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Commissioners Award Demolition Bid

Jul 28, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning awarded the demolition and removal of storage building bid to Christman Demolition for $5,000.  The company was the lowest bid.  Three other vendors submitted bids for the demolition of the old Star Building.  Commissioners approved to ... read more »

Pawhuska Landowner Gives Group Multiple Buildings

Jul 28, 2014

Pawhuska resident Bruce Smith recently donated three separate buildings to the Pawhuska Ministerial Alliance to help accommodate several programs done through the organization. One of the programs includes the Nutrition Every Week Backpack program for local students, and Christ’s Cupboa ... read more »

Police Seek U-Haul Information

Jul 28, 2014

Bartlesville police are looking at the possible role played by a U-Haul truck they found on video to the theft of wheels and tires at Patriot GMC earlier this month.  Speaking on a KWON City Matters program, Chief of Police Tom Holland said police suspect the U-Haul was used to transport 47- ... read more »

Commissioners Approve Sale Of Tax Properties

Jul 28, 2014

The Osage County Commissioners met Monday morning for their last regularly scheduled business meeting of the month. The started off the meeting by approving the sale of tax property for lots 5 and 6 in Pawhuska. Then, the commissioners approved and signed the schedule of federal expenditu ... read more »

Nowata County Accident Injures ATV driver

Jul 28, 2014

An ATV accident Saturday night injured a Welch woman and sent her to the hospital.  According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, 44 year-old Heidi Cranor was driving a 2007 ATV northbound on a private drive 3 and a half miles south of Nowata along County Road 2700, just east of U. S. 169. ... read more »

County Commissioners to Hear Presentation

Jul 28, 2014

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will take action  on a schedule of Federal Awards for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 this morning.  The board will also declare firearms equipment owned by the sheriff’s office as surplus and hear a presentation from IT Systems Coordinator ... read more »

Washington County Active Shooter Drill

Jul 27, 2014

The Washington Park Mall Sunday hosted its second active shooter drill in conjunction with  Washington County Emergency Management, Bartlesville Police, Fire and EMS, and the Washington County Fire Department. Washington County Emergency Manager Kary Cox describes the exercise as a scenario ... read more »

Execution Options

Jul 27, 2014

A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there's a foolproof way to humanely kill condemned criminals.        Death penalty opponents say it shouldn't be done. But many supporters don't believe that so ... read more »

Flu Season Preparation

Jul 27, 2014

After a record-breaking 63 people died as a result of the flu during the 2013-14 flu season, Oklahoma health officials preparing for the coming season say educating the public is key to reducing both the deaths and the number of people who contract the virus.        O ... read more »

Bring Your Device to School

Jul 26, 2014

Bartlesville Public Schools will roll out a program called "Bring Your Own Device: on the first day of school, August 12th. The program has taken off at schools throughout the country but the program at Bartlesville High School will be the first of its kind here.  Community Relation ... read more »

Tire Theft Person of Interest Identified

Jul 26, 2014

The U. S. Marshall's Service says a man arrested in Minneapolis has been identified as a person of interest in a series of thefts of wheels and tires at GMC dealerships in Bartlesville, Broken Arrow, and Ft. Smith.  The Marshalls have identified Brandon Jones in connection with an incide ... read more »

Osage County Accident Injures Driver

Jul 26, 2014

A Hominy man is in a Tulsa hospital in critical condition after he was injured in an Osage County accident Friday morning.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 32 year-old Joseph Morrill of Hominy was driving a pickup eastbound on County Road 2350 near Cleveland just before 1030.  ... read more »

Coburn Cancels Local Town Hall

Jul 26, 2014

Senator Tom Coburn’s Town Hall meeting that had been announced to be held on Tuesday, August 12th has been cancelled.  According to information from the senator's office, he cancelled the town hall so that he would not conflict with the chamber forum featuring Phillips 66 Chief Exe ... read more »

Radio Auction at Washington County Fairgrounds

Jul 25, 2014

Bartlesville Radio is hosting its 17th annual auction Saturday at the Washington County Fairgrounds. As always, items from local stores ranging from gift certificates for golfing and food at local restaurants to tickets to Branson shows will be up for auction. Other items include pool supplies, j ... read more »

Nowata Man Faces Child Abuse Charges

Jul 25, 2014

A Nowata man is in police custody after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 2 year old. Kristopher Ray Stanley was arrested Wednesday after it was discovered that the child he was babysitting had injuries to its rear, genitals, head, face, and neck.   The parents of the child left it with Stan ... read more »

