Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 7:30 AM - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
LUELLA, TX -- Just two hours after a Luella family used their grill to cook their Thanksgiving meal. It sparked a fire that destroyed their home.
Five fire departments were called to this home off Cedar Road around 4:30.
Fire officials say the family had finished using the grill and had turned it off two hours before it caught their deck on fire.
Sherman Fire Chief Jeff Jones says wind quickly spread the flames from the deck to the house. Firefighters say they see too many of these types of fires.
"Make sure that the fire is completely cooled down before you leave it unattended. Make sure it's completely closed. Don't leave any grills or pits exposed," Jones said.
The family was not hurt, and they will be staying with relatives.
The fire caused an estimated 85-thousand dollars in damage.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.