Johnston County, OK

Red White and Boom in Tishomingo kicks off with ribbon cutting

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KXII) - After a year of being in business, a Tishomingo bar is adding on with a restaurant. Friday evening they cut the ribbon on the expansion, alongside the kickoff for Johnston County’s Red White and Boom celebration. Owner Clint Capper said over the past year they’ve...
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Preview: Johnston County Red, White, & Boom celebration

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KTEN) — The Johnston County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the annual Red, White & Boom event. "It's starting Friday at 4:30 at the Tishomingo Ice House. It's their one-year anniversary, and they are going to have an ax-throwing truck come and have a big party,” said Chamber spokesperson Jesi Jackson. “Then the fireworks at the football field are at nine. It's the Vulcan fireworks show. They sponsored it and are wonderful, and then a street dance on Main Street."
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July 4th fireworks shows across Texoma

TEXAS, OKLAHOMA (KXII) - There is a lot of options for those seeking fireworks this Fourth of July across Texoma. Johnston County Red, White, and Boom Celebration- Festivities begin Friday evening from 9 p.m. through 11:59 p.m., at the Tishomingo High School Football Field with festivities continuing Saturday. Lights on...
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Johnston County residents have questions about proposed mine

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — Johnston County residents shared their concerns about a proposed surface mining project during an informal conference on Wednesday. "They are digging deep holes, piling dirt up 400 or 500 feet high," said Gary Greene. "That's a concern because Johnston County is one of the most beautiful counties in Oklahoma."

Johnston Co. manhunt subjects caught

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - Two suspects have been arrested after a manhunt in Johnston County. The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office says that 38-year-old Marshall Ray Hogan and 34-year-old Stevie Lynn Morgan were captured around 5:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. The police department also thanked several departments and ranchers in...

Man charged with indecent exposure in Johnston County

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - A man was booked into the Johnston County Jail on two charges Friday night. According to law enforcement, Casey Dale Dewitt was booked earlier in the week on one count of indecent exposure and one count of burglary in the second degree. Dewitt has already...

Coleman Fire Department hosts annual fundraiser

COLEMAN, Okla. (KTEN) — The Coleman Volunteer Fire Department invited residents from Johnston County to a baked potato meal and pie auction fundraiser on Sunday. "It is imperative that we have these fundraisers so that we have operational funds for equipment," said Capt. Trevor Dean. "Fuel is a big factor this time of year with the economy."

Jerry Alvord wins State Senate District 14 seat by acclamation

MEET YOUR NEW SENATOR. Ardmore businessman and public servant, Jerry Alvord (left), will fill Senator Frank Simpson’s seat in November. Senator Simpson was elected in November 2010 and will retire this year after faithfully serving the citizens of Love, Carter, Murray and Johnston counties for 12 years. Alvord will be officially sworn in on Nov. 8, 2022.

Car theft suspect, fugitive nabbed in Johnston County

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — Thanks to phone calls from Milburn residents, deputies were able to locate a stolen Chevy Blazer earlier this week. Authorities say when they arrived at the Milburn store on Wednesday, Anthony Themins and another man fled on foot. Johnston County Sheriff Gary Dodd and Undersheriff Christian Smith spotted the two fugitives and caught up with them before taking both down.

Two fugitives arrested together in Johnston County

MILBURN, Okla (KXII) - Two fugitives are in the Johnston County jail after a foot chase with the sheriffs department on Wednesday. According to sheriff Gary Dodd three auto thefts had been reported in Milburn in the past week. The thief had taken a child’s dirt bike as well as...

North Texas man threatens neighbors with machete

BUTCHER PEN, Okla. (KXII) - A Butcher Pen man was arrested Saturday night after threatening his neighbors with a machete. The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call from a resident in Butcher Pen who said their neighbor was threatening them with a machete. Deputies said when...

Sword-wielding man under arrest in Johnston County

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — The Johnston County Sheriff's Office said a Butcher Pen man is behind bars after allegedly threatening his neighbors with a sword on Saturday night. When police arrived, they found the suspect identified as Shane Upchurch standing by his neighbor's driveway before running from police...