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January 21st, 2015

Poteau wrestlers celebrate homecoming with victory over Checotah on Tuesday; Pirates return to action Thursday night against Greenwood

January 22, 2015

The Poteau High School wrestling team made it a happy homecoming Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse with a 52-30 victory over the Checotah Wildcats.
The Pirates will return to action tonight with a home dual against Greenwood, Ark., with the junior high dual beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the high school dual at 7 p.m.

Richard Wayne Fugate

January 21, 2015

Richard Wayne Fugate, 45, of Poteau died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in Evans Chapel of Memories with burial in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau. Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

Peter Boaz McCulley

January 21, 2015

Peter Boaz McCulley, 30, of Hodgen died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Tulsa.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home in Heavener. Burial will be in Hodgen Cemetery. Family Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Jay Kennedy

January 21, 2015

Jay Kennedy, 77, of Talihina died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the  Buffalo Valley School Auditorium with Brother Chester Cooley officiating.  Burial will be in Laura-McGee cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.

Bobby Dean Hamner

January 21, 2015

Bobby Dean Hamner, 76, of Talihina died Monday, January 19, 2015, in Talihina.

He was born Aug. 28, 1938, at Reichert to Cleave and Ruth (Milligan) Hamner. He was retired from the U.S. Army where he served as a medic.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Margaret Hamner; brother, John Hamner; and sister, Aline Luman.

Broken Arrow teen dies in single-car rollover wreck

January 21, 2015

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says speeding likely played a role in a single-car wreck that killed a 19-year-old who was riding as a passenger in the vehicle.

Officials say Tyler Avard of Broken Arrow died Monday in the Wagoner County rollover accident.

Troopers say the 17-year-old driver lost control of the car, which ran off the road. She then overcorrected, sending the car across the road and into a ditch. The state's highway patrol says the car rolled and landed in the roadway.

Pirates, Lady Savages, Heavener teams victorious on opening night at CASC

January 21, 2015

All four top-seeded teams who were in action at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse were winners on opening night of the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament on Monday night.
The Poteau Pirates overmatched the Bokoshe Tigers for an 80-39 victory, while the Leflore Lady Savages got past the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 48-35.
Both Heavener teams won, with the Lady Wolves clawing the Bokoshe Lady Tigers 59-35 and the Wolves got past a pesky Arkoma Mustang team 52-45.

Poteau, Pocola girls, Howe boys, Savages LCT opening-round winners

January 21, 2015

The two-time defending LeFlore County Tournament girls champions, the Poteau Lady Pirates, took a step in the right direction in their three-peat efforts Monday night as they picked up a 42-23 opening-round victory over the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers as the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament got underway at the Howe Gym.
There were three other winners on the night. The Pocola Lady Indians got past their archrivals, the Panama Lady Razorbacks, 34-30 in the other girls contest at this site.

Who got arrested?

January 21, 2015

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on or

January 16, 2015

Jackie Dawn Bogart, drug court sanction; no bond

Oklahoma deputies seize nearly $5M worth of cocaine

January 21, 2015

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — Central Oklahoma authorities say they seized a large amount of cocaine worth nearly $5 million during a traffic stop on Interstate 40.

The Canadian County sheriff's office says deputies pulled over a tractor-trailer carrying five vehicles after noticing the driver drift onto the shoulder several times on Sunday night.

Deputies searched the vehicles on the trailer and found more than 75 pounds of cocaine. They say they found the drugs in a false compartment built underneath the rear seats in one of the cars.

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