Sheriff Silver Accepts Seized Car

Jul 25, 2014

Director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Darrell Weaver handed Sheriff Rick Silver the keys to a car that was seized as a result of drug activity.  Weaver says the state program puts assets in the hands of law enforcement agencies that may not have the budget to buy ... read more »

Pawhuska Church To Give Local Students School Supplies

Jul 25, 2014

On Thursday, August 7, and Friday, August 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., students in the Pawhuska school district can stop by the Pawhuska United Methodist Church for free school supplies. They are going to be available at the church’s family life center, and they will be set up for all grad ... read more »

Scarlett Arrested for Burglary and Firearms

Jul 25, 2014

A Bartlesville man is in jail on a 50 thousand dollar bond for breaking into an apartment and stealing some guns. Joel Aaron Scarlett was arraigned Thursday in Washington County District Court facing charges of burglary, driving on a suspended license, possessing stolen property and possessing a ... read more »

School Funding Gets a Boost

Jul 24, 2014

Oklahoma schools are receiving their allocation for the new fiscal year, and districts are receiving an increase of about $38 per student.      The state Department of Education announced Wednesday it has released its allocations to school districts for the 2015 fiscal ye ... read more »

Coburn schedules town hall

Jul 24, 2014

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. has announced he be in Bartlesville as part of his final series of town hall meetings in the state before resigning from the U.S. Senate at the end of the current Congress.  According to Coburn, one of the highlights of serving as a U.S. Senator for Oklahoma is ... read more »

Accident in Bartlesville

Jul 24, 2014

One man is dead after an accident involving a brush hog. Two men were mowing a field underneath electric wires Thursday morning when the mowing attachment became tangled in a guy wire. One of the men attempted to move the guy wire free from the mower when it became electrified. Both Bartlesville ... read more »

Pawhuska To Receive Funds For Streetscape Projects

Jul 24, 2014

Funding has now become available for the first phase of Pawhuska’s Streetscape beautification in downtown. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has approved a $476,000 grant for the project after the application was first sent out almost three years ago. According to the City o ... read more »

Pawhuska City Attorney Due In Court Over DUI Incident

Jul 24, 2014

On Wednesday, the Pawhuska city attorney, Jesse J. Worten III, was to appear in Municipal Court over his driving while under the influence of alcohol citation. This comes after last week’s release of a video and police report of an incident that happened back on July 3 following an acci ... read more »

Pawhuska Car Accident Sends Five To Hospital

Jul 23, 2014

Four people were injured with two being lifeflighted to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa after a car versus truck collision in Pawhuska Wednesday morning. According to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, it happened around 10 a.m. on SH11 on county road 2518 approximately 1.7 miles south o ... read more »

Gorman Optimistic About Sales Tax

Jul 23, 2014

Bartlesville Mayor Tom Gorman is cautiously optimistic when he talks about the July sales tax check from the Oklahoma Tax Commission.  Gorman commented on a KWON Community Connection that while Bartlesville is up by 10 percent when compared with the same month last year, he doesn’t see ... read more »

Brown in More Trouble

Jul 23, 2014

A man already in jail for alleged domestic abuse found himself in more trouble Wednesday during his arraignment in Washington County District Court. 22 year old Brandon Brown appeared via closed circuit television before Special Judge Kyra Williams for formal arraignment on charges stemming from ... read more »

Ratliff and Smith Arrainged

Jul 23, 2014

Two Dewey residents were arraigned before Special Judge Kyra Williams Wednesday on various drug violations. 52 year old Bradley Wade Smith and 57 year old Betty Louise Ratliff both appeared before Special Judge Williams, Smith on charges of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and int ... read more »

Grant Applications Being Accepted for Osage County

Jul 23, 2014

Osage Nation officials are currently in the process of accepting applications for several grants that would provide funding for emergency services equipment that would be used throughout Osage County. The grants are known as the Targeted Services Grants and will help with services including f ... read more »

Cummins Picked Up On Protective Order Violation

Jul 22, 2014

A probable cause hearing took place Tuesday afternoon for Brad L. Cummins, who was arrested on a protective order violation.  Bartlesville police were called on a possible disturbance at a home in the 200 block of NW Cass.  According to a court affidavit, Cummins' dad told the polic ... read more »

