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Thompson Faces Additional Charges

Dec 17, 2014

After being arrested at a house in Dewey Dominic Thompson of Tulsa has in addition to the two previous counts, four more counts. The four new counts are, unauthorized use of vehicle, 2 counts possession of stolen property, and possession of a firearm while being a convicted felon.   Tho ... read more »

Cost of 12 Days of Christmas

Dec 17, 2014

PNC's annual Christmas Price Index was recently released, a list of how much the items from the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” would cost. Reporter Jonathan Eastman takes a look locally at the cost. To see the cost savings by buying local, go to our website click here. A ... read more »

Opossum Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set

Dec 17, 2014

Nowata County Commissioner Tim Kilpatrick would like to invite the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony at Bridge #24 over Opossum Creek on Monday, December 22nd at 9:30 A.M.  The bridge is located on NS 413 about 3.2 miles south of the Oklahoma/Kansas line.  The project was designed by ... read more »

Pawhuska School Board to Meet

Dec 17, 2014

The Pawhuska Public School Board will meet Thursday evening at the Pawhuska Community Center. The board is conducting a research study. It is asking for input on determining a sense of the community regarding the reduction of the school week to four days from the current five days. The parents of ... read more »

Board Denies Clemancy

Dec 17, 2014

District Attorney for Osage County, Rex Duncan and former Assistant District Attorney Keith Simms attended a clemency hearing held by the Parole and Pardon Board in Oklahoma City last Friday. The hearing was held to determine clemency regarding John Mason Grant. In 1998 John Grant murdered Depart ... read more »

Pawhuska Council Hears Hospital Report

Dec 17, 2014

The Pawhuska City Council met Monday evening over a light agenda.  Pawhuska City Hospital administrator Jesi Tatum spoke to the council and provided a written report to the Council members breaking down the financial profit and loss of the hospital for the months of August and September. Ove ... read more »

Cherokees Increase Health Care Funding

Dec 17, 2014

The Cherokee Nation is increasing its funding for health care centers in its jurisdictional area.  When the tribal council decided Monday to hike its 2015 operating budget, the decision allowed the Cherokees to pump an additional 2.1 million dollars into staff jobs and operate the new Ochela ... read more »

C. J.

Dec 17, 2014

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Phillips Petroleumm, C. J. "Pete" Silas of Bartlesville died Tuesday, December 16th.  Mr. Silas was well known in the community and was deeply involved with many of its organizations.  As a businessman, Silas and his wife, The ... read more »

Nowata Man Arrested For Number Of Violations

Dec 16, 2014

A $25,000 bond has been set for 34-year old Dusty James Beaver of Nowata, who is charged with possession of a firearm in commission of a felony and indecent exposure.  Bartlesville police were called to an apartment in the 4700 block of SE Adams Blvd where a man with a gun going crazy lookin ... read more »

Ramona Woman Arrested On Forgery Charge

Dec 16, 2014

A Ramona woman is in custody for allegedly forging a check to a furniture store.  29-year old Amanda Marie Ackerson is charged with second degree forgery, identity theft, and conspiracy.  Back in July of 2014, a manager from Bob Loftis Furniture reported to Bartlesville police that a ma ... read more »

Oklahoma Blood Institute Delares a Blood Emergency

Dec 16, 2014

The Oklahoma Blood Institute has declared a blood emergency because of a statewide blood shortage.      The Oklahoman reports that the institute declared the emergency on Monday as the state's supply of donated blood fell below the amount needed for an average day. It ... read more »

Congressman Bridenstine Updates Chamber Forum

Dec 16, 2014

First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine says he expects to see the budget process work more the way it traditionally has once the next congress is seated.  Bridenstine spoke to a Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues forum Tuesday morning at the Hilton Garden Inn. Bridensti ... read more »

Dewey Reports Record High Tax Returns

Dec 15, 2014

 In its meeting Monday evening, The Dewey City Council heard more good news from its city manager. Kevin Trease was pleased to announce what hew believes to be a record for The City of Dewey, sales tax returns equaling more than 80 thousand dollars. The exact amount, $80, 225.56 represents a ... read more »

