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Willoughby Arrested On Rape Charge

May 27, 2015

Washington County deputies arrested 46-year old David Wayne Willoughby on a first degree rape and lewd molestation charge.  According to information form Sheriff Rick Silver, deputies were told on Sunday of an incident involving sexual abuse of a child under the age of ten.  A concerned ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Arrested For Stabbing Husband

May 27, 2015

A $100,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville woman who allegedly stabbed her husband.  43-year old Beth Ann Gibson is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  Bartlesville police were called to a home at 208 N.W. Rogers to investigate a disturbance.  When offic ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill

May 27, 2015

A Bartlesville man is in custody after he allegedly threaten to kill people.  20-year old James Robert Love, Jr. is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and threaten to perform an act of violence. Bartlesville police were called to the 500 block of Highland Drive where about fou ... read more »

Bourbon Virus Discovered in Payne County

May 27, 2015

A Payne County resident tested positive this month for a new tick borne illness called Bourbon virus. The first case of Bourbon virus in the U.S was discovered in Bourbon County, Kansas back in February. The Oklahoma State Department of Health says this is the first case in Oklahoma and becau ... read more »

KRIG Country Showdown Advances to Semi Finals

May 27, 2015

The KRIG Country Showdown Preliminaries were a success and contestants are now preparing for the Semi Finals. The first Semi Final will be held June 6 at Ahava Cafe in Dewey and will feature Allie Baker, Rachael Blakenship, Adam Bulleigh, Hailey Hanmer, and Josie Zepeda. Other contestants wil ... read more »

Memorial Service Scheduled for Claremore Firefighter

May 27, 2015

A memorial service has been scheduled for Claremore Fire Department Captain Jason Farley on Saturday at 2 P.M.  Fellow firefighters are standing watch 24 hours a day at the Rice Funeral Home through Saturday.  Visitation for Farley is taking place at the funeral home, located at 631 E. ... read more »

Bartlesville Regional United Way Working to Get Women Involved

May 27, 2015

The Bartlesville Regional United Way is working to mobilize women to create social change in the community. The Women's Leadership Council was created about six months ago. Chair Leonelle Hill said they have a great advisory board with new programs and initiatives, with a focus on education. ... read more »

Funding Approved for Bartlesville Convention and Visitor's Bureau

May 27, 2015

The Bartlesville Convention and Visitor's Bureau's main purpose is to bring visitors to town and promote their events. Funding is needed to do this and Executive Director Maria Gus said some of the funding comes from the Bartlesville Development Authority. The BDA authorized $310-thou ... read more »

In Place Hazard Mitigation Plan Necessary for FEMA Assistance

May 27, 2015

Severe weather during the month of May has caused a state of emergency in all 77 counties in the state of Oklahoma. Three counties in the Oklahoma City area, Cleveland, Grady and Oklahoma, have received approval from FEMA for disaster assistance. The Oklahoma State Standard Hazard Mitigation Plan ... read more »

Bartlesville Development Authority to Discuss Budget Allocations

May 26, 2015

The fiscal year budget, allocations and contract renewals are on the agenda for the Bartlesville Development Authority monthly meeting, taking place Wednesday morning. Visitor's Inc will make a presentation of the 2015 performance and budget request for fiscal year 2016 with an operations app ... read more »

Witherow Drug Charges Filed

May 26, 2015

Drug charges were filed in Washington County District Court against a Bartlesville man who was arrested last week on a search warrant.  64-year old Bruce Esley Witherow is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.  Bartlesville police, agents from ... read more »

Commissioners Table Sales Tax Plan

May 26, 2015

The Nowata County Commissioners Tuesday morning tabled the sales tax plan for fiscal year 2016.  County Clerk Amber Wishall told the commissioners that the final numbers will be available at next week's meeting.  The commissioners also tabled awarding a bid for a 2010 or newer 10-wh ... read more »

4-H Presents Summer Schedule and New AG Educator

May 26, 2015

It was business as usual at the Tuesday meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners, the meeting was rescheduled for Tuesday this week for the observation of Memorial Day.   This week the Commissioners met to award several bids, sign contracts and hear from the OSU Ext ... read more »

Antique Tractor Power Association Show on Saturday

May 26, 2015

A Trail Drive of antique tractors will make their way up Highway 75 on Thursday, from the Dewey Fairgrounds at 10 A.M. Caney Valley Antique Power Association President Don Clifford said that's when the fun begins. The 22nd Annual Tractor, Flea Market, Tractor Pull & Engine Show Pionee ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners Approve Juvenile Detention Agreements

May 26, 2015

Annual agreements relating to juvenile detention between the Washington County Board of Commissioners and several different county and one state agency were approved and signed during a Tuesday morning meeting. Muskogee Youths Services, the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau/Detention Home and the Crai ... read more »