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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Jones sentenced to life for killing Chazz Holly

Jones sentenced to life for killing Chazz Holly

[ 0 ] March 30, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A Tulsa County jury needed just a few hours today to convict James Vasco Jones of felony murder in the June 2015 death of Chazz Holly, 27, of Talala. The jury recommended a sentence of life in prison, which District Judge William Musseman imposed following a trial that began [...]

Last day to place your advertising in the 2017 Community Guide

Last day to place your advertising in the 2017 Community Guide

[ 0 ] March 29, 2017

Don’t be left out! Call TODAY to be included in our Community Guide covering Oologah and Northwest Rogers County. Cutoff is Noon on Friday, March 31. Why advertise in the 2017 Oologah Community Guide? – Reader keep our Community Guide by their phones and in their cards for a year. – 7,000 Community Guides are [...]

US-169 work from SH-20-Talala moves to SH 20

US-169 work from SH-20-Talala moves to SH 20

[ 0 ] March 29, 2017

A project that has been closing lanes on US 169 between Oklahoma 20 and the north end of Talala has now moved to US  169 and Oklahoma 20, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation said late this (Friday, March 31). Drivers can expect various lane closures on east and westbound SH-20 east of the US-169 junction [...]

Burn ban lifted

Burn ban lifted

[ 0 ] March 26, 2017

Rogers County Emergency Management Director Scotty Stokes said the Rogers County Commission had allowed the county burn ban to expire, effective immediately. Here are the rules when a Burn Ban is in effect: 03-20-17 Burn Ban Res