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Oklahoma sheriffs upset about loss of prisoners

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Sheriffs from across the state gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday to voice concern about the increasing number of state prisoners who are being removed from county jails and processed into the state prison system of public and private jails.The state’s new prison director, Robert Patton, announced earlier this month that he was working to alleviate the county jail backup, which had swelled to more than 1,900 inmates.Many o...

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Tuesday readings:Durant -High: 79 Low: 57Rainfall - Precipitation 0.00- Month: 2.65- Year: 6.12Lake Levels:Current: 608.78Normal: 615.00Temp: 54

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SE Homecoming scheduled for October 24-25

DURANT – All alumni and friends of Southeastern Oklahoma State University are invited to celebrate Homecoming on Oct. 24-25, 2014.That means the entire weekend, October 24-25, will be filled with activities for Southeastern alumni, students, faculty and fans.The weekend will start off with the 28th-annual Whang Bang Golf Tournament. Alums will have the opportunity to reconnect with former classmates and professors at reunions of academic departments and student gro...

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Severe weather forecast in the next few days

Possible severe weather is forecast later this week and Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management urges residents to be prepared. EM Director James Dalton said his office has spoken with Rick Smith, warning coordination meteorologist at the NWS office in Norman.

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Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s oil patch is booming, its capital city is thriving and the unemployment rate is falling through the floor, testifying to the state’s roaring recovery from the recession.But even though revenue is pouring into the state treasury, the legislature is wrestling with a self-inflicted budget crisis that could prompt cuts to education, public safety and health care.The problem is that lawmakers over the last deca...

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Glitches prompt suspension of Oklahoma tests again

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s public schools superintendent suspended online testing across the state on Monday after middle and high school students systemwide experienced disruptions during high-stakes standardized tests for the second consecutive year.Superintendent Janet Barresi directed testing vendor CTB/McGraw-Hill to suspend testing after about 8,100 Oklahoma students experienced problems such as computers moving very slowly or freezing altoget...

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County Commissioners hold meeting

Bryan County Commissioners met Monday to discuss financial issues for the county jail, sheriff’s office and courthouse.Commissioners approved the sheriff’s office to advertise for bids for two newer police vehicles. The offer being considered currently is from the Missouri Highway Patrol.The offer includes two 2013 or newer Chevrolet Tahoes at approximately $19,000 each.Bids were opened for the camera system that will replace the cameras in the cou...

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SE Homecoming scheduled for October 24-25

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Library luncheon to be held Thursday

Piloting a jet over magnificent mountain ranges and...

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