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An architectural drawing of the new Pauls Valley elementary school. (Redland Childers Architects) An architectural drawing of the new Pauls Valley elementary school. (Redland Childers Architects)

New elementary, upgrades for Pauls Valley schools Video included

Voters in Pauls Valley approved a $23 million bond issue in 2018, and the school district is now putting those funds to good use.

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Trump asks Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

Lawyers will argue that President Trump is immune from criminal proceedings while in office.

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Two teens are dead after a 16-year-old gunman shot 5 classmates and himself in 16 seconds, cops say

By Jason Hanna, Cheri Mossburg and Steve Almasy, CNN A teen whose birthday was Thursday went to his Southern California high school, pulled a pistol from his backpack and shot five classmates and himself in 16 seconds,... More>>

Raising awareness of Pontotoc County's homeless problem Video included

Ada Homeless Services offers help to Pontotoc County's homeless population. (KTEN) Ada Homeless Services offers help to Pontotoc County's homeless population. (KTEN)

"I would estimate between 200 and 300 people at any given time are homeless," said Ada Homeless Services director Sarah Frye.

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2019 High School Scoreboard: Week 12 Video included

Texoma high school football scores for the week of November 14-15.

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Preview: Pottsboro vs. Kemp

Brendan Agans has a preview of the playoff matchup between Pottsboro and Kemp.

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Sherman man dead in US 75 crash

Sherman police said the accident happened in the northbound lanes of US 75 shortly after midnight.

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Texoma papers now part of media behemoth

Two major Texoma newspapers are part of the latest media consolidation. (KTEN) Two major Texoma newspapers are part of the latest media consolidation. (KTEN)

The Sheman/Denison Herald Democrat and The Daily Ardmoreite are now part of the largest US media company by print circulation.

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Texoma student on anti-vaping crusade Video included

Makenna Dancer brings her anti-vaping message to Van Alstyne Middle School students. (KTEN) Makenna Dancer brings her anti-vaping message to Van Alstyne Middle School students. (KTEN)

"More measures need to be taken to make sure it can't get into the hands of young kids," said Van Alstyne High School junior Makenna Dancer.

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US government says Roger Stone 'undermined' Russia inquiry

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). Roger Stone with his wife Nydia Stone, right, leave federal court Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Stone, a longtime Republican provocateur and former confidant of President Donald Trump, wanted to contact Jared Kushn... (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). Roger Stone with his wife Nydia Stone, right, leave federal court Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Stone, a longtime Republican provocateur and former confidant of President Donald Trump, wanted to contact Jared Kushn...
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Inmate transport upgrade in Marshall County Video included

This vehicle will be used to transport inmates by Marshall County deputies. (KTEN) This vehicle will be used to transport inmates by Marshall County deputies. (KTEN)

Marshall County sheriff's deputies now have a more reliable set of wheels for moving inmates.

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Convicted Ada killer to be freed next month Video included

Convicted killer Karl Fontenot is scheduled to be released from an Oklahoma prison on December 19, 2019. (Department of Corrections) Convicted killer Karl Fontenot is scheduled to be released from an Oklahoma prison on December 19, 2019. (Department of Corrections)

Karl Fontenot, one of the men who spent the last 34 years in prison in connection with a 1984 murder,  is set to be released next month.

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Denison on Ice returns, bigger and better

A worker prepares the Denison on Ice rink. (KTEN) A worker prepares the Denison on Ice rink. (KTEN)

Workers started making ice for the skating facility on Wednesday morning. It will open on the day after Thanksgiving.

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Ellie Goulding threatens to pull out of Cowboys' Thanksgiving show

Ellie Goulding said she's having second thoughts about performing at the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving halftime show. Ellie Goulding said she's having second thoughts about performing at the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving halftime show.

The Dallas Cowboys might need to start looking for another Thanksgiving Day act.

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READ: Schiff, Nunes opening statements at impeachment hearing

Reps. Devin Nunes (left) and Adam Schiff deliver their opening remarks at the first day of impeachment hearings on November 13, 2019. (CNN) Reps. Devin Nunes (left) and Adam Schiff deliver their opening remarks at the first day of impeachment hearings on November 13, 2019. (CNN)

Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, opened Wednesday's impeachment hearing with a statement, followed by a statement from ranking member Devin Nunes.

