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Playing in All-State Game nice way to cap high school career for Whitesboro Bulldog basketballer

July 31, 2015

Whitesboro’s Blake Blagg-Tidwell recalls how hard it was to come up a game short of a Class B State Tournament appearance — not just oncee, but two consecutive years.
Blagg-Tidwell played as a member of the Small East team in Thursday night’s Small-School All-State Boys Basketball Game at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center in Tulsa. He contributed with a rebound in the East’s 70-68 loss to the West.
Making All-State and having the opportunity to play in the game was a nice consolation for Blagg-Tidwell.

Spiro individual in NASCAR Diversity Internship Program

July 31, 2015

Perhaps with Tri-State Speedway pretty much in his backyard, Spiro's Kent [K.J.] Booze might have toyed with thoughts of getting involved with racing. So, he has.
Booze is participating in the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program, which is a 10-week, paid internship that exposes multicultural undergraduate and graduate students to employment opportunities within America’s top motorsport. He started June 8 and will end his internship Aug. 14.

Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

July 31, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.

The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today's vehicles and the lingering impact of the sharp drop in new car sales during the recession.

VIDEO: Should college football playoffs include 64 teams?

July 31, 2015

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July 30th

Red Oak basketball player proud of her defense in Small East’s rout of Small West in All-State Game

July 30, 2015

The player who scores the most points is usually the one that gets the most attention in basketball, but that’s not important to Red Oak’s Paige Campagna.
Campagna played in the All-State Small-School Girls Basketball Game Wednesday night at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center in Tulsa. Defense is what matters most to her.
Campagna did not score but impacted the defense, making two steals, two assists and grabbing a rebound for the Small East in its 80-50 rout of the Small West.

Federal disaster assistance denied for 19 Oklahoma counties

July 30, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin says the federal government has rejected the state's request for disaster assistance for 19 Oklahoma counties affected by severe weather, flooding and tornadoes in May and June.

Fallin said Wednesday the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied the state's request for assistance to individuals and businesses in those counties.

Sallisaw man injured in morning wreck

July 30, 2015

A Sallisaw man was injured after his vehicle rolled over trapping him inside.
According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Tristean Simmons, 19, was driving a 2011 Chevrolet pickup at about 6 a.m. on U.S. Highway 64 east of Sallisaw when the accident occurred.
The report shows Simmons' truck left the left side of the road, he overcorrected, re-entered the road and the truck rolled one and a quarter times. The truck came to rest on the driver's side, trapping Simmons inside. He was freed by the Sallisaw Fire Department.

Poteau Police seek help identifying woman

July 30, 2015

Poteau Police is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the following person. She is a white female driving a gray small car. She is a person of interest in an ongoing investigation

Anyone with information about this person’s identity please contact Detective Vernon Qualls at the Poteau Police Department, 918-647-8620. Callers can remain anonymous.

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July 29th

Spiro baseball player enjoyed playing in All-State Game

July 29, 2015

Spiro’s Jason Hickman set two goals before embarking on his high school baseball career. One was met by earning a spot on the East team for the All-State Large School Baseball Game, which took place Tuesday night at Oral Roberts University’s R.L. Johnson Stadium in Tulsa. Hickman played center field Tuesday night.
“It’s been the biggest honor I have ever had in my life,” Hickman said. “I’ve been looking forward to this since the first day of my freshman year. This was what I wanted throughout high school, that and a state championship.”

Fallin: Daughter's trailer at governor's mansion must go

July 29, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday she was trying to be a good mother when she let her daughter park a "nice trailer" on the grounds of the governor's mansion, but that the vehicle runs afoul of an obscure state regulation and Christina Fallin must move the home on wheels.

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Whitesboro’s Blake Blagg-Tidwell recalls how hard it was to come up a game short of a Class B State...
Perhaps with Tri-State Speedway pretty much in his backyard, Spiro's Kent [K.J.] Booze might have...
The player who scores the most points is usually the one that gets the most attention in basketball...

 

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