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Talalan arrested in 4 bank robberies, is ordered to be held without bond

Talalan arrested in 4 bank robberies, is ordered to be held without bond

[ 0 ] June 30, 2016

Talala police never told of Nowata warrants or he could have been arrested before first part of crime spree By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor and The News on 6 Talala resident Jesse Bud Leaverton, wanted in connection with four bank robberies in two states during an alleged week-long crime spree in Oklahoma and Missouri, [...]

UPDATE: Daniels funding issues

UPDATE: Daniels funding issues

[ 0 ] June 27, 2016

Daniels reports $10K campaign loan late, after many votes already cast A News Analysis By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader Embattled Senate District 29 candidate Julie Daniels loaned her campaign $10,000 in personal funds June 22 but did not report it until four days late, state records show. According to [...]

Julie Daniels

“Dark money,” other funding issues explode against Senate candidate Daniels

[ 1 ] June 26, 2016

SITTING SENATOR LISTED AS FUNDING MAILER DENIES ANY ROLE; IS INVESTIGATING A News Analysis By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader Allegations of “dark money” contributions and questions about out-of-state and third party financing have exploded statewide about Republican State Senate candidate Julie Daniels. The controversy centers on the contest between [...]

Overview of the damage at Dollar General

DOLLAR GENERAL REOPENS 5:30 PM THURSDAY

[ 0 ] June 23, 2016

UPDATE: DOLLAR GENERAL IS NOW OPEN. Ignore the boarded-up windows. The glass is cleaned up and the store is secured. Go on in! Oologah’s Dollar General store will be closed at least through this afternoon after a vandal or vandals used an air-powered bebe gun to shoot out most of the glass in the store [...]

Kids give the splash pad a test during the Cops and Kids event on June 11. The official ribbon cutting is at 5:45 pm on Saturday. Tim Carman/Leader

Cut the ribbons and let the fun begin

[ 0 ] June 16, 2016

BY CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Summer activities are about to get exciting for Oologah area kids and adults alike. Saturday Oologah kicks off its first Roundup On Cooweescoowee at noon. Start your day with a car show in downtown Oologah Saturday at 12 (noon). Bobbie Sparks is hosting a car show to help fund the [...]

A shocking tale

A shocking tale

[ 1 ] June 16, 2016

A Nowata teen is out on bail on rape charges involving two 13-year-old girls—one of which carries a maximum sentence of life without parole if he is convicted—when he allegedly tries to blackmail a rural Oologah girl into texting him nude photos of herself. How could this happen? Courts and prosecutors in two judicial districts [...]

Oologah Cops & Kids Picnic on Saturday

Oologah Cops & Kids Picnic on Saturday

[ 0 ] June 12, 2016

https://youtu.be/3gupoasxw3w The Oologah Police organized a fun picnic for kids on Saturday, June 11. Thanks to the firefighters for providing water while work continues on hooking up the supply to the splash pad.

Clay Perryman

Oologah hires two new officers

[ 0 ] June 11, 2016

The Town of Oologah hired two new officers recently. We welcome Clay Perryman and De Rhoden to Oologah. Read more about these officers in this week’s Oologah Lake Leader.

Dream comes true

Dream comes true

[ 0 ] June 9, 2016

County safer as Claremore, county 911 marry By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Area citizens can expect faster, more efficient emergency help whether they live in Claremore or rural Talala after a decades-old dream came true Monday. In votes just eight hours apart, County Commissioners and Claremore City Councilors approved the marriage of separate dispatch [...]

Chazz Holly

Chazz gets first taste of justice

[ 0 ] June 2, 2016

Clay Holly is key to life sentence for killer By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A News Analysis, Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader LLC When law enforcement initially did nothing about the June 20 disappearance of Clay and Sherri Holly’s 27-year-old son Chazz—even though he was seriously handicapped—Clay arranged for a private investigation. When officials [...]