Sequoyah County Newswire

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  1. Oklahoma man, 29, 'drove a car into Ten Commandments monument,...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    ... in Oklahoma, smashing it to pieces, 'because Satan told him to do it'. Michael Reed Jr, 29, from Roland, Sequoyah County, is accused of deliberately running over the controversial six-foot structure outside the State Capitol building last night. He ...

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  2. Abandoned coal mines restored to native conditionRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Poteau Daily News & Sun

    The Cherokee Nation and the U.S. Department of Interior have worked to transform about 100 acres of former abandoned coal mines in Sequoyah County to a swath with lush bluestem and other native grass, a 25-acre lake and wildlife. The tribe worked with the federal agency for the past year to replace high, dangerous embankments and fill in strip pits to restore the area back to productive, usable land.

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  3. , U.S. Department of Interior restore coal mine lands to native conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Cherokee Nation

    ... and Gaming Commissioner Shannon Fisher. SALLISAW , Okla. - About 100 acres of former abandoned coal mines in Sequoyah County now has lush bluestem and other Native grass, a 25-acre lake and an abundance of wildlife. The Cherokee Nation worked with ...

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  4. opens one-stop office in SallisawRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Cherokee Nation

    ... celebrated the opening of its new office in downtown Sallisaw Thursday. It will help Cherokee citizens in Sequoyah County find jobs, apply for loans, get a Cherokee license plate and gather information on fostering Native children, all in one ...

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  5. Cherokee Nation Opens New Office in SallisawRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | 5NEWSonline.com

    The new office is located in downtown Sallisaw at 100 E. Choctaw Avenue. Officials say the office has several departments that will allow Cherokee citizens in Sequoyah County, and surrounding areas, to find jobs, apply for loans, and get a Cherokee license plate.

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  6. Sheriff: 70-year-old Roland Man Found Fatally Shot, Son ArrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart says the 40-year-old son of an elderly man was taken into custody after the father was found shot to death Monday evening. Lockhart says Robert Just, 70, was found with multiple gunshot wounds dead in his home on Cottonwood Road near Roland.

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  7. Sheriff: 70-year-old Oklahoma man fatally shotRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 14 | KSWO

    Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart says he believes the 40-year-old man taken into custody is the victim's son.

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  8. Man Questioned In Father's Shooting Death, Sheriff SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | 5NEWSonline.com

    A 70-year-old man was shot to death Monday evening , according to the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office. Deputies found the victim at a home near Cottonwood Rd. with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso, according to Sheriff Ron Lockhart.

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  9. Gay marriages now legal in Oklahoma after U.S. Supreme Court refuses appealsRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 7 | The City Wire

    ... Clerk Carolyne Weaver said they were prepared to issue licenses and began issuing them Tuesday (Oct. 7). Sequoyah County Court Clerk Vicki Beaty said the county relied on a legal opinion from the county's district attorney following the inaction by ...

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  10. Man Charged In 1997 Sallisaw Murder Extradited To OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    A Muldrow man accused of beating a a Sequoyah County man to death in 1997 has been extradited from Texas to the Sequoyah County jail. Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart told KFSM TV, the CBS affiliate in Fort Smith , Ricky Dority, 56, was transferred from the Bureau of Federal Prisons facility in Texarkana to face a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Mitchell Nixon, 28. Lockhart says Dority has spent the last 15 years in federal prison following a conviction on a weapons charge.

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  11. Murder Suspect In 1997 Killing Extradited To Sequoyah CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | 5NEWSonline.com

    A Muldrow man accused of murdering a Sallisaw man in 1997 was extradited Tuesday from Texas to the Sequoyah County, Okla., Detention Center, according to the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office. Ricky Dority, 56, was extradited from the Bureau of Federal Prisons facility in Texarkana to face charges in the death of Mitchell Nixon, 28. Dority was arraigned Tuesday night and is being held in the Sequoyah County Detention Center, said Sheriff Ron Lockhart.

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  12. Court rejects appeal in Sequoyah County slayingRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2014 | KSWO

    The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected appeals of a man convicted and sentenced to life in prison for killing a man in Gans.

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  13. Six People Arrested in Armed Robbery in Moffett Months LaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | 5NEWSonline.com

    Six people have been arrested and are facing charges in connection to an armed robbery that happened in the Moffett Bottoms this past June, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart. Deputies also arrested the three people who were hiding the teenager after his felony warrant was issued.

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  14. Sallisaw Considers New Animal ShelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2014 | 5NEWSonline.com

    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.

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  15. Utility Truck Catches Fire in Sequoyah CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2014 | 5NEWSonline.com

    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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  16. Sequoyah County Cracking Down On BoatersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2014 | 5NEWSonline.com

    ... out on the lake Friday and will patrol all throughout the weekend ending on Monday (Sept.1). Authorities in Sequoyah County will also be out patroling at Lake Tenkiller over the holiday weekend.

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  17. Muldrow man arrested on child porn chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | 4029TV.com

    ... and distribution of Child Pornography. Kaelyn L. Sharp, 31, was arrested at the scene and booked into the Sequoyah County Detention Center on charges of Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography. Several agencies assisted including, the ...

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  18. Oklahoma Authorities Arrest Man In Child Porn InvestigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | 5NEWSonline.com

    ... in investigators finding numerous video clips of what is believed to be child porn, the release states. The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office got a tip from the Department of Homeland Security about possible downloading and distribution of child ...

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  19. Trooper arrested for DUI resignsRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2014 | KSWO

    ... Davies on Tuesday - the day before a pre-termination hearing had been scheduled. Davies was arrested in Sequoyah County for DUI while on duty after he crashed an Oklahoma Highway Patrol sport utility vehicle on U.S. Highway 59 near Sallisaw. ...

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  20. Oklahoma Trooper Involved In July Boat And SUV Wreck ResignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2014 | 5NEWSonline.com

    The Oklahoma trooper that was involved in a boat and sport utility vehicle wreck on July 3 has resigned, according to a news release on Aug. 26. Oklahoma Trooper Joshua Davies was found drunk at the scene of a wrecked patrol SUV and patrol boat in Sequoyah County one mile west of U.S. 59 on Applegate Cove Road south of Sallisaw, officials said.

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