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February 28th, 2013
More than half a year of investigation into drug trafficking has resulted in the arrest of Octavio Gutierrez, 25, of Poteau.
Gutierrez has been charged with multiple drug charges after agents with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, District 16 Drug Task Force and Poteau Police Department served a warrant for his arrest at 112 Teakwood.
Agents report that on multiple occasions, Gutierrez facilitated the sale of large quantities of methamphetamines to undercover agents.
If convicted, Gutierrez could face life in prison.
According to the Poteau Police Department, a gold minivan was attempting to cross South Broadway from Conser Street when it collided with a white SUV traveling south on Broadway.
The collision caused the white SUV to spin around and turn over, coming to rest on it's top.
No one was injured in the accident.
Traffic was detoured onto South McKenna and Church Street during the investigation and removal of the damaged vehicles.
Are you ready to get rid of the dreary and cold winter and open up the promise of a warm spring?
Wonder about the importance of spring to Native Americans?
Come celebrate the beginning of spring a little differently this year. On March 20 and 21, there will be a series of guided vernal equinox walks at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, where you can learn from an archaeologist and ask questions.
â€śThis is one of the worst cases I have worked in which hunting dogs were killed for no reason,â€ť said Lt. Donnie Edwards of the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department.
Edwards' statement was made after a Poteau man allegedly opened fire, killing two hounds trained to track raccoon. A third coon dog was injured in the shooting.
Douglas Slade Frerich, 42, of Poteau was booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center on three counts of felony animal cruelty after the Friday night shooting.
The Reichert Fire Department will hold its annual chili supper fundraiser starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Reichert Fire Station and Community Center.
The price per meal is $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12.
The Walker Mountain Boys will provide music for the event.
All proceeds go to support the Reichert Fire Department.
Today is the last day for applications for the Leadership LeFlore County class of 2013. The course is designed for education future leaders in LeFlore County and surrounding areas. Classes begin March 7 at 6 p.m. at Long Lake Resort. â€¨The first session covers meaning of leadership and leadership skill and styles. Guest speakers will be Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley, State Rep. James Lockhart and former Sen. Kenneth Corn.
Registration coast $50 and each attendee will receive an LLC shirt, meals and transportation special tours.
One person received minor injuries in a one vehicle accident in Poteau Thursday afternoon.
Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to the call of a one vehicle accident on Waddle Street behind the Choctaw Travel Plaza.
The cause of the accident was under investigation.
Johnathen Don James Edward Thacker, 23, of Fort Smith, Ark., appeared in front of Special Judge Jeff Singer today for preliminary hearing for first degree murder.
Thacker is accused of taking part in the murder of Braina Ault on Sept.12, 2010. Ault was 22-years-old at the time of her death.
Thacker and his brother, Elvis Thacker, have been charged with first degree murder and forcible sodomy in connection with Ault's death.
The Parents of Autism meeting scheduled for tonight at Carl Albert State College in Poteau has been canceled.
Kodey Toney, a representative of the group, said the club will reschedule the Partners in Policymaking program.
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â€” Melanie Potter,