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August 8th, 2013

Northern LeFlore County under weather warning

August 8, 2013

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUED A:

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN SEQUOYAH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
EASTERN HASKELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
NORTHERN LE FLORE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 545 PM CDT

* AT 449 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 4 MILES NORTHWEST
OF MCCURTAIN...MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH.

STORM HAZARDS INCLUDE...
QUARTER SIZE HAIL...
WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH...
MINOR FLOODING IN AREAS OF POOR DRAINAGE...

* SOME LOCATIONS IN OR NEAR THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE...KEOTA...
BOKOSHE...SPIRO AND GANS.

Arrest made in Neff murder

August 8, 2013

An arrest has been made in connection with the more than four-year-old murder of Joe Neff.
According to jail records, Raymond Larry Nichols, 60, of Cameron is being held in the LeFlore County Detention Center for murder but the District Attorney's Office has not yet confirmed his charged is in connection with the murder of Long Branch Saloon owner Joe Neff. Neff's body was found in a body of water near Pocola days after his disappearance from his business in 2009.

UPDATE: Missing Man found alive

August 8, 2013

Harlan McCage has been found is being treated by EMS workers on the scene. He was found a little while ago near the Panama sewer ponds.
Authorities in LeFlore County were searching for 52-year-old McCage, who is blind and has numerous health problems including diabetes. He wondered off yesterday around 1 p.m.
More information will be released shortly.

August 7th

A step back in time

August 7, 2013

1936 Glendale High School Basketball Champs
This newspaper photo was submitted by Jess Ryburn of Poteau, who said Hamilton had coached his father.
Hamilton later was Heavener school superintendent and was elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 1950, where he served until his death in 1967. His son, James E. Hamilton, followed in his footsteps, serving in both the state Senate and House of Representatives. Farmer Wann became superintendent of Pocola Public Schools.
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Blood drives slated for next week

August 7, 2013

Poteau fire department and law enforcement staffs are asking all area residents to come to the Guns ‘N Hoses blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute from noon to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, and 1:15-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
A separate blood drive will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Aug. 14 at Choctaw Nation Healthcare in Talihina. Two tickets to the Tulsa Zoo and a summer T-shirt will be presented to each donor.

August 6th

NWS issues excessive heat warning

August 6, 2013

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY...

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS IN EFFECT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

* IN OKLAHOMA...TULSA...CHOCTAW...PITTSBURG...MCINTOSH...LE
FLORE...LATIMER AND HASKELL.

IN ARKANSAS...SEBASTIAN.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES ARE FORECAST TO CLIMB INTO THE 105 TO
110 DEGREE RANGE TODAY AND WEDNESDAY. OVERNIGHT LOWS TONIGHT ARE
NOT FORECAST TO COOL ENOUGH TO PROVIDE APPRECIABLE RELIEF FROM
THE HEAT.

IMPACTS...

Poteau police investigate two car accident

August 6, 2013

Poteau police officers investigate a two-car accident Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. along the Cavanal Scenic Expressway. According to emergency responders no one was injured.
PDN photo by David Seeley

August 5th

Poteau Fire Department responds to house fire

August 5, 2013

Poteau Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday at about 5 p.m. on Parker Street. The fire appeared to have started on the outside of the building and according to fire personnel, the cause is undetermined.
Photo by Rick Couri

Area business hosts Senior Appreciation Day

August 5, 2013

LeFlore County senior citizens will be honored at the Annual Senior Appreciation Day on Aug. 21.
Activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Strike-a-Lot Lanes, 1914 N. Broadway.
Festivities will include door prizes, free lunch and bingo.
Every senior citizen will receive one free game of bowling and shoe rental.
Sponsors and exhibitors will have information on a variety of health and informational services as part of the festivities.

Howe man charged in alleged assault on officer

August 5, 2013

A man jailed in June for burglary is facing new charges after he allegedly struck another inmate and a detention officer.
Cody Linder Riley, 19, of Howe, was charged by the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office on Friday with assault and battery on a detention officer and a second charge of assault and battery stemming from an incident on July 18.
According to the affidavit, detention officer Kevin Knight heard a noise coming from a holding cell and when he went to investigate he saw Riley kicking another inmate who was lying on his bed in his side.

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