DEATHS

Jack W. Macomb, 81

Born August 27, 1937

Died July 16, 2019

Eugene Clifton Franklin Jr., 84

Born September 19, 1934

Died July 14, 2019

Patricia Ann Green, 76

Born November 21, 1942

Died July 12, 2019

Delbert Campbell, 66

Born May 2, 1953

Died July 12, 2019

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THINGS TO DO

Thursday, July 18

Porter Peach Festival
Billy Arnett and Boone Mendenhall play
Catfish and Pinto Bean dinner

Friday, July 19

Porter Peach Festival
Main Street Martyr plays

Saturday, July 20

Pride Picnic
Porter Peach Festival
Flood Stock Races
Brothers Rebellion play
Quilt Raffle
Downtown Streetfest Art Crawl
Dustin Chadwell plays

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:19 AM

Nalani Ching

Nalani Ching, an assistant district attorney for Muskogee County, has been named outstanding prosecutor of the year for the state of Oklahoma, according to District Attorney Orvil Loge.

Ching’s tenacious prosecution has won the respect of law enforcement officers and defense attorneys alike, Loge said.

“Law enforcement officers seek her guidance for investigations, search warrants and evidence collections,” he said. “Her ability to pursue and hold accountable high-priority violent criminals is remarkable.”

A 10-year prosecutor in Tulsa County, Ching has worked in Muskogee County for four years, winning a laundry list of high-profile cases:

  • 20-year sentence for child abuse
  • 20 years for three rape cases
  • five to life for child sex abuse
  • life for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon
  • 10 years for youth offender rape
  • 33 years for child sexual exploitation
  • life plus 50 years for three counts of sexual abuse
  • 35 in and 10 out for child sexual abuse
  • 15 in and 10 out for robbery
  • 30 years and 20 years for two defendants in child exploitation
  • 38 years for second-degree murder

“Our police chief said, ‘I would not want to be on the other side of her,'” Loge said. “I am proud she helps protect the citizens of Muskogee County.”

“I work with some of the best attorneys in Oklahoma,” Ching said. “Orvil Loge and Tim King are both very supportive and have made possible my accomplishments. I’m honored to work for Orvil and am humbled by his recognition of my efforts. I have the best job in the world and aside for a beach in Hawaii, I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.”

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 8:08 AM

Cherokee National Treasures Advisory Committee is hosting an art show on Saturday, July 20 showcasing student work created during this year’s mentoring program.

The art show will be held in the Tsalagi Community Room located behind the Restaurant of the Cherokees at 17793 U.S. Highway 62 from noon to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public and free to attend.

“This event is a wonderful celebration of the accomplishments achieved during our mentorships this year,” said Travis Owens, director of cultural tourism for Cherokee Nation Businesses. “The National Treasures are the driving force behind the preservation and promotion of Cherokee culture and arts and it is through their dedication and commitment to mentorships that our culture continues to thrive.”

The Cherokee National Treasure Award was created in 1988 and is given each year to a select few during the annual Cherokee National Holiday. These artisans are known for their steadfast commitment to preserving and promoting Cherokee culture. Since inception, 100 Cherokee Nation citizens have earned this distinction. Each artist boasts a minimum of 10 years’ experience within their field and is a master of their craft.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 9:51 AM

Robbers struck the Kum & Go convenience store at 4001 W. Okmulgee and a residence on North Street in the today and yesterday, accord to Muskogee police.

The residence robbery happened yesterday, when a black male and a white male kicked in the door of a residence where a mother and her son were, took her purse, a computer and a TV. The men were armed with a handgun and a shotgun.

The store robbery happened at 2:10 this morning, where a black male with a handgun came into the store and demanded money. He got away with $200. He is described as 5’9” tall and around 160 pounds.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:32 AM

The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation will accept College Housing Assistance Program applications for the fall 2019 semester July 29 through Aug. 9.

The College Housing Assistance Program is a Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act-funded program designed to help low income Native American students secure safe and affordable housing while seeking a first-time bachelor’s degree. Program participants must also maintain full-time student status at an accredited institute of higher education.

