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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 [...]

Layton, Oologah PD part ways

Layton, Oologah PD part ways

[ 2 ] May 25, 2016

 By CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Justin Layton is no longer a member of the Oologah Police Department. Oologah Trustees called a special meeting to order at 2:01 p.m. Wednesday and immediately went into executive session to discuss Layton’s status with the department and to deal with an open position for a police officer due the [...]

July 4 lake fireworks cost doubles

July 4 lake fireworks cost doubles

[ 0 ] May 25, 2016

By MIKE FAWCETT, Redbud Marina Independence Day is one of the biggest and most important holidays of the year. Between 50,000 and 60,000 Rogers Ccounty residents will gather at Oologah Lake on Monday July 4 to enjoy and help us celebrate our Independence Day with a spectacular free Fireworks Show. The Oologah Chamber and Redbud [...]

Leader photo by Faith Wylie

Modest hero

[ 0 ] May 25, 2016

Teen says anyone would have revived dead child at lake By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A 19-year-old Broken Arrow man is credited with saving the life of a 7-year-old Tulsa girl shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday following a swimming accident at the Hawthorn Beach area of Oologah Lake. Da’Veion Birge is being called a [...]

Wilmott indicted in O-T case

Wilmott indicted in O-T case

[ 1 ] May 25, 2016

[Editor’s note: Normally the names of minors involved in court cases are not reported in the Leader. However, in this case, Oklahoma County District Judge Donald Deason, presiding judge of the multicounty grand jury, specifically ordered that the entire indictment be an open record. It names the alleged victim in the case and a number [...]

Kids Fishing Derby is Saturday

Kids Fishing Derby is Saturday

[ 0 ] May 24, 2016

Here is a link for online registration: http://bluffcreamery.com/derby2016/ Join us for our Oologah Lake Sun, Fun and Kids Fishing Derby day on Saturday, June 4. Registration begins at 8:30 am Fishing 9 – 11 am Awards and Lunch 11 am – noon Come to the Fishing ponds behind the Corps Lake Office on Hwy. 88 [...]

Leader photo by Faith Wylie

Bystander prevents Oologah Lake drowning

[ 0 ] May 22, 2016

By John M. Wylie II, Editor A bystander is credited with saving the life of a seven-year-old Tulsa girl shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday night following a swimming accident at the Hawthorn Beach area of Oologah Lake. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the girl was swimming with her sister, went under, and did not resurface. [...]

Wilmott indicted in O-T case

Wilmott indicted in O-T case

[ 2 ] May 20, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor An Oologah High School teacher was indicted Thursday by the Oklahoma Multicounty Grand Jury for 2nd degree rape. Kathryn Michelle Wilmott, 29, is accused of having sex with a then-17-year-old O-T male student at a house in Owasso on an unknown date between Dec. 24 and Jan. 8. The [...]

Graveside service is 1 pm Friday for Dorothy Ehrcke

Graveside service is 1 pm Friday for Dorothy Ehrcke

[ 0 ] May 19, 2016

Dorothy Lee Ehrcke, 74 of Oologah, died May 17, 2016. Visitation is 2 to 8 pm Thursday (May 18) at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Graveside service is 1 pm Friday at Fairview Cemetery in Talala. Dorothy was born Jan. 18th, 1942 in Oklahoma City to Lee Roy Barger and Eva Jeannette Barger. She was a [...]

Oologah Police Lt. Charles Neill accepts a hug from Nowata Officer Sabrina Lee, who pulled Neill from his burning car after he was shot.

Trial in Lt. Neill shooting delayed

[ 0 ] May 18, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor NOWATA—The jury trial for the man accused of shooting Oologah Police Lt. Charles Neill during an interstate pursuit last year has been delayed. A new date is expected to be set in June for Cesar Rios to be tried on six felony counts in connection with the pursuit which [...]