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August 30th, 2012
Two brothers accused of murdering a Fort Smith woman pleaded not guilty to first degree murder charges before special judge Jeff Singer in a Poteau courtroom Thursday afternoon.
The brothers are accused of killing 22-year-old Brianna Ault and dumping her body in a pond near Pocola in September 2010.
Sources inside the LeFlore County Courthouse report that Elvis and Jonathan Thacker are to be arraigned today at the LeFlore County Courthouse in Poteau.
The brothers are both suspects in multiple violent crimes in Arkansas and Oklahoma, including the murder of Briana Ault in September of 2010.
There will be a new LeFlore County sheriff. In Tuesday night's election, the incumbent sheriff, Bruce Curnutt, was defeated by Rob Seale 2,605 votes to 2,135 â€” a different of 470 votes â€” in the runoff for the Democratic candidate for LeFlore County sheriff after all 37 county precincts reported in Tuesday night.
There were two other county elections, both for U.S. Congressional seats in District 2. In the Republican race, George Faught nipped Matt Mullin, 411 votes to 384. Rob Wallace won the Democratic seat vote in District 2 as he defeated Wayne Herriman 2,682 votes to 1,966.
Tonight is the first night of the JumpStart Family Literacy Program at Buckley Public Library. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the program will feature food, fun, and lots of books in celebration of Grandparents Day, September 9. Literacy Council Board Member Deborah Cummings has been scheduled as a guest reader for the night, and as an activity, the group will be making Grandparent's Day cards. The program is free and available to children up to 11 years of age and their parents or guardians.
The San Antonio based band The KLO:CKS took the stage at 8 p.m. Friday evening as part of the summer concert series "Under the Stars" held at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center Amphitheater.
The band filled the night air with rock and country tunes from all decades and it didn't take long before several people, young and old,had taken to the dance floor.
The Oklahoma band Ricochet is scheduled to perform in September as the closing event of the summer concert series.
During the regular meeting of the county commissioners a proclamation was singed declaring Sept. 5 as LeFlore County 911 Day.
The proclamation is in honor of the department's tenth anniversary. According to Randy Tolbert, director of 911, the department will host an open house on Sept. 5 open to the public. During the open house attendees will learn about the facility and the services they provide.
WISTER PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 49
LEFLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Family & Consumer Science Roomâ€”High School Building
201 Logan Street
Monday, August 25, 2012
Moments after state employees reported their oil truck stolen, deputies with the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department located the vehicle and arrested two men.
Frank Alan Detter, 52, of Muse, and Charles Downing, 34, of Hodgen, are facing charges of larceny of an automobile in connection with the theft.
The arrest report shows a battery and Kenwood stereo stolen from the state vehicle were found in Detter and Downing's possession. The two men were stopped by deputies near the location of the abandoned vehicle.
The report of a grassfire Thursday afternoon on Quays Road near Shady Point resulted in multiple agencies responding.
The fire was atop a hill in a heavily wooded and leaf covered area approximately 100 yards from a residence. Shady Point and Panama Fire Departments were able to extinguish the fire before it endangered the residence.
A Poteau woman has been charged with embezzlement after a local store reported more than $1,000 missing.
Jewell Pauline Bowles, 31, of Poteau, is accused of taking a stolen credit card valued at $400 along with $1040 cash over a two week period from her employer, EZ Mart in Poteau.
Investigators said Bowles admitted to taking the alleged amounts but it is $200 less than the store reported missing.