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Run 4 Relief Set for Saturday

Aug 22, 2014

Saturday will mark the running of the 12th annual Run 4 Relief in Bartlesville but there is still time to register. As of 1 o'clock Friday afternoon, about 170 runners had preregistered to run in the fundraising event for the Nowata Osage Washington Chapter of the Red Cross but you can still ... read more »

Semi Accident Ties Up U. S. 75

Aug 21, 2014

UPDATE 11:34 AM 8-22 For a few hours Thursday, parts of Highway 75 were closed to traffic due to a accident involving a flatbed truck towing a CAT 900 series front end loader. The machine, which may have weighed up to 17 and a half tons had fallen off of the trailer, blocking the road. In add ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Burglary

Aug 21, 2014

A Bartlesville man is in custody after he allegedly broke into an apartment.  27-year old Joshua Ray Pierce is charged with first degree burglary and trespassing after being forbidden.  Bartlesville police were called to investigate a possible burglary in the 1400 block of SW Santa Fe A ... read more »

Labor Day Travel Forecast

Aug 21, 2014

Triple-A of Oklahoma predicts that more residents will be traveling over the Labor Day holiday, with a 2 percent jump expected over last year's numbers.  The organization estimated that 408,000 Oklahomans will travel over the holiday. That's compared with the 400,300 Oklahomans who t ... read more »

In Person Elections Open

Aug 21, 2014

In person absentee voting opened Thursday for the Democratic Runoff Election. To vote in person absentee, go the election board office at the county courthouse Thursday and Friday between 8 am and 6 pm or Saturday between 9 am and 2 pm. A 2-member bipartisan absentee voting board will be on duty ... read more »

Pawhuska City Manager Arrested And Released On Misdemeanor Charge

Aug 21, 2014

Pawhuska City Manager Paul McAlexander was arrested late Tuesday night on a charge of obstruction of a public officer. McAlexander turned himself into authorities around 9:45 p.m. after an arrest warrant was issued for him on Monday. He was booked into the Osage County jail just before 10 p.m ... read more »

Ochelata Man Threaten To Kill Police Officer

Aug 20, 2014

A $50,000 bond has been set for an Ochelata man who allegedly threaten to kill an officer.  18-year old Justin Luke Corder is charged with attempt first degree burglary, resisting an officer, obstructing an officer, public intoxication, and threaten to perform an act of violence.  Bartl ... read more »

Suspects Charged In Weekend Assault

Aug 20, 2014

Five Bartlesville people are facing charges from last weekend's assault case.  28-year old Cynthia Bristow, 31-year old Dustin Lee Towers, and 29-year old William Kyle Evitt are charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.  Two other people who w ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Injured In Osage County Accident

Aug 20, 2014

A Bartlesville man is in critical condition after being injured in an accident Tuesday evening near the intersection of CR 2706 and CR 2145, approximately two miles west and one mile south of Bartlesville.  According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 52-year old Joel Scott Cone was transported ... read more »

Pawhuska City Manager Faces Obstruction Charge And Arrest Warrant

Aug 20, 2014

Pawhuska City Manager Paul McAlexander is facing an arrest warrant and a misdemeanor charge for obstruction of a public officer. The charge was filed on Monday, August 18th in Osage County District Court, and it stems from an incident back in July where McAlexander told Pawhuska police office ... read more »

Martin Celebrates Retirement

Aug 20, 2014

Surrounded by friends and colleagues Tuesday night, State Representative Steve Martin celebrated his retirement from office. First elected in 2005, Martin has worked on a number of committees including currently chairing the Public Safety Committee and the Conference Committee on Public Safety. M ... read more »

Lankford Tour Siemens

Aug 19, 2014

Congressman and U.S. Senatorial Candidate James Lankford toured Siemens Tuesday afternoon. After an overview of plant operations, Lankford was given a tour of the facility on the west side of Bartlesville. During his time at the plant, Lankford learned more about the work done at Siemens and how ... read more »

OCIC Holds Math And Science Initiative For Area Teachers

Aug 19, 2014

Project BUILD, which is an Osage County Interlocal Cooperative initiative, recently brought in 48 teachers in math and science subject areas who were trained in third through twelfth grade math and science curriculums. OCIC has been putting this program on for the past six years with the Okla ... read more »

Pawhuska City Council Approves Emergency Drill

Aug 19, 2014

The Pawhuska City Council met on Monday evening for their second meeting of the month. The first item on the agenda came from Randi Chesbro of Sister’s Attic.  Chesbro formally asked for two designated loading spaces in the alley to the west by the garage door of her business. ... read more »

