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Escaped inmate considered armed and dangerous

April 24, 2014

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.

Local doctor arrested after assaulting an officer

April 24, 2014

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.

Moyers Superintendent stands up for students after tragic loss

April 24, 2014

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 school’s superintendent posted an impassioned note on the system’s Facebook page, and it went viral!

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma's Chief to announce retirement

April 24, 2014

Choctaw Chief Gregory E. Pyle will be announcing his retirement during a festive celebration April 24 in honor of his 65th birthday.
Pyle’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.

Council corrects mistake made in knife ban

April 24, 2014

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 killed in collision

April 24, 2014

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 Trooper’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.

First Baptist Church burglarized for third time

April 17, 2014

The First Baptist Church in Antlers has been burglarized for the third time in less than two years, but now two of the three parities being charged with the crime are in custody.

Tarron Horner, Savanna Wilson and Cody Leeper, who has yet to be taken into custody, are being charged for the crime.

The First Baptist youth director stated that he came in Sunday, March 30th to find that the sound equipment, keyboards and TV monitors had been stolen.

Pocket knife ban remedied

April 17, 2014

In an effort to relax certain laws, an ordinance was passed at the last Antlers City council meeting to remove the city code in place since 2009 that banned pocket knives. However, an important subsection was left out by the Council which kept pocket knives illegal.

"We messed up when we filed it originally. We left out an important subsection which would allow pocket knives. We had a meeting yesterday and corrected this issue making it legal to carry pocket knives in the City of Antlers" said City of Antlers Mayor Mike Burrage.

Pushmataha K9 receives ballistic vest

April 3, 2014

The Pushmataha County Sheriff's Office K9 will be receiving a ballistic vest/s thanks to a nationwide GROUPON EVENT that has raised over $335,000.00.

Antlers to be without water tonight

March 19, 2014

The City of Antlers will experience a temporary water outage on Thursday, March 20th, from 10:00 p.m. until approximately 7:00 a.m. on Friday, March 21st.
City workers will be shutting off the water to work on and fix local water leaks.

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