Eligible applicants must be a member of a federally recognized tribe and be a resident in the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional area. Applicants must also meet NAHASDA income guidelines as well as other eligibility requirements according to the College Housing Assistance Program policy. Priority will be given to Cherokee Nation citizens and students who were served on the program the previous semester.

Applications are available at www.hacn.org or any Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation office location. For more information, contact 918-456-5482.

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Monday, July 15, 2019, 5:30 PM

Muskogee Equality is hosting a PRIDE picnic on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. at Honor Heights Park.

The group exists to seek equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families.

The event runs until 4 p.m., with an after event at Max’s Garage. All but the after-event is open to all ages.

There will be live music, entertainers, inflatables and food trucks.

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Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:51 AM

Kimberlee Milligan

Kimberlee Milligan, 33, a former Muskogee resident, has been accused of murder in Oklahoma City, according to police.

Milligan was jailed last Thursday after police found her in the bathroom of a business in the area of NE 50th Street and Martin Luther King Avenue. She was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man named Jack Venepraseuth on Wednesday a few blocks from there.

She is in the Oklahoma County jail on a murder complaint.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019, 11:36 AM

Carl Eugene Dobson, 67, of Eufaula died on Saturday after diving into Lake Eufaula near Eufaula Cove, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Dobson was driving a 2000 Baja boat and had just left Eufaula Cove with his passenger, Shannon Savage, 45, of Tahlequah, when his hat blew off and into the water. He turned the boat around to get the hat and jumped into the water when the boat got close.

Dobson went under the water and resurfaced, complaining of chest pains. Savage threw two life preservers to Dobson, but he couldn’t reach them. She dove into the water to try to rescue him, but she started to struggle and went back to the boat, the patrol reported. She then tried to move the boat closer to him, but couldn’t operate the boat. Dobson went back under and never resurfaced.

His body was recovered around 3 p.m. in 32 feet of water, 200 yards from shore. He was not wearing a personal flotation device.

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Friday, July 12, 2019, 11:03 AM

Deputy Chris Gilfillan administers a field sobriety test to a patient who has smoked marijuana.

It is not as easy to detect marijuana intoxication as it is alcohol or other drugs, so police agencies including the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office are teaming with marijuana advocacy groups at Davis Field right now to understand marijuana intoxication, its effects and how to prevent catastrophes.

A closed course is set up where people who are intoxicated on marijuana can learn that driving intoxicated is not the same as driving sober, and enabling officers to notice the cues that might indicate an intoxicated driver.

In addition, officers are doing field sobriety tests to patients who have consumed marijuana.

The event is in coordination with a group called Oklahoma Natural Grass, working to show the differences between smoking and driving, drinking and driving and texting and driving.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019, 8:57 PM

Casey Duren

Inmate Casey Duren, 34, of Muskogee was in charge of the Muskogee County Jail for a day yesterday, according to jail employees.

The inmate nearly caused a riot, they said, and flooded the jail after forcing multiple jailers to back down from their plan to remove him from the pod he controlled.

Duren, who has been in the jail 10 times since 2011, had self-proclaimed himself the leader of the pod he was in, organizing fights and managing inmates’ day-to-day lives. Detention officers decided to move him from the pod, but when they came to get him, he refused to leave.

“I’m not going,” he told the officers, according to the jail insiders. The inmates in his pod stood up to the officers, forcing them to back down and leave the pod.

The next day, the insiders say, officers came back in force and removed Duren, only to find that he would break a window with his bare hands in his new location and then break a sprinkler, flooding the jail.

“He almost caused a riot,” one jail insider said. “He was in control of that jail for a day.”

Duren was transported to the hospital to treat wounds to his hands.

Muskogee County Chief Deputy Michael Mahan said Duren had been troublesome for awhile.

“He had been causing problems, so on Tuesday, staff decided to go in and remove him,” he said. “The situation became such that the staff thought it was best to de-escalate.”

On Wednesday morning, he said, the staff returned in force, removing Duren.

“At that time, he broke a sprinkler head and a small door window with a chair,” Mahan said. “He was subsequently taken into custody and is being held in an isolated area away from other inmates.”

Duren was treated at the hospital for a minor injury to his hand.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019, 7:55 AM

WARNING: This story contains graphic descriptions of rape.

