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J.W.’s News Update: Tuesday August 9, 2011

Good Tuesday, Here are some stories making headlines today:

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Texas side police say one man is hospitalized, another in jail after an apparent hit and run crash. Authorities were called yesterday evening around 7:20pm to the intersection of New Boston Road and Westlawn Drive. Police say they found a moped and its driver, 36 year old Steven Davis , who was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The second vehicle had apparently fled the scene of the accident and was found at a home in Wake Village, Texas. The driver, 37 year old Lander Smith was arrested and charged with failure to stp and render aid which is a felony in the state of Texas.

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A record 249 Texas counties have outdoor burn bans as the heat wave and drought continues. The Texas Forest Service says only 5 counties in South and Southeast Texas are without burn bans. Prior to this year the previous record was set back in 2006 when 221 counties had such burn bans in place.

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Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe is releasing $100,000 from the disaster fund to aid the state response to wildfires. The money will be used for the Arkansas National Guard response to fires around the state. The guard has been the primary source of air support fo firefighting efforts.

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In Sports:

The Texas Rangers won at home last night in Arlington downing the Seattle Mariners.

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