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Final day to vote for Durant to be featured in Small Business Revolution is in the books

DURANT, Okla. (KXII)- Durant Main Street director Stephanie Gardner says they began applying to be featured on Small Business Revolution in October. "People in Durant know our story, know why we want to win this for our small businesses, but people in other states maybe didn't," said Gardner. "So we


Momentum builds as Durant competes in SBR

For the past few months, Durant has been working hard to make it as the city featured on season four of the Small Business Revolution. To the excitement of many citizens, the Small Business Revolution announced that Durant was chosen for the top six cities who are vying for the coveted spot.


Oklahoma ranked 12th 'most sinful' state in United States, study says

Oklahoma has been ranked as the 12th "most sinful" state in the United States, according to a study from WalletHub . The report ranked states based on their anger, jealousy, excesses and vices, greed, lust, vanity and laziness.


Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Businesses May Need Food Licenses

Oklahoma medical marijuana and CBD businesses may need an $850 dollar food license. Foods infused with CBD or THC, like oils, candy or honey are popular choices at dispensaries. Now the Oklahoma State Department of Health, which runs the state’s medical marijuana program, is reminding businesses tha


Oklahoma towns among finalists for reality show makeover

DURANT, Okla. - One lucky town in Oklahoma could soon be getting a makeover. Two Oklahoma towns are among six finalists for a small business makeover. The program is part of the reality show "Small Business Revolution - Main Street."


Black History Month: 13 historic all-black towns remain in Oklahoma

The all-black towns of Oklahoma represent a unique chapter in American history, according to the Oklahoma Historical Society website. Nowhere else, neither in the Deep South nor in the Far West, did so many African-American men and women come together to create, occupy and govern their own communiti


Durant moves up to 2nd Place in TV Show competition

Durant, OK --- Durant is now in second place in a tight race with six towns, who are all vying to win a main street makeover. These standings are for today from The Small Business Revolution:


Oklahoma woman convicted after allegedly confessing to sexual abuse of a child

PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. – An Oklahoma woman has been convicted of sexually abusing a boy in 2017. In March of 2018, authorities arrested Jake Few and Twila Few after investigators looked into remarks made by Twila Few after a domestic disturbance in Cleveland County.


Oklahoma State Senator proposes ribeye as official state steak in Senate bill

Oklahoma has a state flower, a waltz, a state instrument, and on Wednesday, the Senate voted for a bill designating the ribeye as Oklahoma's official state steak. State Senator Casey Murdock, R-Felt, authored Senate Bill 21, saying the bill is all about promoting a vital part of the state's economy


Former Oklahoma assistant band director arrested on child pornography charges

DURANT, Okla. – A man arrested for child pornography last year was a former assistant band director for Durant Public Schools, officials say. According to court documents, an investigation by homeland security found that Derek Fleeman, 30, allegedly uploaded several pictures of naked children online


The price of marijuana in Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — "You push your flower to the front, you’re ready to light it and consume," said Isaac Caviness. For many, Caviness became the face of the medical marijuana campaign through Green the Vote, and now, he's about to have the grand opening of his medical marijuana dispensary within


Police: Oklahoma man says he stole Pepsi truck to get to the airport

TULSA, Okla. – Authorities say an Oklahoma man stole a Pepsi truck in order to get to the airport as the driver was unloading soda in the back. The driver jumped out of the back when he felt his rig move, and a trail of sodas spilled out as the truck drove off.


Oklahoma student passes away from bacterial meningitis

WOODWARD, Okla. – An Oklahoma community is mourning the loss of a student who recently passed away from bacterial meningitis. Woodward Public Schools Superintendent Kyle Reynolds told the Enid News and Eagle that a seventh-grade student died over the weekend from the bacteria.


Oklahoma SNAP customers to receive food benefits March 1

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services will release all March SNAP food benefits on March 1. All eligible customers will automatically receive their benefits on March 1.


Oklahoma House passes bill to protect children cared for by state

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill to safeguard children being cared for by the state on Tuesday. House bill 1036 would prevent parents whose children have been taken by the state from taking back custody of their child until they have gone through the full process of re-establishin


Oklahoma pastors welcome Southern Baptist president's 'call to action'

A set of proposed reforms designed to combat sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention was affirmed Tuesday by several Oklahoma Baptist preachers. "I think it's long overdue. As I've said in times past, I believe in accountability at every level," the Rev. Blake Gideon, senior pastor of First


5 to find: Moments in KISS history as band comes to Oklahoma on farewell tour

Here’s a promo blurb from endoftheroadtour.com: “While KISS have a habit of launching a farewell tour every half decade or so, they swear that their End of the Road trek really is their last one ever.”


Oklahoma teens accused of rape accept lesser charge

TULSA, Okla. – Four former Oklahoma high school players accused of raping a teammate with a pool cue have been ordered to pay $300 in restitution, plus fines and court costs.


Blake and Taylor Griffin team up with several Oklahoma businesses for new Downtown green space

OKLAHOMA CITY – A collaboration between OGE Energy Corp., The Energy Assist Foundation, Team Griffin and Myriad Botanical Gardens is creating a unique space in the heart of downtown called Together Square.


More international eats coming to Sherman

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - Sherman's growth has brought a lot of perks with it, including more food diversity. City spokesman Nate Strauch says 1,000 people have moved to Sherman annually for the past two years.