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Spillway to flow over

Updated: 07/02/2007 - DENISON, Tex. -- Since the rain won't stop falling, Lake Texoma continues to swell to levels it hasn't reached in almost twenty years. The boat ramps are closed, now lake officials are predicting the water to rise above the spillway as many Texomans stand by to watch.

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Getting FEMA assistance

Updated: 07/02/2007 - GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- Grayson County leaders met with officials from FEMA Friday morning to try and understand what to do now in order to receive the federal funding.

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New Engine 85

Updated: 07/02/2007 - SHERMAN -- The Sherman Fire Department has a new toy to play with. The department received a new fire truck Saturday.

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Local family receives new home

Updated: 07/02/2007 - SHERMAN -- Habitat for Humanity and Great Days of Service teamed up to build a local family a home. On Saturday the two organizations dedicated the house to Alicia Hester and her children. The new home was built on North Maple Street in Sherman.

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Veteran Reunion

Updated: 07/02/2007 - Veterans gathered to remember times at Perrin Airforce Base in Grayson County over the weekend.

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Ardmore, Dickson welcoming new police chiefs

Posted: 06/29/2007 - Two Oklahoma police departments are welcoming new chiefs to their respective towns. Scott Pemberton has been hired as the new chief in Dickson, and city officials in Ardmore have appointed Dave Leonardo new police chief as well.

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Sherman kids kicking the summer blues

Updated: 08/27/2007 - SHERMAN -- With the never-ending rain, children across the area are battling the doldrums, having been stuck indoors for most of June. That doesn't seem to bother the kids in the Sherman ISD’s Summer Enrichment Program. On Thursday, they took center stage showing off their musical talent.

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Area rivers continue to rise

Posted: 06/28/2007 - The Red River continues to rise. At noon Thursday, KXII received reports of the river reaching 27 feet, more than two feet above flood stage. It's projected to crest Thursday afternoon at 31 feet.

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Great Days of Service

Updated: 06/26/2007 - SHERMAN -- Rain or shine, Sherman residents are rolling up their sleeves preparing to help others in projects across the city. Although the Great Days of Service organizers planned their events months ago, they say their goal is to help as many people as possible.

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West Nile a concern in southern Oklahoma

Updated: 06/27/2007 - CARTER COUNTY, Okla. -- Health officials are urging people to be on the lookout for mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry. Health experts say West Nile is a major concern in Carter County. Several cases were reported last year, one of which was fatal.

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High-speed chase in Ardmore

Updated: 06/26/2007 - ARDMORE, Okla. -- A man led police on a high-speed chase after filling up his car with gas and taking off without paying. Police say the suspect was going 85 miles per hour before the chase ended at the intersection of Commerce and Stanley.

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National Guardsmen at the ready in Sherman

Updated: 06/26/2007 - SHERMAN -- Some extra help is headed to Sherman. Governor Rick Perry has ordered the deployment of National Guardsmen in the event of another round of major flooding.

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Sherman’s sirens keeping city safe

Posted: 06/26/2007 - SHERMAN -- The City of Sherman has 19 warning sirens throughout the city, most of which are activated by the fire department. We asked Fire Chief Jeff Jones to find out what exactly those sirens mean and what to do when you hear them.

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After-action report from bio-terror drill

Updated: 06/26/2007 - ARDMORE, Okla. -- Carter County officials are calling last week's bio-terror simulation a success. In addition to Carter County, health and emergency officials from Johnston, Jefferson, and Love Counties held an 'after-action' meeting to discuss the highlights and areas that needed work.

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Cigna welcomes workers to new facility

Updated: 06/26/2007 - DENISON -- Cigna opened the doors of its brand new building on Monday. Employees say it's like going to school for the first time all over again. Company officials say it's an upgrade from their last building on Taylor Street in Sherman and the K-Mart building they left behind in Sherman.

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Hard at work at WNJ

Updated: 06/26/2007 - SHERMAN -- While the hospital was spared from the Sherman flood waters, they were flooded with patients who escaped rising waters and came to the hospital for shelter.

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Officials hope grant will create more jobs in Ardmore

Posted: 06/25/2007 - ARDMORE, Okla. -- Changes at Ardmore's Industrial Park have been underway for some time. Now development officials are looking at another boost to the number of jobs and the local economy.

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Carjacking in Ardmore

Updated: 06/25/2007 - ARDMORE, Okla. -- Authorities are looking for two carjackers who forced an Ardmore woman from her vehicle on Saturday.

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Grayson Co. extends disaster declaration indefinitely

Updated: 06/25/2007 - GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- Officials say with such extensive flood damage in the area, they have decided to extend the disaster declaration. Judge Drue Bynum says he's hoping for federal assistance, but that decision now lies with the President.

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Red Cross offering rent assistance to flood victims

Updated: 06/25/2007 - SHERMAN -- The Red Cross is still hard at work here in Sherman helping those in need. Now they're offering one month’s rent to families displaced by the flood. Officials say that more than 150 families have filed for Red Cross assistance in Grayson County alone.

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'Kids Serving Kids'

Posted: 06/25/2007 - HOWE, Tex. --Over the past few days, private and public charity organizations across North Texas have reached out to flood victims, but one group was started by a seven-year-old boy who has plenty of experience in helping people who have been devastated by natural disasters.

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Gainesville clean-up continues

Updated: 06/25/2007 - GAINESVILLE -- Hundreds of homes were either damaged or completely ruined by the rising waters and today city leaders want to let everyone know that they are making progress in trying to restore as much as they can.

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Getting through it in Gainesville

Updated: 06/25/2007 - GAINESVILLE -- The Antioch New Hope Missionary Baptist Church has been serving the community for a hundred years. Now thanks to the efforts from a restoration company out of Dallas, they are getting through the devastation to begin another hundred years of service.

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Perry asks Bush for federal disaster declaration

Updated: 06/22/2007 - Governor Rick Perry has asked President Bush to declare parts of Texoma federal disaster areas. Federal disaster status means grants and low-interest loans could be provided to those in need of assistance.

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Ada man will stand trial for murder

Posted: 06/22/2007 - PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. -- An Ada man accused of killing a Tishomingo teenager last December will stand trial. A Pontotoc County judge has ruled there was enough evidence to bound Scotty Brooks over for trial on first degree murder charges.

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