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Former Muskogee student remembered as helpful, happy and loving

MUSKOGEE, Okla. - Muskogee High School teachers and students began school Monday facing the "devastating loss" of a former student - one who all say was universally liked, always smiling, and always helping others. Donovan Caldwell, 18, died in a crash Sunday evening with four other college students

TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS - 2017-09-19 07:45:00

Bycari Chatman sentenced to five years in prison

A Muskogee man accused of plotting a murder-suicide pleaded guilty to two of three charges he faced on Monday. Kidnapping charges were dropped against Bycari Jamil Chatman, 31, a few days after his arrest in February 2016. A shooting with intent to kill charge was dropped Monday. Chatman received f

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-19 00:30:41

Muskogee man accused of punching child in face

A Muskogee man is held without bond and charged with child abuse, assault and other felony charges, according to court records. Dylan Corey Dunkerson, 31, is accused of punching an 11-year-old girl in the side of the face, strangling and beating the girl's mother and preventing anyone from calling 9

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-19 23:12:26

Muskogee Board of Education - Glance

At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Muskogee Board of Education approved: RECOGNITION OF STAFF MEMBERS - Certified Elementary, Gabby Garrison, Grant Foreman Elementary; Certified Secondary, Jennifer Norwood, ARJH; Support: Kathy Bates, IT Help Desk; Support: Dorothy Mabe, CNS. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPOR

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-20 00:59:30

Muskogee Public Works and Finance committees - Glance

During the regular meetings of the Muskogee Public Works and Finance committees on Tuesday, the following action was taken on the public works agenda: Approved an amendment to Ordinance No. 4027-A, including changes to the definition of "Vapor Product" to ensure continued qualification as a healthy

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-19 23:58:58

Muskogee County District Court 09.20.17

Marriage license Eric Christopher Adkins, 30, and Cynthia Renee Boydstun, 38, both of Muskogee. Divorce decrees Jaclyn Renee Barnett vs. Joshua Allen Barnett, incompatibility. Leslie Gaye Scott vs. Randel Ray Scott, incompatibility. Clinton Kent Andrews vs. Megan Cherie Andrews, incompatibility. Pro

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-19 22:48:29

Two injured in Cherokee County crash

A Wagoner man and a Muskogee woman were injured in a motorcycle wreck about 8:30 p.m. Monday, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report. Talon Tracy, 24, of Wagoner, is listed in good condition at Saint John Medical Center in Tulsa, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Bayley Joe Herriman, 19,

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-19 20:29:00

Two listed as stable after vehicle ends up in ditch

Two people are in stable condition after the driver lost control of the vehicle while allegedly driving at an unsafe speed around a curve, departing the roadway and striking several rocks in a ditch on Sept. 18. Talon Tracy, 24, Wagoner, was traveling northbound on South 410 Road driving a 2016 Hond

TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS - 2017-09-20 07:45:00

Phoenix reporter to receive governor's award

Muskogee Phoenix staff reporter Mark Hughes was chosen as one of the winners of the 2017 Governor's Disability Employment Awards of Excellence, according to a media release. These awards are given to members of the media or media organizations that publicize work programs, businesses that hire perso

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-19 23:09:28

Agency to conduct vision screening

Vizavance is a nonprofit agency in Oklahoma dedicated exclusively to advancing children's education through better vision and eye health and safety. Through their Children's Vision Screening Program and a 30-year partnership with the Oklahoma Masons, free vision screening will be provided on Oct. 5

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-19 21:50:56

Tea party to benefit children at Christmas

A Mad Hatter Tea Party will enable youngsters to pay for Christmas presents for children at MONARCH's halfway house. The tea party, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Honor Heights Papilion, features tea and refreshments. Admission is $15 per guest. Proceeds benefit MONARCH (Muskogee Organization for Narcotic

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-19 20:03:00

EODD to host public hearing Thursday

A public hearing to discuss the services to be offered by the Eastern Oklahoma Development District Area Agency on Aging during the next four years beginning July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022 will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, at the EODD office (ADA accessible), 1012 N. 38th St. The public heari

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-19 16:23:23

Wagoner County couple arrested after marijuana-growing operation found

An Okay couple was arrested after Wagoner County deputies executed a search warrant and discovered a hydroponic marijuana-growing operation, according to a media release from the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office. Kenneth Gillin, 57, and Janet Holman Gillin, 57, were booked on complaints of cultivatio

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-19 16:10:40

Couple arrested in marijuana bust in Wagoner County; multiple firearms seized

Wagoner County authorities late Monday morning raided a hydroponic marijuana grow operation and arrested two people in the process. Sheriff's deputies arrested Kenneth Gillin and Janet Holman Gillin, both 57, after raiding their residence on allegations they were growing marijuana, according to a ne

TULSA WORLD - 2017-09-19 14:32:00

Update: Thunderstorms sweep across northeast Oklahoma

Update 8 a.m.: Thunderstorms began sweeping through the Tulsa metro area after passing through the north central part of the state. The thunderstorms were moving east about 30 mph along a line extending from the Skiatook area to the Kellyville area, according to the National Weather Service in Tulsa

TULSA WORLD - 2017-09-19 11:30:00

Oktaha students THRIVE on character-building

When Oktaha High students helped assemble furniture at Kids' Space recently, they also were building character. The students are part of Oktaha's THRIVE program, which stresses character development through community service. Oktaha counselor Kari Fulton said THRIVE stands for Tradition, Honor, Resp

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-20 00:28:40

5 die when pickup truck crashes into Oklahoma creek

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says five people were killed when the pickup truck they were in crashed into a creek in northeastern Oklahoma. An OHP report says 18-year-old Donovan Caldwell of Muskogee, 18-year-old Jessica Swartwout of McAlester, 19-year-old Drake Wells of Thack

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-18 11:08:32

Chatman to serve 10 years for manslaughter

A Muskogee man received 10 years in prison for first-degree manslaughter after pleading guilty Monday, according to court documents. Darryle Deshawn Chatman, 33, was accused of driving under the influence of PCP on Oct. 2, 2016, when he pulled out in front of a tractor-trailer rig on U.S. 69. The t

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-19 00:19:22

Rougher Homecoming Festival set for Tuesday

The community is invited to celebrate homecoming with Muskogee Public Schools students at the Rougher Homecoming Festival from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in downtown Muskogee, between Second and Third streets on Broadway. The annual festival includes booths and activities from local schools, food, games and $

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-18 23:48:28

Miss, Junior Miss Keetoowah Cherokee Pageant Sept. 28

The theme for the 67th United Keetoowah Band Celebration will be "Keetoowah: First in the West." As part of the celebration, the Keetoowah Band will host the Miss and Junior Miss Keetoowah Cherokee pageant on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. in the Jim Proctor Elder Center at the Keetoowah Tribal Compl

TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS - 2017-09-19 07:45:00