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January 30th, 2015

Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

January 30, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.

The 62-36 vote advanced a top priority of the newly empowered GOP, and marked the first time the Senate passed a bill authorizing the pipeline, despite numerous attempts to force President Barack Obama's hand on the issue. Nine Democrats joined with 53 Republicans to back the measure.

Who got arrested?

January 30, 2015

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 or

January 27, 2015

Brian Keith Luna, CF-08-09, CM-08-487; $2,310.27 bond

January 29th

Panama football players garner special District 2A-6 awards; Hogs’ quartet, Pocola foursome make all-district team

January 29, 2015

The Panama Razorbacks football team finished third in District 2A-6 and made it to the second round of the Class 2A playoffs. For their success, the Razorbacks garnered three special awards from the district.
Panama defensive end Ben Whiteaker was named the Defensive Player of the Year for District 2A-6, while quarterback Andy Burris was named the district’s Co-Offensive Back of the Year and quarterback/cornerback Tristan Thompson was named the 2A-6’s Co-Newcomer of the Year.
Four other Hogs and four Pocola Indians were named to the first team of the All-District 2A-6 Team.

Sports Briefs

January 29, 2015

The LeFlore County Soccer Association’s spring 2015 registration is now opened. Registration closes Monday. There will be a coaches meeting is Feb. 17.
Practices will start the week of Feb. 19, with games starting Feb. 28.
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The second annual Hungry Like the Wolf 5k/10k fun run/walk and two-mile walk will take place beginning at noon Feb. 21 at Blues Park in Heavener. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Packets may also be picked up from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Heavener High School.

Ninth annual Junior He-Man Punt, Pass, Kick Competition slated Saturday

January 29, 2015

The ninth annual Junior He-Man Punt, Pass and Kick Competition will take place at high noon Saturday at “The Jody Ray Sports Complex” located at 306 Strip Pit Road.
There will be three age divisions — ages 6 to 8, 9 to 12 and 13 to 16. After the event, there will be a chili dog social, and the game room will be open. The kids can play darts, ping pong, pool/billiards and pinochle. Sorry guys, there won't be any air hockey available as the table was laid to rest after last year's event.

Ouachita, Ozark-St. Francis forests begin prescribed burns

January 29, 2015

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — The Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis national forests will be conducting prescribed burns in Arkansas and Oklahoma over the next several months.

Park authorities announced the burns on Thursday.

The burns are designed to re-establish fire's natural role in the forest ecosystem, improve forest health and reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires. Prescribed burns are conducted when conditions indicate that there will be minimal impact to the public.

Returning to Action Tonight

January 29, 2015

Panama softball players sign college letters of intent Wednesday; Swindle signs with CASC, while Goines inks with Eastern

January 29, 2015

The 2014 high school fast-pitch softball season yielded three All-Staters — Pocola's Desi Carter and Panama's duo of Kendra Swindle and Hannah Goines. Earlier this month, Carter signed with Connors State College, and on Wednesday in separate signing ceremonies inside the high school gym, the Panama duo followed suit.
Swindle signed Wednesday afternoon with Carl Albert State College, while Goines did likewise that morning with Eastern Oklahoma State College.

Newest Lady Mountaineer

January 29, 2015

Spiro teams sweep Poteau

January 29, 2015

The Spiro High School basketball teams spoiled the Pink Out Games for Poteau squads Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
After beating the Pirates 55-49 in Saturday night’s finals of the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament, the Bulldogs got past them once more in a 51-49 victory. The Lady Bulldogs, who beat the Lady Pirates in last week’s championship quarterfinals of the county tournament, had to go overtime to down Poteau as Spiro got a 54-47 win.

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