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 19, 2014

You may have seen it on TV or the internet, but today you will hear it on the radio, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Jonathan Eastman Took the ice bucket challenge Monday evening, but why? ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Thos ... read more »

Council Discusses Code Changes

Aug 19, 2014

The Dewey City Council discussed the possibility of changes to city code Monday night. To start the meeting, City Manager Kevin Trease presented sales tax numbers that were the highest in 5 years at more than 80 thousand dollars. This represents an approximate increase of six and a quarter percen ... read more »

City Council Accepts Utility Rate Study

Aug 18, 2014

The Bartlesville City Council Monday night accepted a presentation of the utility rate study performed by Leidos.  In 2014, the city council authorized a study to examine the city's utility rates.  The City has been working with Leidos for about three months to examine the task.&nbs ... read more »

Bartlesville Couple Arrested For Drug Violations

Aug 18, 2014

A Bartlesville man and a woman are in custody on drug violations.  37-year old Crystal Lee Johnston and 36-year old William James Smith are charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, and obstructing an officer.  Bartlesville police were called on a possible ... read more »

Commissioners Award Rock Bids

Aug 18, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning awarded rock bids to six businesses upon price, location, and availability.  Commissioners approved to go out for bids to sell a 2004 F-250 pickup that belongs to District One.  Also during the meeting, the commissioners passed a resolution ... read more »

Commissioners Discuss Insurance Plans

Aug 18, 2014

Washington County Commissioners had much to think about Monday as their first agenda item took up most of their meeting. Kurt Schultz of Ameribank Insurance gave a presentation to the commissioners concerning Ameribank Health Insurance, a possibility for insuring county workers.  Changing to ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Rebid Social Media Program

Aug 18, 2014

The Osage County Commissioners met Monday morning for their regularly scheduled business meeting where they signed a resolution to rebid their social media program. The social media program is set to be used to help promote tourism to the Pawhuska and Osage County region. The commissioner ... read more »

Absentee Vote

Aug 17, 2014

Yvonne House, Secretary of the Washington County Election Board, advises voters who want to vote absentee in the August 26, Democratic Runoff Primary Election, have until 5 pm on August 20 to apply. Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board Office at 420 S. Jo ... read more »

Nowata County Commissioners To Award Bids

Aug 17, 2014

A few items are on tap for Monday morning's Nowata County Commissioners meeting.  According to the agenda, the board will award a bid for selling railroad oil tankers, award a bid for rock, and to go out for bids to sell a 2004 F-250 pickup.  Monday morning's Nowata County Commi ... read more »

City Council To Meet Monday Evening

Aug 17, 2014

The Bartlesville City Council will take action on an application from Ambler Properties to rezone from single family to general commercial planned unit development of a commercial workshop on property located at 311 and 313 Virginia Avenue.  There will also be a public hearing for this issue ... read more »

Nowata School Board Tables Social Worker Contract

Aug 16, 2014

This past week, the Nowata School Board tabled an agreement to modify the fiscal year 2015 school based services contract.  The original contract was approved last month, but Nowata Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathy Berry told the school board that she received an e-mail from DHS asking for a ... read more »

Copan Man Arrested For Molesting A Girl

Aug 15, 2014

A $150,000 bond has been set for a Copan man who was arrested on a warrant for allegedly molesting his 11-year old step-daughter.  49-year old Lewis Quinlin Martin is charged with lewd molestation and lewd or indecent proposals to a child under 16.  Back in January of 2014, an Oklahoma ... read more »

Nowata Chamber To Host Power Hour

Aug 15, 2014

The Nowata Chamber of Commerce will present it's fourth installment of Nowata County Power Hour on Wednesday, August 20th.  The event is an energetic lunch and learn series designed to provide meaningful networking and professional development.  This series is led by Tonya Foreman a ... read more »

Lenapah Man Dies In Rogers County Accident

Aug 15, 2014

A Lenapah man died Thursday afternoon from massive injuries that occurred on Bird Creek Avenue, about 80 feet north of Fort Gibson Street in the Port of Catoosa in Rogers County.  According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, 50-year old Daniel R. White was pronounced dead at the scene an ... read more »

Bridenstine Tours Facility

Aug 15, 2014

Oklahoma's First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine was in town Friday and toured Siemens. After an overview of plant operations, Bridenstine was given a tour of the facility on the west side of Bartlesville. During the overview and tour, Bridenstine asked questions about the processes used ... read more »

