April 23rd, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Legislation that protects members of the clergy who refuse to perform a same-sex marriage ceremony has been approved by the Oklahoma House and Senate.
The House voted 87-8 for the bill Wednesday while a nearly identical bill passed the Senate on a 38-5 vote. All opposing votes came from Democrats.
The bills protect clergy members and others authorized to perform weddings from being required to perform them if it conflicts with their religious beliefs. They also shield churches from being required to participate in the ceremonies.
Victims advocates are preparing for the National Crime Victims Rights Week ceremony to be held at the LeFlore County Courthouse starting at noon today [April 23].
Public is invited.
Class B District Tournament at Leflore's John Ward Field
Leflore 11, McCurtain 0
Leflore 11, Kinta 1
Leflore 6, Kinta 3, Leflore advances to regional.
Class 4A District Tournament at Pocola
Panama 10, Sallisaw-Central 0
Pocola 13, Sallisaw-Central 1
Pocola 8, Panama 0
Pocola 5, Panama 1, Pocola advances to regional.
Class 3A District Tournaments
Wister 7, Gore 1
Wister 16, Gans 0
Wister 10, Gans 0, Wister advances to regional.
At Wright City
Howe 16, Talihina 0
Wright City 12, Talihina 0
Howe 4, Wright City 3
Wright City 8, Howe 0
Heavenerâ€™s Jodie Hill was voted the Most Valuable Player of last weekâ€™s 2015 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament. She went 5-for-11 in the tournament as the Lady Wolves repeated as county slow-pitch champions.
Hill had two teammates make the first-team All-LeFlore County Tournament Team, Jacee Manley and Cheyanne Cranfield. Also making the team were Pocolaâ€™s Madison Hudkins and Brooklyn Morton, Wisterâ€™s Kyla Brown and Sooner Vanhook, Spiroâ€™s Megan Shaw and Bailey Cox, Whitesboroâ€™s Lexey Branscum and Lefloreâ€™s Ayme Warren.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” The Oklahoma Geological Society said Tuesday it is "very likely" that most of the state's recent earthquakes were triggered by the subsurface injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations.
Geologists have been studying the cause of hundreds of earthquakes that have shaken the homes and the nerves of residents in central and north-central Oklahoma, where the pace of oil and gas drilling has accelerated in recent years.
Here are a few fun facts provided by the Able2know website.
A snail can sleep for three years. â€¨
Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants. â€¨
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined. â€¨
Walt Disney was afraid of mice. â€¨
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television. â€¨
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes. â€¨
Most lipstick contains fish scales. â€¨
Close to 80 percent of people who watch the Super Bowl on television, only do so to view the commercials. â€¨
How time flies when you're having fun. It just seems like we just started the spring action on the diamond, and lo and behold, the playoffs are upon us.
The Class A and B baseball district tournaments and all the slow-pitch district tournaments for the non-Poteau teams will begin this week, several of them today.
Here's the complete schedule of action on the diamond this week, playoffs included:
Poteau at Roland, 5:30 p.m.
Panama at Heavener, 4 p.m.
Providence Academy at Arkoma, 4 p.m.
Wilburton at Heavener, 4 p.m.
The suspect in a Saturday shooting in Spiro that sent one man to the hospital has been jailed, according to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale.
Felisha Louann Carshall, 23, is accused of shooting Tyler Dunnigan in the head. He survived and was treated, released, and now is in custody for warrants.
Seale said Carshall was found Monday and jailed in Fort Smith, Ark.
Charges were not filed against Carshall in LeFlore County as of Monday afternoon.
EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 19, 1995, a former U.S. Army soldier parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others, and the attack is the worst homegrown terror attack on American soil.
The bombing came only two years after the first attack on the World Trade Center.