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December 19th

2 killed, 3 hurt in Oklahoma oil rig explosion

December 19, 2014

COALGATE, Okla. (AP) — An explosion and fire at a southeastern Oklahoma oil rig early Friday killed two workers and injured three others, two of them critically.

The explosion occurred around 1 a.m. on the deck of a rig about 2 miles west of Coalgate, a community about 100 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, said Sam Schafnitt, chief of operations for the state Fire Marshal's Office.

Schafnitt said the fire had been extinguished and that investigators from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration were helping investigate the cause of the explosion.

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to deaths, CDC reports

December 19, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning about commercially produced and prepackaged caramel apples that have been linked to five deaths and 28 total illnesses.

The CDC are teaming up with public health officials to investigate an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections that have been linked to the prepackaged caramel apples.

Who got arrested?

December 19, 2014

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

Dec. 16

Dwight May

Robin Lynn Whitten

Karen Ann Palmer

Nikita Don Beshars

Talihina boys open season with home win over Antlers

December 19, 2014

TALIHINA — The Talihina Golden Tigers got their basketball season off and running Tuesday night with a 50-41 victory over the Antlers Bearcats on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
The Golden Tigers led 18-13 after a period en route to a 38-21 halftime lead thanks to outscoring the ’Cats 20-8 in the second quarter.

Bokoshe girls lose close game to Kinta

December 19, 2014

KINTA — The Kinta Lady Eagles used a strong fourth quarter to rally for a 49-45 home victory over the Bokoshe Lady Tigers on Tuesday night.
The Lady Eagles trailed 36-33 after three periods, but outscored the Lady Tigers 16-9 in the final quarter to get the come-from-behind victory.

Pocola boys suffer road loss to Wilburton

December 19, 2014

WILBURTON — The Pocola Indians had a rough outing Tuesday night as they lost to the homestanding Wilburton Diggers 50-18 at the Wilburton Gym.
The Diggers, who led 11-7 after a period, broke the game open by outscoring the Indians over the next two periods 12-4 in the second and 17-2 in the third to take a 40-13 lead into the final quarter.

Merry Christmas from the Adams family

December 19, 2014

I don't know about you, but I've been invited to so many Christmas parties and dinners that I'm stuffed.
I'll be off Christmas week, with my return coming Jan. 2, so I hope you'll have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Save the world, recycle.
God bless our troops and our veterans.
Go Packers, beat Tampa Bay.
Have a great weekend.
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Any questions or pictures, make contact with Jody Ray Adams on Facebook, on “The Jody Ray Fishing Hotline” at (918) 649-7387 or by e-mail at

December 18th

Talihina boys, Howe girls top seeds in 2015 LeFlore County Tournament

December 18, 2014

The Talihina Golden Tigers and the Howe Lady Lions were awarded the top seeds in the 2015 LeFlore County Tournament, which will be Jan. 19-24.
On the boys side, Talihina was seeded No. 1. Last season’s county champion Spiro Bulldogs got the second seed, with Whitesboro third and Poteau fourth.
The LCT host Howe Lions are fifth, with Leflore sixth, Heavener seventh, Wister eight, Cameron ninth and Arkoma 10th. Panama was voted as the 11th seed, Pocola 12th and Bokoshe 13th.
On the girls’ side, the county-tournament host Lady Lions got the top seed, just edging out Arkoma and Spiro.

Poteau wrestlers having own tournament this weekend; finals slated for approximately 3 p.m. Saturday

December 18, 2014

The Poteau Pirates wrestling team will put an end to the pre-Christmas portion of its season this weekend with its “Border Brawl” tournament, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. Matches will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, then resume at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The finals are slated to begin approximately at 3 p.m., possibly even beginning as early as 2:30 p.m.

Arkoma Mustangs football players recognized by District B-4

December 18, 2014

It was a rough inaugural season in District B-4 for the Arkoma Mustangs, who went 0-9 in district play this past season. However, Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said that just about after every game, his counterpart praised the Mustangs for the hard-earned play each week.
That hard-earned play did not go unnoticed by the district coaches as four Mustangs got recognition on the All-District B-4 Team for 2014.

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