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Cattle hauler rollover closes US 60 Friday am

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A one-vehicle accident involving an overturned bull wagon closed both east- and west-bound traffic on US 60 between the 60/83 Y and Miami around 3:30 am Friday morning. Traffic was diverted for several hours while crews tried to extricate the animals, both dead and alive, in order to clear the highway. US 60 remained closed between CR 3 and FM 3367, near the Roberts/Hemphill County line until 2:45 pm Saturday afternoon. According to one responder, the extrication of livestock from the overturned trailer was so complicated that none of the cattle could be saved. While cleanup was underway, law enforcement detoured traffic from Canadian onto CR 3 south, to CR W, and then west to FM 3367 and north back to US 60. Traffic from Miami was being detoured south on FM 3367 to CR W, east to CR 3, then north back to US 60. No further details were available as lines to Pampa’s DPS office were down Wednesday.
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Main St. collision

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On Friday, Oct. 16, a 2015 Buick Encore traveling south on Third Street, entered the intersection at Main. The driver failed to yield the right-of-way to an eastbound Ford pickup, driven by a city of Canadian employee. The Buick broadsided the pickup. The collision caused minimal damage to the pickup, and extensive damage to the front of the Buick. No injuries were reported as a result of the accident. The driver, a juvenile, was cited for failure to yield right-of-way. PHOTO BY CHERI SMITH
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Canadian ISD announced

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Canadian ISD announced its 24th positive case of coronavirus this week, and released this COVID dashboard which is posted on Facebook as the case count changes. As of this report, there are only 6 active cases now, spanning all four campuses, but forty-six students and four staff members are currently quarantined as precaution due to close contact.
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Uninsured Texans

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AUSTIN—In the recently released October edition of Fiscal Notes, the comptroller’s office examines the issue of uninsured Texans, the economic consequences for the state, options available to those who have recently lost their insurance—and various policies that could extend health coverage to more of our most vulnerable citizens.
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Booker native serves aboard USS Ronald Reagan during maritime security ops

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INDIAN OCEAN—Senior Chief Logistics Specialist Antonio Rodriguez, a native of Booker, and Booker High School graduate, is serving aboard the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during maritime security and stability operations in the Indian Ocean, Oct. 9.
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Council rethinks decision on reimbursement of unbilled commercial water and sewer accounts

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In last month’s meeting, council members learned that a recently discovered error in the city’s billing process had resulted in a failure to bill most commercial accounts for sewer service over the last eight months. The price tag: approximately $116,000 in lost revenue.