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Tent collapses at Winstar, injuring concert goers

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (KXII) --Kevin Richardson, a member of the Backstreet Boys who were slated to play Saturday night at Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. tweeted around 6:30 that a tent collapsed and some people seeking shelter there were injured.

KXII.COM - 2018-08-18 19:55:00

Fans hurt when tent collapses at Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma

The outdoor pavilion at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma, was damaged by severe wind and rain on Saturday, and an awning fell on fans waiting for the concert to begin.

CALGARY HERALD - 2018-08-19 22:21:08

Casino statement: 14 injured as storm knocks down temporary structure at Winstar

A storm Saturday evening knocked down a temporary structure at a Backstreet Boys concert taking place at Winstar World Casino and Resort, a few miles north of Gainesville. The incident injured at least 14 people, a Winstar statement indicates.

GAINESVILLE DAILY REGISTER - 2018-08-19 01:45:00

Backstreet Boys Cancel Concert After Storms Leaves 14 People Injured

The Backstreet Boys cancelled their concert at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma, after a storm hit and injured 14 fans.Celebrity InjuriesWinStar confirmed that the storm’s caused the venue’s temporary awning to fall. A video posted to a fan account on Saturday, August 18, sh

US MAGAZINE - 2018-08-19 14:29:04

AP News - Backstreet Boys fans treated for injuries after storm

Kym Koch-Thompson, spokeswoman for the WinStar World Casino and Resort, says the concertgoers were treated at the scene following Saturday's storm, then taken to hospitals in Oklahoma and Texas. She says they were all treated for minor injuries and released. The casino in Thackerville is about 70 mi

TOWNHALL - 2018-08-19 14:32:00

Sheriff: Road rage leads to driver’s arrest

Around 8 a.m. Thursday, Todd Michael Skinner reportedly pointed a handgun at another motorist during a merge into traffic, said Cooke County Sheriff Terry Gilbert.


SPECIAL REPORT: Hiding in plain sight

A hashtag such as #kys might not seem alarming, but when one learns it’s an abbreviation for kill yourself, it should be.


Reports of fans injured while waiting for Backstreet Boys

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Reports are coming in about fans injured while waiting in line at WinStar Casino for the Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees concert.Witnesses say a pavilion was blown over during the storms coming into south Oklahoma and fell onto people waiting in line to enter the venue.First res

KFOR - 2018-08-18 23:34:51

Blotter: Man dead after fatality crash early Saturday in west Denton

First responders found a 58-year-old man dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash around 5:30 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of University Drive and Interstate 35, said Denton police spokesman Bryan Cose.Cose said the 17-year-old driver of a GMC pickup was driving fast while intoxicated, heading

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2018-08-18 20:22:00

Multiple People Injured at Backstreet Boys Concert

Preparations for aBackstreets Boysconcert at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma took an ugly turn when high wind and rain caused a temporary structure to be knocked down, injuring a number of fans, according to multiple sources.

ETONLINE.COM - 2018-08-19 03:03:00

Severe storms developing across North Texas

The storms were bringing threats of heavy winds, and hail up to the size of quarters. The main track of the storm was heading west to east, across Denton County and northern parts of Dallas County.

WFAA - 2018-08-18 23:32:46

PHOTO: Chamber celebrates at Lunch & Learn

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a ribbon cutting for Roy Brewer’s LifeVantage distribution business. Brewer talked about the business, which offers products meant to delay the effects of aging, at a Lunch & Learn session Wednesday. He’s been with the company for just ove


LETTER: President ought to be respected

I agree with both Michael King (Aug. 9 letter) and Larry Coulter (Aug. 11 letter). Our new editor is following in the footsteps of her immediate predecessor. Along with their syndicated contemporaries, Cokie and hubby still greet us regularly with their “homey” wisdom. We are a small, but two-party


Blotter: Welfare check turns into arrest for possession

A woman called Denton police at around noon Thursday to report that she feared her husband, who was staying at the Courtyard Marriott in the 2800 block of Colorado Boulevard, was at risk of harming himself.Police arrived, and asked hotel staff which room the man was staying in. When officers knocked


Former police chief and her son plead guilty to felony charges in Oak Ridge

Gainesville, TX (KXII)--The Town of Oak Ridge has been known for fighting scandals throughout the years.Back in 2008 a former police chief pled guilty to extortion.Now this week two former police chiefs, a mother and son have pled guilty to felony charges.Janet Van Patten resigned as the Oak Ridge p


Semi driver accused of running school bus stop sign jailed for child endangerment

WHITESBORO, Tex. (KXII) -A semi driver, accused of running a school bus stop sign, has been jailed for endangering the kids on board.


Denton Fair, Rodeo Has Big Plans for the Future

“We have outgrown it,” said Glenn Carlton, the fair’s executive director. “A hundred-acre fair on 30 acres is basically what we are, basically."


Grand Re-Opening of the Sherman Public Library

The Friends of the Sherman Public Library hosts the Library's Grand Re-Opening Carnival on Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.More information can be found at the Sherman Public Library's Facebook page,here.


Woman who authorities sought turns self in

Cooke County Sheriff Terry Gilbert said Dana Elizabeth Clapp, 49, showed up at the sheriff’s office at 7:25 p.m. Monday.


PHOTOS: Getting a head start on the year

“Miss Watson" gets acquainted with five of her new pupils in Class A during “Meet the Teacher” hours Thursday afternoon at Gainesville Head Start. To adults, she’s known as Vickie Watson, and she teaches one of four classes at Head Start, all of which are designated by a letter of the alphabet. In t