July 17th, 2014
According to current news reports [1:50 p.m. July 17], a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in eastern Ukraine today, prompting a Ukrainian official to say that the flight carrying 295 people had been shot down.
CNN reported a Facebook post from Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said the Boeing 777 was "shot down" by "terrorists" operating a Buk surface-to-air missile system.
According to initial media reports the plane went down near the town on Torez in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine.
BREAKING NEWS: Malaysia Airlines Plane Crashes Near The Border Of Ukraine.
Four of the five LeFlore County OK Kids baseball teams opened state tournament play with wins.
At the OK Kids Prep State Tournament at Woodward, the Panama Boomers edged the Pauls Valley Panthers 6-5 in Tuesdayâ€™s opener.
At the OK Kids Midget State Tournament on Tuesday in Blanchard, the Howe Lions beat the Roff Tigers 7-2.
The Heavener Thunder won its first game at the OK Kids Peewee State Tournament on Tuesday in Weatherford, nipping Kingfisher 1-0.
The Wister Wildcats defeated Henryetta 10-3 in Tuesdayâ€™s opening-round game of the OK Kids Coach-Pitch State Tournament in Weatherford.
Summertime Classic Factory Stock Twin 20s and Regular Point Races
Editorâ€™s note: In all races and point standings, each division will have the top three and any other local racers.
Factory Stock Feature Race No. 1
1. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Shannon Cox, Greenwood, Ark.; 3. Jerome Heintich, Huntsville, Ark.
Factory Stock Feature Race No. 2
1. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith; 2. Shannon Cox, Greenwood; 3. Darren Scott, Springdale, Ark.
Pure Stock Race
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) â€” On a sparkling summer night in the Upper Midwest, baseball generations joined up and prepared to pass.
Derek Jeter, the 40-year-old face of baseball, bid farewell to the All-Star game at the same time 22-year-old Mike Trout became the second-youngest player to earn Most Valuable Player honors at the showcase.
In case you missed last weeks Throw Back Thursday in the Poteau Daily News, you still have time to catch this weeks [July 18].
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OKLAHOMA CITYâ€“ Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Tuesday [July 15] announced the filing of charges against an Enid nursing home administrator accused of taking money from a trust fund for nursing home residents.
Roberta Donaldson, 67, of Enid, is the administrator at Willow Haven Nursing Home in Tonkawa. She is charged with four counts of financial exploitation.
The Oklahoma Blood Institute is hosting a blood drive at Walmart in Poteau today [July 16].
Donors can give blood from 2:15-5:30 p.m.
Teens are invited to attend the "Document a Reaction" program at the Patrick Lynch Public Library today [July 16] at 11:30 a.m.
The event will be held in the library's community room.
LeFlore County residents planning to travel on I40 in Sallisaw should expect possible travel delays.
According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation I40 between mile marker 311 and mile marker 308 in Sallisaw will be narrowed to one lane in each direction today [July 16].
ODOT is performing pavement testing which effects the lane reduction from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.