By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A reported traffic accident early Friday turned into a murder investigation when a body with multiple bullet wounds was found in the trunk of a Tulsa-based taxi recovered from the Caney River in the rural Oologah-Collinsville area. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was notified about sunrise by a passing driver [...]
BULLETIN: Teens face felony charges in school vandalism; affidavit says they confessed, were ‘bored’
By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2015, Oologah Lake Leader LLC. Felony warrants were issued Friday charging two rural Oologah teens with causing more than $7,500 damage April 13 to Oologah public schools, Rogers County District Court records show. Officers were seeking Johnny Austin Casper, 18, and Kaleb Koop, 19, for one felony charge [...]
By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Three new members joined the Oologah Town Board at a special meeting last week where trustee Mat Shockley was elected mayor. “I’m honored the board wants me to serve as mayor,” Shockley said. “I’m looking forward to working with the new board and bringing our ideas to fruition.” Shockley indicated [...]
A memorial service for Teddy Keys II, 21, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Oologah Assembly of God, 13462 S. US 169, Oologah. Services have been entrusted to DeLozier Funeral Service of Chelsea, 918-789-2531.
BULLETIN: TEDDY KEYS PASSED AWAY AT ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL IN TULSA, OK ON 04/27/15 FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED IN THIS COLLISION. By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Teddy Lynn Keys II, a star athlete and 2013 graduate of Oologah High School, was critically injured Sunday night in a motorcycle accident just south of Talala, the Oklahoma Highway [...]
By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Teddy Lynn Keys II, a star athlete and 2013 graduate of Oologah High School, was critically injured Sunday night in a motorcycle accident just south of Talala, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said, Trooper Russell Stripling said Keys, 21, of Talala, was driving north on US 169 on a 2008 [...]
Visitation for Harold Roat, 84, of Talala will be from 1-7 p.m. Sunday (April 26) at Johnson Funeral Home in Sperry; graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry. He was born May 18, 1930 and passed away Thursday, April 23.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced Friday that embezzlement charges have been filed against a former Rogers County commissioner. Kirt Lannon Thacker, 45, of Inola, is being charged with one count of embezzling county property and one count of embezzling county equipment, materials and labor. Thacker is the former county commissioner for Rogers County District 3. [...]
By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor Oologah beat Jay and lost to Vinita last week on the diamond and knocked off Dewey at home Monday. The Mustangs are ranked #11 in 4A with a 13-9 record. Oologah will host Vinita next Thursday for district playoffs. “Our last two games have been a definite improvement in [...]
This week’s Leader provides an exclusive and detailed explanation about how a man convicted of eight felonies has managed for years not to properly pay restitution for his role in killing prize breeding cattle in Oologah in 2011 bragged on social media about carrying guns and hunting in direct violation of a court order, and [...]