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.
3-31-06 - A Fort Hood soldier and an airman from Houston have been killed in action in Iraq. The Department of Defense announced Friday the death of 21-year old Private First Class Sean D. Tharp of Orlando, Florida.
DOD says Tharp was killed Tuesday in Baghdad when soldiers came under fire while on patrol. Tharp was assigned to the First Battalion, 22nd Infantry, First Brigade of the Fourth Infantry Division at Fort Hood. The Defense Department says 37-year-old Technical Sergeant Walter M. Moss Junior died Wednesday while trying to defuse a homemade bomb near Baghdad.
The Texan was assigned to the 366th Civil Engineer Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho.