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November 20th, 2014
The Choctaw Electric Cooperative recently contacted Mark Matloff, District Attorney for Choctaw, McCurtain, and Pushmataha Counties, concerning the information from its ongoing investigation into mismanagement and wrong doings within the cooperative.Â
According to CEC, they were directed to contact the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and deliver their information to them.Â They have subsequently met with an agent of the OSBI and provided the agent with the entirety of their information to date.Â
The Oklahoma State Fire Marshal and the Pushmataha County Sheriff's Department are investigating a deadly house fire that took place over Tuesday night in Pushmataha County.
The state fire marshal was on the scene Wednesday.
Authorities say a man and women died in the fire, at a home east of Antlers on HWY 3.
After a preliminary investigation, authorities are working on the theory the fire was accidental.
The victims' bodies have been sent to the medical examiners' office for identification.
On Monday, November 10, 2014, at approximately 4:45 p.m., a three vehicle collision on Main Street in Antlers surprisingly left no one injured after a Blazer flipped.
According to Antlers Police Department, Zachary McDaniel, driver of the Blazer, was pulling away from the stop sign located at the intersection of S.E. â€śEâ€ť Street and Main Street when a white van pulled onto the roadway from N.E. â€śEâ€ť traveling East.
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In Tuesdayâ€™s General Election, residents of Pushmataha County came out in record numbers to vote on several important matters and political offices; including but not limited to three state questions, one county question and positions from Governor of Oklahoma to local representatives.
One of the matters that residents were very interested in seeing was the results regarding liquor by the drink. A large number of voters cast their opinion on this one and the majority of residents voted against it. Liquor by the drink was voted down 1,1272 (52.11%) to 1,169 (47.89%).
Criminal charges could be brought against county officials in Pushmataha County.
After the Office of the State Auditor and Inspector released their audit findings for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 on Friday, Matloff had the task of looking over the extensive report, 66 pages total, and deciding if any of the information found within those pages warranted further investigation. Matloff decided it did and on Monday he request a full OSBI investigation.
Â Â Elk season is now closed in two of Oklahoma's seven private-lands hunting zones. As of Monday, hunters in the Southeast Zone had harvested the season quota of five elk, and hunters in the Special Northwest Zone had harvested the season quota of two elk. Elk archery season remains open on private lands in the other five zones; Northeast, Northwest, Panhandle, Southwest and Special Southwest zones.
On Monday, The Supreme Court turned away seven same-sex marriage cases in five states, including Oklahoma. And now, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted its stay on gay marriage in Oklahoma, meaning that same-sex marriage is now legal in the state.Â
The Supreme Court refused, for now, to take up the basic question of whether same-sex couples have a right to marriage.
Archery Hunting Seasons Open Oct. 1 for Deer, Elk, Bear, Antelope, Turkey
October 1 is opening day for several major archery hunting seasons in Oklahoma. And prospects are looking good for most of those seasons, experts with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation said.