Archive - Jan 7, 2013
It took until 2013 before the Poteau High School basketball fans could see their teams at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, but it finally happened Friday night when the Pirates and Lady Pirates entertained Spiro. To make things even better, the home teams didn't disappoint their fans â€” but did make them perhaps a bit squeamish.
It's the first full week of January, and basketball fans in LeFlore County know what that means. Its's LeFlore County Junior High Tournament Week.
Action began Monday afternoon at tournament-host Monroe as well as Howe and Wister. Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse will join in as a fourth site of action today.
Everything will culminate with the title games at 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:15 p.m. (boys) Saturday at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Look for complete coverage beginning with Wednesday's edition up through next Tuesday's edition, which will have the title game stories.
A Cameron man was arrested Sunday morning after fleeing from Rock Island police.
Duane Ray Bryant, 26, of Cameron was arrested on charges of driving under the influence - 2nd of subsequent offense, felony elluding a police officer, possession of a loaded firearm in commission of a felony, driving on the wrong side of the road and failure to stop for a stop sign. He was also charged with two counts of reckless endangerment for his two passengers during the pursuit.
Jury selection in the trial of a man accused of abusing his children began Monday morning at the LeFlore County Courthouse.
James Haskin, 61, of Monroe, was arrested in November 2011 after investigators alleged nine children were being neglected and some of them sexually abused by Haskin. Haskin's wife Lucinda was also arrested in connection with the allegations.
Jury selection is expected to continue until Tuesday and trial to begin on Wednesday.