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Morris facing arson charges after burning home, car and belongings

A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Muldrow woman who is facing two felony counts of arson after she reportedly burned her home and vehicle, and other belongings.

Angie Morris, 52, was charged on Sept. 10 in Sequoyah County District Court with one count of first-degree and one count of third-degree felony arson and a bench warrant was issued for her arrest the same day.

Sequoyah County Sheriff's Investigator Gene Wheat reported on Aug. 4 that Morris willfully and maliciously set fire to her home and car, and then other belongings at 104929 S. 4737 Road.

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Martin replaces Sullivan for seat on school board

The Sallisaw School Board approved an appointment, moved by fellow board member Mike Daffin, to seat Tami Martin, a former teacher from Sallisaw, to replace Frank Sullivan Jr. for Ward 3 during Monday night's monthly meeting.

Sullivan explained he has recently moved from the ward he has represented for several years which now makes him ineligible to continue as a board member for Ward 3, he said.

Board approves changes in electric service rates

Sallisaw's Board of City Commissioners Monday night approved a resolution that provides yearly electric rate adjustments through November 2024, beginning this November.

Funds generated from the rate adjustments will be used to fund operations and capital requirements.

According to the resolution, RP-1 residential customers currently pay a base rate of $12.91 with a charge of of $0.0897 per kilowatt hour (kwh). In November, that rate will go to a base rate of $13.68 with a $0.0951. By November 2024, that base rate will have reached $15.17 with a charge per kwh of $0.1054.

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Former Roland officer arrested

A former Roland police officer is charged with a felony for lewd molestation and turned himself into Sequoyah County law enforcement authorities Friday.

Michael James Porter, 51, of Roland, is accused of “knowingly and intentionally looking upon, touching, and feeling the body or private parts of a 12-year-old girl in a lewd and lascivious manner,” according to an arrest affidavit signed on Sept. 10 by Sequoyah County District Attorney Jack Thorp.

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