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March 4th, 2015

Several area schools closed Thursday

March 4, 2015

UPDATE AS OF 10 P.M. WEDNESDAY: all public schools in LeFlore County closed tomorrow.

The LeFlore County Emergency Management has reported several school closings for Thursday, March 5.

The schools closed for tomorrow are the following:

Arkoma
Bokoshe
Cameron
Fanshawe
Howe
Hodgen
Heavener
Monroe
Panama
Pocola
Poteau
Shady Point
Spiro
Talihina
Whitesboro
Wister

The LeFlore County Courthouse and nonessential services also will be closed Thursday as well as the Poteau Chamber of Commerce offices.

Former Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside players hoping to lead Lady Vikings to big dance; CASC women face NOC-Tonkawa Thursday night in Region II Tournament

March 4, 2015

Watching former Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside Lady Bears and current Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings Bria Caldwell, Courtney Flemming and Kilah Cummings, one can see why they all have been huge factors in the Lady Vikings achieving a 17-11 record and helped them go 11-7 in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference.
The Lady Vikings will begin postseason play at 6 p.m. Thursday with a match-up with Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa in the Region II Tournament at St. Gregory's University in Shawnee.

Two indicted in Oklahoma for making a terrorist hoax

March 4, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal prosecutor says two people have been indicted in Oklahoma for making a terrorist hoax and conspiracy.

U.S. Attorney Sanford Coats says 19-year-old Israa Jafar Ali of Oklahoma City and 23-year-old Sajjad Hussein Al Fehaidah of Saudi Arabia were indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Oklahoma City.

UPDATE: Winter weather warning for LeFlore County

March 4, 2015

The following information is from the National Weather Service website:
Today [March 4] at 11:45 a.m.

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
* IN OKLAHOMA...PUSHMATAHA...CHOCTAW...LE FLORE AND LATIMER. IN
ARKANSAS...CRAWFORD...SEBASTIAN AND FRANKLIN.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* FREEZING RAIN HAS TRANSITIONED TO SLEET... WHICH IS BEGINNING
TO ACCUMULATE IN SOME AREAS.

* UP TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION AND A QUARTER INCH
OR LESS OF ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT.

IMPACTS...

March 3rd

Tuesday's High School Basketball Playoff Scores

March 4, 2015

Tuesday's Playoff Scores
Class 4A Regional Tournament
At Checotah
Boys Consolation Finals
Ada 53, Poteau 40 (Poteau eliminated)
Class 3A Regional Tournament
At Muskogee Civic Center
Championship Finals
Seqouyah-Tahlequah boys 71, Spiro 68, OT (both teams advance to area)
Sequoyah-Tahlequah girls 79, Spiro 37 (both teams advance to area)
Girls Consolation Finals
Salina 48, Heavener 38
Class 2A Regional Tournament
Championship Finals
Howe girls 58, Wright CIty 36 (both teams advance to area)
Talihina boys 48, Haworth 43 (both teams advance to area)
Consolation Finals

Winter Weather Warning issued for LeFlore County

March 3, 2015

The following is from the National Weather Service in Tulsa:

A strong cold front will make its way through eastern OK and northwest AR tonight...ushering in colder air by Wednesday morning. As the colder air arrives ... freezing rain will occur first followed by sleet and then eventually snow
The transition from ice to sleet and snow will occur during the afternoon and evening hours. The snow will taper off by Thursday morning. Travel will likely be impacted by this storm...and a few minor and brief power outages may occur.

Spiro, Leflore residents don't forget to vote

March 3, 2015

Residents within the Spiro School District will approve or deny a $1.95 million bond for improvements to the schools. Polls are open today [March 3] until 7 p.m.
The Town of Leflore will hold its biannual meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at the Community Building.

Monday's High School Playoff Scores, Today's Schedule

March 3, 2015

Monday's Games
Class 4A Regional Tournament
At Checotah
Poteau boys 57, Checotah 48
Class 3A Regional Tournament
At Muskogee Civic Center
Heavener girls 52, Keys (Park Hill) 49
Class 2A Regional Tournament
At Talihina
Pocola girls 51, Wister 50
Howe boys 54, Canadian 51
Panama girls 43, Haworth 30
Class B Area Tournament
Red Oak boys 43, Whitesboro 28 (Red Oak qualifies for state)
Red Oak girls 47, Chattanooga 35 (Red Oak qualifies for state)

Today's Schedule
Class 4A Regional Tournament
At Checotah
Poteau boys vs. Ada, 3 p.m. (winner to area)

March 2nd

Oklahoma Right to Try expands access to experimental drugs

March 2, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ted Harada says that, statistically, he shouldn't be alive today.

The 43-year-old former manager for FedEx in Atlanta was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, in August 2010, and the average lifespan for someone with the disease is two to five years after diagnosis.

Harada was accepted into a clinical trial for ALS patients that involved an experimental medical procedure, and he said it dramatically slowed the disease's progression.

Poteau City Council meets Monday

March 2, 2015

The Poteau City Council will meet tonight, Monday, March 2, at the city hall building at 111 Peters St. in Poteau.

Agenda items for the meeting include the following:

• Vote to enter executive session pursuant to 25 O.S. Section 307(B)(4) to discuss pending litigation.
• Vote to return from executive session.
• Consideration/Action regarding pending litigation.
• Consideration/Action regarding the confirmation and/or re-adoption of the following ordinances:
• Ordinance Number 726 - (Flood Ins)
• Ordinance Number 731 - (Youth Access to Tobacco)

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