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Happy Birthday - Skydiving for 93 year old

Updated: 07/23/2004 - 7-23-04 - A Texoma man chose a unique way to celebrate his 93rd birthday on Friday – skydiving. Ottis Murdock says its something he always wanted to do – something he says is his tribute to...

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Repeat Drug Offenders; Busted Again

Updated: 07/23/2004 - 07-23-04 – Drug Task Force agents in Ardmore arrested three people in a drug bust early Friday morning. Police, acting on a tip, raided a home in the 700 block of Colbert Street. Task Force agents say Friday’s bust is the fourth at the same home in a year.

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Workers Caught in Trench Collapse

Updated: 07/22/2004 - 7-22-04 - Two Sherman city workers were partially buried when a trench caved in on Thursday. They were repairing a sewage line along West Brockett Street when a backhoe triggered the wall collapse...

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Fire Danger Higher than Ever

Updated: 07/22/2004 - 7-22-04 - A wet June that was followed by a dry July is spelling fire danger for Texoma. Yesterday alone, Sherman firefighters battled three separate grass fires, and they say it's just the beginning.

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Korea Veteran Heading to DC

Updated: 07/22/2004 - 7-22-04 - As the 51st anniversary of the Korean conflict armistice nears, a Denison man is preparing to make a special presentation in Washington D.C. One year ago, Korean War veteran Charlie Brown...

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Ardmore Hotel Victim of Con Artist

Updated: 07/22/2004 - 7-22-04 - An alleged conman arrested in Davis is now suspected of conning an Ardmore hotel. An employee of the Holiday Inn saw Steve Eugene Tucker’s photo on First News Tuesday night...

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911 Commission Releases Final Report

Updated: 07/22/2004 - 07-22 - 04 - Thursday’s final report from the commission that investigated the Nine-Eleven attacks says Iraq was not involved in the terrorist plot. But it does outline possible connections between al-Qaida and Iraq...

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Local Charity in Tough Spot

Posted: 07/21/2004 - 7-21-04 - A Pottsboro charity that’s been helping people in crisis for 8 years is now in need of help itself. The Lakeway Resale Barn provides furniture for fire victims, medicine for seniors, and a...

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Ardmore Cat Dies in Box

Posted: 07/21/2004 - 7-21-04 - An Ardmore man is accused of stuffing a stray cat into a trash bag, then putting the bag inside two boxes and leaving it on the curb Monday, as temperatures soared into the 90's. Despite rescue attempts, by the next day, that cat was dead.

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County Confiscates Horses Near Durant

Updated: 07/21/2004 - 7-21-04 - Two malnourished horses in Bryan County have been removed from their owners care, and charges of animal cruelty could be next. It was a story First News brought you one week ago...

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Local Bank Robbed for 2nd Time

Updated: 07/21/2004 - 7-21-04 - A small town bank in Fannin County was robbed Wednesday for the second time this year. At 9:30am, a man walked into the Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Ladonia and told a teller to...

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Mysterious Rash Appears After Swim

Updated: 07/21/2004 - 7-21-04 - A Murray County teenager is worried that an area lake caused a blistering rash on her body. Gayla Cooper’s legs, arms and hands are covered with red welts that she says appeared after...

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Tires Pose West Nile Threat in Bonham

Updated: 07/21/2004 - 7-21-04 - Growing concerns of mosquitoes this summer has one local city taking action and demanding that some businesses clean up their acts. First News learned of a problem area in Bonham on Wednesday...

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Falls Creek Campers Get Sick

Updated: 07/20/2004 - 7-20-04 - The state Health Department is investigating an incident that sent 14 Falls Creek church campers to the hospital with diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Thirteen members of a church youth group...

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Crack Cocaine Ring Busted in North Texas

Updated: 07/20/2004 - 7-20-04 - A massive drug enforcement operation has landed dozens of north Texas residents behind bars. Most of the arrests were made Wednesday morning in Paris, Texas, by federal, state and local agents.

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Death Sentence Overturned for 2nd Time

Updated: 07/20/2004 - 7-20-04 - A federal court has overturned the death sentence of a Love County man, again. The court overturned the sentence of Mark David Johnson, who was convicted for the 1991 murder of Billy Wayne Webb.

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Police Investigating Two Cases of Arson

Updated: 07/20/2004 - 07-20-04 – Ardmore police and firefighters are investigating two cases of arson that may be connected. Two fires broke out early Tuesday morning, one of the fires targeting an Ardmore family.

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Manhunt Scaled Back in Johnston County

Updated: 07/21/2004 - 7-21-04 – 7-21-04 – State law enforcement agencies have scaled back a manhunt along the Johnston and Coal County line near Bromide Wednesday morning. Sheriff’s deputies and police officers are still, however, searching for a man who attacked a police officer...

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Healdton Volunteer Firefighters Walk Out

Posted: 07/19/2004 - 7-19-04 - Most of the volunteer fire department of Healdton walked off the job Monday night, part of a protest over the firing of their former fire chief. 17 volunteers attended a city council meeting and handed...

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Basketball Team Questioned by Police

Updated: 07/19/2004 - 7-19-04 - Police are investigating a local basketball team after allegations surfaced of chold molestation at a basketball camp. Police in Love Grove have been interviewing players there since last week.

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Cameras Aimed at Illegal Dumps

Updated: 07/19/2004 - 7-19-04 - Sherman authorities will be using hidden cameras to catch people violating dumping ordinances and stealing signs. They’ll target several hot spots around the city that are the sites of costly trash...

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Elderly Woman Raped in Antlers

Updated: 07/19/2004 - 7-19-04 - Authorities in a small southeastern Oklahoma town are on the lookout for a rapist, after a 91-year-old woman was attacked inside her apartment Sunday morning. It happened in Antlers, in Pushmataha county...

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Teenagers Accused of Killing Pet

Updated: 07/19/2004 - 7-19-04 - Two Bryan County teens are suspected of beating a small dog to death with a baseball bat. The shocking crime was witnessed by two young children in an Armstrong neighborhood.

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Sex Offenders Not Registered

Updated: 07/19/2004 - 7-19-04 - It’s another example of local law enforcement cracking down on sex offenders who don’t register. Two men were arrested in Bryan County on Friday, after living in the area for 4 years...

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Watkins' Negligent Homicide Hearing Delayed

Updated: 07/19/2004 - 7-19-04 - Today's hearing for former Congressman Wes Watkins on negligent homicide charges in Payne County District Court is being delayed. A court clerk says the hearing is...

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