June 11th, 2013
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) â€” Federal and state authorities say 23 people have been indicted on federal drug trafficking charges in western Arkansas.
US Attorney Conner Eldridge in Fort Smith announced the indictments Tuesday with officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Homeland Security; Sebastian County Sheriff's Office; and police departments in Fort Smith and Van Buren.
Authorities say the crimes occurred in Arkansas, Texas, Missouri and California.
EUFAULA (AP) â€” Officials say a worker who was injured in a May 7 explosion at a sandblasting plant has died.
A spokeswoman for Alexander Burn Center at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa says 40-year-old Donald Hamilton Jr. died Sunday from injuries suffered in the blast.
Hamilton and another worker were burned in the explosion at the Ford Sandblasting plant near Eufaula. Plant owner Mike Ford tells the Tulsa World that the blast and subsequent fire were caused by a "flash explosion."
Ford says the plant employed five people and they don't yet know whether it will reopen.
Stop what you are doing, grab a camera and take a shot of what people are doing around you and send it our way. Today is â€śA Day in the Lifeâ€ť of LeFlore County residents and Poteau Daily News is looking for your pictures.
PDN is asking area residents take a moment today to capture a picture of themselves, co-workers, family or friends in their day-to-day activities. The pictures will be printed in an upcoming special section featuring the every-day activities of area residents.
NORMAN â€” Three LeFlore County graduating softball players got to play one last high school fast-pitch game on Saturday at the 2013 Oklahoma Fast-Pitch Softball Coaches Association All-State Game at Marita Hynes Field at the University of Oklahoma Softball Complex.
Poteau's Shelby Standridge and Brenna Vise, who played on the Middle East team, got the honor of having their coach, Misty Collins, coach them one last time as Collins and Valliant's Tommy Howard coached the Middle East, which lost 4-1 to the Middle West.
At Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, Poteau
Poteau JV vs. Clayton, 5 p.m.; Clayton vs. Braggs, 5:45 p.m.; Poteau JV vs. Braggs, 6:30 p.m.
At Howe Missionary Baptist Church
Poteau vs. Howe, 5 p.m.; Poteau vs. Talihina, 5:45 p.m.; Howe vs. Talihina, 6:30 p.m.
Pocola vs. Red Oak, 5 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Red Oak, 5:45 p.m.; Pocola vs. Whitesboro, 6:30 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Whitesboro, 7:15 p.m.
Wister vs. Heavener, 5 p.m.; Heavener vs. Buffalo Valley, 5:45 p.m.; Wister vs. McCurtain, 6:30 p.m.; Buffalo Valley vs. McCurtaion, 7:15 p.m.
Johnny Lee Rodgers Sr., 74, of Keota died Friday, June 7, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Victory Worship Center under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
A traveling monument memorializing fallen veterans will be coming to an area near you this week.
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute wall will receive an honor escort from Old Fort Harley Davidson in Fort Smith, Ark., as it makes its way to Roye Park in Stigler on Wednesday. â€¨The honor escort is open to all riders and vehicles. Staging will be at 3:30 at Fort Smith and the procession will travel down U.S. Highway 271 /Oklahoma highway 9, through Pocola and Spiro, to the Haskell County destination.
The wall will be on display June 20-23.