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Saturday, 09 January 2016 23:07

Authorities work homicide in LeFlore County

According to the LeFlore County Sheriff's Office Facebook post, they are investigating a homicide in South LeFlore County.


The shooting involved 17 year old Juvenile female suspect and a 45 year old female victim.


According to the post the sheriff’s office has the 17 year old suspect in custody.


This incident is currently under investigation.

Authorities work homicide in LeFlore County - 3.0 out of 5 based on 2 votes


According to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Adrian Michael Seal, 37, of Ada, pled guilty to Possession of Certain Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Minors. This is a crime punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00 or both.

 

The charges are a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was indicted in December, 2015.

 

The Indictment alleged that between in or about October 2014 and on or about July 16, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Adrian Michael Seal, did knowingly possess and attempt to possess matters which contained visual depictions, as that term is defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2256(5), the production of said visual depictions involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct and said visual depictions were of such sexually explicit conduct and had been transported in interstate commerce by computer.

 

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

 

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Saturday, 09 January 2016 22:10

Powerball Winning Numbers for January 9th


Here are the winning Powerball numbers for Powerball jackpot which has reached a record $900 million just hours ahead of Saturday night's drawing.


The winning Numbers are:
32, 16, 19, 57, 34, and Powerball 13


The lucky winner will take home an estimated $558 million if they choose a lump-sum cash prize.


If no one happens to strike it rich this time, the prize for the next drawing on Wednesday would reach a staggering $1.3 billion.

 

Did you win?

Powerball Winning Numbers for January 9th - 4.3 out of 5 based on 3 votes
Friday, 08 January 2016 20:12

Autism Awareness Walk

 

The Pervasive Parenting Center will host an Autism Awareness Walk Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. This will be held at the Jay Reynolds Park in Sallisaw, OK.


The walk will be held to raise awareness for the growing number of children diagnosed with autism each year. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be free food and drinks available.


“April is autism awareness month,” said Kodey Toney, center director. “The numbers are increasing every year. I don’t think it’s necessarily about awareness as much as it is acceptance now. We want to use this day to celebrate the people in our lives who are coping with this disorder every day.”


According to the Center for Disease Control 1 in 68 are diagnosed with the neurological disorder. Autism Spectrum Disorder affects children’s social and language skills.


The Pervasive Parenting Center was created to help families in eastern Oklahoma find resources available for people diagnosed with autism and other disabilities.


“We just want to be a place where people can come for answers,” said Toney. “I know how crazy it can seem for a family who has just received a diagnosis if you don’t know what to do next. We can help you find what is out there and where you need to go.”


If you have any questions contact Kodey Toney @ 918-658-5076 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


According to a press release from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, snow is being reported in the Oklahoma Panhandle and Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews are treating slick spots along highways in Cimarron and Texas counties.


A winter mix is forecast to develop across northern and central Oklahoma tonight and into Saturday, and crews, including those in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metros, are monitoring closely and readying materials and equipment. Drivers are urged to check weather conditions before traveling and be prepared to alter or delay plans if necessary.



CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING
The following highways are closed due to high water. Updates will be issued as conditions change. Do NOT drive into high water. Drivers are cautioned to heed warning signs and to not drive around barricades.


Cherokee County
SH-80 about three miles west of Hulbert is closed
Coal County
SH-31B near Olney is reduced and flaggers are directing traffic
Johnston County
SH-22 at Butcher Pen Creek is closed
LeFlore County
US-270 at Wister Lake between Wister and Heavener is closed
McCurtain County
US-259A at Beavers Bend is closed
If drivers must travel out of state they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.


Oklahoma Road Conditions Hotline


1-844-465-4997 (844-4OK-HWYS)
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
For Oklahoma turnpike information, call 877-403-7623 or go to www.pikepass.com
Out-of-State Road Conditions
Arkansas 800-245-1672 www.idrivearkansas.com
Colorado 303-639-1111 www.cotrip.org
Kansas 866-511-5368 511.ksdot.org
Missouri 888-275-6636 www.modot.org
New Mexico 800-432-4269 www.nmroads.com
Texas 800-452-9292 www.drivetexas.org


OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Mary Fallin today announced she is appointing Kelly Morgan Greenough to a district judge post serving Tulsa and Pawnee counties. Greenough will replace the late Carlos Chappelle, who retired last year.


Greenough, of Tulsa, currently is director of Tulsa County’s domestic violence court, which is the first of its kind in Oklahoma. She previously spent more than five years with the Tulsa County public defender’s office.


