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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.

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.

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