Nowata Woman Arrested For Child Endangerment

Dec 15, 2014

Washington County Special Judge John Gerkin held a probable cause hearing Monday afternoon for 34-year old Jennifer Rose Wagoner of Nowata, who was arrested for child endangerment and DUI.  According to a court affidavit, Bartlesville police were called to the intersection of Washington Blvd ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Approve Rezoning

Dec 15, 2014

The Osage County Commissioners met this morning in their regular weekly scheduled meeting. The following bids were awarded: Paper and cleaning products will be provided by U.S. Foods and trash bags by American Poly Company. Road Oil Services were awarded to Ergon and Coastal. Oil, Lube and Antifr ... read more »

Commissioners Award Bids

Dec 15, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning awarded Midwest Printing of Sapulpa the bid for printing of ballots and other non-ballot material.  The commissioners accepted all seven bids for rock upon price and availability and tabled to award a bid for a live fingerprint scanner.  Co ... read more »

Commissioners Receive Reports

Dec 15, 2014

Washington County Commissioners Monday received and approved numerous reports from county agencies. Some items of note from the meeting include the approval of the alcoholic beverage tax for the county at more than 12 thousand dollars collected and a report from the county jail reporting the numb ... read more »

Cherokee Nation attorney named as special assistant prosecutor

Dec 14, 2014

     Tribal attorneys with the Cherokee Nation and the Osage Nation have been sworn in as tribal special assistant United States attorneys to help prosecute federal cases.        Cherokee Nation Deputy Attorney General Sara Hill and Osage Nation At ... read more »

Dewey Christmas Parade

Dec 14, 2014

The parade lasted about 45 minutes and was well attended.  Float and display contest division winners are:   Commercial Division   1.  Sutterfield Financial   2.  Stone Outfitters/Jerico Tile and Carpet   Non Commercial Division   1.  Kid ... read more »

John Ford to chair Senate Education Committee

Dec 14, 2014

      Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tem Bingman has announced the appointment of chairs and vice chairs to the Senate's 16 committees.        Each committee chair and 15 of the vice chairs are Republicans, as is Bingman.    ... read more »

Police Reserves Host "Shop With a Cop"

Dec 13, 2014

Christmas is a lot nicer this year for 31 Bartlesville youngsters who took part in the Police Reserve's "Shop With a Cop" program Saturday morning.   The reserve officers received a list of names from the Department of Human Services and invited the youngsters to take part ... read more »

Police Seek Information on Spray Paint Vandals

Dec 13, 2014

Police are asking for information on a vandalism incident in Bartlesville.  Police report that someone spray painted nearly a dozen properties, including cars, homes, vans and RVs with obscene messages.  The properties were tagged with spray paint Tuesday night, including a church van a ... read more »

Representative Earl Sears to Chair Appropriations Committee

Dec 13, 2014

House Speaker Jeff Hickman has restructured the House committees and appropriation subcommittees and announced the various chairs and vice chairs.      Hickman named longtime ally Earl Sears of Bartlesville to replace Norman Rep. Scott Martin as chairman of the powerful H ... read more »

Unemployment Rates Are Down

Dec 12, 2014

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reports that all 77 Oklahoma counties saw their unemployment rates decline in October.  Osage, Nowata, and Washington Counties also saw their rates go down.  Osage County's unemployment rate for October stands at 5.2 percent, down from 5.6 ... read more »

Bartlesville FBC Presents Living Christmas Tree

Dec 12, 2014

The Living Christmas Tree, a concert featuring the combined choirs of First Baptist Church, Highland Park Baptist Church and Eastern Heights Baptist Church, is set for this weekend. A 37 foot black forest Christmas Tree will be decorated with thousands of lights, ornaments, and of course, the fac ... read more »

