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Keeping a close eye

Posted: 09/12/2007 - SHERMAN, Tex. -- New training out of Austin is helping area police keep sex offenders information in the system and families safe. Area police showed up at the Sherman Police Department Tuesday to attend a four-hour class, learning to make sure sex offenders are registered.

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New victim notification system in Carter Co.

Posted: 09/12/2007 - CARTER COUNTY, Okla. -- Crime victims in Carter County can now obtain vital information about criminal offenders in their area. The Oklahoma 'Criminal Tracking and Victim Notification System', or 'VINE', is an automated service which allows victims of violent crimes to learn the custody status of criminals in the justice system.

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Services set for Pauls Valley Marine killed in Iraq

Updated: 09/13/2007 - PAULS VALLEY, Okla. - A Pauls Valley Marine who was killed last week will be finally laid to rest. Funeral services for Corporal Bryan Scripsick will be held Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Pauls Valley at 10 a.m.

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Tax-free weekend a success in Oklahoma

Posted: 09/12/2007 - The news is all good from the Oklahoma back-to-school sales tax holiday. State Senator Jay Paul Gumm said the first tax-free weekend event in Oklahoma last month increased the state’s sales tax revenue by $4.6 million.

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Sherman PD warns of Internet scam

Posted: 09/12/2007 - SHERMAN, Tex. -- Sherman Police are warning residents to be on the lookout for an Internet scam. They say mass emails are being sent to Grayson County residents asking them to send money to Africa in exchange for traveler’s checks.

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The Buzz: Sherman Arts Festival

Updated: 01/22/2008 - Johana Hartgen and Missy Sofey of the Sherman Art League came by to talk about this weekend’s Sherman Arts Festival with Lisanne Anderson on First News at Noon.

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Former player speaks to Sherman High students

Updated: 09/12/2007 - SHERMAN, Tex. -- Former Bearcat football star Trenell Walker spoke to Sherman High School teens early Wednesday morning in the school auditorium. Walker received a standing ovation from the kids. The former football player was paralyzed back in 1995, after being hit on the second play of a game in Wichita Falls.

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Gunter superintendent stepping down

Posted: 09/12/2007 - GUNTER, Tex. -- Gunter superintendent Richard Cohagan announced he will be resigning in December after 27 years of service with the North Texas school district.

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Reservoir questions

Posted: 09/11/2007 - FANNIN CO. Tex.—Some Fannin County residents asked tough questions, looking for answers concerning a proposed reservoir. Hundreds of people met at the Multipurpose Facility for a public meeting.

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Fire at Ardmore gas station

Updated: 09/12/2007 - ARDMORE, Okla. -- A fire at an Ardmore gas station forces management to temporarily shut down all their diesel pumps.

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Air ambulance for Grayson?

Updated: 09/12/2007 - GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- Grayson County officials will decide Monday if they will allow an air ambulance service to sell memberships within the county.

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Restoring a Fannin Co. landmark

Posted: 09/11/2007 - FANNIN COUNTY, Tex. -- The Fannin County Courthouse may be able to be restored to its original glory. Construction crews removed several panels from the current courthouse on Tuesday to see if what's left of the original 1888 structure can be refurbished.

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Injured soldier reunited with family

Posted: 09/11/2007 - MADIL, Okla. -- A local soldier is back with his family after being severely injured in Iraq. Captain Beau Alan Hendricks was on a convoy re-supply mission when he says a rocket round hit a building 15 feet away from him, hitting him with shrapnel.

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2 killed, 1 injured in Florida helicopter crash

Updated: 09/11/2007 - SARASOTA, Fla. -- Two people were killed and another seriously hurt after their helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the Sarasota coast Tuesday morning. The chopper, carrying a three person crew, was reportedly on a photo shoot for a power boat magazine.

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1-180th salutes Choctaw Nation

Updated: 09/11/2007 - DURANT, Okla. -- An Army National Guard unit said "thank you" to the Choctaw Nation on Tuesday. Members of the 1-180th presented Chief Greg Pyle with American and Choctaw Nation flag. The Choctaws sent care packages to the troops, hosted a send-off at their facilities, and provided buses to take soldiers to their training base.

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Stabbing victim speaks out

Posted: 09/11/2007 - SHERMAN -- A 33-year-old Sherman man who was stabbed Friday night spoke out on Tuesday. Neil Bloyd says he still has nightmares of the incident. He was released from the hospital Sunday after undergoing major surgery in Dallas.

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Firefighters remember 9/11

Updated: 09/11/2007 - SHERMAN – Firefighters in Sherman took a moment Tuesday to remember those who lost their lives six years ago. Firefighters across the area paid tribute to the men and women of New York and all over the United States who lost their lives trying to save others on September 11, 2001.

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Colbert remembers 9/11

Updated: 09/11/2007 - COLBERT, Okla. -- People gathered in Colbert to remember the sacrifices made by their heroes overseas and locally as well. A flagpole dedication was just part of the ceremony Tuesday morning. Over 100 people were on hand for the remembrance.

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9/11 blood drive

Updated: 09/11/2007 - SHERMAN -- The Texoma Regional Blood Center is doing their part to remember 9/11, while helping the community at the same time. Officials with the center say they are still critically low on all types of blood, especially O-positive and A-positive.

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Ardmore, ECU partner on new branch campus

Updated: 09/12/2007 - ARDMORE, Okla. –The board of trustees from the Ardmore Higher Ed Center announced university affiliation at a press conference Tuesday at the Ardmore Convention Center live on First News at Five the new branch campus in Ardmore will be part of East Central University.

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Second call center approved

Updated: 09/11/2007 - FANNIN COUNTY, TEX. -- Hoping to increase emergency response times, the Bonham City Council has approved a second public safety answering point.

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Preparing for deployment

Updated: 09/10/2007 - TISHOMINGO, Okla. --It's a familiar but difficult situation for families across the United States. They prepare to leave their loved ones to serve their country. For the Cheadle family in Tishomingo, they say the sacrifice is hard, but it's worth it.

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Grayson Co. law enforcement hoping for new equipment

Updated: 09/10/2007 - GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex -- Grayson County law enforcement are hoping for some new equipment thanks to the federal government. The sheriff's office has applied for a Homeland Security Grant, which is available for counties and cities that need help acquiring equipment.

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Rattan's residents want police protection

Updated: 09/21/2007 - RATTAN, Okla. -- They have been without a police protection for more than a week, and residents of Rattan, Oklahoma, say they want something done about it.

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