Men set new record after noodling nearly 90-pound catfish from Oklahoma lake

KONAWA, Okla. – Two men set a new Oklahoma lake record after noodling a nearly 90-pound catfish recently! According to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Jayson Spencer was assisted by Brandon Lamoni in noodling the new lake record flathead catfish at Lake Konawa. The fish was 87.85 pounds and measured 53 3/4 inches in […]

Oklahoma communities cleaning up after severe storms uproot trees, damage homes

KONAWA, Okla. – Residents in one part of the state are cleaning up after severe storms hit their communities hard overnight. High winds from severe storms early Wednesday morning hit several communities in south Central Oklahoma. Trees were uprooted in Konawa, near Hillside Drive and Maple Street, with some crashing onto homes, along with homes […]

DEQ: Boil orders lifted for Sardis Lake, Konawa Assembly of God water systems

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced that the boil order for the Sardis Lake and Konawa Assembly of God water systems have been lifted. The water is now safe for human consumption. The Sardis Lake Water Authority, located in Pushmataha County, boil order was issued due to the presence […]

Update: Man’s body discovered inside rural Oklahoma home

UPDATE: The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says, “After closer inspection of a body found in rural Seminole County Tuesday morning, investigators believe Justin Hinkle is likely not a victim of homicide.” Hinkle’s body was found in a rural area near Konawa. It took nearly a week for family members to find him. The medical […]

Oklahoma man pleads guilty after filming little boy being drop-kicked in head

KONAWA, Okla. – A Konawa man has pleaded guilty to charges related to child abuse after a video surfaced on social media last year. The video shows a 15-year-old repeatedly drop kicking an 8-year-old in the head. According to police, Joshua Whittington and the teen’s mother, Tracy Casteel, watched and recorded the whole thing. The […]

20 Oklahoma schools awarded $100,000 grants

OKLAHOMA – Twenty elementary schools across Oklahoma will receive grants to help students improve reading grades. The Systems of Changing Oklahoma Reading Expectations(SCORE) grants are designed to help schools improve literacy rates under the Reading Sufficiency Act(RSA). The grants fund reading programs in schools that have proven especially motivated toward addressing illiteracy. According to the Oklahoma […]

Federal government may take over Oklahoma’s drinking water

Oklahoma needs money to avoid losing its power to regulate its own drinking water. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is struggling to comply with new federal drinking water regulations. The ODEQ says they need $2 million to comply with three Environmental Protection Agency rules from 2005 and 2006. The state environmental agency has asked […]

Town without running water

KONAWA, Okla. – The city of Konawa is without running water and officials believe it could take days to fix.   The water went out early Monday morning. Mayor Virginia Simms said they have had a history of problems with the well water system in Konawa. “Two years ago we were without water for five […]

Still no water in Konawa

KONAWA, Okla. – Work crews continue to try to fix a problem that has left people in Konawa without running water for over two days.   Officials have yet to pinpoint what has caused the water outage.   Workers were out replacing blow-back valves at the city wells Tuesday afternoon. They were also looking for any pipe […]

Konawa Public Schools cancel classes due to “possible safety concern”

KONAWA, Okla. – Konawa Public Schools cancelled classes for the day due to a “possible safety concern.” Police say an indirect threat to the school had been made via text message. At this time, there is no word where the call came from, but we do know the Konawa Public Schools Superintendent cancelled classes for the […]

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