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Police investigate shooting in Durant

Durant Police responded to a shooting at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.Terry McMichael was flown to a Plano, Texas, hospital where he is being treated for gunshot wounds that do not appear to be life threatening, according to Durant Police.Police received a call that several men were arguing outside a residence located at 601 S. 14th Ave., and the witness said one man had a gun and that gunfire was heard.When police arrived, a vehicle was leaving ...

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Charge dismissed against man accused of sexually assaulting a child

The Bryan County District Attorney’s Office dropped a charged against a man who had been accused of sexually assaulting a child.Cody Dean Green, 35, Calera, was charged in February 2013 with child sexual abuse and the charge was recently dismissed.

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State-mandated minimum wage draws ire across state

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Those seeking a higher minimum wage in Oklahoma said they’re upset with Gov. Mary Fallin’s decision to sign a bill that prohibits cities from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements.Attorney David Slane, who wrote the initiative petition for Oklahoma City, said that the new law, inked Monday night, threatens an effort to raise Oklahoma City’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

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Oklahoma House passes state trooper pay raise bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers could get their first pay raise in seven years under a plan given final legislative approval Tuesday, though it remains unclear whether money will be available in the overall state budget to fund the plan.The House unanimously approved the measure without debate and sent it to Gov. Mary Fallin. The bill, which was previously approved by the Senate, includes all 101 House members as co-sponsors.

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Local man to celebrate 90th birthday

Veterans, friends and family are invited to the 90th birthday party for Don James at 1 p.m. April 25 at the Masonic Hall, 3901 W. University Blvd. in Durant.There will be no long speeches or required program, and those attending may stay as long as they want. No gifts, please. James said that he “has you as a friend” and that is all he wants.James is a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific Theater 1942-45. He was in light ordnance as a Browning Autom...

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Fallin signs minimum wage hike ban in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Cities across Oklahoma are now prohibited from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Mary Fallin.Supporters say the measure would prevent a hodgepodge of minimum wages in different parts of the state, while opponents say decisions about the wages should be left up to individual communities.Those against the bill also say it specifically targets Oklah...

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Four now charged in Australian college player’s death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A fourth person was charged Monday in the death of an Australian baseball player who was fatally shot as he jogged in a southern Oklahoma neighborhood last summer.Oddesse Barnes, 22, of Duncan, was charged with accessory after murder in the death of 22-year-old Christopher Lane of Melbourne, according to the Stephens County District Attorney’s Office. Lane was preparing for his senior baseball season at East Central University when h...

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