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U.S. Court of Appeals upholds conviction of LeFlore County murderer James DeRosa

May 31, 2012

A convicted murderer who has appealed his double death sentence has again been denied a ruling in his favor.
James L. DeRosa, 35, was sentenced to death in the murders of Curtis and Gloria Plummer. 
The Plummers were found dead inside their home in October 2000, stabbed multiple times and with their throats cuts.
An investigation into the murders hastened along after accomplice Scotty White, 29, informed a school counselor he knew who murdered the Plummers.
White named Derosa and John Eric Castleberry, 39.

May 28th

House burns in Poteau

May 28, 2012

The Poteau Fire Department responded to a structure fire Friday night at 10 p.m.
The abandoned home was destroyed by the flames.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.

May 25th

Great Passion Play tickets offered to church groups

May 25, 2012

The Poteau Daily News is offering a great opportunity to area churches who want to sent their youth group to experience the Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Ark.

May 23rd

Deputies respond to gunshots at residence

May 23, 2012

A Spiro man is behind bars after he allegedly opened fire on an occupied dwelling Monday night.
Daryl Steele Jr., 20, of Spiro, was arrested after LeFlore County deputies found him hiding in the yard after the reported shooting.

Hawley asks commissioners for guardrails in Calhoun

May 23, 2012

A concerned citizen and former emergency medical provider addressed the county commissioners Monday morning about the need for guardrails along a set of curves near Calhoun that only last week were the scene of a tragic fatality.

May 17th

Mourning Her Loss

May 17, 2012

Poteau High School students, soccer teammates, family and friends are mourning the loss of sophomore Paige Underwood.
Underwood was killed in a single-car accident Thursday morning near Calhoun en route to coming to school.

Funeral for chief to be held at Reynolds Center

May 17, 2012

Citizens and law enforcement officials from all over the county as well as Arkansas and Oklahoma are expected to be in attendance tomorrow at the funeral services for long time Poteau Police Chief B.J. Smith.
The services are being held at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in order to accomadate as many people as possible under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home in Poteau.
Smith passed away Monday following a long battle with Cancer. He leaves behind his wife Ramona, and three boys, Billy Dalton, Joshua Boyd, and Jacob Ryan.

May 16th

Afternoon accident

May 16, 2012

A two car collision in front of the PDN offices Tuesday afternoon resulted in one person being treated at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center while two others walked away uninjured. The grey car, which was attempting to turn left out of the PDN parking lot failed to see the northbound black pickup. The truck struck the front passenger side of the car then spun around coming to rest southbound in the inside lane of traffic. The driver and passenger of the pickup were not injured.

Spring into business

May 16, 2012

J-N-B Tire in Poteau is this week's Spring Into Business cash mob site.

An ad will run on Page 2 of the Wednesday edition of the Poteau Daily News featuring a business profile and special deals associated with the event. Join the CASH MOB Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Poteau Chamber of Commerce at (918)647-9178.

May 15th

New Poteau football coach hired Monday night

May 15, 2012

When Poteau High School athletic director Jerry Johnston really made known the opening for the head coaching job with the Poteau Pirates football team, he knew it was late in the game as far as trying to get someone hired and a chance to meet the players. The wait is now over.
Broken Bow's Greg Werner was hired to be the new Poteau football coach at Monday night's meeting of the Poteau Public Schools Board of Education.
Werner met Monday afternoon with the Pirate players, and met the Poteau Quarterback Club members and fans at the booster club's meeting that night.

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