'Singspiration!' Event To Be Held Sunday In Pawhuska

Jul 22, 2014

This Sunday, July 27th the Pawhuska Ministerial Alliance will be holding their ‘Singspiration!’ community fundraiser event that is held each year. It will be taking place at the First Presbyterian Church in Pawhuska starting at 6:30 p.m. with various types of Christian music being ... read more »

Pawhuska Man Injured Following Rollover Accident

Jul 22, 2014

On Saturday, July the 19th, 29-year-old Peter Bighorse of Pawhuska was injured when his truck overturned near the intersection of Grandview Drive and 15th street in Pawhuska. He was traveling southbound on Grandview when he approached 15th street and attempted to make a left hand turn. & ... read more »

Pawhuska City Manager Keeps Position Amidst Controversy

Jul 21, 2014

The Pawhuska City Council met Monday evening to discuss several items on their latest agenda, including an executive session to discuss the job performance of City Manager Paul McAlexander, and it appears he will remain in that position for the foreseeable future. The executive session was no ... read more »

City Council Hears Park Plan Presentation

Jul 21, 2014

The Bartlesville City Council spent most of Monday night's meeting hearing presentations on the history and development of previous park studies and park development master plans approved by previous city councils.  Interim Park and Recreation Director Lisa Beeman went over park plans da ... read more »

Bartlesville Cowgirl Wins 2014 Cavalcade Queen

Jul 21, 2014

Bartlesville’s own Taylor White was named the 2014-2015 Cavalcade Queen on Sunday in what was the closest finish in the history of the “world’s largest amateur rodeo” event. Before Sunday’s conclusion, White was in first place along with Ponca City’s Lauren ... read more »

Morrison Arrested On Assault Charges

Jul 21, 2014

A Dallas man is in custody after he allegedly attacked a nurse with a wrench.  51-year old Alan James Morrison is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, destroying private property, and assault and battery.  Bartlesville police were called to the Adams Park Rehab cent ... read more »

Howard Arrested On Marijuana Charge

Jul 21, 2014

A $25,000 bond has been set for 34-year old Denorvice Howard The Second, who is charged with possession of marijuana.  Bartlesville police was on patrol Sunday afternoon when they saw a man lying on the ground next to an utility box at the intersection of Hensley and Santa Fe.  Accordin ... read more »

Commissioners To Apply For REAP Grant

Jul 21, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning approved a resolution to apply for a $40,000 Rural Economic Action Plan Grant in District Three.  The funds will be used to develop a strip mall in South Coffeyville.  Commissioner Tim Kilpatrick explained what work needs to be done.  ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Reject Social Media Bids

Jul 21, 2014

The Osage County commissioners met Monday morning to discuss and take possible action on several new items on their agenda. One of the first items on the agenda to be discussed was whether or not they would approve a bid for the new Osage Tourism Social Media Program. The commissioners re ... read more »

Governor Fallin Asks the Federal Government to Keep Ft. Sill Promises

Jul 21, 2014

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin called on the Obama Administration over the weekend to keep its promise to the people of Oklahoma and close the facility housing illegal immigrant minors at Fort Sill after its 120 day lease.  The facility began housing illegal immigrant minors on June 13. At th ... read more »

Trucks Found Without Wheels

Jul 21, 2014

Someone took 49 wheels off of 19 trucks at an auto dealership over the weekend.  Bartlesville Police Chief Tom Holland says trucks at Patriot Auto were found up on concrete blocks on Sunday.  Police say the investigation into the incident continues.  If you have information on the ... read more »

Oklahoma Parks

Jul 20, 2014

A new report from the National Parks Service shows that more than 1 million people visited Oklahoma's national parks in 2013 and spent $17.2 million.        Oklahoma has three national parks: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Chickasaw National Recreatio ... read more »

Unemployment Report

Jul 20, 2014

The Oklahoma unemployment rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.5 percent in June.        The figures released Friday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission show that while the number of Oklahomans without a job decreased, so too did the number of ... read more »

Absentee Voting

Jul 20, 2014

Yvonne House, Secretary of the Washington County Election Board, says that voters in Washington County have until 5:00 pm, Wednesday, August 20, to apply for absentee ballots for the August 26 Runoff Primary Election.   House urges voters who want to vote absentee to apply early.  A ... read more »

City Council To Consider TIF District

Jul 20, 2014

Several items are on tap for Monday's Bartlesville City Council meeting.  According to the agenda, a public hearing will take place to provide an opportunity for public comment regarding a proposal for the creation of Increment District number nine.  After the public hearing, the ci ... read more »

