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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 [...]

Jean Oliver

Leader endorses Jean Oliver

[ 0 ] June 22, 2016

Jean Oliver, State Senate District 29 When this area was moved from Senate District 2 to District 29, we were concerned about joining a district where Bartlesville was the center. Senator John Ford quickly earned our trust, as he had earned respect from colleagues in both parties, through his hard work, staunch defense of public [...]

Heat sizzles in race for Congress

Heat sizzles in race for Congress

[ 1 ] June 22, 2016

John Wylie looks at the battles in Tuesday’s Primary Elections. Here are some of his thoughts on the Jarrin Jackson vs. Markwayne Mullin race for Second District Congress. We were shocked by the Tulsa World’s scurrilous attack on Jackson’s judgment and military service Monday, based on seven words taken out of context from an out-of-state [...]

Service Monday for Sid Carl Kammerzell

Service Monday for Sid Carl Kammerzell

[ 0 ] June 17, 2016

Funeral service for Sid Carl Kammerzell will be 10 a.m., Mon., June 20, at Journey Church, Oologah, with Tim Lindsey officiating.  Burial will follow at Martin Cemetery, Vinita, under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Claremore.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home Sun. 1-6 p.m., and family will greet friends [...]

Kids give the splash pad a test during the Cops and Kids event on June 11. The official ribbon cutting is at 5:45 pm on Saturday. Tim Carman/Leader

Cut the ribbons and let the fun begin

[ 0 ] June 16, 2016

BY CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Summer activities are about to get exciting for Oologah area kids and adults alike. Saturday Oologah kicks off its first Roundup On Cooweescoowee at noon. Start your day with a car show in downtown Oologah Saturday at 12 (noon). Bobbie Sparks is hosting a car show to help fund the [...]

A shocking tale

A shocking tale

[ 1 ] June 16, 2016

A Nowata teen is out on bail on rape charges involving two 13-year-old girls—one of which carries a maximum sentence of life without parole if he is convicted—when he allegedly tries to blackmail a rural Oologah girl into texting him nude photos of herself. How could this happen? Courts and prosecutors in two judicial districts [...]