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Texas Jurors Get 1st Raise in 52 Years

Updated: 12/30/2005 - Texas jurors are getting the first pay raise in more than 50 years in a state known as one of the stingiest when it comes to paying people for jury duty. The pay will be raised from $6 a day to $40 beginning Monday.

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Pop the Cork - Sherman Celebrates Wet

Updated: 12/30/2005 - Beer, wine and champagne sales could make the New Year especially bright in Sherman this weekend. Store owners are expecting a good turnout after voters decided to allow alcohol sales in the city this year.

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Grave Digging Suspect Arrested

Updated: 12/29/2005 - A Durant man is suspected of digging a hole at a gravesite in a Durant cemetery on Christmas day. Jeffery Brown was arrested two days later for disturbing the peace and kicking at a video store employee.

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Protecting Your Home From Wildfires

Updated: 12/29/2005 - Experts say there are some simple ways to help protect your home from wildfires. From watering your lawn and roof to cleaning up pine needles and scrap wood, they say every little bit helps.

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Entire Viewing Area Under Fireworks Ban

Updated: 12/30/2005 - Cooke, Fannin and Lamar counties have added fireworks bans for the next week, in hopes that new year's revelers don't make a high-fire danger even worse. Oklahoma clarified their ban on Thursday.

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Paris Gets Grant Dollars

Updated: 12/29/2005 - The state of Texas is awarding nearly $370,000 to the city of Paris for a regional narcotics enforcement task force. The grant money will help the city continue to cooridinate drug enforcement and prosecution.

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Delays in Rebate Check Delivery

Updated: 12/29/2005 - Got your check yet? About 40,000 Oklahomans are still waiting for their state rebate checks. A spokesman for the state treasurer's office says new checks have been sent to about 10,000 people.

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Fireworks a Bad Idea This Weekend

Updated: 12/29/2005 - Forecasters are suggesting that people in Texas and Oklahoma keep their New Year's fireworks grounded. And local and state officials are backing that up, in the form of broad fireworks bans.

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Apartment Fire - Arson to Blame

Posted: 12/28/2005 - Sherman fire investigators say an apartment was ransacked before it caught fire on Tuesday afternoon. They say its clear that fire was intentionally set at the Parkview apartments on Taylor Street.

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Road Worker Killed, Truck Driver Charged

Updated: 12/28/2005 - A construction worker was hit and killed by an 18-wheeler near Caddo, Oklahoma on Wednesday afternoon. The Dallas truck driver has now been charged with manslaughter and other charges.

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Police Officer in Head-on Wreck

Updated: 12/28/2005 - An Ardmore police officer was involved in a bad accident just moments after he got off work Tuesday night. Lieutenant Jerry Pearce was in his patrol car when he collided nearly head-on with another car.

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Special Session Plea - Fire Funding

Updated: 12/28/2005 - Some local lawmakers want a special session in Oklahoma to deal with funding for rural fire departments. Senator Jeff Rabon says rural volunteers have exhausted their resources by battling recent fires.

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Gas Leak Forces Evacuations

Updated: 12/28/2005 - Several people were forced to leave their Ardmore homes Wednesday morning due to a natural gas leak. City workers ruptured a gas line in the 1400 block of 7th Northeast around 9:15am while fixing a water leak.

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Daylight Reveals Fire Devastation

Updated: 12/28/2005 - Homeowners are returning to find little left of their houses today. High winds and dry conditions fueled fires across Texoma yesterday, damaging or destroying dozens of homes and structures.

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Deadly Accident Claims Life

Updated: 12/27/2005 - Witnesses say a man was driving too fast on Highway 377 in Whitesboro and it may have cost him his life. The man swerved to miss another vehicle and slammed into a signal light pole.

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Explosive Device Destroys Mailbox

Updated: 12/28/2005 - An explosive device blew apart a mailbox in rural Grayson County Tuesday. Grayson County deputies got the call around 9am - a homeowner in the 6700 block of Plainview Road west of Sherman ...

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Not All Fireworks Vendors Stop Sales

Updated: 12/27/2005 - 12-26-05 - Dry conditions and a growing fire danger have resulted in several local fireworks vendors to voluntarily stop selling fireworks for the New Year's holiday, but not everyone is taking part in the move.

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Grass Fires Level Homes

Updated: 12/27/2005 - Grass fires erupted across the area on Tuesday, scorching acres, killing livestock and destroying homes in several counties. Massive fires are still burning near Sadler, Texas and Boswell, Oklahoma.

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New Details in Death of Hugo Sailor

Updated: 12/27/2005 - Military officials say a Corpus Christi Navy mechanic was at fault when the Hugo, Oklahoma native fell to his death from a helicopter in the Central Arabian Gulf on October 4th. The sailor was leaning out when...

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Post-Christmas Shopping Surge

Updated: 12/26/2005 - Retailers are rolling out new products and tempting shoppers with bargains to try to juice after-Christmas sales. Experts say "Retailers have recognized that December has 31 days."

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Attempted Kidnapping in Ardmore

Updated: 12/26/2005 - An Ardmore woman says she was out for a walk when a man tried to force her into his pick-up on Saturday night. The woman told police she was walking in the 100 block of 6th Street Northwest around 6pm

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Grass Fires Threaten Rural Homes

Updated: 12/26/2005 - For the 2nd time in 3 days, grass fires are plaguing parts of Bryan County. For most of the afternoon, crews have been battling fires north of highway 70 near the Cardinal Glass plant.

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Katrina's Wrath Helps Local City

Updated: 12/26/2005 - Officials say a food products plant that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina will relocate to McAlester. Louisiana-based Diversified Foods and Seasonings purchased the old Simmons plant in McAlester.

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Drag Race Fatal - Charges Likely

Updated: 12/26/2005 - Authorities say an Ada teenager could face charges for allegedly participating in a drag race on Interstate 40 that resulted in the death of his passenger. The OHP says 17-year-old Billy Long was ...

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Working on Christmas

Updated: 12/25/2005 - Many Americans are enjoying Christmas and the first day of Hanukkah with their families and friends. But for others, it's just another workday. In Sherman, 17 firefighters worked the Christmas shift...

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