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Burn ban includes us; enforcers mean business

[ 0 ] February 11, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Publisher Rogers County is included in a burn ban covering 53 Oklahoma Counties, and those responsible for implementing the ban to prevent potentially devastating wildfires are serious about enforcing it. At least one county fire department today has already called the Rogers County Sheriff’s Department about arresting a violator who, [...]

This week’s Leader

This week’s Leader

[ 0 ] February 9, 2017

For exclusive and complete details of last Thursday’s tragic fatal fire, including a celebration of life of person believed to have been killed in the fire, pick up a copy of this week’s Leader in stores or visit Oologah.net and click on E-Leader in the top menu bar.

Ty Knott and Brian Wigginton

Local government at its best

[ 0 ] February 3, 2017

Want to make a difference? Information about two local elections is in this week’s Leader. Oologah Town Board – Filing period for Ward 2 and Ward 4 is Monday through Wednesday, with the election to be held April 4. The seats are currently held by Melissa McKinney and Mat Shockley. School Board – Voters will [...]

At least 1 dead in Oologah blaze

At least 1 dead in Oologah blaze

[ 1 ] February 2, 2017

OTEMS Paramedics have confirmed that there has been at least one fatality in a fire southwest of Oologah this afternoon. Northwest Rogers County Fire District units were paged on a fire in a detached trailer in the 14000 block of S. 4078 Rd. at about 3:20 p.m. and the first unit on the scene at [...]

HOOPS 4 HOUNDS

HOOPS 4 HOUNDS

[ 0 ] February 2, 2017
Dennis Byrd killed by impact in crash

Dennis Byrd killed by impact in crash

[ 0 ] January 25, 2017

OHP report to DA on possible charges coming soon By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2017, Oologah Lake Leader LLC Dennis Byrd was killed virtually immediately by blunt trauma in a fiery head-on crash Oct. 15, before flames or smoke could cause any injury, an autopsy report shows. The report by the Office of [...]

Michael Tolley visitation set Monday, Funeral is Tuesday

Michael Tolley visitation set Monday, Funeral is Tuesday

[ 0 ] January 21, 2017

Michael Eugene Tolley died Wednesday, Jan. 18 in Oologah. He was 66. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday and funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with Pastor Kent Jensen of Oologah Assembly of God officiating. Both will be held at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso. Casket bearers will be Aaron [...]

Rios gets four life terms

Rios gets four life terms

[ 0 ] January 20, 2017

From News on 6 and staff reports NOWATA—Kansas Citian Cesar Rios today was handed four life prison terms in connection with the multi-state chase and shooting spree that left Oologah Police Lt. Charles Neill permanently injured. Rios, 25, was ordered to serve the terms concurrently, meaning he will be 62 before becoming eligible for parole [...]

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 [...]