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June 10th, 2014
Theme: Blast from the Past!
The carnival at the fairgrounds in Antlers will open on Thursday.
The carnival will also be open on Friday and Saturday, June 13th and 14th.
Friday, June 13th
All Day: Registration and Sign-in at the Antlers Depot
6:00 a.m.: Methodist Men, Boy Scout & Masonic Lodge #39 Breakfast
at First United Methodist Church in Antlers
11:00 a.m.: Customer Appreciation Day at AmeriState Bank in Antlers
6:00 p.m.: Pickinâ€™ On The Porch at the Wildlife Heritage Center Museum
6:00 p.m.: Starz Karaoke Entertainment
This massive alligator was discovered last week in Pushmataha County. Land owners, Herbert and Polly Taylor's son, Joel Taylor, found this roughly 8-9 ft alligator on his parents property located in the Finley area. Due to how the waterways connect, locals are urged to pay attention when enjoying summer recreation in local bodies of water. Little Cedar Creek, which runs in the Finley area, connects to the Kiamichi River, which in turn feeds into many other bodies of water, including Hugo Lake. Just remember, where there is one there could be more.
An Antlers man was arrested for the murder of his nephew last month, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
69-year-old Henry "J.C." Cole was arrested at his home in Antlers on a first degree murder charge stemming from the killing of Gene Cole on April 15. The OSBI says Cole died from a shotgun wound to the neck.
The National Weather Service out of Tulsa has issues Hazardous Weather Outlook for much of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma.
ADAIR OK-BENTON AR-CARROLL AR-CHEROKEE OK-CHOCTAW OK-CRAIG OK-
CRAWFORD AR-CREEK OK-DELAWARE OK-FRANKLIN AR-HASKELL OK-LATIMER OK-
LE FLORE OK-MADISON AR-MAYES OK-MCINTOSH OK-MUSKOGEE OK-NOWATA OK-
OKFUSKEE OK-OKMULGEE OK-OSAGE OK-OTTAWA OK-PAWNEE OK-PITTSBURG OK-
PUSHMATAHA OK-ROGERS OK-SEBASTIAN AR-SEQUOYAH OK-TULSA OK-WAGONER OK-
WASHINGTON OK-WASHINGTON AR
A FEW SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...
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.