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January 7th, 2015

Several blood drives planned in county

January 7, 2015

The Oklahoma Blood Institute will hold several blood drives in Leflore County to help stock needed supplies.

Donors will receive a appreciation gift from OBI's Treasure Chest and receive health screenings and donor reward points redeemable at OBI's online store. Donors may forgo their gift with funds going to the Global Blood Fund to aid in blood assistance for developing countries.

To donate, 16-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds and provide signed parental permission; 17-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds; 18-year-olds and older must weigh at least 110 pounds.

Semi carrying military explosives crashes in Oklahoma

January 7, 2015

HUGO, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says ordnance inspectors with the military have determined that explosives carried on a tractor-trailer that crashed near Hugo in southeastern Oklahoma are stable and are not a danger.

OHP Lt. John Vincent said the military grade explosives were being taken to the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant in McAlester when the semi and another vehicle collided on U.S. 271 about 12:20 a.m. Wednesday. One driver was hospitalized in unknown condition. It wasn't known which driver was injured.

January 5th

Who got arrested?

January 5, 2015

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.

January 1, 2015

Robby Burr

Shelly Renee Ludlow

Ronald Dale Garner

James Murphy

Weather Service: State saw fewest tornadoes in 2014

January 5, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Just 16 tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma in 2014, which the National Weather Service says is the fewest on record.

Oklahoma state climatologist Gary McManus says a combination of factors led to the relative lack of tornadoes, The Oklahoman reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/1I8sKK8 ).

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January 5, 2015

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January 2nd

Who got arrested?

January 2, 2015

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.

January 1, 2015

James Murphy

Charolette Knight

Stephanie Andrews I

Ricky Lee Glover

DHS Aging Services seeks nominations for awards

January 2, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services Aging Services is seeking nominations for the 2015 Achievement in Aging Awards.

DHS will accept nominations until Jan. 30. Winners will be recognized for their contributions in support of older Oklahomans during the 40th Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging May 5-7.

Award categories include Advocate of the Year, Business Partner of the Year, Professional of the Year, Program of the Year, and Individual Volunteer of the Year.

January 1st

New Year's crash claims 1 life, passenger critical

January 1, 2015

An early morning crash Thursday has taken the life of one man and critically injured another after their vehicle rolled over southwest of Bokoshe, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

The crash claimed the life of 21-year-old Jean Thomas Craig of Sallisaw while his passenger, Benjermen Wert, 20, of Fort Smith, was transported to Sparks regional Medical Center with critical injuries, OHP said.

The crash report said both men were ejected from the vehicle, were not wearing seatbelts but it is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the accident.

December 31st, 2014

NWS: expect rain and sleet tomorrow

December 31, 2014

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1242 PM CST WED DEC 31 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-011100-
ADAIR OK-BENTON AR-CARROLL AR-CHEROKEE OK-CHOCTAW OK-CRAIG OK-
CRAWFORD AR-CREEK OK-DELAWARE OK-FRANKLIN AR-HASKELL OK-LATIMER OK-
LE FLORE OK-MADISON AR-MAYES OK-MCINTOSH OK-MUSKOGEE OK-NOWATA OK-
OKFUSKEE OK-OKMULGEE OK-OSAGE OK-OTTAWA OK-PAWNEE OK-PITTSBURG OK-
PUSHMATAHA OK-ROGERS OK-SEBASTIAN AR-SEQUOYAH OK-TULSA OK-WAGONER OK-
WASHINGTON OK-WASHINGTON AR-
1242 PM CST WED DEC 31 2014

December 30th

New Years Extravaganza tomorrow

December 30, 2014

Be sure to stop by the Poteau Chamber of Commerce to pick up your tickets for the New Year's Eve Extravaganza tomorrow night.

Those who have purchased a VIP table may pick up their tickets at the chamber at their convenience. Tickets are $30 each for general admission and VIP tables that seat four are available at $150 each. General admission includes heavy hor d'oeuvres by master chefs from The Rock House Ristorante, music, dancing and party tables. VIP also includes cheese and cracker tray and table party favors.

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