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August 16th, 2013

Deputy makes felony stop after driver waves gun

August 16, 2013

Pushmataha County Sheriffs Deputy Marzek radioed dispatch to inform them that he was going to need another Deputy to his location after he saw the driver of a blue pickup raise a rifle in the back glass.

Deputy Marzek was on patrol when he saw a pickup go partially into the ditch on Nelson Road when the two vehicles were getting ready to meet. According to the police report, the driver of the pickup waved at the deputy like he was glad to see him.

August 12th

Spiders of Oklahoma: Black Widow

August 12, 2013

The female black widow spider (Figure 3) is slightly larger than the brown recluse and is glossy black in color. It is globular in shape and never hairy. It has eight eyes arranged in two rows. The overall length of the female (legs extended) is about 1 1/2 inches and the male is much smaller, about 1 inch long. The male usually has three light streaks on his abdomen but is recognizable by knob-like appendages on the front of the head. The female has slim, glossy black legs, but the best recognition mark is a reddish hourglass-shaped spot on the underside of her globular abdomen.

August 8th

Spiders of Oklahoma: Brown Recluse

August 8, 2013

With a wet July behind us, we have been introduced to a very hot and humid August. When this happens it is common for residents to see an increase in insects including spiders, roaches, flies and mosquitoes. Although roaches, flies and mosquitoes are annoying little pests they normally do not cause any medical or health issues for humans. Spiders however, can cause many problems. Especially the poisonous ones.

August 5th

Suspect wanted after double homicide

August 5, 2013

Authorities are looking for a suspect after a late-night shooting in Choctaw County left two men dead. Officials say the shooting happened late Saturday night at an apartment complex in Hugo.

According to the OSBI, Hugo police received a call around 11 p.m. on Saturday to 541 Southwind Acres Apartments off South 15th Street. Upon arrival, they found two men had been shot multiple times. Both victims were pronounced dead.

July 29th

Severe storms and dangerous heat expected in Push Co

July 29, 2013

Pushmataha county and much of southeastern Oklahoma and northeast Texas are under severe thunderstorm and dangerous heat advisories for today and into tonight.

A frontal boundary extending form the Oklahoma panhandle into northeast Texas will move north as a warm front today and tonight. Scattered thunderstorms will develop in the vicinity of the front, especially this afternoon. However, the greatest storm coverage will be in northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas where the upper level support is the greatest.

July 26th

Pushmataha County under Flash Flood Watch

July 26, 2013

We can expect more showers and possibly a thunderstorm this evening headed into tonight. Experts are expecting chances to dwindle off after 1 a.m.

Our area will remain under a flash flood watch until 7:00 p.m. with some areas expected to see up to 3 inches of rain. However, most will only see around an inch.

July 22nd

Antlers to shut down water for 8 hours

July 22, 2013

The City of Antlers will be shutting down the city's water supply on Wednesday, July 24th, beginning at 10:00 p.m. for line repair. They anticipate the water supply being restored before 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 25th.

July 19th

Officer has fractured hand after confrontation

July 19, 2013

Officers of the Antlers Police Department were assaulted when conducting a welfare check over the weekend at the Sportsmans Inn in Antlers.

Officer Stewart Stanfield, with the assistance of Pushmataha County Sheriff Deputy Russell Bailey, was dispatched to the Sportsmans Inn to check on the welfare of Douglas Flatt. When they arrived and opened the door to the room Flatt was residing in, a white make was hiding behind the door.

Local man killed in shootout in OKC

July 19, 2013

Kevin Miller, 42 year old male of Antlers, was shot and killed in northeast Oklahoma City late Saturday night.

Police report that around 11:30 p.m., several people traded gunfire in the parking lot of The Oak Room, a bar located at N.E. 50th Street and Lincoln in OKC. Miller was struck by gunfire and died at a nearby hospital.

Three other men were also shot and wounded. Also wounded in the shooting were Aaron Brown, 22, Joe Brown, 41, and Michael Hogue, 33; all of Oklahoma City. Their conditions are not known.

Author with local ties publishes book

July 19, 2013

By Vickie L. Peach Wilkins


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