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Damage Estimates Mount; Beware of Scams

Updated: 01/04/2006 - Fire victims are being warned to watch out of scam artists on both sides of the state who hope to turn a quick buck with offers of rebuilding homes destroyed by weeks worth of wildfires.

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Firefighting Planes Arrive in Ardmore

Updated: 01/03/2006 - A source of relief for local firefighters flew into the Ardmore Air Park Tuesday. Two tanker planes are now ready to help with the fires. The planes are being based in Ardmore until early March.

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Fires Take Physical, Financial Toll

Updated: 01/03/2006 - From the time and strength of volunteer firefighters to valuable pasture and grazing land for ranches, the impact of recent wildfires could be felt for months to come. Already, some ranches have had to sell cattle.

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Ardmore Horse Ordinance Challenged

Updated: 01/03/2006 - A Carter County judge is still waiting to make his decision on a controversial new animal ordinance in Ardmore, that would keep livestock out of residential neighborhoods. The law concerning ...

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Fast Moving Fire Claims Sherman Home

Updated: 01/03/2006 - A garage apartment behind a Sherman home was quickly overtaken by flames on Tuesday after a fire began near highways 56 & 289. Sherman firefighters and volunteers helped save the nearby home.

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Train Hits Driver in Sherman

Updated: 01/03/2006 - A 57-year-old Howe man who is hard of hearing was hit by a train as his pick-up crossed a rural road in Sherman Tuesday. Stephen Conn was on Farmington Road when the train spun his truck into a ditch.

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AC Students Earn Credit for Katrina Trip

Updated: 01/03/2006 - A group of 68 students and 3 professors from Austin College will be packing up their tools for college credit, as they head south to do their part in assisting with the continuing Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

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Choctaw Nation Assisting Firefighters

Updated: 01/03/2006 - The Choctaw Nation wrote a $7,000 check to the Grant Fire Department today. This weekend, the Nation is allowing all departments within its borders to fuel up and get gatorade for free.

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Officer-Involved Shooting in Kingston

Updated: 01/03/2006 - A Kingston police officer shot and killed a 42-year-old Texas man Monday night near highway 70, moments after the man tried to run over the officer with a pick-up. Leslie Shawn Crone died a short time later.

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Mine Owners - "We're Sorry for Confusion"

Updated: 01/04/2006 - Ben Hatfield says his company let "the jubilation go on longer than it should have." The head of the company that owns the West Virginia mine where a dozen miners died says his group regrets letting the ...

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Governors Promise Aid for Texas/OK

Updated: 01/02/2006 - Governors Rick Perry and Brad Henry met with fire victims in Texas and Oklahoma Monday, promising a quick response for recovery efforts. Perry tourned fire-ravaged Montague County.

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Bonham Church Rebuilding after Fire

Updated: 01/01/2006 - A Bonham church is starting to rebuild after an arson fire more than a year ago destroyed their old churches. A handful of members from the First Pentecostal Church of God celebrated a groundbreaking off of Highway 121 – Sunday morning.

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Gov Henry: “Danger is Not Over”

Updated: 01/01/2006 - Oklahoma's governor says the "danger is not over" from wildfires hitting his state as well as neighboring Texas and New Mexico. Governor Brad Henry says today was "very challenging."

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A Night of Wildfires Forces Evacuations

Updated: 01/01/2006 - The Nocona Police Department has issued an evacuation for all residents in Nocona, Texas and Stoneburg, Texas. Grassfires in Montague County are out of control and threaten homes...

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Deadly Accident near Pauls Valley

Updated: 01/01/2006 - The New Year got off to a deadly start in Garvin County Sunday morning. A 50-year-old Pauls Valley man was killed after his car went off a county road and hit a bridge pier. Troopers say speed factored into the cause of the accident.

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Grassfire Damages Home in Denison

Updated: 12/31/2005 - Firefighters in Denison battled a large grassfire Saturday afternoon. It started near a home in the 700 block of East Texas. Firefighters say a homeowner was using a meat smoker early Saturday morning...

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Family Escapes Burning Home

Updated: 12/31/2005 - A family of five in Denison was forced to evacuate their burning home on Saturday morning. It took firefighters more than an hour to contain the blaze. The house, located in the 500 block of West Coffin, sustained major damages.

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Governor Henry Tours Fire Damage

Updated: 12/31/2005 - Governor Brad Henry toured fire-damaged areas in central and southern Oklahoma - Saturday. The governor took an aerial tour of damaged areas in Oklahoma City, Carter, Love and Bryan counties before touching down in Achille.

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Air Tankers Returning to Southern OK

Updated: 12/30/2005 - For the 1st time since wildfires ravaged the Arbuckle mountains in 2000, southern Oklahoma will be the temporary home for an air tanker supplied by the US Forestry Service. The plane will be ...

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Home Invasion - Suspect Arrested

Updated: 12/30/2005 - It didn't take Ardmore police long to solve a home invasion that happened Thursday night. Police arrested 20-year-old Tyreese Smith just a few minutes after they say he and two others kicked in a door.

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Fire Relief From Above

Updated: 12/30/2005 - Hope came from the air for firefighters on Thursday afternoon. Two airplanes loaded with flame retardant strafed sections of Caney Creek Road. Reinforcements arrived on the ground by sunset.

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Texas Jurors Get 1st Raise in 52 Years

Updated: 12/30/2005 - Texas jurors are getting the first pay raise in more than 50 years in a state known as one of the stingiest when it comes to paying people for jury duty. The pay will be raised from $6 a day to $40 beginning Monday.

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Pop the Cork - Sherman Celebrates Wet

Updated: 12/30/2005 - Beer, wine and champagne sales could make the New Year especially bright in Sherman this weekend. Store owners are expecting a good turnout after voters decided to allow alcohol sales in the city this year.

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Grave Digging Suspect Arrested

Updated: 12/29/2005 - A Durant man is suspected of digging a hole at a gravesite in a Durant cemetery on Christmas day. Jeffery Brown was arrested two days later for disturbing the peace and kicking at a video store employee.

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Protecting Your Home From Wildfires

Updated: 12/29/2005 - Experts say there are some simple ways to help protect your home from wildfires. From watering your lawn and roof to cleaning up pine needles and scrap wood, they say every little bit helps.

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