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July 23rd, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” U.S. Sen. James Lankford is introducing a bill to end all taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood unless the organization stops performing all abortions.
Lankford announced Wednesday he has introduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, which would impose a one-year moratorium on federal funding to the organization unless it stops providing abortions.
Planned Parenthood provides a variety of non-abortion health services, including health screenings, family planning and adoption referrals at several clinics in Oklahoma.
Today is Wednesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2015. There are 162 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 22, 1975, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. (President Gerald R. Ford signed the measure on August 5.)
On this date:
In 1587, an English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.
In 1796, Cleveland, Ohio, was founded by General Moses Cleaveland (correct).
July 21 at 12:35 p.m.
Emergency crews are working a two-car accident on U.S. Highway 59 south of Poteau near Weaver's Meat Market.
Injuries have been reported.
No further information is available at this time.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) â€” A retired Arizona State University professor is taking his pursuit of a death certificate for Billy the Kid to New Mexico's highest court.
Historian Robert J. Stahl filed a petition Friday with the New Mexico Supreme Court to order the state's medical examiner to create the document for the legendary outlaw, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/1CIJ73M).
Stahl says he hopes the court will order the Office of the Medical Investigator to consider the evidence and determine whether William H. Bonney's death can be certified.
Remember then is an online feature on our website every Monday where we look back into the Poteau Daily News archives.
Today's look back is to Thursday, September 27, 1956 for The Poteau News. Headlines included:
â€¢ Parade of pets attracts 270 in annual March
â€¢ Three ring rally slated Monday will boost area
â€¢ Aged man dies when struck by Frisco special
â€¢ Jurors ponder x-ray pictures in trial here
Archives are available in our office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. â€” 5 p.m.
Further pictures are attached at the bottom of this article.
â€¢â€‚July 18 â€” Free lunch and clothing giveaway, noon to 2 p.m., New Beginning Family Ministry, 305 S. Saddler.
â€”â€‚Concert with Jay Falkner Band and Earl Hearon, 8 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
â€”â€‚Maidens of Mayhem roller derby match to benefit Catholic Charities food pantry, 5:30 p.m., Skate-Reation.
â€”â€‚Blood drive, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Walmart.
â€”â€‚Dance, Libby and the Bandits, 8 p.m. to midnight, Spiro Eagles center. Everyone welcome.
â€¢â€‚July 19 â€” Spaghetti dinner and pie auction to raise funds for a kidney transplant for Blake Johnico, 11 a.m., Talihina Community Center.
Campus Insiders presents 50 reasons why we can't wait for College Footballâ€™s return, from high-flying QBs to cuddly mascots to coaches getting loose in the locker room.
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.
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.
Texas kicker nails an 80-yard field goal