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VIDEO OF THE DAY: TIME Releases Most Influential People List

April 17, 2015

TIME Magazine has revealed the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of what it considers the 100 most influential people in the world.

One dead in morning accident outside Poteau

April 17, 2015

One person has died following a head-on collision on Oklahoma Highway 112 outside Poteau. The accident occurred around 8:45 a.m. Friday morning.

Traffic was backed up for roughly 15-30 minutes both ways while crews worked the scene.

One driver was hospitalized, according to first responders. The identities of those involved have not been released yet. More information will be posted when it becomes available.

AG vows to protect Bible distribution at Oklahoma schools

April 15, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says religious freedoms are under attack in Oklahoma and he's telling public school districts across the state he's ready to protect them for allowing citizens to distribute Bibles in schools.

Emergency crews working to rescue trapped hiker

April 14, 2015

Emergency crews are working [April 14 12:20 p.m.] to rescue a hiker trapped by rising waters overnight in the Big Cedar area.
No other information is available at this time.

DAILY FEATURE: Remember then?

April 14, 2015

Here's a look back at the LeFlore County Sun in 1990.
See attachments for additional pictures.

Flash Flood Warning issued for LeFlore County

April 13, 2015

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL MUSKOGEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
EASTERN HASKELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
EASTERN LATIMER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
LE FLORE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
NORTHEASTERN PUSHMATAHA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
SEQUOYAH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
SOUTHEASTERN CHEROKEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 1000 PM CDT

* AT 355 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
AREAS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. 2 TO 3

Monday rain brings flooding risk

April 13, 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for northern LeFlore County, as well as several other counties in southeastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. The advisory lasts until 3:30 p.m. Monday.

A hazardous weather outlook by the NWS said flash flood risk is limited, but heavy rain risk is elevated and ongoing.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to move through the area today as a cold front moves through, especially those areas southeast of Interstate 44.

Inspection found no problem at Oklahoma ice cream plant

April 10, 2015

DALLAS (AP) — Days after a foodborne illness was linked to Blue Bell ice cream products, a state inspection of an Oklahoma plant later tied to the infection praised the facility for having no violations and doing a "great job," according to a copy of the inspection report.

Inspectors had no reason to check for listeria during the routine March 18 review as no problems were detected and the facility didn't have a history of issues linked to the illness, said Stan Stromberg, director of the food safety division for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry..

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Mixed bag for Tiger Woods in Masters Return

April 10, 2015

In his first round of competitive golf since February, Tiger Woods shot a 1-over 73 at the Masters on Thursday.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for LeFlore County

April 9, 2015

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Latimer and Le Flore County until 6:15 p.m.

The following was posted by the National Weather Service in Tulsa.

* AT 526 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BENGAL...AND
MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO
ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IN OR NEAR THE PATH INCLUDE...FANSHAWE...SUMMERFIELD...
LAKE WISTER STATE PARK...WISTER...HODGEN...HOWE...HEAVENER...POTEAU

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jack Nicklaus Sinks Hole-In-One In Par-3 Contest

April 9, 2015

The Masters Par 3 Contest was a success, entertaining crowds with cute kid caddies, numerous holes in one and more than a few big-name stars -- some who weren't even golfers.

Significant Weather Advisory

April 8, 2015

SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...
THIS OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AS WELL AS MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.

DISCUSSION...
WEDNESDAY...THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA LATE THIS AFTERNOON IN THE VICINITY OF A COLD FRONT AND DRY LINE.
WITH A MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIRMASS IN PLACE ACROSS THE REGION...THE STORMS WILL LIKELY BECOME SEVERE WITH ALL MODES OF SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE AS THE STORMS TRACK ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA INTO NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.

Emergency personnel respond to semi rollover

April 8, 2015

Emergency crews are responding [April 8 10:20 a.m.] to an accident with injuries on U.S. Highway 259 near Big Cedar.
According to dispatch information, a semi-trailer loaded with logs has rolled over onto its side.
It is unknown how many or how serious injuries are.

THIRD UPDATE: Nine of 10 precincts reporting in Poteau races

April 7, 2015

Unofficial results Jeff Shockley wins Mayor; Jim Seale wins Street Commissioner; Jim Sommers wins Ward 4, Seat 2; Monte Shockley II wins Ward 2, Seat 2. Waiting on other election results.

With nine of 10 precincts reporting as of 7:45 p.m. Jeff Shockley leads the Mayor's race, Jim Seale leads for Street Commissioner, Jim Sommers leads for Ward 4, Seat 2 Council Members and Monte Shockley II leads for Ward 2, Seat 2.

Election numbers coming in

April 7, 2015

CITY OF POTEAU

FOR MAYOR CITY OF POTEAU
0 of 10 Precincts Completely Reporting
Absentee and early voting numbers
Jeff Shockley 91 73.39 %
Jody Ray Adams 33 at 26.61 %

FOR COUNCIL MEMBER, WARD NO. 2 SEAT 2 CITY OF POTEAU

Vaugh Barnes 32 at 26.45 %
Monte Shockley II 89 at 73.55 percent

FOR COUNCIL MEMBER, WARD NO. 4 SEAT 2 CITY OF POTEAU

Jim Sommers 70 at 56.45%
Tony Riley 54 at 43.55 %

FOR STREET COMMISSIONER CITY OF POTEAU

Jim Seale 93 at 75%
Shannon Stubbs 31 @ 25 $

Only early and absentee voting included

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