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Jodi Nortman is grateful for the help that her community has offered to her and her family. (KTEN) Jodi Nortman is grateful for the help that her community has offered to her and her family. (KTEN)

Flight attendant offers boost to woman with rare illness Video included

Jodi Nortman, the wife of a Southmayd police officer, is getting help in her battle with a rare illness.

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Oklahoma lawmakers to consider Medicaid expansion proposal Video included

Bill sponsor Sen. Greg McCortney says Oklahoma would be able to obtain around $1.2 billion in federal dollars at a state cost of $141 million in the first year.

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Oklahoma panel clears bill for return to five-day school weeks

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A plan to force more Oklahoma school districts to return to five-day school weeks has cleared a Senate committee.

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New ordinance targets Denison pet owners Video included

Denison has established new spay and neuter requirements for pets. (KTEN) Denison has established new spay and neuter requirements for pets. (KTEN)

Denison is tightening its animal control ordinance with a requirement to spay or neuter pets.

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Livestock show is about giving for Lone Grove students Video included

Lone Grove FFA students hosted their annual Ring of Gold on February 19, 2019. (KTEN) Lone Grove FFA students hosted their annual Ring of Gold on February 19, 2019. (KTEN)

"People are willing to give because they've heard about the Ring of Gold, and they want to be a part of that," Lone Grove Superintendent Meri Jayne Miller said.

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Ask the Doctor: Weight loss surgery

Sometimes we need a little help to accomplish our goal of losing weight.

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The Innocent Man: Ada in national spotlight Video included

Debbie Sue Carter was murdered in 1982. (KTEN) Debbie Sue Carter was murdered in 1982. (KTEN)

A 1986 best-seller first put two Ada 1980s murder cases in the national spotlight. Now a Netflix series has refocused attention on the crimes and on Oklahoma's criminal justice system.

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Proposed online option for DUI offenders irks victims Video included

Police investigate a DUI accident in Oklahoma City. (KFOR) Police investigate a DUI accident in Oklahoma City. (KFOR)

Proposed legislation would end the requirement that drunk driving offenders hear face-to-face from the victims of DUI. 

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Oklahoma considers digitizing your driver license Video included

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. Scott Hampton said the concept has already been tested in more than a dozen states.

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Connecting the dots for special needs children Video included

The Connect the Dots Expo in Sherman helped parents of special needs children. (KTEN) The Connect the Dots Expo in Sherman helped parents of special needs children. (KTEN)

The expo in Sherman introduced more than 40 local service providers to the parents -- from medical and mental health services to support groups.

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Durant takes the lead in TV show contest

Durant Main Street sign. (KTEN) Durant Main Street sign. (KTEN)

Durant moved into first place Monday in a competition with six small U.S. cities vying to win a $500,000 Main Street makeover.

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Denison ISD bus burns while on test drive Video included

A Denison ISD school bus smolders after it caught on fire Monday, February 18, 2019. (KTEN) A Denison ISD school bus smolders after it caught on fire Monday, February 18, 2019. (KTEN)

There were no students aboard when the bus caught fire Monday afternoon at the intersection of US 75 and US 69.

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Ex-FBI official: 'Crime may have been committed' by Trump

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe (KTEN) Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe (KTEN)

Andrew McCabe said his agency had good reason to open a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was in league with Russia.

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Oklahoma bill to classify abortion as murder won't be heard

Protesters who favor SB13 rally at the Oklahoma Capitol on February 13, 2019. (KFOR) Protesters who favor SB13 rally at the Oklahoma Capitol on February 13, 2019. (KFOR)

A bill that would classify abortion as murder in Oklahoma law apparently will not be heard in the state Legislature.

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High school classmates die in Texoma crash

Brandon Earley (left) and Kolby Fletcher died in a crash on February 15, 2019. (Courtesy) Brandon Earley (left) and Kolby Fletcher died in a crash on February 15, 2019. (Courtesy)

Texas troopers said Brandon Earley and Kolby Fletcher were driving on State Highway 37 in Red River County when their pickup trucks collided on Friday afternoon.

