Archive - Feb 22, 2012 - News Article
A Talihina woman is recovering in an Oklahoma City Hospital after being set on fire by her boyfriend Saturday night.
Donnie L. Harris Jr., 29, of Talihina, was arrested for first degree arson on Sunday after an investigation by Oklahoma State Fire Marshal Investigator Tony Rust.
According to Rust, Harris, along with his girlfriend, three other adults and a child had been inside the home when the incident occurred. Rust stated in a phone interview that Harris had used an ignitable substance to set his girlfriend on fire which subsequently caused a house fire.
Recently, Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center was certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This â€śgold standardâ€ť designation in stroke treatment now ensures that EOMC is able to further improve and provide the same standard of care relating to stroke risks, prevention, and treatment as any other tertiary hospitals. â€śA tremendous amount of commitment, training, and ground work has been exhibited in preparing for this vast accomplishment, said Terry Buckner, CEO, Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.
A group of local business owners have banned together to speak out against the proposed hotel tax in Poteau. The group, named the Poteau Area Business Alliance (PABA), was formed last week by all the hotel and motel owners in Poteau. Organizers say that when the group met shortly after the special election for the tax was voted on by the Poteau City Council earlier this month they discussed the fact that there wasn't an organization that business owners could go to that could stand up for them.