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Moyers superintendent exempts students from standardized test after tragedy

MOYERS, OK -- The same standardized test that gave thousands of Oklahoma students problems earlier this week is now giving one Texoma community even more stress. this time, though, it has nothing to do with technical glitches. "I was shocked," Moyers resident Linda Kellett said. People in Moyers are still trying to figure it out. "That's ridiculous. It makes no sense," parent Beth Leinau said. How could two students whose parents died over the weekend ever be expected to focus on a standa... More>>

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Search For Escaped Inmate Near Atoka County Prison

ATOKA COUNTY, OK -- Right now, authorities are looking for an inmate who escaped from a prison in Atoka County. Kenneth Beasley, 56, was previously convicted of kidnapping and escape in 1999.Sheriff's offices in Atoka and Pushmataha counties tell us this time he's been missing since around 5 p.m. from the Howard McLeod Correctional Facility.His record also includes convictions for robbery.. The prison is located about 10 miles north of Boswell.The prison told us to contact DOC headquarters in... More>>

83-Year-Old Texoma Woman Arrested For Selling Pot

PONTOTOC COUNTY, OK -- An 83-year-old Pontotoc County woman was arrested Monday accused of selling dope out of her home. Sheriff john christian says.. "Patsy Marlene Maxwell" was arrested in Stonewall after a month long investigation. Authorities say they found 4 pounds of marmarijuana packagedd ready for distribution inside her home. She faces 2 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 2,000 feet of a school. She was released Monday after posting a $50,000 ... More>>

Whitesboro moves forward with plans to build $1 million equine arena Video included

WHITESBORO, TX -- Tuesday night Whitesboro City Council voted to move forward with building a $1 million arena. City officials met again Wednesday morning to reach out to local land owners and begin seeking legal and financial counsel. Carla Peacock is going into her fourth year serving as president of the Dal-Worth Appaloosa Horse Club, but she's only been in the Texoma area for nine years. "Up in the north east, you have a limited window when you can show,” said Peacock. “So we showed pret... More>>

Nipp Pleads Not Guilty In Carter County Court

ARDMORE, OK -- A man accused of leading authorities on two separate high speed chases through two southern Oklahoma counties was back in court today. James Conn Nipp pleaded not guilty to the charge of endangering others while eluding police.The charge stems from a chase in Carter County that happened on January 22.Nipp is also accused of running from authorities in Love County last July.Police believe 17-year old Molly Miller and 21-year old Colt Haynes were in the car with Nipp that night.T... More>>

Latest Wreck On Sharp Curve Near Davis Shuts Down I-35 Video included

MURRAY COUNTY, OK -- An overturned semi shut down the part of Interstate 35 after troopers say the driver was going too fast around a curve.Troopers say if drivers don't start slowing down, accidents like this will continue to happen. Truck driver Jerry Harris is just glad nobody else was hurt. "It could of been a heck of a lot worse," said Harris.The truck driver lost control along an on ramp curve near Davis, Oklahoma to merge onto I-35 southbound when troopers say he was going to fast. OHP... More>>

Semi driver dies in wreck on US 75 in Sherman Video included

SHERMAN -- One man died in a wreck on Highway 75 in Sherman overnight. The driver of the semi has been identified as Kenneth Carter, 63, of Georgia. According to Sherman police, around midnight, the driver lost control of the semi and slammed into one of the pillars under Loy Lake Bridge. TxDOT is doing construction on the bridge. Police say Carter was pinned inside the cab of the truck for at least half an hour. He was pronounced dead at the scene.The truck was carrying produce and most of ... More>>

Fourth person dies following wreck in Choctaw County

CHOCTAW COUNTY -- A fourth person has died as a result of a car crash in Choctaw County over the weekend. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Crystal Sutterfield died Monday in the hospital. The crash happened Sunday night when troopers say Rodney Sutterfield ran a stop sign and pulled out in front of another car. Troopers say Sutterfield, J.W. Fleeks and Mildred Mitchell died at the scene. More>>