“Kelly Greenough is an experienced litigator who will serve the people of Tulsa and Pawnee counties well,” said Fallin. “She has amassed a wealth of legal experience that will make her an excellent judge.”


Greenough was responsible for designing and implementing Tulsa County’s integrated domestic violence court, which began operating in 2014. She now handles day-to-day operations of the court, along with financial reporting associated with the U.S. Department of Justice grant that funds the court.


Greenough previously represented children in adoptions, guardianships and high-conflict divorce and paternity cases as an assistant public defender. She also handled workers’ compensation cases in private practice and worked as an attorney for the State Insurance Fund.


Greenough earned her law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University.


Greenough and her husband, Charles, have two children.

Friday, 08 January 2016 15:45

Craft Entrepreneurship Opportunity

The Choctaw Nation is hosting a Craft Entrepreneurship Opportunity for Businesses.


This free Esty Craft Entrepreneurship class is to help individuals interested in expanding their business online and making products available through their own Esty website.


The workshop is taught by certified Esty trainers who will help people to build a webpage and sell their products online.


The workshop will include courses:


Becoming and Entrepreneur
Getting started on Esty
Pricing and Shipping
Strategies for Growth
Building and Marketing a Craft Brand
Photo Workshop

 

The training location in Poteau will be on February 11th from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Kiamichi Technology Center.


This opportunity is sponsored by:
Choctaw Nation Small Business Development / REI Women's Business Center
Oklahoma Small Business Development Center / Kiamichi Technology Center-Poteau.


Computers Provided - Limited Supply


It is recommended to bring your own computer

 

To register for the free event email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Craft Entrepreneurship Opportunity - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote
Friday, 08 January 2016 09:25

PKMS Students of the Month

Pansy Kidd Middle School Announces Students of the month of January.

 

 

Congratulations goes out to these students for being chosen as "Students of the Month"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th grade - Kadin Repass
Parents: Kevin and Valeri Repass
Electives: High School Band, Athletics, National Jr. Honor Society, and Student Counselor.
I like school because: I get to hang out with my friends and learn.

 

 

 

 

victoria parson

8th grade - Victoria Parson
Parents: Dana Parson
Electives: Art and Family & Consumer Science
I like school because: It provides me with a source of learning and wonder.

 

 

 

landin perkin

7th grade - Landon Perkin
Parents: Jim and Mary Perkin
Electives: Band and P.E.
I like school because: Some of the classes are fun.

 

 

 

sara fowler
7th grade - Sara Fowler
Parents: Kandrea & Toby Fowler
Electives: Band
I like school because: I get to hang out with my friends and play the trumpet.

 

 

 

emily teague new

6th grade - Emily Teague
Parents: Casey and Lynn Smittle
Electives: Band, Art and Gifted & Talented
I like school because: I get to learn new things that I usually wouldn't.

 

 

tate weldon

6th grade - Tate Weldon
Parents: Duane and Amy Weldon
Electives: Family & Consumer Science, Athletics and Gifted & Talented.
I like school because: It offers opportunities in the future and I learn.


According to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, a Broken Bow Man Pleads guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon.

 

According to the report, the charges for Antonio Juan Paredes, 26 of Broken Bow are a result of an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police, the Broken Bow Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was indicted in December, 2015.


The Indictment alleged that on or about July 21, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, at the Choctaw Travel Plaza in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, in Indian Country, within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, the defendant, Paredes, an Indian, assaulted M.C. with a dangerous weapon, with the intent to do bodily harm.

 

This crime is punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00 or both.

 

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing.

 

The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

 

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Friday, 08 January 2016 14:55

Todd Clark Bird Obituay

Todd Clark Bird, 49, of Panama, OK passed away Monday, January 4, 2016 in Panama.

 

Todd was born September 25, 1966 in Hiawatha, KS to Clark & Jonnie (Parks) Bird.

 

He was a nurse.

 

 

Todd is survived by his wife Cheryl of the home; daughter & son in law, Chandra & Jerod Short of Keota, OK; son , Ryan Bird of Panama, OK; 2 grandchildren, Haven & Kaiglynn Short; father, Clark Bird & sister, Polly Williams of West Plains, MO; 4 brothers, Brad Bird of MO, Chris Bird of KS, Scott Bird of CO, and Phillip Bird; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

 

 

Memorial services 1 pm, Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Panama Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. David Nolan officiating.

 

You may leave an online message at www.evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com

 

The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, OK

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