BHS Construction Update

Aug 15, 2014

The first BHS football game of the season is three weeks away and if you've driven by Custer Stadium this week you may have noticed something missing, a scoreboard. Since the new ninth grade center encroaches on the stadium on the south side, the scoreboard is being moved to the north side of ... read more »

Dean Arrested For Burglary

Aug 14, 2014

A burglary that took place last month that resulted in the arrest of a Bartlesville man, a second suspect has turned her in to the authorities.  18-year old Scarlet Katherine Dean is charged with first degree burglary and unauthorized use of a vehicle.  The other suspect 29-year old Joh ... read more »

Weaver Arrested On A Warrant

Aug 14, 2014

A Bartlesville man who was wanted on a $10,000 warrant on another case has been arrested on drug violations.  50-year old Johnnie Ray Weaver is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.  Bartlesville police were called to the Pathfinder Apartments on an ... read more »

Clark Possibly Ineligible

Aug 14, 2014

One candidate for city council may not be eligible to run, according to the Bartlesville City Charter. After researching all the new candidates for city offices, it was discovered that Ward 3 candidate Prophet K. Clark has a felony conviction out of Tulsa County for possession of a controlled dru ... read more »

Pawhuska's National Indian Taco Championship Coming Soon

Aug 14, 2014

Fall isn’t too far away, and that means that the 10th annual National Indian Taco Championship is coming up, too. This year, it’ll be happening on October 4, and it will include freshly cooked Indian tacos, vendors and traders, competitions, music, American Indian dancing and a va ... read more »

Pawhuska Closes Junior High School

Aug 14, 2014

Wednesday was back to school day for students in Pawhuska, and for the first time, the junior high building is being closed because there are no more junior high students. In the past, seventh and eighth grade students would attend classes at the junior high building. Seventh graders are ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Arrested For DUI

Aug 13, 2014

A $250,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville woman who allegedly was caught driving under the influence of drugs.  37-year old Wendy Michelle Neumann is charged with DUI and possession of CDS.  Washington County Sheriff Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Jefferson Road just north o ... read more »

Wal-Mart Employee Arrested On Embezzlement

Aug 13, 2014

A Bartlesville woman is free on a $10,000 bond after being arrested on a warrant for allegedly stealing from Wal-Mart.  58-year old Sherma Lee Leach is charged with three felony counts of embezzlement and three misdemeanor counts of embezzlement.  Back on March 18th, Bartlesville police ... read more »

Zoning Described

Aug 13, 2014

The last Bartlesville City Council meeting saw residents discussing the change of zoning for a part of downtown Bartlesville. In Monday's one on one with a professional program on KWON, the city brought Natasha Riley who is Bartlesville's Assistant City Planner to discuss zoning. Riley ex ... read more »

Display Cases Donated To Osage Historical Society

Aug 13, 2014

Nine exhibit cases have been donated to the Osage County Historical Society Museum by current Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standingbear and Assistant Chief Raymond Red Corn. The cases will be used to preserve artifacts throughout the museum, and they contain fiber-optic lighting used ... read more »

Pawhuska City Councilwoman Steps Down From Positions

Aug 13, 2014

Pawhuska City Councilwoman and Vice Mayor Cathy Worten has officially resigned from her positions during the last city council meeting following an alcohol-related car accident involving her husband, Jesse Worten III, who is Pawhuska’s city attorney. Since 2010, Worten has maintained he ... read more »

Last First Day

Aug 12, 2014

For hundreds of Bartlesville students, today was their first first day of school in their school buildings. For some staff, it is their last first day in their buildings. If all goes as planned, the staff at Madison Middle School and Bartlesville Mid-high School's staff will be celebrating th ... read more »

Dearman Waives Jury Trial

Aug 12, 2014

A Tulsa man facing conspiracy and embezzlement charges appeared in a Washington County courtroom Tuesday afternoon waived a jury trial and was sentenced to serve jail time.  51-year old Larry Joe Dearman pled guilty to three counts of embezzlement, three counts of conspiracy, and four counts ... read more »

Phillips 66 Announces Signature Community Initiative Grant

Aug 12, 2014

Technology-oriented students in Bartlesville Public Schools will benefit from a Grant announced Tuesday by Phillips 66.  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Greg Garland announced a 1.7 million dollar contribution to build Phillips 66  Innovation Labs. Garland says the labs will su ... read more »

