Bennington, OK

Durant City Council votes to fire city manager

DURANT, Oklahoma (KXII) - The position of city manager seems to be a revolving door in Durant. In May of 2016, Durant’s city manager Sarah Sherrer, was placed on paid leave and later fired after a criminal investigation. Sherrer was accused of loading and firing a gun in her...
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Calera man arrested for burglary at Durant auto repair shop

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - A Calera man has been charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into four cars. According to court documents from the State of Oklahoma, 41-year-old Joshua Allen Covington broke into four vehicles owned by Usry Auto House in August. Covington allegedly lifted the hood on all four...
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Durant looks for improvement in Vargas' third year

DURANT, Oklahoma (KTEN) - 2021 was tough for the Durant Lions and playing 5A football, you never get a week off. However, there seems to be a different feeling around the program as head coach Todd Vargas enters his third season in that position. "I came in my freshman year...

Man flown to Oklahoma hospital after Johnston County crash

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - A man was flown to an Oklahoma hospital after a crash in Johnston County. The crash happened around 3:47 p.m. Friday afternoon on Kirby Road near Wapanucka. According to Troopers, a pickup was taking a 90-degree turn, heading northbound on Kirby Road when it drifted...

Durant Lions

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - High school football has arrived in Oklahoma, and for the Durant Lions, they couldn’t be more ready to get started. “We’re excited,” head coach Todd Vargas aid. “It’s been a long spring and summer. The kids and coaches have been working so hard. To get out here the first day is always fun and exciting.”

Red River runoff: Reid faces Maynard in House District 21

The two Republicans running to become the next representative from House District 21 in the Durant area grew up on opposite sides of the Red River. Cody Maynard is a church accountant who originally hails from Texas, and Dustin Reid is a Choctaw Nation employee who has never lived outside Oklahoma, a factor Reid says “carries a lot of weight” in his mind.

Billie Swiney

Billie Jean (Jeffery) Swiney was born Sunday, September 24, 1933 in Bridgeport, Texas to Frank Jeffery and Jerrie (Carter) Jeffery. She departed this life on Saturday, August 6, 2022 in Durant, Okla., at the age of 88. Billie grew up and attended schools in Jacksboro, Texas. At the age of...

Diana Gwen Cubley

Diana Gwen Cubley, 73, of Durant, passed from this life August 3, 2022. She was born November 22, 1948 in Durant, Oklahoma to parents Joseph Charles and Charlene Jo McDonough. Diana was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Margie May. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Cubley;...

Joyce Dufur

Joyce Runnell Dufur left this world August 3, 2022. Joyce expired at her home after a lengthy hospital stay and rejoined her husband of 70 years, Bill. Joyce was born February 20, 1934, to Wiley and Vonnie (Brewer) Airington of Caddo, Okla. She was a 1952 graduate of Caddo High School and upon graduation married Bill Dufur.

Annie Henson

Annie Lee Henson, of Bennington, Okla., passed from this life on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at the age of 78. She was born on Friday, February 25, 1944 in Bennington to Robert Dee and Mary Lodemi (Stanley) Henson. She spent her life loving and serving the Lord and her community....

Caney PD Drug Arrest for Possession and Distribution

Caney PD says this was a culmination of a lot of hard work and many hours that officers put in to help get drugs off the streets. Caney PD would like to thank the citizens of Caney as well as citizens from Independence and the Independence Police Department who all helped apprehend Fahler.

Second man arrested, charged in fatal robbery attempt of south Oklahoma dispensary

A second man is in custody and charged with murder connected to an attempted robbery at a Thackerville dispensary last month that turned deadly. Austin Pate, 18, was arrested Thursday at his home in Calera and was extradited to Love County, according to The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Court records show that Pate was charged with first-degree murder, robbery or attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy.

Growth plans for Durant airport

DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — There are a number of proposals to expand Durant Regional Airport, also known as Eaker Field. In the near future, the airport wants to offer additional space for more aircraft to accommodate Durant's rapid growth. Additionally, the aviation program at Southeastern Oklahoma State University creates...

Choctaw Casino & Resort celebrates its 35 year anniversary

Our next guests traveled across the Red River to be with us today from Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Oklahoma. It's a popular entertainment destination for north Texans since it's only about an hour and a half drive from DFW. Choctaw is celebrating its 35 anniversary all month long and they're going all in.

Bryan County man behind bars after leading police on pursuit

DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — A Bryan County man is behind bars after leading Durant police on a pursuit Wednesday. Detective Brandon Mitchell said police tried to pull over 49-year-old Jason Shoemake for a traffic violation. But he failed to pull, over leading police on a chase through Durant. "During...

Second man in custody after deadly dispensary robbery in Thackerville

BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - On Thursday, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) announced they arrested a second man in connection with a deadly dispensary robbery in Thackerville. Special Agents from the OSBI said they located Austin Pate (12/19/2003) at his residence in Calera, and transported him to the...

Durant, Okla. police arrest Texas top-10 fugitive during traffic stop

The Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas DPS) says they have one of their top-1o most wanted fugitives back in custody. According to Texas DPS, the Durant (Okla.) Police Department arrested 52-year-old John Robert Havener during a traffic stop last month. Havener had been wanted since M arch 2022, when...