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October 18th, 2013

Escaped inmate captured

October 18, 2013

An escaped prisoner from Jim E. Hamilton Community Correction Center led law enforcement on a 9-hour manhunt Friday until he was captured.
According to the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department, Mark Shane Bennett, 41, escaped from the Jim E. Hamilton Community Correction Center in Hodgen Friday morning. He was discovered missing at the 8 a.m. head count according to officials.
A search was conducted by members of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Unit, JEHCC CERT team, LeFlore County Sheriff's Department and other area law enforcement agencies.

Two people injured in rollover accident

October 18, 2013

A 25-year-old man and 18-month-old child were both injured Friday at about 1:15 p.m. in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 271 in Pocola. The child was flown by a Life Flight medical helicopter to a Tulsa hospital and the man was taken to a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital by LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services, according to emergency responders. Pocola Police Department is investigating the accident.

It's fall break — meaning playoff picture is taking shape

October 18, 2013

We're enjoying fall break, and it's going to feel good to not have a late night tonight for once — especially since fellow photojournalist Craig Hall and I are leaving at 6 a.m. Saturday for the Texas Christian-Oklahoma State football game, which will kick off at 11 a.m. at Boone Pickens Stadium. I can get my beauty sleep tonight!
However, fall break also normally means something else to me as far as being a sports writer is concerned. It normally means that the playoff picture is starting to take shape.

Local owner to have horse try to repeat at champion

October 18, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY — The $175,000 Classics Cup is the richest event on the Classics program tonight at Remington Park.
A field of eight, with seven wagering interests, drew into the race with defending champion Fifth Date involved.
Fifth Date, winner of the 2012 Cup, has returned to sprinting most recently this year, winning just one of nine attempts to this point in 2013. Victorious in 11 of 40 career attempts at Remington Park, Fifth Date has won 18 races from 71 lifetime starts with overall earnings of $498,225.

One big jump at Balloon Fest coming up for me — maybe

October 18, 2013

Today and Saturday at Balloon Fest, a few riders from RaceDay Park Mx will ride at the Phil Gardenhire Rodeo Arena. You'll be able to see what all the motocross riders do at the track.
Ken Cook, a professional rider, will jump off a huge ramp, doing all kinds of tricks that will be just amazing.

LeFlore County sheriff department assists in search for escaped inmate

October 18, 2013

According to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale, Mark Shane Bennett escaped from the Jim Hamilton Community Correctional Center.
A search for the missing prisoner is under way by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Team.
The JEHCC-CERT team, the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department and other area law enforcement agencies are engaged in the search.

Talihina blanks Canadian

October 18, 2013

TALIHINA — The Talihina Golden Tigers started the scoring off early and often in the DistrictA-6 game with the Canadian Cougars on Thursday night at Doc Robinson Stadium en route to a 50-0 win, but it was really over in the first half.

Panama gets road victory over Quinton

October 18, 2013

Panama savaged Quinton 37-0 on the road Thursday night, capitalizing on turnovers and controlling the ball.

No. 4 Thackerville too much for Bokoshe

October 18, 2013

BOKOSHE — A rough start for the Bokoshe Tigers spelled doom for them Thursday night at home as they lost 54-8 to Class C's fourth-ranked Thackerville Wildcats.
The Tigers turned the ball over the first two times they possessed it, and all of the sudden the Wildcats were up 22-0.

Pocola Indians fall to Hartshorne

October 18, 2013

POCOLA — It was a rough Thursday night for the Pocola Indians football team which dropped a 55-29 District 2A-6 contest to the visiting Hartshorne Miners at John Carter Field.
The Indians tied the game at 7 all and cut the deficit to 21-14 in the first half before falling behind 28-14 at halftime.

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