Earth Day Celebration Scheduled For Saturday In Sherman

SHERMAN, TX -- Texomans looking for a way to get in to the spirit of Earth Day will get their chance this coming Saturday. An Earth Day festival is being held on the Sherman municipal grounds from 8:30 in the morning to 5:00 in the afternoon. There will be live music, food, and recycling trucks to help you get rid of your unwanted clutter. "And we are growing every year, this year we have a record number of vendors, and a really wide variety of vendors, we have more people approaching us... More>>

Locals celebrate Earth Day by living more green Video included

DENISON, TX -- "I recycle,” said Vincent Shores, Denison resident. “Pretty much anything I have in the house that's recyclable, I recycle it.” Recycling hasn't always been an option for people who live in Denison, but last year the city started a new program that offers curbside pick-up. "I just need about two or three more bins actually,” said Shores. “I have to borrow my neighbor's." "I love it,” said Tammy Ford of Denison, “I would have never done it if it wasn't right at my curb side, I... More>>

Oklahoma Sheriffs Meet At Capitol To Discuss ODOC Plan Video included

ARDMORE, OK -- The new director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections wants to remove all state prisoners from county facilities. That has some sheriffs worried about their finances. $27 a day may not seem like much but for some Oklahoma county jails, it's a matter of staying open or closing down"I think there was a pretty good showing, that it's a big concern of ours," said Carter County Sheriff Milton Anthony.Sheriff Anthony and dozens of others from across the state met with legislator... More>>

Distracted driving blamed for wreck that stopped traffic on Roosevelt Bridge Video included

MARSHALL COUNTY -- Distracted driving is being blamed for a wreck that shut down traffic on the Roosevelt Memorial Bridge on Tuesday. Sunny skies and Spring-like temperatures made for a beautiful day for boaters on Lake Texoma but above the water, the ride for drivers wasn't nearly as smooth. Vehicles sat bumper to bumper on both ends of the Roosevelt Memorial Bridge after a wreck reduced traffic to one lane for hours. "I was just coming to a slow roll, almost a stop," driver Randy Norr... More>>

Standardized testing resumes in Oklahoma schools

BRYAN COUNTY -- Tuesday, standardized testing resumed at schools in Oklahoma. Monday, 8,100 students statewide kept getting kicked out of the computer program and some said they couldn't log in at all.The state eventually stopped all online testing. It's the second straight year a software glitch has disrupted the exam. The test provider, CTB/McGraw Hill issued a statement Monday evening apologizing for the disruption and saying that a "network service interruption" affected some schools and... More>>

Misspelled road sign in Denison taken down

DENISON -- A road sign misspelling the name of our nation's 34th president has been taken down. TxDOT workers removed the sign at US Highway 75 and Morton Street this morning. For years, it has directed drivers to the Eisenhower birthplace. Problem is, the word Eisenhower was spelled without the letter "n." We told you about the sign Friday after a viewer noticed the mistake. TxDOT says it's ordering the new sign today which should be installed within the next couple weeks. More>>

Benefit For Kingston 1st Grader With Rare Disorder Could Bring New Research Video included

Warning: Cute Video Alert!  At only 7 years old, a first grader in Kingston named Jaden Clutter has grabbed the hearts of her community. She's gone through more than most people can imagine. Diagnosed with a rare disorder called Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia, along with a tethered cord syndrome, she's undergone multiple surgeries. Jaden has even had 6 inches of her spinal column removed to allow more movement. More>>

Christopher King Endowed Scholarship Drive Party Video included

Christopher King of Sherman, Texas lost his life in a motorcycle accident in November of 2013 when he and his wife Donna were with friends on the way back from a ride in East Texas. Now, friends of Chris and his wife Donna are making sure his memory lives on through an endowed scholarship for nursing students at Grayson College. More>>

Madill Schools Lockdown As Police Search For Nearby Suspects Video included

MADILL, OK -- It was a scary school day for students in Madill. A search for three suspects led school administrators to lock down the campus for most of the day. Police where stationed across the campus of Madill Public Schools as administrators kept a watchful eye during the lockdown. "It's just a precautionary measure on our part to be safe," said Jon Tuck, superintendent of Madill schools. "We're going to go ahead and lock down and take care of our kids." It all started around 10 Mon... More>>

