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Pointe Vista releases plans in Marshall County

Updated: 03/13/2009 - KINGSTON, OK -- Residents of Marshall County were invited to a special meeting Thursday, concerning a controversial land deal. For the first time in almost a year, representatives of Pointe Vista spoke out about their plans for the development.

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Paris factory employees file federal racial discrimination, harassment complaint

Updated: 03/12/2009 - PARIS, TX ― Another Turner Industries employee has come forward claiming he too is a victim of racial discrimination and harassment. Some African American employees of the Paris plant say they have complained to their supervisors about unfair treatment and threats. Now they are taking their complaints to the federal government. Rita Kotey has more.

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Natural gas plant could be coming to Savoy this fall

Posted: 03/12/2009 - FANNIN COUNTY, TX ― After two years of planning construction a $1.4 billion power plant in Savoy could begin this fall. The Patillo Branch Power Plant would use natural gas and work in conjunction with the gas substation on U.S. Highway 82.

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New tax breaks could save you some cash in 2009

Updated: 03/12/2009 - SHERMAN, TX ― As the April 15 deadline looms closer the Internal Revenue Service says they could save you some cash on your taxes this year. Rashi Vats has details.

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Judge moves racially charged Paris trial

Posted: 03/12/2009 - PARIS, TX - A judge today moved the trial of two white men accused in the 2008 death of a black man from Paris who was run over and dragged by a pickup.

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2 killed in Stringtown house fire

Updated: 03/12/2009 - ATOKA COUNTY, OK -- A fatal fire in Stringtown claimed the lives of a woman and her grandson Wednesday night. Firefighters believe they may already know what started the fire.

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Accusations of animal neglect arise in Love County

Posted: 03/11/2009 - LOVE COUNTY, OK ― Some Love County residents say they are concerned about possible animal neglect. Photos of the animals may be disturbing, but are these horses truly mistreated? Daniel Armbruster has more.

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Warrant roundup begins in Grayson Co.

Updated: 03/12/2009 - GRAYSON COUNTY, TX ― The Third Annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup is underway, and law enforcement across the state are cracking down on those with outstanding arrest warrants. Rashi Vats rode along with Grayson County Sheriff's deputies as some folks got that dreaded knock at the door.

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Bokchito school bus accident raises questions on bus stops on busy roads

Posted: 03/11/2009 - BRYAN COUNTY, OK ― Rock Creek Public School students were back in class Wednesday, and buses are running normally just over 24 hours after several students were injured in a school bus accident on U.S. Highway 70 East of Bokchito. First News reporter Rita Kotey looked at the laws regarding school buses stopped on busy roads.

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Major drug bust in Ardmore

Updated: 03/11/2009 - ARDMORE, OK -- Ardmore PD seized thousands of dollars in crack cocaine and cash at a residence on 12th Avenue Northwest on Tuesday. James Lewis Spearman, 22, was arrested pending charges including trafficking a controlled and dangerous substance, maintaining a dwelling for the use and sale of narcotics, and possession of marijuana.

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Carter Co. to close Saturday

Updated: 03/11/2009 - OKLAHOMA CITY - The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Carter County will end operations at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, disaster officials announced today. The center will reopen in the same location Monday, March 16, as a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center to provide face-to-face assistance with low-interest disaster loans for Oklahoma residents and businesses affected by February severe storms and tornadoes.

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The Wishing Well

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Everyday a child is diagnosed with a life threatening illnesses. But it’s not everyday, that their wishes are granted. An organization in Texoma is now working to change that, giving children with catastrophic illnesses a chance to have their dreams come true.

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New Social Host ordinance in Durant

Updated: 03/10/2009 - DURANT, OK -- Durant City Council members passed a new ordinance that will create stiffer punishment for those who give alcohol to minors. It's a joint effort with law enforcement and school officials to decrease the number of underage drinkers during the time between spring break and graduation. And as Rita Kotey reports, it's meeting with mixed reaction.

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Calorie counting at Oklahoma restaurants?

Updated: 03/10/2009 - ARDMORE, OK -- You can read the exact calorie content and nutritional facts of food in the grocery store, what if you could do the same in local restaurants? Some Oklahoma lawmakers are proposing legislation that could mandate just that.

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7 injured in school bus accident near Bokchito

Updated: 03/11/2009 - BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. ― Emergency personnel in Bryan Co. responded to an accident involving a semi and a Rock Creek school bus that injured 7 people on U.S. Highway 70 East, 2 miles east of downtown Bokchito at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday.

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Pair accused of 3 armed robberies in Bryan Co. in custody

Updated: 03/10/2009 - DURANT, OK ― Two Frisco area men have been charged with the robberies of three Bryan County businesses over a span of the last 30 days. Brandon Wilson and Jermey Jones, both 19 years old, were captured Monday night in Durant after they allegedly robbed a Carl’s Jr. Restaurant in Durant earlier Monday evening.

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Grayson County chooses company to operate jail

Updated: 03/10/2009 - SHERMAN, TX -- After years of talk about upgrading the Grayson County Jail, county leaders say they're closer to making that happen. But it's a decision that has some residents upset. Rashi Vats found out where the county stands on the facility's future.

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Legislation could bring casinos to Texas

Posted: 03/09/2009 - BRYAN COUNTY, OK ― Soon Texas residents may get to cash in on the slot machines a little closer to home. There's a debate in the State Legislature which could allow casinos in Texas, and it's possible one could come to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Rita Kotey has more.

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Dry conditions threaten livelihood of Carter Co. ranchers

Posted: 03/09/2009 - CARTER COUNTY, OK ― High wind, warm weather, and a lack of rain aren't only making for dangerous weather conditions. They're threatening the livelihood of area farmers and ranchers. Shelby Levins has more.

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Grayson Co. announces warrant roundup

Posted: 03/09/2009 - GRAYSON COUNTY, TX ― Texas state law enforcement is rounding up residents with outstanding warrants to get them to pay up. Grayson County Sheriff’s officials say they have 300-400 outstanding warrants to serve in the county, which include overdue court fines and unpaid parking tickets.

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