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Southmayd fire claims home, family pet Video included

A Sunday morning fire in Southmayd destroys a family's mobile home and claims the life of one of their pets (KTEN) A Sunday morning fire in Southmayd destroys a family's mobile home and claims the life of one of their pets (KTEN)

"It was totally engulfed in flames by the time the first fire truck arrived," said neighbor Ben Wible.

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Men's rehab home gets remodel after fire

The Surrender House for Men gets a remodel after a fire in December (KTEN) The Surrender House for Men gets a remodel after a fire in December (KTEN)

DENISON, Texas -- A former resident of the Surrender House for Men shares why restoring the house is important after a fire left it unsafe to live in back in December.  

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Police investigate vehicle break-ins in Denison Video included

Two men in surveillance footage were seen checking for unlocked vehicles at the Woodcreek Apartments in Denison on February 12, 2019. (Denison PD) Two men in surveillance footage were seen checking for unlocked vehicles at the Woodcreek Apartments in Denison on February 12, 2019. (Denison PD)

Surveillance video provided by police shows two men methodically checking for unlocked doors around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Funding cuts threaten Texoma senior food program Video included

The Southern Oklahoma Nutrition Program feeds elderly residents across a 10-county area. (KTEN) The Southern Oklahoma Nutrition Program feeds elderly residents across a 10-county area. (KTEN)

"The funding has dwindled over the years," said Southern Oklahoma Nutrition Program director Pat Peay. "I haven't seen it this bad, truthfully." 

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Celebrate Presidents Day in Denison Video included

The Eisenhower Birthplace in Denison is hosting a special Presidents Day event.  (KTEN) The Eisenhower Birthplace in Denison is hosting a special Presidents Day event. (KTEN)

The Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site in Denison is hosting its third annual Celebrate with the Presidents event on Saturday.

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Volunteers pitch in to help Denison police Video included

"Well, it's kind of like family," said Susan McGough of the Denison Police Citizens Academy.

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New dining options ahead in Denison Video included

The site of the new Culver's restaurant in Denison. (KTEN) The site of the new Culver's restaurant in Denison. (KTEN)

Two new fast food restaurants will be opening in Denison in the months to come.

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Progress report: Ada's new community center Video included

Ada's new Irving Center is expected to open in Fall 2019. (KTEN) Ada's new Irving Center is expected to open in Fall 2019. (KTEN)

The city has plans to make the new Irving Community Center a place for seniors to meet and an events center.

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Shawnee man charged in hit-and-run death of son

Marland Tramble is charged with second-degree murder. (Pottawatomie County Jail) Marland Tramble is charged with second-degree murder. (Pottawatomie County Jail)

A 41-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the 2015 hit-and-run death of his 2-year-old son.

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Digital dating: Here's a happy ending Video included

It started with a transatlantic online relationship. Now Helen Lawrence and Kaleb George are a lot closer.

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Texoma craftsman shares his love of dulcimers Video included

Dulcimer maker Russell Cook and his wife share a hug. (KTEN) Dulcimer maker Russell Cook and his wife share a hug. (KTEN)

"There's such joy and passion and love from making music," said Russell Cook.

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Police: Denison child dies after being left in bathtub Video included

Denison police said a one-year-old boy died on February 14, 2019, after his father left him alone in a bathtub at the East Coast Apartments. (KTEN) Denison police said a one-year-old boy died on February 14, 2019, after his father left him alone in a bathtub at the East Coast Apartments. (KTEN)

A one-year-old boy's father told Denison police he stepped away from the tub to feed a dog. The infant was face-down in water when he returned.

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Love story: Texoma couple shares secrets of 50-year marriage Video included

Cheryl and Jim Penner recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. (KTEN) Cheryl and Jim Penner recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. (KTEN)

"Communication is the key and the commitment," Cheryl Penner said. "If you have a disagreement, you need to sit down and talk about it."

