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Osage Nation Responds to Commissioners Appeal

Feb 07, 2018

Monday the Osage County Commissioners made a motion to appeal an application by the Osage Nation to place 75.916 acres in trust, and the Nation has taken action as a result. If the Osage Nation places the land in trust the county will not receive property tax dollars for the acreage to the amount ... read more »

Kansas Man Taken In For Broken Tail Light And Meth

Feb 06, 2018

A Kansas man was taken into custody on Monday evening for defective equipment on a vehicle and paraphernalia. According to an affidavit, Corey Allen Cell was driving a vehicle with the drivers side brake light out. Officers stopped the vehicle and a K-9 officer alerted for drugs within. A gla ... read more »

Copan Woman Taken In For Meth

Feb 06, 2018

A Copan woman saw her bond raised several times in Washington County Court on Tuesday. Tasha Nichole Smith appeared in the court room for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and paraphernalia charges stemming from Monday evening. According to an affidavit, an officers and a K-9 pul ... read more »

Dewey City Council Meets

Feb 05, 2018

The Dewey City Council met on Monday evening where the majority of the meeting was spent in executive session regarding a pending lawsuit. While no details are available at this time, the council tabled any action until further information becomes present.  The council also took acti ... read more »

Dewey Public Works Authority Meets

Feb 05, 2018

The Dewey Public Works Authority met after the Dewey City Council on Monday evening.  The authority amended the 17-18 Fiscal Year Budget to transfer funds to  pay the lease on the new trash truck. City Manager Kevin Trease says that no expenses are being added to the budget, just th ... read more »

Dewey School Board Meets

Feb 05, 2018

The Dewey Public Schools Board of Education met on Monday night for its monthy meeting, during which Superintendent Vince VIncent discused the district-wide LED light conversion, and says that he has seen some solid bidders.  The board asked that the fine details be examined and comparri ... read more »

Washington County Emergency Absentee Ballots

Feb 06, 2018

Washington County voters who become physically incapacitated after 5 pm Tuesday, February 6 will not have to miss the February 14, Annual School Election for the Collinsville Schools.   Yvonne House, Washington County Election Board Secretary said in a press release that state law p ... read more »

County Commissioners to Appeal Osage Nation Land Trust

Feb 06, 2018

The Commissioners took a firm stance regarding land in trust at the Monday morning meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners. The agenda item was proposed by Osage County District Attorney Rex Duncan and regarded a parcel of land recently placed in trust by the Osage Nation and ap ... read more »

Ramona P.D. Announces Seat Belt Enforcement

Feb 05, 2018

The Ramona Police Department will join other Oklahoma law enforcement agencies laster this month to reduce serious injury and fatality crashes involving unbuckled teens.     Ramona Police Chief Dave Lynd reminds all Oklahoma drivers, passengers, and particularly teens to bu ... read more »

Council Kudos for Officers Silver and Meyer

Feb 05, 2018

Bartlesville Mayor Dale Copeland he only had certificates to present to police officers Steven Silver and Brandon Meyer Monday night.  The two were recognized for their efforts as part of a December 28th fire call.  Police Chief Tom Holland told the city council that fire and EMS were s ... read more »

Bartlesville Council Recognizes Life Saving Officers

Feb 05, 2018

The Bartlesville City Council recognized police officers William Miles Lewis and Josh Newell for saving a life Monday night.  Chief of Police, Tom Holland told the council Lewis and Newell were sent to a man's home on Christmas Day.     The officers arrived ahead o ... read more »

Trevor Dorsey Joins the Bartlesville City Council

Feb 05, 2018

Trevor Dorsey is the newest member of the Bartlesville City Council.  Vice-Mayor John Kane made the nomination.   Dorsey will fill the ward five seat on the council left vacant when Dr. Callahan resigned the seat because he had accepted a job with an out-of-state firm.  Ret ... read more »

Ramona Pulls Off Drug Bust

Feb 05, 2018

A two week investigation by Ramona Police Officers led to an arrest of one man in Ramona and three arrests in Osage County. Ramona Police requested for assistance from the Bartlesville Police Department's SWAT team to serve a search warrant at a house on 6th street Friday night. With ... read more »

Student Brings Gun to Madison Middle School

Feb 05, 2018

Madison Middle school was placed on lockdown around 2:15 Monday afternoon after a student allegedly brought a gun to the school’s campus. The student was confronted by school officials but he refused to be searched and left the building. The student tried to leave the school grounds but ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Appoint New Sheriff

Feb 05, 2018

The Nowata County Commissioners appointed Kenny Freeman to serve as sheriff in a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning. Freeman is taking over the remainder of former sheriff Sandy Hadley’s term who retired at the end of January. Freeman was born and raised in Nowata County and ... read more »