April 8th, 2015
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...
THIS OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AS WELL AS MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.
WEDNESDAY...THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA LATE THIS AFTERNOON IN THE VICINITY OF A COLD FRONT AND DRY LINE.
WITH A MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIRMASS IN PLACE ACROSS THE REGION...THE STORMS WILL LIKELY BECOME SEVERE WITH ALL MODES OF SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE AS THE STORMS TRACK ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA INTO NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
Emergency crews are responding [April 8 10:20 a.m.] to an accident with injuries on U.S. Highway 259 near Big Cedar.
According to dispatch information, a semi-trailer loaded with logs has rolled over onto its side.
It is unknown how many or how serious injuries are.
Poteau 12, Spiro 7
Wister 2, Panama 1
Leflore 12, Bokoshe 0, Bokoshe eliminated.
Cameron 4, Whitesboro 3, Whitesboro eliminated.
Cameron 8, Leflore 3, Leflore eliminated.
Heavener 9, Howe 1, Howe eliminated.
Pocola 7, Arkoma 5, Arkoma eliminated.
Heavener 3, Pocola 1, Heavener eliminated.
Poteau vs. Wister, 8 p.m.
Panama vs. Heavener, 4 p.m.
Spiro vs. Cameron, 6 p.m.
Unofficial results Jeff Shockley wins Mayor; Jim Seale wins Street Commissioner; Jim Sommers wins Ward 4, Seat 2; Monte Shockley II wins Ward 2, Seat 2. Waiting on other election results.
With nine of 10 precincts reporting as of 7:45 p.m. Jeff Shockley leads the Mayor's race, Jim Seale leads for Street Commissioner, Jim Sommers leads for Ward 4, Seat 2 Council Members and Monte Shockley II leads for Ward 2, Seat 2.
CITY OF POTEAU
FOR MAYOR CITY OF POTEAU
0 of 10 Precincts Completely Reporting
Absentee and early voting numbers
Jeff Shockley 91 73.39 %
Jody Ray Adams 33 at 26.61 %
FOR COUNCIL MEMBER, WARD NO. 2 SEAT 2 CITY OF POTEAU
Vaugh Barnes 32 at 26.45 %
Monte Shockley II 89 at 73.55 percent
FOR COUNCIL MEMBER, WARD NO. 4 SEAT 2 CITY OF POTEAU
Jim Sommers 70 at 56.45%
Tony Riley 54 at 43.55 %
FOR STREET COMMISSIONER CITY OF POTEAU
Jim Seale 93 at 75%
Shannon Stubbs 31 @ 25 $
Only early and absentee voting included
Polls in LeFlore County will close in about 25 minutes [April 7 at 6:35 p.m.]. Municipal races in several towns will be tallied and unofficial winners announced.
PDN will keep you up to date.
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Here are a few tidbits provided by strangefacts.com. Hope you enjoy.
There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S!
Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year! Â
In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter."!
Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate
A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!
The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia!
Municipal elections will be decided today [April 7] in several towns.
Polls will be open until 7 p.m.
Races include: Poteau Mayor, Poteau Street Commissioner, Poteau City Council â€”Â two seats; Talihina, Heavener, Wister, Cameron, Spiro, Panama, Pocola, Shady Point, Arkoma and Howe board of trustee seats.
Also tonight will be town elections held at the the area town halls in Cartersville, Rock Island and Fort Coffee.