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Attempted Robbery Ends With Crook On The Run

Wichita Falls police say a robbery attempt at a local pawnshop didn't go quite as the crook may have planned.  According to a WFPD press release at 11:28 a.m.  a masked suspect entered the Quick And Easy Pawn Shop at 2305 Kemp Boulevard.

The suspect

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Fires Breakout Across Wichita, Wilbarger Counties During Afternoon Hours

Photos courtesy of Aaron Galloway

Fire fighters from across Wichita, Archer and Wilbarger counties have had their hands full this afternoon with a series of fires. Fire damaged at least two structures near Kemp Blvd on Hwy 79

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Best Places For A Kid’s Birthday Party In Wichita Falls – Bethany Lee’s Top Five

When my husband and I moved to Wichita Falls just over a year ago, we discovered that the area has a wealth of things to do. If you’re bored, take a look at this city and the towns around it and you’re sure to find fun activities to keep you occupied during all seasons of the year.

The area also has a lot of activities for kids. Children are sometimes very particular about what they do and where they go, which means that planning a birthday party can feel like a chore. I’ve come up with a few ideas that may help you plan that next get-together, while keeping your finicky nipper happy. In no particular order, here are my top 5:

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Firefighers Hold Mass Wildfire Training Drill
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Wildfire Updates – Wichita Falls Fire Battle Continues

Wild fire UPDATEs (4/15/11 4:39pm):
-Residents in the Iowa Park and Kamay areas are being asked to prepare to evacuate.
-Wichita Falls Spokesman Barry Levy Says the fire near Missile Rd. has been contained.

-Archer County: 4

(Photo by Mike Hendren)
(Photo by Mike Hendren)
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Accident Stalls Traffic On I-44

What appeared to be a single vehicle rollover accident brought traffic to a halt for a brief time this afternoon along I-44 near Airport Dr.  The accident happened at around 3 pm this afternoon.  Fire, police and EMT officials were on the scene within minutes

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Agents Raid Clinic In Wichita Falls

Agents  with the FBI executed a search warrant today on the Texoma Spine Center on 10th Street.  The clinic is owned by Dr. Sanjoy Sundaresan, M.D.  WFPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Joe Snyder deferred all requests for information to the Dallas FBI Offices

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The Hamilton Building (photo by Mike Hendren)
The Hamilton Building (photo by Mike Hendren)
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Famous Landmarks in Wichita Falls – Our Top Five

Wichita Falls is filled with history. And just like any other city, we have landmarks that are unique, mysterious and sometimes just odd. If the walls could talk....

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Touring Wichita Falls History
Downtown celebration with soldiers returning from World War I - 1918 (Armistice Day). Photo from the Lester Jones Collection -Wichita Falls Museum of Art.
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Virtual Tour Of Historic Wichita Falls

  (click play and hear how Wichita Falls began)

A Short History of Wichita Falls
In the 1800s, the Wichita Falls, Texas area was home to the Wichita Indians. A small waterfall near their village is thought to be the origin of the city's name. A life-sized sculpture by local

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