A Durant, Oklahoma man was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday evening.
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Durant, Oklahoma selected its interim police chief to officially take over the position.
Multiple grass fires were reported across North Texas and parts of Oklahoma on Monday due to dry conditions and high winds.
Police chief Jason Smith’s heart broke when he learned about the suicide of Jaidon DuBois. Friends and family described the 16-year-old as thoughtful, good-looking, earnest. He was the kind of kid who doled out hugs to everyone he came across, whose presence lit up rooms.
WASHINGTON — Last April, Oklahoma state Sen. Kyle Loveless saw a surprising news story. Spurred by advocacy groups from the left and right, the Democratic Senate and Republican House in neighboring New Mexico had passed a bill reining in cops. Gov. Susana Martinez, a former prosecutor, had signed it into law. The issue that crossed partisan boundaries? Civil asset forfeiture, a long-standing practice giving law enforcement agencies the power to confiscate property tied to a crime, even if they haven’t brought charges against the owners or won a conviction.
A former Oklahoma City police officer was sentenced to 263 years in prison Thursday, about a month after he was convicted of rapes and other offenses that authorities say occurred while he was on duty.
DURANT, Okla. — Amid concerns by residents of financial mismanagement and actions taken by public officials, the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones took the first steps toward a formal audit of the city of Durant last week.
A mentally ill man accused of burglary two days after his release from a mental health facility, where he had been detained for allegedly texting a crisis hotline about his desires to kill and dismember a woman, has been ordered held without bail until a mental evaluation can be done.
CALERA, Okla. — A wreck involving four vehicles in Calera, Oklahoma ended with a Howe man arrested on Wednesday.
DURANT, Okla. — Some 600 eighth graders from throughout the area attended “Career Discovery Day’’ Thursday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The event is designed to provide information about higher education and career opportunities. “It Starts Now’’ was the theme for the event.