Tahlequah Daily Press

Editorials

April 3, 2013

Scanner traffic on our website

TAHLEQUAH — If you’re a devoted follower of breaking news as it unfolds – and let’s face it, most of our readers are – then you’ll probably be interested in a new feature on our website at www.tahlequahdailypress.com.

On the left side of our homepage are a number of red “buttons” that take you to various sections of our site. About a quarter of the way down, right under the Crime & Courts button, you’ll see a new addition to the lineup: Police Scanner. Clicking on it will take you to a page that says “RadioReference.com.” There’s a little audio frame with one item in it: “Cherokee County Area Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS.” You may have to click on the title to see the whole thing, or you might simply click the “play” button.

Once you do click on it, though, you’ll begin picking up local scanner frequencies through our live audio feed. Among the agencies to which you’ll have immediate access are the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, Tahlequah Police Department, Tahlequah City Hospital and Cherokee Nation EMS (ambulance), Northeastern State University Campus Police and Tahlequah Fire Department. We hope to eventually add other entities in the area to the lineup.

This feature will allow you to link, through the Press website, into the chatter among law enforcement officers and emergency personnel. And you can do it without having to purchase a police scanner. This way, you can listen to what’s going on in your community while surfing the internet, chatting with friends on Facebook, or even running other computer programs.

Check it out, and let us know what you think!

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Editorials
  • NSU needs to be more candid when its plans go awry

    Many area residents were disappointed to learn this week that the NSU Fitness Center, and its all-important indoor lap pool, won’t open next month, as originally announced.
    This latest delay is no surprise.

    July 28, 2014

  • Higher premiums a just reward for drunken drivers

    Over the past several years, Oklahoma has slipped in many of the polls that count. This week, we learned Tulsa is No. 4 on a list of cities with high rates of fatal DUI accidents. Is anyone really surprised?

    July 25, 2014

  • Maybe it’s time to think about having another BalloonFest

    The 18th annual BalloonFest was the last one held, in 2010. In summer 2011, when the Daily Press staff hadn’t heard anything about the much-anticipated event, we started asking questions.

    July 23, 2014

  • If you see a drunken driver, take the time to call in a report

    If you see something, say something. You’ve heard the warning, and seen it imprinted on placards at airports. In the wake of 9/11, it became a national mantra, mainly aimed at spotting potential terrorist activities. But it’s good advice anytime, and for any reason, even at the local level.

    July 14, 2014

  • City officials should stop squabbling and try to work together

    It’s bad enough that the Chamber of Commerce scandal has given Tahlequah a black eye. But if the bickering among city officials doesn’t stop, the community will have a complete set of shiners for its public face.

    July 11, 2014

  • Only full disclosure will restore trust in the chamber

    Despite pressure from some quarters, neither the Press nor anyone else who values full disclosure will be clamming up until all the facts are known, and those who are responsible meet with justice.

    July 10, 2014

  • Only full disclosure will restore trust in the chamber

    A few board members for the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce are saying they’ve heard nothing but positive things lately – about the chamber itself, and presumably, about themselves.

    July 9, 2014

  • Employer-sponsored insurance may now be a ‘hostage’ situation

    When the fallout settles from the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, many Americans might decide they’re better off with health insurance that doesn’t come from their boss.

    July 7, 2014

  • With confidence in Congress at 7 percent, time for a new slate

    Note to Congress: We don’t like you. Not at all.
    A Gallup poll released Monday, June 30 confirmed what most of us already know: the American public is disgusted with the House and Senate. The survey recorded the lowest level of confidence since Gallup began asking the question in 1991: a whopping 7 percent. That’s not a typographical error; it’s a single digit.

    July 2, 2014

  • New chamber head needs to be free from scandal’s taint

    Every time another layer is peeled off the unfolding saga of the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce embezzlement case, those going through the records hope they might see a light at the end of the tunnel. So far, that hasn’t happened.

    June 30, 2014

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