By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: Mon, Feb 10, 2014
SAPULPA - Lind Wickersham was 7 years old when he got his first train set, which set off a lifetime interest in rail travel.
So it was only appropriate that he was on the Eastern Flyer on Sunday, the train's first journey from Sapulpa to the Oklahoma City area as state Transportation Department officials review four proposals to purchase the rail line.
The train departed from Sapulpa at 8 a.m., and by 7:30 a.m. a long line of excited passengers were wrapped around a tent in the middle of an empty field near Sapulpa City Golf Course, waiting to pick up their tickets.
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By SAMANTHA VICENT & DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Jan 29, 2014
A 19-year-old man was taken into custody Tuesday in Tulsa in connection with the stabbing deaths of his sister and their great-grandmother.
Michael Devin Stanley was booked into the Osage County Jail on a first-degree murder complaint about 5:20 p.m., records show.
One victim, 74-year-old Esther Driskell, was found stabbed to death in her Skiatook home about 5 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday morning, a 16-year-old girl was found dead with multiple stab wounds to the upper torso in a van south of the Skiatook dam, Osage County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Charlie Cartwright said.
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By Sheila Stogsdill -- For The Oklahoman | Updated: Wed, Jan 29, 2014
JAY – Two inmates escaped from the Delaware County jail overnight, said Sheriff Harlan Moore.
Pete Wolfe, 51, of Pryor and Anthony Anderson, 22, of Sapulpa broke out of the jail through a window around 1: 45 a.m., Moore said.
Wolfe was being held on a charge of attempted robbery with a weapon and Anderson was incarcerated on a failure to pay warrant stemming from a 2010 plea to second-degree rape, court records show.
Both men are considered armed and dangerous.
Anderson is 5-foot, 8-inches and weighs 150 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and a goatee and has a tattoo of "boogey man" on his back in scrip lettering, the sheriff’s department said.
Wolf is 5-foot, 10-inches and
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Jan 28, 2014
MUSKOGEE — Prosecutors have cleared a Muskogee police officer in a shooting earlier this month that wounded a man.
Muskogee County District Attorney Larry Moore says Officer Joseph Poffel acted appropriately in the Jan. 2 incident that wounded Thomas Estes. Authorities say Poffel shot Estes once in the abdomen after Estes allegedly reached for another officer's gun during a traffic stop.
In a news release, Moore commended Poffel for the “restraint used in not repeatedly shooting Estes under the circumstances.”
According to the Muskogee Phoenix (http://bit.ly/1mRNHhP ), Estes is charged with possession of a firearm after former felony conviction, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault and