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April 20th, 2015

DAILY FEATURE: Remember then?

April 20, 2015

Here's a look back into the Poteau Daily News archives. Today's look-back is into the month of November from year 2000.

Headlines include:

• Neighbors' call leads police to man's body
• Howe school wins grants
• Local man hospitalized, arrested after collision
• Cheyenne warrior reaches final resting place
• Commissioners consider bids for E911 facility
• New after-school program debuts in Poteau
• DHS air quality problems examined
• Meeting to decide fate of Pocola officer postponed

Check out attachments for additional pictures.

Spiro man injured in shooting

April 20, 2015

A Spiro man is recovering after being shot Saturday [April 18].
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident.
The man was reportedly shot in the head.
According to the Sheriff's Office, a woman known by the victim is believed to be the shooter.
The man was taken by LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services to Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark. He since has been treated and released. Names of the two have not yet been released.
No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting.

April 19th

Severe weather chance Sunday

April 19, 2015

According to the National Weather Service in Tulsa, thunderstorms are set to increase over eastern Oklahoma this afternoon, strongest storms developing southeast of Interstate 44.

The strongest storms are expected to have large hail (around 2 inches).

There is also a limited tornado risk, NWS said,, into this afternoon in both southeastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. The risk will end as the cold front goes through the area.

Severe changes for hail are between 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. and limited tornado risk from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

April 17th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: TIME Releases Most Influential People List

April 17, 2015

TIME Magazine has revealed the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of what it considers the 100 most influential people in the world.

One dead in morning accident outside Poteau

April 17, 2015

One person has died following a head-on collision on Oklahoma Highway 112 outside Poteau. The accident occurred around 8:45 a.m. Friday morning.

Traffic was backed up for roughly 15-30 minutes both ways while crews worked the scene.

One driver was hospitalized, according to first responders. The identities of those involved have not been released yet. More information will be posted when it becomes available.

April 15th

AG vows to protect Bible distribution at Oklahoma schools

April 15, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says religious freedoms are under attack in Oklahoma and he's telling public school districts across the state he's ready to protect them for allowing citizens to distribute Bibles in schools.

April 14th

Emergency crews working to rescue trapped hiker

April 14, 2015

Emergency crews are working [April 14 12:20 p.m.] to rescue a hiker trapped by rising waters overnight in the Big Cedar area.
No other information is available at this time.

DAILY FEATURE: Remember then?

April 14, 2015

Here's a look back at the LeFlore County Sun in 1990.
See attachments for additional pictures.

April 13th

Flash Flood Warning issued for LeFlore County

April 13, 2015

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL MUSKOGEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
EASTERN HASKELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
EASTERN LATIMER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
LE FLORE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
NORTHEASTERN PUSHMATAHA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
SEQUOYAH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
SOUTHEASTERN CHEROKEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 1000 PM CDT

* AT 355 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
AREAS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. 2 TO 3

Monday rain brings flooding risk

April 13, 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for northern LeFlore County, as well as several other counties in southeastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. The advisory lasts until 3:30 p.m. Monday.

A hazardous weather outlook by the NWS said flash flood risk is limited, but heavy rain risk is elevated and ongoing.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to move through the area today as a cold front moves through, especially those areas southeast of Interstate 44.

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