Archive - 2013 - News Article
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” An Oklahoma House committee approved a proposal Wednesday that its sponsor said would help protect Oklahomans from what he called subpar roofing "vultures" that swoop into the state after severe weather to take advantage of the desperate.
Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, introduced a bill that would require roofers to buy a $30,000 bond the state could use to help reimburse customers for any damage caused. The House Economic Development and Financial Services Committee approved the proposal without opposition and sent it to the full House for consideration.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak and the Medicare Assistance Program are alerting Oklahoma seniors to a new telephone scam. The warning comes after reports of scammers telling victims that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires them to gather personal information for a national medical card. But such a card does not exist.
The Hope Assistance Program can help you or a loved one with personal items such as adult briefs and diapers, bed pads, disposable gloves and similar items.
The KEDDO Area Agency on Aging is striving to close gaps of services in its planning service areas of Choctaw, Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, Pittsburg and Pushmataha counties through â€śHope Assistanceâ€ť and other programs.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department seized an indoor marijuana growing operation that appeared to be expanding, according to Sheriff Rob Seale.
Seale said that, on Friday night, his deputies, along with agents of the District 16 Drug Task Force and officers of the Panama Police Department, served a search warrant on a home belonging to Steve Cox in the Tucker community. When officers entered the home, they discovered 36 marijuana plants growing inside a vacant bedroom. The plants were in various stages of growth.
A head on collision occured on Oklahoma Highway 112 near Smart Mart Store three miles east of Poteau at approximately 7 p.m.
According to emergency personnel on the scene, several people were injured in the accident. All the accident victims were taken by LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services to Fort Smith hospitals where a passenger from a silver PT Cruiser involved in the accident later perished from injuries. One person refused medical treatment.
PDN Editor Mike Dougherty gives a talk to Leadership LeFlore County on how to submit a news release.
Volunteers gathered at the Skate Park off Broadway in Poteau on Thursday morning to clean up trash and debris. Lisa Fabian, director of the Nashoba Youth Foundation, moves a large rock that somehow found its way into the area. (PDN photo by Kim Ross)
The t-shirt design for the sixth annual Mountain Gate Poker Run, scheduled for Saturday, April 13, has been unveiled.
This year's T-shirt sponsors have outdone themselves this year with an eye-catching design, according to Talihina Chamber of Commerce Director Vera Nelson.
Shirt colors include white, black, blue, hot pink and gray. They should be in the chamber office by Monday, Nelson said.
Panama Businesses and Associates is looking to showcase local performers during its second annual talent contest.
The organization will hold the PBA Talent Contest at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Panama Elementary School cafeteria.
The contest is open to all ages and talent categories including singing, dance, comedy, magic, etc. There will be three age divisions: 3-12 years old, 13-17 years old, and 18 and older. Winners will receive cash prizes and a plaque provided by AES Shady Point and Panama Hardware.
James Haskin Jr., 61, of Monroe, has filed a notice to appeal his sentence of more than two centuries after being convicted for sex crimes against his children.
Haskin was convicted by a jury on nine counts of child neglect and three counts of child sexual abuse.
In February, District Judge Jon Sullivan followed the jury's suggested sentencing and gave Haskin 245 years in prison.