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May 6th, 2015

Gov. Mary Fallin signs bill banning texting while driving

May 6, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin added her signature Tuesday to legislation that makes it illegal to text message while driving in Oklahoma and then issued a challenge to the state's motorists.

"Don't text and drive in the state of Oklahoma," Fallin said. "We need to have a change in attitude in our state when it comes to texting or being distracted while you're driving down the highway. It's very dangerous."

May 4th

DAILY FEATURE: Today in history

May 4, 2015

By The Associated Press: Today is Monday, May 4, the 124th day of 2015. There are 241 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On May 4, 1925, an international conference opened in Geneva to forge an agreement against the use of chemical and biological weapons in war; the Geneva Protocol was signed on June 17, 1925 and went into force in 1928.

On this date:

In 1776, Rhode Island declared its freedom from England, two months before the Declaration of Independence was adopted.

BREAKING NEWS: Poteau traffic blocked by 3-car wreck

May 4, 2015

Poteau Police, Fire and LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services are on scene [May 4 11:45 a.m.] at the intersection of Wilson and Smith in Poteau for a three-car accident.
Northbound traffic outside lane is blocked. Expect delays.

May 1st

VIDEO: 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Kentucky Derby

May 1, 2015

With the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have known about the iconic horse race.

April 29th

Poteau traffic jam

April 29, 2015

Traffic is blocked [April 29 @ 12:10 p.m. ] on north Saddler and the Pansy Kidd Middle School in Poteau due to a semi-trailer that failed to make a turn, getting stuck in the ditch.

April 28th

DAILY FEATURE: Tuesday Tidbits

April 28, 2015

Here are 10 interesting presidential facts provided by RandomFacts.com

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) is the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender. He was co-owner of Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois.

The only president to be unanimously elected was George Washington (1732-1799). He also refused to accept his presidential salary, which was $25,000 a year.

April 24th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 worst #1 picks in NFL draft history

April 24, 2015

Patrick Jones has the 5 worst number one overall draft picks in NFL history. Who were they? Check out the video!

April 23rd

Oklahoma House, Senate pass religious freedom legislation

April 23, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that protects members of the clergy who refuse to perform a same-sex marriage ceremony has been approved by the Oklahoma House and Senate.

The House voted 87-8 for the bill Wednesday while a nearly identical bill passed the Senate on a 38-5 vote. All opposing votes came from Democrats.

The bills protect clergy members and others authorized to perform weddings from being required to perform them if it conflicts with their religious beliefs. They also shield churches from being required to participate in the ceremonies.

Crime Victims Rights Week ceremony at noon today

April 23, 2015

Victims advocates are preparing for the National Crime Victims Rights Week ceremony to be held at the LeFlore County Courthouse starting at noon today [April 23].
Public is invited.

April 21st

Oklahoma geology group links earthquakes to oil waste wells

April 21, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Geological Society said Tuesday it is "very likely" that most of the state's recent earthquakes were triggered by the subsurface injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations.
Geologists have been studying the cause of hundreds of earthquakes that have shaken the homes and the nerves of residents in central and north-central Oklahoma, where the pace of oil and gas drilling has accelerated in recent years.

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