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Federal Funds Could Offset Wildfire Costs

Updated: 12/13/2005 - Governor Henry is encouraging fire chiefs of rural fire departments to apply for funding to offset the costs of fighting recent wildfires. Federal disaster funds have been approved for Garvin, Stephens ...

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Stolen Truck Crashes Near Homes

Updated: 12/13/2005 - A man recently released from a state mental hospital drove a stolen paving truck through the backyard of a mobile home and ran into a pickup Tuesday morning. Police are still trying to figure out what ...

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Wal-Mart Decision May Cost Local Jobs

Updated: 12/13/2005 - A change in Wal-Mart policy could hurt the bottom line for local district attorney offices. The retail giant is now using a private firm to collect bad check debt, leaving bogus check departments hurting.

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"Bicycle Man" Retiring From Charity Work

Updated: 12/12/2005 - A Bonham man is well known in the area for repairing and rebuilding bicycles to give to children, but this may be the final Christmas season that Mike Connors does that work.

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OSBI Wrapping Up Investigation

Updated: 12/12/2005 - The OSBI is investigating the city of Healdton. For the past seven months, the bureau has been trying to figure out who stole money right out of city hall, but now the investigation is wrapping up.

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Ardmore Patrol Cars Go High-Tech

Updated: 12/13/2005 - The Ardmore police department started the process to get computers almost two years ago, but this month the dream is reality as the cars are being outfitted with the high-tech data terminals.

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No Accident - Man Charged With Murder

Updated: 12/12/2005 - OSBI agents are charging a southeast Oklahoma man with 1st degree murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend last week. Authorities initially thought she died in a car accident, but later found knife wounds.

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Governor Wants Crackdown on Smoke Shops

Updated: 12/12/2005 - Governor Brad Henry says he will ask the 2005 Oklahoma Legislature to approve new enforcement tools to stop tobacco wholesalers and tribal smoke shops from circumventing the law.

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Local Soldier Heads to Iraq for Christmas

Updated: 12/13/2005 - A Sherman family experienced today what thousands of other families will experience this year - saying goodbye to a loved one headed for war during the Christmas season. Specialist Russell Jowell had just ...

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Supreme Court Agrees to Review Texas Districts

Updated: 12/12/2005 - 12-12-05 - The Supreme Court said Monday it would consider the constitutionality of a Texas congressional map engineered by Rep. Tom DeLay that helped Republicans gain seats ...

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State Program Turns Out 1 Certified Person

Updated: 12/12/2005 - 12-12-05 - In the year and a half since officials agreed to let school districts certify college graduates as teachers to ease shortages, only one teacher has been certified through such a program.

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Tentative Agreement Reached Between CWA, AT&T

Updated: 12/12/2005 - 12-12-05 - AT&T and two unions have reached a tentative agreement on a contract for more than 11,000 workers, the two sides said. The proposed deals with the Communications Workers of America ...

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Two Skydivers Critically Injured

Updated: 12/12/2005 - 12-12-05 – Two separate skydiving accidents sent two people to the hospital in critical condition. The first jump was called in around 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. The victim was flown to a Dallas hospital ...

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Rollover Sends One to the Hospital

Updated: 12/12/2005 - 12-12-05 – A 21-year-old woman had to be taken to the hospital by medical helicopter after troopers say she lost control on a curve in Marshall County; flipping her vehicle. Troopers say they were called to the scene one mile south of Little City...

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Meth Lab Uncovered in Grayson Co.

Updated: 12/12/2005 - 12-12-05 – Grayson County Deputies uncovered a meth lab after the cooks were caught burning lab trash outside; a violation of a burn ban. The suspects have not been caught, but authorities say they have identified...

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Calera Man Injured in Morning Wreck

Updated: 12/11/2005 - 12-11-05 – A Calera man was taken to the hospital in fair condition after an early morning wreck; one mile south of Colbert on US 69. Troopers believe the driver's pickup ran off the road, hit several trees and came to a stop in the woods.

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Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise in OK

Updated: 12/12/2005 - 12-12-05 - The abuse of prescription painkillers is on the rise and killing more Oklahomans than any other drugs. The state medical examiner's office says three of the drugs accounted for nearly ...

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Tanker Fire Shuts Down Highway

Updated: 12/10/2005 - 12-10-05 - A truck driver escaped unhurt today when his diesel tanker erupted in flames on a Dallas thoroughfare. Flames and thick black smoke could be seen several miles away when the truck went up in flames shortly after 9 a.m.

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High Speed Chase in Grayson, Collin Counties

Updated: 12/10/2005 - 12-10-05 – One man is behind bars after leading police on chase that spanned two counties Saturday afternoon. Around 3:15 p.m., a Sherman police officer spotted a yellow Mazda driving south on Highway 75....

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Search for Missing Child in Bryan Co. Over

Updated: 12/10/2005 - 12-10-05 – Several area fire departments were searching for a missing 4-year-old boy Saturday afternoon. Taylor Jeager was reported missing around 2:00 p.m. His family says he may have wandered away from his home in Durant.

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Disabled Man Found; Outdoors For Days

Updated: 12/12/2005 - 12-12-05 - The search is over for a disabled Paris man after he was found in a heavily wooded area off Loop 289. It appears he may have been there for days. Paris police are investigating the case as a criminal matter...

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Pit Bull Bites Boy in Face

Updated: 12/09/2005 - 12-10-05 - A southern Oklahoma boy underwent plastic surgery after he was bitten by a pit bull while the family was shopping for a puppy. It happened at the home of a breeder that First News interviewed one week ago.

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New Jobs Coming to Denison

Updated: 12/09/2005 - 12-9-05 - The city of Denison has brought a new business into a call center vacated 2 years ago in the Eisenhower Business Center. Client Services Incorporated will employ 115 jobs but could grow that to 300.

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Officers Identified in Suspect Shooting

Updated: 12/09/2005 - 12-9-05 - Sherman police have released the identities of two officers involved in the shooting of an armed suspect moments after a high speed chase ended.

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Cold Case - Reward for Witness Capture

Updated: 12/09/2005 - 12-9-05 - State agents are hoping to solidify the case against an accused killer from 1994, but they need to locate a key witness first. The OSBI is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the ...

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