May 11th, 2015
McALESTER â€” Three Shady Point track athletes placed at the 2015 Organization of Rural Elementary Schols State Meet, which took place May 2 at Hook-Eales Stadium.
Marlene Miller was third in the high jump (4-4), Shaylin Midgley was fifth in the shot put (29-10.5) and Luis Yarberry was fifth in the 200-meter dash (26.25 seconds) and the in the high jump (4-10).
The old Oklahoma Highway 112 in Poteau has been reopened [May 12] after flood waters from the Poteau River receded.
Posted May 11
Crews are closing old Oklahoma Highway 112 west of the Poteau River Bridge in Poteau [May 11 at 8:45 a.m.]
due to flood waters. The river has covered the road and still has not crested to its highest level.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Poteau golfer Dallas Terry tied for 25th at the Class 4A State Tournament, which took place Wednesday and Thursday at Lake Hefner South Golf Course. She shot a 97 in Thursdayâ€™s final round to end with a 185, tying Cushingâ€™s Taylor Smith and Clevelandâ€™s Maddie DeBernardo.
After the opening round on Wednesday, Terry was tied for 19th after she shot an 88.
Poteau senior golfer Cody Shore can go out as the two-time defending Class 4A state champion when the state tournament ends its 54-hole event Tuesday afternoon at Lake Hefner North Golf Course in Oklahoma City â€” the event will begin Monday. Shore would like that, but said that nothing can ever take away from the fact that he will go down as one of Oklahoma's state champions no matter his finish in next week's state tournament.
â€śIt would be icing on the cake,â€ť Shore said. â€śOnce was awesome, two would just be icing on the cake.â€ť
Emergency crews are responding to a three-car accident [May 8 3:15 p.m.] at the James Fork Creek bridge on Oklahoma Highway 112 north of Cameron.
One vehicle has rolled over and some victims are trapped, according to dispatch information.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Legislation making Oklahoma the fourth state in the nation to require women to wait at least 72 hours before receiving an abortion has been signed into law.
The measure was signed Wednesday by Republican Gov. Mary Fallin. It increases from 24 to 72 hours the amount of time a woman must wait after a doctor provides her with details about an abortion, including the age of the fetus, risks involved and that ultrasound and heart monitoring are available.
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has released a hazardous weather outlook for the area.
The NWS said thunderstorms could develop late this afternoon or into the early evening hours. The tornado risk is limited in eastern Oklahoma but elevated for severe thunderstorms, flash floods and heavy rain.
Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop across southwest Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle early in the afternoon, storms expected to organize into a large complex and move east into our area by late afternoon or evening.
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The waiting game continues for the Poteau Pirates baseball team.
The Class 4A Regional Tournament at Byng's Stokes Field will not resume until 1:30 p.m. Monday at the earliest due to rain and wet fields.
Poteau coach Andy Perdue was hoping to resume the regional Friday afternoon at one of the other three teams' home fields â€” even Town Creek Park. However, Perdue said in a text message that while Town Creek Park was in playable condition, Byng Public School's administration believes the weather conditions are too unsafe for its Pirates to travel east.
For the three Heavener Lady Wolves track seniors â€” Shaylie Sanders, Johna Enger and Lexi Moody â€” they want to end their high school careers on a high note at next weekâ€™s Class 3A State Meet, which will be Monday and Tuesday at Mooreâ€™s Lions Stadium. The meet was to have been Friday and Saturday, but was rained out.