Durant Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS http://durantdemocrat.com/section/NEWS Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:45:16 EST 1800 Body of pilot found http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151606359/Body-of-pilot-found The body of a pilot from an airplane that crashed into Lake Texoma has been recovered, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Friday. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:46:41 EST Juveniles escape from detention center http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151602339/Juveniles-escape-from-detention-center Three juveniles escaped from the Bryan County Juvenile Detention Center Thursday evening, police said.Two were captured that evening, and as of late Saturday morning, a third juvenile was still at large. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:01:41 EST SE president talks budget http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151585297/SE-president-talks-budget University officials in Oklahoma, planning for the near future, face financial uncertainties because of the slump in oil and gas revenues. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:31:45 EST Vehicles collide in Calera http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151595229/Vehicles-collide-in-Calera There were several automobile accidents Friday, including a two-vehicle crash that afternoon in Calera. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:31:42 EST Barresi tops list of political donors http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151581943/Barresi-tops-list-of-political-donors OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While national groups like governors' associations were among the top donors for state-level elections across the country in 2014, in Oklahoma it was candidates themselves who were the top individual donors to... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:31:41 EST Body of pilot recovered from lake http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151585320/Body-of-pilot-recovered-from-lake The body of a pilot from an airplane that crashed into Lake Texoma has been recovered, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:51:41 EST Oklahoma legislator withdraws anti-gay measure http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151582200/Oklahoma-legislator-withdraws-anti-gay-measure OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma legislator who has introduced several anti-gay bills for the upcoming session is withdrawing one measure because she says it didn't accomplish what she intended. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:21:41 EST Man arrested for chase charged http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151587090/Man-arrested-for-chase-charged Several people have been charged with felony crimes, including a man accused of leading police on a chase from Grayson County, Texas, to Durant. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:16:43 EST Secretary of Agriculture visits Durant http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151580355/Secretary-of-Agriculture-visits-Durant One year ago, President Obama signed the White House Promise Zones Initiative designating five areas as “Promise Zones.” Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:16:41 EST 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