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December 7th

Lamb visits Poteau

December 7, 2011

Lt. Governor Todd Lamb spoke at the Poteau town hall meeting Monday on his tour of the 77 Oklahoma counties. The issues talked about were the impediments in Oklahoma's economic growth. According to Lamb, his goals were for him to represent the entire state, and not just a few counties.

Muse murder suspect free on bond

December 7, 2011

Christopher Duane Wright, 46, of Muse was arrested Monday night following the fatal shooting of his brother Stacey Joseph Wright, 45.
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Bruce Curnutt, Christopher Wright allegedly shot his brother after an altercation occurred at the suspects residence. Reportedly Stacey Wright was upset that his brother was receiving help from their father and the argument escalated until Christopher Wright allegedly opened fire upon his brother with a rifle.

December 6th

Pocola hires new police chief

December 6, 2011

At their extended meeting Tuesday night the Pocola board of trustees voted four to one to hire Steve Howard as the new Pocola police chief. Trustee Jewell Clark was the lone "no" vote.

December 5th

Shooting in Muse - UPDATE!!!!!

December 5, 2011

UPDATE: In what may have been a family dispute gone wrong neighbors from the Muse area say the man killed the shooting late yesterday evening is Stacey Wright and the suspect in police custody is Chris Wright. The two men are brothers.

December 2nd

Library announcement

December 2, 2011

During a round table discussion with civic leaders today, Poteau mayor Jeff Shockley announced that the new Poteau Library would be named the Patrick Lynch Memorial Library, named in honor of Poteau resident Patrick Lynch and following a donation from the Lynch family in excess of over $250,000.

November 29th

Denton County Texas issues Amber Alert

November 29, 2011

Authorities in Elm City Texas have issued a Amber Alert for a missing Child.

Fantasy Forest auction tonight

November 29, 2011

The LeFlore County Historical Society will have their Fantasy Forest unveiling and auction tonight at 5:30 at the Lowery Hotel. Businesses decorated the trees and the proceeds from their sale will benefit the continued reconstruction of the hotel.

Bingley and the Browns scheduled for court today

November 29, 2011

Jeffery Dale Bingley, who was charged with child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography in January 2010, is scheduled to appear in district court this afternoon on a motion to suppress filed by Defense Attorney Gary Buckles.
On the heals of the motion, Buckles also filed a second motion to require the state, represented by Assistant District Attorney Margaret Nicholson, to further analyze evidence in the case against his client.
Bingley is scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 for the motion to suppress.

November 28th

Pocola takes a recess

November 29, 2011

The Pocola Board of trustees held a special meeting tonight to hire for two vancancies within the city. After more than two hours behind closed doors in executive session the trustees decided to take a recess until next Tuesday night before making any decisions regarding a new police chief and a new street department employee.

Local police departments burglarized during the holiday

November 28, 2011

Three suspects are in custody following burglaries of the Panama and Howe Police Departments that occurred Thanksgiving morning.
Nikita Don Beshirs, 34, William John Real, 21, and Chelsea Rashele Hall, 23, all of Panama, were arrested for multiple burglary related charges after police discovered stolen contraband in a wrecked vehicle the trio had used to commit the thefts.
Hall, who allegedly told police she wrecked the vehicle intentionally to terminate her pregnancy, reportedly admitted to police that she broke into the police department's to prove a point.

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