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March 22nd, 2012
The criminal proceedings involving a man charged with aggravated possession of child porn have resumed after he appeared in court Wednesday afternoon and was declared competent to stand trial.
Marty Hester, 52, of Hodgen, has been incarcerated since his arrest in October after law enforcement received a report he attempted to sexually assault two children at his business, The Computer Helper, located on S. Witte in Poteau . During the investigation officers discovered multiple pieces of child pornography.
An author whose latest book was named to USA Today's best seller list for her novel A Seal in Wolf's Clothing not only has ties to Poteau but began her writing career during her time as a local resident.
Terry Spear, formerly of Poteau, began writing 20 years ago as a children's novelist when teaching her children to read led her on journalistic journey to her current fame.
Four-year old Tegan Stimac is just like any other preschooler in a lot of ways; she enjoys playing outside, pretending to be The Little Mermaid, and hunting with Daddy. What truly sets her apart from the crowd is her enormous passion to help people.
The Big Apple will soon be getting a healthy dose of Little Dixie.
Poteau's own community choir, the Cavanal Chorale, has been invited to perform in concert in New York City as part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York concert series.
Carl Albert State College student Austin Christopher recently completed the George and Donna Nigh Public Service Leadership Academy. The leadership academy is in Oklahoma City and is an opportunity for outstanding students to build leadership skills and look into major issues in the state, nation, and world.
According to a report from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Oklahoma's unemployment fell in January, shedding 0.2 percentage points over the month. Over the year, the state's unemployment rate dropped by 0.1 percent.
Out of an approximate labor force of 1,784,580 Oklahoma workers, 1,675,780 are reported as employed and only 109,060 are reported as unemployed, giving the state an unemployment rate of 6.1 percent.
The LeFlore County District Attorney's office filed formal first degree murder charges on Tuesday against a Talihina man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire.
Donnie Lee Harris Jr., 29, of Talihina, has been incarcerated in the LeFlore County Detention Center since February 19 on the charge of first degree arson following an incident that left his girlfriend, Kristi Ferguson, 25, fighting for her life in an Oklahoma City burn unit.
With the winter chill finally behind us, the time is now to strap on your running shoes and get running.
Area runners and walkers will have a chance to support youth softball.
Sponsored by parents of the ball players, the Run with the Wildcats 5K walk and run will raise money to support the Wister Wildcats this season.
The event will take place on March 17 at 9 a.m. The route starts at the LeFlore County Highway Department Building southwest of Poteau in the Poteau Industrial Complex next to Southern Star Inc.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department along with Bokoshe and Spiro Police Department s served a narcotics search warrant Tuesday morning at a residence on Sebo Lane east of Spiro. Two people were arrested in the drug raid after officers recovered 97 grams of methamphetamines, 217 grams of marijuana, 16 packages of K2 and two packages of 7H (version of K2). Also taken from the residence were three sets of digital scales and other illegal drug paraphernalia. Brian Steele, 32, and Kelli Thompson, 31, are both facing drug charges stemming from the drug raid.
â€śThe Heavener Volunteer Fire Department is top notch and continues excellent service to the public,â€ť stated City Manager Mike Kennerson, â€śBack in 2009 we knew that the department was performing well, we just did not know how well, so we started keeping monthly statistics on response call outs. The department recently finished compiling the third year of data and the results demonstrate increasing levels of service from 2009 through 2011.â€ť