Area Team Wins in Coffeyville Rodeo

Aug 12, 2014

The Zibell/Chamber Ranch Rodeo team turned in a good performance Monday night in Coffeyville Monday night.  The team from Wann won the Inter-State Fair’s Ranch Rodeo and earned a trip to the Working Ranch Cowboys Association’s World Championships in Amarillo in November. Th ... read more »

City Council Draws Contested Races

Aug 11, 2014

Bartlesville voters will have at least two contested city council races in November.  After the two days of the filing period, three candidates have filed each for Ward Two and the Ward Three seat.  Incumbent Ward Two councilman Mike McGrew filed for re-election.  He is chal ... read more »

Nowata Schools Getting New Football Scoreboard

Aug 11, 2014

High school football season is about three weeks away and Nowata fans will see something different at Ironmen Memorial Stadium, a new scoreboard and a renovated press box.  The new scoreboard will include a video board.  Nowata High School Principal Bron Williams told the Nowata School ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested On Assault Charge

Aug 11, 2014

A Bartlesville man is in custody on a warrant after he allegedly hit his nephew with a rock.  50-year old Billy Fay Stark is charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon.  Bartlesville police were called just after midnight on July 22nd to a home in the 1600 block of SW Armstro ... read more »

Ryan Brown wins Dallas Cowboys Trip Giveaway on Bartlesville Radio

Aug 11, 2014

Ryan Brown of Bartlesville won the Dallas Cowboys Trip Giveaway on Bartlesville Radio.  Charlie Taraboletti called him on the air to congratulate him on the win.  He will receive 2 tickets to the Dallas vs. Denver pre-season football game on August 28, along with 2 nights accommodations ... read more »

Warrant Issued in Elder Care Theft

Aug 11, 2014

A local woman is wanted after reports show she may have stolen more than 138 thousand dollars from Elder Care. According to a probable cause affidavit, Carol Louise Hobbs embezzled more the money over nearly four years by writing checks to herself or making checks out to petty cash. These checks ... read more »

Washington County Honors Employees

Aug 11, 2014

Washington County Commissioners honored county workers this morning for safety in the workplace. Yvonne House, Gary Miller, Marjorie Parrish and James White were honored for 20 years without an accident causing lost time, Gary Deckard and Kary Cox for 25 years, and Betty Deal and Beth Graham-Athe ... read more »

Commissioners Transfer Funds

Aug 11, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning approved a resolution to take out $600,000 out of the County Bridge Road Improvement fund to begin road and bridge projects in each district.  The money will be divided to $200,000 per district.  Commission Chairman Doug Sonenberg explained ... read more »

Pioneer Woman Deli Set To Open Soon In Pawhuska

Aug 11, 2014

Pawhuska’s own ‘Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond will soon be opening a restaurant and store in the downtown building she owns. Drummond, who hosts her own cooking show on the Food Network and has numerous best-selling cookbooks, plans to open a deli and use the second floor of t ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Approve New Website Items

Aug 11, 2014

The Osage County commissioners met on Monday morning and approved several new items regarding the new county website. Steve Guy with the tourism committee went before the panel and presented the commissioners with items for approval including hiring a photographer for website photos, advertis ... read more »

National 8-1-1 Day

Aug 10, 2014

Monday is August 11th.  That's 8-1-1 on the calendar.  8-1-1 is also the number that you can call nation wide to have utility companies locate buried pipes and cables before you dig.   According to a statement from Phillips 66, failure to call before digging results in mor ... read more »

Bartlesville Schools Rally

Aug 10, 2014

Bartlesville Public Schools kicked off the 2014-15 school year in style Friday morning with a Back to School Rally at Bartlesville High School's Fine Arts Center.  Employees of the school district, board members and community members gathered for the annual event which signifies the ... read more »

Martin Cleared of Charges

Aug 09, 2014

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a trooper has been found to have been justified when he shot and killed a man in the town of Delaware in Nowata County.      The OHP said Friday that Trooper Jerrod Martin was returned to active duty after District Attorney Kevin Buchanan ... read more »

Dewey Man Arrested For Rape

Aug 08, 2014

A $40,000 bond has been set for a Dewey man who allegedly raped a 16-year old girl.  18-year old Dakotah Wayne Ruble is charged with two counts of first degree rape.  The victim told Dewey police that she attended a party on May 25th and left at 5 A.M. the next day.  According to a ... read more »