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Area flooding washes away bridges, roads; several people trapped in their homes.

May 31, 2013

According to Michael Davidson, emergency management director,significant flooding has occurred overnight in areas of central and southern LeFlore County. Some areas received over 6” of rain fall in storms that were slow moving or training over the same general area, said Davidson.

May 30th

Bizzy Bees host community awareness event

May 30, 2013

Peters Agency Home Health and Hospice “Bizzy Beez” Volunteers hosted Community Awareness at Spiro Choctaw Community Center. 
Pictured-L-R-Paula Mouzakis, Mary Hunter-Field Director, Belinda Scoggins-Kokendoffer-Volunteer Coordinator, Margaret Wood                                                  

 
 

Businesses, lawmakers unveil school shelter plan

May 30, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bipartisan group of Oklahoma lawmakers is teaming up with several businesses to start a fund to build safe rooms or underground shelters in public schools across the state.
Flanked by business leaders and school officials from Moore, legislators announced Thursday they had created and launched a nonprofit group called Shelter Oklahoma Schools to help fund the effort.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for LeFlore County

May 30, 2013

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the southern parts of LeFlore County.
Communities in the path of the storm include Honobia, Muse, Big Cedar and Page.

LeFlore County expecting strong storms today

May 30, 2013

ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS HAVE DEVELOPED THIS MORNING ACROSS PARTS OF
SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA. THESE STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO
MOVE EASTWARD INTO PARTS OF FAR SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND PERHAPS WEST
CENTRAL ARKANSAS THROUGH NOON. A FEW OF THE STORMS MAY PRODUCE HAIL
TO THE SIZE OF QUARTERS...ALTHOUGH THE GREATER SEVERE STORM THREAT
IN EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS IS EXPECTED TO BE THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INITIATE ALONG THE

May 29th

Judge orders Okla. pastor to trial on murder count

May 29, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge ordered the pastor of an Oklahoma City church to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge after hearing conflicting testimony from the dead man's wife and girlfriend.
Michael Elder, 53, is accused of shooting Gary Davidson, 27, last Feb. 20. Davidson was married to Elder's daughter April at the time.

Oklahoma doctor pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

May 29, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City psychiatrist has pleaded guilty to a health care fraud charge.
Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that 53-year-old Amar Nath Bhandry entered a guilty plea to defrauding the Medicaid program. He could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Bhandry is accused of submitting claims to Medicaid for reimbursement for services he allegedly did not provide. Prosecutors say he charged the program that provides health care to the poor for examinations of up to 50 minutes while seeing patients only 10 to 20 minutes.

Chamber welcomes newest member

May 29, 2013

The Poteau Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member Wednesday during a ribbon cutting ceremony. RSJ Auto Repair, located at 2604 N. Broadway in Poteau, opened its doors for business on Feb. 16. From left: Karen Wages, Poteau Chamber CEO; Brenda Darling, The Community State Bank; Fernando Gutierrez, son; Ruben Gutierrez, owner; Leticia Gutierrez, wife; Pam White, The Times Record; Bernardo Acebedo, employee, and the Gutierrez' daughter Belina in the stroller.

Methodist Men donate to free clinic

May 29, 2013

Lloyd Lee, right, presents Mary Helen Lucas with a check for $3,300 on May 23, to benefit the Christian Free Medical Clinic in Poteau. First United Methodist Pastor Kyle Clark, left, and Steve Cherry attended the presentation.
According to Lee, this is the 25th year the Methodist Men's Organization has donated to the clinic. The proceeds are raised during the annual spring pancake breakfast held at the First United Methodist Church in Poteau.

4 Grove residents killed in 2 traffic crashes

May 29, 2013

GROVE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says four people from Grove were killed in two separate traffic crashes Tuesday night in northeastern Oklahoma.
The highway patrol says the first crash occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on State Highway 2 near Welch in Craig County. A preliminary report says 77-year-old Donald Charles Kelley and his wife, 76-year-old Nancy Kelley, died when their vehicle went off the road and overturned twice.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.

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