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August 19th, 2014

UPDATE: Poteau Police seeking publics help

August 19, 2014

Editor's Note: The Poteau Police have identified the woman mentioned in the story with the publics help. They still are trying to identify the unknown man connected to a stolen bank card.
Updated Aug. 20.

Sens. Boozman, Inhofe to attend Arkansas hearing

August 19, 2014

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sens. John Boozman of Arkansas and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma are to attend a transportation hearing in Fort Smith.
The two Republicans are to take part in the Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority hearing on Tuesday in western Arkansas.
Boozman and Inhofe are members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that has jurisdiction over both the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The two agencies are responsible for transportation infrastructure, including interstates and navigable waterways.

Area principal arrested for DUI

August 19, 2014

A high school principal and athletic director for Spiro Public Schools was arrested overnight.
Tracy Saling, 50, was arrested about 11:15 p.m. Monday after a Poteau police officer reportedly witnessed him cross the center line on Broadway near Walmart in Poteau.
According to Poteau Police, Saling was jailed on suspicion of driving under the influence, transporting an open container and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

Who got booked?

August 19, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on or

Aug. 18

Luis Alberto Perez, no drivers license; $344 cash

Wister boys fall in title game

August 19, 2014

RED OAK — The Wister Wildcats baseball team suffered an 8-0 loss to the host Eagles in the title game of the Red Oak Eagle Classic on Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats outlasted the Crowder Demons 14-11 in Friday’s championship semifinals to reach the title game.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday High School Softball Roundup

August 19, 2014

BEGGS — The Panama Lady Razorbacks went 2-2 over the weekend at the Beggs Festival. Panama defeated Davenport 8-4 and Kellyville 8-2 but lost to the host Lady Golden Demons 5-0 and to Eufaula 4-2.
Panama 5, Quinton 4: Thursday in Panama, the Lady Razorbacks scored once in the first and third innings, then scored three runs in the fourth inning.
Howe 8, Hartshorne 4; Wilburton 7, Howe 0; Quinton 9, Howe 0: Friday at Hartshorne Festival, the Lady Lions went 1-2 on the day.

Leflore baseball team beats Smithville, but loses to Bosworth, Haworth

August 19, 2014

It was a rough weekend of baseball for the Leflore Savages baseball team. The weekend started good as the Savages edged the Smithville Braves 6-5 Friday at home as they dedicated their baseball field to John Ward.
However, Saturday was a rough day for the Savages, losing both games of a road three-way in Boswell. The Scorpions beat the Savages 11-3 in five innings, then the Haworth Lions run ruled the Savages 9-1.

What an opening week it was

August 19, 2014

The 2014 high school fast-pitch softball and fall baseball seasons got under way last week, with some teams taking home some hardware.
The undefeated Wister Lady Wildcats started the season 5-0, including knocking off the last two county champions — last fall's champions, Poteau, in their season opener and last spring's champions, Heavener. The Lady ’Cats beat the Lady Wolves twice in the Pocola Tournament to win the title. Both Wister and Heavener took home plaques from the second annual Pocola Tournament.
In baseball, the Wister Wildcats came in runners-up at the Red Oak Eagle Classic.

August 18th

Poteau Pirates get first taste of football for 2014 season

August 18, 2014

Before the Poteau Pirates took the field for their preseason Red White Scrimmage on Saturday night at Costner Stadium, Coach Greg Werner told the Pirates, “We have had a good off-season preparation in the weight room, and now it is time to earn a position.”
The scrimmage was broken down into 12-play series which featured the first line defense against the first offense and the second units facing off.

Poteau ends Broken Arrow Tournament on high note with win over Sapulpa

August 18, 2014

The Poteau Lady Pirates struggled though most of the Broken Arrow Tournament, but finished on a happy note as it beat Sapulpa 5-3 Saturday in its last game of the event.
The Lady Pirates (2-6), who lost their previous five games earlier in the day and Friday, scored two runs to break a 3-3 tie in the fifth inning. The game ended after 5½ due to the time limit.
Poteau lost 6-4 to Bixby and 13-3 to Chickasha on Saturday after losing to Westmoore 13-6, Inola 5-0 and Mustang 7-0 on Friday.

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