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July 6th, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Wreck causes detour between Poteau and Wister

July 6, 2015

Traffic is being rerouted between Poteau and Wister after an accident on U.S. Highway 271 [July 7 at 3:56 p.m.]

Motorists are urged to use the old Wister Highway to commute between Poteau and Wister until the road is reopened.

Injuries were reported in the accident, according to radio communications, but no other information is available at this time.

Police: Disguised man steals over $75,000 from Walmart

July 6, 2015

BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma and federal authorities are searching for a man who they saw walked off with more than $75,000 after tricking Walmart employees into thinking he was an armored truck driver.

Bristow Police Detective Kevin Webster says the suspect entered the Walmart around 10:30 a.m. Saturday dressed similarly to a Loomis armored transport employee. He says the suspect strolled to the cash office, signed for the deposit and casually walked out of the store.

Walmart employees called police after the real Loomis employee arrived about 45 minutes later.

July 3rd

2015 OK Kids Peewee Spiro Regional Baseball Tournament Bracket

July 3, 2015

2015 OK Kids Peewee Durant Regional Baseball Tournament Bracket

July 3, 2015

2015 OK Kids Midget Regional Baseball Tournament Bracket

July 3, 2015

VIDEO:Great fireworks shows across the U.S.

July 3, 2015

Looking to catch an amazing fireworks show this weekend? Here are some tips on shows to check out.

PARC admission fee on council agenda

July 3, 2015

The Poteau City Council will hold a regularly scheduled meeting Monday, July 6 at 7 p.m. in City Hall at 111 Peters St., Poteau.

On agenda for Monday includes consideration or action to approve admission/fee for the PARC, a hearing on property at 510 N. Witte and appraisal of church building beside the cemetery office.

The full agenda is attached below.

July 2nd

SE team suffers one-run losses to Tulsa, NW squads at Oklahoma State Games

July 2, 2015

The Southeast Area team lost a pair of close games Wednesday as the inaugural Oklahoma State Games came to a close at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. The Southeast team, which featured Poteau’s Ben Klutts, Wister’s Scotty Gibson and Red Oak’s Lane Grogan and Cody Muncy, dropped a 6-5 decision to Tulsa and then 2-1 to Northwest in the finale.
The Southeast team led both games going into the seventh, leading 5-2 against Tulsa and 1-0 against Northwest, but couldn’t hold on for a victory.

July 1st

Local players help Southeast nip OKC in Oklahoma State Games

July 1, 2015

The first baseball edition of the Oklahoma State Games finished with a solid performance by two LeFlore County locals that played a part in Southeast’s 6-5 victory over the Oklahoma City Area Team Tuesday night at Oklahoma State University’s Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.

Muskogee man gets life in prison in women's shooting death

July 1, 2015

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A Muskogee man convicted of first-degree murder has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The Muskogee Phoenix (http://bit.ly/1dvmR0M ) reports that 20-year-old Jordan Williams was found guilty in early June in the shooting death of 48-year-old Rachelle Louise Hayes of Muskogee.

Williams apologized to Hayes' family at his sentence hearing and asked them for forgiveness in his actions.

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