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  • End of an Era

    Television Legend: KTEN's Harold Walker

    Television Legend: KTEN's Harold Walker

    Tuesday, May 12 2009 8:00 PM EDT2009-05-13 01:00:22 GMT
    As the final date for the transition to digital nears, we here at KTEN are looking back on our past. Since the very beginning, over 50 years ago, one man has kept us on the air. KTEN's Jocelyn Lockwood introduces Texoma to our own Harold Walker.More >>
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    Local Government Budgets & Salaries: Who's Making What

    Local Government Budgets & Salaries: Who's Making What

    Tuesday, May 5 2009 6:16 PM EDT2009-05-05 23:16:58 GMT
    We're busting open the budget with a KTEN News Special Assignment Report on how your tax dollars pay your county workers, specifically your elected officials. KTEN's Lisanne Anderson reports. More >>
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    Driving on Danger

    Driving on Danger

    Tuesday, April 28 2009 7:09 PM EDT2009-04-29 00:09:55 GMT
    Now, a KTEN News Special Assignment Report, "Driving on Danger." What's between you and the road is the most important thing in keeping you safe: your tires. But what you may not know could put you at risk. KTEN's Jocelyn Lockwood explains.More >>
  • Looking Out for Texoma

    Tax Tips In Time for Filing Deadline

    Tax Tips In Time for Filing Deadline

    Tuesday, March 31 2009 6:32 PM EDT2009-03-31 23:32:01 GMT
    Believe it or not, it's that time of year again: Tax Time. If your one of the millions making common mistakes or missing out on easy deductions, taxes can be taxing. KTEN's Jocelyn Lockwood looked into ways to ease the burden. She has expert tips on how file hassle free and maximize your return.More >>
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    Teens & Texting

    Teens & Texting

    Tuesday, March 24 2009 6:34 PM EDT2009-03-24 22:34:49 GMT
    Parents, pay attention. A KTEN News Special Assignment Report for you: It's about your kids and technology: their cell phones and what you may or may not know that's going on. KTEN's Lisanne Anderson reports.More >>
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    Trusted Care Update: King's Daughters and Sons Nursing Home

    Trusted Care Update: King's Daughters and Sons Nursing Home

    Tuesday, March 17 2009 6:11 PM EDT2009-03-17 22:11:31 GMT
    It's a story we've been following for more than a year: care concerns inside a Durant nursing home. Now, the state is watching even more closely. KTEN's Jocelyn Lockwood reports.More >>
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    Making Money

    Making Money

    Tuesday, March 10 2009 7:43 PM EDT2009-03-10 23:43:06 GMT
    Groceries, bills, mortgages... It all adds up. And in a struggling economy, every penny counts. So it's no wonder, people are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to creative ways to make cash. In a KTEN Special Assignment Report, we show you ways to make money that you may not have thought about. More >>
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    Family Fights DHS for Custody of Their Child

    Family Fights DHS for Custody of Their Child

    Tuesday, November 25 2008 7:26 PM EST2008-11-26 00:26:08 GMT
    A Texas family that moved to Durant is torn apart after they say child-welfare officials overstepped their boundaries. They say the Oklahoma Department of Human Services unlawfully removed their 18-month-old daughter from their home because her father is a known sex offender. KTEN's Vanessa Bolano met with the couple.More >>
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    Predator Concerns About Google "Street View" Mapping

    Predator Concerns About Google "Street View" Mapping

    Monday, November 24 2008 5:51 PM EST2008-11-24 22:51:14 GMT
    Sex predators have been known to use Facebook and MySpace to find their victims. But now, an activist group warns there's another tool, specifically Google maps. They claim there is a feature on Google maps that makes it easier for sex predators to target their prey. As KTEN's Randy Garsee discovered not only can this feature freeze people, even children, in time, it will also make its way to Texoma soon.More >>
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    Clean Those Carts!

    Clean Those Carts!

    Wednesday, November 19 2008 10:08 AM EST2008-11-19 15:08:37 GMT
    It's the weekly task: all of us have to do get groceries. So, you grab your cart and fill it with food. But what could be lurking on it may surprise you. KTEN's Jocelyn Lockwood reports.More >>
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    Secrets of the Heroine

    Secrets of the Heroine

    Monday, November 10 2008 8:16 PM EST2008-11-11 01:16:14 GMT
    A few years ago, what looked like a pile of wood surfaced in the Red River near Fort Towson but was more than a pile of wood... a lot more. KTEN's Randy Garsee traveled to the remote location to see what attraction historians and archaeologists alike. More >>
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    Grayson Co.'s Unfair Appraisals?

