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July 25th, 2014

Car destroyed by fire in Poteau (VIDEO)

July 25, 2014

Car destroyed by fire in Poteau

BREAKING NEWS: Poteau fire and police respond to car fire

July 25, 2014

Fire and police responded to a car on fire at the Cavanal Scenic Expressway northbound exit and North Broadway Friday about 4 p.m.
No one was injured but traffic was detoured until the fire was extenguished.

July 24th

Choctaw firefighters home after battling out-of-state wild land fire

July 24, 2014

By STEPHENIE OCHOA

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

DURANT, Okla. – Recently, two forestry team members returned from a 16-day stent in Arizona battling an intense fire on Apache lands. Prevention tech Joshua Bates and Wallace Kitchel, dozer operator, were dispatched to the fire due to the need for special fire fighting techniques.

Oklahoma Multicounty Grand Jury issues removal application against Greer County court clerk

July 24, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Multicounty Grand Jury has issued a removal application against the Greer County court clerk, Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Thursday. The removal application issued by the multicounty grand jury accuses Sandy Hopingardner of financial mismanagement in her duties as Greer County court clerk.

Weird Al is wowed by album's success (VIDEO)

July 24, 2014

VIDEO: Weird Al Is Wowed by Album's Success

July 23rd

Storm damage reported in five county towns

July 23, 2014

With wind gust topping out at 70 mph, strong storms left damage in their wake Wednesday afternoon.
Just after 3 p.m. severe storms plowed their way southwest across the county. High winds, small-sized hail, lightning and rain swept the area fast and hard.
Damages were reported in Heavener, Spiro, Shady Point, Pocola and Poteau. Power lines and trees were reported down in all five towns.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect from July 23, 03:01 PM CDT until July 23, 03:45 PM CDT

July 23, 2014

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for LeFlore County from July 23, 03:01 PM CDT until July 23, 03:45 PM CDT

AT 259 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM 15 MILES EAST OF BOSTON TO BRANCH TO KEOTA TO
RENTIESVILLE...AND MOVING SOUTH AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD...70 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT CONSIDERABLE
TREE DAMAGE. WIND DAMAGE IS ALSO LIKELY TO MOBILE HOMES...
ROOFS AND OUTBUILDINGS.

County events

July 23, 2014

• Today (July 23) — “Science in Food” children’s program, 10 a.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
— “Science and Agriculture” teen program, 11:30 a.m., Patrick Lynch Public Library community room.
— Bible School, 6-8:30 p.m., Community of Christ, Fanshawe. Info: Sally McGowen, (918) 659-2361. 
• July 24 — Blood Drive, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Choctaw Casino, Pocola.
— Bible School, 6-8:30 p.m., Community of Christ, Fanshawe. Info: Sally McGowen, (918) 659-2361. 

James Garner - Norman, Oklahoma (1928-2014)

July 23, 2014

Norman native, James Garner passed away on July 19, in his home in Los Angeles at the age of 86.  James Scott Bumgarner was born in Norman where his father owned a store, where he worked until starting school. Jim left school at fourteen and at sixteen joined the Merchant Marines. He returned to high school before joining the National Guard. During the Korean War, Jim earned two Purple Hearts. After discharge, he briefly attended the University of Oklahoma.
 

July 22nd

Benefit auction for Heather Russell

July 22, 2014

Heather Russell, 42, of Poteau has taken care of others as a nurse at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark., for 17 years. About three months ago, she was in need of life-saving care after suffering a stroke. Russell is the wife of Poteau Assistant Chief of Police Greg Russell.
A benefit auction will be hosted by the Poteau Police Department on July 26 at 2 p.m. at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center in Poteau.
Also available during the auction is a $5 burger basket including chips and a drink.
All proceeds will help with associated medical costs.

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