April 2nd, 2015
An Atoka County man shot and killed his estranged wife and her coworker before turning the gun on himself in an apparent double murder-suicide that started in Atoka and ended in Stringtown late last Wednesday night.
The incident began at Sandford Oil Company sometime before 9 p.m. Wednesday, along Highway 69 in northern Atoka.
Kathryn "Lucille" Banks, 53, of Atoka, and Kent Houchen, 49, of Antlers/Rattan were found dead from gunshot wounds at the Sandford Oil Company by Atoka Police.
A local business man was spotlighted in the March/April edition of Oklahoma Today Magazine.
Tim Spann, owner and operator of Spannmanâ€™s Bar-B-Que in Antlers, was mentioned in a feature called, â€śThe Power of 3,â€ť by Nathan Gunter. The article is about two men, one road and more than a 600 mile drive from one of Oklahomaâ€™s farthest reaches to another down Oklahomaâ€™s longest state highway, 3.
The trip began in Haworth, winding itsâ€™ way thought the state, through the dips and rises of the elevation and through Main Streets and bypasses, ending six days later in Boise City.
Saturday, March 21st - Hugo Agriplex Grounds
Circus Big Top Raised Followed By A Tiger Meet & Greet
The magic of the old fashioned Big Top Circus is alive and well thanks to the hard working men and women of the Kelly Miller Circus. The traditional tented circus had been delighting audiences across the United States and Canada since 1938, and this seasonâ€™s all new edition provides an exhibition more exciting and extravagant than ever.
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections confirms two inmates escaped from the Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown early Monday morning. The two inmates were missing at the early morning head count for Monday, March 9th.
The two inmates are identified as Lance D. Colbert and Dwayne Motsenbocker.
Colbert is serving time for first degree murder out of Tulsa County. He is described as being a 40 year old; black male; 5 ft. 9 in. tall; 260 pounds; black hair; brown eyes and has no body marks on record. Colbert was serving a life sentence.
Lady Rams, Rams, Bulldogs advance to Area
Bearcats, Lady Cats continue Regional play
The Lady Rams played in Antlers on Thursday, Feb. 19th, and beat Arkoma 57-55, which advanced them to play Kiowa on Saturday, Feb. 21st, in Kiowa.
The Lady Rams were named Regional Champions after beating Kiowa 51 to 42, and will now advance to Area play.
Antlers Fire Department was called out to a structure fire Monday night in Antlers.
Local business owners notified authorities when they noticed flames coming from CarQuest, a automotive part store located across the street from Sonic, at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Concert Band Contest Season is ramping up for The â€śPride of Antlersâ€ť Bearcat Band. The past several week the Bearcats have competed several Contests and participated in Honor Bands with the most important one to take place next week in Konawa as they hope to pass on to State Contest again this year.
During a special meeting of the Pushmataha County Commissioners, Excise Board and county Sheriff, the budget situation of the Sheriffâ€™s Department was the main concern of the parties attending.
This morning, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) and local authorities, ended a yearlong drug distribution investigation resulting in numerous Arrest Warrants throughout southeastern Oklahoma.
OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward stated that agents and officers from several departments fanned out around 7:00 this morning armed with 43 Arrest Warrants for defendants accused of selling methamphetamine and prescription drugs in Clayton and the surrounding area.
According to reports, 23 of the 43 were in custody by 10:30 this morning.
There is a new business in Antlers! Vintage Lane Flowers and Gifts is located at 408 W. Main and is proudly owned by Jarvis and Monica Nabors.
They specialize in fresh and silk floral arrangements for holidays, birthdays, get well, weddings, funerals and everything in between. They also offer one of a kind, homemade and retail gifts, home decor, candy and snack bouquets, balloons, greeting cards and so much more.
Vintage Lane is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.