December 14th, 2012
According to Lt. J. Paul Vance, Connecticut State Police, a gunman entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning and opened fire on those inside.
Officers from the Newtown Police Department entered the building and began an active shooter search to bring those trapped inside to safety and to locate the shooter, said Vance.
According to a report by CNN, 26 people had been confirmed dead, 18 of those children.
The shooter, who died at the scene, was located inside the building and two handguns were recovered, said Vance.
WILBURTON â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates wasted little time in taking charge in their opener in the Wilburton Tournament on Thursday afternoon.
Poteau got out to a double-digit lead after a period and never looked back as they defeated the Wright City Lady Lumberjax 61-31 to advance to tonight's championship semifinal at 7 p.m. against the winner of Thursday night's Hartshorne-Wilburton game. Tonight's winner will then play for the tournament title at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, while the loser will play in the third-place game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Wister Wildcats and the Howe Lady Lions were selected as the top seeds of the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Basketball Tournament at Wednesday night's seeding meeting, which took place at Western Sizzlin'.
The â€™Cats are undefeated which helped them garner the No. 1 seed on the boys side, with Poteau/Pansy Kidd Middle School getting the No. 2 seed.
The Monroe Eagles, who won last weekend's Fanshawe Tournament, were seeded third, with Talihina fourth, Spiro fifth, Heavener sixth, Leflore seventh and Howe eighth.
The 2013 circuit of the LeFlore County Bass Club tournaments has been set.
The first tournament will be Jan. 26 at Grasshopper Landing on Broken Bow Lake.
On Feb. 17, the circuit will make a stop at Chicken Creek on Lake Tenkiller before going to Highway 9 East on Lake Eufaula on March 16.
The first of two stops at Potato Hills South on Sardis Lake will take place April 6, with the second stop occurring on May 19.
There will be a stop at Applegate Cove on Robert S. Kerr Reservoir on April 28.
The Staff of Warehouse Willy's wishes everyone Happy Holidays.
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The Staff of Let 'R Buck wishes everyone Happy Holidays.
The Staff of JOB Construction wishes everyone Happy Holidays.
Several Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members had successful performances last weekend in two tournaments.
At the Hulbert Novice Tournament, 21 members represented the organization, with 16 of them placing.
Logan Randolph (Division I), Braden Brown (Division II), Ethan Carey (Division III), Tyler Broom (Division IV) and Jaxon Jordan (Division IV) all won their weight-class championships.
Talan Fairless (Division I), Collin Simkins (Division IV), Cole Adams (Division IV) and Conner Williams (Division V) all came in runners-up.