Durant Democrat- RSS Feed http://durantdemocrat.com/ http://durantdemocrat.com/ Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:35:04 EST 1800 Caddo, Tushka girls: Game on! http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151591480/Caddo-Tushka-girls:-Game-on TUSHKA — The Caddo Lady Bruins and Tushka Lady Tigers collided Friday for what came to be a deceptive 58-33 finish in the visitors' favor. The Bruins had a rough night without their point man and suffered an 80-27 loss. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:01:41 EST Boswell gets homecoming sweep http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151606494/Boswell-gets-homecoming-sweep BOSWELL — The Scorpions won a major conference battle Friday night with a 76-56 decision over Achille, a game that saw the teams hit a combined 20 shots from long range. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:01:42 EST Prior to the snap, we can all relax; Super Bowl balls now in good hands http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151606687/Prior-to-the-snap-we-can-all-relax;-Super-Bowl-balls-now-in-good-hands Dear Fox Sports, have any of you guys ever heard of a sound mixer?You know, the dude or dudette who twirls dials and does other stuff to make sure there's some sort of balance in the sound.Well, you need one. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 06:01:41 EST SE baseball splits on opening day http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151606771/SE-baseball-splits-on-opening-day LAREDO, Tx. - After opening the season with a 4-2 victory in extra-innings over Texas A&M-International in game one of a double-header, Southeastern was unable to carry that momentum into game two where it dropped a 1-0 decision on Friday afternoon in... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 05:01:41 EST 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 A recipe for a guy to win the heart of his sweetheart http://durantdemocrat.com/news/lifestyle/151588532/A-recipe-for-a-guy-to-win-the-heart-of-his-sweetheart Attention all male readers (and I know there are plenty of you): Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:31:44 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 Bears hold on to win http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151568265/Bears-hold-on-to-win BENNINGTON — It was a clash of Class B schools on Thursday when Caney came to Bennington. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:56:41 EST SE grabs win at NWOSU http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151585102/SE-grabs-win-at-NWOSU ALVA, Ok. - Southeastern evened its overall and conference record by winning its second-straight game by picking up a 69-63 victory over Northwestern Oklahoma State in Alva, Okla., on Thursday. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:21:42 EST Lady Storm falls at the buzzer to Northwestern http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151585135/Lady-Storm-falls-at-the-buzzer-to-Northwestern ALVA, Ok. - Southeastern rallied late after trialing most of the second half, taking a one-point lead on a pair of Emily Williams free throws with 7.5 second to play, but Northwestern Oklahoma State would hit a three at the buzzer to hand the Savage... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:21:41 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 Elks Hoop Shoot Winners http://durantdemocrat.com/news/sports/151563132/Elks-Hoop-Shoot-Winners The Durant Elks Lodge hosted the Oklahoma Southeast District Hoop Shoot at Durant Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 17th. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:46:41 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