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July 6th, 2015

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.

July 1st

Muskogee man gets life in prison in women's shooting death

July 1, 2015

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A Muskogee man convicted of first-degree murder has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The Muskogee Phoenix (http://bit.ly/1dvmR0M ) reports that 20-year-old Jordan Williams was found guilty in early June in the shooting death of 48-year-old Rachelle Louise Hayes of Muskogee.

Williams apologized to Hayes' family at his sentence hearing and asked them for forgiveness in his actions.

VIDEO: Top NBA free agents and where they might end up

July 1, 2015

Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix breaks down where big name NBA free agents like LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul Millsap, Greg Monroe, Danny Green, Tyson Chandler and Rajon Rondo might end up.

June 30th

Lawmakers Call for Impeachment, Judicial Reform

June 30, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Several state GOP lawmakers today called for judicial reform and for the impeachment of seven state Supreme Court justices who made a political ruling to ban a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol. The lawmakers include state Reps. Kevin Calvey (R-OKC), John Bennett (R-Sallisaw), Casey Murdock (R-Felt), Lewis Moore (R-Edmond), Dan Fisher (R-Yukon), George Faught (R-Muskogee) and Mike Sanders (R-Kingfisher).

Oklahoma court: Ten Commandments monument must come down

June 30, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Supreme Court says the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol must be removed because it indirectly benefits the Jewish and Christian faiths in violation of the state's constitution.

The court ruled Tuesday that the Oklahoma Constitution bans using public property to benefit a religion, and said the Ten Commandments are "obviously religious in nature."

DAILY FEATURE: Tuesday Tidbits

June 30, 2015

Strange and Useless Facts

1) Money isn't made out of paper; it's made out of cotton.
2) The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
3) A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
4) Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
5) The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
6) The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
7) A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.

June 29th

Stillwater man killed in head-on collision near Perkins

June 29, 2015

PERKINS, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says an 18-year-old Stillwater man has died of injuries suffered in a head-on collision on State Highway 33 near Perkins.

The OHP says Keshon Coleman-Ector died at an Oklahoma City hospital Sunday night following the crash.

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