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Chazz Holly

Justice for Chazz: Quest continues

[ 0 ] December 9, 2015

Last defendant in Chazz Holly murder is arrested 2nd waives jury trial 3rd hints of wire taps, tapes By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor The last of four defendants charged with Felony First Degree Murder in the death of 27-year-old Chazz Holly of Talala has been arrested in Texas. Meanwhile, a second defendant has waived [...]

Mustangs win silver ball

Mustangs win silver ball

[ 2 ] December 5, 2015

By Chris Edens Oologah came up one point short in the 4A championship game Friday night. The Mustangs earned the Silver Ball for the second year in a row. Oologah fell 15-14 to Wagoner in a game that came down to the final play. The Mustangs scored on their first drive. Jimmy McKinney converted on [...]

BULLETIN: Last defendeant in Chazz Holly case arrested

BULLETIN: Last defendeant in Chazz Holly case arrested

[ 0 ] December 3, 2015

The last of four defendants charged with Felony First Degree Murder in the death of 27-year-old Chazz Holly of Talala has been arrested, Tulsa Police Sgt. David Walker said early Thursday afternoon. Walker, the department’s homicide supervisor,  said that Tulsa Police received a phone call on the Homicide Tip Line today (Thursday, Dec. 3) that [...]

Tax bills will be late due to events beyond Treasurer’s control

Tax bills will be late due to events beyond Treasurer’s control

[ 0 ] December 2, 2015

Rogers County Treasurer Jason Carini issued the following memorandum to all county taxpayers late this morning (Wednesday, Dec. 2). It appears to cover most questions taxpayers will have; for specific information on specific issues affecting individuals please call the Treasurer’s office at 918-923-4797. The Leader will update this story as it develops. Jason Carini Rogers [...]

Georgina Bell Czapansky was born two months early, but was ready for fun when Halloween arrived.

Preemie thrives despite rare disease.

[ 0 ] November 30, 2015

  By Kelly Czapansky, Oologah Parent Abbreviated version. See the whole story in the Leader or E-Leader HELLP. The acronym that changed my life in a matter of seconds. ‘H’ is hemolysis (which is the breaking down of red blood cells), ‘EL’ is elevated liver enzymes and ‘LP’ is low platelet count. HELLP Syndrome is [...]

Visitation Monday, services Tuesday for Vernon Vandagriff

Visitation Monday, services Tuesday for Vernon Vandagriff

[ 2 ] November 29, 2015

Vernon Leon Vandagriff, 88, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at his home in Oologah. He was born Sept. 17, 1927 in Chelsea. He was one of Chloe and Beulah Beatrice (Boyd) Vandagriff’s six children. He grew up and attended school in Chelsea. Just one day after he graduated high school, he joined the Air [...]

Torrey James has proteced and served the President for four years. Torrey and Casey Kelso-James celebrated their 5th anniversary on Sunday.

O-T grads meet President in Oval Office

[ 1 ] November 25, 2015

Note: this is an abbreviated summary of the story. Read the complete story in this week’s Leader, in stores now, or click on the E-Leader link to see the print paper in digital form. By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Mothers used to tell their kids, “You could grow up to be President.” With the [...]

2-alarm fire stopped in garage

2-alarm fire stopped in garage

[ 0 ] November 18, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor A quick response from Northwest firefighters saved a large home near Talala Monday morning. The fire started in the garage of Willie Barron’s home on E. 340 Rd. Northwest was called out at 10:41 a.m. Seven units and OTEMS ambulance responded. Northwest Fire Chief Mat Shockley said smoke was visible [...]

BULLETIN: Sheri’s condition upgraded to “Good”

BULLETIN: Sheri’s condition upgraded to “Good”

[ 0 ] November 17, 2015

The Oologah-Talala community got an early Thanksgiving present today (Tuesday, Nov. 17) when Sheri Bates’ condition was officially upgraded from fair to good. OU Medical Center spokeswoman Vallery Brown made the formal announcement at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday from the Oklahoma City hospital, where she Mrs. Bates was admitted in critical condition following the OSU Homecoming [...]

Mustangs advance in thrilling home field finale

Mustangs advance in thrilling home field finale

[ 0 ] November 14, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports editor Oologah moved into the second round of the playoffs Friday with a 28-14 win over Metro Christian. After a fumble recovery, the Patriots scored on a 30-yard pass play. Hunter Gibson set up an Oologah touchdown with a 32-yard run and Jimmy McKinney ran in from six yards out to [...]