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August 8th

Oklahoma counterterrorism institute shutting down

August 8, 2014

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — A counterterrorism institute in Oklahoma is shutting its doors after failing to find funding to continue operations.

The Oklahoman reported (http://bit.ly/1kriAOV ) that the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism has provided training to tens of thousands of police officers from around the country.

Upcoming and weekend events

August 8, 2014

• Aug. 9  Backpack and school supplies giveaway by Protectors Motorcycle Association, 9 a.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
— Heavener Rodeo, 7:30 p.m., Cecil Rodeo Grounds.
— Concert Under the Stars, Dead Snake Road, 8 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
• Aug. 12  Public dinner and informational meeting concerning proposed sales tax for Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center. Speaker, EOMC COE Mike Carter. 6 p.m., Stapp-Zoe Community Center.
— Teachers meeting concerning proposed sales tax for Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, 10 a.m., Talihina Public Schools.

Convicted Oklahoma sex offender arrested in Texas

August 8, 2014

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A convicted sex offender from Oklahoma who was wanted for parole violations has been arrested in El Paso, Texas.

Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester said Friday that 30-year-old Teddy Dean Davis was arrested Thursday by deputy U.S. marshals during a traffic stop.

Davis was convicted in 2011 of molesting a 6-year-old child and sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was paroled after two years, but authorities say he violated the terms of his parole and a warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to appear for a court hearing in June.

Public meetings slated to discuss hospital tax

August 8, 2014

Several town hall meetings are planned to discuss the Aug. 26 special sales tax election.

Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center officials will speak and answers about the need for the proposed half-penny sales tax to support the hospital and allow it to reopen its surgery and obstetrics departments.

Meetings are scheduled at the following times and locations:
• Aug. 12, Talihina Public Schools (teachers only), 10 a.m.
• Aug. 12, Stapp-Zoe Community Center, 6 p.m.
• Aug. 12, Heavener Library, 7 p.m.
• Aug. 14, Southside Baptist Church, Poteau, 7 p.m.

Who got booked?

August 8, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center fovernight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.

August 7

August 7th

Fallin will not attend Garvin County event

August 7, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin does not plan to attend a fundraising event for the Garvin County Republican Party that a flier says will include discussion of the Ku Klux Klan, the governor's spokesman said Wednesday.

Fallin, a Republican who is seeking re-election to a second four-year term, is listed as the guest speaker in a flier distributed by Republican organizers in the southern Oklahoma county for the Aug. 23
"GOP Bean Feed" event featuring a meal of beans and cornbread.

Who got arrested?

August 7, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center from 8-4-14 until 8-5-14. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.

August 6

Marissa A. Garcia, CM-12-101, PO-12-23, CM-12-101; $2,244.76 cash bond

August 6th

Send us your child's "First day of school" picture

August 6, 2014

With schools across the county beginning as early as tomorrow, Aug. 7, parents and teachers will memorialize the first day of school by taking pictures.
Share those pictures with Poteau Daily News in their upcoming special picture page(s).
"First day of School," part of our "Day in the Life" special editions will publish Aug. 30.
Submit your pictures to Editor Kim Ross by email at editor@poteaudailynews.com; message at facebook.com/poteaudailynews; by submitting through our website: poteaudailynews.com or bring them to the PDN at 804 N. Broadway in Poteau.

New 911 system set to launch today

August 6, 2014

The new LeFlore County 911 system is set to launch today [Aug. 6] at 9 a.m.
According to Sheriff Rob Seale, there are no disruptions expected to the 911 service. Should there be any issues in the switch, the nearest 911 system, Sequoyah County, would automatically received the rerouted calls without delay.

August 5th

Oklahoma Guardsman receives Soldier’s Medal for heroism in wake of May 20 Moore tornado

August 5, 2014

By Sgt. 1st Class Darren D. Heusel
Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs

NORMAN, Okla. – A Soldier with the Oklahoma Army National Guard was honored Sunday, Aug. 3 for his remarkable courage and heroic actions in the wake of the deadly tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma last year.
Sgt. E.H. Pittman, 30, of Norman, was presented with the Soldier’s Medal for using his body as a shield while trying to protect others during the May 20, 2013 tornado.

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