July 28th, 2014
Area residents participate in canoe race
Poteau Police will be selling 250 chances to win an AR-15 .223 caliber rifle. Chances are $20 each and the drawing will occur after all chances are purchased.
Proceeds will go to help Asst. Chief of Police Greg Russell and his wife Heather, who recently suffered a stroke, with medical expenses.
For more information call the Poteau Police Department at (918) 647-8620.
By TIM TALLEY, BRADY McCOMBS, both with Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.
The case is at the heart of Jesse Trentadue's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago, which has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the deadly 1995 blast.
Dog passes out from excitement to see owner
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Oklahoma prison officials say an inmate who walked away from a minimum security facility in Granite has been captured in Texas.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terri Watkins says 26-year-old Aaron Kelsey was arrested without incident Friday afternoon at an acquaintance's house in Denison, Texas.
Kelsey was discovered missing Wednesday during a 6 p.m. head count at a minimum security facility at the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite. Watkins said Kelsey "basically walked away."
Car destroyed by fire in Poteau
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) â€” Tony Romo paused to add up how long it would take to coddle his surgically repaired back on the first day of training camp.
The final tally for the 34-year-old Dallas Cowboys quarterback was about four hours.
Romo isn't worried about getting hit. He thinks he can play several more years, even joking Thursday that he'll still be taking snaps when he's 45.
Fire and police responded to a car on fire at the Cavanal Scenic Expressway northbound exit and North Broadway Friday about 4 p.m.
No one was injured but traffic was detoured until the fire was extenguished.
Nine LeFlore County athletes will get one more taste of high school competition next week in the 2014 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Games, which will take place throughout the Tulsa metropolitan area beginning with Mondayâ€™s All-State Golf Tournament and ending with the All-State Football Game on Aug. 1.
Mondayâ€™s All-State Golf Tournament, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Catoosaâ€™s Cherokee Hills Golf Club, will feature three locals â€” Poteauâ€™s Hannah Ward and Connor Wheat along with Cameronâ€™s Kody Whitehead, all of whom will be on the East team.
The Pocola High School Softball Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday on the bleachers at the softball field.
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Wolf-Pup Football sign ups will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Heavener High School cafeteria.
Those signing up will need to bring a copy of birth certificate along with the $60 entry fee.
The league is open to those who will be in grades three through six, and those signing up can attend any school.
Forms can be found on our web site at www.heavenerballpark.com.
For additional information, call Tim Davis (918) 413-2308.
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