Denison City Council approves adding micro-breweries downtown Video included

DENISON, TX -- With a 4 to 2 vote, Denison City Council authorized a trending type of business that's been brewing across the country. "What we're trying to do is roll the red carpet out for micro-breweries, micro-distilleries and brew pubs,” said City Manager Robert Hanna “Let them know they're welcome in Denison.” Monday night the council approved changes to the city's zoning laws that will allow micro-brew pubs. Hanna says the new business endeavor is only a small step in a larger plan. "... More>>

FEMA denies claim for December ice storm damage again

GRAYSON COUNTY -- The state of Texas will have to pay for damage from December's ice storm out of pocket. Counties found out this weekend that FEMA has denied the state's appeal on earlier claims for disaster relief. Fifteen counties in Texas filed claims, including Cooke, Grayson, Fannin and Lamar. FEMA originally denied the claim earlier this year. "I'm disappointed. We had significant damages and response costs. I'm also very sad for some of our neighboring counties, Fannin County, Lamar... More>>

Chief of Choctaw Nation announces retirement

DURANT -- Monday, the Chief of the Choctaw Nation announced he is retiring.According to an email from the Nation's public relations office, Choctaw Chief Gregory Pyle will be formally announcing his retirement during a festive celebration April 24 in honor of his 65th birthday. Pyle’s career with the Choctaw Nation began on a tribal ranching board in the 1970s. He served 13 years as assistant chief and 17 years as chief. The Choctaw Nation has consistently progressed since Pyle took office ... More>>

Software glitch stops standardized testing in Oklahoma schools Video included

OKLAHOMA -- For the second year in a row, students taking a standardized test in Oklahoma had to stop because of a software glitch. While logging on to take a standardized test online Monday, thousands of students, including many in Ardmore, say they could never make it past the sign-in screen. "It would never even let me in," Ardmore High School student Tanner Mathew said. "It would say access denied." Students at Colbert Public Schools experienced a similar roadblock. Sixth through eigh... More>>

2nd Annual St. William Catholic Church Calf Fry Family Day Fundraiser Video included

Come all and come hungry to the second annual St. William Catholic Church Calf Fry Family Day Fundraiser on Sunday April 27, 2014 starting at 12 noon! The food will be great, the music will be live, the kids will have plenty of entertainment and there will be plenty of live and silent auction items as well. More>>

Car crashes into Autozone in Sherman Video included

SHERMAN, TX -- The Autozone on Texoma Parkway may need a new wall after an early morning accident on Sunday. Sherman police say a car carrying two passengers from Oklahoma crashed into the auto store after hitting a telephone pole. More>>

Local man dead after stock car crash in Ada Video included

ADA, OK -- A local man is dead after a stock car crash in Ada Saturday night. Troopers say around 11 p.m. they responded to a call from the Oklahoma Sports Track, 10 miles northwest of Ada. More>>

3 killed, 1 hurt in southern Oklahoma car crash

GRANT, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say three people were killed and another was injured in a two-car crash in southern Oklahoma near the Texas border. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the crash occurred Sunday night in Choctaw County. More>>

Fugitive Behind Bars After Possible Drive-By Shooting Video included

ARDMORE, OK -- A federal fugitive is back behind bars Friday after police respond to a call of a possible call of a drive-by shooting in Ardmore. More>>

Human Remains Could be Linked to Missing Persons Case in Ada Video included

ADA, OK--Human remains were found in Pontotoc County Thursday, and it's possible they are linked to a missing persons case.  Skeletal remains of a man were found in a creek near Pickett Thursday morning. More>>

Tour For Life Makes Stop In Madill Video included

MADILL, OK -- Several Texoma animal shelters and rescue agencies got together in Madill Friday to help a few four-legged friends find loving homes. More>>

