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Interim City Manager Hired in Pawhuska

Nov 01, 2017

This week the Pawhuska City Council hired an Interim City Manager at their third special meeting for the moth of October. Larry Eulert was hired on a temporary basis to fill the City Manager position left vacant by the resigning of Mike McCartney. Eulert formerly working for the City of Hominy an ... read more »

Beef Producers Vote on State Checkoff

Nov 01, 2017

Cattle owners are voting across Oklahoma on a beef check-off program.  Matt Boyer of Langley is on the Oklahoma Beef Council.  He says a state check-off is important for beef producers in the state.   Boyer goes on to say you can request a ballot to mail in or just ... read more »

Senate Confirmation Hearings Today for Bridenstine

Nov 01, 2017

President Trump's pick for the next head of NASA, Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine has his Senate nomination hearing today.  The congressman serves in the Oklahoma Air National Guard and is a former executive director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium.  He was el ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Charged With Domestic Abuse

Oct 31, 2017

A family dispute earlier this week led to the arrest of a Bartlesville woman. Doneka Brown stood before judge at the Washington County courthouse on Tuesday facing a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse. According to an affidavit, an officer was dispatched to the scene where Brown allegedly p ... read more »

New Law Going Into Effect

Oct 31, 2017

A new Oklahoma law is making it official: Slower drivers need to move to the right.   A change to the law is taking effect starting in November, and states that the left lane on multi-lane roadways in Oklahoma will be for passing only, not traveling.   Oklahoma Highway Patrol Tr ... read more »

Line Break Prompts Montgomery County Boil Order

Oct 31, 2017

An overnight water main break leads to a boil water advisory for some customers of Montgomery County Rural Water District 2-C. The break created a loss of water pressure in the system. Customers of Rural Water District 2-C north of Highway 166 and east of County Road 3900 are under a boil water a ... read more »

Arvest Bank Donates To Hurricane Efforts

Oct 30, 2017

Arvest Bank announced a donation to the Washington County Red Cross chapter. Arvest customers and associates raised more than $4,500 over a two-day period in an effort to help with hurricane relief. Arvest will also match the funds raised, bringing the total donation to $10,000. Marketing ... read more »

Osage County Commissioners

Oct 30, 2017

Brett Selvidge from Samaritan EMS provided the Commissioners with the September report at the Monday morning meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners Meeting. Selvidge reported that the service operating out of Barnsdall has seen a decrease in calls as well as a increase in non-t ... read more »

Tulsa Man Facing Multiple Charges After Police Chase

Oct 30, 2017

A man shoplifting sunglasses from a Bartlesville gas station led to high-speed pursuit over the weekend. Anthony Price appeared in front of a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing multiple charges including evading, shoplifting and possession of a firearm. According to an ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners

Oct 30, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning to approve six-month road material bids for each district. The commissioners then approved several forms for continuing road projects. During the Commissioners' Report, Commissioner Mit ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Discuss Budget, Upcoming Ballot

Oct 30, 2017

The Nowata County Commissioners discussed budget concerns and items on the ballot for the upcoming election during Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting. The brief agenda covered an anonymous donation to the sheriff’s office, an appointment of a new part-time jailer and the approva ... read more »

Legislature Adjourns After Taking No Action

Oct 29, 2017

Both the Oklahoma House and Senate adjourned minutes after convening with neither taking action on a $215 million budget hole. The Senate convened at 10 o'clock Saturday morning and immediately recessed while the House gaveled in at 11 and recessed nine minutes later. The special sess ... read more »

Local Volunteer Departments Get Some Grant Funding

Oct 28, 2017

The Boulanger, Oglesby, and Ochelata Volunteer Fire Departments are among the recipients of Oklahoma Forestry Services reimbursement grants.  The grants provide funding for equipment purchases and fire station construction and are available through an application process to rural fire depart ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Sued in Year-Old Incident

Oct 28, 2017

A woman is suing a Bartlesville police officer and the Bartlesville police department after she says the officer shot her in the head while she was battered by her then-boyfriend in an incident last year.   The law suit alleges that a neighbor of Trina Brown's called police Octob ... read more »

Legislators Continue Work on State Budget

Oct 28, 2017

Oklahoma lawmakers plan to meet this weekend to try to come up with a fix for a $215 million hole in the state budget.   A key issue is a proposal to increase the production tax on oil and gas wells. Democrats have called for the increase since the regular legislative session in the ... read more »