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.
(Vatican City-AP) -- Pope John Paul is keeping up a Good Friday
tradition at the Vatican. The pope has heard confessions from eleven Catholics of various ethnic backgrounds. Aides wheeled the 83-year-old pontiff into a mahogany confessional booth near the main altar of St. Peter's Basilica. He's also been leading an afternoon service marking the crucifixion of Christ. John Paul used to carry a wooden cross during an evening procession symbolizing Christ's path to being crucified. But he stopped three years ago because of health problems. Instead, he'll deliver a blessing at the end of the procession. The pope will also preside over an Easter vigil Mass tomorrow, and celebrate an Easter Sunday Mass.