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Wilson voters approve OG&E propositions Video included

Voters in Wilson considered two propositions on November 12, 2019. (KTEN) Voters in Wilson considered two propositions on November 12, 2019. (KTEN)

Every 25 years, the town must renew its franchise and lease with OG&E.

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Oklahomans launch new petition to reduce prison population

A group working to reduce Oklahoma's prison population is launching a new initiative petition that could lead to the release of hundreds more inmates.

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Help for Denison's homeless as temps plunge Video included

Center Cross Ministries provides hot meals for the homeless in Denison. (KTEN) Center Cross Ministries provides hot meals for the homeless in Denison. (KTEN)

Denison congregations are coming together to lend a hand to the city's homeless population during this cold snap.

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Ardmore house fire under investigation Video included

Fire damaged a home on McLish Avenue in Ardmore on November 11, 2019. (KTEN) Fire damaged a home on McLish Avenue in Ardmore on November 11, 2019. (KTEN)

The 71-year-old residence in the 1400 block of McLish Avenue SW sustained damage to the second floor and roof on Monday evening.

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Preview: Magnolia Christmas Fest Video included

Get a head start on the holiday season at the Magnolia Christmas Fest in Durant this Friday and Saturday.

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Dallas-based milk producer files for bankruptcy

Some of the dairy products produced by Dean Foods. (Dean Foods/KTEN) Some of the dairy products produced by Dean Foods. (Dean Foods/KTEN)

Dean Foods is America's largest milk producer. The 94-year-old company has struggled in recent years because Americans are drinking less cows milk.

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Ask the Doctor: Lung cancer

Dr. Amanda Hale (Alliance Health Durant) Dr. Amanda Hale (Alliance Health Durant)

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimates that 14 percent of all new cancers are lung cancers.

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Texoma honors America's heroes

A marching band at the Durant Veterans Day Parade.  (KTEN) A marching band at the Durant Veterans Day Parade. (KTEN)

Americans pause every year at this time to honor our servicemen and servicewomen, and there were Veterans Day events all across Texoma on Monday.

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Fire destroys Love County wedding venue

The Ranch House at Red River Ranch burned to the ground on November 10, 2019. (KTEN) The Ranch House at Red River Ranch burned to the ground on November 10, 2019. (KTEN)

The Ranch House at Red River Ranch in Burneyville, Oklahoma, was a popular spot for a lot of Love County weddings.

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Fire damages downtown Paris building Video included

Fire damaged a building in downtown Paris, Texas, on November 11, 2019. (KTEN) Fire damaged a building in downtown Paris, Texas, on November 11, 2019. (KTEN)

Significant damage was reported to both the outside and inside of the vacant two-story brick commercial building on Monday morning.

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Winter weather advisory in parts of Texoma Video included

A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for parts of Texoma on November 11, 2019. (KTEN) A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for parts of Texoma on November 11, 2019. (KTEN)

Forecasters say motorists in northwest Texoma can expect to see a mixture of light freezing rain, freezing drizzle and sleet through early afternoon.

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Concert benefits downtown Denison fire victims Video included

Musicians performed at the #DenisonForward concert on November 10, 2019. (KTEN) Musicians performed at the #DenisonForward concert on November 10, 2019. (KTEN)

One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the #DenisonForward event goes straight to businesses and individuals whose lives were upended by the fire.

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Plane slides off runway at Chicago airport

An American Eagle flight slid off the runway at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on November 11, 2019. (WLS via CNN) An American Eagle flight slid off the runway at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on November 11, 2019. (WLS via CNN)

An American Eagle flight slid off the runway Monday morning at Chicago O'Hare International Airport in snowy, windy conditions.

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Trump recognizes 'America's greatest living heroes' on Veterans Day

By Betsy Klein, CNN President Donald Trump put aside partisanship to honor the service and sacrifice of the nation's veterans, participating in the centennial New York City Veterans Day Parade Monday. More>>

Sister fears for missing Pauls Valley teen

Investigators said Faith Lindsey has been missing since October 29, 2019. (OSBI) Investigators said Faith Lindsey has been missing since October 29, 2019. (OSBI)

"It just doesn't make sense. This isn't like Faith at all," said sister Justice Lindsey.

