July 27th, 2015
By The Associated Press
Today is Monday, July 27, the 208th day of 2015. There are 157 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On July 27, 1940, Bugs Bunny made his "official" debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon "A Wild Hare." Billboard magazine published its first "music popularity chart" listing best-selling retail records (in first place was "I'll Never Smile Again" recorded by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, with featured vocalist Frank Sinatra).
On this date:
Several LeFlore County and area athletes, plus one local coach, will take part in the 2015 All-State Games that begin Monday and end Friday in the Tulsa metropolitan area.
Here's the complete list with their respective date, time and place:
Golf ‚ÄĒ Cody Shore, Poteau ‚ÄĒ 8:30 a.m. Monday, Cherokee Hills Golf Course, Catoosa
Baseball ‚ÄĒ Jason Hickman, Spiro ‚ÄĒ 7 p.m. Tuesday, J.L. Stadium at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa (Buffalo Valley's Brandon Fogerty is an alternate for the Small East team's game at 4:30 p.m.)
Girls Basketball ‚ÄĒ Paige Campagna, Red Oak ‚ÄĒ 7 p.m. Wednesday, ORU Mabee Center
Earlier this year, former Heavener Wolf and current Oklahoma State Cowboys pitcher Koda Glover was drafted by the Washington Nationals. The LeFlore County product started his professional career this summer.
Glover has spent time with two A League baseball teams ‚ÄĒ the Hagerstown [Md] Suns of the South Atlantic League and the Auburn [N.Y.] Doubledays of the New York-Penn League.
Three people are dead and several others injured after a gunman began shooting inside a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Inmate Bobby Murphy was captured Friday July, 24.
According to the sheriff's department, an inmate has escaped from the Oklahoma Department of Correction at Jim Hamilton in Hodgen on July 23, 2015.
The following are details from the Sheriff's Department:
Bobby Murphy Dob 06-08-1984 DOC # 481439
White, Male, 6ft 1in, 150lbs, Brown Hair, Blue Eyes.
TAT ABDOM: FLAMES, MURPHY
TAT BACK: TRIBAL
TAT CHEST: HEART, STEVE
TAT L ARM: FACE, CROSS, FENCE, SKULLS SLEEVE
TAT L LEG: TRIBECA
TAT L SHLD: GRYPHON
TAT L WRS: CLOWNS, SWATZTIKA
TAT R ARM: CLOWNS
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ‚ÄĒ U.S. Sen. James Lankford is introducing a bill to end all taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood unless the organization stops performing all abortions.
Lankford announced Wednesday he has introduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, which would impose a one-year moratorium on federal funding to the organization unless it stops providing abortions.
Planned Parenthood provides a variety of non-abortion health services, including health screenings, family planning and adoption referrals at several clinics in Oklahoma.
Today is Wednesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2015. There are 162 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 22, 1975, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. (President Gerald R. Ford signed the measure on August 5.)
On this date:
In 1587, an English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.
In 1796, Cleveland, Ohio, was founded by General Moses Cleaveland (correct).
July 21 at 12:35 p.m.
Emergency crews are working a two-car accident on U.S. Highway 59 south of Poteau near Weaver's Meat Market.
Injuries have been reported.
No further information is available at this time.
‚ÄúVype‚ÄĚ magazine‚Äôs July edition that came out this past weekend had its ‚ÄúTop 100 Players to Watch‚ÄĚ for the 2015 season. Two of those 100 are Poteau Pirates ‚ÄĒ running back Roger Barcheers and linebacker Austin Archey, both of whom will be seniors this upcoming season.
As for the No. 4 ranking by ‚ÄúVype‚ÄĚ magazine, the new Poteau coach is honored, but realizes it‚Äôs just a number at this point.