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1st degree manslaughter warrant issued in fatal March 14 crash near Sunnyside

[ 0 ] July 6, 2016

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 [...]

Two near drowning victims rescued despite cell service outage

Two near drowning victims rescued despite cell service outage

[ 0 ] July 4, 2016

    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 [...]

Phone woes hit Rogers, Tulsa County

Phone woes hit Rogers, Tulsa County

[ 0 ] July 4, 2016

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 [...]

As you park at Hawthorn on Monday night, watch for the white-haired lady with the bucket. Chamber president Carolyn Estes is collecting donations for the fireworks show. Toss in a $10 or $20 bill. We've raised over $5,000 but still have aways to go before we hit the $10,000 goal.

Weather update for fireworks tonight

[ 0 ] July 2, 2016

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.  

Marching into the 4th

Marching into the 4th

[ 0 ] July 1, 2016

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.

Talalan arrested in 4 bank robberies, is ordered to be held without bond

Talalan arrested in 4 bank robberies, is ordered to be held without bond

[ 0 ] June 30, 2016

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, [...]

Why Trump?

Why Trump?

[ 0 ] June 30, 2016

 Spitting in the wind. “Why Trump?” Part I:  Now the Cowboys are the Indians By Jim Norwine, Columnist “There is a time appointed for all things. Think how many animals we have destroyed. Snow today is water tomorrow. The dry leaves of autumn not long ago were green and vigorous. We are part of the [...]

UPDATE: Daniels funding issues

UPDATE: Daniels funding issues

[ 0 ] June 27, 2016

Daniels reports $10K campaign loan late, after many votes already cast A News Analysis By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader Embattled Senate District 29 candidate Julie Daniels loaned her campaign $10,000 in personal funds June 22 but did not report it until four days late, state records show. According to [...]

Julie Daniels

“Dark money,” other funding issues explode against Senate candidate Daniels

[ 1 ] June 26, 2016

SITTING SENATOR LISTED AS FUNDING MAILER DENIES ANY ROLE; IS INVESTIGATING A News Analysis By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader Allegations of “dark money” contributions and questions about out-of-state and third party financing have exploded statewide about Republican State Senate candidate Julie Daniels. The controversy centers on the contest between [...]

Overview of the damage at Dollar General

DOLLAR GENERAL REOPENS 5:30 PM THURSDAY

[ 0 ] June 23, 2016

UPDATE: DOLLAR GENERAL IS NOW OPEN. Ignore the boarded-up windows. The glass is cleaned up and the store is secured. Go on in! Oologah’s Dollar General store will be closed at least through this afternoon after a vandal or vandals used an air-powered bebe gun to shoot out most of the glass in the store [...]