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Green Country Rodeo Continues

Aug 02, 2019

Day number two of the 38th annual Green Country Rodeo is set for tonight. The event, which began last night, is being hosted once again by the Bartlesville Round Up Club located on Highway 60 on the far western edge of Bartlesville city limits. There will be several rodeo events including Bro ... read more »

Community Members to be Honored at Commissioner Meeting

Aug 02, 2019

The Board of Washington County Commissioners will meet Monday morning in the Commissioners Building for a regularly scheduled meeting. Washington County Emergency Manager, Kary Cox, will present a plaque to the family of Don Schirlls for his 24 years of volunteer service with the Washington C ... read more »

Sales Tax Holiday is Underway

Aug 02, 2019

You can save a little money on your back-to-school shopping. Oklahoma’s annual sales tax holiday runs through midnight Sunday. Certain clothing and shoe purchases are exempt from sales tax for this time period only. Qualified items are exempt from state, city, county and local municipal ... read more »

Three Co-Defendants in Meidl Murder Appear in Court

Aug 02, 2019

A jury trial still remains likely for three men accused in the August 2018 murder of Gregg Meidl. Counsel for all three co-defendants made an appearance for a motions hearing at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday morning. Several motions were filed by the state in regards to Terry Don ... read more »

Plea Deal Close for Man Accused of Killing Girlfriend

Aug 02, 2019

An Ocheleta man accused of killing his girlfriend at a trailer park in September 2018 could be nearing a plea deal with the State of Oklahoma. John Jeffrey Thomas appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday with court-appointed attorney Kristi Sanders. Thomas is currently set to go ... read more »

Charges Dropped for Two Men Escorting Hemp and Marijuana

Aug 01, 2019

Charges against the two men who were escorting more than 18,000 pounds of industrial hemp and or marijuana through the city of Pawhuska back in January are expected to be dropped at a court appearance next Wednesday.   Osage County District Attorney Mike Fisher still contends that An ... read more »

Caney Man Arrested on Three Different Harassment Charges

Aug 01, 2019

A Caney man was arrested on three warrants of a similar nature on Wednesday. Tyler Garton was charged with nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images, harassing communications and multiple protective order violations. These charges were presented at the Washington County Courthouse on T ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Domestic Abuse

Aug 01, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested on a warrant stemming from a May 2019 incident. Wesley Wickham appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing charges of domestic abuse. According to an affidavit, an officer reported to the 100 block of South Choctaw Avenue in Bartlesville on ... read more »

Owasso Woman Pleads Guilty After Leaving Child in Hot Car

Aug 01, 2019

An Owasso woman was given a five-year deferred sentence after leaving her 14-month-old child in a car outside of a liquor store in June. 24-year-old Gretchen Markovics entered a guilty plea on a felony count of child neglect. Witnesses say the child was in the vehicle for at least fifteen min ... read more »

Mental Health Partnership a Success for Pawhuska PD

Aug 01, 2019

Late Sunday night, a Pawhuska Police Officer made contact with a male subject who had been lying in the road. When asked what he was doing the man stated, “Can I be completely honest with you? Me and the wife are having a lot of problems. What is it going to take for you to just shoot m ... read more »

JOM Program Holding Back to School Bash

Aug 01, 2019

The Osage Nation JOM Program will be holding a back to school bash this coming Monday at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska. JOM students, along with their families, are encouraged to attend. There will be a backpack giveaway to the first 100 students enrolled in the JOM Program. There ... read more »

VIDEO: Senators Lankford, Hassan on Fox Business to Discuss Bill to Stop Government Shutdowns

Aug 01, 2019

Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today joined Mornings with Maria on Fox Business to discuss their simple, bipartisan plan to avert government shutdowns, the Prevent Government Shutdowns Act. Lankford also discussed the path forward for USMCA and today’s vote on ... read more »

Business Employment Dynamics in Oklahoma – Fourth Quarter 2018

Aug 01, 2019

  The Southwest Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today released Business Employment Dynamics (BED) in Oklahoma – Fourth Quarter 2018. Data from the BED program show that there can be a large amount of ‘churn’ in the labor market in any giv ... read more »

FEMA Application Deadline Extended

Jul 31, 2019

Today had been the final day to apply for FEMA disaster assistance, but the state of Oklahoma asked FEMA to extend that deadline two weeks and they have granted that wish. FEMA says more than 5,000 people across the state have applied for federal aide and so far the agency has given 65 millio ... read more »

Overview of BPS Bond Issue

Jul 31, 2019

In less than two weeks Washington County voters will check ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the Bartlesville Public Schools bond issue. This bond issue will not increase tax rates if passed because the sinking fund millage will remain the same. BPS superintendent Chuck McCauley explains. ... read more »