Lorrie Ann Paden, 53

Born May 27, 1965

Died July 20, 2018

Carol Lee Preston, 75

Born January 9, 1943

Died July 19, 2018

Barbara J. Hammond, 80

Born June 30, 1938

Died July 18, 2018

Bonnie Jane Harrison, 93

Born May 17, 1925

Died July 18, 2018

Scharyl Celeste Gates, 61

Born August 24, 1956

Died July 18, 2018


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Thursday, July 5, 2018, 4:11 PM

Editor’s note: Pittsburg County is normally outside our coverage area, but this story is unusual enough to warrant coverage.

A driver who stood on the roof of his semi and grabbed a power line for an unknown reason has shut down US 270 in both directions at Arpelar in Pittsburg County.

The driver is still on the roof of his semi, waiting for the line to be shut off, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

A helicopter is on standby and fire and EMS are en route to the location.