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September 6th

Poteau man faces federal charges following probe

September 6, 2011

A Poteau man was
arrested on federal charges
Wednesday after he allegedly
attempted to pay off a
witness in a case against
his son.
Tom Oakes, 64, of
Poteau was arrested on
charges of tampering with
a witness or victim after
an investigation into the
accusations by Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms
Agents.
According to the criminal
complaint filed in the
United States Federal
Court, Oklahoma Eastern
District, on August 26,
Assistant United States
Attorney Shannon Henson
notified ATF Agent Curt
Collins, that John Albert,
who is a witness in a federal
case against Tom

September 2nd

Grant trickles down locally

September 2, 2011

At least one local organization will benefit
from a Drug Free Community Support
Grant.
National Drug Control Policy Director Gil
Kerlikowske has announced $12.3 million in
the form of grants to Drug Free Community
support programs in 87 communities and 20
new DFC Mentoring grants across the country.
These awards are in addition to the $76
million in continuation grants being simultaneously
released to 607 currently funded
DFC coalitions and twelve DFC Mentoring
continuation coalitions. The grants will provide
the community coalitions with needed

We shall never forget: Rememberance day planned

September 2, 2011

In LeFlore County and
across the nation Americans
are preparing for the tenth
anniversary of this nation's
most horrific and terrifying
terrorist attack.
The loss of life from
that single invasion of our
country left millions in
mourning and a country at
war. September 11, 2001
began as any other morning
for people across
America but by 8:46 a.m.
our nation would be in
shock and chaos.
Four international flights
from separate U.S airports
carrying more than 240
passengers combined, were
highjacked that atrocious
morning by 19 al-Qaeda
terrorists intent on devastation

Shredding construction

September 2, 2011

Construction crews keep to the grind Thursday afternoon as they continue to prepare
foundational dirt work, build forms and pour the cement used in the formation
of the new skate park. The slopes are set to keep the wonders on wheels in full ollies,
kick flips and pop shove it as long as their stamina allows.

September 1st

Thief allegedly wrecks stolen truck and flees

September 1, 2011

A Spiro man is facing felony
charges in the LeFlore
District Court after he allegedly
stole then wrecked a
truck then fled the scene.
Nicholas Guinn, 19, has
been formally charged with
larceny of an automobile and
leaving the scene of an accident
involving damage stemming
from an incident on
July 7.
According to the affidavit,
Guinn was walking on North
Ash St. in Spiro when he
spotted a black Chevy pickup
owned by Trudy McKinney
parked on Park Lane. Guinn
reportedly got into the truck,
started it and drove away as
McKinney’s grandson came
from the home. The grandson

Choctaw trail relocates

September 1, 2011

A portion of the Choctaw
Nation Trail near Billy
Creek has been ordered to
be relocated after treacherous
conditions make it
unsafe for outdoor enthusiasts.
According to a decision
filed by District U.S.
Forestry Ranger John
Baldwin, a portion of the
CNT near the Billy Creek
area has a very steep and
eroded portion that has
become dangerous to those
walking the trail. In order
to make the trail safer and
more enjoyable for hikers,
the relocation of a quarter
mile of the trail will eliminate
the dangerously steep
climb along with an intermittent
stream crossing

Teen faces charges in death of 13-year-old

September 1, 2011

A Talihina teen is facing first degree
manslaughter charges and two counts of
person involved in a personal injury
accident while under the influence of
alcohol after the LeFlore County District
Attorney’s Office filed charges
Wednesday morning.
Brandon Ervin Brown, 15, of Talihina,
is accused of causing the death of 13 year
old Dalton Adams in an automobile accident
that occurred on May 20, 2011.
According to the accident report submitted
by State Trooper Orlando Perez,
Brown was driving a 2000 Mercury
Cougar approximately four miles west

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