    Grayson Co.'s Unfair Appraisals?

    Friday, October 31 2008 7:25 PM EDT2008-10-31 23:25:51 GMT
    For property owners taxes can be tough, but land, possibly worth more than yours, could be pulling in less in taxes in Grayson County.  KTEN has received complaints.  KTEN's Jocelyn Lockwood investigates.More >>
  • Staycations: Fair Park in Dallas

    Staycations: Fair Park in Dallas

    Monday, August 4 2008 4:49 PM EDT2008-08-04 21:49:13 GMT
    Staycations: Fair Park in Dallas by Randy Garsee We recently profiled the Children's Museum of Dallas, but it's only one attraction in the middle of a park filled with museums, exhibits, gardensMore >>
  • Staycations: A Place for Kids

    Staycations: A Place for Kids

    July 16, 2008 11:08 PM CDT 2008-08-04 21:48:34 GMT

    Staycations: A Place for Kids

         It may be summer, but that's no reason for your children to stop learning.  You just have to be more subtle about it.  That's what happens at the Children's Museum of Dallas.  Come Play!More >>

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    Staycations: The Dallas Zoo

    Staycations: The Dallas Zoo

    July 9, 2008 04:41 PM CDT 2008-08-04 21:48:00 GMT
    Staycations: The Dallas Zoo.  You can visit the Dallas Zoo website at www.dallaszoo.com for more information. So how far away is the Dallas Zoo from you? Here's a mileage menu.More >>
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    How to Get Help: Angel Food Ministries and The Salvation Army

    How to Get Help: Angel Food Ministries and The Salvation Army

    July 28, 2008 11:46 PM CDT 2008-07-29 21:31:07 GMT
    Pinching pennies in this slumping economy can cost families more than they save. For those struggling to get by, basic needs are often sacrificed; but, in a community committed to lending a hand, there are ways to get help.  KTEN's Jocelyn Lockwood Reports.More >>
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    Saving Energy at Home

    Saving Energy at Home

    July 22, 2008 10:35 PM CDT 2008-07-23 20:38:29 GMT
    Gas and food prices are still high, forcing many of us to stretch our dollar and find ways to save a few bucks. Just look around your own home, and there are ways to cut down on your bills, especially during the dog days of summer. KTEN's Alyssa Moreno reports.More >>
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    HealthWatch: Durant Girl Born with Brain Exposed, Tells Her Own Story

    HealthWatch: Durant Girl Born with Brain Exposed, Tells Her Own Story

    July 16, 2008 10:29 PM CDT 2008-07-17 04:55:38 GMT
    It's a condition that every year will affect one thousand new born babies. Cutis aplasia; it's a lethal birth defect, with the child missing parts of the skull and scalp. Given only 10 days to live, how would you spend that short time with your little one? KTEN's Whitney Allen has the story of an area family that had to face this terrifying reality with their small daughter. More >>
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    An In-Depth Look at Development on Lake Texoma

    An In-Depth Look at Development on Lake Texoma

    July 14, 2008 11:17 PM CDT 2008-07-16 22:48:33 GMT
    Public officials are supposed to act in the best interest of the public, But what role does money play in the political process? Whether you like it or not, money is a part of politics. And, as you'll see, it's no different on a local front -- especially when it comes to big changes -- like development out at Lake Texoma. KTEN's Jhen Kordela has a special report. More >>
  • Are You Ready for the Digital Conversion?

    Are You Ready for the Digital Conversion?

    May 26, 2008 11:25 PM CDT2008-06-27 19:56:32 GMT
    It's one of the biggest changes in television since broadcast signals started transmitting through the air nearly 75 years ago. Next year, all television broadcasts go digital. That means, you may have to make some changes, in order to keep watching. KTEN's Jocelyn Lockwood breaks down the digital conversion.More >>
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    A New Chapter for Denison Library?

    A New Chapter for Denison Library?

