Archive - Jan 2014
A LeFlore County jury returned a verdict of not guilty on both counts in the Heath Wayne Talley child abuse trial Wednesday afternoon.
A little after 4 p.m., a jury of seven women and five men who had been in deliberation for about two hours returned to the court room to announce their verdict.
Talley was arrested July 10, 2012, after a 22-month-old child in his care was treated for electrical burns and an injury to her genital area. Talley was charged with child abuse by injury and child sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.
A Pocola man lost his life Wednesday afternoon in a single vehicle accident.
According to Pocola Chief of Police Steve Howard, at about 1:30 p.m., police received a report of a wreck on South Gray Street. When officers arrived, Howard said they found a Ford minivan on it's side, with the driver, Brent A. Graham, 25, pinned underneath.
Howard said Graham was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Officers reported Graham was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services, Pocola police, Pocola Fire and Rescue responded to the crash.
The voters decided Tuesday who among four candidates will fill the vacant seat on the Shady Point Board of Trustees.
The newest member to the board is Shady Point resident Becky Smith.
Smith, along with Henry Wells, Bud Killion and LeRoy Smith filed for the at-large position.
During Tuesday's special election, 63 of the town's residents cast their vote, 23 in favor of Becky Smith.
LeRoy Smith and Killion tied for second in the race each receiving 19 votes, trailed by Wells with two.
The Poteau High School wrestling team accomplished two things at once in Monday night's dual against the Stilwell Indians at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
McALESTER â€” LeFlore County had eight local high school wrestlers place at the McAlester Tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday at Brumley Gym.
Seven of those were Poteau Pirates. Devin Anderson (120 pounds) and Sam Shore (138) were runners-up.
Zach Baker (152 pounds) and Khy Mote (160) were fourth, while Jake Sheehan (170), Roderick Hornbuckle (145) and Daylon Brewton (heavyweight) were fifth.
Talihina's Domnick Sheed was third at 195 pounds.
It was a happy homecoming Saturday night for the Poteau High School basketball teams at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse as they swept a pair of games from the visiting Broken Bow squads. The Pirates opened the night with a 47-40 win over the Savages, then the Lady Pirates finished the night with a 65-57 victory over the Lady Savages.
LeFlore County Soccer Association registration for the spring is now open until February 3.
Early registration closes on January 24.
To register, go to www.leflorecountysoccer.com or stop by Hamilton, Warren and Bovos to pick up a registration form.
TISHOMINGO â€” Breonna Johnson's 17 points weren't enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 57-49 loss to the Murray State College Lady Aggies on Monday night at Gene Robbins Arena.
Katrell Henry's seven 3-point baskets could not help the Vikings overcome the Aggies as Murray State prevailed 71-66 in the second game of the night.
The CASC teams will return home Thursday night for contests with Northern Oklahoma College-Enid. The women's game will be at 6 p.m., followed by the men's contest at 8 p.m.
WISTER â€” The Wister Wildcats celebrated homecoming with a 72-39 victory over the Bokoshe Tigers on Friday night.
The Wildcats had a 17-10 lead after a period and never lost their advantage.
Cameron 81, Panama 69: In Cameron, the Yellowjackets, who led 18-14 after a period, put the game away with a 22-8 second quarter to take a 40-22 halftime lead.
Howe 70, Keota 53: In Howe, in a battle of Lions, the LeFlore County ones celebrated homecoming with a win.
Howe, which led 19-18 after a quarter, put the game away with a 20-5 second period to take a 39-23 lead at halftime.
WEBBERS FALLS â€” The Leflore Savages captured the Arkansas River Shootout on Saturday night with a 45-38 victory over the Okay Mustangs. The Savages reached the title game with a 52-42 win over the Warner Eagles on Friday.
Lady Luck wasn't quite with the Lady Savages, who opened the tournament with a 30-20 win over Midway on Thursday. Leflore lost in Friday's championship semifinals 32-19 to the Oaks Lady Warriors, then lost Saturday's third-place game 66-47 to the Porum Lady Panthers.