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Do-it-yourself tanker added to Madill's fire fleet Video included

The Madill Fire Department built its own tanker truck using a donated chassis. (KTEN) The Madill Fire Department built its own tanker truck using a donated chassis. (KTEN)

"It would cost you $100,000 to $150,000 to buy this truck new, and you know, we don't have near that much in it," Capt. Mike Idleman said.

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Madill hails World Marathon Challenge hero Video included

Madill's Dan Little crosses the finish line in Miami to complete the World Marathon Challenge on February 6, 2019. (Facebook/World Marathon Challenge) Madill's Dan Little crosses the finish line in Miami to complete the World Marathon Challenge on February 6, 2019. (Facebook/World Marathon Challenge)

Dan Little just finished seven marathons in seven days on all seven continents. He's 76 years old.

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Texas' election chief apologizes over flawed noncitizen list

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Texas' election chief is apologizing over releasing a botched list of 95,000 voters whose citizenship was called into question before being fully vetted. More>>

Texoma officials tout revenue from wind turbine project Video included

Wind turbines like these are planned for three southern Oklahoma counties. (Courtesy Apex Clean Energy) Wind turbines like these are planned for three southern Oklahoma counties. (Courtesy Apex Clean Energy)

Apex Clean Energy expects to install 125 of the 500-foot generators over the next two years as part of its Diamond Spring Wind project.

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Denison police seek man who impersonated officer Video included

Denison police released this sketch of a man who impersonated an officer on February 7, 2019. (Denison PD/KTEN) Denison police released this sketch of a man who impersonated an officer on February 7, 2019. (Denison PD/KTEN)

Police spokesman Mike Eppler said the suspect was driving a dark colored SUV, estimated to be a 2010 model.

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Permitless gun bill passes in Oklahoma House vote Video included

Oklahomans may soon be able to carry a gun without a permit, training or background checks. (KTEN) Oklahomans may soon be able to carry a gun without a permit, training or background checks. (KTEN)

Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt and Senate Republican Leader Greg Treat both say they support the concept.

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Van Alstyne youth minister sentenced on child sex charges Video included

Former Van Alstyne United Methodist Church youth director Timothy Urban was sentenced for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. (KTEN) Former Van Alstyne United Methodist Church youth director Timothy Urban was sentenced for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. (KTEN)

The Grayson County District Attorney's Office said Timothy Urban, 52, engaged in "multiple sexual encounters" with a 16-year-old girl in 2015.

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QT has plans for second Sherman location Video included

Grayson County's first QuikTrip opened in Sherman on October 18, 2018. (KTEN) Grayson County's first QuikTrip opened in Sherman on October 18, 2018. (KTEN)

QuikTrip is preparing to present plans to build a convenience store eight miles south of its current Sherman location.

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Texas children found in dog cage placed in foster care

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Four malnourished children are in foster care after authorities found two locked in a dog cage and two more smeared with feces in a North Texas barn. More>>

Florists scramble to create Valentine bouquets Video included

A Valentine's Day arrangement at County Florist in Sherman. (KTEN) A Valentine's Day arrangement at County Florist in Sherman. (KTEN)

Florists say the day before February 14 is always the busiest of the year.

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Drivers welcome completion of Kingston road project Video included

A 10-month project to resurface Enos Road near Kingston is now complete. (KTEN) A 10-month project to resurface Enos Road near Kingston is now complete. (KTEN)

The 10-month Enos Road project in Kingston just got its finishing touches. 

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Plans for Ardmore shopping center re-do Video included

An abandoned car dealership is part of the Commerce Plaza property in Ardmore. (KTEN) An abandoned car dealership is part of the Commerce Plaza property in Ardmore. (KTEN)

Staffers say Commerce Plaza on Commerce Street hasn't been updated in a number of years. 

