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According to the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

 

Travis L. Smith, 32, of Henryetta, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 188 months imprisonment and 4 years supervised release for Distribution of Methamphetamine.

 

The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

 

The Indictment alleged that on or about October 22, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

 

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District 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 transportation to the designated federal facility in which he will serve his nonparoleable sentence.

 

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Sunday, 12 July 2015 22:28

The President coming to Oklahoma

President Obama to visit the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

 

 

 

According to the Choctaw Nation website - President Obama will be in Durant on Wednesday, July 15th.

 

 

 

He will visit the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and deliver remarks on expanding economic opportunity.

 

 

Sunday, 12 July 2015 22:21

Boat fire on Lake McAlester

 

A boat fire occurred on Lake McAlester on July 12, 2015 at 1:47pm in Pittsburg County.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol a 1997 boat operated by Michael Dunlap, 41, of Kiowa, OK, was traveling on the lake when the motor caught on fire.

 

The fire spread to the rest of the boat and all six occupants on the boat were evacuated.


OHP Troopers attempted to tow the boat to the shore but due to massive damage from the fire, the boat broke apart and sank.

 


The incident was investigated by the OHP, The McAlester Police Department and the Tannehill Fire Department.

Sunday, 12 July 2015 22:19

Airstrikes Continue in Iraq, Syria

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

 


SOUTHWEST ASIA, July 12, 2015 - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported Sunday.


Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place July 11, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.


Separately, Syrian aircraft conducted airstrikes within Raqqah near the timeframe of coalition forces, the officials said, noting the Syrian airstrikes were not coordinated with the coalition. The nearest coalition airstrike to the Raqqa city center was 6.75 km away and targeted four bridges, they said.


"Coalition airstrikes continue to protect gains made by partners on the ground while opening up new avenues to further diminish [ISIL] capabilities," said Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, CJTF-OIR chief of staff. "With more than 5,200 strikes in Syria and Iraq since the beginning of the air campaign, the coalition continues to show its commitment to supporting anti-[ISIL] forces."


Airstrikes in Syria
Bomber, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 16 airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Hasakah, eight airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and five ISIL tactical units destroying three ISIL vehicles, five ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL sniper position and three ISIL motorcycles.
-- Near Aleppo, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL bunker.
-- Near Raqqah, six airstrikes struck five ISIL staging areas and an ISIL personnel carrier destroying an ISIL t-wall and two ISIL excavators.
-- Near Kobani, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

 


Airstrikes in Iraq
Bomber, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 11 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:
-- Near Huwayjah, one airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and an ISIL rocket position, destroying two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL cache and two ISIL buildings.
-- Near Beiji, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit destroying two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL fuel tanker.
-- Near Fallujah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit destroying an ISIL rocket rail, an ISIL bunker and an ISIL artillery piece.
-- Near Habbaniyah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical destroying an ISIL rocket launcher, two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL boat.
-- Near Makhmur, one airstrike struck an ISIL rocket position.
-- Near Ramadi, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL structure.
-- Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit, destroying two ISIL vehicles and four ISIL buildings.
-- Near Tal Afar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL tunnel.

 


Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations, officials said.


Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

 

Saturday, 11 July 2015 23:36

WATER RELATED INCIDENT CHEROKEE COUNTY


At 3:09 pm on July 11, the Cherokee County Sheriff's office requested the marine enforcement unit to respond to a possible cardiac arrest at Party Cove on Lake Tenkiller in Cherokee County.


According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol – Trooper Gordan Chronister and Trooper Cody Cross arrived on the scene and were flagged down by individuals on a pontoon boat.


According to the report Loyd Lews, 67, of Muldrow was in the water and went into what they thought was a cardiac arrest.


Individuals at the scene performed CPR on Lews.


Trooper Chronister transported Lews, who was alert and breathing, to the Barnacle Bills Marina to meet with the Cherokee County EMS.


Lews was transported to WW Hasting Hospital in Tahlequah.

TRICARE Communications

 

With most children on summer vacation, parents may want to take this opportunity to ensure their children are getting adequate exercise and fresh air.

 

These are critical to develop children with healthy bodies and protecting them from future health problems.

 

According to a 2005 study, the average American child spends 44 hours per week staring at some kind of electronic screen, more than 6 hours per day. As a result, our children are overweight to the point of obesity.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the prevalence of obesity among children aged 6 to 11 more than doubled in the past 20 years, to 17 percent. The rate of clinically obese adolescents (aged 12-19) more than tripled, to 17.6 percent. The same report concludes that adding just one hour of moderate physical activity daily can help a child avoid the health problems associated with childhood obesity.

