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Sheriff's Office Payment

Aug 30, 2016

A former spokesman for an Oklahoma sheriff's office that was investigated after a reserve deputy fatally shot an unarmed man has reached a $150,000 settlement over his firing. The Tulsa World reports  that Tulsa County will pay the sum to fired Maj. Shannon Clark, who filed a tort cl ... read more »

City Extends Landfill Opportunity

Aug 30, 2016

The City of Bartlesville typically gives residents a one week opportunity to dispose of items in the Osage County Landfill free of charge.   In the past, Bartlesville residents were allowed to dispose of items during a one-week period in the spring, and another one-week period in the ... read more »

ODOT Money Issue

Aug 30, 2016

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has released a list of projects that are candidates for use of $200 million in bond money authorized by the state Legislature. The Oklahoman  reports that there are 18 projects listed and three of the projects are in Oklahoma County. One project ... read more »

Woman to Serve 47 Months

Aug 30, 2016

A Tulsa woman was sentenced to serve 47 months in prison today. Tameka Denise Johnson was ordered to pay $88,194.23 in restitution to the IRS for her role in a scheme to file and obtain refunds from at least 49 false income tax returns. Johnson pleaded guilty on May 20, 2015, to the federal c ... read more »

High Speed Chase Lead To Arrest

Aug 30, 2016

An Inola man is in Washington County custody after he allegedly led officers in a high speed chase.  42-year old Kenneth Leroy Sharp is charged with attempt to elude a police officer, unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of meth, and driving with a suspended license.  Washington Co ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Threatening Woman

Aug 30, 2016

An $100,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly threaten to kill a woman.  22-year old James Michael Wickham is charged with pointing a firearm and threaten to perform an act of violence.  Bartlesville police were called to investigate the case at a home located in th ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners

Aug 29, 2016

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning. Among the action items, Commissioner Mike Bouvier presented a Signal Warrant Study and OCEM Director Kary Cox presented an Approval of Emergency Management Performance Grant Application and Su ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Accept Bids

Aug 29, 2016

This week at the meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners, the Executive Director for American Therapeutic Riding Center Denise Ward requested use of the Clarence Brantley Indoor Arena. The Commissioners also opened bids for Road Oil, Concrete, Asphalt, and Sand, and they signed ... read more »

Two Jury Trials Scheduled For This Week

Aug 29, 2016

Two jury trials are scheduled to be held at Washington County District Court this week.  Chris Albert Wade of Dewey is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  According to a court affidavit, Wade argued with his girlfriend.  A short time later, a man who was ... read more »

Commissioners Agreement With Cherokee Nation

Aug 29, 2016

The Nowata County Commissioners approved an annual memorandum of understanding with the Cherokee Nation Monday morning.  The agreement is a yearly renewal with the Cherokee Nation for road improvement projects.  Commissioner Curtis Barnes had high praise for the Cherokee Nation. In ... read more »

Body Found in Tulsa Trash Bin

Aug 29, 2016

Police in Tulsa have released the name of a 19-year-old woman who was found dead in a trash bin outside a north Tulsa apartment complex. Police say the body of Marquisha Walker was found Friday morning and her boyfriend was arrested for first-degree murder in her death. Sgt. Dave Walke ... read more »

Barnsdall Teen Injured in Accident

Aug 29, 2016

A Barnsdall 17 year-old is in the hospital because of injuries she sustained Saturday afternoon in an accident a half-mile south of the Barnsdall City Limits.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the teen was driving a Ford Explorer northbound on County Road 2409.  Her vehicle went off ... read more »

Runoff Recount Requested

Aug 26, 2016

A retired university professor who trailed his opponent by just 40 votes in a Democratic runoff election for an Oklahoma congressional seat is seeking a recount in the race. Democrat Tom Guild filed a petition for recount in his race against former state Sen. Al McAffrey, who led by 40 vot ... read more »

Murder Suspect Arrested

Aug 26, 2016

A suspect in a Texas Murder has been arrested. While traveling through Tulsa on a bus, 18-year-old Eric Cavazos was taken into custody Thursday at the bus station by members of the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force. Cavazos is wanted on a first-degree murder warrant in Bear County, ... read more »

Shimko Preliminary Hearing Set

Aug 26, 2016

A Dewey man who was arrested in July in connection with his 64-year old grandmother's death, has a preliminary hearing scheduled for November 3rd.  Donald Wayne Shimko The Third is charged with first degree murder. According to a court document, Dewey police received a call from Shi ... read more »