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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COLBERT, Okla. — One man died and a woman was critically injured Sunday when a small plane crashed near Colbert, Oklahoma.
Residents of the Tulsa bedroom community of Broken Arrow, Okla., were reeling Thursday following the overnight slaughter of five family members in what police are calling the worst murder in the history of a town known for its lack of crime.
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — A 16-year-old male and an 18-year-old male were taken into custody Thursday morning after five people were found dead in a Tulsa residence The Tulsa World reported Thursday. All five had been stabbed.
The Grayson County Commissioners Court approved the purchase price of the last piece of right of way needed for the construction of a replacement for the Carpenter’s Bluff Bridge. The court voted Tuesday to pay the property owner $37,500 for around an acre of land.
Two earthquakes with magnitudes of 4.0 or more rumbled parts of Kansas and Oklahoma this afternoon.
The body of a Durant man was recovered from Lake Texoma Sunday morning just after 7 a.m.
After several hours of searching, authorities suspended a search and rescue effort for a 26-year-old man who reportedly went into Lake Texoma and never resurfaced Saturday. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine Division responded to the drowning in Bryan County at 6:15 p.m.
DURANT, Okla. — U.S. President Barack Obama became the first sitting president in 110 years to visit Durant on Wednesday, using the occasion to unveil a new initiative aimed at bringing high-speed Internet to low-income households. The Choctaw Nation was chosen as one of 28 pilot communities for the program’s launch.
The Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations and U.S. government agencies have reached a tentative settlement resolving a decadelong lawsuit over the government’s alleged mismanagement of more than 1 million acres of timber lands and other valuable tribal trust assets.