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VIDEO: EOMC employees participate in mass casualty training

March 31, 2015

Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center employees participated in weapons of mass destruction and mass casualty training this [ March 31] morning. The training was provided by the OSU Fire Service Training Center.
Check out this short video.

Lunch at the Museum fixing to kick off

March 31, 2015

The Tuesday Lunch at the Museum hosted by the LeFlore County Museum on Dewey Avenue in Poteau will begin at 11 a.m. today [March 31]. Lunch will be served until 1 p.m.
Don't miss out.

County baseball tournament seeding meeting set Wednesday; LCT will begin on Monday (UPDATED SCHEDULES)

March 31, 2015

The 2015 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament seeding meeting will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday inside the lobby of the Howe Gym as the Lions are this year’s host school.
Howe coach Jon Sockey said the decision to wait until Wednesday to seed the tournament instead of doing it last week as it likely would have been was due to allowing the teams to get an extra game or two under their belts.
Thursday’s edition will have the outcome of the seeding meeting, with the bracket appearing in Saturday’s edition. The tournament will begin Monday.

March 28th

2015 Progress Special Sections Published in Weekend Edition

March 28, 2015

The 2015 Progress special sections highlighting business, education, health and tourism/government was published in our weekend edition today. Check it out.

March 27th

Bridge toward Monroe closed

March 27, 2015

The Highway 83 overpass east of Highway 59, approximately a half mile down, has been shut down.

The bridge crosses over the Kansas City southern railroad tracks and has structural deficiencies, according to authorities, and is unsafe for travel. The damage was noticed Friday while the Oklahoma Department of Transportation was filling potholes.

The bridge will be closed until ODOT can do repairs, although how long the overpass will remain closed is unknown until engineers access the damage.

Low oil prices force 2 Oklahoma companies to cut jobs

March 27, 2015

SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) — Two oil and gas companies are cutting jobs in Oklahoma due to a decline in oil and natural gas prices.

According to reports, Ohio-based Worthington Industries cut 40 jobs at its Skiatook plant Tuesday, and Samson Resource Co. confirmed Thursday that it is laying off 196 employees from its Tulsa headquarters.

The Skiatook plant, which manufactures horizontal heated and high pressure separators used to separate oilfield fluids and gas, employs about 100 people.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet?

March 27, 2015

Find out how Kentucky dominated West Virginia and more.

March 26th

Rain cancels practice for Tri-State Speedway event

March 26, 2015

Due to the rain Wednesday night, practices tonight for the 36th Annual Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger at Tri-State Speedway​ have been canceled.
Drivers and fans traveling from out of town are welcome to park in the parking lot tonight.
Races will start Friday, with pit gates opening at 4 p.m. and grandstands at 5 p.m.

Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injured

March 26, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. One person was killed and several were injured.

Tens of thousands of Oklahoma residents were without power early Thursday as officials assessed the damage.

Tulsa County Sheriff's Capt. Billy McKelvey said one person was killed in the mobile home park in the Tulsa suburb of Sand Springs, which he said could accommodate 40 to 50 trailers.

March 25th

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued, severe weather possible

March 25, 2015

National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for LeFlore County until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Radar showed scattered showers and thunderstorms, some which have become severe with quarter size hail reported. Storms are expected to race northeast around 50 mph as a cold front approaches. Numerous thunderstorms will continue to become severe, NWS said.

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