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Why Fires Are Becoming California's New Reality

The destructive wildfires in Southern California are capping one of the worst fire seasons on record in the state. They come less than two months after thousands of homes burned and more than 40 people were killed by fires in Northern California. Climatologists warn that this is the new reality for the region, where wildfires are occurring year-round. Los Angeles residents Neil Fazzari and his wife, Kirsten, are stunned to see such a large wildfire this late in the year. "It was a shock this...

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In 1991, a woman named Carey Mae Parker went missing from south Hunt County. Learn what host George Hale has learned. Subscribe wherever you get podcasts.

Wolfe City – Wolfe City is looking for volunteers to help with Wolfe City Clean Up Day this Saturday. The project is part of preparations for the city's annual homecoming set in May. Trucks, trailers, and manpower are needed as volunteers will start out from the City Barn around 8am Saturday. For more information call 903-496-2251.

Greenville – Greenville Police are still searching for one or more suspects in connection with a shooting in North Greenville. One victim was flown by helicopter to a Dallas hospital after being shot in the left bicep and the bullet traveling through the arm and lodging in the victim's chest. The incident occurred in the 2300 block of Wellington Street, a short distance away from Carver Elementary School.

Quinlan – There could be another Wal-Mart going up in Hunt County early 2007. A Wal-Mart Super Center is expected to go up in Quinlan on Highway 34 by February of 2007, according to the Tawakoni News. Quinlan City officials expressed excitement about the opportunity for a Wal-Mart, and the tax revenue it would generate. The store is expected to have more than 300 employees.

College Station – A public hearing to discuss a proposed tuition increase for the Texas A&M University system is scheduled for this Thursday in College Station. The increase could be as much as four dollars per semester credit hour. The meeting is scheduled for 10 am this Thursday on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. For more information, call 979 845-9600.

Commerce – 19 year old William Baker has been arrested in Dallas for an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon warrant out of Commerce. The warrant was issued in connection with a shot fired through a second story unit of Mitchell Hall on the A&M-Commerce campus last week. University Police will pick Baker up from the Lew Sterret Justice Center sometime today. It was easy enough for Police to find Baker when he walked into a DPS office to renew his driver's license.

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