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According to the United States Attorney’s Office, Nikolle Denise Dixon 24, of Fort Smith has been indicted for Embezzlement and Theft from Indian Tribal Organizations.

 

The Indictment alleges from in or about January 2013 to on or about January 5, 2014, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Nikolle Denise Dixon, did steal, embezzle and knowingly and willfully convert to her own use monies in excess of $1,000.00 which had been entrusted to her custody and care as an employee of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, an Indian tribal organization.

 

The charge is a result of an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

The charge is in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1163, punishable by no more than 5 years imprisonment, up to $250,000.00 or both.

 

 

A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt. A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.”

According to the United States Attorney’s Office, Sammie Wayne Cox 51, of Spiro, Oklahoma was indicted for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession of Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, and Felon in Possession of Firearm.

 

The Indictment alleges on or about October 30, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Sammie Wayne Cox, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute fifty (50) grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance.

 

It also alleged On or about October 30, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United States, that is, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine as alleged in Count One and the Defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, firearms which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

 

The charges are a result of an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

 

The charges are in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A)(viii), punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment, up to $10,000,000.00 or both; Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 5 years imprisonment, up to $250,000.00 fine; and Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to $250,000.00 fine or both

 

A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt. A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.”

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 21:40

Arrests Made in Pittsburg Co. Homicide Case

According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, two arrests were made on Wednesday, Dec 9th, involving the homicide of a man whose body was found in Dow Lake near Haileyville Tuesday.


According to the report, McAlester police  and Pittsburg County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 15 year-old male in McAlester Wednesday afternoon.


The juvenile was arrested on a complaint of first degree murder.


He will be confined inside a juvenile detention facility.


Jodi Langham Ward 21, was also arrested by an OSBI agent and deputy during a traffic stop at BusinessHighway 69, north of McAlester.


Ward was booked into the Pittsburg County jail on a complaint of accessory to murder.


OSBI continues to investigate the homicide and will release the victim’s name as soon as a positive identification has been made.

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 21:30

Monroe Christmas Parade set for December 19th

The small town of Monroe Oklahoma will hold the Annual Monroe Community Christmas Parade on Saturday December 19 at 11:00 am.


Free lunch will be served after the parade in the community building.


Hickory Street west of Rawsom Ridge Road. The parade route will travel down Hickory Street toward downtown, loop around by the post office and back downtown.

 

They are also planning a covered wagon ride nativity story.


Everyone is welcome to join in the parade with a float, so bring your wagon or trailer, a group of walkers, horseback riders, ATV’s or anything else and come out and join in on the fun in Monroe on Saturday December 19th.

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 21:05

Louis Elmer Musgrove Obituary

Louis Elmer Musgrove of Wister, Oklahoma was born September 5, 1922 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to J.R. and Edith (Bingham) Musgrove and passed away December 8, 2015 in Talihina, Oklahoma at the age of 93.

 

He is survived by:

One daughter:

Sherry Miller and husband Cal of Wister, Oklahoma

One sister:

Lena Wheeler of San Antonio, Texas

One granddaughter:

Corinna Sanginario

Numerous nieces and nephews

 

Louis was a veteran of the United States Army Air Forces, where he served his country in World War II and was of the Nazarene faith.

 

Private family services will be held at a later date

 

. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.

 

To sign Mr. Musgrove’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 06:58

Bertha Louise Patterson

Bertha Louise Patterson, 69, of Monroe, OK passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 in Monroe.

 

Bertha was born February 28, 1946 in Ft. Smith, AR to Elmer & Evelyn (Armsteadt) Moss.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rayburn Patterson Sr.; her parents; daughter, Nancy M. Patterson; brothers, Raymond House (Van Buren) , Paul Moss (Poteau), Johnny Moss (Gans).

 

Survivors include her daughter, Tina; sons, Bruce Patterson; Rayburn & wife Ashley Patterson, James Lee all of Monroe, OK; sisters, Marlene Tucker of Alma, AR, Nancy Ayers of Ft. Smith, AR; grandson, Tyson; granddaughters, Montana & Kiyli; brothers, John Moss of Rock Island, OK, James Moss of Bokoshe, OK, Jerry Moss of Ft. Smith, AR, Kenny Moss & Floyd Moss of Poteau, OK

 

Services will be 10 am Friday, December 11, 2015 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.

 

Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau.

 

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

UPDATE: All occupants in the pickup at Cato creek on Lake Tenkiller have been safely rescued. A private citizen in a pontoon boat was able to assist prior to lake patrol arrival. A wrecker service is enroute to retrieve the vehicle. 

 

 

OKW first reported

 

Oklahoma Highway Partol respond to a report of a pickup in the water with an adult female, juvenile female and a dog inside the vehicle.

 

According to the OHP -  At 12:25 pm on December 9th, units were called to respond to State Highway 82 at the Cherokee/Sequoyah county on Tenkiller lake at Cato Creek.

 

Units responding:
Trooper Cody Cross - Marine Enforcement
Trooper Larry Norman - Marine Enforcement
Trooper Kyle Henson
Trooper Stan Roedenbeck

 

No other information is available at this time.

 

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 05:56

SEMI VS ELECTRIC POLE


A Tankersly Food truck knocked over a power line on Wednesday in Poteau.


The incident happened next to Blondie’s Diner on Broadway.


No injuries were reported.


OG&E were called to replace the pole.

 

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Wednesday, 09 December 2015 10:59

Jewel LeFlore

Jewel LeFlore, 77, of Red Oak, OK passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in McAlester, OK. Jewel was born August 8, 1938 in Huntsville, AL to Clyde W. & Ruby (Hornbuckle) Morrow.

 

She was a bookkeeper.

 

 

Jewel was preceded in death by her parents.

 

 

Survivors include her husband Joe of the home; son, Buddy Meredith of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren, Mellissa & Gene Pheiffer of Skiatook, OK, John Meredith III of Tulsa, OK; sister, Diana Bell & Leroy Takao of Huntsville, AL; niece & nephew, Debbie & Allen Armstrong; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

 

 

Services will be 2pm, Friday, December 11, 2015 graveside at LeFlore Cemetery, LeFlore, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.

 

 

In lieu of flowers please contribute to your favorite charity in Jewel's name.

 

 

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

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 09:40

PKMS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Pansy Kidd Middle School announces Students of the Month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 8th grade - Kyle Cobb
Parents: Michael & Kim Cobb
Electives: Art, Athletics, Gifted & Talented, National Jr. Honor Society and Academic Team.
I like school because: I get to hang out with my friends and play basketball.

 

skye parker

 

8th grade - Skye Parker
Parents: Dana and Brooks Parker
Electives: Athletics, Family & Consumer Science, National Jr. Honor Society and FCCLA.

 

jake

 

7th grade - Jake Patterson
Parents: Karri and Kelly Patterson
Electives: Athletics, Gifted & Talented, Student Council, National Jr. Honor Society, Academic Team,
Family & Consumer Science and FCCLA.
I like school because: I get to learn all of the things I have to know later in life.

 

chloe

 

7th grade - Chloe Gotes
Parents: Vicki and Shannon Gotes
Electives: National Jr. Honor Society, Choir, FCCLA and Cheerleading.
I like school because: I get to do Choir.

 

shiloh

 

6th grade - Shiloh Fletcher
Parents: Paul & Dory Fletcher
Electives: Athletics, Family & Consumer Science and FCCLA
I like school because: I get to see my friends and I get to learn new things.

 

tanner

 

6th grade - Tanner Hill
Parents: Doug and Lori Hill
Electives: Athletics and Band
I like school because: It's fun and I like to learn and I get to play with my friends.

 

 

 

 

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