Growing chicken chain opens another location in OklahomaKristen WaltersNewsBreak Contributor
A 16-year-old mother, vanished in 1997, from the front porch of her friend's residence in OklahomaAda E.NewsBreak Contributor
The Junction: A Beacon of Revitalization for Downtown WagonerBobfordNewsBreak Contributor
The Poorest Town in Oklahoma has been RevealedTravel MavenNewsBreak Contributor
2016 Deadly Deception: Judith Nix Shoots Ex-Husband, Stages Scene as SuicideTrue Crime Mysteries (Megan)NewsBreak Contributor
A violent, home invasion lead to the death of a Muskogee man.
A violent, home invasion that could be linked to a land dispute leads to the death of a Muskogee man.
Woman admits trafficking $177,000 worth of meth
(Stillwater, Okla.) — In one of the largest methamphetamine seizures in Payne County, a 38-year-old woman from Muskogee County has admitted possessing approximately 19.8 pounds of the drug with a street value of $177,000, during a traffic stop in Stillwater. Holly Amanda Lynch of Warner pleaded guilty on Nov....
Tragedy and Resilience: Fort Gibson's Loss Sparks Conversation on Youth Safety
The community of Fort Gibson is in mourning after the tragic car accident that claimed the life of 15-year-old Isaih Atwood, a bright and well-loved sophomore at Fort Gibson High School. With his notable red hair and freckles, Isaih was a vibrant presence, tragically lost just three weeks before his 16th birthday. The town gathered to support Isaih's family, including his young mother, Teler Akers, and his aunt, Tapha, who is now dedicating her pursuit of a master's degree to Isaih's memory. In light of the accident, which occurred while Isaih was not wearing a seatbelt, the family is emphasizing the importance of seatbelt safety in hopes of preventing future tragedies.
1 dead, 2 taken to hospital after crash northeast of Fort Gibson Tuesday evening
CHEROKEE COUNTY, Okla. — A 15-year-old is dead and two teenagers were taken to the hospital following a crash Tuesday evening in Cherokee County, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP).
Wagoner Co. deputies perform life-saving measures on person suffering mental health crisis
WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. — Wagoner County deputies provided life-saving measures for someone suffering from a mental health emergency. On Sunday afternoon, Wagoner County deputies responded to a possible disturbance in the Coweta area. When deputies arrived to the area of State Highway 72 and East 171st Street South, they...
Tragedy on the Roads: Examining Teen Driving Safety and Infrastructure
In the quiet community of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, a tragic car accident on December 5th highlighted the perils adolescents face behind the wheel. A 16-year-old driver lost control of a Ford Escape, resulting in the untimely death of 15-year-old Isaih Atwood and serious injuries to two other teens. The incident, occurring just after 7 p.m., prompted an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and raised concerns over road safety and teen driving risks.
Lake Eufaula Fishing Report
November 24. Elevation is 1.5 ft. below normal and stable, water temperature 55°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level) Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, lipless baits, and plastic baits around main lake, points, riprap, and rocks. Blue, channel, and flathead catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, live bait, live shad, and shad around channels, river channel, and river mouth. Crappie good on crankbaits, hair jigs, spoons, and worms around channels, docks, riprap, and rocks.
Road Safety Tragedy Spurs Call for Youth Education
A recent tragedy has cast a somber shadow over the community of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. A fatal vehicle collision in Cherokee County claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy and left two other teenagers hospitalized. This harrowing incident occurred on a Tuesday evening, approximately 3 miles northeast of Fort Gibson, abruptly ending the dreams of the young boy who was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a 16-year-old, and another 15-year-old passenger are now recovering at Saint Francis Hospital in stable condition. Shockingly, it was reported that none of the teenagers were wearing seatbelts when the accident took place.
Bixby hands Wildcats first loss
The Ponca City Wildcats got off to a good start in Tuesday’s game with Bixby, but by the time the game ended, Bixby went home with an 81-55 victory. It was the second game of the year for Ponca City, which came away with a 52-49 victory over Life Prep of Wichita last week. This week’s game was a district game played at Po-Hi’s Robson Field House. The Wildcats led 12-10 after the first period…
Compassionate Policing: Deputy's Life-Saving Response Highlights Shift in Law Enforcement Training
In a recent event that underscores the urgent need for law enforcement officers to be adept in handling mental health emergencies, Wagoner County Deputy Jonathan Villavicencio's quick-thinking saved the life of a woman in distress. Responding to a situation by the Arkansas River, Deputy Villavicencio found the woman with a severe self-inflicted arm injury following an altercation with her sister. Without hesitation, he applied a tourniquet, preventing further blood loss and potentially saving her life.
