Gilkey charges dropped

    Gilkey charges dropped

    Scotty Gilkey, the former Pawhuska High School football coach whose lawyer described him as the victim of small-town vindictiveness, will face no more embezzlement charges connected to a fireworks stand. On Friday, despite the stated intentions of District Attorney Rex Duncan after a jury acquitted Gilkey of felony embezzlement from Pawhuska schools, the prosecution  dropped […]

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    DOC releasing convicts early

    Oklahoma Watch Pushing to reduce prison overcrowding, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections has quietly changed its policies to give early releases to greater numbers of violent and sex offenders, according to agency documents obtained by Oklahoma Watch. The department is doing so by relaxing policies that determine which types of inmates can receive early-release credits, […]

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    US: Remove them

    US: Remove them

    With evident annoyance, the United States dropped its request for a preliminary injunction to halt construction of the Osage Wind project east of Pawhuska, saying that since excavation for the turbine bases had “been completed in hurry-up fashion” there would be nothing for the court to address. The government then fired an even stronger volley […]

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    Nation sues in own court

    Nation sues in own court

    The Osage Nation is bringing the wind farm fight to a new jurisdiction – its own. On Monday afternoon, Attorney General Jeff Jones filed a petition in Osage Nation’s civil court for an injunction on behalf of the tribe against Osage Wind, Enel Wind and Enel Green Power North America in an effort to halt […]

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    Osage AG sworn in as special federal prosecutor

    Osage AG sworn in as special federal prosecutor

    Osage Nation Attorney General Jeff Jones will be making more appearances in Tulsa’s federal courthouse in the near future. Jones, along with Cherokee Nation Assistant Attorney General Sara Hill, is one of Northern District of Oklahoma’s first participants in the Tribal Special United States Attorney program, which allows for prosecutors to be cross-deputized and pursue […]

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    Parrish suit moves forward

    Former Skiatook Fire Chief Dale Parrish’s lawsuit against the city for  breach of contract is moving forward toward trial in the wake of a judge’s rulling against the city, which had asked for a summary judgment. Parrish sued Skiatook in 2013, alleging that trustees Josh Brown, Debllie Cook and Randy Sien, acting together, had breached […]

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