One dead after single-vehicle crash

Published Sunday, April 14, 2019
By Austin Jackson

A 22-year-old Decatur man has been pronounced dead after losing control and crashing into a tree Saturday night. At around 8:20 p.m., Cody Joe Reed of Decatur was traveling south on FM 51, approximately four miles northeast of Cottondale, when he lost control of his 2007 Dodge Ram pickup, according to Department of Public Safety […]

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Mystery woman located safe and sound, sheriff says

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A woman seen and heard on a home security system apparently asking for help Tuesday afternoon has been located safe and sound, Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said Friday afternoon.

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Deceased man found in Lake Bridgeport

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A deceased man was found in Lake Bridgeport Thursday afternoon in the area of Private Road 1758 at the northern edge of the lake.

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JW Hart PBR Challenge cancelled for 2019 due to scheduling conflict

Published April 2, 2018
By Austin Jackson

WC Challenger Charities announced Tuesday the JW Hart PBR Challenge would take a one-year hiatus due to scheduling conflicts. The announcement came three days after the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo in Bridgeport was cancelled due to lack of sponsorship.

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Board takes no action on Sanders’ resignation — Chico AD suspended with pay

Published Thursday, March 28, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

After nearly two hours in closed session Wednesday night, Chico ISD trustees took no action on the resignation of athletic director and head football coach Clayton Sanders.

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Drugs seized in traffic stop

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A traffic stop Tuesday afternoon led the discovery of more than 170 pounds of marijuana.

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Decatur ISD trustees take no action on Whitis’ contract

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At her request, Decatur ISD trustees took no action on the contract of Superintendent Judi Whitis Monday night.

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Gas leak found, repaired at Bridgeport HS

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Classes will resume as normal at Bridgeport High School Thursday, the day after students were evacuated as firefighters and gas crews investigated a natural gas odor.

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1 flown from wreck on State Highway 114

Published Monday, March 18, 2019
By Austin Jackson

A driver who reportedly fell asleep at the wheel on State Highway 114 sustained serious injuries after crashing into an 18-wheeler Monday morning. Harley Miramontes, 24, of San Antonio, was traveling west on State Highway 114 in a 2019 Ford cargo van that struck a 2007 Freightliner which was stopping at a red light near […]

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Fire damages trailer

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A fifth wheel travel trailer caught fire Friday night near Rhome. Fire fighters from East Wise, Decatur and Rhome Fire Departments were able to contain the blaze, Wise County Fire Marshall Jeff Doughty said. No one was inside the trailer at the time and Doughty said there were no injuries. Doughty said the blaze was […]

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Three arrested on drug charges in Decatur

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Three people were arrested on drug-possession charges Friday night after officers with the Big Sandy Special Response Team and Wise County Sheriff’s Office SWAT executed a warrant in the 400 block of North Cowan.

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Aurora home heavily damaged in fire

Published Sunday, March 3, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

An Aurora home was heavily damaged by fire late Sunday night.

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Bridgeport under boil water notice

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Crews have fixed the water line break in the city of Bridgeport, but the city is now under a boil water notice under further notice.

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Bridgeport repairing water line break

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Residents of Bridgeport are being asked to conserve their water use today as crews work to fix a water leak in the city. Bridgeport Police Chief Steve Stanford said the repair will require shutting down the main water line into the city.

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Child injured in Newark house fire

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One person was injured in a house fire in Newark Monday afternoon.

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Parents of kids locked in a dog kennel arraigned

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Two people arrested yesterday in a child neglect investigation that involves two children being locked in a dog kennel were arraigned Wednesday morning and have had bond set.

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Parents of kids locked in kennel jailed

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Two adults whose children were found in deplorable conditions near Rhome, including two locked in a dog kennel, have been arrested and charged with felonies. Paige Isabow Harkings and Andrew Joseph Fabila, both 24, have been charged with four counts of abandon/endanger child criminal negligence. Harkings has also been charged with aggravated assault causes serious bodily injury related to a domestic violence situation that left Fabila with multiple cuts to his face.

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Children found locked in a dog kennel near Rhome

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The Wise County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible child abuse case near Rhome after a family disturbance call resulted in the discovery of two young children locked in a dog kennel.

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Alvord woman dies in Parker County wreck

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An Alvord woman was killed Saturday night in a one-vehicle accident on Farm Road 51 south of Springtown in Parker County.

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Chico schools to close due to illness

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Due to a high number of students and staff absent from school due to flu-like illnesses, Chico ISD will be closed Thursday and Friday. Chico ISD Superintendent Don Elsom said the absence rate has grown to around 15 percent district-wide.

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