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.
05-19-04 - Three year old Champagne Jackson is in Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth after she was attacked by a pit bull Tuesday night. The dog ripped the muscle on her left arm and broke it in three places.
The little girl was at her babysitter's home on McClain Street in Gainesville when she and several other children went next door to jump on a neighbor’s trampoline. The pit bull had been let out of the neighbor’s home and when Jackson tried to pet the dog it barked then attacked her after she tried to run away.
Jackson has already had two surgeries and is in stable condition. The pit bull was put to sleep Wednesday afternoon. Authorities are investigating whether or not to file charges against the home owner.