Archive - Dec 5, 2013 - News Article
Near Cameron sleet continues to fall as a winter storm moves through the area.
PDN photos by Kim Ross
Provided by the Governor's Office
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ Oklahomaâ€™s Emergency Price Stabilization Act is now in effect for 77 Oklahoma counties after Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency due to the winter weather that started Thursday morning.
All 77 counties are included in the declaration.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Oklahomaâ€™s price gouging statute prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent in the price of most goods and services when a state of emergency has been declared.
The PDN received this press release from the Choctaw Nation rgarding the winter storm:
As the winter storms are pushing their way through Southeast Oklahoma, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is taking measures to offer assistance to the affected communities and Tribal Members. We have been working with the local County and City Emergency Managers in a joint effort to provide assistance where needed.
As the winter storm continues to rage across the county ice accumulations on electric lines and trees thickens. Northwest of Cameron some trees, mainly Cedar already are unable to hold the weight of the ice and limbs are touching the ground.
PDN photo by Kim Ross
LeFlore County Special Judge Jeff Singer ordered Raymond Larry Nichols, 60, of Cameron to face trial for first-degree murder in the 2009 shooting death of local bar owner Joe Neff.
Of the multiple witnesses called by the state during a preliminary hearing Wednesday, most were police officers involved in the investigation or were present when Oklahoma Highway Patrol dive team recovered a gun that they believed to be the alleged murder weapon from the same strip pit near Pocola where Neffâ€™s body had been found in 2009.
Community members came together Tuesday to ensure a final resting place for an area veteran who died recently.
Bill Sanders, pastor of Greenhill Church in Cameron, took on the task of fundraising when he learned that the family of Army veteran James Webb was unable to pay a Siloam Springs funeral home and Webbâ€™s body remained at the business.
An Indian taco sale in the Poteau Daily News parking lot Tuesday â€” plus numerous cash donations â€” raised about $1,500. Sanders said that would be enough to pay the cremation expenses and purchase a headstone for Webb.
Februaryâ€™s school Board elections began taking shape Wednesday as candidates filed to run for offices at the LeFlore County Election Board offices. Of the 17 districts holding elections, five districts â€” Bokoshe, Panama, Poteau, Whitesboro and Wister â€” have candidates opposing each other for the same office.