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LAWTON (AP) — More than 100 demonstrators protested Saturday in withering heat outside an Oklahoma Army base against the Trump administration's plans to detain migrant children there.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In an audio recording released Sunday, a British naval officer can be heard saying the transit of a British-flagged vessel through the Strait of Hormuz must not b

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A powerful council in Iran said Saturday the country's seizure of a British oil tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz was in response to Britain's role in impounding an Irani

Four people were injured in an auto accident Friday at 8:35 p.m. on Highway 144 and Indian Trail in LeFlore County.

Sports

At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field.

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his

The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Associated released its projected average daily membership Thursday.

Sign-ups for Heavener Wolf Pups is July 29 at 6 p.m. in the Heavener Public Library.

Columns

Since being elected and prior, I've heard nothing but complaints about Heavener's water quality and burst lines causing the public, businesses and industries to shut

Over the last 25 years, we’ve witnessed amazing advances in science and medicine. What was once thought impossible is now being accomplished. Genetic testing is one example.

The biggest financial impact to ever affect SE Oklahoma and Western Arkansas was the state’s largest single private investment in the state until 2002 – the AES Shady Point Cogeneration plant.

As storms ripped through parts of LeFlore County doing significant damage to houses, trees and power lines, I want to thank everyone involved in acting to help get peoples’ lives back on track as q

There are many differences between rural and urban areas that are great for Oklahoma.

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Today is Sunday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2019. There are 163 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

Clear skies and hot again Sunday with a high of 96 degrees and a low of 74 degrees.

A heat advisory is in effect against Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Today is Saturday, July 20, the 201st day of 2019. There are 164 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:

Obituaries

SHADY POINT—Memorial services for Tony Ray Matney, 74, of Shady Point (formerly of LeFlore), are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau.

WISTER—Funeral services for Josephine Cooper, 82, of Wister are Monday at 2 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church in Wister with Rev. Keith Stewart and Rev. Trevor Cooper officiating.

SPIRO—Funeral services for Larry Bridges, 73, of Spiro are Monday at 10 a.m. at Southside House of Worship in Spiro with Rev. Gene Higgins and Sister Debbie Wegert officiating.

POTEAU—Funeral services for Billy Dean Sockey, 76, of Poteau, are Saturday at 10 a.m. at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau with Rev. Jim Cook officicating.

BOKOSHE—A celebration of life service for Tina Jo Hickman, 43, of Bokoshe, is Saturday at 2 p.m. at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau.

Photo Galleries

Here are our best photos from the 2019 Talihina Rodeo Parade, held in conjunction with the Talihina IPRA Championship Rodeo held June 7-8 at the Talihina Round-Up Club Arena.

Ledger staff discovered these photos, almost all unidentified and without names or dates, during spring cleaning. We have been posting these photos to our Facebook to help identify them.

Ledger staff discovered these photos, almost all unidentified and without names or dates, during spring cleaning. We have been posting these photos to our Facebook to help identify them.

Ledger staff discovered these photos, almost all unidentified and without names or dates, during spring cleaning. We have been posting these photos to our Facebook to help identify them.

Ledger staff discovered these photos, almost all unidentified and without names or dates, during spring cleaning. We have been posting these photos to our Facebook to help identify them.

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