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October 14th, 2014

It was good to see Wister girls make state

October 14, 2014

The Wister Lady Wildcats softball team ended up being the lone county representatives at state this fall diamond season. It was good they got there, but the state quarterfinal loss to Dale stung. However, they were there, and only seven other teams can say they were part of the 2014 Class 2A Fast-Pitch State Softball Tournament. Congratulations on a fine season, Lady ’Cats, and maybe you can make it a trifecta next spring and return to the Class 3A State Tournament.
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UPDATE: Authorities identify man shot by deputy

October 14, 2014

A man shot by a LeFlore County deputy yesterday [Oct. 13] has been identified.
Freddie Cooper Jr., 36, of Spiro, was fatally shot one time by a deputy at a home on Shelley Carlile Drive east of Spiro at about 2:55 p.m.
Cooper allegedly was killed after refusing to put down his gun then pointing it toward deputies. At the time of the shooting Cooper had been holding four people hostage, according to Seale.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office is investigating the shooting.

October 13th

Hogs can only think what might have been against Tide

October 13, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Arkansas Razorbacks can only think what might have been in Saturday’s home game with the Alabama Crimson Tide at Frank Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The Razorbacks played one of their best Southeastern Conference games in a while, and frankly outplayed the Crimson Tide in all aspects of the game — except the most important one, the scoreboard, as the Tide left town 14-13 victors.

One dead in shooting near Spiro

October 13, 2014

One person is dead after a shooting at about 2:55 p.m. today [Oct. 13] on Shelley Carlisle Road east of Spiro.
The following information was obtained from radio communication.
LeFlore County Sheriff's Department, Spiro and Panama Police were responding to a disturbance and possible fight at the area of the shooting. When they arrived, the officers observed an armed man in or near the road.

VIDEO:  OU defeats Texas in Red River Rivalry

October 13, 2014

VIDEO:  OU defeats Texas in Red River Rivalry

VIDEO: Highlights: (16) Oklahoma State holds off Kansas

October 13, 2014

VIDEO: Highlights: (16) Oklahoma State holds off Kansas
Watch all the action from Oklahoma State's victory over KU.

Survey: Gas prices continue to decline nationally

October 13, 2014

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A national survey of gas prices reports that Americans are paying 12 cents on average less than they were three weeks ago.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the average for regular grade gas is $3.26 per gallon, while midgrade averages $3.48 and premium $3.64. Retail diesel averages $3.74.

Lundberg said the price has decreased for 16 weeks, crediting lower crude oil prices.

She forecast further cuts of a dime or more, thanks to decreases in the price of crude oil and ethanol.

Who got arrested?

October 13, 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

Oct. 10

Brandon David Hale, Spiro: driving under suspension; $449 bond

Sports Briefs

October 13, 2014

The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club's own tournament will be Nov. 8 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
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The 2014-15 Poteau Buccaneer Basketball League will begin its season soon. Anyone wishing to coach a team needs to call Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939 or by e-mail at for additional information.
There will be a coaches meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Poteau City Hall.
If enough coaches are signed up for each age group, the draft for the upcoming season will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29, also at Poteau City Hall.
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October 12th

Poteau cross country runners participate in Owasso Invitational

October 12, 2014

OWASSO — The Poteau High School cross country runners participated in the Owasso Invitational on Thursday.
The Lady Pirates were 15th with 384 points. The Bartlesville Lady Bruins won the team title with 31 points.
The highest finisher for the Lady Pirates was Savannah Yim, who was 69th (25:44). Maddison Williamson was 72nd (25:48), Emma Sandstoe was 89th (27:04), Kenzi Brown was 113th (29:04) and Sheridan Hoyer was 115th (29:22).

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