Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:48:42 EST 1800 GOP expected to hold Oklahoma legislative majority http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150234806/GOP-expected-to-hold-Oklahoma-legislative-majority OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With Republicans holding huge majorities in the Oklahoma House and Senate, Democrats are content to target what they say are vulnerable GOP-controlled seats in the Nov. 4 general election. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:45:10 EST Escapee from Vinita captured Monday in Durant, other escapee still at large http://durantdemocrat.com/news/breaking_news/150228647/Escapee-from-Vinita-captured-Monday-in-Durant-other-escapee-still-at-large The Durant Police Department apprehended a Department of Correction Escapee, Edward Stair, late this morning, Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management said. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:57:10 EST The failed Lake Texoma redevelopment http://durantdemocrat.com/news/opinion/150211773/The-failed-Lake-Texoma-redevelopment Beginning in the early 1980s about the time Ronald Reagan was elected president, we started hearing a lot about deregulation, outsourcing and privatization. Many government and industry officials felt that they could do a better job of voluntarily... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:09:10 EST Former Choctaw Chief receives Inaugural Leadership Award http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150181348/Former-Choctaw-Chief-receives-Inaugural-Leadership-Award Native veterans, language preservationists, artists, a renowned female ceremonial dancer and a former Chief of the Choctaw Nation were among those recognized at the sixth annual AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors recently held in Oklahoma... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:37:16 EST Doctor who performs abortions unable to meet law http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150209852/Doctor-who-performs-abortions-unable-to-meet-law OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma abortion provider who performs 44 percent of all abortions in the state has tried without success to comply with a new state law requiring abortion clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:13:16 EST Who’s afraid of the hunger monster? http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150164885/Whos-afraid-of-the-hunger-monster One member of the Bryan County Coalition Against Hunger passed on to other members a story a friend tells about his wife, who is a Durant second-grade teacher. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:31:09 EST Southeastern women’s hoops open season picked 4th http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150218117/Southeastern-womens-hoops-open-season-picked-4th Southeastern women's basketball will open the 2014-15 season picked to finish in a tie for fourth with rival East Central in the Great American Conference preseason poll. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:00:09 EST Durant Elks Lodge holds soccer shoot http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150216833/Durant-Elks-Lodge-holds-soccer-shoot Durant Elks Lodge held its annual soccer shoot at the Durant Multi-Sports Complex Saturday, October 4, 2014. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:00:28 EST SE volleyball clinches tournament berth http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150218189/SE-volleyball-clinches-tournament-berth ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - Southeastern opened the day with a five-set win over Henderson State that clinched a berth in the conference tournament, but ended the day with a sour taste after a 3-0 loss in a non-conference matchup against Alabama-Huntsville on... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 05:01:07 EST No. 14 Kansas State beats No. 11 Oklahoma 31-30 http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150217333/No.-14-Kansas-State-beats-No.-11-Oklahoma-31-30 NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Michael Hunnicutt missed a 19-yard field goal late as No. 14 Kansas State held off No. 11 Oklahoma 31-30 on Saturday afternoon. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:04:14 EST SE beats SWOSU in final seconds http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150217368/SE-beats-SWOSU-in-final-seconds WEATHERFORD, Okla. – The Southeastern Savage Storm (4-3) had to make up a 17 point deficit in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback against Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs. SE did just that as they escape in the final seconds with a... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:03:08 EST Colton’s Run held Saturday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/150217966/Coltons-Run-held-Saturday The fifth annual Colton's Run was held Saturday morning in Durant with numerous runners participating in the event. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:51:08 EST Murder suspect escapes from jail http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top/150218443/Murder-suspect-escapes-from-jail A manhunt began in Durant Saturday after an inmate charged with murder escaped from the Bryan County Jail. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:29:10 EST Reader says to get out and vote http://durantdemocrat.com/news/letters/150200003/Reader-says-to-get-out-and-vote Nov. 4 is very close. We in America have the privilege to to and it is our duty to not just vote “the party,” but find out what they stand for. Vote your convictions. Are you for about abortion (killing babies), gay marriage, big... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:38:13 EST Factors that affect the percentage of cows cycling http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/150209582/Factors-that-affect-the-percentage-of-cows-cycling The breeding season is only weeks away for those herds that have a fall calving program. The most important factors that determine if, and when, a cow returns to cycling activity were analyzed by Kansas State University physiologists. Over a period of... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:37:13 EST Man injured in rollover crash http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/150210928/Man-injured-in-rollover-crash A Hendrix man was injured Friday after he rolled his car, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:41:06 EST Police investigate drug and property crimes http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150205189/Police-investigate-drug-and-property-crimes Several people have been charged with drug and property crimes this week. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:09:10 EST Caddo Bruins fall 58-34 to Weleetka http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150190965/Caddo-Bruins-fall-58-34-to-Weleetka CADDO — The Caddo Bruins were shot down by the Weleetka Outlaws, 58-34, on their own field Thursday evening. Caddo is now 3-4 on the season and dropped to 3-3 in district play. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:31:20 EST Man retires after 32 years of service in law enforcement http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/150205402/Man-retires-after-32-years-of-service-in-law-enforcement After a combined 32 years of service to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, local OHP Communications Lt. Tom Garner has retired from service. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:10:10 EST Durant Lions suffer 28-6 loss to Shawnee Wolves http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/150189819/Durant-Lions-suffer-28-6-loss-to-Shawnee-Wolves The Durant Lions and the Shawnee Wolves were in a defensive struggle as the Lions trailed 7-6 at halftime on a Thursday night game at Paul Laird Field. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:32:09 EST