 

 

Spending more time outside is good for children beyond the weight loss and weight management benefit. Physical activity helps children deal better with stress. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that play protects children's emotional development; but less free time and a hurried lifestyle can be a source of stress, anxiety, and may contribute to depression for many children.

 

The AAP also reports that American children, especially minorities, need more Vitamin D. Spending time outside raises levels of Vitamin D, protecting children from bone problems and other health issues.

 

 

While many parents are aware of immunizations and make sure to get them on time, many forget the importance of playing outside and the tremendous health benefits that it affords children. This summer, be sure your children spend time playing outside.

 

Consider playing with them to reap your own health benefits and visit the Health and Wellness page on the TRICARE website for more healthy living ideas.

 

 

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Saturday, 11 July 2015 13:06

Sunday Spaghetti lunch and pie auction


A spaghetti dinner and pie auction are for Dylan Hackler is set for July 12th starting at 11 am and going until 1:30 pm at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center.

 


Dylan was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. Over the last six years we have used numerous costly therapies, treatments, diets and supplements. He has made great gains through these efforts but we believe he will be completely healed one day! We are taking a leap of faith! We have an appointment to visit Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama this July.

 

Through IV treatment Dylan will receive healthy cells which will attach themselves to any damaged cells. We are hoping to raise a majority of the expenses to limit the amount we will have to finance, Thank you for your support and prayers!

 


Anyone wishing to donate to the family an account has been set up to help defray expenses at Community State Bank. Or through Dylan's gofundme account at:

http://www.gofundme.com/DylanGrant


Come out and support Dylan $6.00 per plate


The Summer Concert series at the Donald W Reynolds Center is in full swing, but Saturday night July 11, 2015 was a very special concert series.


Local band Hillbilly Vegas performed and money was raised to help the Dylan Hackler family.


An autographed guitar was auctioned off with a $5 donation the money raised is for Dylan Hackler's medical expenses.


Race car driver Dennis Schoenfeld was on hand with his car and was signing autographs.

The concert was a part of the Hope For Dylan weekend. Which began Friday evening with a 5K run and will continue Sunday with a spaghetti lunch and pie auction from 11am until 1:30pm at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center.

 


Dylan was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. Over the last six years we have used numerous costly therapies, treatments, diets and supplements. He has made great gains through these efforts but we believe he will be completely healed one day! We are taking a leap of faith! We have an appointment to visit Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama this July.

 

Through IV treatment Dylan will receive healthy cells which will attach themselves to any damaged cells. We are hoping to raise a majority of the expenses to limit the amount we will have to finance, Thank you for your support and prayers!


Anyone wishing to donate to the family an account has been set up to help defray expenses at Community State Bank.


Or through Dylan's gofundme account at: http://www.gofundme.com/DylanGrant

 

 

Special night at the DWRCC Summer Concert Series - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

The Pink Zebra "a unique tanning boutique" is now open for business.


Owner is Jessica Johnson Hardesty Gilgo.


The Pink Zebra has an awesome crew with great tanning beds and products.


Check out their great line of products; summer dresses, tanning lotions, bikinis, sunglasses and much more.


The Pink Zebra is located at 1924 N Broadway in Poteau.


Entrance by Jack's Jewelry or The Clip Joint.


Hours are Monday through Friday 8am until 8pm
Saturday 9am until 8pm
Sunday 1pm until 9pm.

Poteau Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Business to Poteau - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

A personal injury collision occurred at approximately 4:41 am on July 10, 2015 on I40 mile marker 311 westbound, two-tenths east of Sallisaw in Sequoyah county.

 


According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol a 2005 Nissan Altima driven by Coty Bunch 27 from Stilwell, was westbound in the inside lane of I40. When he drifted into the outside lane, striking the left rear of a 2015 Freightliner driven by Larry Kempson, 28 from Covington, GA, which caused Bunch's vehicle to go underneath the trailer of the Freightliner. The impact caused the roof of Altima to become unattached and struck another 2015 Freightliner, driven by Curtis Thrash, 45 from Riverdale, GA.

 


Bunch was transported to Sparks Hospital in Ft. Smith by Pafford EMS, admitted in stable condition with head injury.


No other injuries were reported.

 


According to the report alcohol may have been the cause of the collision.


Investigated by Trooper Sheldon Dobbs of the Sequoyah county detachment.

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