Justin Tyler Anderson, 20, of Okay, and Taylor Lee-Ann Robinson, 23, of Claremore are charged in a rape that happened in April, according to documents filed with the case.

Anderson is accused of actually committing the rape, while Robinson is charged with serving as his lookout to prevent him from being interrupted.

Anderson is charged with three felonies: First-degree rape, rape by instrumentation and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Robinson is charged with felony conspiracy.

According to an affidavit filed with the case, Anderson is accused of strangling the victim, whose name is being withheld, to control her while he entered her vagina with his fingers and penis. The victim told police and a nurse that she felt “as if she was going to die.”

Though the affidavit suggested further charges of attempted murder be added to the case, the district attorney did not file attempted murder charges.

Warrants have been issued for both suspects’ arrests.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 9:10 AM

Randall Lee Ridley

Randall Lee Ridley, also known as Randel or Randal, is charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor in Muskogee County District Court after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend while leaving a three-year-old child in a hot car for 20 minutes.

According to an affidavit filed with the case, Ridley is accused of hitting his girlfriend in the face “multiple times, causing visible injuries” while she and a three-year-old child were in a vehicle with him. Police allege he drove the vehicle into a ditch and left the child in the car alone with the windows rolled up and the engine off for “at least 20 minutes.”

The case further alleges he set fire to the girlfriend’s clothing and the child’s clothing and threatened to burn both with a torch. Ridley was also charged with possessing a .410 shotgun after being formerly convicted of a felony.

He has previously been convicted of grand larceny, knowingly concealing stolen property, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse - assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, feloniously pointing a firearm and domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 9:05 AM

Nicholas Strebel

Nicholas Wayne Strebel, 39, of Muskogee is charged in Muskogee County District Court with two felonies and five misdemeanors after an incident on July 6 on West Broadway Street west of the city, according to documents filed with the case.

Strebel is accused of forcing his wife to stay inside the couple’s home and then placing her in a choke hold while threatening to hurt her. Police also allege he grabbed her phone while she was trying to call 911 and hitting her in the face with it.

An affidavit filed with the case further alleges he assaulted his mother-in-law and two neighbors who tried to break up the melee. When police arrived, they state he resisted deputies, who had to use force to arrest him.

Police allege he was drunk during the entire encounter.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 8:12 AM

The public is invited to a two-day event honoring one of the greatest lawmen to serve on the American frontier – U.S. Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves. The Bass Reeves Western History Conference will be held in Muskogee on July 26 and 27.

Three Rivers Museum and the Muskogee Civic Center will be host locations for the event. Conference tickets may be purchased at the website bassreevesconference.com or at Three Rivers Museum. Tickets for seats on the bus tours are limited and available on a first-paid basis. Registration for the event will begin at 9 a.m. on July 26 at the museum.

The tenth anniversary conference will include two interactive tours and keynote speaker Art Burton, a renowned Reeves biographer. The event also includes great western chow, a mustache contest, a western movie about Reeves, shootouts and robberies.

On Friday, the Western History Conference will include a guided bus tour to historic sites in Fort Gibson and an evening reception at Three Rivers Museum. At the reception, guests will be treated to a presentation by “The Marshals” a group of re-enactors from Pryor Creek. This will be followed with a showing of the film “Black Marshal” by Oklahoma filmmaker Marlon Ladd. The movie was shot in Oklahoma.

Saturday’s events include an interactive bus tour with costumed interpreters sharing the remarkable life of Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves along his police beat in Muskogee. This will be followed by a Shootout at the Okay Corral and a barbecue lunch at the Muskogee Civic Center. The luncheon speaker will be Art Burton of Chicago, the foremost expert on Reeves and his career as an Indian Territory lawman.

Bass Reeves was the longest-serving U.S. Deputy Marshal on the frontier. His career in law enforcement spanned 32 years at a dangerous time when the average marshal served less than five years. He also served as a Muskogee police officer. Reeves was among the first African Americans to serve as a marshal west of the Mississippi. His devotion to duty was legendary, leading him even to arrest his own son.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 8:06 AM

Destiny Casey

Destiny Casey, 23, of Muskogee is charged with felony child neglect in Muskogee County District Court after police found her too drunk to care for her children in a “filthy” Muskogee home.

