Weather Aware conditions continue overnight due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 a.m. for the northernmost portions of Texoma including Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Murray and Pontotoc Counties Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Rain ends NW to SE during the day Thursday.
8-5-05 - Gainesville Police assisted in slowing down a high-speed suspect.
A man driving a Cadillac Escalade SUV nearly rammed into a Dallas county sheriff's transport vehicle early Friday morning.
The chase originated in Dallas, and Dallas deputies along with Denton police chased the SUV north on I-35 where Gainesville officers were waiting.
Gainesville officers laid down road spikes blowing out the SUV's tires. After the vehicle came to a stop, Denton police made the arrest. The man is now in the Denton County jail facing felony charges of evading an officer.
Police believe the driver may have been under the influence of alcohol.