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July 18th, 2014

Tommy Junior LeFlore

July 18, 2014

Tommy Junior LeFlore, 51, of Poteau died Monday, June 30, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Tommy was born April 13, 1963 in Poteau to Alex and Georgia (Dempsey) LeFlore. He worked for LeFlore County. He loved his job and had many friends. He was a great friend and will missed by those he loved. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen; sister, Kathy LeFlore; brother, Roy Dempsey; his father; and mother-in-law, Vera Johnson.

James William Connelly

July 18, 2014

James William Connelly, 89, of Fayetteville, Ark., formerly of Poteau died Thursday, July 17, 2014. in Fayetteville.

10th Circuit Court affirms right to marry in Oklahoma

July 18, 2014

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled today [July 18] in favor of same-sex couples’ freedom to marry in Oklahoma. This is the second consecutive same ruling by thesame three-judge panel who found Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

Debris From Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (AP) VIDEO

July 18, 2014

Debris From Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (AP) VIDEO

Abducted 5 month old found

July 18, 2014

CHILD HAS BEEN LOCATED

ACCORDING TO KINGFISHER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, 5-MONTH-OLD OLIVIA SMITH HAS BEEN LOCATED. SHE WAS ABDUCTED FROM HER GUARDIAN ON THURSDAY, JULY 17, FROM CASHION, OKLA.

July 17th

Panama Boomers fall, faced Poteau Pirates on Thursday; Howe Lions’ game suspended by rain; Wister Wildcats win, but Thunder lose

July 17, 2014

The Panama Boomers lost their first game in the 2014 OK Kids Prep State Tournament on Wednesday at Fuller Ballpark at Crystal Beaches in Woodward, losing 4-2 to the Weatherford Majors.
The Boomers and the Poteau Pirates, who faced off Saturday afternoon at Town Creek Park for the regional title, met Thursday afternoon for the right to stay alive in the tournament.

Sports Briefs

July 17, 2014

The final session of the 2014 Choctaw Country Club Junior Golf Clinic will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The entry fee is $10 per child per week, which includes drinks each week. All ages are welcome.
At the end of the eight-week clinic, there will be a tournament, a cookout and a pool party.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3488.
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There will be a coed softball tournament beginning at 8 p.m. Friday at the Arkoma High School baseball field and will last all night.
The entry fee is $100 per team. All proceeds will benefit the Arkoma High School football program.

Team Higgins wins open tournament at Wister Lake

July 17, 2014

The LeFlore County Bass Club had an open tournament Saturday at Wards Landing on Wister Lake. There were 14 boats filled with anglers who caught 16 fish that weighed a collective 45.05 pounds. Each fish averaged 2.82 pounds, with five limits caught. The limit was three fish per team.
Haskell and A.J. Higgins won the tournament with 12.4 pounds caught, including A.J.'s big bass winner of 5.06 pounds. Team Higgins won $280, while A.J. earned an extra $115 for his big bass winner.

Emergency crews respond to multiple injury accident

July 17, 2014

Police, fire and emergency medical services are enroute [4:10 p.m. July 17] to a two-car accident on Oklahoma Highway 63 at the Frazier Lane intersection southeast of Talihina.
According to responders, one vehicle is on its top, four people are seriously injured and some are trapped inside a wrecked vehicle.
One of the vehicles was a pickup towing a horse trailer, according to dispatch information.
No further information is available at this time.

Amber Alert issued for Oklahoma child

July 17, 2014

An Amber Alert has been issued by Kingfisher County officials regarding the abduction of 5-month-old Olivia Smith.
Smith was taken at 12:15 p.m. from a home a 30773 N. 2976 Road, Cashion, Okla. Smith is a white female last seen wearing a long sleeve pink floral shirt.
Police say Smith was taken by 47-year-old Cindy Finley who has mental health conditions and has reportedly said she was having visions of the child dying in two days.
Finley, accompanied by Jennifer Skousen, white female approximately 43 years old, is driving a grey Nissan Murano SUV with Texas license plate.

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