Breaking News–18-wheeler explosion causes U.S. 287 standstill

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U.S. 287 is shut down in the north- and southbound lanes near McMaster New Holland in Decatur after an 18-wheeler hit a concrete divider and exploded. There are no reported injuries at this time. First responders are on the scene, and we will have updates as soon as they become available.

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Breaking News: Decatur water main break

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Decatur city crews are trying to repair a break in a 20 inch water transmission line between Decatur and Bridgeport. Decatur water superintendent Doyle Green said repairs were going to take some time. "We'd like to ask people not to water their lawns and to limit outdoor watering," Green said.

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More than 5,000 affected by phone outage

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As Tuesday's workday wound down, technicians from Century Link were working with an equipment manufacturer to figure out what has gone wrong with a piece of equipment in the local office. It's a circuit board that links local phone customers to the "wide, wide world" according to spokesman Larry Adamson -- and it's not something they've ever dealt with before.

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Century Link working on phone issues

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About 2,900 Century Link customers in Decatur were dealing with phone problems Tuesday as a result of a "scrambled" data card in the local Century Link office. Spokesman Larry Adamson said the problem occurred about 8:39 Tuesday morning when a card in the Decatur office malfunctioned, scrambling data going into another card. He said the problem was being worked on.

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Breaking News: Two car accidents on North Trinity Street, F.M. 1810

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Two car accidents occurred at roughly the same time in Wise County Monday night. At 5:30 p.m., two cars collided at the corner of North Trinity and Bishop Street in Decatur. A white Chevy Silverado was headed north when the front left of the vehicle collided with the front left of a black SUV traveling […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Five injured in U.S. 287 wreck

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Five people were injured Sunday night after a two-car wreck on U.S. 287. At around 6:15 p.m., two cars were traveling south on U.S. 287 near Kathy’s Shell gas station in Decatur when the driver of the car in the right lane tried to merge into the left lane, causing the other car to flip […]

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Seven injured in wreck by Fossil Pointe

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Seven people were injured in a two-car wreck Saturday morning right outside of Fossil Pointe after a car hit a pickup towing a flatbed trailer.

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2 injured in head-on wreck

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Two men were injured in a two-vehicle head-on collision near Decatur Wednesday.

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Injuries reported in 2-vehicle wreck near county line

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At least two people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle, head-on collision about a mile inside Denton County on Texas 114 east of Rhome around 9:30 Monday morning.

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Fire destroys Newark home

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A vacant mobile home was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning near Newark. Fire was reported at the home in the 100 block of County Road 4845 shortly after 7:30 a.m. Newark, Rhome and Haslet fire departments responded and found the home engulfed in flames. No one was injured. A neighboring home sustained minor damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Accident victims identified

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A Lake Bridgeport woman was killed Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 380 and Farm Road 1658 in Bridgeport.

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2-vehicle accident kills 1

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One person was killed in a two-vehicle accident about 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of U.S. 380 and Farm Road 1658 in Bridgeport. Police Chief Randy Singleton said a pickup was traveling west on U.S. 380 and ran the red light at Farm Road 1658, hitting a vehicle traveling southbound on 1658 through the […]

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Man’s death under investigation

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The Bridgeport Police Department is investigating the death of a man found in his vehicle on Owens Street Friday night.

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Slidell man stabbed in Reunion fight

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An argument over a beer cooler ended with a Slidell man being stabbed Friday night at the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion in Decatur.

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2 teens hit at Reunion entrance

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Two teenage girls were seriously injured Friday night after being hit by a pickup near the entrance to the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion in Decatur.

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BREAKING NEWS: 1 injured in crash

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A Chico man was injured in a two-vehicle accident at Texas 114 and Farm Road 51 shortly before 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

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Two injured in wreck on FM 2264

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Two people were inured in a car wreck on FM 2264 today when the driver lost control of the car and flipped the vehicle into a ditch on the side of the road. Timothy Paul Dennis, 19, and Justice Marie Sampson, 18, were traveling east on FM 2264 when Dennis, the driver, swerved the car […]

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Wreck causes ramp closure

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The onramp to U.S. 81/287 North from U.S. 380 in Decatur is closed while crews clean the contents spilled from an overturned 18-wheeler hauling hot asphalt. The road is expected to remain closed through the afternoon Tuesday.

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Wreck claims Slidell teen

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A recent Slidell graduate was killed Friday morning in an accident on Farm Road 455 West in Denton County.

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Decatur PD seeks help to ID suspect

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The Decatur Police Department is investigating copper thefts at Wise Electric Co-op that occurred July 11 and July 14.

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