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August 14th, 2014

CLARIFICATION: Man shot in family dispute dies

August 14, 2014

Clarification
The Poteau Daily News posted on its website and Facebook page that shooting victim Doug Byrd had died after family members posted on social media Thursday afternoon that Byrd had passed, was "with God" and asked for time to grieve.
A family acquaintance, however, said Byrd remains on life support at a Tulsa hospital at this time.
Byrd, 21, formerly of Shady Point, was shot in the chest during an altercation with his stepfather over the weekend, according to law enforcement autorities.

Fallin supports limited use of cannabis oil

August 14, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she supports the legalization of an oil derived from cannabis, but says she remains firmly opposed to legalizing all medical marijuana.

Fallin asked lawmakers Wednesday to support the legalization of cannabidiol, which is an oil derived from the marijuana plant. The oil can only be taken orally and is non-psychoactive. Research suggests it may be effective to treat toddlers with rare conditions that cause seizures and strokes.

Who got arrested

August 14, 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. 13

Tracy Charity, failure to pay, CF-12-217A; $1,569 bond

August 13th

Poteau Chamber gets new sign

August 13, 2014

Billy Spearman, owner of Sidewinder Signs in Poteau, puts the finishing touches on the new sign for the Poteau Chamber of Commerce now located in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
Photo submitted

Hearing set in lawsuit over Oklahoma executions

August 13, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has scheduled a hearing for next month in a lawsuit filed by a group of death row inmates over Oklahoma's execution procedures.

U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot on Tuesday scheduled a hearing for Sept. 18 in the case, which was filed by 21 inmates following the April 29 botched execution of Clayton Lockett. The inmates are trying to halt any attempt to execute them using the state's current lethal injection protocols.

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August 13, 2014

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Who got arrested

August 13, 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. 12

Randi Leigh Harris, CM-13-691; $235 cash bond

August 11th

Who got arrested

August 11, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center fovernight. 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. 8

Douglas Lee Gwin, drug court sanction; no bond

Aug. 9

BREAKING NEWS: One critically wounded in shooting

August 11, 2014

Police say 22-year-old Doug Byrd is recovering at a Tulsa hospital after being shot once Sunday night.
Byrd reportedly went to his former stepfather 50-year-old Mark Wiles' home on Reagan Street in Shady Point at about 11 p.m., according to police.
An argument between the two men escalated, according to police, and during a physical struggle, a gun in allegedly Wiles' possession discharged, striking Byrd in the torso.

August 8th

Oklahoma counterterrorism institute shutting down

August 8, 2014

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — A counterterrorism institute in Oklahoma is shutting its doors after failing to find funding to continue operations.

The Oklahoman reported (http://bit.ly/1kriAOV ) that the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism has provided training to tens of thousands of police officers from around the country.

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