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.
05-22-06 - A Denison man has been accused of raping a woman who picked him up on Texoma Parkway in Sherman. 33-year-old Jerely Birdow of Denison was arrested for sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman.
Police say Birdow forced her to drive to a wooded area in the east of Sherman, sexually assaulted her, and choked her unconscious. The victim woke up a short time later and went to police for help.
On Sunday, police say Birdow contacted them willing to talk. He was arrested at the police station after questioning.