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Enrollment soars at Southeastern Oklahoma State Video included

Southeastern Oklahoma State University was established in 1909. (KTEN) Southeastern Oklahoma State University was established in 1909. (KTEN)

Southeastern's spring 2019 enrollment is 4,196 students, which is a 12.7 percent bump from last spring.

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Texas sheriff: Malnourished kids found in dog cage Video included

Paige Harkings and Andrew Fabila were each booked on four counts of child endangerment. (KXAS/Wise County Sheriff) Paige Harkings and Andrew Fabila were each booked on four counts of child endangerment. (KXAS/Wise County Sheriff)

Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said this is the worst case of child abuse he has ever seen.

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Sherman moves to address weekend construction Video included

Sherman doesn't currently permit construction projects on weekend days. (KTEN) Sherman doesn't currently permit construction projects on weekend days. (KTEN)

Some workers have been on the job weekend mornings, which is technically against the rules in Sherman. 

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Texoma schools celebrate bond vote victories Video included

Plans for the new FFA center at Turner Public Schools. (Turner Public Schools) Plans for the new FFA center at Turner Public Schools. (Turner Public Schools)

Voters in three southern Oklahoma school districts endorsed bond issues in local voting on Tuesday. 

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A hard landing at Sherman airport Video included

The pilot of this small plane landed safely without landing gear at Sherman Municipal Airport on February 12, 2019. (KTEN) The pilot of this small plane landed safely without landing gear at Sherman Municipal Airport on February 12, 2019. (KTEN)

A single-engine plane skidded to a stop after touching down at Sherman Municipal Airport without the use of its landing gear on Tuesday.

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Durant makes final cut in reality show contest Video included

Small Business Revolution co-hosts Ty Pennington and Amanda Brinkman reveal Durant as one of six finalists on February 12, 2019. (Facebook) Small Business Revolution co-hosts Ty Pennington and Amanda Brinkman reveal Durant as one of six finalists on February 12, 2019. (Facebook)

Durant is a finalist for a $500,000 redevelopment grant awarded by the Small Business Revolution TV show.

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Old Durant ice warehouse could have bright new future Video included

The owner of this old ice warehouse in Durant has big plans for the historic space. (KTEN) The owner of this old ice warehouse in Durant has big plans for the historic space. (KTEN)

"They just don't build them like this anymore," owner Joseph Al-Khateib said.

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Homicide suspected after man's body found in Ada Video included

The body of Jerry Taylor was found at this residence in Ada on February 11, 2019. (KTEN) The body of Jerry Taylor was found at this residence in Ada on February 11, 2019. (KTEN)

A call from a concerned relative led Pontotoc County deputies to Jerry Taylor's body on Monday evening.

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Know someone with the flu? Here's why Video included

According to the Walgreens Flu Index, the Dallas-Fort Worth area -- which includes Cooke, Fannin and Lamar counties -- is the second-highest for flu cases in the country.

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Denison's heritage: Yellow Jacket boats Video included

Dennis Cheatham's father helped make Yellow Jacket boats in Denison. (KTEN) Dennis Cheatham's father helped make Yellow Jacket boats in Denison. (KTEN)

"My dad worked at the Yellow Jacket plant, so I was drawn to Yellow Jacket boats because of that," said Dennis Cheatham.

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Oklahoma voters head to polls for municipal elections

Oklahoma voters around the state are heading to the polls for municipal elections.

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Durant embraces medical marijuana boom Video included

Medical marijuana at a Durant dispensary. (KTEN) Medical marijuana at a Durant dispensary. (KTEN)

There are already seven active dispensaries in the city, and their sales are starting to have an impact on tax revenue.

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New career planning program for Oklahoma students Video included

State Superintendent of Education Joy Hofmeister addresses a seminar in Sulphur on February 11, 2019. (KTEN) State Superintendent of Education Joy Hofmeister addresses a seminar in Sulphur on February 11, 2019. (KTEN)

Oklahoma's top education official was in Murray County on Monday to discuss the Individual Career Academic Plan.

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