Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
4-12-05 – A nine year old child died after he was kicked by a horse in a remote area in Durant. Police say Kevin Sheffield was playing in a pasture at his home on Cale Switch Road when he was kicked in the head.
Authorities believe the child tried to pet a colt, when he was kicked by the mare.
A family member found the injured boy around 6:00 p.m. A medical helicopter flew him to a Dallas hospital where he died late Monday night.