The Daily Press http://www.poteaudailynews.com http://www.poteaudailynews.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Poteau Daily News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-05-25T14:12:16-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:16854Voluntary evacuations in Wister2015-05-25T14:12:16-04:002015-05-25T14:12:16-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsPoteau, OKKim RossVoluntary evacuations in WisterThe Poteau Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:16854Change0Usable2015-05-25T14:12:16-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:16853Floods, storms chances continue all week2015-05-25T12:25:01-04:002015-05-25T12:25:01-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsThe National Weather Service in Tulsa said we have an elevated risk for tornadoes this afternoon and into tonight as severe thunderstorms move back into the area. Showers and storms have started to develop across West-Central Texas this morning and will track into southeastern Oklahoma this afternoon and spread into northwest Arkansas by late afternoon.The storms have a chance of being severe with large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes. A flash flood watch is in effect through tonight into Tuesday morning. Thunderstorm chances will remain throughout the week. Poteau, OKNo author availableFloods, storms chances continue all weekThe Poteau Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:16853Change0Usable2015-05-25T12:25:01-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:16848VIDEO: Homemade Basic BBQ Sauce2015-05-22T10:57:02-04:002015-05-22T10:57:02-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily News<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script><div class="ndn_embed" data-config-widget-id="2" style="width:390px;height:219px" data-config-type="VideoPlayer/Single" data-config-tracking-group="90711" data-config-playlist-id="13434" data-config-video-id="29107371" data-config-site-section="horizon"></div>Poteau, OKNo author availableVIDEO: Homemade Basic BBQ SauceThe Poteau Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:16848Change0Usable2015-05-22T10:57:02-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:16847Fort Sill soldier's body recovered from Oklahoma creek2015-05-22T10:55:39-04:002015-05-22T10:55:39-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsAccording to a Fort Sill news release, the body of Staff Sgt. David Hawkins was recovered Thursday afternoon by Fort Sill firefighters and an Oklahoma Highway Patrol water rescue team.The release says the 32-year-old was apparently attempting to drive across a low water crossing on Sunday when his vehicle was swept into the flooded creek. The car was recovered on Monday.Poteau, OKNo author availableFort Sill soldier's body recovered from Oklahoma creekThe Poteau Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:16847Change0Usable2015-05-22T10:55:39-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:16846Choctaw Day tonight in Poteau2015-05-22T10:52:52-04:002015-05-22T10:52:52-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsThere will be artists, singers, dancers, vendors, informational booths and more.The cultural program will start at 7 p.m. with Chief Gary Batton and Assistant Chief Jack Austin set to attend. Tribal membership services will start at 5 p.m. and a beading class from 6-6:45 p.m. Also at 5 p.m. you can apply for a CBIB card. Bring original documents for verification, plus copies. Call (800) 522-6170 ext. 4030 for more information.Poteau, OKNo author availableChoctaw Day tonight in PoteauThe Poteau Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:16846Change0Usable2015-05-22T10:52:52-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:16844VIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"2015-05-21T15:09:24-04:002015-05-21T15:09:24-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily News<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script><div class="ndn_embed" data-config-widget-id="2" style="width:390px;height:219px" data-config-type="VideoPlayer/Single" data-config-tracking-group="90711" data-config-playlist-id="13434" data-config-video-id="29111252" data-config-site-section="horizon"></div>Poteau, OKNo author availableVIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"The Poteau Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:16844Change0Usable2015-05-21T15:09:24-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:16841Oklahoma governor requests federal disaster assistance2015-05-20T11:43:57-04:002015-05-20T11:43:57-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsFallin sent a letter to President Barack Obama Tuesday that says Oklahoma's latest round of severe storms began May 5. Since then, the state has experienced widespread flash flooding, damaging winds, baseball-size hail and at least 25 tornadoes.Three Oklahomans have died because of the storms. In addition, 828 homes and businesses were damaged. Of those, 157 were destroyed and 237 sustained major damage.Poteau, OKNo author availableOklahoma governor requests federal disaster assistanceThe Poteau Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:16841Change0Usable2015-05-20T11:43:57-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:16840Flooding causes business closures2015-05-20T09:10:38-04:002015-05-20T09:09:06-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsAlso closed is the Choctaw Nation Health Services in Talihina.Poteau, OKKim RossFlooding causes business closuresThe Poteau Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:16840Change0Usable2015-05-20T09:09:06-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:16839BREAKING NEWS: Floods cause LeFlore County travel issues2015-05-20T14:01:01-04:002015-05-20T09:02:13-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsU.S. Highway 270 is closed just south of the U.S. 270/271 intersection between Heavener and Wister. Oklahoma Highway 82 is closed between Bengal and Talihina. According to LeFlore County Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson, the roads in the Haw Creek Community also are covered by water.Most low water crossings in the southern end of the county will be impassable due to rising waters. Poteau, OKKim RossBREAKING NEWS: Floods cause LeFlore County travel issuesThe Poteau Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:16839Change0Usable2015-05-20T09:02:13-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:16835DAILY FEATURE: Remember then?2015-05-18T15:46:04-04:002015-05-18T15:46:04-04:00Copyright 2010 The Poteau Daily NewsToday's look-back is for Thursday, July 19, 1951.Headlines include: • New Fire Station Urged for Poteau; Firemen Praised • Architect Coming To Draw Up Plans For Auditorium • Divorces Lead Marriages Here Almost 4 to 1 • Repairs on Two State Highways Near Completion • Two Men Killed on Highway 271 During Weekend Review the attachments for photos.Poteau, OKNo author availableDAILY FEATURE: Remember then?The Poteau Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:16835Change0Usable2015-05-18T15:46:04-04:00