Durant Democrat- RSS news Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/section/news http://durantdemocrat.com/section/news Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:07:55 EST 1800 Oklahoma Right to Try measure approved by House committee http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152060079/Oklahoma-Right-to-Try-measure-approved-by-House-committee OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that would give terminally ill patients in Oklahoma access to experimental medications that are not yet on pharmacy shelves could restore a sense of dignity to those who are dying, the measure's author said... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:51:43 EST OHP seeking pickup driver http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152067006/OHP-seeking-pickup-driver The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is seeking the public's help in finding a pickup that caused a Calera police officer to roll his patrol car, OHP said. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:51:41 EST Locals give back Tuesday http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152049033/Locals-give-back-Tuesday Cold, wet weather did not stop Durant residents from giving back to those in need Tuesday as two major fundraising events were held in town. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:36:42 EST Local museum featured on travel show http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152066177/Local-museum-featured-on-travel-show The Three Valley Museum in Durant will be getting its 15 minutes of fame this coming Saturday as it is featured on a statewide travel segment. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:36:41 EST Deadline to request absentee ballots is today http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152051889/Deadline-to-request-absentee-ballots-is-today Editor's note: The courthouse has been closed the past two days due to weather and the Bryan County Election Board requested this be posted online, even though the deadline is 5 p.m. today, Feb. 25. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:16:42 EST Murder sentence delayed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/local-news/152045605/Murder-sentence-delayed A sentencing hearing for a man convicted of murder has been delayed again. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:16:47 EST Texting ban approved http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152039397/Texting-ban-approved OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved restrictions on texting while driving, despite concerns among the measure's strongest supporters that they don't go far enough. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:16:45 EST Committee OKs ban on regulating conversion therapy http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152039494/Committee-OKs-ban-on-regulating-conversion-therapy OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that would protect the practice of therapy that seeks to change people's sexual orientation or gender identity in Oklahoma was approved by a state House committee Tuesday. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:16:44 EST Durant Archery teams heads to state competition http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/152021958/Durant-Archery-teams-heads-to-state-competition All 100 FFA students in Durant High School tried out for the archery team but only 16 made the cut and they are proving why as they head to state competition soon. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:16:42 EST Children injured in crash http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152005458/Children-injured-in-crash Two children were flown from the scene of a crash Saturday evening in Calera and one of them remains in critical condition. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:01:49 EST Ice coats roads http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/152019067/Ice-coats-roads While students enjoy snow days and the scenery gets a white coat, roadways in Bryan County have become slick with ice. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:01:46 EST Coburn talks of US constitutional convention to Oklahoma GOP http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/152015517/Coburn-talks-of-US-constitutional-convention-to-Oklahoma-GOP OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn visited Republicans in the Oklahoma Legislature on Monday and urged them to join the list of states calling for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:01:42 EST Committee underway for new standards on math and language arts http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151963215/Committee-underway-for-new-standards-on-math-and-language-arts The steering committee named to create Oklahoma's new standards for math and English language arts, after some delays, is moving quickly to meet its deadlines. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 07:16:41 EST Oklahoma hosting fourth annual National Tornado Summit http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151956817/Oklahoma-hosting-fourth-annual-National-Tornado-Summit TULSA (AP) — About 1,000 emergency managers, insurance company representatives and city leaders from across the country are expected next week at the National Tornado Summit in Oklahoma. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 17:41:45 EST State superintendent visits Durant Schools http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151976021/State-superintendent-visits-Durant-Schools Durant educators received a surprise visit on Friday from a woman representing the needs of all Oklahoma educators. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 17:41:43 EST Increased roads funding comes with a price http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151983212/Increased-roads-funding-comes-with-a-price OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A decade ago, Oklahoma was the poster child for states with a crumbling infrastructure. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 17:41:43 EST Tickets get dismissed http://durantdemocrat.com/news/localnews1/151970059/Tickets-get-dismissed Durant residents who recently received tickets for distracted or inattentive driving are now getting dismissals in the mail. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 17:41:42 EST Durant residents learn response to active shooters http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151964554/Durant-residents-learn-response-to-active-shooters Durant residents got a lesson in self-preservation at the Three Valley Museum Thursday evening as Durant Police Capt. Mike Woodruff taught them about active shooter defense. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:41:41 EST Courthouse passes stress test http://durantdemocrat.com/news/home_top-localnews1/151963822/Courthouse-passes-stress-test The Bryan County Courthouse received a passing grade in a recent stress test but an outside corner of the building is blocked off for potential safety issues. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:36:42 EST Colorado residents are first to ask feds to block legal pot http://durantdemocrat.com/news/news/151956903/Colorado-residents-are-first-to-ask-feds-to-block-legal-pot DENVER (AP) — Colorado already is being sued by two neighboring states for legalizing marijuana. Now, the state faces groundbreaking lawsuits from its own residents, who are asking a federal judge to order the new recreational industry to... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:36:41 EST