Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:11:06 EST 1800 Chase suspect charged http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150945831/Chase-suspect-charged A Durant man accused of leading deputies on a chase and a manhunt last week has been hit this week with multiple felony charges. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:25:08 EST Two states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150945581/Two-states-challenge-Colorado-marijuana-legalization LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into the neighboring... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:25:05 EST Shop with a Cop program doubles http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150944993/Shop-with-a-Cop-program-doubles It is not often that police get to hear words of thanks from community members but Durant Walmart was filled with the sound of grateful children during the sixth annual Shop with a Cop program Thursday morning. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:23:10 EST Caddo makes home stand http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150932189/Caddo-makes-home-stand CADDO — The Caddo basketball teams hosted Colbert Thursday and notched a couple of victories over the visitors. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:55:13 EST Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150944536/Celtics-trade-Rajon-Rondo-to-Mavericks BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:55:09 EST Lady Storm rallies to beat OKWU http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150944528/Lady-Storm-rallies-to-beat-OKWU DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern used a dominant second-half effort to overcome a halftime deficit and close out the Fall semester with a 74-64 win over Oklahoma Wesleyan (10-3) on Thursday night in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:29:07 EST Prisons lawyer says he felt pressured http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150940848/Prisons-lawyer-says-he-felt-pressured OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A longtime lawyer for Oklahoma's prison system said Thursday that he felt pressured by the governor's and attorney general's offices to make sure executions last spring happened on schedule, even though the... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:25:07 EST Celebrating a traditional christmas http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150910008/Celebrating-a-traditional-christmas A very wise and experienced member of our congregation, who also happens to serve as our church secretary, made the passing comment this previous year that the best weapon the devil has in separating us from God in our modern world is by simply making... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:01:10 EST Reader enjoys Christmas music and Handel’s Messiah at Southeastern http://durantdemocrat.com/news/letters/150857913/Reader-enjoys-Christmas-music-and-Handels-Messiah-at-Southeastern In light of the increasingly skeptical and even hostile attitude towards Christ, Christians and Christianity currently evident in our nation, my family and I found it remarkable and quite refreshing to hear Christmas (not merely,... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:33:09 EST Caddo to receive loan http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150931543/Caddo-to-receive-loan OKLAHOMA CITY – The Caddo Public Works Authority has been approved for a $915,000 loan through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to refinance the remainder of two previous Rural Utility Service loans that were originally used to fund... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:03:11 EST Doctor says inmate suffered in execution http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150930454/Doctor-says-inmate-suffered-in-execution OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A doctor who examined the body of an Oklahoma inmate who died during a botched execution told a federal judge Wednesday that he is convinced the man suffered after being declared unconscious. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:47:04 EST Caddo museum has new curator http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150931100/Caddo-museum-has-new-curator The Indian Territory Museum in Caddo recently conducted an open house, not only inviting residents to tour the museum, but also to meet its new curator. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:43:03 EST Revenues to trigger tax cut http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150930447/Revenues-to-trigger-tax-cut OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's revenue projections have increased enough over the last year to trigger an income tax cut in 2016, state finance officials announced Wednesday. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:19:05 EST Lady Storm goes for win No. 10 tonight http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150930405/Lady-Storm-goes-for-win-No.-10-tonight Cameron University spit the bit with 12 seconds remaining here Monday night to knock down a trey and take an 82-81 squeaker from coach Darrin Grover's Savage Storm ladies. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:05:13 EST Bennington splits with Moyers http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localsports/150918766/Bennington-splits-with-Moyers Bennington, Silo and Boswell were in action Tuesday, in addition to local basketball scores and highlights reported in The Democrat's Wednesday edition. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:04:06 EST Chamber welcomes new boutique http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150863333/Chamber-welcomes-new-boutique The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed a new boutique to the city.Dash B Boutique is located at 4501 University Boulevard in Durant. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Dec. 4 to welcome the new store into the city. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:58:14 EST Man charged with drug trafficking http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150916912/Man-charged-with-drug-trafficking A traffic stop by police led to a drug-trafficking charge filed against a Durant man.Kevin Michael Metcalf, 40, is charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:57:10 EST Durant falters against Ardmore http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150915394/Durant-falters-against-Ardmore It was a tail of two halves. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:15:09 EST Weekend road roundup: Bulldogs win tourney http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150898707/Weekend-road-roundup:-Bulldogs-win-tourney Calera and Caddo played over the weekend in the First National Bank Big Mac Classic in McAlester and Silo traveled to the Okemah Invitational Tournament. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:08:04 EST Rogers puts up 35 in Calera win over Colbert http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150915430/Rogers-puts-up-35-in-Calera-win-over-Colbert CALERA — Raylee Rogers turned in one of the season's best individual performances on Tuesday, posting 35 points in a 72-48 Calera victory over the Colbert Leopards. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:07:07 EST