July 29th, 2015
Spiroâ€™s Jason Hickman set two goals before embarking on his high school baseball career. One was met by earning a spot on the East team for the All-State Large School Baseball Game, which took place Tuesday night at Oral Roberts Universityâ€™s R.L. Johnson Stadium in Tulsa. Hickman played center field Tuesday night.
â€śItâ€™s been the biggest honor I have ever had in my life,â€ť Hickman said. â€śIâ€™ve been looking forward to this since the first day of my freshman year. This was what I wanted throughout high school, that and a state championship.â€ť
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday she was trying to be a good mother when she let her daughter park a "nice trailer" on the grounds of the governor's mansion, but that the vehicle runs afoul of an obscure state regulation and Christina Fallin must move the home on wheels.
UPDATE: Poteau Police were able to identify the man in the picture with the public's help.
Poteau Police is requesting the publicâ€™s assistance in identifying the following person. He is a white male driving a white Chevrolet pickup truck. He is a person of interest in a ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information about this personâ€™s identity please contact Detective Mark Kannady at the Poteau Police Department, (918) 647-8620. Callers can remain anonymous.
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 â€” Cody Shore, Poteau â€” 8:30 a.m. Monday, Cherokee Hills Golf Course, Catoosa
Baseball â€” Jason Hickman, Spiro â€” 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 â€” Paige Campagna, Red Oak â€” 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 â€” 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