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October 6th, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: 2 escape from LeFlore County prison

October 6, 2014

Two men are being sought by officials from the Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center after their reported escape.
According to law enforcement 27-year-old John Sellers and 35-year-old Gregory Bonds were reported missing at about 8:30 p.m.
Sellers is described as a black male, 6 foot, 251 lbs. With black hair, brown eye with tattoos: teardrop on his left cheek; PITTS on his right hand; multiple tattoos on his arms and left hand; and six gold teeth.

VIDEO: Brees Surpasses 40,000 Yards With Saints

October 6, 2014

Drew Brees has eclipsed 40,000 yards passing for the New Orleans Saints, becoming the fastest in NFL history to hit that mark with a single team. Brees went over the mark with an 8-yard pass to running back Travaris Cadet in the first quarter of his 132nd game with the Saints, a club he joined as a free agent in 2006. The mark Brees surpassed was held by Hall of Famer Dan Marino, who reached 40,000 yards in his 153rd game with the Miami Dolphins.

VIDEO: Bailey's OT Kick Lifts Cowboys Over Texans 20-17 (Yahoo Sports)

October 6, 2014

Tony Romo took a few extra moments on the ground, right arm raised to celebrate a long touchdown pass after he escaped what looked like a sure sack for J.J. Watt. Then, when the 34-year-old quarterback playing with a surgically repaired back made another off-balance throw under pressure in overtime, Dez Bryant's spectacular catch saved the Dallas Cowboys from a late meltdown.

Poteau City Council Meeting Set for 7 p.m. [Oct.6]

October 6, 2014

The mayor and members of the Poteau City council will convene in a regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at Poteau City Hall immediately following the meetings of the Poteau Public Works Authority.

Agenda items include in the following:

Presentation of service pin to Kathy Dalton for 15 years, general govt.

Consideration to approve Ordinance 733 to amend the Oklahoma Retirement Fund Defined Benefit Plan.

Consideration to change a holiday from December 24th to December 26th.

Consideration to approve the new Policy and Procedure Manuel for the police department.

High court denies gay marriage appeals

October 6, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states.

Without comment, the justices brought to an end delays in same-sex marriages in five states— Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. Chief Justice John Roberts did not say a word about same-sex marriage as he began the court's new term.

Who got arrested?

October 6, 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.

Oct. 4

Caleb Isaiah Oliver, CM-14-52; no bond

October 3rd

Who got arrested?

October 3, 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.

Oct. 1

Tammy Webb, Heavener city warrant; $369 bond

October 2nd

VIDEO: Big 12 Football Preview - Week 6

October 2, 2014

VIDEO: Big 12 Football Preview - Week 6
Campus Insiders' Kristen Keith and Big 12 Insider Wendell Barnhouse preview week 6 of football in the Big 12.

October 1st

Awnings on the rise in Poteau

October 1, 2014

History is repeating itself as the former Hotel Lowrey, now home to the LeFlore County Museum gets a new look Tuesday with the placement of six awnings in original fashion above the top floor windows.
The awnings are part of the Adopt an Awning program through the LeFlore County Historical Society.
More awnings will be placed at a later date.

Lawsuit challenges Oklahoma law on abortion drugs

October 1, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa medical clinic contends in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that an Oklahoma law set to take effect later this year further restricting the use of abortion-inducing drugs in the state is an unconstitutional violation of a woman's right to choose to end her pregnancy and should be declared void.

The petition was filed in Oklahoma County District Court on behalf of Reproductive Services, a clinic that provides both surgical and medication-induced abortions.

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