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OTEMS: Roads deteriorate badly in Rogers County;; OTEMS update on crashes; “Do not travel unless it is an emergency”

OTEMS: Roads deteriorate badly in Rogers County;; OTEMS update on crashes; “Do not travel unless it is an emergency”

[ 0 ] January 13, 2017

NEWS ADVISORY FROM OTEMS PARAMEDICS Friday, Jan 13, 2017; 2135 pm ROGERS COUNTY ROAD CONDITIONS BAD; OTEMS ASSISTING AT TWO CRASH SCENES   OTEMS ambulance units are assisting on two crashes—one on Winganon Bridge and the other at US 169 and Oklahoma 88—as road conditions have rapidly deteriorated in Rogers County. The bridge crash is [...]

How close was Ark. Nuke mishap to Armageddon?

How close was Ark. Nuke mishap to Armageddon?

[ 0 ] January 4, 2017

 From staff and news service reports You’ve probably never heard of Damascus, Ark., a 2-square-mile town of 385 people 50 miles north of Little Rock, 270 miles east of Oologah, and just south of a nuclear missile silo where in 1980 a Titan II missile’s fuel tank was ruptured in a freak mishap. Its payload [...]

Jesse Leaverton bank robbery surveillance photo

Jesse Leaverton: Pure evil or evil’s victim?

[ 0 ] December 28, 2016

BULLETIN: Jesse Bud Leaverton was sentenced to life in prison today following an afternoon-long hearing in U.S. District Court in Tulsa. Details will follow. By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Talalan Jesse Bud Leaverton will find out Thursday afternoon if 2016′s final days will provide his last hope ever to be a free man again. [...]

Prather injured in single vehicle accident

[ 0 ] December 24, 2016

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Matthew Logsdon of Rogers County Detachment Troop B reported that 19 year-old Casey Prather of Oologah was involved in a single vehicle wreck on Old Highway 88 today at 10:47 a.m. He said she was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado eastbound in old 88 1/10 of a mile east of County [...]

OTEMS takes special steps to deal with coming Arctic blast

OTEMS takes special steps to deal with coming Arctic blast

[ 0 ] December 16, 2016

OTEMS Paramedics  is already taking major steps to ensure the safety of both its patients and medics during the coming Arctic cold blast. In an all-staff advisory issued Friday afternoon, Operations Director Kelly Deal announced steps ranging from changing uniform requirements for medics to providing extra protection from extreme cold for patients while they are [...]

OHP cut impacts could be worse

OHP cut impacts could be worse

[ 0 ] December 8, 2016

Public, legislature keys to public safety By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader LLC Oklahoma Highway Patrol cuts announced last week will not hit Northwest Rogers County nearly as hard as they will other areas. But things could get worse everywhere, endangering public safety, Cabinet Secretary and Commissioner of Public Safety [...]

Knott, Wigginton to vie for O-T Board seat

Knott, Wigginton to vie for O-T Board seat

[ 0 ] December 8, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Ty Knott has challenged Brian Wigginton for a five-year term on the Oologah School Board. Both filed for the seat on the first day of the filing period (Monday, Dec. 12), the Rogers County Election Board said. Knott, 34, lives at 9560 S. 4096 Road in rural Oologah. Wigginton, [...]

Joppa proves he’s not just any old robot

Joppa proves he’s not just any old robot

[ 0 ] December 1, 2016

Oologah High School had an unusual visitor recently. Joppa , a full size robot joined the robotics team for the morning and also got to show off for most high school students while they were moving classes. His owner is making a few adjustments to get the air pressure just right as several students watch. [...]

Fun at the Birthplace on Friday and Saturday

Fun at the Birthplace on Friday and Saturday

[ 0 ] December 1, 2016

Will’s Country Christmas December 2nd and 3rd Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday Enjoy Christmas Shopping, Pictures with Santa, Storytelling, Hay Rides, Wild West Shootouts, Pony Rides, Carolers, Music, Food and more…. Bring the whole family. ​Wild West Hayride Show – 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm each day ​Santa [...]

Mustangs, Bulldogs to face off for gold at 7 p.m. Friday in BA

Mustangs, Bulldogs to face off for gold at 7 p.m. Friday in BA

[ 0 ] November 26, 2016

For the third time in three years, the Oologah Mustangs and Wagoner Bulldogs will face off for the gold ball in 4A state football. Administrators have been notified that the game will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Broken Arrow Memorial Stadium, said Superintendent Max Tanner. The official OSSAA online bracket had not yet been [...]