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July 27th, 2015
By The Associated Press
Today is Monday, July 27, the 208th day of 2015. There are 157 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On July 27, 1940, Bugs Bunny made his "official" debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon "A Wild Hare." Billboard magazine published its first "music popularity chart" listing best-selling retail records (in first place was "I'll Never Smile Again" recorded by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, with featured vocalist Frank Sinatra).
On this date:
Three people are dead and several others injured after a gunman began shooting inside a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Inmate Bobby Murphy was captured Friday July, 24.
According to the sheriff's department, an inmate has escaped from the Oklahoma Department of Correction at Jim Hamilton in Hodgen on July 23, 2015.
The following are details from the Sheriff's Department:
Bobby Murphy Dob 06-08-1984 DOC # 481439
White, Male, 6ft 1in, 150lbs, Brown Hair, Blue Eyes.
TAT ABDOM: FLAMES, MURPHY
TAT BACK: TRIBAL
TAT CHEST: HEART, STEVE
TAT L ARM: FACE, CROSS, FENCE, SKULLS SLEEVE
TAT L LEG: TRIBECA
TAT L SHLD: GRYPHON
TAT L WRS: CLOWNS, SWATZTIKA
TAT R ARM: CLOWNS
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” U.S. Sen. James Lankford is introducing a bill to end all taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood unless the organization stops performing all abortions.
Lankford announced Wednesday he has introduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, which would impose a one-year moratorium on federal funding to the organization unless it stops providing abortions.
Planned Parenthood provides a variety of non-abortion health services, including health screenings, family planning and adoption referrals at several clinics in Oklahoma.
Today is Wednesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2015. There are 162 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 22, 1975, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. (President Gerald R. Ford signed the measure on August 5.)
On this date:
In 1587, an English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.
In 1796, Cleveland, Ohio, was founded by General Moses Cleaveland (correct).
July 21 at 12:35 p.m.
Emergency crews are working a two-car accident on U.S. Highway 59 south of Poteau near Weaver's Meat Market.
Injuries have been reported.
No further information is available at this time.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) â€” A retired Arizona State University professor is taking his pursuit of a death certificate for Billy the Kid to New Mexico's highest court.
Historian Robert J. Stahl filed a petition Friday with the New Mexico Supreme Court to order the state's medical examiner to create the document for the legendary outlaw, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/1CIJ73M).
Stahl says he hopes the court will order the Office of the Medical Investigator to consider the evidence and determine whether William H. Bonney's death can be certified.
Remember then is an online feature on our website every Monday where we look back into the Poteau Daily News archives.
Today's look back is to Thursday, September 27, 1956 for The Poteau News. Headlines included:
â€¢ Parade of pets attracts 270 in annual March
â€¢ Three ring rally slated Monday will boost area
â€¢ Aged man dies when struck by Frisco special
â€¢ Jurors ponder x-ray pictures in trial here
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â€¢â€‚July 18 â€” Free lunch and clothing giveaway, noon to 2 p.m., New Beginning Family Ministry, 305 S. Saddler.
â€”â€‚Concert with Jay Falkner Band and Earl Hearon, 8 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
â€”â€‚Maidens of Mayhem roller derby match to benefit Catholic Charities food pantry, 5:30 p.m., Skate-Reation.
â€”â€‚Blood drive, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Walmart.
â€”â€‚Dance, Libby and the Bandits, 8 p.m. to midnight, Spiro Eagles center. Everyone welcome.
â€¢â€‚July 19 â€” Spaghetti dinner and pie auction to raise funds for a kidney transplant for Blake Johnico, 11 a.m., Talihina Community Center.
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