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Sheriff discusses DOC inmate pull

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is in the process of pulling its inmates out of county jails, and Bryan County Sheriff Ken Golden said he is not yet sure if this is good or bad for area jails.While Golden said he isn’t getting excited over the effect on Bryan County Jail just yet, he does worry about some of the surrounding counties.“I know a lot of smaller county jails, smaller than us, like Pushmataha County and some of those, are gonna be struggling...

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Okla. House Democrats call for education funding

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma educators stood with state House Democrats on Wednesday and renewed their call for a school funding hike, keeping the spotlight on an issue that brought thousands of demonstrators to the Capitol building two weeks ago.House Democratic Leader Scott Inman, of Oklahoma City, said educators and those they serve are frustrated by the lack of progress in restoring what he says has been $200 million in cuts to school budgets in recent ye...

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Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state’s voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?The Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard similar issues in a Utah case last week, giving Oklahoma lawyers a preview ...

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Man pleads no contest to possession of child pornography

A Durant man who was scheduled for a trial by judge on a charge of possession of child pornography has pleaded no contest.Shannon Lynn Hutcherson, 23, who was charged in May 2013 with aggravated possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, entered a blind plea. That means no plea bargain was offered and the court will determine the sentence.The distribution of child pornography charge was dropped due to the plea.Hutcherson was arreste...

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Land judging contest held

The annual land judging contest for FFA and 4-H students in Bryan County was held March 26.Area students judged the soil from four different sites at the land judging contest. Some of the characteristics judged were texture, depth, slope, erosion, permeability and surface runoff as well as recommending land treatments.The contest was sponsored by the Bryan Conservation District. Forty four FFA students from Bryan County participated in the contest.

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Police investigate shooting in Durant

Durant Police responded to a shooting at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.Terry McMichael was flown to a Plano, Texas, hospital where he is being treated for gunshot wounds that do not appear to be life threatening, according to Durant Police.Police received a call that several men were arguing outside a residence located at 601 S. 14th Ave., and the witness said one man had a gun and that gunfire was heard.When police arrived, a vehicle was leaving ...

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Charge dismissed against man accused of sexually assaulting a child

The Bryan County District Attorney’s Office dropped a charged against a man who had been accused of sexually assaulting a child.Cody Dean Green, 35, Calera, was charged in February 2013 with child sexual abuse and the charge was recently dismissed.

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