Former Wagoner County sheriff, captain to face trial on bribery charges

This article originally published in the Coweta American, a weekly publication connected to the Tulsa World. WAGONER — Former Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert and former sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Gragg will face trial on bribery charges, a judge ruled Friday. Sequoyah County Special Judge Matt Orendorff ruled sufficient evidence was presented during a preliminary hearing […]

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Former Tulsa Public Schools official gets 20 months for hit-and-run accident

This article originally published in the Tulsa World.   A former Tulsa Public Schools assistant athletic director was sentenced Wednesday to serve 20 months in prison and pay more than $3,000 in fines, fees and restitution after pleading guilty in June to leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident. Tulsa County District Judge Kelly Greenough sentenced Elizabeth […]

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Four months after Tulsa County woman was killed, family and investigators are hoping for tips

This article originally published in the Tulsa World.   At her sister’s grave Tuesday night, Daphine Suddarth did something she hadn’t planned. She stood with employees of the Sheriff’s Office and her family — many of them holding purple balloons and wearing yellow and gray T-shirts featuring her sister’s picture − and bowed her head. […]

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38 women with criminal pasts graduate from Muddy Paws training to make fresh start in life

This article originally published in the Tulsa World. A line of women cloaked in black caps and gowns entered the gymnasium at Southern Hills Baptist Church on Monday evening to the sound of roaring applause from a crowd of family, friends and supporters. The women listened from the front of the room as speakers told […]

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Tulsa Public Schools officials hire at least 30 educators at job fair

This article originally published in the Tulsa World. Nicole Bonk walked into Wilson Teaching and Learning Academy on Thursday morning as prepared as she could be. The 22-year-old Tulsa transplant, who recently graduated from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, learned about the Tulsa Public Schools teacher job fair less than 48 hours before her arrival. […]

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Kids learn important lessons while helping homeless people during summer camp service project

This article originally published in the Tulsa World. Marcellius Bozeman was lying against the curb of a sidewalk pressed against his backpack when a gaggle of school-age children in bright yellow shirts approached. They asked, in high-pitched, enthusiastic voices, if he wanted something to eat. Bozeman took a water bottle and an orange from two […]

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Cherokee cyclists return from ride retracing Trail of Tears

This article originally published in the Tulsa World. TAHLEQUAH — After a physically challenging and emotionally taxing nearly three-week journey, 15 cyclists pedaled their way under a hot summer sun to their final destination — the last stretch lined with a cheering crowd of family, friends and spectators. Upon arrival, several riders immediately dismounted their […]

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