By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Organizers are building on last year’s huge success of holding the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In on the Saturday closest to anniversary of the airplane crash that killed both famed Oklahomans. This year’s event will be Saturday, Aug. 13, commemorating the Aug. 15, 1935 crash near Barrow, Alaska, and is [...]
Jesse Bud Leaverton of Talala has been indicted on three counts of bank robbery by a Federal Grand Jury. Leaverton was arrested on June 30 near Springfield, Missouri. The Department of Justice says: Jesse Bud Leaverton. Bank Robbery. Leaverton, 59, of Talala, is charged with three counts of bank robbery. He is accused of robbing [...]
Several interesting items are on the school board agenda – 6 pm Monday night. * Sports Homecoming Now, the athletic department has three homecoming events for football, basketball and wrestling. The proposal calls for one All Sports Homecoming, held in conjunction with the Football Homecoming Game. All sports would select a senior representative, with 18 [...]
Candidates for the Fire Districts in seven Rogers County Fire Districts will file their Declarations of Candidacy over three days beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 11, and continuing Tuesday and Wednesday, Rogers County Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody said today. Dermody said the official filing period ends at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July [...]
By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader LLC A no-bond warrant was issued today for Demario Lavon Lucas on charges of first degree manslaughter in the March 14 crash near Sunnyside Ramp that killed a 35-year-old Claremore man. Lucas, 40, of Collinsville, was driving under the influence when his speeding van [...]
OTEMS Paramedics and Northwest Rogers County firefighters treated two near drowning victims from Oologah Lake today. They assisted U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers and both individuals—a teenager and a boy—were believed to in safe condition. The first incident occurred about 4:25 p.m. when bystanders at the edge of the lake’s Hawthorn [...]
BULLETIN: AT&T believes repair of a cable cut by a traffic accident in Tulsa has resolved the problem. Tulsa E911 service is back and cell service seems to be coming back as of 10 p.m. Monday in Rogers County. By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Rogers County residents are reporting widespread problems with AT&T cell [...]
Tonight’s fireworks should be great with virtually all chances of storms gone from the forecast and partly cloudy skies with no chance of storms predicted by nightfall. If the sky is cloudy Monday night, it gets dark earlier. No clouds: be in place by 9:15-9:30. Clouds: be in place by 9-9:15.
Oologah Stallion Battalion members man the TNT fireworks tent at Pete’s. Band members will staff the TNT tent through July 5. Profits go to support the school band.
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, [...]