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Basinger Has Child Porn Charges Added

Feb 16, 2018

A man accused of molesting his 12-year-old daughter had an additional charge tacked on to his list of allegations. Joseph Ryan Basinger stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday. The State of Oklahoma has added on a count of possessing child pornography after Basinger ... read more »

Dewey Opens District Playoffs With Cascia Hall

Feb 16, 2018

The Dewey Bulldoggers will open the playoffs tonight with a district contest against Cascia Hall. After cruising through the bulk of the regular season Dewey hit a skid in the final five games, dropping three of them. The Doggers have been carried by their seniors in the regular season. The t ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Indecent Exposure

Feb 15, 2018

Multiple instances of a man exposing himself to a woman led to an arrest on Wednesday. Jorge Garcia stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing a charge of indecent exposure. According to an affidavit, a female victim reported that she returned home from church ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Arrested on CDS Charges

Feb 15, 2018

 A report of a fake burglary put a Bartlesville woman behind bars. Josefa Adrianna Rodriguez appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing a felony count of possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute. According to an affidavit, Rodriguez and ... read more »

OSDH Flu Update; First Pediatric Death Confirmed

Feb 15, 2018

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has confirmed the first pediatric death associated with the flu since the season began in September, in Oklahoma County.    This week’s flu report indicates record-breaking numbers with 3,440 flu-associated hospitalizations, and 153 ... read more »

Three Bruins Named National Merit Finalists

Feb 15, 2018

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced that three Bartlesville High School seniors who were named as Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program have advanced to Finalist status. Sarah Covell, Hannah Linzy, and Greta Olsen are now in competition for s ... read more »

Governor's Burn Ban Includes Washington County

Feb 15, 2018

Washington County is part of Governor Mary Fallin's burn ban.  According to Emergency Manager Kary Cox, the ban affects counties west of Washington County.   Kox says the burn ban includes all outdoor burning, combustible materials and ignition sources.   The bu ... read more »

Downtown Landscaping to Begin Soon

Feb 15, 2018

Landscaping work is set to begin in downtown Bartlesville next month.     City of Bartlesville Director of Engineering, Micah Siemers says contracts have been executed for the Downtown Landscaping Project on Second Street and Dewey Avenue.  The project calls for removi ... read more »

Man Arrested For Public Intoxication On Valentines Day

Feb 14, 2018

A man was placed under arrest early on Valentines morning for public intoxication.   David Kane was taken to the Washington County Correctional Facility on one count of public intoxication and one count of resisting arrest.    According to an affidavit, officers wer ... read more »

Someone is Siphoning Gas in Nowata

Feb 14, 2018

Nowata Police are encouraging residents to be vigilant after people have reported someone siphoning gas from their vehicles. Police say the thefts are happening at night on McCaffree Street, which is East of D and L off Highway 60.    Nowata Assistant Police Chief Sabrina Lee sa ... read more »

Lawrence Wins Kiss or Miss Prizes

Feb 14, 2018

KWON-KYFM-KRIG-KPGM congratulates this years “Kiss or Miss” Grand Prize Sweetheart Winner, Jim and Linda Lawrence of Bartlesville.  The Kiss or Miss Contest kicked off on February 7th giving away daily prizes of either two tickets to Broadway in Bartlesville Kinky Boots or th ... read more »

Taylor Named to Press Hall of Fame

Feb 14, 2018

Statewide recognition for the publisher of the Montgomery County Chronicle.  The Kansas Press Association has named Rudy Taylor to the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame. He says it is an honor.   The publisher notes newspaper runs in the family.   Taylor says his family ... read more »

Results are in for Annual Osage County School Election

Feb 13, 2018

The Osage County Annual School Election took place on Tuesday and resulted in a new Council Member selected for the City of Pawhuska, a Hominy School board election, a decision against a sales tax increase for Skiatook, and the passing of a school bond for Woodland Public Schools. However the top ... read more »

How Your Representative Voted on Teacher Pay

Feb 13, 2018

Monday's votes on the "Step Up Oklahoma" plan by Washington County's State House members sent a mixed message to the education community.     Former Central Middle School Priincipal, Earl Sears voted for the measure but Representative Travis Dunlap cast a ... read more »

District Confirms Background Checks

Feb 13, 2018

Results from the Bartlesville Public Schools initial investigation of SourceOne background checks have been completed.   Initial on-site checks did not identify any custodians who did not meet the state requirement: that no contracted employee works on school premises who has been co ... read more »