Holland Says He Will Reapply For Principal Position Video included

ARDMORE, OK -- Ardmore's out-going high school principal has decided that he will reapply for the job, according to his attorney. 
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Misspelled sign directs tourists to "Eisehower" birthplace Video included

DENISON -- What's in a name? In this case, not the letter "N." Not that you'd notice, even if the misspelling was staring you in the face. "I don't know if there's anything weird about it," Pottsboro More>>

Denison man sentenced to prison for sexual child abuse Video included

DENISON, TX --   A Denison man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual abuse of a child. Police say Cody Holt, 28 years old, sexually abused three children during a five year period. The victims More>>

Denison man sentenced to prison over death of girlfriend Video included

SHERMAN, TX -- Police say Eric Wayne Pendleton of Denison was driving when his girlfriend fell out of the sunroof of his car. Pendleton was sentenced to 45 years in prison Thursday for Driving While Intoxicated. More>>

Man arrested after car chase through Bryan and Atoka County Video included

CANEY, OK -- A high speed chase through Bryan and Atoka counties ended with an arrest Thursday night. Police say it started in Durant after officers responded to a report of domestic abuse. When officers More>>

Man's Remains Found In Pontotoc County

PONTOTOC COUNTY, OK -- Sheriff's deputies in Pontotoc County are trying to identify the body of a man found dead today. The Sheriff's Office says the remains were discovered about 4 miles west of Ada. More>>

Cabinet Making Contest Comes To Ardmore Video included

ARDMORE, OK -- While robots and other machines often lead the way in science and technology, some good old hands-on workmanship was the focus of a competition at the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center Thursday. More>>

Tom Bean teen charged with smoking synthetic marijuana

TOM BEAN -- A Tom Bean teen is facing charges after police say he came to school high on synthetic marijuana. The 17-year-old was arrested at Tom Bean High School earlier this week. Police say he brought More>>

ECU Students Face Lack of Affordable Housing Video included

ADA, OK--For full-time college students, finding affordable housing can be a challenge. Especially when there's not much to choose from. Students in one Texoma town are bringing that  issue to the table. More>>

Busy Ardmore Bridge Closed For Repairs Video included

ARDMORE, OK -- Construction on a busy bridge in Ardmore will have drivers looking for a new way to get around, and drivers are already wondering when things will be back to normal. More>>

Funding cuts means fewer services at Sherman homeless shelter Video included

SHERMAN -- Funding cuts means fewer services at a local homeless shelter that keeps teens off the streets. On any given day, the North Texas Youth Connection is putting a roof over the heads of about More>>

History In The Making Golf Tournament May 3, 2014 Video included

Here's your chance to win a new car with a hole-in-one! The Three Valley Museum is planning a History In The Making Golf Tournament May 3, 2014 at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Course on beautiful Lake Texoma.It's More>>

Spring Garden Party and Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 19, 2014 Video included

Grab the kids and grab the Easter basket for a spring garden party in Denison on Saturday April 19, 2014.Parkway Garden Center, located at 1231 South Armstrong in Denison is hosting a huge event, filled More>>

Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Gay Marriage Ban

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge has struck down Texas' ban on gay marriage, but is leaving it in place pending a ruling by an appeals court later this year. Judge Orlando Garcia issued a preliminary More>>

Arrest Made In Abduction Murder

SPRINGFIELD, MO -- A long-time school district employee has been arrested following the abduction and death of 10-year-old Hailey Owens. Owens was abducted two blocks from her home late Tuesday afternoon More>>

Meth Ring Dismantled

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SEMINOLE,OK -- Narcotics agents in Oklahoma ended a 3 year investigation into a possible meth distribution ring today With 20 arrests. O.B.N Spokesman Mark Woodward, said officers from several departments More>>

North Texas Woman Admits to Stealing Classified Military Documents

 

Thirty-nine-year-old Farida Yusufi pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges that include theft of government records.





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Oklahoma Flu Deaths

 

The health department says it's recorded 1,076 hospitalizations for influenza since flu season began last fall.





