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July 13th, 2015

Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan is crowned new Miss USA

July 13, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Miss USA Olivia Jordan spoke of the need to discuss race relations en route to her pageant victory and hailed the diversity of women taking part in the contest during a post-pageant question about Donald Trump's comments on Mexican immigrants.

Jordan of Oklahoma was crowned Miss USA on Sunday, wearing a hot pink strapless dress with a full, flowing skirt as she smoothly navigated the interview portion of the competition to beat out 50 other contestants.

NWS declares heat advisory

July 13, 2015

A heat advisory remains in effect from 7 a.m. Monday, July 13, to 7 p.m., Tuesday.

According to the National Weather Service in Tulsa, heat index values from 105 to 110 will develop this afternoon and again Tuesday afternoon. Near full sun, light wings and warm overnight lows will combine to further add to the heat stress conditions, they said.

The NWS said the combinations of hot temperatures and high humidity will make a dangerous situation where heat related illnesses are possible.

July 10th

VIDEO: Confederate Flag Removed from SC Statehouse

July 10, 2015

The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse on Friday, marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many thought the rebel banner would fly indefinitely

July 8th

Smoke from forest fires in Alaska, Canada reach Oklahoma

July 8, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says smoke from enormous wildfires in Alaska and Canada is making the air in northwestern Oklahoma unhealthy.

The agency reported Tuesday that air quality monitors in northwestern Oklahoma have detected concentrations of fine particulate matter considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. Much of it originated as smoke from enormous wildfires in Alaska and Saskatchewan.

Today in History

July 8, 2015

Today is Wednesday, July 8, the 189th day of 2015. There are 176 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On July 8, 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, outside the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia.

On this date:

In 1663, King Charles II of England granted a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.

In 1853, an expedition led by Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yedo Bay, Japan, on a mission to seek diplomatic and trade relations with the Japanese.

In 1889, The Wall Street Journal was first published.

July 7th

DAILY FEATURE: Trending Tuesday

July 7, 2015

Here are a few of the top headlines trending today.

French fry burger taco is the snack we’ve been waiting for.
Yahoo.com

Tom Holland is the New (White, Straight) Spider-Man.
Trendingnow.com

Memphis professor behind racist tweets resurfaces at crosstown school.
Foxnews.com

July 6th

BREAKING NEWS: Wreck causes detour between Poteau and Wister

July 6, 2015

Traffic is being rerouted between Poteau and Wister after an accident on U.S. Highway 271 [July 7 at 3:56 p.m.]

Motorists are urged to use the old Wister Highway to commute between Poteau and Wister until the road is reopened.

Injuries were reported in the accident, according to radio communications, but no other information is available at this time.

Police: Disguised man steals over $75,000 from Walmart

July 6, 2015

BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma and federal authorities are searching for a man who they saw walked off with more than $75,000 after tricking Walmart employees into thinking he was an armored truck driver.

Bristow Police Detective Kevin Webster says the suspect entered the Walmart around 10:30 a.m. Saturday dressed similarly to a Loomis armored transport employee. He says the suspect strolled to the cash office, signed for the deposit and casually walked out of the store.

Walmart employees called police after the real Loomis employee arrived about 45 minutes later.

July 3rd

VIDEO:Great fireworks shows across the U.S.

July 3, 2015

Looking to catch an amazing fireworks show this weekend? Here are some tips on shows to check out.

PARC admission fee on council agenda

July 3, 2015

The Poteau City Council will hold a regularly scheduled meeting Monday, July 6 at 7 p.m. in City Hall at 111 Peters St., Poteau.

On agenda for Monday includes consideration or action to approve admission/fee for the PARC, a hearing on property at 510 N. Witte and appraisal of church building beside the cemetery office.

The full agenda is attached below.

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