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Pawhuska City Council Holds Public Hearing

Dec 08, 2016

A Public Hearing was held Tuesday evening during the Meeting of the Pawhuska Municipal Trust Authority. Representative from INCOG Julie Miner discussed an opportunity the City has to initiate a Master Incentive District Plan. The Incentive Plan will provide an opportunity for economic growth in P ... read more »

Oklahoma Economy Looks To Improve Next Year

Dec 08, 2016

Two state economists say Oklahoma's economy will likely improve next year, with the strongest growth coming in the construction, education and leisure and hospitality sectors.   Oklahoma State University's Dan Rickman says he expects businesses to add about a half percentage poin ... read more »

Murder Trial Underway

Dec 08, 2016

 The murder trial of a man charged in the shooting deaths of four women at a Tulsa apartment is underway.   Testimony began Thursday in the trial of Cedric Poore.   Poore has pleaded not guilty to the 2013 deaths of 23-year-old twins Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Powell Melcho ... read more »

Top 15 Fugitive Taken Into Custody

Dec 08, 2016

Fugitive apprehension agents with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Office of the Inspector General arrested Wesley Ross on Wednesday, only a week after being added to the agency’s Top 15 Fugitive list. Intelligence gathered on Ross made it known he was looking for a labor job paying ... read more »

Christmas Wish Date Change

Dec 08, 2016

Arvest Bank and Bartlesville Radio are currently taking nominations for a family or a single person who deserves a wish come true this holiday season. Submissions for The Magic of a Christmas Wish have been coming in, but the due date has been extended. The new end date for submissions is Decem ... read more »

Ramona Train Derails

Dec 07, 2016

A minor train derailment has occurred in Ramona that has blocked the northern 2 crossings in town, 2 southern crossing remain open. No injuries or property damage other than the 3 sand cars that derailed. Please plan for alternate routes in Ramona if your morning travels normally use the effected ... read more »

AG Pruitt Headlines Chamber Forum

Dec 08, 2016

Oklahoma's Attorney General and EPA Secretary Nominee for the Trump Administration gave a Bartlesville audience a hint of how he would run the Federal agency Thusday morning.  Responding to a global warming-related question, Pruitt answered the question by referencing the governing legis ... read more »

No Injuries Reported from Ramona Derailment

Dec 08, 2016

Authorities say no one was injured after three train cars carrying sand derailed from the railroad tracks in northern Oklahoma.      The derailment happened late Wednesday in Ramona. Ramona police say Osage and Quapaw streets at the railroad crossings are shut down in the ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Attacking His Wife

Dec 07, 2016

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville who allegedly attacked his wife and threaten to kill her.  29-year old Michael Anthony Stewart is charged with domestic assault and battery by strangulation, domestic assault and battery, and threaten to perform an act of violence.  Bartles ... read more »

Pruitt To Join Trump

Dec 07, 2016

Attorney General Scott Pruitt will be joining President-Elect Donald Trump as the head of his Environmental Protection Agency Team. This was announced by a member of Trump's team. Pruitt had been rumored to be joining Trumps transition team. Pruitt will be speaking Thursday morning at the ... read more »

City Council Hears From OMPA

Dec 07, 2016

This week at the meeting of the Pawhuska City Council, Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority or OMPA representative Drake Rice provided an OMPA update. Rice stated that OMPA is serving and providing power for 42 cities across Oklahoma, and with the recent improvements to their power systems they sho ... read more »

Festival of the Nativity

Dec 07, 2016

The Father Lynch Hall will be the new host for the Festival of the Nativity. The tradition is returning for its sixth year in Bartlesville and is hoping to have more than 500 Nativity scenes on display. Melanie Bayles, a committee chair for the Festival of the Nativity, says they want to dis ... read more »

Incumbent School Board Candidates File for Office

Dec 07, 2016

All of the open seats on Washington County School Boards will be filled but there are no contested races.  Each of the current occupants of those seats filed for re-election.  They areRandy Herron and Rick Boswell on the Bartlesville School Board, Joe Lewis on the Caney Valley School Bo ... read more »

Judge DeLapp Selects New Special Judge

Dec 07, 2016

District Judge Curtis DeLapp has chosen a replacement for Special Judge John Gerkin.  Jared Sigler has accepted the position of Washington County Special Judge and will officially take the bench on January 3rd.   Sigler serves the citizens of Washington County as First Assistant Di ... read more »

Congressman Mullin Comments on Defense Bill

Dec 03, 2016

Second-District Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin commented after the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, passed the House by a vote of 375 – 34.   Mullin says one of the most vital responsibilities of Congress is to provide for the common defense, by ensu ... read more »