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Lake Texoma bridge still closed, search continues for driver
DURANT, Okla. — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a bridge over Lake Texoma remains closed while divers search for the driver of a tractor-trailer rig that plunged into the lake on the Oklahoma-Texas border following a deadly collision that killed another driver.OHP Lt. Kera Philippi said the Highway
Corps issues advisory for lake patrons on impact of Roosevelt Bridge crash
"In addition, we would suggest the public limit their boating and swimming activity between the Roosevelt Bridge and the Railroad Bridge for the next 48 - 72 hours," the post read.
City officials take sides as election draws near | The Durant Daily Democrat
On Tuesday voters will decide two propositions that have generated controversy almost from the moment they were introduced in a Durant City Council meeting. Proponents of the plans to issue $20 million in bonds for[…]
Vote and let your voices be heard | The Durant Daily Democrat
Durant residents, at least those who make the effort, will vote Tuesday on a variety of candidates and a couple of financial issues that are important to the city. One is very critical to the
Firefighters respond to arson fire | The Durant Daily Democrat
Staff report The Durant Fire Department extinguished a fire at an unoccupied house that was caused by arson, according to a DFD report. Firefighters were dispatched at 3:24 a.m. Tuesday to 418 N.E. Fourth Ave.,
Police searching for suspects after Oklahoma boy found with alcohol poisoning
DURANT, Okla. – A teenager is recovering after suffering alcohol poisoning, and an Oklahoma woman is facing charges.
Former MMA fighter to stand trial for beating, setting woman on fire
“She had been beaten beyond recognition,” said one neighbor. “Her face had been singed, her face had been burned, her hair all singed, her arm is broke. And come to find out he had poured acetone on her and set her on fire.”
Three RUSO schools anticipate saving $2.7 million due to collaborative technology effort
Durant, Okla. -- Cost-savings, efficiencies, and improved services to students are just three reasons a trio of universities in the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) are collaborating on a new technology system.
Fatal crash sends truck in water, closes Lake Texoma bridge
On Saturday, a 52-year-old man was killed when his truck struck a ditch west of the bridge and ignited 7,000 gallons of fuel.
It’s time to answer the big questions | The Durant Daily Democrat
Durant voters will decide two tax issues in the primary election next Tuesday. Both questions have sparked debate and discussion in Durant’s coffee shops, barber and beauty shops, across kitchen tables and even in city
House fire destroys home in Calera
Calera, OK. (KXII)--On Wednesday afternoon a family in Calera lost their home after a fire destroyed all they had.Firefighters and paramedics arrived to the scene on West Ryan Avenue and were able to contain the incident.Initial thoughts are that the fire started in the kitchen area and then spread,
Rollover on Highway 69 leaves many questions
Colbert, OK. (KXII)--A suspicious rollover occurred in Colbert, Oklahoma on Highway 69, just across from the Love's Travel Stop.
Motorcycle rider flown after being broadsided by SUV
DENISON, Tex. (KXII) -A driver was airlifted this afternoon after he was hit by an SUV.The man was driving a motorcycle heading north on Armstrong in Denison around 4 p.m. An SUV trying to turn left broadsided him.Air Evac took him by helicopter to a hospital. The rider was not wearing a helmet.It's
Former Denison ISD coach arrested, improper relationship with student
DENISON, Tex. (KXII) -A Denison Middle School teacher has been arrested, accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student."Wednesday afternoon around 1:30," said Denison Police spokesperson Lt. Mike Eppler.That's when Denison Police said they arrested Tharon Lance Day at his home off W
Art for a Grand Opening... -
Chief Gary Batton and artist Jane Semple Umsted discuss her latest artwork, “Sacred Journey” and “Sacred Vision,” as the sculptures are set into place Wednesday in front of the new Choctaw Nation Headquarters, 1802 Chukka Hina in Durant. The 25-foot bronzes represent a pole, or iti fabvssa, that acc
Man sentenced for two counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact
Prosecutors said Ramey agreed to have no contact with the victim or family, cannot use social media, must attend sex offender training and will be a registered sex offender for life.
Authority wooing tubing manufacturer | The Durant Daily Democrat
Bryan County may be welcoming another manufacturer if the Durant Industrial Authority (DIA) and the potential employer can come to terms. “We hope to make an announcement very soon,” said Paul Buntz, acting DIA director.
Durant set to vote on $20 million road bond
"Six million dollars of these bonds is not designated, and get be spent on anything," said Grube.
Five people arrested in Bryan County drug bust
"Once we made entry into the house, we located multiple glass smoking devices, bongs, tubing, red dye phosphorus and other things inside the residence," said Folkes.
Swimmer named to first team All-District 3-5A
Before Dumas graduate and pitcher Beau Swimmer makes the trek to Southeastern Oklahoma State in Durant, Oklahoma, the departing senior has one more accolade to place into his ball cap.