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Two suspects were arrested Nov. 14 at Dollar General on Downing Street for conspiracy to commit armed robbery, although the weapon turned out to be a plastic gun.


While monitoring traffic coming to and from the Heritage Inn Motel on Nov. 10, Tahlequah Police Department officers arrested a sex offender with more than 4 grams of methamphetamine and a large sum of money in his possession.

A wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the city of Tahlequah and its mayor has been closed after a joint stipulation of dismissal with prejudice was filed in federal court on Oct. 1.


Authorities are investigating a shooting in Wagoner County after an officer shot and killed a suspect during a traffic stop Nov. 11.


Three Adair County law enforcement officials accused of assaulting a suspect involved in a vehicle chase last year pleaded not guilty late last month.

A Wagoner man was recently sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in federal court, with five years' supervision, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

A Tahlequah man was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for walking into a house and shooting the resident.

A Tahlequah man received a sentence of eight years' imprisonment and three years of supervised release after he was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.


A Broken Arrow man accused of setting fire to the Sherwin-Williams store on Park Hill Road last year was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, with three years supervised release.

The Cherokee County District Attorney's office filed misdemeanor charges on Oct. 30 against a suspect who allegedly hid from authorities after he "accidentally" shot his sister in the leg.


A preliminary hearing has been scheduled in Cherokee County District Court for a Tahlequah man charged with three counts of child sexual abuse.

After rumors began to circulate last week on social media about an alleged federal probe into one or more Cherokee Nation employees, tribal officials issued a statement saying they do not comment on personnel matters or ongoing investigations.

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