The house had “filthy living conditions,” according to police, including feces and urine on the floor and a roach infestation.

When police found Casey, she was too drunk to stand, police state, and her three-year-old and one-year-old children were there. Casey is alleged to have fallen out of a chair while she was being booked “due to her level of intoxication.”

Her bond was set at $2,500 and she faces a sounding docket on July 29.

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Monday, July 8, 2019, 9:40 AM

A four-year-old girl has drowned in Lake Eufaula, according to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The girl, from Edmond, went missing on Sunday from a local residence around 11:10 a.m.

Her body was found around 2:35 p.m. in about five feet of water, 20 feet from the shoreline.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Friday, July 5, 2019, 7:55 AM

Herbie the Love Bug will be at the Roxy Theater on Sunday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic movie.

Race car driver Jim Douglas (Dean Jones) and his philosophical mechanic, Tennessee Steinmetz (Buddy Hackett), find themselves in possession of a white Volkswagen Beetle that seems to have a mind and spirit of its own.

Calling the car Herbie, Jim and Tennessee become the talk of the California racing circuit, much to the displeasure of sports-car dealer Peter Thorndyke (David Tomlinson), who tries to use his assistant (Michele Lee) to come between the friends and their car.

The movie shows at 9 p.m., tickets are $5.

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Friday, July 5, 2019, 7:51 AM

Women’s professional basketball gets its home start in Muskogee tomorrow, starting at 6 p.m., when the Kansas City Stampede faces off with Killeen Texas, and continues at 8 p.m. when the Muskogee-based Oklahoma Warriors face Kansas City.

Then, Sunday, the Warriors face off against Killeen at noon.

Tickets in advance are $8, at the door $10. Children 12 and under are free. The games are at the Muskogee Civic Center.

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Thursday, July 4, 2019, 10:06 AM

Kamonae Carey of Muskogee is dead after a standoff with police at the Riverside Trailer Park on East Gibson Street yesterday, according to police.

Police arrived at his residence around 4 p.m. to serve a search warrant at the residence for child sexual assault. Officers knocked, but no one answered, so they breached the front door, where they found a woman. Once outside the home, the woman cooperated with the police and told them Carey was inside and had locked himself in a back room, where he had a .380 caliber pistol.

Police began demanding that Carey come out, but he refused. The Special Operations Team arrived around 5:20 and continued to demand Carey come out, to no avail.

The team deployed flash bangs in an attempt to get Carey out without lethal consequences, then deployed chemical munitions. Nothing worked. A member of the team saw a man slumped over a bed in the room where he was supposed to be, so police deployed a thermal imaging camera into the room, confirmed he was there and then entered the room, where they found Carey dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 5:26 PM

Starbucks Coffee will build a new location in Muskogee on US 69 at the southeast corner of the intersection with Shawnee Bypass, it has been confirmed today.

The store will begin construction around the first of August and will be across the highway from QuikTrip.

The location will have a drive-through and in-store service.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 7:50 AM

Arianna and Jerome Wildcat of Porum were each charged with felony child neglect after a baby in their care was found wandering across a street in Porum.

Around 2:30 p.m. on June 19, police were called by neighbors who found a young male child wandering across a street at an apartment complex.

Police went door-to-door to locate where the child belonged and finally found Jerome Wildcat, who allegedly told them he and Arianna Wildcat were baby-sitting the child and he “must have walked off.”

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 7:46 AM

Jimmy Ray Mendenhall Jr.

Jimmy Ray Mendenhall Jr., 40, of Warner is charged in Muskogee County District Court with felony counts of aggravated possession of child pornography, distributing or participating in the publishing of obscene material and violation of the Oklahoma computer crimes act by storing child porn on a Google Cloud account.

Google tipped off Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation officer Melissa Jackson, formerly of the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office, through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Mendenhall was storing “copious amounts” of child pornography to his Google Cloud account through the Google Photos and Google Drive systems. Google provided the phone number and email address to the account, as well as eight cyber tips, each of which contained 300 file attachments of alleged child pornography.

