The Two-Way
9:36 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Manufacturing Sector Shrank In June, Report Signals

For the first time since July 2009 a gauge of how U.S. manufacturers are doing is signalling shrinkage in the factory sector.

The Institute for Supply Management says its June "PMI" index stood at 49.7, down from 53.5 and the first time in nearly three years that it wasn't above 50 — the line between growth in manufacturing (an above 50 reading) and contraction (below 50).

A subcategory of ISM's report — its measure of new orders — also fell below 50, to 47.8.

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4th of July
9:13 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Slideshow & Video: Commerce 4th of July Fireworks

Still image from the Commerce, TX fireworks display on July 1st, 2012.
Jerrod Knight

Vendor involvement and attendance were both high at this year's event orchestrated by the Commerce Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, July 1st.

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Drug bust
9:12 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Multiple law enforcement agencies bust Delta County pot farm

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COOPER - One man has been arrested after the discovery of a marijuana growing operation just off FM 64 in Delta County.

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The Two-Way
8:37 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Word Of The Day: 'Derecho'

Where you're most likely to be in the path of a derecho, and how often.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 5:35 pm

We learned a new word on Saturday, thanks to Korva's post about the devastating storm that has left millions without power from Ohio east through the mid-Atlantic states:

Derecho.

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Community Event
8:27 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Independence celebrated, veterans honored in Sulphur Springs

Cindy Roller Cooper Review/KETR

For Sulphur Springs, the July 4 holiday was particularly special this weekend with the unveiling of the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial and newly renovated downtown square.

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Deadly shooting
7:57 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Paris father questioned in killing of daughter's boyfriend

The 2800 block of Willow Bend in Paris is located in the northeast section of town.
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PARIS - A fatal shooting has been reported in Paris following an argument between an older man and his daughter’s boyfriend.

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The Two-Way
7:34 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Mexico's PRI Rises From 'Death Bed' With Return To Power

Enrique Pena Nieto and his family celebrated Sunday in Mexico City after he claimed victory in the presidential election.
Yuri Cortez AFP/Getty Images

"Mexico's old guard sailed back into power after a 12-year hiatus Sunday," The Associated Press writes, "as the official preliminary vote count handed a victory to Enrique Pena Nieto, whose party was long accused of ruling the country through corruption and patronage."

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Weekly Forecast
7:29 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Independence Day skies expected to be sunny

Your Weekly Weather Forecast for Monday, July 2nd.
Daniel Starks KETR

The skies should cooperate for outdoor festivities this Independence Day, and every day leading up to it.

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The Two-Way
6:57 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Finally, 'Some Good News' About Colorado Springs Wildfire

On Sunday in Colorado Springs, residents waited for word about whether their homes had survived the Waldo Canyon wildfire.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

As we said earlier, millions of people in mid-Atlantic states and Ohio are starting a third day without power because of damage from Friday's "land hurricane."

But in Colorado Springs, "it's nice to finally have some good news," Steve Cox, chief of economic vitality and innovation for the city, tells the local Gazette.

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