DA dismissive of remaining grand jury issues
District Attorney Janice Steidley contends a grand jury’s incomplete findings on claims she wrongly accused a police detective of perjury and misled federal officials in an employee firing dispute are meritless accusations by her detractors.
Chief Baker addresses Chamber
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker was featured as guest speaker for the monthly Claremore Chamber Luncheon Thursday at the Rogers State University Centennial Center.
New wells to keep pumping with low taxes
The Legislature set a new production tax rate for horizontal oil and natural gas wells on Thursday, in a move opponents called a victory for big energy companies.
DA criticized by Grand Jury, no charges
“The citizens of Rogers County deserve better from their public and elected officials,” concluded the Oklahoma Multicounty Grand Jury in a partial report released Tuesday.
Device explodes in DA’s mailbox day of grand jury findings
District Attorney Janice Steidley reported Wednesday an explosive device damaged her roadside mailbox outside her home the day a state grand jury found insufficient evidence to support most criminal misconduct accusations against her.
Lawmakers override Fallin to rewrite literacy rules
Teachers and school officials will have their say over whether to promote third-graders still struggling to read, thanks to lawmakers who forced a rewrite of state literacy standards despite the protest of Gov. Mary Fallin.
Multicounty grand jury will not remove DA
The Oklahoma Multicounty Grand Jury will not remove District Attorney Janice Steidley from office citing insufficient evidence and no probable cause.
House passes school sports oversight measure
The Oklahoma House has passed legislation supporters say will bring more accountability and transparency to an organization that oversees thousands of high school athletes and participants in other extracurricular activities.
Sean Burrage named President of Southeastern Oklahoma State University
The Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents has named Sean Burrage as the 20th president of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Click It or Ticket: Local law enforcement agencies kick off safety campaign
Several area law enforcement agencies held a press conference Thursday at the J.M. Davis Gun Museum for the launch of the annual “Click It or Ticket” mobilization.
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