Archive - Oct 2012 - News Article
The crew at Thompson and Thompson Law Firm of Poteau greeted the Godfather Wednesday afternoon during a Halloween visit.Picture from left: Sandy Thompson, Glenn Thompson, Melissa McDade, Brandy Kardokus, Helen Sprabery and Sarah Jordan.
A clerk at the Days Inn and Suites of Poteau escaped without injury during a robbery Monday night.
According to Poteau Chief of police Stephen Fruen, the two men entered the hotel while the clerk was in a room near the front desk. When she heard a noise, she went to investigate and she discovered one man behind the front counter taking money and another standing in the lobby.
The clerk locked herself in a bathroom and called police.
The two men fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money and were not apprehended.
The robbery still is under investigation.
Area business owner, William Joseph LeRoux Jr., 47, of Hodgen, was arrested Monday night on a sex crimes warrant issued in Arizona.
LeRoux has been charged with 12 counts of sexual conduct with a minor and three counts of public sexual indecency. He is being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center without bail pending transport to Maricopa County, Ariz., to stand trial.
LeRoux opened the web-based business, 701 Corp., on Dewey Avenue in Poteau two years ago after relocating to Oklahoma.
Tre Freeman, 18, of Fort Smith, shows off his skateboarding skills Saturday at the Poteau Skate Park during the Halloween Skate Bash sponosored by the Nashoba Youth Foundation. Lisa Fabian, founder of the foundation, said money raised from the event will go to help at-risk youth.
Poteau High School Thespian Troupe 3283 has announced its participation in the Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat program sponsored by the International Thespian Society and the Educational Theatre Association.
On October 31, Troupe members will be out among area trick-or-treaters collecting dry and canned food for donation to the Kibois food pantry.
An Amber Alert has been issued in Missouri in connection with the assault and abduction of 5-year-old Abigail Berthoff on Wednesday morning in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
She is a biracial female with black hair and brown eyes and last was seen wearing a pink nightgown.
The suspected kidnapper is Jeffrey Shelton, 45, who is a white male, believed to be 6 feet, 175 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Shelton is a registered sex offender and officials believe he may travel to Oklahoma from Poplar Bluff.
With two weeks to go before the general election, area residents heard candidates in five key races speak at Tuesday's 2012 LeFlore County Political Forum. Candidates or their spokespersons represented their views in the contests for state House District 3, county sheriff, County Commissioner District 2, state Senate District 2, state Senate District 5 and U.S. House District 2.
Protectors Motorcycle Association Media Officer Ima Clubb, second from right, congratulates the winners of the first Bikes, Balloons and Barbecue poker run Saturday. The winners were, from left second-place winner Curt Haney of Poteau, first-place winner Kenny Hackett of Tulsa, and third-place winner Dena LaFever of Chickasha. The run began and ended at the Poteau Daily News parking lot and included several stops along the Talimena Scenic Drive.
Several law enforcement agencies and volunteers are searching for a missing Pocola woman.
Ruby Poole, 74, was last seen Wednesday night at approximately 11 p.m. She was seen walking near Choctaw Road and North Gray Street near the Choctaw Casino in Pocola, according to Pocola Police Department. She was reported missing Thursday morning.
The Panama and Shady Point police departments and the Police Wives Auxiliary Group have announced the opening date for their annual charity haunted house.
Bad Dreams Haunted House opens Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. and will be open every night until the final Halloween tour. The cost to enter, if you dare, is $5 per person. A sneak preview for those seeking early spooks will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m.
Bad Dreams Haunted House is located in Panama on Midland Valley Road.
All proceed are used to fund the police departments Christmas program for children in need.