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September 20th, 2012

Twenty-Two Counties Removed from Governor’s Burn Ban

September 20, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today signed an executive order removing 22 counties from a statewide Governor Burn Ban that has been in place since August 3. Fifty five counties remain under a state-issued burn ban. The change in the Governor Burn Ban is due to improving wild land fire conditions and comes at the request of Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

Deputy airlifted after collision

September 20, 2012

Timothy M. Rees, of Antlers, was transported to the Pushmataha Hospital after a vehicle collision on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

Rees was traveling east on HWY 3 in a 2007 GMC pulling a 2008 Prowler trailer when he slowed to make a right hand turn and a 2007 Ford that was behind him struck his trailer in the rear.

Rees suffered from internal trunk injuries. His granddaughters (and passengers), Serenity Miller, 6 months old, and Haven Miller, 3 year old, were not injured.

Search warrants yield drugs and firearms

September 20, 2012

Three county men are facing multiple felonies after search warrants were executed on their residences in Pushmataha County.

A county man is facing multiple felonies after a search of his residence uncovered drugs and firearms.

According to information filed in district court, a search warrant was issued for the residence of David McDonald; and the residence of Troy Hughes.

September 17th

Pushmataha County Fair to take place Sept. 19th - 22nd

September 17, 2012

Once again it is time for the Pushmataha County Free Fair to take place. Indoor fair entries will be accepted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 beginning at 10:00 a.m. and will close at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday, September 20, 2012, all baked goods and fresh flower arrangements must be entered by 9:00 a.m. The exhibit building will be closed until after the judging is completed.

All livestock must be entered by 12:00 - noon, on Thursday, September 20, 2012.

Drugs found during stop

September 17, 2012

A county man is facing a felony drug count after a pipe for smoking methamphetamine was found during a traffic stop.

Pushmataha County Sheriff's Deputy James Marzek was assisting the Oklahoma Highway Patrol with a vehicle safety check at the intersection of Buddy Renee Rd. and Post Oak Rd. on Sept. 1.

Marzek made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Alejandro Hernandez. When asked for his driver's license and insurance, Hernandez told the deputy his license was in his work truck. Marzek noticed the man seemed nervous and his eyes were bloodshot.

Marijuana found during stop

September 17, 2012

A county man faces drug charges after a traffic stop turned up marijuana and paraphernalia.

On August 31, at approx. 9 p.m., Deputy James Marzek, with the Pushmataha County Sheriff's Department, stopped a blue minivan at State Highway 2 and Lawson in Clayton.

During the stop, Marzek smelled alcohol and marijuana in the van and asked everyone to exit the vehicle. A passenger in the front seat, Roy Smith, had an open can of beer and a hand-rolled marijuana cigarette on the floor by his feet, according to reports filed in district court.

Exemptions Added to Statewide Burn Ban

September 17, 2012

Burn Ban Remains in Effect Due to Continued Wildfire Danger

Governor Mary Fallin today announced that exemptions have been added to the statewide burn ban, although the Governor’s Burn Ban continues to remain in effect. The decision was made in consultation with Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and based on existing wildfire fuel conditions and ongoing drought.

September 6th

Local boy contracts West Nile Virus

September 6, 2012

The story of Summer 2012 has been the record-breaking effects of West Nile Virus, a story that hits close to home with the news that an Antlers boy is among those who have contracted the illness.

Although symptoms range from mild to life-threatening, the boy suffered a milder case of the virus, according to his grandmother.

Drugs found during traffic stop

September 6, 2012

A Pushmataha County man is facing felony charges of possession of methamphetamine after a drug dog alerted to the presence of drugs during a traffic stop last week.

According to information filed in district court, Deputy Shawn Culver, Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Department, was requested to assist Deputy James Marzek north of the Nashoba turnoff on Highway 271 at approx. 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Largest Gas Price Increase for August in Seven Years

September 6, 2012

National average gas prices increased 30.8 cents or 8.75 percent a gallon in August. This was the largest monthly price increase since April 2011 and the second highest increase for the month of August in AAA’s records, which date to 2000.

“It has been a really tough summer for drivers nationwide with high gas prices breaking daily records,” said Chuck Mai, AAA Oklahoma spokesman. “Every week there seems to be something new driving up gas prices, whether it is a major refinery fire, a pipeline closure or a Gulf Coast hurricane.” 

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