May 29th, 2015
While spring football practice began last week for the Poteau Pirates, new coach Forrest Mazey could not be present as he was putting the final touches on his departure from Mangum and the birth of his third son.
However, the new coach was present this week, and he liked what he saw in spring practice, which ended Friday afternoon.
This week, Mazey basically tried to mesh his concepts with the current Piratesâ€™ system of doing things, which he said was a success.
The Heavener Wolves wrapped up their 2015 spring football practice with a three-way scrimmage with Wilburton and Keys (Park Hill) on Friday morning at Harvey Stadium.
While the Heavener No. 2s didnâ€™t score, the No. 1s did. Quarterback Trey Grubbs went up the middle against Keys (Park Hill) for about a 40-yard TD.
To end the three-way, Heavener and Willburton played a more game-like situation, and the Wolves scored with their No. 1s on about a 60-yard scamper by Luke McGee.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) â€” Officials with the Tulsa Health Department say a sampling of mosquitoes from Tulsa County has tested positive for West Nile virus.
The months of July through October are typically the highest risk months for exposure to West Nile in Oklahoma, but the Health Department begins a mosquito surveillance program each May. And although there have been no confirmed cases of West Nile in humans, officials say it's important for residents to take precautions against the potentially deadly virus.
It's that time of year when word whizzes under 15-years-old sweat it out on stage spelling words you didn't even know existed. Bloomberg's David Gura breaks down the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
According to the National Weather Service,
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CENTRAL LE
FLORE COUNTY UNTIL 1100 AM CDT...
AT 1022 AM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES SOUTHWEST
OF LAKE WISTER STATE PARK...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.
HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND PENNY SIZE HAIL.
IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.
LOCATIONS IN OR NEAR THE PATH INCLUDE...LAKE WISTER STATE PARK...
HODGEN...WISTER...HEAVENER...HOWE...HEAVENER RUNESTONE STATE
PARK...POTEAU...SHADY POINT...PANAMA AND CAMERON
Friends of the Kerr Mansion are seeking volunteers to help Saturday [May 30] in clean up of the grounds after an EF2 tornado touched down Monday.
For more information contact Tony Riley at (918) 658-5261.
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has confirmed that an EF-2 tornado struck Poteau over Memorial Day.
The confirmed tornado caused widespread damage in the area, with trees down throughout the city and surrounding towns, falling into and on top of homes, debris scattered and homes destroyed.
LeFlore County isn't expected to receive a break from storms as more are projected today, May 28, and over the next several days.
There are thunderstorm potentials in the forecast every day into next Wednesday, with severe thunderstorm potential this Friday.
WALL, S.D. (AP) â€” Authorities have identified an Oklahoma man killed in a one-vehicle crash in Badlands National Park in South Dakota.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 51-year-old Richard Vasquez of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, was killed in the crash Saturday afternoon.
According to the Highway Patrol, the pickup driven by Vasquez went off state Highway 240 and down a steep embankment, rolling twice.
The patrol says Vasquez was thrown from the pickup and died at the scene.
An investigation is ongoing.
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale, the residents of about 50 homes near Caston Creek and in the Ward and Pocohantas areas near Wister Lake are being asked to evacuate [May 25 at 1 p.m.].
Seale said the evacuations are voluntary and are being requested before a potential of another 3 inches of rain arrive this evening. Seale said residents who don't leave could be stranded for up to four days.