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March 24th, 2015

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued

March 24, 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Latimer and LeFlore County in southeastern Oklahoma.

Severe thunderstorms were located near Red Oaks and Damon, moving southeast at 20 mph. Hazards with this storm include quarter size hail. Damage is expected for vehicles.

Locations near the path of this storm include Red Oak, Yanush, Bengal, Talimena State Park, Summerfield, Talihina and possibly Heavener.

NWS suggests, for your protection, to move to an interior room of your home or the lowest floor of a building.

NWS: Severe storms set for tonight, into Wednesday

March 24, 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has released a hazardous weather outlook into Tuesday night and Wednesday for southeastern Oklahoma.

For Tuesday (March 24) afternoon and night, warm temperatures, low humidity values and gusty southwest wings will create an elevated danger of wildfires into the afternoon, especially near Interstate 44.

Trendy Tuesday

March 24, 2015

Here's a recap of what's trending around the web this Tuesday.

• Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed to reduce risk of cancer

• Lil' Chris TV personality and singer found dead in Lowestoft, Suffolk

• Black box found at crash site of Germanwings jet carrying 150 people in France

• Ted Cruz officially announces run for presidency

• SeaWorld is combating criticism after their new ad in the wake of Blackfish documentary

• Facebook may host articles on their networking site

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashes in French Alps With 150 People Onboard

March 24, 2015

An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansa’s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said.

Former Heavener Wolf gets his first OSU win Friday night, downing No. 1 TCU

March 24, 2015

When the top-ranked team in college baseball went down Friday night, there was some LeFlore County connection to the defeat.
Former Heavener Wolf Koda Glover got the win in relief for his current team, the Oklahoma State Cowboys, as the Pokes beat the Texas Christian Horned Frogs 7-6 in 12 innings Friday night at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, which included two strikeouts in the 12th inning to dash any hopes of a TCU comeback.

A Busy Week Ahead on the Diamond

March 24, 2015

There will be a plethora of tournaments at the end of this week.
The only one within LeFlore County will be the Leflore Softball Tournament, which takes place Thursday through Saturday.
Three baseball teams, Bokoshe, Leflore and Wister, will be in the Smithville Tournament, while Cameron’s and Panama’s basebball teams will be at the Crowder Demon Classic the same three days. The Spiro Bulldogs will be in the Bixby Spartan Invitational on Thursday through Saturday.

March 23rd

BREAKING: Three sent to hospital in mill explosion

March 23, 2015

Three were sent to the hospital Monday evening after an explosion in the Heavener Feed Mill grain elevator. Two victims were taken to Tulsa by Eagle Med and Tulsa Life Flight, while one was taken by ambulance to Fort Smith, Ark. Two are reported to be in critical condition. The cause of the explosion remains unknown at this time.

Morning fog reduces visibility

March 23, 2015

Your morning commute {March 23] may take a little longer than most days. Fog has blanketed the area and according to the National Weather Service in Tulsa, visibility is .75 mile.
Drive cautious and get there safely.

March 21st

2015 Spring Sports Guide came out Saturday

March 21, 2015

The 2015 Spring Sports Guide was in Saturday's edition of The Poteau Daily News with the season-preview stories on all the spring high school teams of LeFlore County as well as composite schedules for the county in all five sports — baseball, slow-pitch softball, golf, soccer and track.

March 20th

Wreck blocks Poteau traffic

March 20, 2015

Poteau Police are working [March 20 at 3:05 p.m.] a two-car accident at the intersection of Wilson and Broadway. The road is partially blocked.

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