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November 4th, 2011
The LeFlore County District Attorney's office announced at a press conference this morning that the remains of an infant child have not yet been found. This three day search stems from an ongoing investigation regarding a child abuse probe and other allegations near Monroe. A forensic anthropologist with the State Coroner's office and a cadaver dog are being used to assist in the search. Further details could not be released at this time.
The LeFlore County District Attorney's office has called a press conference for 10 a.m. this morning in reference to the case about two parents facing charges of child abuse and the search for the remains of an infant child in LeFlore County.
BY KIM ROSS
Investigators for the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office have spent the last two days searching for the remains of an infant they discovered was buried on the property of a husband and wife charged with child neglect following an investigatio into possible child abuse. They are still searching this morning.
Marty Ray Hester, 52, of Hodgen, is scheduled to appear in District Court November 8, at 9 a.m. for sounding docket.
Hester was formally charged on October 18, with aggravated possession of child pornography and two counts of lewd and indecent acts to a child under the age of 16 stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred at his business, Computer Helper, in Poteau.
The discovery of the child pornography occurred after computers, software and surveillance equipment were seized from his business after two juvenile females made accusations of sexual assault.
More than 700 students from around the state converge in Poteau this morning for the State Junior High School Student Council convention. This is the second time that Poteau was chosen to be the host site for the convention. (2008 it was held here as well). The students will spend today attending break out learning sessions and fun events designed to make them better leaders for tomorrow. They will cap off the convention with a dinner and awards banquet tonight at the new Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
Members of the LeFlore County Budget and Excise Boards meet on Oct. 28 to discuss general business. An item had been placed on the agenda to consider reimbursing the county election board for election expenses. The item was tabled for to time being until an election is actually held. The group will re-address the issue at that time.
See below for the official, but un-approved minutes from those meetings.
100 SOUTH BROADWAY
LEFLORE COUNTY CLERK
POST OFFICE BOX 218
POTEAU, OKLAHOMA 74953
As PDN first reported several months ago the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office requested an investigation into former LeFlore County Commissioner Carroll Wayne Rogers. PDN has learned today that OSBI does have an active investigation open into Rogers' actions at the end of his term. If criminal actions are found the charges will be filed in LeFlore County District Court.
The Deanna J. Reed Science and Math Center nears completion of the external construction phase Tuesday morning as employees with Oak Ridge Builders place the name above the main entry.
The Carl Albert State College expansion project began earlier in the year and through a record snowfall winter and extreme summer heat wave progress continued as scheduled.
This Saturday November 5th at the Peter Conser Home. A fun day has been planned for all ages, Quilts displayed in the house, Tractors on display what a site to see. A 1946 Hay Press will be on display and working, the hay press used 8-10 people to run the machine which was a time saver compared to the number of hands required to stack hay in the fields and then bring in wagons to the barn. There will also be entertainment throughout the day at the annual event that brings travelers from all over to LeFlore County. The line-up's for that entertainment will be announced later today.
Rumors that Postal
employees at the Poteau
location could face the loss
of their jobs have been
labeled as false by the U.S.
Postal Service Corporate
for Oklahoma, Dionne
It had recently been
rumored that the Poteau Post
Office was facing the loss of
up to three employees due
the postal downsize and budget
cuts that have been affecting
post officeâ€™s across the
nation. But according to
Montague, that is not so.
â€śEmployees at the Poteau
location will not lose jobs.
They wonâ€™t face lay-offâ€™s or
firing,â€ť said Montague. â€śIf