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December 16th

Highway partially closed due to accident

December 16, 2011

State Highway 59S is currently closed to all but small passenger vehicles. A semi, which was transporting a wide load, has the roadway blocked after the load shifted.
A partial lane remains open as Law Enforcement and work crews wait for a crane to arrive from Tulsa to replace the load onto the trailer.
According to witnesses, small cars and trucks can pass through the partially obstructed lane but semi tractor trailers are blocked from traveling through the narrow lane.

December 15th

Bond set in animal cruelty case

December 15, 2011

Two men who were arrested Tuesday evening in what LeFlore County Sheriff Bruce Curnutt described as the most horrific case of animal cruelty he had ever seen, were released on bond Wednesday.
Albert McReynolds, 66, and William McReynolds, 18, both of Smithville, were being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center for animal cruelty stemming from multiple dead and emaciated animals found at their residence on Tuesday.

December 14th

LeFlore County Deputies investigate animal cruelty

December 14, 2011

The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating an animal cruelty case near Smithville after they received a report in reference to several starving or deceased animals.
Albert McReynolds, 66, and William McReynolds, 18, are currently being held at the LeFlore County Detention Center on charges of animal cruelty.
According to Sheriff Bruce Curnutt, a deputy was dispatched to the McReynolds home Tuesday evening after a call was received about abuse of animals at the residence.

December 13th

Sheriff's Department recovers stolen items

December 13, 2011

Reports are coming in that the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department has arrested two individuals and recovered several stolen items. Pictures of the accused have not yet been released though, two females are confirmed to have been jailed in connection with the discovery of the stolen items. The PDN will release details about arrest and recovery as they become available.

December 9th

Family fight leaves one hospitalized

December 9, 2011

Bradley Justice Adkins, 24, of Poteau was formally charged on Monday with aggravated assault and battery from an incident that occurred November 27.

From Poteau With Love

December 9, 2011

Have you ever heard the old saying "It is better to give then to receive"?
This holiday season is your chance to give. The Boy Scout Troop 30, American Veterans 63, The Poteau Post Office, and the Poteau Daily News are sponsoring From Poteau With Love, a campaign to send gifts from home to local soldiers that are currently serving their country overseas during the holiday season.

December 7th

A Brighter Christmas for Kids

December 7, 2011

Could you imagine waking up with no presents under your tree? Well you can help make a difference for children in LeFlore County by adopting an Angel from the LeFlore County Youth Services Angel Tree. This year alone 843 children have been placed on the tree in hopes the community will offer their support to help make Christmas a little more magical.

Santa Rides the Rails

December 7, 2011

Ladies, gentlemen, and children of all ages. Get ready, The Santa Train is coming to town. The 11th Annual Holiday Express will be riding into Poteau on Thursday December 8th at 4 p.m.
According to a press release from Kansas City Southern the 11th Annual Holiday Express with distribute exactly $108,550 in the form of gift cards to the Salvation Army in order to provide warm clothing and other necessities for the Children in need at several different stops along the Holiday Express route.

Shooting in Muse leads to arrest

December 7, 2011

An argument between brothers ended in death Monday night in Muse Oklahoma. According to Sheriff Bruce Curnutt, the department received a call to report a shooting at approximately 6:55 pm. Officers arrived on the scene to find Stacey Joseph Wright,45, deceased in the back yard of the residence of his brother, Christopher D. Wright,46.

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.

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