    May 20, 2008 10:42 PM CDT 2008-05-21 14:23:02 GMT
    In this era of technology is a library still important to a community?  It's a question the Denison City Council may put before voters in November.  Randy Garsee talks to the man behind the proposed Denison Library and Technology Center.More >>
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    Could You Be Living in a Former Meth Home?

    Could You Be Living in a Former Meth Home?

    May 13, 2008 12:16 AM CDT 2008-05-13 14:32:58 GMT
    The DEA calls methamphetamine the most dangerous drug in America because of the overwhelming effects it has on users, the enviornment and the innocent children and adults exposed to it. KTEN's Katy Blakey investigated.More >>
  • Expert Witness Testimony: The Fallout

    Expert Witness Testimony: The Fallout

    May 6, 2008 10:43 PM CDT 2008-05-07 14:32:12 GMT
    This is a follow-up to the KTEN exclusive report regarding expert witness testimony. There are new developments, including the imminent lawsuit against a local hospital.More >>
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    How to Survive a Dog Attack

    How to Survive a Dog Attack

    Tuesday, May 6 2008 9:53 AM EDT2008-05-06 14:53:49 GMT
    Dog bites: A thousand people every day seek medical attention as a result of an attack in the united states. And from pit bulls to poodles, dog bites and dog attacks can be pretty scary. Not only can they be scary but victims can suffer life-long, even life threatening injuries. KTEN's Scott sager has our report about dog attacks, and what to do if you find yourself being attacked.More >>
  • KTEN HealthWatch Investigation

    Breast Reduction Surgery

    Breast Reduction Surgery

    Wednesday, April 30 2008 6:26 PM EDT2008-04-30 23:26:33 GMT
    We continue our HealthWatch series of cosmetic surgery tonight with a look at breast reduction surgery.  KTEN's Deeda Payton reports on the cosmetic procedure that is not just cosmetic. More >>
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    Breast Augmentation

    HealthWatch: Breast Augmentation

    April 28, 2008 10:45 PM CDT 2008-04-29 14:21:46 GMT
    Breast augmentation remains at the top of the list for cosmetic surgery procedures.  That's according to the american society of plastic surgeons or ASPS. But, with the approval rating at an all-time high, are the risks involved often overlooked? KTEN's Deeda Payton investigates.More >>
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    Expert Witness Update

    Expert Witness Update

    Feb 28, 2008 05:37 PM CST 2008-02-29 17:43:14 GMT
    An update on a story KTEN's Randy Garsee broke Thursday: As we reported, a sexual abuse expert is accused of lying on the stand. Carolyn Ridling testified she was certified by the Attorney General of Texas, but has not been certified for the past three and a half years. Meanwhile, Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown sent an e-mail to KTEN Friday morning. He took exception to our report. More >>
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    Sex Crimes Expert Lied On The Stand?

    Sex Crimes Expert Lied On The Stand?

    Feb 27, 2008 11:50 PM CST 2008-02-28 14:21:04 GMT
    An expert witness, who has testified in hundreds of sexual assault cases in courtrooms across the area, is now banned by two local district attorneys from testifying in new cases. This all happened because a local defense attorney discovered she lied -- under oath. KTEN's Randy Garsee investigates.More >>
  • Trusted Care: State Health Officials React to Allegations at a Durant Nursing Home

    Trusted Care: State Health Officials React to Allegations at Durant Nursing Home

    Tuesday, February 19 2008 12:00 AM EST2008-02-19 05:00:39 GMT
    In November, allegations of drug use and theft surfaced at Kings Daughters and Sons Nursing Home in Durant.  Since that time, we've been investigating claims made by a source who we agreed to keep confidential.     Now, the investigating could be up to state health officials.  KTEN's Jocelyn Lockwood Reports. More >>
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    Trusted Care: Allegations of Drug Use Inside a Durant Nursing Home

    Trusted Care: Drug Use Allegations Inside a Durant Nursing Home

    Feb 11, 2008 11:13 PM CST 2008-02-12 14:17:21 GMT
    Serious allegations surface within a Durant nursing home.  Now, one man finds himself facing criminal charges.  All the information was given to us through a source who we agreed to keep confidential.  In fact, our source is a former employee at the Durant facility, but not every allegation can be confirmed or denied without a state investigation. KTEN's Jocelyn Lockwood Reports.More >>

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