BPSD Coat Drive a Success

Dec 12, 2014

Bartlesville Public Schools, in conjunction with East Bartlesville Christian Church provides coats to needy students. Bartlesville schools collected coats for a month, accepting donations of new and used coats at locations across the city. In all, more than one hundred coats were collected, inclu ... read more »

Boys And Girls Club Celebrating 60 Years

Dec 12, 2014

The Boys and Girls Club of Bartlesville will soon be celebrating their 60 anniversary.  This year, the club has a increase in membership and are plans for expanding the facility.  During a recent KWON Community Connection program, Board Chairman Julie Daniels talked about the history of ... read more »

Senator Coburn Gives Farewell Address

Dec 12, 2014

Oklahoma's junior U.S. senator is retiring after 16 years in the U.S. House and Senate.  Senator Tom Coburn presented his farewell address Thursday from the floor of the senate.  He thanked family, friends, and Oklaho9ma voters for supporting him during his time in the U. S. House a ... read more »

Oklahoma's House Members Differ on Omnibus Bill

Dec 12, 2014

First-District Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted against the Omnibus spending bill passed by the U. S. House on Thursday.  Bridenstine says each member of the house could find itmes they support and items they don't support.  According to the congressman, his primary concer ... read more »

AG Pruitt Warns of IRS Scam Attempts

Dec 12, 2014

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says residents should beware of a telephone scam that is making its way across the state this holiday season. Pruitt says his office has received a number of complaints from citizens who received phone calls from someone claiming to be a representative ... read more »

Pull Over for Lights and Sirens

Dec 11, 2014

It's Christmas time and you're probably going to be doing some driving. Jonathan Eastman files this special report for those behind the wheel now and those who will be behind the wheel. A recent study shows that Oklahoman's are the worst in the country about following traffic sign ... read more »

New Nowata Gym Gets Positive Remarks

Dec 11, 2014

Last week, Nowata High School hosted the second annual Nowata Invitational Basketball Tournament at the new high school gymnasium.  It was the first time the new gym hosted high school basketball games.  Nowata High School Principal Bron Williams received some positive remarks from game ... read more »

Adair Gets New Preliminary Hearing Date

Dec 11, 2014

A Bartlesville man who is accused of stabbing two people to death has a new preliminary date.  35-year old Steven Lee Adair is charged with two counts of first degree murder.  Originally, Adair's preliminary hearing was scheduled for December 16th, but now is scheduled for January 1 ... read more »

Several Booked into Osage County Jail

Dec 11, 2014

The Osage County Sheriff's Office has reported that 57 year old Onie Frank Chambers of Tulsa was booked into the County Jail on Wednesday for failure to register as a sex offender relating back to a felony offense in 1997.  Additional charges included public intoxication along with assau ... read more »

Jane Phillips Medical Center names Brasel as CFO

Dec 11, 2014

Jane Phillips Medical Center has named a new chief financial officer. James Brasel succeeds longtime CFO Mike Moore who began serving a president/chief operating officer in October.   It’s Brasel’s second tour of duty at the hospital. From 2001-2007, he served as the regiona ... read more »

Inhofe Family Files Suit Against Aircraft Manufacturer

Dec 11, 2014

The family of a U.S. senator's son who was killed in a plane crash is suing the aircraft's manufacturers.      A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Tulsa County District Court claims the November 2013 crash that killed 51-year-old Perry Dyson Inhofe the Second, was due to m ... read more »

U. S. Attorney Adds Tribal Prosecutors to Staff

Dec 11, 2014

Two tribal special prosecutors have joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tulsa to prosecute crimes in Indian Country.      U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. says Jeff Jones, attorney general of the Osage Nation, and Sarah Hill, deputy attorney general of the Cheroke ... read more »

Tuxedo Lions Club Christmas Tradition

Dec 10, 2014

Support the community and buy a Christmas tree -- two things you can do at the same time. All you have to do is drive to the Tuxedo Lions Club. The club’s annual Christmas Tree fund-raiser has been going on for more than 50 years! As a volunteer at the Lions Club for more than a decade, ... read more »