Washington County Accident Kills One

Jul 19, 2014

A Mounds man died in an accident just before 6:30 Saturday morning in Washington County.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports a semi driven by a Mississippi man was leaving a parking lot 2.3 miles north of Ramona on U.S. 70 to go southbound on the highway.  A car driven by 39 year-old J ... read more »

Bartlesville's Poly Cart Program Going Well

Jul 19, 2014

The City of Bartlesville has implemented the poly cart program for over a year and things have been going well.  During a recent City Matters Program on KWON, Public Works Director Keith Henry gave an update on the poly cart program.  You can hear more from Henry on our website at bartl ... read more »

Young Drug Charges Filed

Jul 18, 2014

Drug charges have been filed for a Bartlesville man who was arrested earlier this week on a drug bust.  36-year old Edwin Clinton Young The Second is charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, possession of firearms during commission of ... read more »

Gibson Arrested For Failure To Register

Jul 18, 2014

A homeless Bartlesville man who was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender has been arrested.  52-year old Gary Lee Gipson appeared in Washington County District Court on the arraignment docket Friday afternoon and charged with the crime.  Bartlesville police was looking for G ... read more »

Poll: Regulate Wind Power in OK

Jul 18, 2014

More than two thirds of Oklahomans think that there isn't enough regulation concerning wind power in the state. According to results from soonerpoll.com, 68% of those polled believe that there should be more regulation to ensure that turbines are properly maintained in order to avoid possible ... read more »

Popular Osage Ballet Set For Comeback

Jul 18, 2014

The Osage Ballet known as “Wahzhazhe” is set to be coming back with two additional performances at two Oklahoma venues including Miami and Skiatook. Happening at the Skiatook High School on July 18, 19, and 20, the show will have three separate performances with one going on each ... read more »

Casino To Be Built At South Coffeyville

Jul 18, 2014

The principal chief of the Cherokee Nation says the tribe will soon begin work on a new casino in northern Oklahoma near the border with Kansas.  Principal Chief Bill John Baker says the new casino in South Coffeyville will create about 100 jobs in the area. Groundbreaking on the casino is e ... read more »

Appeals Court Rules on Gay Marriage

Jul 18, 2014

A federal appeals court has ruled for the second time that states cannot prevent gay people from getting married.        A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Friday has found a ban on same-sex marriage in Oklahoma violates the U.S ... read more »

NTSB Reports on Collinsville Plane Crash

Jul 18, 2014

A National Transportation Safety Board report on an Oklahoma plane crash that killed two Kansas men says a part of the aircraft was found more than a mile from the crash site.      The April 7, 2013, crash killed retired gynecologist Ronald Marshall of Manhattan, Kansas, ... read more »

Congressman Mullin Applauds Limiting EPA Overreach

Jul 18, 2014

Second District Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, applauded the Committee for approving several bills aimed at reining in the Environmental Protection Agency's authority, providing regulatory certainty, and maintaining a ... read more »

Oklahoma Consumers Positive, but Not As Much As Others

Jul 18, 2014

  Oklahoma consumers are more positive when it comes to their views on the economy when compared to those in neighboring states of Arkansas and Missouri.   In a survey sponsored by Arvest Bank, all three trailed the national consumer sentiment index for June as reported by Thom ... read more »

RSU to Offer Advanced Degrees

Jul 17, 2014

Rogers State University will begin offering its first graduate program this fall when up to 20 students begin work on a master of business administration degree.      Professor Bert Tollison says enrollment for the new MBA program will be capped at 20 students. Tollison t ... read more »

Mid-High Camp Set

Jul 17, 2014

The Bartlesville High School music department will host the eighth annual Bruin Camp for incoming freshman Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 5 at Bartlesville Mid-High School.  The camp is open to all incoming Bartlesville Mid-High School ninth graders.  The annual program allows students to ... read more »

Bond Set for Bartlesville Man

Jul 17, 2014

A $500,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who was arrested on a drug bust.  36-year old Edwin Clinton Young The Second has been arrested for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firea ... read more »

Night of Champions Event Set for Pawhuska Huskies

Jul 17, 2014

The Pawhuska Huskies will be holding the second annual “Night of Champions” event on the evening of Tuesday,  July 22 at the Ormand Beach Memorial Stadium. The event was held last year as a celebration to wrap up the summer football training program for the junior high and hi ... read more »

Video Allegedly Shows Drunken Pawhuska City Attorney

Jul 17, 2014

Video has surfaced allegedly showing the Pawhuska city manager telling a police officer not to arrest a man for drunk driving who also turned out to be the city attorney. 
 
