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Residents want church to take down sign

Updated: 01/04/2009 - COOKE COUNTY, TX -- There is some controversy brewing in a small Cooke County Community, and it centers around a local church. A group of residents say that the Mount Pleasant Baptist has overstepped it’s bounds with its newest addition. Josh Stevenson has the story.

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Investigation continues of serial arsonists in Carter, Love Counties

Updated: 01/02/2009 - CARTER COUNTY, OK ― Investigators have spent the past three months looking for the serial arsonists who set several destructive fires in southern Oklahoma. Now the Oklahoma State Fire Marshall's Office says other recent fires are also being called arson, and they think they know why these fires are being set. Daniel Armbruster has more.

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Proposed bill would put prayer back in Oklahoma schools

Updated: 01/02/2009 - OKLAHOMA CITY ― A proposed amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution could mean the return of prayer in school and other public places. First News reporter Rita Kotey talked to the Oklahoma lawmaker sponsoring the bill.

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Lawmaker seeks prayer in school

Posted: 01/02/2009 - OKLAHOMA CITY - A state lawmaker wants voters to amend the state constitution to allow prayer in schools, a proposal that critics say is unnecessary.

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Mobile home destroyed by fire in Love County

Updated: 01/02/2009 - MARIETTA -- A mobile home was destroyed Thursday as a grass fire burned several acres in Love County. Firefighters who responded say they believe the fire was started by an exhaust pipe from a truck.

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Cooke officials take oaths of office

Updated: 01/02/2009 - GAINESVILLE -- Elected officials in Cooke County came to work for at least part of the holiday on Thursday. Several officeholders were sworn into office.

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Alcohol sales increase

Updated: 12/31/2008 - SHERMAN, TX. -- It's evident that quite a few people plan to partake in those holiday beverages by the lines at the local liquor stores. Store managers say they expect that increase in sales to continue ofver the next few days. As Rita Kotey tells us, while other retail shopping may be taking a hit, alcohol is still a big seller.

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Murray Co. standoff suspect in custody

Posted: 12/31/2008 - MURRAY COUNTY, OK ―After a standoff Tuesday night ended peacefully in Murray County, the suspect, 54-year-old Paul Lewis, is behind bars Wednesday, charged with domestic abuse and convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

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Tire workers returning to Ardmore plant

Posted: 12/31/2008 - ARDMORE, OK - About 240 employees at the Michelin tire plant will soon return to their jobs after an eight-week furlough.

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Most Viewed Stories of 2008

Updated: 12/31/2008 - It was a year to remember across the world and here in Texoma. From the tragic to the bizarre to the downright disgusting, here are the most clicked web stories for 2008.

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Dangerous railroad crossings

Updated: 12/30/2008 - MURRAY CO., OK -- Another area man says it was only a few months ago when he was hit by a train on the same railroad tracks that Coach Jeff Nye was crossing when he was killed. He says something should be done about these dangerous crossings.

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New legislation gives seniors tax break

Posted: 12/30/2008 - SHERMAN, TX ―Many senior citizens will get a bit of a tax break next year, thanks to new legislation that was passed by Congress a couple of weeks ago. Rashi Vats has the details.

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Oklahoma considering elimination of grocery tax

Updated: 12/30/2008 - DURANT, OK ― Oklahoma lawmakers are looking for a way to boost the state's economy and help struggling families. One possible idea is to eliminate the grocery tax. Rita Kotey talked to officials about how much money that could save residents.

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Beloved Sulphur coach remembered by family, friends

Updated: 12/30/2008 - SULPHUR, OK ― Beloved Sulphur assistant football coach and teacher Jeffrey Nye was killed in a tragic accident Monday night. Nye was remembered by family, friends, coworkers, and students on Tuesday. Daniel Armbruster reports.

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State Highway 289 Extension ahead of schedule in Grayson Co.

Updated: 12/30/2008 - GRAYSON COUNTY, TX ― The State Highway 289 Extension has been in the works for almost a decade now, but the project is actually ahead of schedule. Rashi Vats has an update on what the county expects to spend once the road is open for traffic.

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Safe Family: Railroad Crossing Safety

Posted: 12/30/2008 - As a southern Oklahoma community mourns the loss of a longtime coach and educator, we look at the dangers of railroad crossings in this Safe Family report.

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Health insurer to cover autism

Updated: 12/30/2008 - TULSA, OK - An Oklahoma health insurer says it plans to offer coverage for clients with autism. But Sen. Jay Paul Gumm of Durant, who is passionate about the issue, said the move won't derail his efforts to have all companies cover autism.

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