A Pocola man was formally charged by the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office in connection with the rape and abuse of a 23-month-old child.
Heath Wayne Talley, 26, of Pocola, is accused of leaving multiple burns on the child's body and sexually assaulting her while she was in his care.
According to his statement to investigators, he laid the child on the bed to change her diaper and he heard a popping sound several times when he realized he had laid her on a homemade phone charger. He noticed more marks on the child the next morning and took her to her mother.
Alice Fay (Woolsey) Palmer, 60, of Fort Smith, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Spiro.
Teresa Ann (Hudgens) Moody, 48, of Spiro died Friday, July 27, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Spiro.
Juanita (Brown) Peters, 85, of Poteau died Friday, July 27, 2012, in Poteau.
Juanita was born Sept. 18, 1926, in Bengal. Juanita was a housewife and a LeFlore County tag agent. She loved to attend Poteau Pirate football and basketball games. Juanita truly loved her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Guy T. and Ida (Porter) Brown; husband, Bill Peters; brother, Guy L. Buddy Brown; sister, Wanda Austin; brother-in-law, Odie Peters; sister-in-law, Beverly Peters; Grandma and Grandpa.
Jane Hammond, 85, of Poteau died Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Poteau. Jane was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Springfield, Mo.
A dedication for Paige Underwood, 16, who lost her life 10 months ago is set for Thursday morning at 8 a.m.
Paige was killed in a car accident on her way to school in May. The accident occurred along a deadly stretch of curves on Calhoun Road. Since her death, family, friends and classmates have helped to raise money to install guardrails along the side of the roadway.
The dedication will be held at Kevin and Melissa Holcomb's (Paige's mother) home on Oak Tree Dr. in Calhoun.
Vera Mecom Watson, 93, of Poteau passed to be with her Lord Monday, July 30, 2012, at Spiro Nursing Home. Born Jan. 13, 1919, she was the daughter of Jim and Alta Mecom. She married Marvin Watson Jan. 24, 1937. She was a retired seamstress of Hamlin Garment Factory in Poteau. She was a longtime member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church.
TULSA â One saw action one last time before taking off for New England. It was the final gridiron experience for the other. Those were respectively the cases for K.J. Booze of Spiro and Austin Lawson of Talihina.
Booze hopes one day to manage a sports team or be an agent. Those are some career options heâs looking at he is bound to play college football way up in the northeast at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.
âIâm excited about it,â Booze said. âI canât wait.â
The former Bulldog standout will go to the Ivy League school on an academic scholarship.
Physicals for Pansy Kidd Middle School seventh-eigthth grade Raider and Lady Raider athletes will be 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Dr. William Willis' office, located at 104 Wall Street.
The physicals will cost $15 cash per individual.
For additional information, call PKMS Coach Greg Wilson at (918) 839-7346.
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Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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