 The video has since gone viral throughout the Osage County community. The officer who made the st ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Meth

Jul 16, 2014

A Bartlesville man was taken to custody after having illegal drugs in his home.  49-year old Robert Wayne Grayson, Jr. is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bartlesville police were called to a home in the 400 block of West 9th Street where ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Failure To Register

Jul 16, 2014

A Bartlesville man has been arrested for allegedly not registering as ordered.  50-year old Richard Joseph Wright is charged with failure to register as a sex offender.  On July 4th, the suspect told Bartlesville police that he was homeless, but would be staying at Motel 6 located in th ... read more »

Medical Marijuana Advocates in Bartlesville

Jul 16, 2014

A group called Oklahomans For Health was in Bartlesville Wednesday to get signatures for a petition to make Medical Marijuana legal in the state of Oklahoma.  The ballot item would ask that applicants who have a disease that can be treated by marijuana for a list of specific conditions be al ... read more »

Highway 75 Accident

Jul 16, 2014

Two lanes of Highway 75 were closed for about an hour Wednesday afternoon just south of Bartlesville due to a multiple vehicle accident. According to an officer on the scene, one vehicle was waiting to turn west onto Rice Creek Road while a second vehicle was waiting to turn onto highway 75. The ... read more »

Former Independence, KS Chief of Police Sentenced

Jul 16, 2014

Ken Parker, former Independence, Kansas Police Chief, was formally sentenced in Montgomery County District Court Tuesday as part of a plea agreement with the County Attorney's office. According to KOAM-TV Parker was charged in January with perjury, official misconduct, misuse of public fu ... read more »

Crime Stoppers Tip Nets Drugs and Guns

Jul 16, 2014

The Bartlesville Police Department's Special Operations team and members of the Washington County Sheriff's office served a search warrant early Wednesday morning on a home located in the 1000 block of SE Macklyn. Police Investigators and Task Force members performed surveillance on the r ... read more »

Bartlesville Auto Burglaries on the Rise

Jul 16, 2014

Bartlesville police have seen an increase in auto burglaries over the last couple of weeks.  Chief of Police Tom Holland says many times when police catch the burglars they end up being high school students who walk around after dark checking for unlocked cars. Holland says you can take ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Found In Comtempt

Jul 15, 2014

A Bartlesville woman is in custody for allegedly attacking an officer.  23-year old Lindsey Anne Silver is charged with assault and battery on an officer.  According to a court affidavit, while being processed to go to jail, Silver became uncooperative with the Washington County Sheriff ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Arrested For Threats To Kill

Jul 15, 2014

A Bartlesville woman has been arrested for allegedly threaten to kill two people.  26-year old Shannon Leigh Maddox is charged with assault and battery on a police officer, two counts of threaten to perform an act of violence, resisting an officer, and escape from an arrest.  Bartlesvil ... read more »

Crime Stoppers Seeks Sex Offender

Jul 15, 2014

Bartlesville Crime Stoppers needs your help to locate a convicted sex offender.  52 year-old  Gary Lee Gipson was released from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections wearing an ankle monitor.  According to information from the Bartlesville Police Department, Gipson cut the monitor ... read more »

Topping Out Celebration

Jul 15, 2014

The Cherokee Nation celebrated a milestone Tuesday with the topping out celebration at the Cooweescoowee Health Center in Ochelata. The ceremony celebrates the placement of the final piece of steel on the building. Decked out with the US flag and the Cherokee Nation Flag as well as a ceder tree a ... read more »

Osage Hills Hiking Club to Hold July Hike

Jul 15, 2014

The Osage Hills Hiking Club will be holding a “July New Moon Day” hike on Saturday, July 26th at Osage Hills State Park. The hike will be sponsored by the Osage Hills Hiking Club in collaboration with the management and staff at the park, and it’s open to the public. Registr ... read more »

Voter Registration Deadline is August 1, 2014

Jul 15, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the August 26 Democratic Runoff Primary Election, Osage County Board Secretary Andrea Conner said today. Conner said that persons who are United States citizens, resident of Oklahoma, and ... read more »

Ochelata Man Arrested On A Warrant

Jul 14, 2014

An Ochelata man was arrested on a warrant for allegedly attacking his girlfriend.  24-year old Gary Wayne Nichols, Jr. is charged with domestic assault and battery by strangulation, and domestic abuse assault and battery.  Back in March of 2014, Bartlesville police were called to invest ... read more »