Growing chicken chain opens another location in Oklahoma
A popular food chain recently opened another new location in Oklahoma this past week. Read on to learn more. On Friday, December 1, 2023, the expanding fast-casual chain Chick-fil-A celebrated the grand opening of its newest Oklahoma location in Bixby, according to local sources.
"A Better Trip" - LIVE at The Roxy: Comedy, Psychedelics, and Mind-Blowing Visuals Await
Prepare for a night of mind-expanding comedy and psychedelic exploration with "A Better Trip" - LIVE at The Roxy. This unique event is set to take place on Fri, Dec 08 from 7pm to 9pm at the iconic Roxy Theater, located at 220 West Okmulgee Avenue, Muskogee, OK 74401.
FOX23 Investigates: Could this man be the father a Vietnam veteran is looking for?
GLENPOOL, Okla. — Now an update about a local Vietnam veteran from Glenpool who's searching for the father he never met.
Honey Springs to host a Civil War Christmas
The annual Civil War Christmas program will return to Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center near Checotah on Saturday, December 9, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This family-friendly event will include Christmas crafts, refreshments, and Civil War reenactors dressed in period attire. Children are encouraged to bring their wish lists to the newly-expanded visitor center, where they can sit, talk, and take a photograph with Santa. The program is free to the public, but donations are welcome.
Looking for the Pin
Dewar’s Cash Faulkner watches the referee’s hand strike the mat for a pinfall victory over his Olive opponent during last Saturday’s high school portion of the 2023 Gary McKee Classic at Brock Memorial Gymnasium in Okmulgee. See more action shots from last weekend’s 2-day event on Page B3.
It was a rockin’ Christmas parade
More than 50 floats, lighting up the night with Christmas lights, entertained hundreds of fans during Saturday’s Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree-themed Parade of Lights. Andrea Oldham, City of Eufaula Community Development Director, announced the winners following the city’s tree lighting ceremony held immediately after the parade in Kiwanis Park.
Organizations Work for Successful Hallmark Events
The Henryetta Hallmark Christmas was a great success with a huge turnout for the second annual event. Thanks to coordinators Kelly Dobson and Valerie Mosco, along with the many organizations, volunteers and businesses who helped make this event even bigger and better than the first year. The Henryetta Lions Club and Henryetta Rotary Club took part in the event with attendees able to get hot cocoa from the Rotarians, and the Lions handed out free cookies. The American Guardians Motorcycle Group manned the Grinch “Whoville” area with games, activities and lots of fun stuff, along with collecting toys that will be donated to the Shriners Hospital for Children. There was so much to do and so much fun throughout the day, which culminated with the annual Christmas Parade. The holiday fun continues this weekend with the free movie at the civic center, “The Polar Express.” If you missed the parade, be sure to visit the Henryetta Free-Lance Facebook page for the video.
Feed the Vets program draws early crowds
Last Friday, New Life Assembly of God church in Henryetta, played host to the soul-warming event known as the Feed the Vets program. Started six years ago by Donnie and Joyce McKay, the event brings the military community together to support neighboring veterans. Initially scheduled to kick off at 11 a.m., the event had to start early due to the overwhelming turnout of veterans beginning to line up at 9 a.m.
The future of an Oklahoma college is unclear as its campus goes up for auction
The oldest college in Oklahoma is facing a murky future as its property is scheduled for auction. Bacone College in Muskogee, a school serving many underprivileged and Indigenous students, lost a contract lawsuit brought by Utah-based Midgley-Huber Energy Concepts (MHEC). The lawsuit was over unpaid HVAC work totaling more than $1.5 million.
McIntosh County Democrat names Checotah Football Players of the Year
The Checotah Wildcats bounced back from last season and had one of the most exciting and successful seasons. The Wildcats ended the season 7-4 overall and earned a spot in the playoffs. Checotah head coach Zac Ross put together a fantastic coaching staff including former Wildcat and division I football player Drew Dan. Checotah was led by a group of seniors who led by example and put forth great effort on and off the gridiron Like Lane Elliott, Jaxton Jones, Jacob Jones, Keith McGuire, Jaydin Bray and Kamden Miller just to mention a few.