Love County, OK

One arrested in Love Co. stabbing

LOVE COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - An Ardmore man was arrested in Love County accused of stabbing a man. According to court documents from the State of Oklahoma, 32-year-old Malcolm Jackson cut and stabbed Lee Vante Wright several times on May 2, 2022. Jackson is charged with assault, battery, or assault...
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Dallas man arrested in Love Co. for cocaine trafficking

LOVE COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - A Dallas man was arrested for trafficking cocaine in Love County. According to court documents from the State of Oklahoma, Thomas Anthony Mansour was arrested on April 27, 2022 by the Chickasaw Lighthorse Police Department with more than 20 grams of cocaine. Court documents show...
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Fatal Love County crash Sunday morning

MARIETTA, Okla. (KXII) - One person is dead and 2 others injured after a crash in Love County. It happened around 4:00 Sunday morning on I-35 near Marietta. Troopers said a vehicle was driving southbound when it drifted off the roadway, hit something on the side of the road and rolled.
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Florida man arrested in Love Co. after using fake ID cards at casino

LOVE COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - A Florida man was arrested in Love County after deputies said he used fake ID cards at a casino. According to court records from The State of Oklahoma, on April 15, 2022, 51-year-old Howard Buenaventura attempted to use two fake driver’s licenses to obtain $9,000 from WinStar Casino.

Running on empty: 150 mph chase ends at Red River

LOVE COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - A high-speed car chase on southbound I-35 sputtered to an end Monday afternoon when the driver ran out of gas, according to the Love County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Marty Grisham said the chase began around the 85 mile marker when a car from a...

UTV backfire causes grassfire in Love County

LOVE COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - Firefighters responded to a small UTV and grassfire Sunday morning. According to the Love County Fire Department, the owner said the machine backfired and caused a grassfire that quickly enveloped the UTV. Firefighters said this is a reminder that even with recent rain, there is...

Durant man accused of slashing man’s throat arrested in Love Co.

MADILL, Okla. (KXII) - A Durant man accused of slashing another man’s throat two years ago was arrested in Love County. According to court documents from The State of Oklahoma, on May 24, 2020 The Marshall County Sheriffs Office responded to an aggravated assault with a knife. Officers said...

Marietta couple charged with animal cruelty

MARIETTA, Okla. (KXII) - Two people in Love County are facing animal cruelty charges. According to court documents from The State of Oklahoma, 21-year-old Myles J Dodd, of Marietta, and 20-year old Tamara Davila, of Marietta, were arrested on Thursday. Dodd and Davila are accused of starving several dogs last...

Love Co., Dickson Firefighters battle grass fire for nearly seven hours

LOVE COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - Multiple Love County Fire Departments and Carter County’s Dickson Fire Department responded to an approximately 450-acre grass fire Sunday afternoon. The Love County Fire Department said the fire was started by someone cooking outside and spread extremely fast across multiple pieces of property in...

First responders learn how to stay safe

LOVE COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — Oklahoma's Traffic Incident Management training program teaches first responders how to stay safe while performing emergency operations on busy roads and highways. Fire Department Love County chairman Chris Reding said when his units operate in traffic, these techniques are critical to avoid injuries or...

Vandal triggers Love County power outage

LOVE COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — The lights went out for more than 1,000 Love County homes and businesses on Thursday night. It wasn't a technical or weather-related snafu, but vandalism to a substation of the Rural Electric Power Association at the intersection of Batson and Jimtown roads about 3.5 miles west of Burneyville.

Love Co. Sheriff’s Office receives new vests

MARIETTA, Okla. (KXII) - The Love County Sheriff’s Office received some new tools to keep deputies safe in the field. According to the Love County Sheriff’s Office, the new load bearing duty vests will replace their old vests, which went out of warranty in February of 2022. The...

Love County firefighters tackle burning house in freezing temps

OVERBROOK, Okla. (KTEN) — Love County firefighters faced freezing temperatures, frozen precipitation and extreme heat as they battled a house fire in Overbrook on Thursday night. Volunteers from multiple departments worked together to try and save the structure. With no nearby hydrants, they utilized a drop-tank and tanker shuttles...
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This landmark catfish and fried pie restaurant has been among the best for 50 years

Fifty years ago, an Oklahoma family opened a homespun catfish restaurant on the banks of the Red River. Now, the giant WinStar gambling casino on the highway draws a bigger crowd, But travelers still find their way to McGehee Catfish Restaurant. Some 50-year-old restaurants aren’t what they used to be....

Grass fires arise following expiration of Love County burn ban

ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - After six weeks people in love county can burn their trash and use fire pits again. But in the little more than 24 hours since the burn ban expired Love County fire departments have had a busy run. “We know people have had piles ready to...

Two fires out of control after Love County burn ban lifted

LOVE COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — Love County's burn ban was lifted Monday after six weeks. Residents who are now planning a controlled burn will have to follow some guidelines. "You need to notify dispatch offices; that way if it gets away, they can notify us,” Criner Hills Fire Department Deputy Chief Michael Campbell said. “You need to have a fire hose on hand, and you always need to be at the fire while it's burning."

Officer fires at suspect who rammed car into patrol vehicles during pursuit in southern Oklahoma

LOVE COUNTY, Okla. — Law enforcement fired at a suspect who authorities said rammed his car into two police vehicles during a pursuit Thursday in southern Oklahoma. Authorities said a pursuit started in Marshall County and went into Love County, where the suspect rammed two police patrol vehicles after he was blocked in. An officer then fired his weapon at the suspect, according to the Love County Sheriff's Office.

Two-county pursuit ends with gunfire near Marietta

LOVE COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — A suspect was shot after leading deputies on a two-county pursuit early Friday morning. The chase started in Marshall County before Todd Lee Looney was cornered in Love County east of Marietta. "The suspect rammed two police patrol vehicles after he was blocked in,...