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Body found near Ada - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. -- A body has been found in a wooded area next to the Kullihoma Grounds about 12 miles east of Ada. The Pontotoc County Sheriff said the remains were discovered by a rancher checking his cattle on Friday morning. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation also has agents on th

KTEN.COM - 2018-03-17 01:33:00

Big Five Community Services to offer tai chi class

DURANT - "Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance" is a course offered in Ada by Big Five Community Services. This course helps older adults (age 60 or older) improve their balance and reduce their chances of falling. These classes are offered free of charge to a maximum of 20 people aged 60 and over. Th

THE ADA NEWS - 2018-03-17 12:15:00

What makes Pontotoc County highway so dangerous?

PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. -- Most roads in Pontotoc County are only two lanes, but recently one has been more dangerous than the others: State Highway 3W, west of Ada. "We spend the majority of our time on that road trying to prevent collisions from happening," said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Bria

KTEN.COM - 2018-03-17 01:53:00

Man dies in crash with semi

A Yukon man died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle collision in Pontotoc County. The crash occurred at 5:38 a.m. on state Highway 3W, about 13 miles northwest of Ada. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Keith Teel said 34-year-old Loren Amack of Yukon was driving a 2015 Toyota Prius west when, for an un


Area school discuss arming teachers

Seventeen students and staff members were killed and more than a dozen injured in the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that has since sparked nationwide concern in improving school security. Pittsburg County area schools continue looking at security


Third lawsuit filed in fatal rig explosion

MCALESTER, Okla. - A third lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Pittsburg County District Court relating to the Patterson 219 rig explosion. McAlester-based Stipe Law Firm filed the wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the widow of Matthew Doyle Smith - the McAlester man who was one of five workers that di


Amber Alert canceled after three-year-old child found safe

SHAWNEE, Okla. - A three-year-old child who went missing Thursday was found safe Friday. Shawnee police issued an Amber Alert Friday for Gracie Sheldon, who was taken by her mother, Brittany Dabbs, 26, Thursday afternoon in the 200 block of East Dunbar. Police said the child was found in Seminole, O

KJRH.COM - 2018-03-17 13:43:13

Shawnee police searching for missing 3-year-old girl

SHAWNEE, Okla. - Authorities with the Shawnee Police Department are searching for a 3-year-old girl who hasn't been seen since Thursday night. Officials say 3-year-old Gracie Sheldon was last seen around 5:15 p.m. on Thursday in the 200 block of E. Dunbar in Shawnee. Investigators say Shelton was ta


Cause of death unclear for woman whose body parts were found in Okmulgee dumpster

State medical examiners were unable to determine a woman's cause and manner of death after part of her body was discovered about a year ago in a gas station dumpster in Okmulgee. Employees of the gas station found part of Ashley Mead's body on Feb. 15 after Adam Densmore, 33, allegedly discarded her


Daughter wakes up to find stranger standing in her bedroom, mother says

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