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Oklahoma woman imprisoned in failure-to-protect case is free

(Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP). FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2019 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections is inmate Tondalao Hall. Hall, who has served 15 years in prison for failing to report her boyfriend, who served just... (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP). FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2019 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections is inmate Tondalao Hall. Hall, who has served 15 years in prison for failing to report her boyfriend, who served just...
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An Oklahoma woman who failed to report her boyfriend for abusing her children and who spent about 13 years longer in prison than he did for the abuse has been released. More>>

HeyDay opens Denison entertainment complex

HeyDay Entertainment opened in Denison on November 8, 2019. (KTEN) HeyDay Entertainment opened in Denison on November 8, 2019. (KTEN)

The facility in the Gateway Village development in Denison is packed with a variety of family-friendly activities.

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Choctaws hope to resolve gaming impasse with Oklahoma Video included

Gambling revenue provides expanded services, infrastructure, jobs, and a self-sufficient lifestyle for the Choctaw Nation. 

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Leonard High evacuated after science lab fire Video included

A hazmat unit was called in after a chemical fire at Leonard High School on November 8, 2019. (KTEN) A hazmat unit was called in after a chemical fire at Leonard High School on November 8, 2019. (KTEN)

Leonard ISD Superintendent Brad Maxwell said 17 students were in the classroom when an experiment involving phosphorus erupted in flames.

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Suspect in Wetumka slaying identified

Joshua Gann is accused of murder in connection with a death in Wetumka. (OSBI) Joshua Gann is accused of murder in connection with a death in Wetumka. (OSBI)

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says Joshua Gann, 28, was arrested at the scene late Tuesday night.

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Preview: SOSU scholarship gala Video included

The SOSU Gold & Blue Scholarship Gala. (File/SOSU) The SOSU Gold & Blue Scholarship Gala. (File/SOSU)

The Southeastern Oklahoma State University Alumni Association invites you to attend its annual Gold & Blue Scholarship Gala on Saturday night.

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Oklahoma lawmakers file bill to create Donald Trump highway

Two Republican state senators wrote a bill to rename a portion of the world-renowned Route 66 highway in northeastern Oklahoma the President Donald J. Trump Highway.

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It's official: Texas couple is world's oldest

John (106) and Charlotte (105) Henderson are the world's oldest couple. (Courtesy Longhorn Village Senior Living) John (106) and Charlotte (105) Henderson are the world's oldest couple. (Courtesy Longhorn Village Senior Living)

With a combined age of 211 years, one couple in Austin, Texas, has been named the oldest living couple in the world.

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10 hospitalized from Oklahoma facility after flu shot mix-up

A flu shot is administered.  (File/KTEN) A flu shot is administered. (File/KTEN)

Authorities say 10 people were hospitalized after they were injected with what's believed to be insulin rather than flu shots.

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Man arrested after threat to Ada schools Video included

Heavily-armed Ada officers took Gerald Williams into custody. (Courtesy) Heavily-armed Ada officers took Gerald Williams into custody. (Courtesy)

The district closed all campuses for the day after receiving the threat on Wednesday evening.

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Illness shrinks attendance at Denison school Video included

There were plenty of empty seats in the lunchroom at Hyde Park Elementary School in Denison. (KTEN) There were plenty of empty seats in the lunchroom at Hyde Park Elementary School in Denison. (KTEN)

One out of four students at Hyde Park Elementary School called in sick on Wednesday

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Grants boost tech at Garvin County school Video included

Students at Elmore City-Pernell Elementary are taking advantage of the latest technology. (KTEN) Students at Elmore City-Pernell Elementary are taking advantage of the latest technology. (KTEN)

"A lot of our curriculum is aligned to technology resources," Elmore City-Pernell Elementary Principal Sheila Riddle explained.

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Still no cause determined for downtown Denison fire

The fire broke out in a downtown Denison nail salon. (KTEN) The fire broke out in a downtown Denison nail salon. (KTEN)

Emergency Manager Morgan Metcalf said he expects the cause of the October 9 disaster will soon be known.

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Ardmore buffaloes 'missing' for makeover

A familiar buffalo sculpture is missing from Ardmore City Hall. (KTEN) A familiar buffalo sculpture is missing from Ardmore City Hall. (KTEN)

If you've walked by Ardmore City Hall or through Central Park, you may have noticed the familiar buffalo statutes have vanished.

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Lightning strike triggers Sherman fire Video included

Smoke filled the sky after a lightning strike ignited a tank containing salt water in Sherman on November 6, 2019. (Courtesy Jodie Tucker) Smoke filled the sky after a lightning strike ignited a tank containing salt water in Sherman on November 6, 2019. (Courtesy Jodie Tucker)

Sherman and North Texas Regional Airport firefighters responded to the call along Travis Street and US 82 on Wednesday evening.

