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  1. Drowning victim recovered from Lake TexomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | NewsOK.com

    The body of the man who drowned Saturday in Lake Texoma was recovered Sunday morning, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Peter D. Buckner, 26, of Durant, was swimming about 8:30 p.m. Saturday evening underneath Rail Road Bridge near Rock Creek in Bryan County.

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  2. Lake Texoma drowning victim identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | NewsOK.com

    The name of a man who drowned Thursday evening at Lake Texoma has been released by the state Highway Patrol. The body of Peter D. Buckner, 26, of Durant, was recovered just after 7 a.m. Friday.

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  3. Text of President Obama's speech on ConnectHome initiative launch in Durant, OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | NewsOK.com

    THE PRESIDENT: Everybody, please have a seat. Have a seat. It's good to see you.

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  4. VIDEO: President Obama's entire speech at Durant High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | NewsOK.com

    A woman sporting red, white and blue nails, takes video of President Barack Obama as he spoke to about 950 people in Durant's new high school on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. He used his visit in Durant to announce his administration's newest initiative, ConnectHome.

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  5. In Durant, Obama touts Web access for poorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | NewsOK.com

    President Barack Obama smiles while greeting visitors after he spoke to about 950 people in Durant's new high school on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. He used his visit in Durant to announce his administration's newest initiative, ConnectHome.

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  6. Obama unveils high-speed Internet help for low-income homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | NewsOK.com

    Calling the Internet a 21st century necessity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school. President Barack Obama speaks in the Choctaw Nation on economic opportunities for underprivileged communities across the nation, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Durant, Okla.

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  7. President Obama in Durant calls for closing digital divideRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 15 | NewsOK.com

    President Barack Obama traveled to a chronically poor part of Oklahoma on Wednesday and said the nation should close the digital divide that prevents some people from participating in today's economy. "The internet is not a luxury, it's a necessity," the president said in the southeastern Oklahoma town of Durant.

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  8. POTUS On The Move: Obama visits OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | NewsOK.com

    Details regarding presidential movements, for obvious reasons, are closely guarded secrets. But reporters traveling with the president keep other media advised of his status.

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  9. Obama to announce high-speed Internet help for homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | NewsOK.com

    President Barack Obama set a goal of bringing high-speed Internet to most schools by 2017, and now he's promoting a new program to help close the digital divide even further by bringing that faster Internet to more people. During a visit Wednesday to Durant, Oklahoma, he planned to announce a pilot program that brings together communities, the private sector and the federal government to make high-speed Internet available to more families, the White House said. 194 comments

  10. President Obama heading to Oklahoma next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | NewsOK.com

    President Barack Obama is planning a two-day trip to Oklahoma next week to talk to the Choctaw Nation and visit the federal prison in El Reno, the White House announced Friday. "On Wednesday, July 15th, the President will travel to Durant, Oklahoma, where he will visit the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and deliver remarks on expanding economic opportunity," White House spokesman Keith Maley said.

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  11. Three die Saturday on Oklahoma roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | NewsOK.com

    Shortly before noon, Bell was driving south on County Road 2970 in Grady County. The pickup went off the road and hit a tree.

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  12. Elmore City woman killed in Bryan County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | NewsOK.com

    An Elmore City woman was killed in a crash early Saturday morning in Bryan County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. The crash occurred shortly after 4:15 a.m. Saturday near Durant, troopers reported.

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  13. Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant's straw, left-over Sonic...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    The public will have a chance to bid on Kevin Durant's leftovers next week when Sonic Drive-In auctions off several pieces of KD memorabilia, ranging from a plastic straw that actually touched the NBA All-Star's lips to 35 pieces of Nerd's candy from a Candy Slush he drank while shooting a television commercial. Sonic Drive-In will auction off several pieces of Kevin Durant memorabilia from a television commercial shoot during an eBay auction beginning Monday.

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  14. Oklahoma hospital charges patients almost 10 times cost of care, report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    A Durant hospital charges uninsured patients almost 10 times the actual cost of their medical care, the Washington Post reports . The Medical Center of Southeast Oklahoma is among 50 hospitals across the United States that have the "highest markup of all 5,000 hospitals in the United States," Gerard Anderson, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told the Post for their story .

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  15. Flooded with support: Baptists 'mud-out' crews stay busy helping Oklahoma storm victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    Sam Porter, director of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, said hundreds of homeowners are faced with home damage in the aftermath of May storms that caused extensive flooding throughout Oklahoma. When water flooded his Newalla home twice in May, causing his puppy to "doggie paddle" around the living room floor, U.S. Army veteran James Anderson knew he would end up with a lot of work to do.

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  16. Flooded with support: Baptists 'mud-out' crews stay busy helping Oklahoma storm victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    Sam Porter, director of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, said hundreds of homeowners are faced with home damage in the aftermath of May storms that caused extensive flooding throughout Oklahoma. When water flooded his Newalla home twice in May, causing his puppy to "doggie paddle" around the living room floor, U.S. Army veteran James Anderson knew he would end up with a lot of work to do.

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  17. Former Durant HS softball signs with USAORead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    Former Durant High School and Murray State College softball player Mackenzi Clapp has signed with the University of Sciences and Arts of Oklahoma.

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  18. Tornado in southeastern Oklahoma kills woman, destroys homesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    Three weeks ago, Sandra Swinney moved to Blue, a rural community in Bryan County, to be closer to her family. Swinney, 48, was killed in a tornado that swept through Bryan County on Monday night, according to the state medical examiner's office.

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  19. Baptists offering training for proper cleanup and mold removal of flooded propertiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma's Disaster Relief Office is offering special training Wednesday through Friday, May 27- May 29 in several locations across the state "to teach Oklahomans who have had homes or businesses flooded how to care for their properties by properly cleaning and removing mold," Sam Porter, director of the convention's disaster relief office, said Tuesday. The classes will be conducted in Bixby, Durant, Elk City, Lawton, Norman and Poteau by expertly trained flood recovery instructors, and are open to all individuals who want to assist in flood recovery. 1 comment

  20. Government files civil rights lawsuit against Durant, Oklahoma,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Rachel Tudor, a transgender woman who was denied tenure at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. It is the first time the government has filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a transgender person.

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