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New Concerns at Site of Refinery Fire

Updated: 05/21/2006 - Residents who live about five blocks north of a Wynnewood refinery are returning to their homes at their own risk after an acid vapor leak at the plant released harmful fumes into the atmosphere.

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Planes Crash in Ardmore & Marietta

Updated: 05/21/2006 - Two planes crashed in Ardmore and Marietta within a half hour of one another Saturday night. It appears no one has been seriously injured in either crash, which were unrelated. The first...

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Ardmore Teacher Reinstated

Posted: 05/19/2006 - An Ardmore High School teacher suspended earlier this week for using a racial slur in his classroom will not be fired. Friday, school officials said he will be back in the classroom next week.

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Father & Son Killed in Accident

Updated: 05/19/2006 - A father and son were killed Friday morning after a rear-end collision on Highway 199 between Ardmore and Dickson. The accident happened just before 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 199....

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Pushmataha County Drug Sweep Nets 11 Arrests

Updated: 05/19/2006 - In Pushmataha County, a warrant round up netted 11 arrests and a lot of drugs Friday. Sheriff’s officials, along with the district 17 Task Force and OHP took down two meth labs, with small children living in both homes.

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Economic Boom Shaping Future for Durant

Updated: 05/19/2006 - The buildings are going up in Durant and it may be just the beginning. The city says they are currently experiencing an economic boom that could shape the future. The Durant Industrial Authority says right now is the busiest they....

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Old Sherman Foundry Could Be Hazard Site

Updated: 05/19/2006 - A cast-iron foundry in Sherman abandoned for almost 6 years in now catching the attention of the state government, who say it may be a hazard to the environment. Not only an eyesore, the problems with....

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Elderly Woman Shoots Male Intruder

Updated: 05/19/2006 - An 81-year-old woman says she shot a man who was breaking into her home Thursday night, and now deputies in Choctaw County are looking for the two suspects. It happened around 6 p.m. just a...

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Jailers in Question After 11th Escape

Updated: 05/19/2006 - After another escape, the Bryan County Jail is facing more questions about their jailers. Michael Edelan and Justin Reynolds escaped Thursday, even though Reynolds was supposed to be under tight....

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Fire Destroys House Near Sadler

Updated: 05/19/2006 - A Grayson County home burned to the ground Friday morning and authorities say it looks suspicious. Not much was left of the vacant house off of Arkansas Road north of Sadler. When crews arrived on scene just before 6:00 a.m., the house was....

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Drowning Victim Recovered in Lake Murray

Updated: 05/18/2006 - Troopers have found the body of a New York man who had drowned in Lake Murray last Thursday night. They say the body surfaced about 500 yards southeast of the Lodge dock around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Driver Arrested After Driving Into House

Updated: 05/19/2006 - A car slammed into a house north of Ada Wednesday night, injuring two people inside, and Thursday an arrest was made. The accident happened at the intersection of CR 3570 and CR 1510 north of Ada.

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Resolution in Fox Scholarship Controversy

Updated: 05/18/2006 - Wednesday night, First News reported on a story about a Fox student who was selected for a scholarship, under the condition the school presents the award at graduation, and now a resolution to the....

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11 & Counting - Inmates Escape Again

Updated: 05/19/2006 - Two Bryan County inmates apparently walked away from the Auxiliary jail last night. Authorities noticed that Justin Reynolds and Michael Edelen were gone after an anonymous phone call at 10am, some ten...

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Accident Shuts Down 1417 & Hwy. 56

Updated: 05/18/2006 - Two people were flown from the scene of a major accident in Sherman Thursday. One man was ejected from his vehicle and a woman was trapped in hers until firefighters arrived on scene. Both of the...

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Authorities Searching for Theft Suspects

Updated: 05/18/2006 - Fannin and Lamar County authorities had their hands full Thursday afternoon searching for three suspects who led deputies on a high-speed chase. It began when a deputy spotted the suspects....

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Historical Marker Placed in Grayson Co.

Updated: 05/18/2006 - The man behind Grayson County’s name was given a permanent place in local history Thursday, but who exactly was Peter Wagener Grayson? Local historians describe Peter Grayson as an...

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Increase in Travelers for Memorial Day

Updated: 05/18/2006 - Despite rising gas prices the number of people expected to travel during the Memorial Day holiday weekend is predicted to increase this year. Triple-A Oklahoma says an estimated 505,000-700,000....

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Texas State Secretary Visits Sherman

Posted: 05/18/2006 - The Texas Secretary of State made a special trip to Sherman Thursday. Around 40 people, including local government officials were at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom to hear Secretary Roger...

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Fire at Weber Aircraft in Gainesville

Updated: 05/18/2006 - Fire crews extinguished a small fire at Weber Aircraft in Gainesville. The fire began on the roof while a worker was doing construction Wednesday evening. Police officials say the fire was small and...

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Carjacking Suspect Arrested in Carter Co.

Updated: 05/17/2006 - A carjacking suspect on the run since last weekend is now behind bars in Ardmore. Lori Scott was booked into the Carter County Jail for carjacking and first degree forgery. Wednesday morning, police received a tip she was at...

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Local Teacher Wins Free Groceries for a Year

Posted: 05/17/2006 - A local family of eight will be eating for free for the next year. Susie Webb entered the Great Grocery Giveaway on mrsbairds.com using a code from the package of bread she purchases each week. It paid off, as she was the grand....

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Act of Care for Tornado Victims

Updated: 05/17/2006 - 14-year-old Colson Owens was killed by debris as a tornado destroyed his home near the Grayson/Collin County line last Tuesday, and now another tornado victim is opening his heart to help the Owens Family.

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Controversy Rises Over Student Scholarship

Updated: 05/17/2006 - Students at the small Carter County school of Fox are getting ready for graduation on Friday night, but thousands of dollars in scholarship money could be riding on what happens at the ceremony.

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Caddo Nursing Home Trying to Reopen

Updated: 05/17/2006 - Last week, First News told you about the Caddo Nursing Home closing down, leaving residents to find a new home. But this week city and county officials are thinking about ways of getting the nursing...

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