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Wilburton man charged with embezzlement
A Wilburton man is facing five years imprisonment after being caught ringing up overstock products as returns and keeping the money, court documents state.Roy Edward Harrelson Jr., 45, of Wilburton, was charged July 30 with felony embezzlement, according to court documents filed by the office of Dis
Opinion | Our justice system is addicted to drugs
When legislators first decided to use lethal injection to execute a criminal, they didn’t know what they were getting the United States into. In fact, the legislator who came up with the idea didn’t even support the death penalty.
Silver alert issued for Hughes County man
Law enforcement officials issued a silver alert for a Hughes County man late Sunday.The Hughes County Sheriff’s Office and Oklahoma Highway Patrol issued a silver alert for Thomas Clinton, 70, of Dustin, as his family has not heard from him in several days, according to an OHP report.
Murder charges filed against suspects in deadly shooting at Okla. grocery store
According to officials with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, 36-year-old Johnathan Merriman was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting outside Pruett's Food grocery store, near the intersection of East Highway and North Oliphant streets in Holdenville.
Special needs child removed from class, taken home
"I thought it was something that was resolved, from the way she made it sound, but she waited so long to tell me my son wasn't there," Deffenbaugh said. "And that's what's so confusing to me."
Lawsuit dismissed against murder victim's mother
KEVIN HARVISON | Staff file photoThis photo shows a large billboard on April 17, 2018, along U.S. Highway 69 in McAlester, Oklahoma, put up by Kim Merryman, the mother of one of the two young women who were found murdered in 2016 in the front seat of a car parked at a vacant home in Bache, which is
Lake Eufaula, Kerr Reservoir fishing report
Blue Catfish:Action is excellent on cut bait, live bait, live shad, shad and worms below the dam, at the dam and river mouth.
Choctaw Nation held a drone testing demonstration
STRINGTOWN, Okla. (KXII)-"I don't know if people realize but they witnessed history today," said Choctaw Chief Gary Batton.On the Choctaws' 42,000 acre ranch, ranchers now have the opportunity to use drones for their daily tasks.A demonstration put on by Intel and the Federal Aviation Administration
Stuart Fast-Pitch Tournament Bracket released
The 2018 Stuart fast-pitch softball tournament is scheduled to take place this Thursday through Saturday, with four locals participating.The Lady Hornets (2-0), Clayton, Calvin and Crowder are the locals set to take part in this nine-team tournament. Ripley, Dewar, Coalgate, Weleetka and Caney are a
Oklahoma Man Charged With Botnet Attack, Conspiracy Counts In U.S. Court In San Jose
Travis Cole Malone Jr. of McAlester, Okla., was indicted under seal by a federal grand jury in San Jose on July 12 and was arrested in Oklahoma on Wednesday.
Three cities vying to be new home of state veterans center
City officials from Muskogee, Sallisaw and Poteau toured a veterans center in Lawton on Wednesday, according to a sign-in sheet obtained by The Oklahoman. The goal was to view the sort of facility that may be built in their town.
HS BASEBALL ROUNDUP Aug. 6-11: Fall baseball begins
The 2018 fall baseball season officially began last week.Class A and Class B teams began play this week. Red Oak began the season with a 4-0 start, knocking off Wright City, LeFlore and Crowder.Crowder and Stuart, meanwhile, began the season at 1-3, with the Hornets knocking off the Demons, 16-8, Au
OSHA Cites And Fines Three Oil And Gas Companies After Deadly Rig Explosion
The two companies and a third, Oklahoma City’s Skyline Directional Drilling, were all cited for improperly using a heat lamp near the combustible opening of the well.
The urban legend of Zip Wyatt, aka Dick Yeager
Zip Wyatt is pictured wounded in the Garfield County jail. (Photo courtesy True West magazine)
Tribe deploys diabetes prevention programs
For as long as anyone can remember, diabetes has proved to be a major health issue for Native Americans — it continues to be today.Muscogee (Creek) Nation health officials, however, are trying to get ahead of the disease by deploying prevention programs. For example, they conducted a camp in mid-Jul
FAST-PITCH: Many locals to compete in this week's Indianola Tournament
The 2018 Indianola Tournament in fast-pitch softball will be upon us this Thursday, as teams began play on Monday.The tournament features four local teams in Canadian, who lost its season opener on Monday, 12-0, to Quinton, Haileyville, who is scheduled to make its 2018 fast-pitch debut at the tourn
Plans for Rogers County Fair announced
The 2018 Rogers County Fair will kick off Thursday, Sept. 13, with a magnificent fireworks display on the hill, announced the Rogers County Fair Board Tuesday.
Okmulgee police need help identifying person of interest
OKMULGEE, Okla. (KTUL) —The Okmulgee Police Department needs help identifying a person of interest after school was broken into early Wednesday morning.Around 5 a.m., officers responded to the Okmulgee High School after the alarm was triggered.After reviewing surveillance video, the suspect was seen
Differing Visions Of Economic Development Divide Voters In Southeastern Oklahoma
“Everybody that's asked me about the leadership series, what eventually comes up is they say, ‘What's the motive behind it?’” Clifton said. “Well I didn't really have a motive behind it other than I wanted people in McAlester to know what their leaders were thinking, and I wanted to know, too, if I'
TS Radio: TnT Tanya TalkS with James Treat: Part 5
Guest will be: Part 5 of:Meet James Treat, as he shares his years fighting the system to uncover Calvin, Oklahoma corruption.