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Suspect in skivvies busted

Suspect in skivvies busted

[ 0 ] June 2, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2017 Oologah Lake Leader A home invasion late Saturday left one victim “scared to death,” another injured and the suspect—who at one point was dodging a truck on US 169 wearing only black underpants—unhurt despite battling officers from three departments. Jaxon Luc Starling, 20, of Sand Springs was [...]

Obscure case could force AT&T to refund $16 billion

Obscure case could force AT&T to refund $16 billion

[ 0 ] June 2, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor ©2017 Oologah Lake Leader LLC A News Analysis A pending case at the Oklahoma Supreme Court could force AT&T to refund $16 billion to Oklahoma ratepayers because of a decades-old bribery scandal at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Those bringing the case said Monday that if they are successful, the [...]

Ferrier sues school, describes sex, takes 5th  in O-T School teacher rape charge case

Ferrier sues school, describes sex, takes 5th in O-T School teacher rape charge case

[ 2 ] June 1, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II and CAROLYN ESTES Leader writers Copyright 2017 Oologah Lake Leader LLC Keenen Ferrier of Oologah spent a grueling day in court Wednesday, filing a massive lawsuit against the school and former teacher Kathryn Wilmott and testifying under oath in the second degree rape case against her. The now 19-year-old described [...]

Graduation section preview

Graduation section preview

[ 11 ] May 13, 2017

Do you know this year’s graduates? We need some sharp eyes to give our Salute to the Class of 2017 a proofreading. We especially want to know if we have the wrong photo with the wrong biography. We go to press first thing Monday. Please help! Just click on the page numbers link to see [...]

Lake inflows level off, slow discharges arrive

Lake inflows level off, slow discharges arrive

[ 0 ] May 6, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Oologah Lake’s water level remains over 19 feet above normal, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Water inflow has slowed to a, and small amounts of water began to be released at noon today. Officials note that the needs of Oologah Lake also must be [...]

E. 380 Rd. in Rogers County is overtopped by water sufficient to wash cars off the Roadway. (OTEMS photo)

Road closed, wind damage, no injuries in NW Rogers County

[ 0 ] April 29, 2017

NEWS ADVISORY FROM OTEMS PARAMEDICS Saturday, April 29, 2017; 1530 hours OTEMS Ambulance reports multiple rounds of storms have caused no injuries but closed at least one key county road, caused some structure damage, and inflicted considerable tree damage as of 3 p.m. today. Rogers County Rd. 380 east of US 169 is impassable due [...]

New Community Guide is inside this week’s Leader

New Community Guide is inside this week’s Leader

[ 0 ] April 26, 2017

Find and save the new Oologah Community Guide before you use this week’s Leader to line the cat box. It’s tucked inside the JCPenny and Walmart inserts.

Ex-employee sues NW for discrimination, illegal actions, hiding mold

Ex-employee sues NW for discrimination, illegal actions, hiding mold

[ 2 ] April 26, 2017

Update: Here is a copy of Cooper’s court filing and subsequent court actions cooper petition edited cooper motion for hearing cooper order for hearing By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor ©2017 Oologah Lake Leader LLC Former administrative assistant Debra Cooper on Wednesday, May 2, sued the Northwest Rogers County Fire District, its chief, chairman and [...]

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 [...]