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March 6th, 2015

VIDEO: What to watch for - Big 12 spring football

March 6, 2015

Sports Illustrated's Ben Glicksman and Colin Becht break down the biggest storylines to watch this spring in the Big 12.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 7 Tips For Delicious Burgers

March 6, 2015

Here are seven tips sure to make your burger the best.

Oklahoma Capitol renovations likely to take 5 years

March 6, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Construction to overhaul the interior of the Oklahoma Capitol would start in about a year and take up to five years to complete based on a phased approach that would focus on one or two floors at a time, construction officials told an oversight panel Thursday.

Weekend Events

March 6, 2015

Here is a list of events to attend this weekend.

March 6, 2015

Good Times Theatre League presents Junie B. Jones: the Musical, 7 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Center. Tickets: (918) 647-3079

March 7, 2015

Kiwanis Club annual pancake breakfast, 6-11 a.m., Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center

St. Paddy's Day 5k and Little Leprechaun Dash, sponsored by the Patrick Lynch Public Library Friends, 9 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., Patrick Lynch Public Library

Good Times Theatre League presents Junie B. Jones: the Musical, 7 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Center. Tickets: (918) 647-3079

March 4th

Several area schools closed Thursday

March 4, 2015

UPDATE AS OF 10 P.M. WEDNESDAY: all public schools in LeFlore County closed tomorrow.

The LeFlore County Emergency Management has reported several school closings for Thursday, March 5.

The schools closed for tomorrow are the following:

Arkoma
Bokoshe
Cameron
Fanshawe
Howe
Hodgen
Heavener
Monroe
Panama
Pocola
Poteau
Shady Point
Spiro
Talihina
Whitesboro
Wister

The LeFlore County Courthouse and nonessential services also will be closed Thursday as well as the Poteau Chamber of Commerce offices.

Two indicted in Oklahoma for making a terrorist hoax

March 4, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal prosecutor says two people have been indicted in Oklahoma for making a terrorist hoax and conspiracy.

U.S. Attorney Sanford Coats says 19-year-old Israa Jafar Ali of Oklahoma City and 23-year-old Sajjad Hussein Al Fehaidah of Saudi Arabia were indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Oklahoma City.

UPDATE: Winter weather warning for LeFlore County

March 4, 2015

The following information is from the National Weather Service website:
Today [March 4] at 11:45 a.m.

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
* IN OKLAHOMA...PUSHMATAHA...CHOCTAW...LE FLORE AND LATIMER. IN
ARKANSAS...CRAWFORD...SEBASTIAN AND FRANKLIN.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* FREEZING RAIN HAS TRANSITIONED TO SLEET... WHICH IS BEGINNING
TO ACCUMULATE IN SOME AREAS.

* UP TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION AND A QUARTER INCH
OR LESS OF ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT.

IMPACTS...

March 3rd

Winter Weather Warning issued for LeFlore County

March 3, 2015

The following is from the National Weather Service in Tulsa:

A strong cold front will make its way through eastern OK and northwest AR tonight...ushering in colder air by Wednesday morning. As the colder air arrives ... freezing rain will occur first followed by sleet and then eventually snow
The transition from ice to sleet and snow will occur during the afternoon and evening hours. The snow will taper off by Thursday morning. Travel will likely be impacted by this storm...and a few minor and brief power outages may occur.

Spiro, Leflore residents don't forget to vote

March 3, 2015

Residents within the Spiro School District will approve or deny a $1.95 million bond for improvements to the schools. Polls are open today [March 3] until 7 p.m.
The Town of Leflore will hold its biannual meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at the Community Building.

March 2nd

Oklahoma Right to Try expands access to experimental drugs

March 2, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ted Harada says that, statistically, he shouldn't be alive today.

The 43-year-old former manager for FedEx in Atlanta was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, in August 2010, and the average lifespan for someone with the disease is two to five years after diagnosis.

Harada was accepted into a clinical trial for ALS patients that involved an experimental medical procedure, and he said it dramatically slowed the disease's progression.

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