July 6th, 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.
BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) â€” 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.
Looking to catch an amazing fireworks show this weekend? Here are some tips on shows to check out.
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.
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 Poteauâ€™s Ben Klutts, Wisterâ€™s Scotty Gibson and Red Oakâ€™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 couldnâ€™t hold on for a victory.
The first baseball edition of the Oklahoma State Games finished with a solid performance by two LeFlore County locals that played a part in Southeastâ€™s 6-5 victory over the Oklahoma City Area Team Tuesday night at Oklahoma State Universityâ€™s Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) â€” 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.