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Indianola grad in fatal Sunday car crash

McALESTER, Okla. - An Indianola graduate was among five people who died in a fatal single-car accident late Sunday night. Jessica Swartwout, 18, of McAlester, and four other teens were pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel after a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado Pickup veered off a bridge and in

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-18 14:52:00

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

NSU releases statement on five students killed in wreck

Five Northeastern State University freshmen are dead after their vehicle plunged off a bridge in Cherokee County and landed in Barren Fork Creek. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, driven by Donovan Caldwell, 18, Muskogee, was southbound on Welling Road around 10:40

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-18 17:00:00

Central Mexico earthquake kills dozens, topples buildings

Dozens were killed in a powerful earthquake Tuesday that rocked Mexico City and surrounding states. The earthquake toppled buildings, sent rescue workers digging through rubble and knocked out power to millions. At least 57 people died in the magnitude-7.1 earthquake, officials said. Forty-two peopl

SEQUOYAHCOUNTYTIMES.COM - 2017-09-19 22:04:50

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

NSU hosts piano concert by Dr. Muen Wei

TAHLEQUAH - The Northeastern State University Department of Music will present a piano concert by guest artist Dr. Muen Wei at 7 p.m. Thursday at the NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 N. Grand Ave., Tahlequah, according to a news release. Wei will perform a program of solo piano pieces by Hayd

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-09-20 00:17:20

After eclectic career, Penland lands in classroom

Following the advice of "do something you love, and you will never work a day in your life," Katie Ross-Penland decided to become a teacher after working in a Northern California district attorney's office, welfare department, and prison. "If you don't love it, you are in the wrong job," said Penlan

TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS - 2017-09-19 09:15:00

Tinsley named Super Teacher for September

Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation is selecting Super Teachers for the month of September. The recently-chosen Super Teacher is Kym Tinsley. Tinsley earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 2006, and a Master's of Education in 21st Century Teaching and Learning in 2016. She is an ins

TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS - 2017-09-19 08:00:00

Survivor recounts 2015 fatal hit-and-run as Shriver brothers' murder trial starts in Rogers County

CLAREMORE - The survivor of a 2015 fatal hit-and-run near Verdigris told a jury Tuesday that she still finds it difficult to cope with the trauma of what happened while the two men charged in the death of her best friend "are just walking out free." Trial proceedings began Monday for Gage Christophe

TULSA WORLD - 2017-09-19 18:45:00

Home winterizing can help cut heating costs

Oklahoma isn't known for brutal winters, but the weather typically gets cold enough to chew through a heating budget, and can even be dangerous. So even if this coming winter is like last year's - ending a month short and mild, except for a couple of sharp zero-degree cold snaps - prudence suggests

TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS - 2017-09-19 08:45:00

TPS students can no longer charge lunches

All food charges at Tahlequah Public Schools sites will Monday, Sept. 25, according to district officials. Last year's free and reduced-price lunch students have a grace period until Friday, Sept. 22, of this year. After that, new forms must be completed and turned in at the school sites. "The distr

TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS - 2017-09-19 08:30:00

POLICE BEAT: Two arrested after stealing Habitat for Humanity donations

Tahlequah Police Department Sgt. Cory Keele arrested two individuals Sept. 15 for multiple charges after seeing them steal items from the Habitat for Humanity's donation area. Lucinda Broaddrick told authorities she did not steal the items they spotted in the bed of a truck she was driving. When Kee

TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS - 2017-09-19 07:55:00

Communication key to successful year at THS

Excitement for this school year is at an all-time high. Our staff have great big hearts of love for all of our students and have welcomed them back for another great rigorous education adventure. Students now have the Crossroads Cafe for excellent meals with numerous choices each day. The Tigers Den

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

Girl Scout rally set for Tuesday

Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma will hold a rally Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Tahlequah First United Methodist Church activities building. The event is open to all Cherokee County girls in grades kindergarten through 12th and their guardians. For more details, contact Donna Forrest at 918-

TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS - 2017-09-19 00:10:35

VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: McAlester losses continue

McAlester volleyball lost both matches it played in this past week. The Lady Buffs (1-13) have now lost 10 in a row with the closest they have come to snapping that skid in a 3-2 loss Sept. 11 at Locust Grove. The Lady Buffs took the second set, 25-21, and fourth set, 25-16, before bowing out in the


School board elections held in 6 NWA districts Tuesday

Six Northwest Arkansas school districts will hold school board elections on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Below is a list with each election and the candidates running. We reached out to the candidates in each race why they are running for the position. We have included their responses for races in w

KHBS - 2017-09-18 22:46:00

Community mourns deaths of five Northeastern State University freshmen killed in crash outside Tahlequah

The victims: Five NSU students killed in crash remembered by friends Editor's Note: This story has been updated from its original publication. TAHLEQUAH - The atmosphere on the Northeastern State University campus was somber after news spread Monday that five students had died the night before in a

TULSA WORLD - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Drugs may have been factor in Cookson crash

A Cookson woman who officers reported was driving under the influence of drugs is in stable condition after striking a tree Sept. 17. Jessica Brittain, 28, was southbound on State Highway 82, nearly 10 miles south of Tahlequah, when she lost control of her 2005 Dodge Ram, swerved off the road to the

TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS - 2017-09-18 15:21:00

SHERIFF'S BEAT: Park Hill man jailed for public intox

Responding to a disturbance call on Sept. 14, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jarrod Rye arrested a Park Hill man for public intoxication. Upon arrival at South Keller Drive, deputies found Rory Owen Marr, 45, lying on the ground outside of his residence, yelling and screaming. He was allege

TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS - 2017-09-19 07:55:00

James Corden apologises for kissing Sean Spicer

James Corden regrets kissing Sean Spicer at the Emmy Awards on Sunday (09.17.17). The British TV star attended the glitzy ceremony in Los Angeles with his wife Julia, but James was drunkenly and regrettably spotted kissing US President Donald Trump's former Press Secretary backstage at the bash. Add

SEQUOYAHCOUNTYTIMES.COM - 2017-09-19 10:00:00