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Sales Tax Holiday Bill Advances

Posted: 02/07/2006 - A bill proposed by Governor Brad Henry that would create a sales tax holiday for back-to-school shoppers to match a similar holiday in Texas passed a state Senate committee Tuesday.

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King Mourners Hold Vigil in Denison

Updated: 02/07/2006 - Admirers of Coretta Scott King gathered in Denison for a candlelight vigil as the civil rights pioneer was laid to rest in Lithonia, Georgia. The widow of Martin Luther King, Jr. passed away last week at age 78.

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FEMA Assisting Area Fire Victims

Updated: 02/07/2006 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is coming to the rescue of home and business owners in southern Oklahoma counties hit by wildfires. Late last week, FEMA officials met with Oklahoma ...

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Pet Ordinance Approved In Sherman

Updated: 02/06/2006 - The Sherman City Council approved an ordinance Monday evening that will change the total number of cats and dogs allowed to live in one household. The previous law entitled residents to have twelve dogs....

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Jail Problem Solved In Pontotoc County

Posted: 02/06/2006 - On First News last week we told you about jail overcrowding problems in Pontotoc County. The day after we ran the story the Oklahoma State Jail Inspector made a surprise visit to the jail. The county was sited....

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City Could Sell Leftover Land

Updated: 02/06/2006 - The Sherman City Council has decided to hold off on auctioning off the four pieces of park land recommended by the Sherman Parks and Recreation Board. The wooded area in the Pebblebrook Addition is one

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OHP Advancing In Technology

Updated: 02/06/2006 - Hills and mountains throughout Oklahoma make it difficult for some officers out on a chase, but a new equipment upgrade will be clearing up communication for some Oklahoma Highway Patrol Units. The four....

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Offices Ransacked In Ardmore

Updated: 02/07/2006 - The Energy office building in Ardmore was ransacked over the weekend. The building off North Commerce Street houses six different businesses. Sunday a janitor discovered all of the businesses....

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Kingston Officers Injured

Updated: 02/06/2006 - A fight in Marshall County Sunday sent two Kingston Police officers to the hospital and put a suspect behind bars. 24-year old Chad Elvin Chapman was released from the Marshall County jail Monday afternoon on a....

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Voting Machines Costing Less

Updated: 02/06/2006 - In a report on First News last week we told you that cities in Grayson County will have to lease electronic voting machines for upcoming elections. Now, instead of having to pay the county $350 a day to....

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Zoning Proposal Approved

Updated: 02/06/2006 - Monday night the city council of Sherman voted yes on an ordinance that will change the look of one neighborhood. Officials expected a packed house with residents of the College Park....

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Unstoppable Momentum: Oklahoma on the Move

Posted: 02/06/2006 - Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry says the state has “unstoppable momentum” and is poised for greatness. Henry’s comments came during his State of the State speech given to a joint session....

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Man Shoots into Crowded Restaurant

Posted: 02/05/2006 - Police in Denison are looking for a man who walked into a crowded downtown restaurant with a shotgun Saturday night. Police say the man walked in and demanded money from a cashier at the door.

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Pizza Ovens Working Overtime on Sunday

Updated: 02/05/2006 - Local restaurants say Super Bowl Sunday is one of their busiest days of the year. Grocery stores were also packed with people picking up chips, dip, beer and soda...

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Local Retail Gets a Boost from Super Bowl Fans

Updated: 02/05/2006 - Football fans will go to great lengths to enjoy a good game and sometimes that means a serious spending spree. In Ardmore, many shoppers splurged on bigger and better TV sets this weekend.

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USS Cole Bomber Escapes from Prison

Updated: 02/05/2006 - Authorities say dragnets have been set up around Yemen to catch 23 prison escapees, including 13 convicted al-Qaida fighters. Interpol says the men escaped through a 140-yard-long tunnel...

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Plans for New Hospital in Ada

Posted: 02/05/2006 - The Chickasaw Nation is moving forward with plans to build a new 135 million-dollar hospital in Ada. The new facility will be approximately 370,000 square feet, nearly three times the size of its current Carl Albert Indian Health Facility.

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Pet Population Control in Carter Co.

Updated: 02/05/2006 - Volunteers say they are working on a solution to a pet overpopulation issue in Carter County. The Ardmore Animal Care facility, with the help of volunteers, invited low-income families to bring pets to the facility for low-cost spaying and neutering.

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Local Firefighters Learn from N. TX Tragedy

Updated: 02/04/2006 - Local volunteer firefighters took part in a training program held at the Pottsboro High School. The program was developed to train firefighters to avoid a tragedy like the one that killed three firefighters in 1999.

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Clock Ticking for Rebate Checks

Posted: 02/04/2006 - The state treasurer sent out a reminder that state rebate checks not cashed within 90 days of issuance will be canceled. More than 50,000 Oklahomans who were mailed 45 dollars or 90 dollars rebate checks in December haven't cashed them.

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Super Bowl Betting Possibly Illegal

Updated: 02/03/2006 - Many fans are placing bets for Super Bowl XL, and it's possible some bets are illegal. Most everybody has seen the games where you buy squares in hopes of nailing the final Super Bowl score. It’s a fun....

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New Proposal To Solve Overcrowding

Updated: 02/03/2006 - Overcrowding is a big problem in the Ardmore City School system, but they are one step closer to solving the problem. It has been a problem among the four elementary schools and Friday....

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Highway Expansion In Grayson County

Updated: 02/03/2006 - A big part of Grayson County’s future is highway expansion, but new plans are in the works to make sure more area roads are up to par. With parts of Highway 75 and Highway 289 expanding, as well as....

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Underground Fire Doused in Ardmore

Updated: 02/03/2006 - An underground fire burned in Ardmore for more than 5 months until firefighters used a backhoe to help extinguish it Friday. Last September, a small grass burned an area near an old dumpsite...

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Lives Lost In Ferry Sinking

Updated: 02/03/2006 - Egyptian officials say crews have pulled over 180 bodies from the Red Sea, with more than 1,000 still thought to be missing after a ferry sunk early Friday morning. The ferry was coming from Saudi Arabia. Coast Guard rescue....

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