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June 23rd, 2015

Trendy Tuesday: What's trending across the web?

June 23, 2015

The following list was compiled from several sources across the Internet, featuring trending topics worldwide.

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At KFC, DNA tests reportedly prove that a customer's claim that he was served a fried rat was false, according to the chain.

James Horner, an Oscar-winning composer for several movies, is feared dead after his plane crashed.

A volunteer firefighter was fired after a Facebook post showed him praising the alleged Charleston, SC, shooter.

A timelapse video of two golden retrievers growing up over a nine month period has gone viral.

June 19th

Pennsylvania man on the run for 20 years caught in Oklahoma

June 19, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man convicted nearly 20 years ago of molesting three children in western Pennsylvania has been arrested as a fugitive in Oklahoma, where he was working at a Wal-Mart under an assumed name, authorities said.

Lynn Owen Cozart, 63, was arrested by Muskogee, Oklahoma, police on Thursday. The U.S. Marshal's Western District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force had an arrest warrant for Cozart, who skipped out on bail before he could be sentenced in April 1996, Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh said Friday.

Officials seeking help in case of missing 16-year-old girl

June 19, 2015

Cherokee County Law Enforcement, We Help The Missing and the family of Promise Nicole Raines, a 16-year-old girl who went missing from Tahlequah, are asking for the public’s assistance in locating her.

Promise Raines is reported to have left her home in the early morning hours of June 8, 2015 and has not been in contact with her mother. Some reports said she may have left with a boyfriend but he has denied seeing Promise.

VIDEO: 'Frozen' softball team will melt your heart

June 19, 2015

The Freeze, an Oklahoma softball team composed of 4 and 5-year-olds, is gaining national attention for playing ball in their Elsa gowns.

June 17th

Oklahoma human services agency to cut 200 positions

June 17, 2015

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services will cut 200 positions while adding 300 child welfare workers to help address the high number of children in state custody, director Ed Lake said Tuesday.

Spokeswoman Sheree Powell estimated that up to 60 of the 200 positions are currently filled by employees. The agency is offering a voluntary severance package that includes longevity and service payments to the workers, but if not enough people accept the buyout offer, a reduction in force might be implemented.

June 16th

GED graduation Tuesday night

June 16, 2015

The Adult Learning Center GED graduation ceremonies will be tonight, June 16 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau. Around 36-37 graduates are expected to receive their GED.

June 11th

Arkansas teen flying to college orientation survives crash

June 11, 2015

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas father and son who decided to fly to orientation at Oklahoma State University have survived a crash landing in a parking lot.

Forty-year-old Kenneth Caubble of Jonesboro was flying the 1973 Piper Arrow aircraft Wednesday morning when the engine trouble began at 2,000 feet. He landed the plane in a Jonesboro strip center before its wing hit a parking sign and tore off. The plane then hit a second pole and flipped before the aircraft caught fire.

Both Caubble and his son were able to walk away uninjured.

Special meeting tonight over Poteau utility increases, budget

June 11, 2015

The Poteau Public Works Authority will hold a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. at the Poteau City Hall to discuss and approve the 2015-2016 budget and a utility rate increase for water, sewer and trash.

The meeting is at city hall located on 111 Peters St., Poteau.

June 10th

BREAKING NEWS: One trapped in semi rollover on Oklahoma 112

June 10, 2015

June 10 at 2:10 p.m. — Poteau Police, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Emergency Medical Services and Fire and Rescue are headed to Oklahoma Highway 112 between Poteau and Cameron for a semi-trailer that has rolled over and one person is trapped.
Expect travel delays.

Poteau Fire Department battles house fire

June 10, 2015

June 10 at 1:30 p.m. — Poteau Fire Department is battling a house fire on the corner of Wilburn and Hill Streets in Poteau.
The house is fully engulfed according to PDN Reported Amanda Corbin who is on scene.

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