April 21st, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” The Oklahoma Geological Society said Tuesday it is "very likely" that most of the state's recent earthquakes were triggered by the subsurface injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations.
Geologists have been studying the cause of hundreds of earthquakes that have shaken the homes and the nerves of residents in central and north-central Oklahoma, where the pace of oil and gas drilling has accelerated in recent years.
Here are a few fun facts provided by the Able2know website.
A snail can sleep for three years. â€¨
Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants. â€¨
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined. â€¨
Walt Disney was afraid of mice. â€¨
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television. â€¨
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes. â€¨
Most lipstick contains fish scales. â€¨
Close to 80 percent of people who watch the Super Bowl on television, only do so to view the commercials. â€¨
How time flies when you're having fun. It just seems like we just started the spring action on the diamond, and lo and behold, the playoffs are upon us.
The Class A and B baseball district tournaments and all the slow-pitch district tournaments for the non-Poteau teams will begin this week, several of them today.
Here's the complete schedule of action on the diamond this week, playoffs included:
Poteau at Roland, 5:30 p.m.
Panama at Heavener, 4 p.m.
Providence Academy at Arkoma, 4 p.m.
Wilburton at Heavener, 4 p.m.
The suspect in a Saturday shooting in Spiro that sent one man to the hospital has been jailed, according to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale.
Felisha Louann Carshall, 23, is accused of shooting Tyler Dunnigan in the head. He survived and was treated, released, and now is in custody for warrants.
Seale said Carshall was found Monday and jailed in Fort Smith, Ark.
Charges were not filed against Carshall in LeFlore County as of Monday afternoon.
EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 19, 1995, a former U.S. Army soldier parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others, and the attack is the worst homegrown terror attack on American soil.
The bombing came only two years after the first attack on the World Trade Center.
Here's a look back into the Poteau Daily News archives. Today's look-back is into the month of November from year 2000.
â€˘ Neighbors' call leads police to man's body
â€˘ Howe school wins grants
â€˘ Local man hospitalized, arrested after collision
â€˘ Cheyenne warrior reaches final resting place
â€˘ Commissioners consider bids for E911 facility
â€˘ New after-school program debuts in Poteau
â€˘ DHS air quality problems examined
â€˘ Meeting to decide fate of Pocola officer postponed
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A Spiro man is recovering after being shot Saturday [April 18].
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident.
The man was reportedly shot in the head.
According to the Sheriff's Office, a woman known by the victim is believed to be the shooter.
The man was taken by LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services to Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark. He since has been treated and released. Names of the two have not yet been released.
No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting.
According to the National Weather Service in Tulsa, thunderstorms are set to increase over eastern Oklahoma this afternoon, strongest storms developing southeast of Interstate 44.
The strongest storms are expected to have large hail (around 2 inches).
There is also a limited tornado risk, NWS said,, into this afternoon in both southeastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. The risk will end as the cold front goes through the area.
Severe changes for hail are between 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. and limited tornado risk from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Several LeFlore County baseball teams in Classes 4A, 3A and 2A got good news from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association on Friday afternoon as they were named district tournament hosts for the upcoming start to postseason play later this month.
In Class 4A, the Poteau Pirates will entertain the Muldrow Bulldogs at Town Creek Park.
Both local Class 3A teams, the Heavener Wolves and the Spiro Bulldogs, were named district hosts. The Wolves will welcome the Idabel Warriors to town, while the Bulldogs will entertain the Wilburton Diggers.
An old adage says, â€śGo west, young man.â€ť However, for Howe baseball player Chase Blake, he'll be going east â€” and in Eastern Oklahoma State College.
The senior pitching ace of the Lions signed a letter of intent with the EOSC Mountaineers in a signing ceremony Friday morning inside the Howe Gym.
â€śI'm very ecstatic about this,â€ť Blake said. â€śI'm looking forward to it, and I have been for about a week now. I've been waiting on this day for a while. What I'm really looking forward to is showing them that I can help them out quite a bit.â€ť