Enis leaves Alvord for hoops job

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Curtis Enis is leaving the football sidelines and Alvord and will return to coaching on the hardwood. Enis resigned from Alvord Wednesday and will be the girls basketball coach at Burleson High School.

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Flash Flood Warning in Southern Wise

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The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Flash Flood Warning for southern Wise County until 5:15 p.m.

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3 injured in head-on collision

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Three people were taken to area hospitals following a collision on Texas 199 about a mile east of Farm Road 920 in far southwest Wise County Tuesday evening.

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Lightning strikes home

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Lightning during Tuesday afternoon’s fast-moving storms struck a home in the 500 block of County Road 4756 south of Boyd.

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2 escape injury in travel trailer fire

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A mother and daughter escaped injury when the travel trailer they were living in caught fire early Sunday morning at 2161 County Road 2320.

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Spilled gravel leads to injury accident

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An Oklahoma woman was injured Thursday afternoon when her vehicle was hit from behind on U.S. 81/287 near the south Wise County line.

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Teen reported missing

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The Wise County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a 16-year-old runaway.

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2 injured in helicopter hard landing

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Two people were taken to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur following a helicopter hard landing Tuesday around 3:20 p.m. at the Decatur Municipal Airport. Few details of the incident are available, but the helicopter could be seen upright on its landing skids at the side of a runway with damage to the tail boom, tail rotor and main rotor blade. Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins said the pilot, Eric Carroll, 57, and another occupant, Russell Timmerman, 47, of Liberty, Mo., were injured and taken by ground ambulance to WRHS. Wise County EMS, the Decatur Fire Department, Decatur Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety officers responded.

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Missing elderly woman found dead

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A missing elderly woman was found deceased Monday evening not far from her home in Newark. According to Wise County Sheriff David Walker, Dora Cairns, 82, had apparently gone for a walk Monday and didn’t return to her home. Family reported that she had been missing since about 9 a.m. First responders began a search around 3:30 Monday afternoon. A Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter assisted with the search and located her in a grassy area about 500 yards from her home in the 600 block of Rogers Road around 5:45. Wise County EMS and Newark Volunteer Fire Department assisted the sheriff’s office with the search. Walker said the case will be investigated as a questionable death at this point, as is protocol, although there are no indications of foul play at this time. Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Mandy Hays ordered an autopsy be performed by the Dallas County Medical Examiners office.

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Missing elderly in Newark

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The Wise County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing elderly female in the Newark area. She is described as 82 years old, 5 foot 2 inches tall, 150 pounds, long grey hair, wears glasses and uses a walker. According to police radio reports, she has been missing since around 9 this morning. Fire department and medics have been dispatched to assist officers with the search. If you have any information on this missing person, call 940-627-5971.

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Power out in Alvord

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Residents of Alvord and Sunset were without power Monday afternoon due to a broken power pole outside an Oncor substation, according to Area Manager Sabrina Easley. Approximately 1,160 customers lost power around 2:30 p.m. Easley said crews were on site making repairs, and as of 4:15 p.m., she said power should be restored in about three hours. The substation is located on Farm Road 1655 between Alvord and Chico.

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Power restored to residents

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Lightning is to blame for the outages that left residents in various parts of the county without power Thursday. Sabrina Easley, area manager for Oncor Electric Delivery, said lightning struck a power line in Rhome, breaking the line and cutting the delivery of electricity to more than 1,300 customers in Rhome and Newark. The necessary […]

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Storms leave many without power

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Storms rolled through Wise County Thursday morning, leaving residents across the area without power. Sabrina Easley, area manager at Oncor Electric Delivery, said outages had been reported in Alvord, Newark, Rhome and Boonsville/Balsora. The largest is a widespread outage in Rhome and Newark, where 1,300 customers are without power following a lightning strike. In Alvord, […]

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Train strikes truck in Decatur

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The flatbed trailer of an 18-wheeler stopped on the tracks at Farm Road 2264 and U.S. 81/287 in Decatur was struck by a train Wednesday morning around 9:30. Sgt. Delvon Campbell with the Decatur Police Department said the truck, driven by Glenn Armstrong, 63, of Stephenville had stopped on the tracks while waiting for traffic […]

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Car runs under 18-wheeler, kills Chico woman

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A Chico woman was killed Wednesday evening when her car ran underneath an 18-wheeler on Texas 101, just south of Chico.

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1 injured in motorcycle wreck

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A man from St. Joseph, Mo., was flown to a Metroplex hospital after losing control of his motorcycle and slamming into the guard rail in Decatur Monday afternoon. Investigators believe Ira Skirlock, 67, was westbound on U.S. 380 when he attempted to exit onto northbound U.S. 81/287. “He was going a little too fast on dead man’s […]

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Boyd man injured in single-car accident

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Christian Smith, 21, of Boyd was flown to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth late Thursday night following a one-car wreck on County Road 4698 about a mile east of Farm Road 51 in southern Wise County. Department of Public Safety Trooper Carson Bening said Smith was westbound on the county road around 10:30 when […]

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2 dead from Sunday wreck

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Investigators have released the identities of those involved in Sunday's fatal wreck near Slidell, and a second victim has died.

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1 killed, 6 injured in collision

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A man was killed and six more people were taken to area hospitals following a wreck Sunday afternoon around 5:45 that involved a passenger car and two motorcycles.

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Two injured in wreck at 287 and 1810

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One woman was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth following a two-vehicle accident around noon Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Farm Road 1810 in Decatur.

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