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Pepper Pleads Guilty in Owasso Shooting Incident

May 04, 2016

A Collinsville man who pleaded guilty in a fatal shooting outside an Owasso gas station has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.      The Tulsa World reports that 19-year-old Jacob Pepper was sentenced Monday. He has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of ... read more »

Osage Nation Helps Barnsdall Fund Water Plant

May 04, 2016

Osage Nation Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear presented Barnsdall Mayor Brock Moore and the Barnsdall City Council a 75 thousand dollar check on Tuesday.  The Osage Nation Congress unanimously approved the funds last month. Chief Standing Bear read from the enacting legislation.  He tol ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Seek Third Robbery Suspect

May 04, 2016

Bartlesville Police are seeking a third suspect in the robbery man.  Police Captain Jay Hastings reports the robbery occurred late Monday night, April 25th around Midnight in the 300 block of SE Santa Fe in Bartlesville. Denorvice Howard and Chris Cox have already been arrested.  Po ... read more »

The Fate of the Triangle Building

May 03, 2016

Tensions rose at the Pawhuska City Council meeting Monday night. The discussion began when new Council member Steve Holcombe made a motion to declare the iconic Triangle building a nuisance, adding that the building violates health and safety codes. However, the public and the buil ... read more »

City Staff Partners With YMCA

May 03, 2016

The Bartlesville City Council approved a management agreement with the Richard Kane YMCA for the operation of the Sooner and Frontier swimming pools.  This is the second year that the City and YMCA have partnered to make the swimming season a success.  Richard Kane YMCA CEO Robert Phill ... read more »

State Supreme Court Invalidates Liquor Petition

May 03, 2016

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has invalidated an initiative petition that would call for a statewide vote to change Oklahoma's liquor laws. The petition was struck down by the Supreme Court in a 7-1 decision Tuesday. The petition was originally filed by the Retail Liquor Association of Okla ... read more »

Mullin's Bill Would Fix VA Mental Health Problem

May 03, 2016

Second District Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin has introduced a bill that will give more veterans access to mental health care. An oversight in current law allows only mental health providers who have received a master’s degree in mental health counseling to serve in the U.S. Departm ... read more »

Claremore Man Arrested for Cattle Theft

May 03, 2016

Police arrested a Claremore man for cattle theft.  43 year-old Robert Luis Rulo, Jr. of Claremore is charged with two counts of larceny of livestock after stealing six calves from a rancher in Rogers County. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Ranchers Association Special Ranger Bart Perrier l ... read more »

Robbery Suspects Arrested

May 03, 2016

Two Bartlesville men are in custody after being arrested for allegedly attacking a man.  Washington County District Judge Curtis DeLapp held a probable cause hearing for 23-year old Chris Derrell Cox and 36-year old Denorivice Howard The Second for robbery.  Bartlesville police were cal ... read more »

Tate Boys Announce New CEO

May 03, 2016

Bartlesville-Based Tate Boys Tire & Service has named Marty Schoenthaler as it new Partner and Chief Executive Officer.  Schoenthaler comes to the company after working as Vice President and Chief Information officer at Archer Daniels Midland.  Schoenthaler gained his Masters ... read more »

Bettye Williams Receives Chamber Spirit Award

May 03, 2016

The Bartlesville Regional United Way celebrated the conclusion of its 2015 fund-raising campaign Monday night.  Theme from this year asked you to “Be the Face of Change 2015” campaign at their Annual Meeting on May 1. CEO and Executive Director Jody Burch spoke about United Way ... read more »

Bartlesville Citizens May See Water Bill Increase

May 02, 2016

An average Bartlesville utility customer could see an average of a seven dollar increase in your water bill soon.  The Bartlesville City Council approved a recommendation from city staff to increase water rates.  A few weeks ago, Administrative Director/CFO Mike Bailey presented a water ... read more »

County Reviews Drug Enforcement Policy

May 02, 2016

After a County employee failed a random drug screening, a lengthy discussion arose during the meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners Monday.   According to the County's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy, and Employee Handbook an employee who has tested positive w ... read more »

Shoplifting Leads To An Arrest

May 02, 2016

A $100,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville woman who allegedly took items from Hobby Lobby.  27-year old Cascia Danielle Stockton is charged with shoplifting, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana. According to a court affidavit, a witness from Hobby Lobby told ... read more »

Eagle Medical Transport Leaves Osage County

May 02, 2016

It is official, as of Sunday May 1, Eagle Medical Transport is no longer operating in Osage County. The announcement was made at the Monday morning meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners. Eagle Med representatives had said they would try to stay in operation through May but the ... read more »