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Investigation underway after Achille officer's death
ACHILLE, Okla. (KTEN) — An investigation is underway after a fatal incident Friday involving a law enforcement officer at the Achille Volunteer Fire Department. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said an unnamed Achille police officer is dead, but no crime was committed at the fire station in the 200 block of Main Street.
OSBI investigating Achille shooting
ACHILLE, Okla. (KXII) - UPDATE: THE OSBI said they were called to investigate a death at the Achille Volunteer Fire Station that they said was an officer involved incident. They said there is no suspicion of any criminal activity, and the name of the person has not been released. ORIGINAL...
Johnston County wildfire partially contained
JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - The wildfire near Mill Creek in Johnston County was still burning Friday afternoon. According to the Oklahoma Forestry Service, the fire had burned 592 acres, and was 65% contained as of Friday afternoon. The fire started on Wednesday, and high winds made the fire difficult...
Mexican Cuisine Magic: 3 Unmissable Restaurants in Atoka
In this article, we explore three of Atoka's best Mexican restaurants. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Tushka girls fall to Empire in area championship
MADILL, Oklahoma (KTEN)- The Tushka Lady Tigers came up just short to Empire 43-34 in the Class A Area III Championship Game on Friday. Rebekah Ridgway led the Lady Tigers with 11 points, but they just didn't have enough offense late on to close the gap on Empire. Their dreams...
Bokchito Police looking for person caught on camera vandalizing patrol unit
BOKCHITO, Okla. (KXII) - The Bokchito Police Department is looking a person who was caught on camera vandalizing one of their patrol units. On Facebook, the department shared video of the incident, which shows someone walking behind the car and smashing the back glass just after midnight Thursday morning. Anyone...
Tishomingo Police Officer Fired
A Tishomingo Police Officer fired after an OSBI investigation appeared in Johnston County court Wednesday. They filed charges of Lewd Molestation and showing obscene material to a minor against Brandon LeDoux. They arrested him earlier this week, and he is in the Pontotoc County Jail. His bond is $200,000. He faces over 25 years in prison if convicted. They set his next court appearance for April.
Fire crews battle wildfire near Mill Creek in Johnston County
JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - Firefighters from Johnston and Pontotoc County combined to keep a fire in Mill Creek from spreading Wednesday. Eight different fire departments, along with BIA and Oklahoma Forestry responded to the blaze between Connerville and Mill Creek. Flames spread across more than 100 acres, and high...
Defending champion Caddo punches ticket to state tournament
MADILL, Oklahoma (KTEN)- The Caddo Bruins are headed back to Oklahoma City to defend their state crown. They knocked off Wright City 53-46 in the Class A Area III championship game on Friday to secure their spot at this year's state tournament where they will be looking to earn back-to-back state titles.
Wildfire danger remains high this weekend
JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — The risk of dangerous wildfires remains elevated across much of Texoma. One example: The Wednesday's grass fire at Mill Creek. The Tishomingo Fire Department got the call at 1:30 p.m.; it took TFD and eight other agencies 10-and-a-half hours to extinguish, charring 572 acres in the process.
Texoma could see a new passenger rail line
DENISON, Texas (KXII) -The city of Denison hasn’t seen a passenger rail line since the 1960′s. A new proposed Amtrak line could change that. Evan Stair is the president of advocacy group, Passenger Rail Oklahoma. He said the route would start in Tulsa, and make its way through...
Durant City Honors Local Code Enforcement Officer Taylor Davis in February 2024 Employee Spotlight
Durant City has named Taylor Davis as the Employee Spotlight for February 2024. Davis, from Bryan County, has been with the city's Code Enforcement since 2022. His supervisor, Paul Cottrell, commends his dedication, punctuality, and strong communication skills.
Tishomingo welcomes new city manager
TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KXII) - The City of Tishomingo will have a new city manager soon. The city shared that Bryce Jones was appointed as the new city manager, and he will begin working for the city March 18. Jones has a background in municipal economic development, and he currently serves...
Voice actress with international credits and local roots to be in Durant at Texoma Comic Con
The voice of characters like Kid Goku, Kid Gohan and more is part of a strong lineup of artists and actors scheduled to be on hand at the first Texoma Comic Con. The new event will be held at the Choctaw Event Center on Saturday, Feb. 24, and Sunday, Feb. 25. Many creators and vendors will be on site with opportunities to buy collectibles or visit and sign autographs.
Coalgate Police make marijuana bust after traffic stop
COALGATE, Okla. (KXII) - One person was arrested after Coalgate Police found marijuana plants and soil in the back of a box truck they impounded on Saturday. According to the Coalgate Police Department, a driver was pulled over for traffic offenses when officers discovered that the truck’s tag had been expired since 2020.
Southern Oklahoma cities search for top cops
(KTEN) — The help wanted sign is out at four southern Oklahoma police departments: Ardmore, Madill, Colbert and Davis. Davis city officials will be looking for a top cop for the first time in two decades after Chief Daniel Cooper's retirement announcement. His last day is set for May 24.
A generous award from The Choctaw Nation will help develop downtown Atoka
ATOKA, Okla. (KXII) - The city was awarded $340,250 to go towards the Downtown Atoka Greenspace Project. The first phase of the project: a stage across from city hall. The Choctaw Nation presented the award through the Choctaw Development Fund. “They invest in communities all over southeastern Oklahoma, and we’re...
How personal income has changed in Johnston County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Johnston County, Oklahoma and how it compares to state and national levels.
Durant's Italian Delights: 3 Restaurants You Must Not Miss
This article presents a tour through three exquisite Italian restaurants in Durant. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
SE to hold first-ever Giving Day on Wednesday, March 6
Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s office of advancement and the Southeastern Foundation have announced the University’s first-ever Giving Day – A Day for Southeastern – will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. A Day for Southeastern is a concentrated, 24-hour fundraising event providing the Southeastern community...