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January 21st, 2015

Bobby Dean Hamner

January 21, 2015

Bobby Dean Hamner, 76, of Talihina died Monday, January 19, 2015, in Talihina.

He was born Aug. 28, 1938, at Reichert to Cleave and Ruth (Milligan) Hamner. He was retired from the U.S. Army where he served as a medic.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Margaret Hamner; brother, John Hamner; and sister, Aline Luman.

Broken Arrow teen dies in single-car rollover wreck

January 21, 2015

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says speeding likely played a role in a single-car wreck that killed a 19-year-old who was riding as a passenger in the vehicle.

Officials say Tyler Avard of Broken Arrow died Monday in the Wagoner County rollover accident.

Troopers say the 17-year-old driver lost control of the car, which ran off the road. She then overcorrected, sending the car across the road and into a ditch. The state's highway patrol says the car rolled and landed in the roadway.

Pirates, Lady Savages, Heavener teams victorious on opening night at CASC

January 21, 2015

All four top-seeded teams who were in action at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse were winners on opening night of the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament on Monday night.
The Poteau Pirates overmatched the Bokoshe Tigers for an 80-39 victory, while the Leflore Lady Savages got past the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 48-35.
Both Heavener teams won, with the Lady Wolves clawing the Bokoshe Lady Tigers 59-35 and the Wolves got past a pesky Arkoma Mustang team 52-45.

Poteau, Pocola girls, Howe boys, Savages LCT opening-round winners

January 21, 2015

The two-time defending LeFlore County Tournament girls champions, the Poteau Lady Pirates, took a step in the right direction in their three-peat efforts Monday night as they picked up a 42-23 opening-round victory over the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers as the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament got underway at the Howe Gym.
There were three other winners on the night. The Pocola Lady Indians got past their archrivals, the Panama Lady Razorbacks, 34-30 in the other girls contest at this site.

Who got arrested?

January 21, 2015

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on or

January 16, 2015

Jackie Dawn Bogart, drug court sanction; no bond

Oklahoma deputies seize nearly $5M worth of cocaine

January 21, 2015

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — Central Oklahoma authorities say they seized a large amount of cocaine worth nearly $5 million during a traffic stop on Interstate 40.

The Canadian County sheriff's office says deputies pulled over a tractor-trailer carrying five vehicles after noticing the driver drift onto the shoulder several times on Sunday night.

Deputies searched the vehicles on the trailer and found more than 75 pounds of cocaine. They say they found the drugs in a false compartment built underneath the rear seats in one of the cars.

January 20th

Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members do well at Locust Grove

January 20, 2015

LOCUST GROVE — It was a banner weekend for the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club at last weekend's Locust Grove Tournament.

CASC basketball teams split road games against Western

January 20, 2015

A 17-point halftime lead and five players scoring in double figures proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 84-72 win over the Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers on Sunday afternoon in Altus.
Getting a double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds from Arkim Robertson proved to be the difference for the Pioneers in their 66-55 win over the Vikings in Sunday night's second game.

Friday’s High School Girls Basketball Roundup

January 20, 2015

HOWE — The Howe Lady Lions will take an undefeated record into their game tonight in the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament after clawing the Bokoshe Lady Tigers 95-41 Friday night at the Howe Gym.
The Lady Lions jumped out to a 27-12 lead after a period to take control of the game.
Arkoma 81, Cameron 44: In Cameron, the Lady Mustangs jumped out to a 30-9 lead after a quarter and were never headed.
Heavener 62, Stigler 49: In Heavener, the Lady Wolves jumped out to a 19-11 lead after a period en route to a 36-21 halftime advantage.

Friday’s High School Boys Basketball Roundup

January 20, 2015

CAMERON — The Cameron Yellowjackets ended last week on a high note, downing county rival Arkoma 53-40 Friday night at the Cameron Gym.
The Yellowjackets jumped out to an 11-9 lead after a period, which stretched to a 32-24 advantage at halftime and a 45-32 lead going into the final period.
Howe 74, Bokoshe 28: In Howe, the Lions roared past the Tigers early to take control of the game, jumping out to a 27-14 lead after a quarter en route to a 52-19 halftime advantage.

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