An Oct. 11 preliminary hearing for two suspects accused of beating a man to death was passed to a later date.

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A judge found probable cause during an Oct. 11 preliminary hearing in Cherokee County District Court to move forward with a trial for a man accused of murdering a couple almost 11 years ago.

Since city officials are eyeing new ordinances to regulate land use by retail medical marijuana dispensaries, law enforcement officers are also preparing for changes brought about by SQ 788.


Another lawsuit has been filed against the city of Tahlequah, with the defendant seeking to void land purchases involving a 65-acre bike trail area because they were "done in secret."

A Wagoner man is scheduled to appear before the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board sometime this month after being sentenced to five years imprisonment in Cherokee County District Court last year.

FORT GIBSON — Police evacuated and quarantined part of the Fort Gibson Post Office following a "minor explosion" from a ruptured package, said Fort Gibson Police Public Information Officer Michael Roberts.

In Adair County District Court, a Stilwell man was denied bond after he recently pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and assault and battery with a deadly weapon.


During his initial appearance on Sept. 25 in Cherokee County District Court, a Tahlequah man pleaded not guilty to three counts of child sexual abuse involving two juvenile girls.

After completing one day of jury trial, a Kansas, Oklahoma, man was sentenced to 24 years imprisonment in Adair County District Court after entering a plea of no contest on Sept. 11 after allegedly shooting two people on Aug. 30, 2017.

A Tahlequah woman was arrested on Sept. 20 during a traffic stop by Tahlequah Police Department officers after she allegedly provided authorities with a different name, and had drugs in her possession.

After an investigation conducted by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, a Stilwell man is accused of six counts of embezzlement.

A second lawsuit has been filed against the city of Tahlequah, as well as Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship, Inc., requesting an injunction to prohibit the lease of a proposed 65-acre bike trail area.

A vandalism report was taken on Sept. 19 by Cherokee County Sheriff's Office deputies after a woman said someone destroyed her property.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced a Tahlequah man was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment for possession of a counterfeit bill.

A Sallisaw man was sentenced in Eastern District of Oklahoma federal court to 30 months imprisonment and three years probation for possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

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