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August 17th, 2015

DAILY FEATURE: Today in History

August 17, 2015

Today is Monday, August 17, the 229th day of 2015. There are 136 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On August 17, 1915, a mob in Cobb County, Georgia, lynched Jewish businessman Leo Frank, 31, whose death sentence for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan had been commuted to life imprisonment. (Frank, who'd maintained his innocence, was pardoned by the state of Georgia in 1986.)

On this date:
In 1807, Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat began heading up the Hudson River on its successful round trip between New York and Albany.

LeFlore County death investigated

August 17, 2015

The LeFlore County Sheriff's Office and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are investigating the death of a LeFlore County man.
According to Sheriff Rob Seale, a body of a white male was found near Cameron Sunday [Aug. 17] evening.
The body has been sent to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause of death.
No other information is available at this time.

August 15th

Three dead, two critically injured after wreck near Shady Point

August 15, 2015

Three teenagers are dead and two are in critical condition after a wreck near Shady Point last night.

The wreck happened on Latham Road. According to Emergency Personnel, police were in pursuit of a truck. Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigated the accident. No other details were currently available.

Pocola, Heavener girls win openers in Pocola Tournament, but Cameron, Talihina, Arkoma girls lose in Day 1 action; Lady Indians, Lady Wolves pitchers toss no-hitters

August 15, 2015

The host Pocola Lady Indians and the Heavener Lady Wolves posted victories in the opening round of the Pocola Tournament on Thursday afternoon.
Pocola's Sammie Kuhns no hit the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets for a 6-0 victory, while in the game prior the Lady Wolves blanked the Talihina Golden Tigers 12-0 behind Makenzie Wilson's no-hitter.
The Arkoma Lady Mustangs, the other local team in the field, fell 11-0 to the Gore Lady Pirates. The Keota Lady Lions also lost, falling 4-1 to the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs.

Whitesboro, Howe girls winners in Whitesboro Invitational openers; Leflore girls lose to Stringtown

August 15, 2015

WHITESBORO — The host Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs and the Howe Lady Lions were victors on opening day of the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs Invitational on Thursday.
Whitesboro got past Clayton 5-3, while Howe blanked Buffalo Valley 8-0.
The third local team in the field, the Leflore Lady Savages, fell 8-0 to the Stringtown Lady Tigers.

August 14th

Poteau Red-White Scrimmage Saturday morning on practice field; admission will be Gatorade, towels, soap, detergent

August 14, 2015

There was a chance there was not going to be a Red-White Interteam Scrimmage this preseason due to turf installation issues, but as the saying goes, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
The Pirates will have their annual Red-White Scrimmage at 9 a.m. Saturday on the practice field just south of the fieldhouse at Costner Stadium. Admission is small bottles of Gatorade, towels, liquid soap and liquid detergent.

Thursday’s High School Softball Roundup

August 14, 2015

A couple of big innings doomed the Poteau Lady Pirates in their 11-4 home loss to the Sequoyah-Tahlequah Lady Indians on Thursday afternoon.
Wister 3, Red Oak 2, 8 inn.: In Wister, Sooner Vanhook’s two-out, RBI single in the eighth inning scored Stevee McMillin with the game-winning run.
Spiro 9, Colbert 2: At Rock Creek Lady Mustangs Invitational in Blue, the Lady Bulldogs, who trailed 1-0 in the opening inning, scored twice in the first inning and three runs in the second for a 5-1 lead after two innings.

Poteau cross country runners begin season Saturday at Tulsa

August 14, 2015

The 2015 season will begin for the Poteau High School cross country teams Saturday at the Riverside 5,000 in Tulsa.
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2015 Poteau Cross Country Schedule
Date Meet Site
Aug. 15 Riverside 5,000 Tulsa
Aug. 22 Bacone College Invitational Muskogee
Sept. 3 Tahlequah Invitational Tahlequah
Sept. 12 Seq.-Tahlequah Invitational Tahlequah
Sept. 26 OSU Jamboree Stillwater
Oct. 3 Chili Pepper Invitational Fayetteville, Ark.
Oct. 8 Class 4A Pre-State Meet Shawnee

Contractor faces heavy fines over water violations in Hugo

August 14, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is proposing a record environmental fine of nearly $3.2 million against a company hired to treat water in a town in far southeastern Oklahoma.

A department investigation determined Severn Trent Services failed to meet minimum chlorine standards, putting potentially thousands of area residents of Hugo at risk of drinking unsafe water for 317 days over two years, The Journal Record (http://bit.ly/1gGVCCz ) reported.

VIDEO: College Football’s Best Wide Receivers For 2015

August 14, 2015

They seem to defy the laws of physics with their eye-popping catches and bursts of speed that would make even The Flash envious. Now, these five receiving marvels are primed to create havoc once again on opposing secondaries across the land. Blink and you may miss these human blurs in action... which is why this Campus Insider's hype video slows them down so you can enjoy their highlights.

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Editor’s note: The 2015 composite football schedule for LeFlore County was unable to be part of the...
Muldrow 3, Poteau 2 Panama 9, Howe 6 Whitesboro 6, Leflore 4 Heavener 3, Smithville 1 Wilburton 7,...
Howe 2, Cameron 1, Game 1 Howe 8, Cameron 4, Game 2 Wister 2, Smithville 1 Crowder 12, Leflore 4...

 

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