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Storms cause damage overnight

July 24, 2013

High winds and torrential rains left their mark across LeFlore County early Wednesday morning.
Residents in Poteau woke up to trees blown over, roads covered in water and mud and roads that had partially washed away. Traffic along Whitney Avenue was condensed to one lane after the a large portion of the north side of the road took a slide into a creek. Amos Street was unpassable at the South McKenna intersection after a large tree fell across the road. City workers equipped with chainsaws, front-end loaders and a dump truck were out early clearing debris.

Joseph “JB” James

July 24, 2013

Joseph “JB” James, 89, of Broken Arrow died Friday, July 19, 2013. Services were held Tuesday at Hayhurst Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark.

Wanda Sue Mahan

July 24, 2013

Wanda Sue Mahan, 69, of Poteau died Monday, July 22, 2013, in Poteau.
Wanda was born Oct. 25, 1943, in Poteau to William Robert and Pearl Lucille (Dedmon) Cooper. She was a retail clerk. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rob and Pearl Cooper; and brothers, Bobby Cooper and Jerry Cooper.

Grandmother, grandson found safe

July 24, 2013

Sara Allan, left, and her grandson, Lance Bartleson, 9 were found this morning on Cavanal Hill after having been reported missing since 8 p.m. Tuesday.They were found by the LeFlore county Sheriff's Department shortly after 8 a.m. today. More details will be released later.

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