The Pocola Board of trustees held a special meeting tonight to hire for two vancancies within the city. After more than two hours behind closed doors in executive session the trustees decided to take a recess until next Tuesday night before making any decisions regarding a new police chief and a new street department employee.
Three suspects are in custody following burglaries of the Panama and Howe Police Departments that occurred Thanksgiving morning.
Nikita Don Beshirs, 34, William John Real, 21, and Chelsea Rashele Hall, 23, all of Panama, were arrested for multiple burglary related charges after police discovered stolen contraband in a wrecked vehicle the trio had used to commit the thefts.
Hall, who allegedly told police she wrecked the vehicle intentionally to terminate her pregnancy, reportedly admitted to police that she broke into the police department's to prove a point.
The LeFlore County Repubicans will meet today, at noon at the Poteau Pizza Hut. Dakota Wood, candidate for U.S. Congress, 2nd District, will be the featured speaker.
More than 430 meals were served at the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday. More than 200 of those were served inside the Poteau High School Cafeteria by volunteers who were on hand for the event. The dinner was supposed to start serving at 11 a.m. but so many were lined up early that the doors were opened at 10:30 a.m. Jim Bergen says he is now focusing on the Community Christmas Dinner which is just a couple of weeks away.