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Bartlesville High School Receives Threat

Aug 26, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested for making terroristic threats toward the school on Monday afternoon. An anonymous tip was presented to the Criminal Investigation Division who responded promptly to work alongside administrators and the school resource officer at Bartlesville High School. Toge ... read more »

Lightning from Last Night's Storms Believed to Have Cause a House Fire in Talala

Aug 27, 2019

Severe storms produced a lot of lightning overnight, and firefighters believe it led to a huge house fire in Talala. Everyone was able to get out of the house with no injuries when the fire started around 10:30 p.m. Monday night.  A lightning strike is likely to be the cause of ... read more »

EXCLUSIVE: New Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Hoskin on KWON

Aug 26, 2019

  He has been in office for less than a month and already Cherokee Nation's Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr is hitting the ground running.   Chief Hoskin stopped by the KWON studios Monday to speak with us about some things that are coming out of Cherokee Nation. Hoskin ... read more »

Public Assistance Projects Still Being Hashed Out

Aug 26, 2019

An exploratory call between the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Washington County went as planned last week. Commissioner Mitch Antle said the call rehashed what the County expects to put out in terms of projects on the Public Assistance side. He said the County knows what they have s ... read more »

Funds to Improve Courthouse Security Approved

Aug 26, 2019

The Budget Board Committee for Washington County officially approved $10,000 in funds on Monday that will go towards security improvements at the County's Courthouse. Sheriff Scott Owen said these fixtures needed to happen a long time ago, but said there is no better time than the present ... read more »

Rep. Hern to Hold Coffee Forum in Dewey on Thursday

Aug 26, 2019

U.S. Representative for Oklahoma’s Kevin Hern will hold an open forum to hear from constituents in Washington County later in the week. Rep. Hern says he has had some fantastic discussions with constituents in the First District in the last several weeks. He held ‘Coffee with the ... read more »

Jurors Selected; Two Trials Set to Begin

Aug 26, 2019

Two jury trials will run this week at the Washington County Courthouse. Twelve-member jury panels were selected on Monday, with opening statements set to begin on Tuesday. 18-year-old Wyatt Wheeler is facing four charges of lewd molestation and one count forcible sodomy for incidents that occ ... read more »

Streets, Parking Survey, Tower Center Update and More Discussed on City Talk

Aug 26, 2019

City Manager Mike Bailey, CIty Water and Waste Water Utility Manager Terry Lauritsen and City Engineer MIcah Siemers brought us up to date on several city issues including the parking survey, street projects and an update on the Tower Center construction.   City Manager Bailey began ... read more »

Tourism Thriving in Osage County

Aug 26, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting at the courthouse in Pawhuska and got a number of things accomplished.  Executive Director for Tourism in Osage County, Kelly Bland, was at the meeting. Bland said things have been going well across the county ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Correct Error

Aug 26, 2019

The Nowata County commissioners corrected a clerical issue at Monday morning’s meeting. The board retracted a motion that established a 911 Trust Authority only to bring it back in the form of a resolution. The authority was improperly established at last week’s meeting. The five- ... read more »

Commissioners Discuss Blackburn Bridge With Engineering Firms

Aug 26, 2019

The Blackburn bridge connecting Osage to Pawnee county in District Three was damaged to the point where no cars are able to cross that bridge. At the Board of Osage County Commissioners Meeting, the commissioners met with three different engineering firms to see who would fit best in making the r ... read more »

Bevan Creek Bridge Project to Let in November

Aug 26, 2019

The Bevan Creek Bridge project located at County Road 3700 and 4000 has been moved back to the November letting. Washington County’s District 3 Commissioner Mike Dunlap said there is discrepancies in quantities everyone wants to get ironed out. The utilities for the project have not ful ... read more »

Requisitioning Officer Requested, More on Monday

Aug 26, 2019

The Washington County Commissioners held a brief meeting on Monday morning to discuss three items of business. An additional requisitioning officer for the Commissioners’ General and Fairground Accounts was approved. They have requested the County Clerk to appoint Jennifer Wingo to the ... read more »

Oklahoma Judge to Deliver Judgment in State's Opioid Lawsuit

Aug 26, 2019

An Oklahoma judge is expected to rule in the first state case to go to trial accusing an opioid drugmaker of being responsible for the devastating consequences of addiction to powerful painkillers. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman is scheduled to deliver his judgment in open court ... read more »

Governor Approves New Regs For Medical Marijuana Program

Aug 25, 2019

Governor Kevin Stitt has approved several new regulations for the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority.  Officials said the authority will have all new forms and applications on its website beginning August 30.    The new rule changes that will ... read more »