Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Fri, 6 Mar 2015 15:40:44 EST 1800 Lady Storm rolls over Bulldogs, 101-92 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152214421/Lady-Storm-rolls-over-Bulldogs-101-92 BARTLESVILLE — Emily Williams and Rachel Wallace combined for 53 points and Southeastern topped Southwestern Oklahoma State 101-92 in the first round of the Great American Conference Tournament on Thursday afternoon in Bartlesville. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:31:41 EST Area starts today http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152196095/Area-starts-today The Class 2A Area Tournament, originally scheduled to kick off Thursday, will get underway today for Bryan County Conference teams.All must win to stay in the fight for a ticket to the State Tournament next week. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:26:43 EST Special enrollment period announced for health insurance http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152159700/Special-enrollment-period-announced-for-health-insurance If you're in the process of filing your 2014 taxes and learn you're going to be penalized for not having health insurance in 2014, you may qualify for a special enrollment period to obtain coverage for 2015. From March 15 until April 30,... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:56:41 EST Capitol to be repaired http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152215291/Capitol-to-be-repaired OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Construction to overhaul the interior of the Oklahoma Capitol would start in about a year and take up to five years to complete based on a phased approach that would focus on one or two floors at a time, construction... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:26:43 EST Man charged with molestation http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152183459/Man-charged-with-molestation A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Durant man charged with lewd molestation who authorities say may have fled to Mexico. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:56:43 EST Bryan County All-Stars selected http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152167035/Bryan-County-All-Stars-selected Bryan County's annual list of basketball standouts recently was released. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:01:41 EST Southeastern tennis downs rival ECU, 5-4 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152192027/Southeastern-tennis-downs-rival-ECU-5-4 Southeastern men tennis team bounced back from a 2-1 loss in doubles play to rally for a hard-fought 5-4 win over rival East Central on Tuesday in Ada, Okla. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:56:41 EST SE softball here Saturday, Sunday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152191969/SE-softball-here-Saturday-Sunday Remember way back when we kept a team's record by W-L-T (won-lost-tie)?Okay, forget it. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:31:41 EST Prisons chief: Crowding puts staff safety at risk http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152193762/Prisons-chief:-Crowding-puts-staff-safety-at-risk OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Staff shortages and inmate overcrowding are jeopardizing the safety of Oklahoma prison workers, many of whom are leaving their jobs because of employee burnout, the head of the state's prison system told a legislative... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:16:45 EST Snow blankets Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152194203/Snow-blankets-Durant Durant was covered in snow overnight Wednesday causing some traffic difficulties in Durant. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:16:43 EST Crown and sash stolen in car burglary http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152178192/Crown-and-sash-stolen-in-car-burglary The owner of a crown and sash is offering a $100 reward for the return of the items that were stolen during a burglary of her car. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:16:42 EST There’s still a chance for Silo, Caddo http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152168815/Theres-still-a-chance-for-Silo-Caddo LATTA – Bryan County teams converged in Latta on Tuesday to resume the final rounds of Class 2A regional playoffs, that had been postponed due to bad weather last Friday and Saturday. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:16:47 EST Southeastern set for GAC Tourney http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/152168989/Southeastern-set-for-GAC-Tourney The Lady Storm will look to avenge a regular season ending loss to Southwestern Oklahoma State when it opens play in the Great American Conference Tournament with a rematch on March 5 at noon in Bartlesville, Okla. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:16:42 EST Calera girls eliminated http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports/152123210/Calera-girls-eliminated LATTA — The Calera Lady Bulldogs' playoff run came to an end in the Class 2A Regional with a 49-33 loss to Healdton on Monday in Latta, while the Bulldogs moved forward with a 60-46 win over Wilson. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 01:51:42 EST Southeastern to celebrate Founders’ Day on March 6 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152159792/Southeastern-to-celebrate-Founders-Day-on-March-6 Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate its rich and storied history with a Founders' Day event on Friday, March 6. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:16:41 EST Nitrogen gas executions approved by House http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152160678/Nitrogen-gas-executions-approved-by-House OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:36:43 EST Durant celebrates Pancake Day http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152169914/Durant-celebrates-Pancake-Day Every year on National Pancake Day, every guest at any IHOP nationwide receives a free stack of pancakes and is invited to donate to the Shriners Hospitals for children. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:36:42 EST Silo bonds voted down http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152165951/Silo-bonds-voted-down Two bond propositions for Silo Schools were voted down during an election Tuesday. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:36:41 EST Man crashes vintage pickup http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152162020/Man-crashes-vintage-pickup A Kingston man was injured Tuesday after a tire on his antique pickup blew out and the truck hit a tree, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:41:42 EST Kiamichi Technology Centers appoint new board member http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152097930/Kiamichi-Technology-Centers-appoint-new-board-member The Kiamichi Technology Centers' Board of Education has selected Joy Culbreath to fill the unexpired term of Zone 5. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:26:42 EST