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  • Madill plant employee charged with embezzlement

    Madill plant employee charged with embezzlement

    MADILL -- An employee for a steel plant in Madill is now charged with embezzling from the company. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office says Lori Allen, 44, was arrested Wednesday afternoon. She accused of embezzling about $40,000 from Oklahoma Steel and Wire. Allen has since been released from jail. Her next court date has not been set. Our calls to Oklahoma Steel and Wire have not been returned.More >>
    MADILL -- An employee for a steel plant in Madill is now charged with embezzling from the company. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office says Lori Allen, 44, was arrested Wednesday afternoon. She accused of embezzling about $40,000 from Oklahoma Steel and Wire. Allen has since been released from jail. Her next court date has not been set. Our calls to Oklahoma Steel and Wire have not been returned.More >>
  • Whitewright residents asked to limit water usage

    Whitewright residents asked to limit water usage

    WHITEWRIGHT -- Residents in Whitewright are being asked to limit their water usage. The mayor has implemented a Stage One Drought Contingency Plan until further notice. That'll allow the system to provide only the amount of water necessary to home. More >>
    WHITEWRIGHT -- Residents in Whitewright are being asked to limit their water usage. The mayor has implemented a Stage One Drought Contingency Plan until further notice. That'll allow the system to provide only the amount of water necessary to home.
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  • Residents Fight Against Future Saltwater Injection Well

    Residents Fight Against Future Saltwater Injection Well

    LOVE COUNTY, OKLA. -- A salt water disposal well is where water from oil and gas production is discarded. The water is contaminated so state and federal agencies regulate where and how these wells are drilled. But many residence near burneyville say that isn't enough. It started with a notice in the newspaper that's bringing a love county community to an uproar. "The saltwater that they're proposing to inject into the ground is a poison," said resident Luther Malone. "And it will kill peopl...More >>
    LOVE COUNTY, OKLA. -- A salt water disposal well is where water from oil and gas production is discarded. The water is contaminated so state and federal agencies regulate where and how these wells are drilled.
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FANNIN COUNTY, TX -- A $26 million project is underway to double the size of Highway 82 for about 12 miles, but there is still a lot of work left before the expansion will be complete.

The Texas Department of Transportation is adding two lanes to Highway 82 from F.M. 1897 near Bells to F.M. 121 in Bonham. The project is contracted to DL Lennon Inc. of Commerce.

"Everyone just passes right by each other, of course the four lane divided highway is going to be a lot safer," says TxDOT Paris District spokesman Tray Turner.

The project, funded through the voter-approved funds from Proposition 12 in 2007, is years in the making, but will make travel in the area safer, Turner said. The Savoy exit is closed for ramp construction from westbound Highway 82.