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August 18th, 2014

VIDEO: Keys To Oklahoma's Season

August 18, 2014

VIDEO: Keys To Oklahoma's Season
Last time we saw the Sooners, they were beating up on Alabama. So can Bob Stoops and company keep the good times rolling in Norman? Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak provides us with a key player, statistic and game to watch for this season.

Who got arrested?

August 18, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. 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.

Aug. 15

August 15th

Upcoming weekend events

August 15, 2014

• Aug 16 — Concert Under the Stars, Jay Falkner Band, 8 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
— Bake sale to benefit Poteau Pound Pups, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Coffee Cup.
— LeFlore County Round-Up Club play day, Cecil Leachman Arena, Heavener. Info: Frank Mode, (918) 839-0330.
• Aug. 17 — Wright Ministries music and testimony, 6 p.m., New Beginning Family Ministry, 305 S. Saddler. Info: (918) 721-3490 or (918) 649-4708.

Cherokee Fire Dancers deployed to California

August 15, 2014

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Twenty Cherokee Nation Fire Dancers are being sent to California to help fight wildfires.

The tribe says the Fire Dancers were deployed Wednesday and will work up to 16-hour shifts each day to help suppress fires and to keep other fires from starting.

The firefighters will join five other Fire Dancers who left earlier this month and remain in California to help fight the fires.

The group is called up by the U.S. Forestry Department.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

Walk, Run or Dye registration deadline drawing near

August 15, 2014

The deadline for the Walk, Run or Dye 5K Color Run in Poteau is drawing near. You must register by Aug. 18 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.  
Register online at the following link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/eventllr=f98gszjab&oeidk=a07e97szwsk7b0654dc. 
For more information contact the Poteau Chamber of Commerce at (918) 647-9178.

August 14th

CLARIFICATION: Man shot in family dispute dies

August 14, 2014

Clarification
The Poteau Daily News posted on its website and Facebook page that shooting victim Doug Byrd had died after family members posted on social media Thursday afternoon that Byrd had passed, was "with God" and asked for time to grieve.
A family acquaintance, however, said Byrd remains on life support at a Tulsa hospital at this time.
Byrd, 21, formerly of Shady Point, was shot in the chest during an altercation with his stepfather over the weekend, according to law enforcement autorities.

Fallin supports limited use of cannabis oil

August 14, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she supports the legalization of an oil derived from cannabis, but says she remains firmly opposed to legalizing all medical marijuana.

Fallin asked lawmakers Wednesday to support the legalization of cannabidiol, which is an oil derived from the marijuana plant. The oil can only be taken orally and is non-psychoactive. Research suggests it may be effective to treat toddlers with rare conditions that cause seizures and strokes.

Who got arrested

August 14, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. 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.

Aug. 13

Tracy Charity, failure to pay, CF-12-217A; $1,569 bond

August 13th

Poteau Chamber gets new sign

August 13, 2014

Billy Spearman, owner of Sidewinder Signs in Poteau, puts the finishing touches on the new sign for the Poteau Chamber of Commerce now located in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
Photo submitted

Hearing set in lawsuit over Oklahoma executions

August 13, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has scheduled a hearing for next month in a lawsuit filed by a group of death row inmates over Oklahoma's execution procedures.

U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot on Tuesday scheduled a hearing for Sept. 18 in the case, which was filed by 21 inmates following the April 29 botched execution of Clayton Lockett. The inmates are trying to halt any attempt to execute them using the state's current lethal injection protocols.

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