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.
5-27-04 - Local authorities are on the lookout for two inmates who walked away from a prison work detail around 1pm in Hugo.
Leonard Chapman, 33, and Anthony Morrison, 38, were mowing grass near the Hugo county barn when they managed to slip out of sight of guards. The men were on a work detail from the McCloud Correctional Center in Atoka when they escaped.
Chapman is serving a 15-year sentence for drugs, but has a history of assault. Morrison is serving a 6-year sentence for burglary. Both men are considered armed and dangerous and are suspected of stealing a 1998 Jeep Cherokee, that's either silver or gold in color.
This is the third McCloud escape this month. James Trammell escaped on May 17th.