James E. Fullbright Jr., 77

Born March 6, 1943

Died August 6, 2020

Jodi Lynnetta Jones-Sallis, 34

Born January 19, 1986

Died August 5, 2020

Mary Lavonne Peebles, 89

Born July 26, 1931

Died August 3, 2020

Benji Ray Hotema, 42

Born March 23, 1978

Died August 3, 2020

Angela Ashwood, 69

Born February 9, 1951

Died August 1, 2020


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Sunday, August 9

Muskogee, OK | Cirque MonteCarlo
Promotion Sunday for Kids
Easton & Rosa's Baby Shower

Monday, August 10

Bravado Wireless Real Okie Pro-Am
First Day of School!
MEA Back-to-School Teacher Appreciation Celebration
Monday Night Bingo

Friday, July 24, 2020, 1:41 PM

Brian Bias

Brian Bias, who killed motorcyclist Brian McElmurry in 2016 on the Fort Gibson Dam while driving drunk, was arrested again for DUI in December with a blood alcohol content of .15 or higher and had that charge upgraded to aggravated DUI.

He was charged with DUI in Cherokee County in connection to the 2016 death, but that charge has since been expunged from the Cherokee County records.

He had at least one other DUI charge in Wagoner County.

Yesterday, his attorney filed to have his latest DUI case dropped because it is filed in Muskogee County District Court and Bias is Native American.

Yesterday’s filing says the state court has no jurisdiction to try him. He is scheduled for a hearing on the motion in August.