Two Bartlesville Women Arrested For Burglary

Dec 10, 2014

Two Bartlesville women were arrested for allegedly breaking into a car and a home.  32-year old Laura Elena Ramirez and 29-year Arlene Chamorro are charged with first degree burglary and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  A witness called Bartlesville police about hearing sho ... read more »

Congressman Bridenstine Co-Sponsors Spending Amendment

Dec 10, 2014

First-District Congressman Jim Bridenstine has signed-on as one of several cosponsors of a proposed amendment to the omnibus Federal appropriations bill that will be considered this week.  The proposed amendment would prohibit the use of any funds or fees from being used to execute what the ... read more »

AG Pruit Joins Immigration Suit

Dec 10, 2014

Attorney General Scott Pruitt is adding Oklahoma to the list of 20 states suing President Barack Obama over his executive action to spare from deportation nearly 5 million people living in the U.S. illegally.      Pruitt announced Tuesday that Oklahoma would join the mult ... read more »

No Injuries in a 2-vehicle Accident

Dec 10, 2014

A late Tuesday afternoon crash occurred at the intersection of U. S. highway 75 and W. 1200 road. A silver 4-door car pulled out in front of a brown truck pulling a trailer. The driver of the truck tried to dodge the silver car but could not get out of the way in time. According to witnesses ... read more »

Crime Stoppers Seek Info on Nowata Break-ins

Dec 09, 2014

Crime Stoppers needs your help to solve a series of vehicle break-ins in Nowata where firearms, cash, and other items of value were taken.  According to police officer “Chip” Mitchell, some time over the last couple of weeks someone broke into vehicles and ransacked the interior ... read more »

Spirit AeroSystems Announces Transfer

Dec 09, 2014

Spirit AeroSystems President and Chief Executive Officer, Larry Lawson says the Triumph Group emerged as the preferred owner of the Gulfstream wing programs following a rigorous bid process, and the deal offers compelling positives for both companies. Current Gulfstream workers will be offere ... read more »

School Board Tables Building As Surplus Property

Dec 08, 2014

The Nowata School Board Monday evening tabled to declare the old middle school building as surplus property.  Currently, the Nowata Boys and Girls Club use the building for their activities.  Board member Frank Wallace recommended to table the item to give representatives of the Boys an ... read more »

Artherton Faces Eluding Charge

Dec 08, 2014

A $40,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly ran away from officers.  21-year old Nicholas Eugene Artherton is charged with domestic abuse assault and battery, eluding a police officer, and drug paraphernalia.  Bartlesville police were called to a home in the 4700 bl ... read more »

Osage County Commissioner's Meet

Dec 08, 2014

The Osage County Board of Commissioners met to take action on several agenda items Monday morning. Jimmy Seago was appointed to the Indian Nation Council Of Governments Board, to represent cities and towns within Osage County.  In other action, the board received several bids for services to ... read more »

Commissioners Award Bid

Dec 08, 2014

Washington County Commissioners awarded a bid Monday and approved some new business. After approving the sale of a crane and asphalt distributor the commissioners moved to a bid opening. The commission received one bid for bridge erection at road EW 3900 and NS 4010. The winning bid came from The ... read more »

Commissioners Set 2015 Holiday Schedule

Dec 08, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning approved the 2015 holiday schedule.  The schedule includes 15 days off for county employees.  The commissioners approved the request for early payroll for December and approved to cancel the commissioners meeting on December 22nd because of ... read more »

Nowata County School Board Filings

Dec 08, 2014

There will be one Nowata County school board election scheduled for February 10th, 2015.  South Coffeyville Seat Number 5 will have a contested election between Michael Finney and Stephanie Oldham.  Eric Epperson was the only person filed for the Oklahoma Union School Board Seat Number ... read more »

