June 12th, 2013
Retired Lt. Col. Peggy Jean Frye, 72, of Pocola, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Peggy was born Nov. 16, 1940, in Yoestown, Ark. to Leonard and May Dell (Spradley) Gregory. Peggy was a member of Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church of Roland. Peggy graduated from Van Buren High School in 1959, Sparks School of Nursing R.N. Program in 1962 and completed her BSN in 1987 from Saint Josephâ€™s College. She retired as nursing coordinator at LeFlore County Health Department.Â Â
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” A federal appeals court has republished an order authorizing a challenge to Oklahoma's "rain god" license plate after failing to provide a dissenting opinion.
The new order published Wednesday still reinstates Keith Cressman's claim that plates featuring Allan Houser's "Sacred Rain Arrow" sculpture are an affront to his Christian beliefs, but adds a dissent by Circuit Judge Paul J. Kelly Jr.
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) â€” A 53-year-old man serving time in a federal prison in Oklahoma has been extradited to Connecticut to face murder charges.
The New Haven Register reports Luis Rodriguez was presented in Superior Court Wednesday morning, charged in the May, 2001 strangulation of 28-year-old Kelsey Monahon.
Monahan, who was one month pregnant, was found bound, gagged and unconscious by her husband in their Milford apartment on May 25, 2001.
She died three days later at Bridgeport Hospital.
An EagleMed medical helicopter out of Mcalester crashed yesterday evening at the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina, killing one and injuring three.
Officials with the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police investigated the crash with the assistance of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, according to emergency responders.
A patient on board the helicopter did not survive the crash, according to officials. The flight nurse on board received serious injuries and was taken to St. Francis Trauma Center in Tulsa. The pilot and medic were treated and released for minor injuries.
David Letterman has his Top 10 on his late-night show. â€śVypeâ€ť magazine has its top 100 football players to watch in the upcoming 2013 season, and there's a Poteau Pirate among those athletes.
Soon-to-be senior quarterback Jace Pitchford was named among century amount of prep giridiron athletes to watch for when the season starts. The magazine will hit newsstands in mid July.
Louis Henry Carter Jr., 71, of Lake Kiowa, Texas, formerly of Poteau, died Monday, June 3, 2013.
A committal service with full military honors was held Friday, June 7, at Fairview Cemetery with a memorial following at Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Don Yeager officiating.Â
On Jan. 29, 1942, a boy was born in a small log cabin in Cameron. From that day, the lives of thousands would be touched over the next 71 years.
A Spiro teen who went missing Monday evening at Bluff Hole Park in Mulberry has been found dead.
Timothy Thompson, 19, of Spiro was swimming with three friends at the park when his friends said they noticed Thompson was having trouble swimming, according to wire reports.
A search for Thompson began Monday at about 6 p.m. but dive teams were unable to locate him before it became dark so the search was called off until dive teams could see. Wire reports say Thompson's family and friends continued the search overnight until the divers returned to the water Tuesday morning.