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2 injured in head-on collision on FM 1417 in Sherman

Posted: 06/08/2009 - SHERMAN, TX -- An accident in Sherman in a highly-traveled construction zone left two people injured Monday. A Chevy HHR collided head-on with a Lincoln Navigator on FM 1417 at the State Highway 56 intersection around 1:45 p.m.

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Ardmore has new deputy chief of police

Updated: 06/08/2009 - ARDMORE, OK -- The City of Ardmore has a new deputy chief of police. Deputy Chief Richard Ackerman joins the Ardmore Police Department from Valencia, California.

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New Miss Oklahoma is from Ada

Posted: 06/08/2009 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The newly crowned Miss Oklahoma says judges who selected her over 41 other contestants in the statewide pageant were looking for more than just a pretty face.

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School rezoning questioned in Ardmore

Updated: 06/08/2009 - ARDMORE, OK -- Ardmore school district residents will determine the fate of 148 households on Tuesday. Voters will head to the polls to decide whether or not to allow one section of their district to be rezoned for the Plainview school system.

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Homelessness a harsh reality for many recession victims

Updated: 06/08/2009 - DENISON, TX – While experts say the recession could come to an end in 2009, many Americans are still feeling the financial strain. So are the volunteer organizations that work to help them. And as we see in our Live United Report, now is the time they’re needed most.

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Highport getting back to business

Posted: 06/07/2009 - POTTSBORO, TX -- In 2007, the waters of Lake Texoma devastated Highport Marina. Just 2 years later, the rising lake level threatened to do similar damage.

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Captain Sullenberger Arrives In Denison

Updated: 06/07/2009 - DENISON,TX-It's not often that a city of about 25,000 people gets to welcome home a national hero. The city of Denison is actually recognizing three men who all have played a key role in representing their home-town. Rita Kotey was in Denison today for the arrival of Captain Chesley Sullenberger.

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Hutchison lands in Denison

Updated: 06/05/2009 - DENISON, TX -- A King Air 200 dual propeller airplane landed today at the North Texas Regional Airport. Emerging from the cabin, one of the highest profile people to ever pass through the terminal doors, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R - Texas).

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Local veterans emphasize proper flag disposal

Posted: 06/05/2009 - GRAYSON COUNTY, TX--Local veteran’s organizations are joining forces for the first time to make sure a symbol of our country is treated the right way.

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Cooke Co. family offers reward in son’s murder

Updated: 06/06/2009 - COOKE COUNTY, TX -- The parents of a Cooke County man killed south of Gainesville earlier this year are now offering a reward to help find their son's killer. Barry Pruitt died in a fire that broke out in the bedroom of his house off Spring Creek Road around 2:30 a.m. on January 10.

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Toddler hit by car in Ada

Posted: 06/05/2009 - ADA, OK -- A two-year-old Ada boy is recovering in the hospital after being accidentally hit by a truck. Ada Police say the accident happened Thursday evening in the 1100 block of North Oak.

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New booster seat law clarified

Updated: 06/06/2009 - There has been some confusion about a new state law that requires all children younger than eight (8) years old, UNLESS taller than 4’9” to be in child passenger safety seat system. Texas DPS Tropper Mark Tackett stopped by the studio to explain this morning on First News AM.

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McMillion testifies in Grayson Co. murder trial

Updated: 06/05/2009 - SHERMAN, TX -- The trial for a Sherman woman accused of killing her husband and dumping his body in Louisiana continued Friday in Sherman as a tearful Patricia McMillion took the stand. First News reporter Rita Kotey blogged the events live from the courtroom on Thursday and Friday.

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Ardmore convenience store robbed at gunpoint

Updated: 06/05/2009 - ARDMORE, OK -- After an Ardmore convenience store was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night, police are asking for your help to find the suspect.

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Ada women sentenced in murder for hire case

Updated: 06/05/2009 - MUSKOGEE, OK -- Two Ada women who pleaded guilty to trying to hire someone to kill a U.S. Army soldier's wife in a bizarre love triangle have been sentenced. Tonia Mullins was sentenced to six years in prison, and Regina Hercules received a four year sentence.

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Unique art form earns young artist scholarships and more

Updated: 06/04/2009 - HEALDTON – Trevor Aycox hasn’t even started high school yet, but still the young artist is turning heads locally and has earned scholarship money to attend an international art camp. But Trevor is not your average 13-year-old.

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Sherman newlyweds prove it’s never too late to fall in love

Updated: 06/04/2009 - SHERMAN, TX -- A ceremony held Thursday at a Sherman retirement community proves it's never too late to fall in love. Irene Dissing, 87, and Bob Haas, 90, were married at the Renaissance Retirement Community in Sherman.

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Charges dismissed in Paris dragging death

Updated: 06/04/2009 - PARIS, Texas (AP) - Murder charges have been dropped today against two white men accused of killing a black man in a racially charged dragging death in East Texas. A judge in Paris granted the special prosecutor's motion to dismiss the case.

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Wal-Mart employees demand better pay, benefits, in Durant

Updated: 06/05/2009 - DURANT, OK -- Some Wal-Mart employees from across Oklahoma gathered at the Durant store Thursday morning to say they want better pay and more affordable health insurance. Some employees say they want to organize a union to stop unfair treatment of workers. Rita Kotey has the story.

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Durant man arrested after gunshot fired at late night party

Posted: 06/04/2009 - DURANT, OK -- A late night party turned into a dangerous situation early Thursday morning in Durant. Officers were called out to a home in the 1100 block of Oak Ridge Drive after shots were fired. According to reports, the suspect accused, Billy Lowe, allegedly pushed a woman. That was when he was asked to leave the home.

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Carter County to put hazard mitigation plan in place

Updated: 06/04/2009 - CARTER COUNTY – The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA is no stranger to Carter County. FEMA came to town after the deadly tornado in February and again after the devastating wild fires in April. But the agency says the county is missing out on thousands in federal aid.

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