Archive - 2014
Law enforcement officials are looking for an escaped inmate in Atoka county, considered armed and dangerous.
56-year-old, Kenneth Beasley, is a white man-- 5'11", weighing about 200 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.
The Atoka County Sheriff's office says Beasley escaped from the Howard McLeod Correctional Center Wednesday evening.
He has a scar above his left eye, and multiple tattoos, including leaves and mushrooms on his left wrist, and cherries on his right wrist.
The Department of Corrections website shows Beasley was serving time for armed robbery.
An ER doctor, at Choctaw Memorial Hospital in Hugo, was arrested after allegedly assaulting a police officer.
Police say around 12:30 Tuesday morning, 50-year-old Dr. Steve Mederios refused to treat an inmate who had ripped out his stitches.
The inmate then tried to attack the doctor but was quickly restrained by an officer. Medeiros then verbally attacked the officer and bumped the officer with his chest.
State Superintendent Janet Barresi, after feeling the pressure from voters and state officials, finally exempted two students at Moyers Public School from state testing Wednesday after the schoolâ€™s superintendent posted an impassioned note on the systemâ€™s Facebook page, and it went viral!
Choctaw Chief Gregory E. Pyle will be announcing his retirement during a festive celebration April 24 in honor of his 65th birthday.
Pyleâ€™s career with the Choctaw Nation began on a tribal ranching board in the 1970s. He served 13 years as assistant chief and 17 years as chief. The Choctaw Nation has consistently progressed since Pyle took office in 1997. Growth in tribal revenue, jobs, services and cultural knowledge are among the goals that have been reached in the past 17 years.
In an effort to relax certain laws, an ordinance was passed during the April Antlers City Council meeting to remove a city code that has been in place since 2009 (or possibly long before then) that banned pocket knives within City limits. However, an important subsection was left out by the Council which kept pocket knives illegal and had residents of Antlers up in arms.
During a special meeting that was held on Wednesday, April 16th, the subsection was added to the ordinance and refilled. The law has been remanded.
Four lives were claimed in Grant on Sunday night after a vehicle failed to yield and pulled out in front of another vehicle.
The fatality collision took place one mile west of Grant on HWY 271 in Choctaw County at approximately 9:00 p.m.
What happened, according to the OHP Trooperâ€™s report, was that vehicle 1, being operated by Celina E. Pereze-Landeros of Dallas, T.X., was headed south on 271 when vehicle 2, which was heading east failed to yield and pulled out in front of vehicle 1. Vehicle 2 was being operated by Rodney R. Sutterfield of Antlers.