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OSBI investigation continues into Friday night shooting at Coweta hotel

Investigation continues into the shooting death of a 35-year-old male inside a room at the Best Western Plus hotel in Coweta Friday evening.

Coweta Tiger wrestlers defeat Collinsville to win Dual State Championship

The Coweta Tiger wrestling team has won a Dual State Championship title after defeating the Collinsville Cardinals at the Class 5A State Dual Wrestling Championships in Shawnee.

Tigers pick up thrilling 50-48 win over Collinsville

With five Metro Lakes teams ranked in the top 11 in 5A, every contest is a crucial test for the Tigers.


Update: OSBI, Coweta police investigating fatal shooting at Coweta hotel

Coweta police responded to a fatal shooting just after 9:30 p.m. at Best Western, 13593 Oklahoma 51, police chief Michael Bell said.

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Leon Curlee Leon Curlee passed away on January 28, 2016 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He was 73 years of age. Leon was born in Claremore, Oklahoma on January 21, 1943 the son of Bernard and Margaret (Cox) Curlee. Leon was reared and educated in Coweta where he attended elementary and where he graduated from Coweta High School in 1961. Leon proudly served in the United States Navy before going on to continue his education at Northeastern State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Mathematics Education in 1971. On August 14, 1976 Leon married Miss Jo Lynn Lambert in a Broken Arrow wedding ceremony. Leon was a wonderful husband and father, a good person and a hard worker with a very strong faith in God. Leon worked as a technical specialist for American Airlines and later retired from the Sabre Corporation. Leon filled his life with the things he loved most; spending time with family, golfing, fishing, catching an OU football game or a NY Yankees baseball game. Leon is survived by, wife, Jo Curlee, Broken Arrow, OK; children, Heather Ashby and Zakkory Sanders, Claremore, OK, David Curlee and wife Mallory, Glenpool, OK, Matthew Curlee, Broken Arrow, OK; grandsons, Donovan and Duncan, granddaughter, Eleanor, on the way; brothers, Errol Curlee and wife Wannie, Coweta, OK , and Mike Curlee, Coweta, OK; and nieces and nephews. Leon was preceded in death by his parents.

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Spring not too late to apply for scholarships

For some, the warm days of spring welcome plans for vacations and a break from school, a hint of the carefree summer days ahead.

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OBSERVATION POINT: We are all in this together

For the past few weeks, we have been gathering entries from pages of the Coweta American to submit to the Oklahoma Press Association for its annual Better Newspapers Contest.

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