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January 7th

Jury selection begins in Haskin child abuse trial

January 7, 2013

Jury selection in the trial of a man accused of abusing his children began Monday morning at the LeFlore County Courthouse.
James Haskin, 61, of Monroe, was arrested in November 2011 after investigators alleged nine children were being neglected and some of them sexually abused by Haskin. Haskin's wife Lucinda was also arrested in connection with the allegations.
Jury selection is expected to continue until Tuesday and trial to begin on Wednesday.

January 4th

New sheriff opens old murder cases

January 4, 2013

LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale has announced his intentions to open two unsolved murder cases from 2009.
Jody Wilson, 23, of Wister, was found dead May 8, 2009 by a paraglider flying above the Runestone State Park. She was reported missing the following day by her husband Donald “Bo” Wilson.
The cause and manner of Wilson's death has not been determined due to decomposition.

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January 4, 2013

January 3rd

Man charged in multiple stabbings will face trial

January 3, 2013

Jeffery Thomas Douglas, JR. will face trial for three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.
Special District Judge Jeff Singer ruled that there was probable cause to prosecute Douglas for the stabbings which occurred at Jimmy's Somewhere Else Bar west of Panama on State Highway 31.
Douglas will appear in district court before Judge Jon Sullivan on January 30,

Firefighters seek vehicles for training

January 3, 2013

A wreck usually is the last thing a rescue worker wants.
Now they want a good one, or even more.
Area firefighters plan to hold a training exercise in February and are looking for vehicles to teach rescuers how to remove trapped or injured victims.
"We are in need of any type of vehicle one would want to donate," said B.J. Barnes, Poteau Fire Department safety and training officer. "We often do not to perform proper 'hands on' extrication training due to a lack of vehicles.

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