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.
3-5-04 - An 11-year-old Durant girl taken by her non-custodial father on Friday has been found in Arkansas.
Patrick Leon Green was arrested and charged with felony kidnapping. Eleven-year-old Shelby Green had not seen her father since Christmas, and when he showed up Friday at the Crescent Creek Apartments in Durant offering to take her on a trip, she went with him.
Relatives contacted Shelby's mother, saying she was in Lone Oak, Arkansas. Authorities reunited the mother and daughter today.