Thursday Sep 11
Oklahoma lawmaker, GOP chair affirm anti-Muslim post
A GOP state legislator and the chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party are standing behind anti-Muslim remarks the lawmaker posted to his Facebook page, and both say they have no plans to apologize. A Muslim advocacy group has called for state Rep. John Bennett to apologize after he posted a comment to his Facebook page urging people, especially Christians, to "be wary of the individuals who claim to be Muslim-American."
Sallisaw Considers New Animal Shelter
Leaders in Sequoyah County will decide if they want to build a new $1 million animal shelter. Even though many agree the shelter is needed, some aren't happy with the location.
No end in site for big box retail in Oklahoma
See, I don't like to "shop." But I don't mind going to the store, even a big store, to buy things.
Utility Truck Catches Fire in Sequoyah County
Authorities are investigating after a utility truck crashed into a ditch and went up in flames Friday morning. The Nicut Rural Fire Department responded to the call around 2:30 a.m., after a driver passed the truck on the side of Scratchout Road near Sallisaw.
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Oklahoma lawmaker's remarks on Muslim beliefs sparks controversy
Representative John Bennett from Sallisaw says he's tired of being politically correct when it comes to terrorist actions being linked to Muslims extremists.
Chief Baker says Cherokee Nation - not just surviving, but thriving'
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker says the tribe is thriving 175 years after the Trail of Tears during his State of the Nation address Saturday.
Cherokee Nation Chief Says Oklahoma Tribe Is Thriving
Principal Chief Bill John Baker presented his State of the Nation address Saturday on the Cherokee National Courthouse lawn.
Sequoyah County Cracking Down On Boaters
"The main thing is to make sure everyone has a good time and stays safe," said Sheriff Ron Lockhart.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper charged with drunken driving resigns
Joshua Davies was arrested July 3 near Sallisaw after crashing an Oklahoma Highway Patrol vehicle towing a boat on U.S. 59 in Sequoyah County.
Talking Leaves Job Corps graduates 100 students
Talking Leaves Job Corps students graduated Friday with high school diplomas and job training certification in areas ranging from culinary arts to facilities maintenance.