Nowata County Commissioners Meet On Monday

Dec 07, 2014

Several items are on tap for Monday's Nowata County Commissioners meeting.  According to the agenda, the commissioners will take action to approve the holiday schedule for 2015, a request for early payroll for this month, and a request to cancel the December 22nd meeting.  Monday mo ... read more »

Assembly of States Legislatures

Dec 07, 2014

 State Senator Rob Standridge has been chosen to represent Republicans in the Oklahoma Senate at The Assembly of State Legislature's meeting in Washington, D.C.        Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman appointed Standridge to attend the meeting.   ... read more »

A Parade Proposal

Dec 06, 2014

Is there anything better than a parade? How about a proposal at a parade? Mike Roberts had that idea. After the third float passed, the whole parade stopped for a while as a team of friends, dressed in season's color, danced to Bruno Mars's song "Just the Way You Are". The fun, ... read more »

Bartlesville Lights Up with Parade

Dec 06, 2014

December is the time for cold weather, cocoa, and parades. Even if the temperatures were not low, neither was the turn out. 5:30 marked the start of the Annual Bartlesville Christmas Parade Saturday night. Starting the parade were the men and women of the local law enforcement as well as the ... read more »

Local Philanthropist Passes

Dec 05, 2014

Local philanthropist and champion of education Barry Lowe passed away Thursday at the age of 69. Lowe worked in the engineering department at Phillips Petroleum and served on the Bartlesville School Board form 2001 to 2010, serving a president from 2004 to 2008. In 2006, Lowe and his wife sta ... read more »

City Officials Watching Budget

Dec 05, 2014

Earlier this week, a new Bartlesville City Council was sworn into office and one of the main items they will be watching is the City's Budget.  Now that the Christmas shopping season is in full force, city officials are urging citizens to shop in Bartlesville this Christmas.  The Ci ... read more »

Brown Waives Preliminary Hearing

Dec 05, 2014

A Bartlesville man who allegedly tried to escape from the Washington County Jail back in September has waived preliminary hearing and is bound over for formal arraignment.  Brandon Scott Brown is charged with attempt to escape.  According to a court affidavit, a security camera in the W ... read more »

Bixby is a Gigabit City

Dec 05, 2014

Technology upgrades have put the City of Bixby on the national internet map.  Bixby is one of a handful of cities that has gigabit -- or 1,000 Megabit internet connectivity for residential use.  The Bixby area has roughly 4,600 homes served by BTC Broadband's fiber-optic lines.  ... read more »

Dewey Police Apprehend Owasso Thief

Dec 05, 2014

Two warrants led to an arrest Wednesday afternoon. When Dewey officers approached a home to serve two warrants, for false impersonation and use of a forged credit card, to Dominic Thompson they came across a stolen vehicle and eight bags containing stolen cell phones plus laptops among other ... read more »

Osage Nation Seeks Injunction

Dec 05, 2014

Federal authorities are seeking an immediate halt to wind farm development in Osage County.      The Osage Nation has long opposed the Osage Wind project and said that the U.S. government's lawsuit against it wouldn't stop construction in time.   &n ... read more »

Bartlesville Senior Attends D.C. Event

Dec 05, 2014

Bartlesville High School senior Ashlee Fox met with Vice-President Joe Biden Wednesday morning and sat in with tribal chiefs from across the country.  The 17 year-old traveled to the nation's capitol this week representing the Cherokee Nation as a youth ambassador for the 6th Annual Whit ... read more »

OK Mozart Adding New Venue

Dec 04, 2014

OK Mozart, the annual tradition is looking to add to its performance spaces. The Aurora Building shares a block in Downtown Bartlesville with the Rogers State University campus. From the outside, it is difficult to tell if any thing is going on in the building, but a change is occurring. OK Mozar ... read more »

Sanchez Waives Preliminary Hearing

Dec 04, 2014

A Colorado man facing drug and other violations has waived preliminary hearing and is bind over for formal arraignment.  Jacob Anthony Sanchez is charged with possession of marijuana and methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of paraphernalia, driv ... read more »