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Muskogee County Sheriff's Office Issues Warning About Phone Scam

MUSKOGEE COUNTY, Oklahoma - We have a new phone scam warning from the Muskogee County Sheriff's Office. The caller claims to be with the Warrants Division but if you call the number back it's answered with a recording. The Sheriff's Office says it will never call you about warrants, or fines so don'


Smile of the Day 02.16.19

"I have a lot to smile about. I have a good friend that loves me and we hang out together and go to church together. We're just good buddies."


Court documents: Oklahoma mother charged after drug use caused premature labor

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – An Oklahoma woman is facing charges of child neglect for actions she took before her children were born. According to the Muskogee Phoenix, 38-year-old Sarah Sinwelski was charged with child neglect after she allegedly caused herself to go into premature labor.


New hospital administrator touts 'personal connection' with hometown assignment

Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee's new vice president and administrator identified three primary objectives she would like to address while overseeing operations of a facility that serves her hometown.


Oklahoma drone bill needs careful review

The use of drones has raised reasonable concerns about their potential use in illegal activity. But legislative efforts to address these concerns often prove impractical. A Senate bill allowing people to be fined if they fly a drone over privately owned agricultural property may be the latest exampl


Schools seek help planning for future

Muskogee Public Schools is planning for the future and asking for the community’s help. Beginning Monday, February 18 the school district is launching a continuous strategic initiative with a community survey.


The Oklahoma! open line. Marijuana is near yet so far.

Here's the open line and a question: Have you been to Oklahoma yet with your now-activated Arkansas medical marijuana card? If not, be warned there are complications. Yes, we have no medical cannabis for sale in Arkansas yet.


At the Museum: Touching Tributes to Fallen Muskogee Police Officers in Museum Exhibit

A bouquet of dried, faded black roses serves as a reminder of the fallen Muskogee Police Department officers who paid the ultimate price in our community. Lewis Franklin Harvey, 45, had one year of service under his belt when he was killed patrolling locked doors on Muskogee businesses.


Oklahoma hospital employees don't get paychecks again

There’s trouble at several rural Oklahoma hospitals. Employees say they aren't being paid and some have learned their insurance premiums are not up to date. “The people that work there, we`re going to take care of our patients until the end,” Robin Rains said. “I mean, however it ends up going.”


World champ? TV viewers learn Monday if Oklahoma teen is winner of 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'

Howie Mandel’s body language said plenty. During Darci Lynne Farmer’s most recent “America’s Got Talent” performance, Mandel (he’s one of the judges on the show) put both hands on his head in a manner that suggested he was astonished by what he was seeing and hearing.


Oklahoma man who made moat around property arrested for stolen items

WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. – An Oklahoma man was arrested after he allegedly built a fort around half of his building. Officials told FOX 23 that deputies had the Vinita property under surveillance for weeks after getting information that Raymond Lane, Jr. had a stockpile of weapons and told people that


Russian court orders U.S. investor, Oklahoma native, held for 2 months

MOSCOW — A Moscow court has ordered a U.S. investment fund manager, an Oklahoma native, to be jailed for two months while facing fraud charges. Michael Calvey, founder and senior partner at Baring Vostok equity firm, was detained Friday morning along with two other fund managers.


Digital driver's licenses could be coming to Oklahoma

TULSA, OK (KJRH) — Phones have the ability to take the place of almost everything in our wallets. You might never leave home without your phone, but your driver's license can easily be forgotten. Governor Stitt says he'd like to see the roll-out of digital driver's licenses in the coming months.


Muskogee man sentenced for embezzlement

A Muskogee man was sentenced Monday after he pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $68,000 during his time as a Harp's Food Store manager in Fort Gibson. Carl Thomas Fowler, Jr., 44, pleaded guilty to “fraudulently appropriating” $68,475.46 from the Fort Gibson store between Feb. 1, 2016 and March


OUR VIEW: Support love of science

Thumbs up to all the students who took part in the Math and Engineering Competition this week. Teams and individuals from 26 schools competed Thursday at the Muskogee Civic Center.


Dads and daughters dance the day away

Carrie Soffert, 9, says her favorite part of Saturday afternoon's Magical Daddy Daughter Dance is seeing her father, Mike Soffert, all dressed up. "He looks like he's going to a wedding," Carrie said. "It's funny seeing him try to dance like that."


Sounding of the court docket includes kidnapping, assault cases

The sounding of the March Jury Trial Docket is scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Pittsburg County Courthouse. A sounding is a court proceeding where a judge assigns trial dates, takes pleas, or schedules a case for a later trial docket. A negotiated plea agreement will not be accepted after the so


OG&E helps fund classroom projects

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company and the OGE Energy Corp. Foundation Inc. are helping more than 400 students in the Muskogee area learn about science, technology, reading, engineering and mathematics (STREM) and energy efficiency. The company and its foundation donated more than $1,900 to help fund


Oklahoma County Commissioner comments on brother’s arrest in Russia

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma County District 3 Commissioner, Kevin Calvey addressed his brother, Michael’s Friday detainment in Russia today on Facebook. Michael Calvey, a US citizen and one of Russia’s most prominent foreign investors, has been detained in Moscow in connection with a large-scale fraud


Medical marijuana has detractors despite favorable ordinances

City councilors clung closely to the language of a state question approved by voters in June that legalized medical marijuana in Oklahoma, adopting ordinances that fostered growth of the fledgling industry.