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July 18th, 2014
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled today [July 18] in favor of same-sex couplesâ€™ freedom to marry in Oklahoma. This is the second consecutive same ruling by thesame three-judge panel who found Utahâ€™s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
Debris From Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (AP) VIDEO
CHILD HAS BEEN LOCATED
ACCORDING TO KINGFISHER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, 5-MONTH-OLD OLIVIA SMITH HAS BEEN LOCATED. SHE WAS ABDUCTED FROM HER GUARDIAN ON THURSDAY, JULY 17, FROM CASHION, OKLA.
Police, fire and emergency medical services are enroute [4:10 p.m. July 17] to a two-car accident on Oklahoma Highway 63 at the Frazier Lane intersection southeast of Talihina.
According to responders, one vehicle is on its top, four people are seriously injured and some are trapped inside a wrecked vehicle.
One of the vehicles was a pickup towing a horse trailer, according to dispatch information.
No further information is available at this time.
An Amber Alert has been issued by Kingfisher County officials regarding the abduction of 5-month-old Olivia Smith.
Smith was taken at 12:15 p.m. from a home a 30773 N. 2976 Road, Cashion, Okla. Smith is a white female last seen wearing a long sleeve pink floral shirt.
Police say Smith was taken by 47-year-old Cindy Finley who has mental health conditions and has reportedly said she was having visions of the child dying in two days.
Finley, accompanied by Jennifer Skousen, white female approximately 43 years old, is driving a grey Nissan Murano SUV with Texas license plate.
According to current news reports [1:50 p.m. July 17], a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in eastern Ukraine today, prompting a Ukrainian official to say that the flight carrying 295 people had been shot down.
CNN reported a Facebook post from Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said the Boeing 777 was "shot down" by "terrorists" operating a Buk surface-to-air missile system.
According to initial media reports the plane went down near the town on Torez in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine.
BREAKING NEWS: Malaysia Airlines Plane Crashes Near The Border Of Ukraine.
In case you missed last weeks Throw Back Thursday in the Poteau Daily News, you still have time to catch this weeks [July 18].
Send your pictures to Editor Kim Ross at email@example.com no later than Wednesdays at noon to make the next day edition.
Please include the name of the person in the photo and how old they were in the TBT picture. Please include a current picture of the person in the TBT picture.
For more information contact Ross at (918) 647-3188.
OKLAHOMA CITYâ€“ Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Tuesday [July 15] announced the filing of charges against an Enid nursing home administrator accused of taking money from a trust fund for nursing home residents.
Roberta Donaldson, 67, of Enid, is the administrator at Willow Haven Nursing Home in Tonkawa. She is charged with four counts of financial exploitation.
The Oklahoma Blood Institute is hosting a blood drive at Walmart in Poteau today [July 16].
Donors can give blood from 2:15-5:30 p.m.