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SOSU names Acker head of marketing

DURANT, Okla. – Larry Acker will bring 20 years of experience to the newly-created position of director of university marketing at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He begins his new duties on Aug. 3 after spending the past nine years as assistant director of public relations at Lamar University in Beaumont.

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President Obama heading to Durant next week

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will spend parts of two days in Oklahoma next week, speaking at the Choctaw Nation about economic opportunity and visiting the federal prison in El Reno to talk about criminal justice reform, the White House announced Friday.

Driver of truck that struck NCTC bus charged with four counts of manslaughter

Russell Staley, the driver of tractor-trailer that hit a van carrying members of the North Central Texas College softball team in September, was charged today with four counts of manslaughter in the first degree. Murray County, Okla. court records show that Judge Duck Aaron of Sulphur, Okla. will be hearing the case and District Attorney David Pyle will be prosecuting it. The records did not show an attorney for Staley.

Roosevelt Bridge reopened

After being closed for almost a month, the Roosevelt Bridge, which takes Highway 70 across Lake Texoma connecting Mead, Okla. and Kingston, Okla., was reopened late Wednesday evening. The bridge was closed on May 28 because of high water due to heavy rains in May.