Durant Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:34:21 EST 1800 Oklahoma executions on hold as US Supreme Court reviews drug http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151560806/Oklahoma-executions-on-hold-as-US-Supreme-Court-reviews-drug OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Executions are on hold in Oklahoma after the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday that the state cannot perform executions using a specific drug while the justices consider a challenge over whether the sedative ensures... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:41:55 EST Fallin refuses to take position on gay discrimination http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151560287/Fallin-refuses-to-take-position-on-gay-discrimination OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin refused to say Wednesday whether she thinks Oklahoma businesses should be allowed to discriminate against gay people. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:41:55 EST Small plane plunges into lake http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151552895/Small-plane-plunges-into-lake A search was resuming today for the pilot of an airplane that crashed into Lake Texoma late Wednesday morning, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:41:43 EST Free income-tax filing available http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151545586/Free-income-tax-filing-available AARP Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation and electronic filing in Durant. The help is available from noon until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Feb. 3 and ending April 14 at the Durant Senior Center, 301 N. 16th Ave. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:16:41 EST Boyer speaks about seal, website cost http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151515810/Boyer-speaks-about-seal-website-cost In recent meetings of the Bryan County commissioners, newly elected Ron Boyer has talked about his development of a new county seal and website. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:46:43 EST Local campaign signs vandalized http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151542443/Local-campaign-signs-vandalized While it is common for national elections to attract some negative attention from the public, one Bryan County man said he has never seen it happen in school board elections however, his campaign signs are being destroyed. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:46:41 EST Public invited to VA Choice Program meeting http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151531885/Public-invited-to-VA-Choice-Program-meeting MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin announced an informational meeting open to district veterans regarding the new Veteran's Choice Program administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:41:41 EST State could halt executions for Supreme Court drug review http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151512520/State-could-halt-executions-for-Supreme-Court-drug-review OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is willing to put three executions on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court reviews whether a certain sedative can render death row inmates sufficiently unconscious, the state's attorney general said in a Monday... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:41:50 EST Firefighters gather in Durant for training http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151516339/Firefighters-gather-in-Durant-for-training Durant's own Kiamichi Technology Center hosted 56 different fire departments from across the state as firefighters gathered for a regional fire training event last weekend. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:41:47 EST Homes damaged in fires http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151517527/Homes-damaged-in-fires The Durant Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that burned a house on Monday. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:41:45 EST Hungers End Fun Run to be held http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151480602/Hungers-End-Fun-Run-to-be-held The Bryan County Board of Directors are proud to announce the Hungers End 5K and fun run. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:41:44 EST U.K. resident seeks info on vet http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151513346/U.K.-resident-seeks-info-on-vet The Durant Daily Democrat received a letter from a person in the United Kingdom who is seeking information on a World War II service member from Calera. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:36:41 EST The three stages of parturition for the beef cow http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_agricultural/151462022/The-three-stages-of-parturition-for-the-beef-cow As the spring calving season approaches, an increased understanding of the parturition process is helpful. The more we understand about the physiology of the process, the more likely we are to make sound decisions about providing assistance. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:26:42 EST Southeastern’s Gold and Blue event set http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151461997/Southeasterns-Gold-and-Blue-event-set Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Gold and Blue Scholarship Gala and Auction will be held Saturday, Feb. 21. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:26:41 EST Woman charged in scam http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151481480/Woman-charged-in-scam A Caddo woman is facing felony charges dealing with defrauding a veteran and using a computer to obtain money from an organization for veterans. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:31:42 EST Livestock Forage Disaster signup ends Jan. 30 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news_agricultural/151420865/Livestock-Forage-Disaster-signup-ends-Jan.-30 The deadline for livestock producers in Bryan County to contact the Farm Service Agency for an appointment to sign up for 2011, 2012, 2013 and/or 2014 Livestock Disaster Assistance is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:51:41 EST Two-dollar gasoline: Good times keep rolling at the pump http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151470892/Two-dollar-gasoline:-Good-times-keep-rolling-at-the-pump NEW YORK (AP) — At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:36:42 EST When to seek emergency medical help for the flu http://durantdemocrat.com/news/local-news/151468632/When-to-seek-emergency-medical-help-for-the-flu The flu virus continues to spread across the U.S., with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) closely tracking the number of confirmed cases and urging stringent precautions to minimize its impact. Medical Center of Southeastern... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:26:43 EST Bennington bond election discussed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151467249/Bennington-bond-election-discussed With a new bond issue up for a vote, Bennington School District's Superintendent Pam Reynolds has recently revealed what a new bond will be able to do for the district. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:26:41 EST Museum becomes debacle http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151461059/Museum-becomes-debacle OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Like many states, Oklahoma wants to be a tourist destination. And leaders here believe they have an ideal attraction: Oklahoma's heritage as the U.S. Indian Territory in the 1800s and as home to 39 tribes. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:06:44 EST