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Mayo resigns as E911 director citing health; meeting set

Mayo resigns as E911 director citing health; meeting set

[ 0 ] April 22, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2017 Oologah Lake Leader LLC Jerry Mayo, Consolidated Dispatch Director for the city-county E-911 center, has resigned citing unspecificed health reasons, Rogers County Commission Chair Ron Burrows said Saturday. Mayo’s last day was Friday, Burrows said. A special meeting of the Northeast Oklahoma Enchanced 9-1-1 Trust Authority, the [...]

Bigger jail would make overcrowding worse, experts say

Bigger jail would make overcrowding worse, experts say

[ 0 ] April 19, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A NEWS ANALYSIS Copyright 2017 Oologah Lake Leader “Any attempt to ease overcrowding at the jail by building a new facility or expanding the current one will not address the root drivers of jail growth and the new jail will simply become overcrowded again.” –Vera Institute of Justice, consultants [...]

Here’s the April 20 Page 10

Here’s the April 20 Page 10

[ 0 ] April 19, 2017

We confess. We have the wrong Page 10 in this week’s print Leader. But it’s the internet’s fault. The internet connection kept cutting out as we uploaded to the printer’s ftp site. Thank you for allowing our whining. Page 10 is correct in the E-Leader. So here’s the correct Page 10 in a number of [...]

State audits of Rogers County show problems

State audits of Rogers County show problems

[ 0 ] April 19, 2017

Here are links to the recently released audits by the State Auditor and Inspector of all offices of Rogers County Government for FIscal Years 2014 and 2015. They total 160 pages. 2014: RogersCoFin14WebFinal 2015: RogersCoFin15WebFinal For a detailed story on the most recent audit findings which have not been previously reported, pick up a copy [...]

Christopher Cox

Service Sunday for Christopher Cox

[ 0 ] April 14, 2017

Christopher Dean Cox, 32 passed away at home April 14, 2017 peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family. The memorial service will be at Wann Cemetery in Oologah on Sunday April 16 at 2 pm and will follow with family gathering at Talala Christian Church. In case of rain the memorial service will be at [...]

Huge gun, drug, counterfeiting bust rocks quiet Talala neighborhood

Huge gun, drug, counterfeiting bust rocks quiet Talala neighborhood

[ 0 ] April 13, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2017 Oologah Lake Leader A quiet Talala neighborhood was stunned early Wednesday when what started as a police call to recover a pickup used in a shooting ended with four Talalans arrested on 53 complaints involving drug trafficking, a gun cache, auto theft, counterfeiting and other charges. Four [...]

Douglas William Taylor

Douglas William Taylor

[ 0 ] April 13, 2017

Douglas William Taylor, 27, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017.  He was the son of Frederick William “Fritz” Taylor Jr. and Mary Phyllis (Osborne) Taylor.  He was born in Singapore in 1990 and lived in Singapore and Saudi Arabia.  The family moved back to the U.S. in 1999 having built their home in Claremore.  He [...]

Warrant issued for sex offender dubbed “fast-food flasher”

Warrant issued for sex offender dubbed “fast-food flasher”

[ 0 ] April 12, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor ©2107 Oologah Lake Leader LLC An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for Oologah resident Kevin Ross Ferrier, whose first guilty plea requiring involving a sex offense was based on events in Tulsa when he was 19. Ferrier, now 25, is charged with failure to register as a sex offender [...]

Oologah man seriously hurt in pre-dawn crash

Oologah man seriously hurt in pre-dawn crash

[ 0 ] April 8, 2017

Ngia Yang, 26, of Oologah was seriously injured before dawn this (Saturday) morning in a pre-dawn crash on US 169 just north of the Tulsa County line when his car burst into flames following a crash that also involved a semi and a cow in the road, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Yang was treated [...]

David Lynn Boggs

David Lynn Boggs

[ 0 ] April 6, 2017

David Lynn Boggs, 61, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born December 1, 1955 in Tulsa to George and Dorothy Stowe Boggs He was raised in Broken Arrow, where he graduated in 1974. While in school he developed a talent for working on engines. In fact, [...]