Jackson, operating under cover, contacted Mendenhall on his Facebook account allegedly operated under an alias, “James Buffett”, and using that contact, established a conversation with him, ostensibly offering to meet with him. Mendenhall allegedly provided her the phone number linked with the Google Drive account so she could text him en route.

His bond was set yesterday at $150,000. Mendenhall is still in jail, and the court is set to appoint him a lawyer for a sounding docket on July 16.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 9:03 AM

The first half of 2019 has been a good one for the Muskogee Civic Center.

The venue reported more than 50,000 guests have been served since the beginning of the year — the largest total since 1968.

With more events scheduled and the Oklahoma Warriors professional basketball team playing there, the rest of the year looks good, too.

For more information about the civic center or to book, call 918-684-6363.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 8:02 AM

Robert Dale Ogden

Robert Dale Ogden, 43, of Oktaha has been arrested and charged in Muskogee County District Court with two felony counts of lewd or indecent acts to a child under 16 after he was allegedly caught rubbing the girl in private areas while she slept.

According to an affidavit filed with the case, Ogden was caught by the 14-year-old girl’s mother around 3:30 a.m. on June 26 standing next to the bed where the girl was sleeping, wearing only panties.

The next day, the girl underwent a forensic interview in Claremore, where she described that, several weeks earlier, she awoke and Ogden was rubbing her.

Ogden was arrested June 28 and was released yesterday on a $25,000 bond. He is due back in court July 15 for a sounding docket.

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Monday, July 1, 2019, 6:17 PM

The Women’s Minor League Basketball Association’s Oklahoma Warriors are headed home after victories on the road against Texas ASISST (55-75) and the San Antonio Troopers (74-80).

The team starts its home season at the Muskogee Civic Center on July 6 against Georgia Classic.

Tickets are available for $8 at the Civic Center Box office or at the door game day for $10.

Children 12 and under are free.

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Monday, July 1, 2019, 9:02 AM

John Weddendorf

John Richard Weddendorf, 62, of Muskogee is charged with a felony of possession of child pornography in Muskogee County District Court after police say they found images of child pornography on his computer.

Weddendorf was convicted in 1999 of second-degree rape (three counts), lewd molestation (four counts) and incest. He was sentenced to a total of 135 years in prison in the case.

According to an affidavit filed with the new case, on June 26, police made contact with Weddendorf during a sex offender compliance operation. During the compliance check, two officers said they observed a topless juvenile female on Weddendorf’s computer, after which he gave officers permission to search his premises.

He will have a sounding docket on July 12. His bond is set at $50,000, but the court has ruled him indigent and will appoint an attorney to represent him.

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Friday, June 28, 2019, 8:57 AM

Muskogee will kick off Independence Day a little early from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow at Love-Hatbox Sports Complex’s Hangar.

The celebration will include music and fireworks and kicks off with a classic car show. Live music starts at noon and continues until 9:30, with a fireworks finale.

Lawn chairs are welcome, but outside food or coolers are not.

Admission is $20 per person, children 10 and under are free. Tickets are available at the Muskogee Civic Center Box Office, Square Deal Music and online here.

Local bands performing will be

  • Charlie Redd and the Full Flava Kings
  • The Billy Arnett Band
  • Mz. Val and the Wall Street Band
  • Instrumental Band
  • The Southern Blend Band
  • Bebo and the Evildoers
  • Rockstar Ronnie

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Friday, June 28, 2019, 8:51 AM

On National HIV Testing Day, the Indian Health Service and Cherokee Nation announced the launch of a new HIV pilot project to ensure the future success of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.

The pilot project will provide an opportunity to begin implementing and evaluating some key foundational activities that will help accelerate progress toward ending the HIV epidemic in Indian Country.

“These foundational efforts will set the IHS and our tribal partners on a path for rapid progress in reducing new HIV infections,” Principal Deputy Director Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee said. “The pilot project will also reveal important insight into the HIV prevention and treatment activities that should be implemented early — and those that should be strengthened over time.”

Findings will be shared with other communities to accelerate and support their efforts to implement the most effective prevention strategies locally — and to move the initiative forward should the Ending the HIV Epidemic resources be funded in 2020.

