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Local Dinners Celebrate Thanksgiving

Posted: 11/23/2006 - Several local churches and organizations celebrated Thanksgiving by helping those who are less fortunate. The Key Memorial United Methodist Church is in their second year of serving free...

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Thanksgiving For Inmates

Posted: 11/23/2006 - The more than two-thousand inmates housed at the two state Department of Corrections facilities in McAlester will get to dine on turkey and all the trimmings. Plans for the meal Thursday evening

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Fire Damages Sherman Businesses

Updated: 11/22/2006 - Five local fire departments responded to a 2-alarm fire at a Dollar General store in Sherman Wednesday night. Firefighters responded to the location at Travis Street and U.S. 75 at 6:37pm. Firefighters ...

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Turkey Fryers Pose Holiday Danger

Updated: 11/22/2006 - Firefighters won't get much of a break this weekend because fires triple on Thanksgiving. A growing source of problems comes from turkey fryers. The National Fire Prevention Association encourages folks to leave turkey frying to the experts.

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Busy Holiday Travel Season Expected

Updated: 11/22/2006 - More than 400,000 Oklahomans are expected to hit the road this Thanksgiving season. ODOT says drivers should not experience any major tie ups between Oklahoma City and Dallas; however a...

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Thanksgiving Travel On I-40

Posted: 11/22/2006 - Expect plenty of blue lights along to the road to grandmother's house this Thanksgiving, at least if you're traveling on Interstate-40. State police from California to Texas to North Carolina will do their best...

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Honoring Our Veterans: An Inspirational Story

Updated: 11/22/2006 - In the 1960’s we were fighting a war thousands of miles away, the Vietnam War. In America we were also fighting a war, a war of civil rights. James Price, a Vietnam Veteran says, "Being a black man...

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Bilingual Classes Find Success

Updated: 11/21/2006 - Bilingual classes in the Sherman School District are serving as a model for other districts. Washington elementary Bilingual Education Program is in its fifth year. It's grown to 165 students ...

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Murder Plea Deal in Carter County

Updated: 11/21/2006 - A man accused of beating his wife to death more than a year ago has pleaded guilty to the crime. Mark Johnston was supposed to head to trial Monday in the death of Phyllis Johnston, his wife of three years.

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New Details in Child Shooting

Updated: 11/21/2006 - First News has uncovered new details in the shooting death of a 3-year-old Denison boy last week. An arrest affidavit shows police reports from Wednesday, November 15th – the day that Ashton was...

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Disaster Assistance Possible for May Twister

Updated: 11/21/2006 - Grayson County citizens who suffered damage from the May 9th tornado could be eligible for disaster assistance from the state of Texas. County Judge Tim McGraw declared a disaster after...

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Marshall Co Agency Facing Budget Cuts

Updated: 11/21/2006 - A Marshall County support center known for helping others now needs help of its own. Budget shortfalls have left the director of the Marshall County family support service with little choice but to make cuts.

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Crash Test Ratings: Top 13 Safest Cars

Posted: 11/21/2006 - The U-S insurance industry has released its list of the 13 safest cars -- and none of them are from the U-S. An industry official says that's mostly because American automakers aren't making cars...

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Howe Child Drowns in Bathtub

Posted: 11/21/2006 - An 17-month-old girl drowned in the bathtub of her family's home in Howe on Monday morning. Police say it happened around 9am, while the mother and three other children were in the home.

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New Health Center Coming to Ada

Posted: 11/21/2006 - The Chickasaw Nation has plans to build a $130 Million health center near Ada. On Monday the tribe's legislature voted to borrow $90 Million dollars to help pay for the 71 bed hospital. The health...

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Toy Test Kicks Off on First News

Posted: 11/21/2006 - The Great American Toy Test has kicked off on First News. Each night during First News at Ten, catch reports on the top toys, picked by kids right here in Texoma and across the nation. The Great American Toy ...

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McAlester Woman Will Stand Trial in Crash

Posted: 11/21/2006 - A Kiowa woman who authorities say fled the scene after her vehicle struck two children, killing one of them, will stand trial for murder. A judge in McAlester yesterday ordered 21-year-old Jona...

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The Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner

Updated: 11/21/2006 - Thanksgiving is only days away, therefore it's only fitting to let you know this years feast could cost a little more this year. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation..

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World Wide Toy Re-call

Updated: 11/21/2006 - A major world-wide toy recall was announced in Washington D.C. It involves millions of a Mattel toy that contains magnets. Tiny magnets in these Polly Pocket play sets have hurt some children and triggered a massive toy recall.

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MADD Calls for Interlock Devices

Updated: 11/20/2006 - Texas-based Mothers Against Drunk Driving is marking the holiday season with a new campaign. MADD wants all drivers convicted of drunk driving to use a breath test interlock device on their car.

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Thomsen Wins District 25 Recount

Posted: 11/20/2006 - An Ada man has an apparent victory in the recount of District 25 State Representative race. Thomsen lost on election night by two votes, but a judge later tossed out four votes for Darrell Nemecek, giving Thomsen the lead.

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Update - School Cell Policy Upheld

Posted: 11/20/2006 - One week after two parents filed a larceny report against Lone Grove school adminstrators, First News has learned the district attorney will not file charges. A student's cell phone was confiscated on ...

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Safety Focus at Newest School Project

Posted: 11/20/2006 - The construction of a new elementary school in Sherman is bringing new attention to traffic safety in the area of Binkley Road and Highway 56. City and school leaders are meeting Monday night to hammer out a plan.

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Heartland Flyer Preparing for Holiday Travel

Updated: 11/22/2006 - The state's only passenger rail service is bracing for a busy holiday season. Amtrak officials say usage of the Heartland Flyer has remained strong the past year, and they're predicting an...

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Dickson Home Destroyed in Fire

Updated: 11/20/2006 - An house fire in Carter County has left a Dickson family homeless, just days before Thanksgiving. Authorities says a man who was living in the home on Springdale and Dogwood, awoke to the wood...

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