Weather Aware conditions continue overnight due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 a.m. for the northernmost portions of Texoma including Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Murray and Pontotoc Counties 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! Rain ends NW to SE during the day Thursday.
2-24-06- The family of an Ada man is settling its wrongful death lawsuit against a Pontotoc County nursing home for $900,000.
The family of 86-year old Sam Buchanan sued IHS Ballard Nursing Center saying Buchanan suffered deep bedsores, numerous infections and severe malnutrition while living in the home for three months in 2002. Buchanan died at an Ada hospital in December 2002.