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Driver of truck that struck NCTC bus charged with four counts of manslaughter

Russell Staley, the driver of tractor-trailer that hit a van carrying members of the North Central Texas College softball team in September, was charged today with four counts of manslaughter in the first degree. Murray County, Okla. court records show that Judge Duck Aaron of Sulphur, Okla. will be hearing the case and District Attorney David Pyle will be prosecuting it. The records did not show an attorney for Staley.

Roosevelt Bridge reopened

After being closed for almost a month, the Roosevelt Bridge, which takes Highway 70 across Lake Texoma connecting Mead, Okla. and Kingston, Okla., was reopened late Wednesday evening. The bridge was closed on May 28 because of high water due to heavy rains in May.

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Mead child killed in ATV accident

MEAD, Okla. — A 19-month-old child died Friday after a tragic mishap with an all-terrain vehicle. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the child was pinned against a parked car when the ATV jumped forward upon ignition. The report said it been in left in gear when it was shut off previously.

Roadways closed because of flooding

Several major roadways have been closed as water continues to rise in Texoma, spurred on by torrential rain that fell in some parts of North Texas Thursday. A section of U.S. Highway 82 between Gainesville and Whitesboro was closed Thursday morning because of flash flooding but was reopened by the afternoon as water receded.