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July 17th, 2015

Don't forget this weekends events

July 17, 2015

• July 18 — Free lunch and clothing giveaway, noon to 2 p.m., New Beginning Family Ministry, 305 S. Saddler.
— Concert with Jay Falkner Band and Earl Hearon, 8 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
— Maidens of Mayhem roller derby match to benefit Catholic Charities food pantry, 5:30 p.m., Skate-Reation.
— Blood drive, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Walmart.
— Dance, Libby and the Bandits, 8 p.m. to midnight, Spiro Eagles center. Everyone welcome.
• July 19 — Spaghetti dinner and pie auction to raise funds for a kidney transplant for Blake Johnico, 11 a.m., Talihina Community Center.

VIDEO: 50 Reasons To Get Excited For College Football's Kickoff

July 17, 2015

Campus Insiders presents 50 reasons why we can't wait for College Football’s return, from high-flying QBs to cuddly mascots to coaches getting loose in the locker room.

July 15th

Quinton man injured in Haskell County after motorcycle crash

July 15, 2015

A Quinton man was taken by life flight to the hospital after wrecking his motorcycle in Haskell County.

The accident happened Tuesday, July 14, on State Highway 9, two miles west of Enterprise.

According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol accident report, Michael W. Scheidt, 57, was headed westbound on his 2003 Honda motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the north edge of the roadway.

He was taken by life flight to St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa with a head injury. He was admitted in stable condition, according to OHP.

Hughes Drive closed for construction

July 15, 2015

Beginning this morning, Wednesday, July 15, Hughes Drive will be closed to traffic from Broadway to Butler.

Crews will replace two large tinhorns beneath the street and the work should take about three days, according to Poteau Street Commissioner Jim Seale.

July 14th

VIDEO: Texas kicker nails an 80-yard field goal

July 14, 2015

Texas kicker nails an 80-yard field goal

July 13th

Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan is crowned new Miss USA

July 13, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Miss USA Olivia Jordan spoke of the need to discuss race relations en route to her pageant victory and hailed the diversity of women taking part in the contest during a post-pageant question about Donald Trump's comments on Mexican immigrants.

Jordan of Oklahoma was crowned Miss USA on Sunday, wearing a hot pink strapless dress with a full, flowing skirt as she smoothly navigated the interview portion of the competition to beat out 50 other contestants.

NWS declares heat advisory

July 13, 2015

A heat advisory remains in effect from 7 a.m. Monday, July 13, to 7 p.m., Tuesday.

According to the National Weather Service in Tulsa, heat index values from 105 to 110 will develop this afternoon and again Tuesday afternoon. Near full sun, light wings and warm overnight lows will combine to further add to the heat stress conditions, they said.

The NWS said the combinations of hot temperatures and high humidity will make a dangerous situation where heat related illnesses are possible.

July 10th

VIDEO: Confederate Flag Removed from SC Statehouse

July 10, 2015

The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse on Friday, marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many thought the rebel banner would fly indefinitely

July 8th

Smoke from forest fires in Alaska, Canada reach Oklahoma

July 8, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says smoke from enormous wildfires in Alaska and Canada is making the air in northwestern Oklahoma unhealthy.

The agency reported Tuesday that air quality monitors in northwestern Oklahoma have detected concentrations of fine particulate matter considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. Much of it originated as smoke from enormous wildfires in Alaska and Saskatchewan.

Today in History

July 8, 2015

Today is Wednesday, July 8, the 189th day of 2015. There are 176 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On July 8, 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, outside the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia.

On this date:

In 1663, King Charles II of England granted a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.

In 1853, an expedition led by Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yedo Bay, Japan, on a mission to seek diplomatic and trade relations with the Japanese.

In 1889, The Wall Street Journal was first published.

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