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Could native Texoma plant be pain relief breakthrough? Video included

A native Texas plant known as "Snow on the Prairie" could be a breakthrough in pain relief. (KXAS) A native Texas plant known as "Snow on the Prairie" could be a breakthrough in pain relief. (KXAS)

Two TWU scientists have discovered a chemical inside the plant that immediately stopped pain signals at the source of an injury in test animals.

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Johnston County pushes for gravel tax

Johnston County is one of Oklahoma's leading producers of sand and gravel. (KTEN) Johnston County is one of Oklahoma's leading producers of sand and gravel. (KTEN)

If passed, the legislation would give each Oklahoma county an option to tax rock, sand and gravel up to 10 cents a ton.

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Oklahoma: We'll be ready for Real ID deadline Video included

Starting October 1, 2020, passengers will need a Real ID or another acceptable form of identification to board a commercial flight at all U.S. airports.

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Campus fights bring increased security at Sherman High Video included

Sherman High School. (KTEN) Sherman High School. (KTEN)

School officials said eight students were involved in the altercations; one of them was arrested.

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Denison voters OK school expansion plans Video included

Relief is on the way for two crowded Denison elementary schools. (KTEN) Relief is on the way for two crowded Denison elementary schools. (KTEN)

Mayes and Hyde Park elementary schools will split $20.8 million for construction projects that will expand capacity on their campuses.

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Oklahoma's colorful new license plate option

The Oklahoma monarch butterfly license plate is now available for pre-order. (KTEN) The Oklahoma monarch butterfly license plate is now available for pre-order. (KTEN)

It depicts a monarch butterfly with the slogan "Save the Monarchs."

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Preview: Job fair in Sherman on Thursday Video included

Looking for a new job? Workforce Solutions Texoma has an event in Sherman on Thursday you'll want to know about. 

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Ada shelter seeks donations for pet population Video included

PAWS is seeking donations to care for its cats and dogs. (KTEN) PAWS is seeking donations to care for its cats and dogs. (KTEN)

The second annual Home for the Holidays event is now underway at the Pontotoc Animal Welfare Society in Ada.

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Female vets find support at Denison center Video included

The Walker House in Denison offers support for women who served in the military. (KTEN) The Walker House in Denison offers support for women who served in the military. (KTEN)

Female veterans involved in the organization want other women out there to know they are welcome at Walker House.

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Pittsburg County deputy cleared in fatal shooting

Pittsburg County District Attorney Charles Sullivan on Tuesday found the Oct. 11 shooting of Sayven Rowland by Deputy Cody Vaughn was justified.

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Election returns: Texas Constitutional Amendments

Official statewide returns from the Texas Constitutional Amendments election on Tuesday, November 5.

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Trial run for new Grayson County voting machines Video included

It's Election Day across Texas. (KTEN) It's Election Day across Texas. (KTEN)

"Voters have been really happy with it, and the workers have been very happy with it," Grayson County Elections Administrator Deana Patterson said.

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Sales tax hike proposal would boost Byng firefighters Video included

If Byng voters approve a sales tax hike, part of it would fund a full-time firefighter. (KTEN) If Byng voters approve a sales tax hike, part of it would fund a full-time firefighter. (KTEN)

"We've always tried to keep our sales tax down, but now we feel like it's a need for public safety," said Byng Vice Mayor John Roan.

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Housing permits surge in Sherman

Residential construction permits are soaring in Sherman. (KTEN) Residential construction permits are soaring in Sherman. (KTEN)

The biggest concentration of new housing is along FM 1417, near the site of the new Sherman High School.

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Can you help find missing Pauls Valley teen?

Investigators said Faith Lindsey has been missing since October 29, 2019. (OSBI) Investigators said Faith Lindsey has been missing since October 29, 2019. (OSBI)

Faith Lindsey, 17, hasn't had contact with loved ones since October 29, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said.

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Fundraisers set after death of Denison softball player Video included

Presley Mitchell died at a softball tournament on November 2, 2019. (Facebook/KTEN) Presley Mitchell died at a softball tournament on November 2, 2019. (Facebook/KTEN)

Presley Mitchell, 11, passed away suddenly Saturday at a softball tournament in Denison.