“We have proven to be a successful partner in developing cutting-edge pilot programs which can drastically decrease health disparities, not just for Cherokees but for all of Indian Country,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “Improved health care over multiple generations is our top priority, and if we can collaborate with our federal partners at IHS to raise awareness, increase education and actively work to prevent new cases of HIV, then we will be creating a healthier future for northeast Oklahoma.”

The Ending the HIV Epidemic plan focuses efforts on 48 counties and seven southern states with a high proportion of HIV diagnosis in rural areas. The Cherokee Nation is located in Oklahoma, the state with the highest American Indian population among the seven southern states.

This pilot is part of efforts by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health to jumpstart key activities in select communities using Fiscal Year 2019 resources from the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund.

The Cherokee Nation was chosen for this pilot project because of their proven track record in Hepatitis C prevention and treatment, which screened 50 percent of health services patients. Among the 3.2 percent testing positive, the cure rate is over 90 percent. The HIV Ending the Epidemic plan will use a similar model. Current statistics show that 35 percent of Cherokee Nation patients utilizing the tribe’s health centers have been screened for HIV, with less than one percent testing positive. Ninety percent of those patients diagnosed are receiving care, and 90 percent are virally suppressed. The pilot project will help increase the number of patients screened.

Along with the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Health Resources and Services and Administration, IHS is a key partner in this HHS effort. The CDC is also working to launch pilot projects in select communities.

The IHS, an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for approximately 2.6 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. Our mission is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. Follow the agency via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019, 8:52 AM

The Muskogee Police Department along with United States Marshal Service began Sex Offender Compliance Checks in the City of Muskogee June 24.

The goal of this operation is to ensure that the Muskogee Police Department has the most current information concerning our sex offenders, and to insure that all the sex offenders are within compliance of their conditions.

Depending on the level of registry, some of these conditions may include the following:

  • Distance from schools, churches, and playgrounds, internet access, any children living in the home and other conditions.

Anyone found to be living out of compliance will have charges filed and a case submitted to the district attorney’s office for review. In some instances the offender could be arrested.

Along with the Muskogee Police Department, and the United States Marshal Service, this operation is being conducted in conjunction with Cherokee Nation Marshals, Creek Nation Lighthorse, OSBI, Oklahoma Probation and Parole, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, and Homeland Security.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019, 8:23 AM

Cody Galyean

Cody Paul Galyean, 23, of Muskogee is charged in Muskogee County District Court with four felonies and one misdemeanor after incidents in which he is accused of violating a protective order four times, texting a video of himself masturbating while threatening his ex and sending lewd photos of himself to his ex.

According to documents filed with the cases, Galyean is accused of violating a protective order by driving by his ex’s house on June 3 and June 10 threatening to kill her and calling her a “bitch.” He is also accused of sending her threatening text messages and voicemails, threatening to kill her. Later, On June 22 and 24, he is accused of sending numerous text messages and a “lewd video” of himself. The video allegedly is of himself masturbating while making “threatening statements.”

At the time, the victim’s 12-year-old daughter was in control of the phone and watched the video, according to court documents.

Galyean is charged with performing a lewd act in the presence of a minor, stalking in violation of a court order (two separate counts), indecent exposure and threatening to perform an act of violence. He was previously convicted in 2016 of bail jumping and received a two year deferred sentence. He was also convicted in 2016 of second-degree burglary and received a two-year suspended sentence. He was convicted in February of this year of stalking in violation of a court order and received a five-year suspended sentence.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 7:20 PM

Mike Littlefield

Mike Littlefield, 69, of Muskogee was arrested on Tuesday around 11 p.m. on a complaint of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was also held on a complaint of resisting arrest.

Littlefield was previously convicted of three separate instances of driving under the influence. He was formerly a prosecutor under former District Attorney Drew Edmondson, but has been in private practice for many years since then.

One of his convictions involved property damage.

The details of his latest arrest have not yet been made public.

UPDATE JUNE 28: Litlefield was driving a 2009 Toyota Avalon with no tire on the rear driver’s side, according to an officer’s report, and the bumper on the front was dragging the ground. He was pulled over at US 69 and Wainwright Road.

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