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June 12th, 2013

Oklahoma inmate extradited to face murder charge

June 12, 2013

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 53-year-old man serving time in a federal prison in Oklahoma has been extradited to Connecticut to face murder charges.

The New Haven Register reports Luis Rodriguez was presented in Superior Court Wednesday morning, charged in the May, 2001 strangulation of 28-year-old Kelsey Monahon.

Monahan, who was one month pregnant, was found bound, gagged and unconscious by her husband in their Milford apartment on May 25, 2001.

She died three days later at Bridgeport Hospital.

1 dead; three injured in medical helicopter crash

June 12, 2013

An EagleMed medical helicopter out of Mcalester crashed yesterday evening at the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina, killing one and injuring three.
Officials with the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police investigated the crash with the assistance of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, according to emergency responders.
A patient on board the helicopter did not survive the crash, according to officials. The flight nurse on board received serious injuries and was taken to St. Francis Trauma Center in Tulsa. The pilot and medic were treated and released for minor injuries.

'Vype' hype for Poteau QB; magazine names Pitchford among top 100 players to watch in 2013 prep season

June 12, 2013

David Letterman has his Top 10 on his late-night show. “Vype” magazine has its top 100 football players to watch in the upcoming 2013 season, and there's a Poteau Pirate among those athletes.
Soon-to-be senior quarterback Jace Pitchford was named among century amount of prep giridiron athletes to watch for when the season starts. The magazine will hit newsstands in mid July.

Oh, No You Don't!

June 12, 2013

June 11th

Louis Henry Carter Jr.

June 11, 2013

Louis Henry Carter Jr., 71, of Lake Kiowa, Texas, formerly of Poteau, died Monday, June 3, 2013.
A committal service with full military honors was held Friday, June 7, at Fairview Cemetery with a memorial following at Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Don Yeager officiating. 
On Jan. 29, 1942, a boy was born in a small log cabin in Cameron. From that day, the lives of thousands would be touched over the next 71 years.

Spiro teen drowns in Mulberry

June 11, 2013

A Spiro teen who went missing Monday evening at Bluff Hole Park in Mulberry has been found dead.
Timothy Thompson, 19, of Spiro was swimming with three friends at the park when his friends said they noticed Thompson was having trouble swimming, according to wire reports.
A search for Thompson began Monday at about 6 p.m. but dive teams were unable to locate him before it became dark so the search was called off until dive teams could see. Wire reports say Thompson's family and friends continued the search overnight until the divers returned to the water Tuesday morning.

23 indicted in western Ark. for drug trafficking

June 11, 2013

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Federal and state authorities say 23 people have been indicted on federal drug trafficking charges in western Arkansas.

US Attorney Conner Eldridge in Fort Smith announced the indictments Tuesday with officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Homeland Security; Sebastian County Sheriff's Office; and police departments in Fort Smith and Van Buren.

Authorities say the crimes occurred in Arkansas, Texas, Missouri and California.

Worker dies after May 7 blast at Eufaula plant

June 11, 2013

EUFAULA (AP) — Officials say a worker who was injured in a May 7 explosion at a sandblasting plant has died.

A spokeswoman for Alexander Burn Center at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa says 40-year-old Donald Hamilton Jr. died Sunday from injuries suffered in the blast.

Hamilton and another worker were burned in the explosion at the Ford Sandblasting plant near Eufaula. Plant owner Mike Ford tells the Tulsa World that the blast and subsequent fire were caused by a "flash explosion."

Ford says the plant employed five people and they don't yet know whether it will reopen.

Today is "A Day in the Life"

June 11, 2013

Stop what you are doing, grab a camera and take a shot of what people are doing around you and send it our way. Today is “A Day in the Life” of LeFlore County residents and Poteau Daily News is looking for your pictures.
PDN is asking area residents take a moment today to capture a picture of themselves, co-workers, family or friends in their day-to-day activities. The pictures will be printed in an upcoming special section featuring the every-day activities of area residents.

T-Town Champs

June 11, 2013

 

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