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.
06-03-04 - A local bee expert says killer bees are already in Texoma. Wednesday afternoon, a Trenton man and his two dogs were attacked by the highly aggressive bees.
Charlie Dodson was stung 12 times; his dogs were stung numerous times. Just days earlier on Sunday, another bee attack resulted in the death of a 50 pound dog.
William Bradford, a local beekeeper, says this is just the beginning. Africanized bees are swarming north from Brazil and experts believe they will keep traveling until they reach temperatures they can no longer tolerate.
If you are attacked by the smaller and more aggressive bees, take shelter immediately.