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River Valley Shoppers Looking Locally For Unique Gifts

In the River valley, people are looking to wrap up the perfect gift this holiday season. Many of them were looking for something unique instead of the same-old-stuff you can find everywhere else.

Kathy Coleman knew just where she wanted to go to find some one-of-a-kind gifts Saturday afternoon. So she packed up her car and headed to Brick City Emporium in Fort Smith.

“There are so many things,” explained Coleman. “I mean you will find something for somebody on your Christmas list.”

Choctaw Casino Pocola Rings in the New Year with $50,000 Giveaway

Choctaw Casino in Pocola is ringing in the New Year with $50,000 in cash giveaways and a party to remember. Throughout the month of December, guests playing with their Choctaw Rewards Club card can win a share of $50,000 in cash, along with free party favors to ring in the New Year.

Community Works Through the Night to Replace Wreaths

They’re calling it a Christmas miracle. People worked in the middle of the night Thursday to put holiday wreaths at the National Cemetery back on the Veterans’ graves.

The wreaths were placed on the headstones of those buried in the Fort Smith National Cemetery as part of the annual Christmas Honors program at the beginning of December. Most of the wreaths were blown off during Wednesday night’s storm.

Suspect in Fort Smith Shooting Taken into Custody

The man accused of shooting a 19-year-old Arkoma man in the parking lot of a Fort Smith business has been taken into custody.

Adam Eugene Lane, 23, was located in a home in the 1400 block of Dallas Street Friday night. A warrant for his arrest on charges of first degree battery and felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a $75,000 bond was issues earlier in the day.

OG&E offers five tips for lowering winter utility bills

Oklahoma has experienced a warm fall, but we all know the cold of winter is coming. If the weather is mild or frigid, it’s good to be mindful of how you use energy, says OG&E.

“As the weather turns colder, we’d like to make our customers aware of things they can do to keep their energy costs down,” said Kathleen O’Shea, OG&E spokesperson. “Our online tool, myOGEpower, helps our customers monitor their energy use and costs, even in colder weather.”

OG&E offers the following low-cost tips for staying comfortable while managing your energy costs:


New Program Gives Terminal Veteran the Gift of Family

Robert Smith of Okmulgee, Oklahoma is terminally ill with gastric cancer.

Smith was transported Tuesday from hospice care at the Muskogee V.A. Hospital to a relative’s house in Poteau so he could celebrate his last holiday season with his loved ones.

“I’m just looking forward to being around everybody and enjoying myself because I don’t know if tomorrow I’m going to see them, you know,” said Smith.

The trip was made possible through a new program offered by the Muskogee County EMS.

Choctaw Casino Pocola Hosts $100,000 Holiday Cash Giveaway

Choctaw Casino in Pocola is giving away random cash prizes to 60 winners with the $100,000 Holiday Cash Giveaway.                                                                                &nbs