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Long-range plans to upgrade Ardmore landmark Video included

Ardmore's Hardy Murphy Coliseum opened in 1937. (KTEN) Ardmore's Hardy Murphy Coliseum opened in 1937. (KTEN)

Hardy Murphy Coliseum has seen recent updates including a new video board and perimeter fencing, encouraging more shows to come to Ardmore.

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Hundreds of Oklahoma inmates released in historic move Video included

Hundreds of Oklahoma inmates left prison Monday before their original sentences were complete. (CNN) Hundreds of Oklahoma inmates left prison Monday before their original sentences were complete. (CNN)

The move is one of many prison reform efforts in Oklahoma aimed at reducing overcrowded prisons.

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Texas voters: Here's what's on Tuesday's ballot

Find out what's on the ballot and make your selections ahead of Election Day on November 5.

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Golf tourney benefits Special Olympics in Van Alstyne Video included

The Ultimate Fan Tournament raised funds for Special Olympics in Van Alstyne. (KTEN) The Ultimate Fan Tournament raised funds for Special Olympics in Van Alstyne. (KTEN)

Former NFL players helped raise money for future events of the Van Alstyne Special Olympics team.

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Lacking magic of Senate run, O'Rourke drops presidential bid

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). In this Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks during the Power of our Pride Town Hall in Los Angeles.  O’Rourke has announced he’s dropping his 2020 presidential bid. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). In this Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks during the Power of our Pride Town Hall in Los Angeles. O’Rourke has announced he’s dropping his 2020 presidential bid.
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Durant police raise funds with no-shave November Video included

Durant police officers are ready for no-shave November. (KTEN) Durant police officers are ready for no-shave November. (KTEN)

Durant police are suspending their ban on beards to raise funds for fellow law enforcement officers in need.

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Advocates rally for the start of Oklahoma permitless gun law Video included

Gun rights advocates celebrate "constitutional carry" on November 1, 2019. (KOCO) Gun rights advocates celebrate "constitutional carry" on November 1, 2019. (KOCO)

Gun rights advocates are celebrating the start of a new law that allows most adults in Oklahoma to carry a firearm in public without a background check or training.

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Hemp is legal. Here comes the tricky part

The US Department of Agriculture this week posted formal federal guidelines for how hemp — the versatile cannabis varietal used for clothing, plastics, fuel and food — can be grown, harvested, tested, processed, transported and sold. (Shutterstock) The US Department of Agriculture this week posted formal federal guidelines for how hemp — the versatile cannabis varietal used for clothing, plastics, fuel and food — can be grown, harvested, tested, processed, transported and sold. (Shutterstock)

The proposed regulations could serve as a boon for a burgeoning industry that has operated under a hodgepodge of state laws.

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Officials: Mass Oklahoma inmate release is nation's largest Video included

The Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown, Oklahoma. (File/KTEN) The Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown, Oklahoma. (File/KTEN)

Oklahoma will release more than 400 inmates after a state panel approved what they say is the largest single-day mass commutation in U.S. history.

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Concert to benefit downtown Denison fire victims Video included

Two buildings in the 300 block of West Main Street were condemned after the October 9, 2019 fire in downtown Denison. (KTEN) Two buildings in the 300 block of West Main Street were condemned after the October 9, 2019 fire in downtown Denison. (KTEN)

"It's a major, major scar on the interior of downtown Denison, and that kind of represents all of us that live here," said Jason Smith of Overdrive Entertainment.

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Ask the Doctor: Breast cancer

Nurse practitioner Tressa Matchen at AllianceHealth Kingston. (AllianceHealth Durant) Nurse practitioner Tressa Matchen at AllianceHealth Kingston. (AllianceHealth Durant)

Breast cancer is the most common cancer that American women face. Screenings are the best way to catch breast cancer early.

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  • Preview: Pottsboro vs. Kemp

    Preview: Pottsboro vs. Kemp

    Brendan Agans has a preview of the playoff matchup between Pottsboro and Kemp.

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    Brendan Agans has a preview of the playoff matchup between Pottsboro and Kemp.

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  • 2019 High School Scoreboard: Week 12

    2019 High School Scoreboard: Week 12

    Texoma high school football scores for the week of November 14-15.

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    Texoma high school football scores for the week of November 14-15.

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  • 2019 OSSAA Football Playoff Matchups (Bi-District)

    2019 OSSAA Football Playoff Matchups (Bi-District)

    2019 OSSAA Football Playoff Matchups (Bi-District)

    (All games played on Friday)

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    2019 OSSAA Football Playoff Matchups (Bi-District)

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