FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee.
A 56-year-old man was fatally struck by a train in the 200 block of West McKinney Street in Pilot Point on Monday.
Two cars involved in a fatal wrong-way crash on Saturday night were each carrying a mother and daughter. All four were killed, and Denton police were investigating what happened.
Local officials break ground Friday on construction for the new Krum Public Library, which will be built on the east side of the current library at 803 E. McCart St. The library is being built from a $1.3 million bond package passed by voters in May 2013 and is expected to be completed in the spring or summer of 2017. Future fundraisers will help with the cost of furnishing and shelving the facility. Helping to break ground are, from left, library board members Donna O’ Dania and Bonnie Barthold; Denton County Commissioner Andy Eads; Kent Sears; Kelly Ring, library board chairwoman; Donna Pierce, library director; Krum Mayor Ron Harris, Krum City Council members Justin Diviney and Austin Petersen; and Sandy Clere, president of Krum Friends of the Library.