Okmulgee water district issues mandatory water rationing notice
OKMULGEE, Okla. — Some residents in Okmulgee are being asked to conserve water. Okmulgee Rural Water 2 issued a mandatory water rationing notice for all customers who have water and are not on the Beggs purchase side. The district said since Memorial Day weekend, there has not been enough...
Mvskoke Pageant announces 2023 Royalty
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – The i’s were dotted and the t’s were crossed at the royalty signing, making Muscogee Nation Scholarship Pageant winners Miss Muscogee Nation Chenoa Barnett and Jr. Miss Georgia Harjo official ambassadors for the tribe on Wed. June 7 in the MCN Executive Building. The...
Okmulgee Rural Water District 2 Issues Mandatory Water Rationing Notice
A mandatory water rationing notice has been issued by Okmulgee Rural Water District 2 on Wednesday morning as the district continues to work to build its main tower volume back. Officials from Okmulgee Rural Water District 2 say the problem they have been facing since Memorial Day is that there...
Video: Rattlesnake at Okemah Lake sends man to the hospital
Okemah Lake staff say they had their first venomous snake bite of the summer. The boater was bitten out on the lake, but taken to the hospital and expected to be OK.
Okmulgee Elder Indian Community raises funds for the 2023 NICOA conference
OKMULGEE, Okla.- The Okmulgee Elder Indian Community held a fundraiser on May 26 at the Okmulgee Indian Community Center. They served Indian tacos to raise money for travel expenses for the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) Conference in Cherokee, North Carolina. Every two years the NICOA Conference welcomes all...
Emergency session addresses land issues
Okmulgee, Okla. – The Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council held an Emergency Session via teleconference on June 6. Representative Patrick Freeman Jr. was absent during the session. The Council addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:. NCA 23-064 Authorizing an appropriation...
What are statistics saying on crime in the Okmulgee County community?
OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. − In a county of a little more than 36,000 people, Okmulgee County has seen seven homicides this year and we're only halfway through 2023. People living there tell FOX23 they're concerned crime is on the rise. With one person killed in Okmulgee County over the...
Murder victim’s family question if Christopher Harris is tied to unsolved murder
OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. − A family whose loved one was murdered in 2021 said Thomas Fultz's case is still unsolved, and Christopher Harris was the last person to see him alive. Harris is the man who led police on a five day manhunt after allegedly shooting an Okmulgee Police Officer.
Sapulpa police find wanted man hiding in truck bed
UPDATE (6/7/23 11:25 A.M.) — Sapulpa police said the man driving the truck Deckard was hiding in has been identified as Deckard's father. He was also arrested by police Wednesday morning. SAPULPA, Okla. — Sapulpa police took a wanted man into custody Wednesday morning after they found him hiding...
Okmulgee manhunt suspect taken into custody, days after shootout
UPDATE (06/05; 4:27 p.m.) − U.S. Marshals confirm Christopher Harris has been taken into custody at the Bel Air Motel in Okmulgee. UPDATE (06/05; 3:51 p.m.) — The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to Christopher Harris's arrest. If you know where Harris is, please call 911.
Announcements and updates within the tribal communities
OKMULGEE, Okla.- Joshua Wind is the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s Committee Specialist for the Community Research and Development department. He recently provided announcements on his latest appearance on Mvskoke radio on May 24. Wind provides the community calendar for the tribe. His announcements come from the 24 communities within the...
FBI investigating homicide in Okmulgee
The FBI has since been assigned the case due to tribal jurisdiction.
1 person severely injured in Sapulpa multi-car crash involving police vehicle
Police said the police car and the pickup hit head-on, and the police car then hit a minivan trying to turn right from 81st onto New Sapulpa.
Head start program holds graduation ceremony
OKMULGEE, Okla. – The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Head Start Program held a graduation ceremony for students at the Oklahoma State University Information Technology Center Student Union on May 19. According to Family Service Worker Marcus Jeffrey, 19 of the 56 participants at the Okmulgee location received a certificate of...
Okemah Lake getting new ADA compliant dock
OKEMAH, Okla. — Clear water, surrounded by beautiful trees, under a cerulean sky. That's what draws people to Okemah Lake. They also love the fishing. "They say they get really good bass and really good catfish," Lake Manager Ty Holt said. They were one of five Oklahoma lakes in...
Mvskoke Musician Appears on Mvskoke Radio
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – On May 24 Mvskoke Radio brought on Winnie Cooper for a live studio performance in downtown Okmulgee. Cooper last appeared on Mvskoke Radio in June 2022. Just like last time, Winnie brought out her guitar and sang. During her latest appearance, she provided an update on her music career, as well as shared about exciting new opportunities on the horizon.
Suspect Arrested, Accused Of Weeks-Long Crime Spree In Sapulpa
Sapulpa Police said a man who went on a massive crime spree for three weeks is finally in custody, but not without leaving behind several victims and an injured officer. Dakota Deckard stole from several business, stole from a church, stole cars and led law enforcement on two different chases, police said.
OG&E Empowers OSUIT Positive Energy Scholarships Recipients to Shine Bright Orange
Six OSU Institute of Technology students were recipients of the 2023 Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) Positive Energy scholarship. The Positive Energy program prevents financial resources from being a barrier to students pursuing a degree and a career. Jakob Bush, Gage Gill, Zane Hendrix, Alex Howard, Dallas Landers and...
Jenks City Council passes purchase of ranch property
Jenks City Councilors voted to approve and ratify a purchase and sale agreement for a ranch property, but not without hearing concerns from residents first.
Oklahoma Farmers Face Crop Struggles Ahead Of Wheat Harvest Season
Wheat harvesting season is here and many farmers are struggling with a weak crop. A lack of rain, especially in the western part of Oklahoma and Texas, has forced farmers to worry about their wheat and grain production. A lifelong farmer in Okmulgee County said he won't know for sure...
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