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Three injured in wreck near Byng

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle collision Saturday night near Byng. Ada resident Javita M. Haag was southbound on U.S. Highway 377 and was attempting to turn east onto a county road 4 miles north and .5 mile west of Byng, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. At the same time, Konawa


Oklahoma woman found wandering roads in Arkansas

JONESBORO, Ark. – Jonesboro Police Department Officer Tanner Huff tried not to arrest Amber Melina Rose West, 22, of Vinita, Oklahoma on Monday. It was around 6 AM Monday morning in Jonesboro he responded to Nettleton and Broadmoor in reference to a “welfare check.” He arrived and made contact with


Historic Oklahoma bank tied to Pretty Boy Floyd to be restored

BOLEY — A building tied to one of the most notorious bank robbers of the 20th century in the U.S. could soon be saved for generations thanks to the work of a non-profit and a grant from the National Park Service. On Nov. 23, 1932, members of Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd’s gang set their minds on robbi


Oklahoma State authorized to test "swarms" of autonomous unmanned aircraft

Oklahoma State University’s Unmanned Systems Research Institute has received approval from Federal Aviation Administration to conduct research flights with a swarm of unmanned fixed-wing aircraft, the university has announced.


Oklahoma teen asks to withdraw guilty plea in teacher death

TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma teenager wants to withdraw guilty pleas he entered to murder, rape and other felonies following a 2017 string of crimes in Tulsa. Seventeen-year-old Deonte Green pleaded guilty March 13 to first-degree murder and 19 other counts in a blind plea, meaning it was entered with


Oklahoma settles with OxyContin maker for $270 million

The state of Oklahoma has reached a $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma, which makes OxyContin, seen as pivotal in the opioid overdose crisis that has been blamed in part on misleading information the company provided to doctors about the potential for addiction.


Tennessee pigs exposed to virus at Oklahoma Youth Expo

Officials say at least 35 pigs were exposed to the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus when they were recently at the Oklahoma Youth Expo in Oklahoma City. Watch the video above for the full story.


Authorities evacuate Okfuskee County Courthouse, Jail due to phoned-in bomb threat

The Okfuskee County Courthouse and Jail were evacuated sometime after noon Tuesday after a bomb threat, according to Okfuskee County Sheriff Jim Rasmussen. Rasmussen said a man called the County Court Clerk’s office sometime around or just after 12:30 p.m. and said, “This is a bomb threat … tell the


Restoration hopes for bank targeted by infamous bank robbers

BOLEY, Okla. (AP) — The founder of a historical preservation nonprofit says a building in central Oklahoma connected to one of the nation's most infamous bank robbers of the 20th century could soon be restored.


Motorcyclist leads OHP on chase through Pontotoc Co.

PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - A motorcyclist led troopers on a pursuit Sunday morning in Pontotoc County. Lt. Scott Hampton with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a trooper spotted Deven Wortman speeding on State Highway 3 and attempted to pull him over.


Pottawatomie County April 2 Elections: All the information you need

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the April 2ndRegular Municipal General for Town of Wanette, Town of Bethel Acres, & City of Maud also Board of Education General Elections for Asher, Dale, Konawa, Prague, & South Rock Creek Schools, Pottawatomie County Election Board Secretary Jeannie Stover


Retired Educators host March meeting

The Pontotoc County Retired Educators Association met on March 15 at the First Christian Church, Ada. President Judy Hanson opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag. Mary Scalf offered the invocation, starting with a moment of silence for Rhindi Isaacs, an elementary softball player from Konow


Francis, Homer announce pre-enrollment

Pre-enrollment for 4-year-olds at Francis Elementary School and Homer Elementary School for 2019-2020 will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday. Please bring the following items to enrollment: the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, CDIB (if it applies) and proo


Ada Friends of NRA to host 20th annual banquet and auction

The Ada Friends of NRA will host its 20th annual Banquet and Auction Thursday at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex, with the doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets for the event are $25 each, with free admission for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at various area locations, including Ada Outdoo


Sunshine and longer days are here

I am an outdoors person. I love working outside and making pictures outside all year long. If you live in or pass through the Byng area, you’ve probably seen me with a camera photographing the pasture or the sky, sometimes with my Irish Wolfhound in tow.


Konawa police investigating series of structure fires

Konawa police are investigating a series of structure fires that began sometime last fall and have continued through this month. Konawa Police Chief Eric Haworth is asking the public to help authorities track down the person or people who set the fires, The Seminole Producer reported earlier this mo


At town hall meetings, questions range from trade and taxes to socialism

ADA — After standing and reciting her personal political evolution, Cathy Ryan told U.S. Rep. Tom Cole that she was worried about her grandchildren. "There is a huge movement toward socialism in this country," Ryan, of Ada, said at a town hall meeting. "And it is terrifying."


Tri County board meeting set for April 9

The Tri County board of directors has scheduled a special board meeting for 9:30 a.m. April 9 at Tri County Indian Nations, 122 E. Main St., Ada. For more information, call Carolyn Hill at 580-310-9300.


Ninth-inning rally falls short for ECU

Ada High School product Anderson Allen finished 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, but the East Central University baseball team saw a nine-inning rally fall just short in a 9-5 loss to Arkansas-Monticello Thursday afternoon at Ken Turner Field.


Asher tops Okemah, loses to Preston

OKEMAH – Tannah Hamilton hit a grand slam in Asher's 18-14 win over Okemah Friday. Tannah Hamilton led the team with four RBIs. Bailey Larman two extra-base hits for Asher. The Indians stumbled in the second game, losing to 18-8 at the hands of Preston.