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Local man convicted of online sextortion

A Broken Arrow man pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to extorting a woman by threatening to post nude photographs of her online, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.

Ivan David Arroyo III, 27, pleaded guilty to interstate communication with intent to extort.

In March 2018, Arroyo sent messages from three Instagram accounts containing nude photographs of the victim. In the messages, he told the victim to send more suggestive photographs of herself or he would post the nudes publicly, thus harming her reputation. The woman refused.

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Cane competition trains youth for travel

Contestants Nathan England (left) & Avery Carrington both from Jenks, will compete at the 8th annual event.

A record-breaking 33 contestants will convene Thursday, November 14, for the seventh Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest hosted by Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee.

Students from across Oklahoma will start competing at 10 a.m. to earn points and win prizes.

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Tulsa battles history in mistaken honor

Tulsa’s Leftist mayor and City Council with help from the daily newspaper continues a war on history and fact in today’s coverage of Native American Day yesterday – you remember the day, the national holiday; Columbus Day.

Granted some just hate Italian-Americans or Catholics and some in history like Karl Marx provide foundation for those like Howard Zinn “lamenting Columbus’s discovery of America as the birth of capitalism.” (A People’s History of the United States, New York: Harper 2017)

Quickly understand that a Native American Day in Tulsa is a fabulous idea, but it doesn’t have to happen on a national holiday dedicated to an American Hero.

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Thoughts on Leon Russell

Leon Russell

Thinking about Leon because this new book just came out: ‘Leon Russell In His Own Words’, edited by Steve Todoroff and John Wooley. Todoroff has been working on a Leon book for at least 30 years that I know. Todoroff ambitiously had some conscripts go through the union logs in L.A. to find how many recording sessions Leon played on; there are probably thousands.

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