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April 10th, 2015

Inspection found no problem at Oklahoma ice cream plant

April 10, 2015

DALLAS (AP) — Days after a foodborne illness was linked to Blue Bell ice cream products, a state inspection of an Oklahoma plant later tied to the infection praised the facility for having no violations and doing a "great job," according to a copy of the inspection report.

Inspectors had no reason to check for listeria during the routine March 18 review as no problems were detected and the facility didn't have a history of issues linked to the illness, said Stan Stromberg, director of the food safety division for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry..

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Mixed bag for Tiger Woods in Masters Return

April 10, 2015

In his first round of competitive golf since February, Tiger Woods shot a 1-over 73 at the Masters on Thursday.

April 9th

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for LeFlore County

April 9, 2015

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Latimer and Le Flore County until 6:15 p.m.

The following was posted by the National Weather Service in Tulsa.

* AT 526 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BENGAL...AND
MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO
ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IN OR NEAR THE PATH INCLUDE...FANSHAWE...SUMMERFIELD...
LAKE WISTER STATE PARK...WISTER...HODGEN...HOWE...HEAVENER...POTEAU

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jack Nicklaus Sinks Hole-In-One In Par-3 Contest

April 9, 2015

The Masters Par 3 Contest was a success, entertaining crowds with cute kid caddies, numerous holes in one and more than a few big-name stars -- some who weren't even golfers.

April 8th

Significant Weather Advisory

April 8, 2015

SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...
THIS OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AS WELL AS MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.

DISCUSSION...
WEDNESDAY...THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA LATE THIS AFTERNOON IN THE VICINITY OF A COLD FRONT AND DRY LINE.
WITH A MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIRMASS IN PLACE ACROSS THE REGION...THE STORMS WILL LIKELY BECOME SEVERE WITH ALL MODES OF SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE AS THE STORMS TRACK ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA INTO NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.

Emergency personnel respond to semi rollover

April 8, 2015

Emergency crews are responding [April 8 10:20 a.m.] to an accident with injuries on U.S. Highway 259 near Big Cedar.
According to dispatch information, a semi-trailer loaded with logs has rolled over onto its side.
It is unknown how many or how serious injuries are.

April 7th

THIRD UPDATE: Nine of 10 precincts reporting in Poteau races

April 7, 2015

Unofficial results Jeff Shockley wins Mayor; Jim Seale wins Street Commissioner; Jim Sommers wins Ward 4, Seat 2; Monte Shockley II wins Ward 2, Seat 2. Waiting on other election results.

With nine of 10 precincts reporting as of 7:45 p.m. Jeff Shockley leads the Mayor's race, Jim Seale leads for Street Commissioner, Jim Sommers leads for Ward 4, Seat 2 Council Members and Monte Shockley II leads for Ward 2, Seat 2.

Election numbers coming in

April 7, 2015

CITY OF POTEAU

FOR MAYOR CITY OF POTEAU
0 of 10 Precincts Completely Reporting
Absentee and early voting numbers
Jeff Shockley 91 73.39 %
Jody Ray Adams 33 at 26.61 %

FOR COUNCIL MEMBER, WARD NO. 2 SEAT 2 CITY OF POTEAU

Vaugh Barnes 32 at 26.45 %
Monte Shockley II 89 at 73.55 percent

FOR COUNCIL MEMBER, WARD NO. 4 SEAT 2 CITY OF POTEAU

Jim Sommers 70 at 56.45%
Tony Riley 54 at 43.55 %

FOR STREET COMMISSIONER CITY OF POTEAU

Jim Seale 93 at 75%
Shannon Stubbs 31 @ 25 $

Only early and absentee voting included

Polls soon to close

April 7, 2015

Polls in LeFlore County will close in about 25 minutes [April 7 at 6:35 p.m.]. Municipal races in several towns will be tallied and unofficial winners announced.
PDN will keep you up to date.

Calling all volunteers

April 7, 2015

Do you know someone who tirelessly volunteers their time to help others?
Poteau Daily News is seeking the stories of those people. If you or someone you know is a volunteer, please email the name, picture, hometown and age of the volunteer, where and when they give their time, how long have they been volunteering and anything about the volunteer you would like to share.
Also include your name and phone number and why you would like to see a story about the volunteer published.

Please email to PDN Editor Kim Ross at
editor@poteaudailynews.com

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