportunities to ask oil and gas veterans about production issues

So, you have an older well in Oklahoma that’s dependably produced oil or natural gas, but lately is showing its age. Who are you going to call? No doubt, there’s no shortage of service companies out there that can help well owners identify potential problems and solutions to cure those ills. But exp


SE Softball Sweeps First Half of Series vs. NWOSU

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern's offense totaled 21 hits and 16 runs over both ends of a double-header en route to a Friday Sweep of Northwestern Oklahoma State, taking game one 7-1 before winning the nightcap 9-4 at the Southeastern Softball Field.