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A man escaped injury after the utility terrain vehicle in which he was riding crashed 14 miles outside of Tahlequah.

A Tahlequah man entered a guilty plea in district court last week for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The Tahlequah Public Works Authority Board of Directors approved a disbursement request for reimbursement of expenses totaling $168,582 during its Feb. 21 meeting.

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The accreditation of Northeastern Health System's Internal Medicine Residency Program has been withdrawn by the nonprofit council charged with sanctioning graduate training programs for physicians across the country.

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A Muskogee man was charged with several offenses, including drug-trafficking, after he ran from officers.

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A bill to repeal Oklahoma's permitless carry law failed to make it out of a House of Representatives committee last week, but the Tulsa lawmaker who introduced it has a bill on firearms in restaurants that has yet to receive attention.

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Area law enforcement officials say drivers who forget to display their handicap placards constitute a bigger problem than those who intentionally violate parking laws aimed at ensuring access.

The Tahlequah City Planning Commission tabled establishment of a historic preservation district boundary and commercial corridor overlay during a Feb. 20 meeting.

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During a Lunch and Learn gathering hosted by the Cherokee Nation Thursday, Feb. 20, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. discussed the tribe’s mission to send a delegate to the U.S. Congress and the next steps to move forward with the appointment.

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The Boy Scouts of America announced Tuesday that the national organization has filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, but the decision will not directly impact the funding for Cherokee County groups.

The Cherokee County Governmental Building Authority approved health care insurance for fiscal year 2020-21 during a Feb. 19 meeting.

Skyler Sutherland from Boy Scout Troop 743 assisted with upgrades at the Tahlequah Animal Shelter Monday afternoon. Animal Control Officer Vicky Green said the group took out wooden shelves and replaced those with plastic shelves in each cage.

With Oklahoma being the home to a large population of Native Americans, it seems appropriate that the National World War II Museum in New Orleans decided to present a distance learning program - "Continuing the Warrior Tradition: American Indians in World War II" - for patrons of the Tahlequ…

Tahlequah Planning and Development Director Clinton Johnson submitted his letter of resignation to the mayor on Wednesday.


Following the resignation of the Tahlequah city treasurer, a new official was sworn in on Feb. 19 to take the reins.

Proponents of State Question 805 have until late March to collect the appropriate number of signatures for it to reach the ballot this year. While its supporters contend that it would help reduce the prison population in Oklahoma, others are concerned about the impact it could have on the cr…

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Northeastern State University just wrapped up the five-year "Preserve Our Past, ENSUre Our Future" campaign, and organizers are pleased with the outcome.

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Many people prefer to workout with their head down and headphones plugged in, but breaking a sweat with a group might help both beginners and experienced athletes switch things up.

A Tahlequah lawyer pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of possessing firearms after previously being convicted of a felony after striking an agreement that includes the dismissal of a related drug charge and the potential for a significant sentence reduction.

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Area legislators discussed multiple topics at the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Focus gathering Friday, including education and how much money public school officials can expect to see come their way.


The Oklahoma Department of Transportation held an open house meeting with Cookson community members Feb. 13 to talk about a proposed project that would widen the road on state Highway 82 from Cookson for four miles to state Highway 100 by 12 feet. This would offer commuters two six-foot shoulders.


While it’s essentially a piece of paper to keep bad people away, a protective order can provide domestic violence victims with criminal recourse if an abuser violates said order.

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Coffee, conversation, and connection is what the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly A.M. Live is all about, and a group of business and community leaders filled the Thompson House Friday morning to enjoy those three C's.


The Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the first Legislative Focus gathering of this session Friday, when area lawmakers visited Go Ye Village to discuss their priorities during the legislative session and answer questions from the public.

Renewal of both principals' contracts and the assistant principal's contract were approved at the Thursday night meeting of the Keys School Board.


In an effort to promote transparency in the Oklahoma Legislature, a state representative has introduced a bill that would required the House of Representatives and the Senate to follow the Open Meetings Act.

The Tahlequah Industrial Authority approved an amendment to change its name and increase the number of trustees during a Feb. 12 special meeting.


Last fall, the U.S. Department of Education awarded School Climate Transformation Grants to 69 schools nationwide. Three schools in Oklahoma got the grants, including two in Cherokee County: Tahlequah Public Schools and Grand View School.

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Celebrating love on Valentine's Day is unique for every couple. Whether it's dinner out or a romantic candlelight meal at home, flowers and gifts exchanged, or camping and fishing, it's about making special memories that matter to them. And for many families it may not involve so much romanc…

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WELLING [mdash] age 47. NSU Sanitation Technician. Died Sunday, February 23rd, in Tulsa, OK. Funeral services Friday, February 28th, 10:00am Reed-Culver Chapel. Interment at Barber Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, February 27th, 1:00pm until 6:00pm at Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

TAHLEQUAH [mdash] age 84. Seamstress. Died February 19th, 2020 in Tahlequah. Funeral Services February 24th, 2020 2:00 PM Reed-Culver Chapel. Interment Price Cemetery in Tahlequah. Visitation February 22nd, 2020 from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

BUNCH [mdash] age 71. Welder. Died Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Tahlequah, OK. No Services Planned.

NORMAN [mdash] Anne Dalrymple, 84, of Norman. Funeral service will be held at Feb. 20, 2020 at 2:00 at Hart Funeral Home. Interment will be at New Hope Cemetery in Hulbert.