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Speeders beware; crackdown in residential area

January 31, 2013

With the completion of the Cavanal Scenic Expressway, traffic on Burkle Street in Poteau has become an issue for area law enforcement.
Burkle Street at one time was a dead end residential street with little or no traffic. It has since been extended to connect with the CSE causing an increase in traffic and the need to force residential speed limits.
A electric speed monitoring device has been placed on Burkle to remind commuters to keep their speed below 25.

Heavener man sentenced to ten years for rape

January 31, 2013

A man accused of second-degree rape involving a victim under the age of 16 has entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Willie Amos, 62, of Heavener, entered a plea of guilty on Wednesday in front of District Judge Jon Sullivan. Sullivan sentenced Amos to 10 years in prison.
Amos has also been issued fines in the case and will be required to register as a sex offender when released from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

State Superintendent of Education visits Howe Public Schools

January 31, 2013

Howe Public Schools hosted the State Board of Educations regular monthly meeting Thursday afternoon.
State Superintendent of Education Janet Barresi toured the school prior to the meeting.
Topics discussed during the meeting including the advancement of technology in the school systems, academic, financial and personnel matters throughout the state.

January 30th

More information released in Fort Coffee stabbing

January 30, 2013

A man was treated at a Fort Smith hospital Tuesday evening after three men allegedly beat him an stabbed him.
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale, Saxon Matthew Lovell, 21, of Fort Coffee, was stabbed in the neck after being beaten in the front yard of his home.
Three men are being sought by the sheriff's department in connection with the incident.

Adult trivia challenge hosted by Stigler High School

January 30, 2013

Trivia Challenge is a fun opportunity for adults to compete for the title “Champions of Trivia”!  This year's event will be held Monday, March 4, 6:30 pm, at Stigler High School.  All that is required to enter is (1) find four people to be on a team (all team members must be 21 or older); (2) choose a team name (be creative!); (3) send $60 entry fee (along with team name, contact person and phone number) to SHS Academic Team, 309 NW “E” Street, Stigler, OK 74462 OR call Patrick Phillips at (918) 967-8834 or (918) 470-6201.  All proceeds from the Trivia Challenge go to help fund the SHS Academi

January 29th

LeFlore County Sheriff's Department investigates stabbing

January 29, 2013

The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred on Third Street in Fort Coffee Tuesday afternoon.
According to Undersheriff Kendall Morgan, a man is being treated at Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark., after having his throat cut.
A search for the person responsible for the stabbing is ongoing.

Severe weather threat continues

January 29, 2013

According to the National Weather Service, LeFlore County will remain under threat of severe weather until this evening.

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES THROUGH MID EVENING.

THIS OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AS WELL AS MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.
TORNADO.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...SOUTHEAST OF A FAYETTEVILLE TO MCALESTER LINE.
... ONSET...ONGOING.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
RISK...SIGNIFICANT.
AREA...SOUTHEAST OF INTERSTATE 44.
ONSET...ONGOING.

AREA AT GREATEST RISK...FAR SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS.

Leaders in area law enforcement meet Tuesday

January 29, 2013

Chiefs of police from several towns in LeFlore County along with the District Attorney's Office and Sheriff Rob Seale participated in a meeting at the LeFlore County Child Advocacy Center Tuesday afternoon.
The meeting was held to discuss changes in policy and procedure in regard to child crimes.
Members of the Advocacy Center along with other child services organizations were present to speak during the meeting.

January 28th

Storm Spotter training to be held in Poteau

January 28, 2013

LeFlore County Emergency Management will host it's annual storm spotter training class in February.
According to LCEM Director Michael Davidson, there are approximately 90 trained storm spotters in LeFlore County and they are an essential part of the early warning system.
If you would like to attend the free class, it will be held Feb. 25 at 6:30 at the Poteau Kiamichi Technology Center. Early registration is not necessary.
For more information contact Davidson at (918) 649-5030 or email at lefloreem@gmail.com

House damaged in weekend fire

January 28, 2013

A home was damaged by fire Saturday night in Poteau.
According to Poteau Fire Chief Jon Pickel, an electric space heater is likely to blame for the blaze at 1005 Grady St. The fire occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. Saturday.
Pickel said the space heater was located in the doorway between a bedroom and the living room. The fire spread to the front porch of the residence doing extensive damage, said the chief.
No one was home at the time of the fire.

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