March 3rd, 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.
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.
Class 4A Regional Tournament
Poteau boys 57, Checotah 48
Class 3A Regional Tournament
At Muskogee Civic Center
Heavener girls 52, Keys (Park Hill) 49
Class 2A Regional Tournament
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)
Class 4A Regional Tournament
Poteau boys vs. Ada, 3 p.m. (winner to area)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” 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.
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:
â€¢ Vote to enter executive session pursuant to 25 O.S. Section 307(B)(4) to discuss pending litigation.
â€¢ Vote to return from executive session.
â€¢ Consideration/Action regarding pending litigation.
â€¢ Consideration/Action regarding the confirmation and/or re-adoption of the following ordinances:
â€¢ Ordinance Number 726 - (Flood Ins)
â€¢ Ordinance Number 731 - (Youth Access to Tobacco)
Last season, the Whitesboro Bulldogs basketball team found itself one win from making the Class B State Tournament, which would have been the first time ever for the program.
At the Class B Area Tournament at Ada High School's Cougar Activities Center, the â€™Dogs lost the championship game to Southwest Covenant, then the following night fell to Lookeba-Sickles in the consolation finals â€” thus, missing out on state.
Law enforcement is encouraging drivers to stay off the road as road conditions, which already are slick, worsen (Feb. 28 10 a.m.)
At about 10:15 a.m. sleet began falling in the Cameron area and additional snow fall is expected throughout the day.
Kenneth Hale, 92, of Spiro died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Evangeline Lucy Krause Williams, 84, of Poteau died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Poteau.
Law enforcement are working many wrecks in LeFlore County as snowfall causes traffic issues today (Feb. 27 at 3:50 p.m.)
Snow is expected to continue until about 9 p.m. tonight.