By ROBERT SHEARON
Special to the Ledger
POTEAU–The Poteau City Council voted on Tuesday to increase the AirMethods air ambulance service lease from $100 to $1,500 a month.
Airport manager Jack Younger said the company originally had been keeping helicopters at the airport, paying $100 for the lease and having a verbal agreement …
ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press
KEN THOMAS, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI won’t recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director James Comey said Tuesday, lifting a major legal threat to her presidential campaign.
Comey’s decision almost certainly brings the …
POTEAU—The Poteau Industrial Authority, Public Works Authority and City Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Poteau City Hall.
The full agendas may be read HERE.
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WISTER—The Town of Wister Board of Trustees and Public Works Authority will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Wister Municipal Building.
Here are the agendas:
Board of Trustees
1. Roll Call
2. Read minutes
3. Treasurer’s report
4. Police department report
5. Fire department report
6. Discuss and/or take action on reports as given.
7. Discuss and/or approve …
POTEAU—The LeFlore County commissioners will meet in a regular business meeting Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the office of the board of county commissioners.
(1.) * CALL TO ORDER.
(2.) * MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING(S).
(3.) * PURCHASE ORDERS.
(4.) * BONDS.
(5.) * MONTHLY FEE REPORTS.
(6.) * TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS.
(7.) * BLANKET PURCHASE ORDERS.
SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The cost of attending one of Oklahoma’s 25 public colleges and universities will go up by an average of 8.4 percent, the state regents voted Thursday.
The tuition and fee hikes follow the Legislature’s decision to slash funding to the state’s colleges and universities …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State investigators are looking into a possible case of voter registration fraud in Murray County.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown confirmed the investigation on Thursday, but declined to discuss details because it was ongoing. She says the Murray County District Attorney’s Office requested the …
SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Inner-city high school English teacher Mickey Dollens was fed up with low pay and cuts to public education, so he decided to run for the state Legislature to fix the problem.
Then the 28-year-old from Oklahoma City became a casualty of those cuts and …
SPIRO–A LeFlore County man has been arrested after admitting he stabbed his nephew during an argument.
Larry Skelton, 59 was arrested after he stabbed his nephew, Dwayne Skelton, during an argument. Dwayne Skelton later died from the wound. Investigators found his body in Larry Skelton’s yard Tuesday at around 9 p.m.
The unemployment rate in LeFlore County rose drastically in May, according to the latest report by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
LeFlore County’s rate went up from 6.2 percent in April to 7.0 percent in May as 150 more …