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Sink Hole Swallows 8 Corvettes

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 A sinkhole in Kentucky swallowed eight cars at the National Corvette Museum.

 
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Erin Hamlin Becomes First Ever American To Win Singles Luge

Erin Hamlin captured bronze Tuesday to become the first American to earn an Olympics medal in Singles Luge. In a sport heavily dominated by Germany, before Tuesday , team U.S.A. had never stepped on the More>>

Texoma School & Business Closings

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Updated School & Business Closings Across Texoma More>>

Honoring a Civil Rights Legend

Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy lives on Monday with special events across the nation, from parades to church tributes to youth-led service projects on the federal holiday to remember the civil rights More>>

Oklahoma Gets Road Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today congratulated the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The department was More>>

UPDATE: Marshall Co. triple murder suspect wants to withdraw plea

MARSHALL COUNTY, OK -- She was an athlete, played guitar and stood-out on stage. But Ashleigh Lindsey's life was cut short in July 2012 when police say her ex-boyfriend, Joshua Mahaffey, shot and killed More>>

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    Moyers superintendent exempts students from standardized test after tragedy

    MOYERS, OK -- The same standardized test that gave thousands of Oklahoma students problems earlier this week is now giving one Texoma community even more stress. this time, though, it has nothing to do with technical glitches. "I was shocked," Moyers resident Linda Kellett said. People in Moyers are still trying to figure it out. "That's ridiculous. It makes no sense," parent Beth Leinau said. How could two students whose parents died over the weekend ever be expected to focus on a standa...More >>
    MOYERS, OK -- The same standardized test that gave thousands of Oklahoma students problems earlier this week is now giving one Texoma community even more stress. this time, though, it has nothing to do with technical glitches. "I was shocked," Moyers resident Linda Kellett said. People in Moyers are still trying to figure it out. "That's ridiculous. It makes no sense," parent Beth Leinau said. How could two students whose parents died over the weekend ever be expected to focus on a standa...More >>
  • Search For Escaped Inmate Near Atoka County Prison

    Search For Escaped Inmate Near Atoka County Prison

    ATOKA COUNTY, OK -- Right now, authorities are looking for an inmate who escaped from a prison in Atoka County. Kenneth Beasley, 56, was previously convicted of kidnapping and escape in 1999.Sheriff's offices in Atoka and Pushmataha counties tell us this time he's been missing since around 5 p.m. from the Howard McLeod Correctional Facility.His record also includes convictions for robbery.. The prison is located about 10 miles north of Boswell.The prison told us to contact DOC headquarters in...More >>
    ATOKA COUNTY, OK -- Right now, authorities are looking for an inmate who escaped from a prison in Atoka County. Kenneth Beasley, 56, was previously convicted of kidnapping and escape in 1999.Sheriff's offices in Atoka and Pushmataha counties tell us this time he's been missing since around 5 p.m. from the Howard McLeod Correctional Facility.His record also includes convictions for robbery.. The prison is located about 10 miles north of Boswell.The prison told us to contact DOC headquarters in...More >>
  • 83-Year-Old Texoma Woman Arrested For Selling Pot

    83-Year-Old Texoma Woman Arrested For Selling Pot

    PONTOTOC COUNTY, OK -- An 83-year-old Pontotoc County woman was arrested Monday accused of selling dope out of her home. Sheriff john christian says.. "Patsy Marlene Maxwell" was arrested in Stonewall after a month long investigation. Authorities say they found 4 pounds of marmarijuana packagedd ready for distribution inside her home. She faces 2 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 2,000 feet of a school. She was released Monday after posting a $50,000 ...More >>
    PONTOTOC COUNTY, OK -- An 83-year-old Pontotoc County woman was arrested Monday accused of selling dope out of her home. Sheriff john christian says.. "Patsy Marlene Maxwell" was arrested in Stonewall after a month long investigation. Authorities say they found 4 pounds of marmarijuana packagedd ready for distribution inside her home. She faces 2 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 2,000 feet of a school. She was released Monday after posting a $50,000 ...More >>
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