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July 30th, 2015

Federal disaster assistance denied for 19 Oklahoma counties

July 30, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin says the federal government has rejected the state's request for disaster assistance for 19 Oklahoma counties affected by severe weather, flooding and tornadoes in May and June.

Fallin said Wednesday the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied the state's request for assistance to individuals and businesses in those counties.

Sallisaw man injured in morning wreck

July 30, 2015

A Sallisaw man was injured after his vehicle rolled over trapping him inside.
According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Tristean Simmons, 19, was driving a 2011 Chevrolet pickup at about 6 a.m. on U.S. Highway 64 east of Sallisaw when the accident occurred.
The report shows Simmons' truck left the left side of the road, he overcorrected, re-entered the road and the truck rolled one and a quarter times. The truck came to rest on the driver's side, trapping Simmons inside. He was freed by the Sallisaw Fire Department.

Poteau Police seek help identifying woman

July 30, 2015

Poteau Police is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the following person. She is a white female driving a gray small car. She is a person of interest in an ongoing investigation

Anyone with information about this person’s identity please contact Detective Vernon Qualls at the Poteau Police Department, 918-647-8620. Callers can remain anonymous.

See file attachment for additional picture.

July 29th

Spiro baseball player enjoyed playing in All-State Game

July 29, 2015

Spiro’s Jason Hickman set two goals before embarking on his high school baseball career. One was met by earning a spot on the East team for the All-State Large School Baseball Game, which took place Tuesday night at Oral Roberts University’s R.L. Johnson Stadium in Tulsa. Hickman played center field Tuesday night.
“It’s been the biggest honor I have ever had in my life,” Hickman said. “I’ve been looking forward to this since the first day of my freshman year. This was what I wanted throughout high school, that and a state championship.”

Fallin: Daughter's trailer at governor's mansion must go

July 29, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday she was trying to be a good mother when she let her daughter park a "nice trailer" on the grounds of the governor's mansion, but that the vehicle runs afoul of an obscure state regulation and Christina Fallin must move the home on wheels.

UPDATE: Poteau Police identify man with publics help

July 29, 2015

UPDATE: Poteau Police were able to identify the man in the picture with the public's help.

Original story:

Poteau Police is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the following person. He is a white male driving a white Chevrolet pickup truck. He is a person of interest in a ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this person’s identity please contact Detective Mark Kannady at the Poteau Police Department, (918) 647-8620. Callers can remain anonymous.

Sports Photo of the Week

July 29, 2015

July 28th

Shore Leave

July 28, 2015

July 27th

DAILY FEATURE: Today in history

July 27, 2015

By The Associated Press

Today is Monday, July 27, the 208th day of 2015. There are 157 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On July 27, 1940, Bugs Bunny made his "official" debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon "A Wild Hare." Billboard magazine published its first "music popularity chart" listing best-selling retail records (in first place was "I'll Never Smile Again" recorded by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, with featured vocalist Frank Sinatra).

On this date:

July 24th

Several county, area athletes, Talihina football coach to take part in 2015 All-State Games next week

July 24, 2015

Several LeFlore County and area athletes, plus one local coach, will take part in the 2015 All-State Games that begin Monday and end Friday in the Tulsa metropolitan area.
Here's the complete list with their respective date, time and place:
Golf — Cody Shore, Poteau — 8:30 a.m. Monday, Cherokee Hills Golf Course, Catoosa
Baseball — Jason Hickman, Spiro — 7 p.m. Tuesday, J.L. Stadium at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa (Buffalo Valley's Brandon Fogerty is an alternate for the Small East team's game at 4:30 p.m.)
Girls Basketball — Paige Campagna, Red Oak — 7 p.m. Wednesday, ORU Mabee Center

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