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2018 in review: Top Texoma stories on KTEN.com

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Emergency vehicles on the Roosevelt Bridge after a crash on June 21, 2018. (Courtesy Ryan Champman) Emergency vehicles on the Roosevelt Bridge after a crash on June 21, 2018. (Courtesy Ryan Champman)

The KTEN news team covered thousands of stories across Texoma in 2018, generating 5.7 million page views on KTEN.com.

These are the 10 stories that were most viewed online during 2018:


[#1] Lake Texoma bridge closed after fatal crash (6/21/18)

  • Two drivers died when a car collided with a truck on the Roosevelt Memorial Bridge and the truck then plunged into Lake Texoma. U.S. 70 was closed for several days while the wreckage was cleared and the truck was lifted from the water.

[#2] Whitewright student loses battle with flu (1/3/18)

  • Whitewright High School sophomore Larry Donaldson lost his battle with the flu just eight days from what would have been his 16th birthday.

[#3] Body found in frozen pond near Ada (1/2/18)

  • Colton Pennington, 20, disappeared after attending a New Year's party in Pontotoc County. 

[#4] Lone Grove boy unearths backyard treasure trove (5/23/18)

  •  A seven-year-old Lone Grove boy and his grandfather had the surprise of a lifetime this week, when their new metal detector led them to thousands of dollars in treasures.

[#5] 160 workers seized in immigration raid near Paris (8/28/18)

  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided a trailer manufacturing company in Sumner, Texas. ICE said 160 workers at the Load Trail facility were taken into custody on immigration violations. 

[#6] Officials identify teens who died in Tishomingo creek (10/9/18)

  • The teens went for a swim in swollen Pennington Creek and disappeared. It took search teams several days to recover their bodies.

[#7] Leonard High School students make 'kill list' (10/4/18)

  • Two Leonard High School students were suspended from school after allegedly making terroristic threats to students and faculty members.

[#8] McKinney student dead after self-inflicted shooting (6/1/18)

  • A student at McKinney North High School died Friday morning after shooting him or herself. The McKinney Independent School District said the school was immediately placed on lockdown.

[#9] Blake Shelton's mom: Her book is now a movie (11/21/18)

  • We all know Blake Shelton as a country music super star. But this story is about Blake's momma, Dorothy Shackleford. And you'll see where Blake's talent comes from.

[#10] Father, daughter killed in Calera collision (4/10/18)

  • Calera police said a child died after being seriously injured in crash that also killed her father.

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