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Sandbagging in Calera

Posted: 06/26/2007 - Calera volunteer firefighters say as soon as they left their day jobs, they went straight to work. Crews were sandbagging several homes where the water was starting to creep in.

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Great Days of Service

Updated: 06/26/2007 - SHERMAN -- Rain or shine, Sherman residents are rolling up their sleeves preparing to help others in projects across the city. Although the Great Days of Service organizers planned their events months ago, they say their goal is to help as many people as possible.

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West Nile a concern in southern Oklahoma

Updated: 06/27/2007 - CARTER COUNTY, Okla. -- Health officials are urging people to be on the lookout for mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry. Health experts say West Nile is a major concern in Carter County. Several cases were reported last year, one of which was fatal.

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High-speed chase in Ardmore

Updated: 06/26/2007 - ARDMORE, Okla. -- A man led police on a high-speed chase after filling up his car with gas and taking off without paying. Police say the suspect was going 85 miles per hour before the chase ended at the intersection of Commerce and Stanley.

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National Guardsmen at the ready in Sherman

Updated: 06/26/2007 - SHERMAN -- Some extra help is headed to Sherman. Governor Rick Perry has ordered the deployment of National Guardsmen in the event of another round of major flooding.

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Sherman’s sirens keeping city safe

Posted: 06/26/2007 - SHERMAN -- The City of Sherman has 19 warning sirens throughout the city, most of which are activated by the fire department. We asked Fire Chief Jeff Jones to find out what exactly those sirens mean and what to do when you hear them.

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After-action report from bio-terror drill

Updated: 06/26/2007 - ARDMORE, Okla. -- Carter County officials are calling last week's bio-terror simulation a success. In addition to Carter County, health and emergency officials from Johnston, Jefferson, and Love Counties held an 'after-action' meeting to discuss the highlights and areas that needed work.

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Retired UNT prof admits to public corruption

Updated: 06/26/2007 - SHERMAN, Texas (AP) - An embezzlement investigation could land a retired University of North Texas professor in federal prison for a decade. James Jarrett Glass pleaded guilty on Monday in Sherman to public corruption charges.

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Highway 75 North reopened

Updated: 06/26/2007 - BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. -- An accident had forced a section of northbound U.S. Highway 75 between Calera and Colbert to shut down Tuesday morning but the highway has since reopened, and traffic should be moving normally at this time.

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Loaded gun found in cell of suspected killer

Updated: 06/26/2007 - PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. -- A loaded 9-millimeter handgun was found in the cell of a suspected killer. Pontotoc County Undersheriff Joe Glover says the gun was found during an unannounced search at the county jail.

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Cigna welcomes workers to new facility

Updated: 06/26/2007 - DENISON -- Cigna opened the doors of its brand new building on Monday. Employees say it's like going to school for the first time all over again. Company officials say it's an upgrade from their last building on Taylor Street in Sherman and the K-Mart building they left behind in Sherman.

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Hard at work at WNJ

Updated: 06/26/2007 - SHERMAN -- While the hospital was spared from the Sherman flood waters, they were flooded with patients who escaped rising waters and came to the hospital for shelter.

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Officials hope grant will create more jobs in Ardmore

Posted: 06/25/2007 - ARDMORE, Okla. -- Changes at Ardmore's Industrial Park have been underway for some time. Now development officials are looking at another boost to the number of jobs and the local economy.

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Carjacking in Ardmore

Updated: 06/25/2007 - ARDMORE, Okla. -- Authorities are looking for two carjackers who forced an Ardmore woman from her vehicle on Saturday.

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Grayson Co. extends disaster declaration indefinitely

Updated: 06/25/2007 - GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- Officials say with such extensive flood damage in the area, they have decided to extend the disaster declaration. Judge Drue Bynum says he's hoping for federal assistance, but that decision now lies with the President.

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Red Cross offering rent assistance to flood victims

Updated: 06/25/2007 - SHERMAN -- The Red Cross is still hard at work here in Sherman helping those in need. Now they're offering one month’s rent to families displaced by the flood. Officials say that more than 150 families have filed for Red Cross assistance in Grayson County alone.

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Power restored at TMC

Updated: 06/25/2007 - DENISON -- Power is back up and running at Texoma Medical Center a few days after fire caused the hospital to run on back-up generators. Crews had been working on restoring power since a small fire early Thursday morning.

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'Kids Serving Kids'

Posted: 06/25/2007 - HOWE, Tex. --Over the past few days, private and public charity organizations across North Texas have reached out to flood victims, but one group was started by a seven-year-old boy who has plenty of experience in helping people who have been devastated by natural disasters.

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Boy, 15, shot in Sherman altercation

Updated: 06/25/2007 - SHERMAN -- A shooting in Sherman early Monday morning has left a teenage boy in serious condition. It happened at about 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of East and Evergreen. Shaquille Blair, 15, was taken to Wilson N. Jones hospital after being shot in the back.

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Texas extends state tax deadline for flood victims

Updated: 06/25/2007 - Here's some good news if you are cleaning up storm damage and need a little extra help. Texas State Comptroller Susan Combs is allowing residents in four North Texas counties to postpone state taxes if necessary.

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Red Cross sets up service center in Sherman

Updated: 06/25/2007 - SHERMAN -- The American Red Cross has announced the opening of a service center in Sherman. Starting Monday, the Red Cross will set up inside the Christian Family Activity Center at Fairview Baptist Church on Taylor Street.

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Missing Texas man found

Updated: 07/02/2007 - LOVE COUNTY, Okla. - Just hours after KXII first aired a story about Jack Powell, a missing man from Valley View, Texas, his family says he's been found.

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Gainesville clean-up continues

Updated: 06/25/2007 - GAINESVILLE -- Hundreds of homes were either damaged or completely ruined by the rising waters and today city leaders want to let everyone know that they are making progress in trying to restore as much as they can.

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Soldier tells of positive experience

Updated: 07/02/2007 - Many soldiers serve their country, but one Lone Grove man has a unique story to tell about his service in Iraq. Teddy Safo spoke to him and tells us about his positive experience.

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Getting through it in Gainesville

Updated: 06/25/2007 - GAINESVILLE -- The Antioch New Hope Missionary Baptist Church has been serving the community for a hundred years. Now thanks to the efforts from a restoration company out of Dallas, they are getting through the devastation to begin another hundred years of service.

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