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September 3rd, 2014

VIDEO: Michael Sam Signed to Cowboys' Practice Squad

September 3, 2014

VIDEO: Michael Sam Signed to Cowboys' Practice Squad.

Michael Sam's second chance will be with the Dallas Cowboys. Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that the league's first openly gay player will be added to the practice roster. (Sept. 3)

Inmate escaped from Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center

September 3, 2014

The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department said that inmate Forrest Thomas Devitt fled from the Jim Hamilton Correctional Center in Hodgen Tuesday night. 

The center is located in Hodgen, Oklahoma, south of Heavener, and is a minimum-security correctional center.

Devitt is described as 22-years-old, a white male, 5'9" height, 134 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes and two tattoos - a snowman on his left arm and “6-4-69” on his right.

According to the department, Devitt is considered armed and dangerous.

Three workers injured in incident on Norman tower

September 3, 2014

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say three people were injured while performing maintenance on a cell phone tower in Norman.

Norman Deputy Fire Chief Jim Bailey says one of the workers apparently passed out while working Tuesday on the tower. Bailey says the worker was nearly 120 feet in the air at the time, so another worker on the tower tethered himself to the man so they could descend.

Bailey says both men struck the tower in the rapid descent and were injured. They were taken to OU Medical Center, while a third worker was also hurt and taken to Norman Regional Hospital.

Who got arrested?

September 3, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.

Sep. 1

September 2nd

Three-car accident blocks part of Broadway

September 2, 2014

A three-car crash at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday blocked the outside northbound lane of Broadway in Poteau for about 40 minutes until police completed an investigation of the accident.
PDN photo by Terri Fountain

Additional photo submitted by Rodney Nobles attached below.

VIDEO: 2014 NFL preview: Dallas Cowboys

September 2, 2014

VIDEO: 2014 NFL preview: Dallas Cowboys
Sports Illustrated's Don Banks gives his reasons to believe and his reasons to worry for the Dallas Cowboys in the 2014 NFL season.
 

September 1st

Who got arrested?

September 1, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.

Aug. 28

Kenneth Wayne Couch, CF-98-405; $65,880.30 cash

VIDEO: Mike Gundy's postgame news conference after FSU loss

September 1, 2014

VIDEO: Mike Gundy's postgame news conference after FSU loss

Watch Mike Gundy's entire postgame news conference after OSU's 37-31 season-opening loss to Florida St.

August 29th

Patrick Lynch Public Library's La Fiesta tickets for sale

August 29, 2014

Tickets for the Friends of the Patrick Lynch Public Library's La Fiesta are on sale.

The event will take place Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau.

The fundraising fiesta will feature a taco bar.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased the Patrick Lynch Public Library.
For more information, call Glenda Wise at (918) 839-4785.

Heavener Chamber to hold multi-cultural festival

August 29, 2014

The Heavener Chamber of Commerce will hold its first annual Multi-Cultural Festival next month.

The event is slated for Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to dark at the Heavener City Park located next to Blues Ball Park south of Heavener.

The day will feature a mix of Latin/Mexican music, bluegrass music and Native American dance.

There will be food from various cultures as well as several vendors and games.

For more information, call the chamber at (918) 653-4303 or email heavenerchamber@yahoo.com.

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