Corsicana Police Department
• Someone tried to break into the Sirloin Stockade probably Sunday night, 2508 W. Seventh Avenue.
• A car was stolen sometime over the weekend from the 1900 block of East Highway 31.
3330 • A woman reported that her car and her person were injured around 3:30 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block of East Eighth Avenue.
• Locks were cut off the storage buildings Friday in the 200 block of North 12th and items taken out of them.
• Two heaters were stolen from a woman Friday or Saturday at her home in the 100 block of North Fifth Avenue.
• A shoplifter was arrested around 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart, 3801 W. Highway 31, for stealing more than $50 worth of items.
• An estimated 100 gallons of gasoline were stolen Friday from the 3800 block of West Highway 22.
Navarro County Sheriff’s Office
• A camoflage-painted Yamaha Grizzly ATV worth $5,500 was stolen Wednesday from a building on Southeast County Road 4250 near Kerens. The thieves also broke a door frame and tore down some barbed wire.
• A gray wood chipper was stolen Wednesday from Smith Street in Dawson. It was worth $150.
• A black wallet containing an ID card and a Social Security card was stolen Thursday from First Street in Goodlow.
• Jewelry, including a mothers ring with colored stones and the names of four children, a .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a .22 rifle, a pellet rifle, and a box of .25 ammo were stolen Thursday from a home West Highway 31 near Dawson.
• Thieves stole eight firearms, including a Ruger handgun, two 20-gauge shotguns, a .40 caliber pistol, a .357 pistol, a a 12–gauge shotgun, and several rifles of various calibers; a wedding band set with small diamonds, some gold earrings and other assorted gold jewelry, were stolen Thursday in a home burglary on SW CR 3140 near Silver City. Total value of the items taken was estimated at more than $10,000.
• Homeowners found what appeared to be damage from a gun shot to their front door Jan 6 on W. Highway 22 near Barry. Deputies checked with the neighbors and found out there were hog hunters in the area, and it appears to be a random, careless shot, possibly by hunters.
Corsicana Police Department
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2:30 p.m. Update: Tornado Watch remains in effect through 7 p.m.
The area remains under a Tornado Watch until 7 p.m. Storms are forming west of Interstate 35, tracking to the east northeast. Winds at C.David Campbell Field are generally between 20 and 30 miles per hour and gusty. No other advisories are in effect at this time. The late afternoon hours remain the best opportunity for tornado activity, with the possibility of large and damaging tornadoes and winds in the forecast through this evening.
Severe weather likely in North Texas on Tuesday (with video forecast)
National Weather Service forecasters say there is a significant possibility of severe weather in north Texas Tuesday.
A forecast summary issued this morning says large or long track tornadoes are possible, along with winds in excess of 70 mph, tennis ball to baseball size hail, and winds in excess of 70 mph.
OKC UPDATE: Crews dig through night after deadly Okla. twister
MOORE, Okla. — Search and rescue crews worked through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood. At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and those numbers were expected to climb, officials said Tuesday.
Over 50 killed in OKC suburb tornado
MOORE, Okla. — A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
CISD Trustees table architect proposal, hear bond feedback
An outpouring of support from CISD teachers, and some advice for the next bond proposal from a local voter took up the public forum portion of Monday’s Corsicana Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting.
District voters turned down a proposed $54 million bond package in the May 11 school and municipal elections. The bond would have paid for a new campus, security and building upgrades, new technology, baseball field improvements, and a new school administration building.
Navarro County Relay for Life raises funds and awareness
Once again, teams from all over Navarro County gathered Friday evening at The Cook Center parking lot after months of fundraising events to see the culmination of their efforts toward cancer research.
To raise enough money one day for research that a cure is found to end cancer.
Citizen’s Police Academy on target for graduation
Last week, the 18 members of the Citizens Police Academy came together to shoot guns.
In a long caravan, they headed out to the police shooting range near the landfill where they were taught about the department’s rifles, pepper guns, and handguns. They were invited to fire the pepper gun, although it only contained harmless powder pellets on that day, and a handgun, both under the watchful eyes of instructors Officer Sean Eggleston and Asst. Chief Ronnie McGaha.
‘Make-A-Wish’ event raises funds for trip
Thursday’s Make-A-Wish Foundation event at La Pradera raised enough money to send Coy Bostian and his family to Disney World, according to Heba Shafik, wish-granter with the local chapter.
Local Beat 5/21/13
A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County.
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