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Dr. Pope Named as DHS Chief of Strategic Engagement

Jul 11, 2019

Dr. Myron Pope has been named Chief of Strategic Engagement for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). Pope most recently served as Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and is a former member of the Human Services Commission. “I wa ... read more »

Probable Cause Found in May 2019 Murder

Jul 11, 2019

A preliminary was held Thursday afternoon at the Washington County Courthouse for Shawn Lynch who is being charged in the alleged first degree murder of his roommate, Kolton Edwards. Judge Kyra Franks determined that the burden of probable cause had been met. Assistant district attorney Brett ... read more »

Officials Urge Caution to Prevent Heat-Related Illness

Jul 11, 2019

Each year, more than 600 people die from heat-related illness in the United States. In Oklahoma, there were 145 deaths associated with exposure to excessive heat from 2010 to 2017. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reminds residents that heat-related illness can range from heat rash, he ... read more »

American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donors

Jul 11, 2019

The American Red Cross faces a blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays in medical care. External Communications Manager Jan Hale said about 450 fewer blood drives were organized by businesses and other communit ... read more »

Pawhuska Schools to Have Transportation Bond

Jul 11, 2019

The Pawhuska School Board met for a brief special called meeting on Tuesday to authorize a $250,000 transportation bond to take place in September. They also hired Stephen H. McDonald and Associates Inc. to be the financial consultant for the school. Superintendent David Cash says this bond i ... read more »

Sen. Lankford Discussed Rising Drug Prices Wednesday

Jul 11, 2019

Senator James Lankford addressed the rising cost of prescription drug prices on the Senate Floor Wednesday. Since January, the Finance Committee has held several hearings to better understand the complexity of drug pricing, including the steps a drug takes as it goes from research and develop ... read more »

Pawhuska Police Department Holding Forum July 23

Jul 11, 2019

Pawhuska Police Chief Nick Silva, along with the Pawhuska Police Department, will be hosting a public forum at the Pawhuska Church of God on Tuesday, July 23 beginning at 6 o’ clock in the evening.   Everyone in Pawhuska is encouraged to come to the event so that you can meet ... read more »

CMT Bartlesville to Perform Oklahoma this Weekend

Jul 10, 2019

Children’s Musical Theater in Bartlesville will put on quite a show this Thursday, July 11th through Sunday, July 14th. Richard Rodger’s and Oscar Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! is celebrating its 75th anniversary. In honor of the anniversary, Children’s Musical Theatre i ... read more »

Pawhuska Hosting Many Events Throughout the Summer

Jul 10, 2019

Joni Nash was at Tuesday evening's city council meeting to give an update on upcoming events across the county and a look back at a busy month.   The Ben Johnson Cowboy Museum opened last month and Nash reported that the opening has been a major success so far. Pawhuska also host ... read more »

Congressman Cole, Sen. Lankford Introduce Respect Act

Jul 10, 2019

Oklahoma Senator James Lankford and Oklahoma Representative Tom Cole joined others in introducing the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act. Their legislation would repeal several outdated federal laws that are discriminatory against Native America ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Department Buys Body Worn Cameras

Jul 10, 2019

Body cameras became a new reality for Bartlesville Police Officers. BPD Officers began wearing department issued body cameras on Tuesday. Back in March, Councilman Paul Stuart rode with Bartlesville Police Officers to see what they do. He said body cameras would have been nice for the officer ... read more »

Silva Thankful for Community Support Across Pawhuska

Jul 10, 2019

It has been a week since Nick Silva resumed his role as Pawhuska's Chief of Police. Silva says this experience has made him grateful for the position he holds. Silva's first full day back on the job was July 4. He admitted it was a busy day, but his team was prepared for the task at h ... read more »

Trial Set in Meidl Murder

Jul 10, 2019

A trial date has been set in the murder of 53-year-old Gregg Meidl. Terry Lee Donaldson Jr. is being charged with first degree murder with deliberate intent. Also, Thomas Wayne Alexander and Tyler Leo Thomison are being charged with second degree murder for the August 2018 incident. The trio will ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested on Distribution Charges Again

Jul 10, 2019

A Bartlesville man picked up his second drug trafficking charge this year on Tuesday. Pablo Mercado was charged with trafficking of marijuana and prescription medication as well as possession of drug proceeds. According to an affidavit, officers were dispatched to a fast food restaurant in Ba ... read more »

Quarter Cent Sales Tax Renewed in Washington County

Jul 09, 2019

Residents in Washington County voted yes to renew the quarter-cent sales tax on Tuesday evening. The proposition passed on a 1,016 to 557 vote. In total, 1,573 people voted on Tuesday. The passing of the proposition to renew the quarter-cent sales tax will go a long way for facility maint ... read more »