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Morrison Sentencing Date Set

Jul 27, 2016

A Ramona man who is accused of attacking a 17-year old boy in September of 2015 has waived jury trial, plead guilty, and is scheduled to be sentenced.  Charlie Chester Morrison The Second is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm after a former felo ... read more »

Robertson Waive Jury Trial

Jul 27, 2016

A Bartlesville man facing a manslaughter charge from an incident that took place on July 1st, 2014 has waived jury trial, pled guilty, and is scheduled to be sentenced.  Brian James Robertson charge was amended from first degree manslaughter to negligent homicide.  Oklahoma Highway ... read more »

Garcia Sentenced in Kansas for Oklahoma Crimes

Jul 27, 2016

A man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for 31 years for crimes he committed in Kansas while fleeing from Oklahoma. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says Alejandro Arturo Garcia was sentenced Tuesday for attempted capital murder and other crimes. Authorities allege he and ... read more »

Nowata County Deputies to be Honored

Jul 27, 2016

Two Nowata County deputies will receive the Medal of Valor on Thursday.  Sheriff Rick Miller says Deputy Jeff Grissom and Major William Tate received word on May 28th of last year of a pursuit northbound on U. S. 169 in Rogers County involving a black Tahoe followed by an Oologah and Talala ... read more »

Bartlesville City Council Candiates Can File Next Month

Jul 27, 2016

Candidates for Bartlesville City Council will file their declaration of candidacy in a little more than a week.  Washington County Election Board Secretary, Yvonne House says the filing period opens at 8 o'clock the morning of Monday, August 8th.  The 3-day filing period closes at 5 ... read more »

Top 15 Fugitive

Jul 26, 2016

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ Inspector General’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Agents have apprehended one of the department’s top 15 fugitives. James Dean was apprehended on Monday. Dean was serving time for possession of a firearm, and walked away from the Tulsa Tran ... read more »

More Information Of Shimko Murder Case

Jul 26, 2016

There's more information about last Wednesday morning's murder case in Dewey.  On Monday afternoon, Donald Wayne Shimko The Third appeared in a Washington County Courtroom and was charged with first degree murder in the death of Shimko's grandmother Alvita Shimko. According ... read more »

Pack The Backpacks Draws Near

Jul 26, 2016

The Washington County School Supply Drive is preparing to “Pack the Backpacks” on Monday, August 8th at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Students from Bartlesville, Dewey, Caney Valley, Copan, Osage Hills, and Bowring will be able to pickup a backpack filled with supplies personalized ... read more »

Tom Gorman Announces Intent to Run for Office

Jul 26, 2016

Bartlesville Mayor Tom Gorman says he intends to run for re-election.  Gorman made the announcement Tuesday.  Gorman says if he wins election in November and if the city council is inclined to re-appoint him as mayor he would be willing to serve in the office. Gorman says he has bee ... read more »

Commissioner Jackson Resigns

Jul 26, 2016

The Monday morning meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners was bitter sweet as the Commissioners said farewell to one of their own. District #1 Commissioner Bob Jackson has served Osage County for 45 years and Monday Commissioners Scott Hilton and Darren McKinney signed his resi ... read more »

Scam Hits Dewey Homeowners for $25k

Jul 26, 2016

A hacked email started a chain of events that has cost a Dewey family who thought they were buying a home thousands of dollars.  The family paid 25 thousand dollars cash for the house and paid the sum online using instructions from an email they thought were from their realtor. Their tit ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Arrested For Assaulting Sister

Jul 25, 2016

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville woman who allegedly attacked her sister and another woman with a knife.  24-year old Sasha Rochel Porter is charged with assault with a deadly weapon.  Bartlesville police were called about a fight going on at an apartment located in the 17 ... read more »

Shimko First Degree Murder Charge

Jul 25, 2016

A Dewey man who was arrested last week in connection with his 64-year old grandmother's death, made his first court appearance Monday afternoon on the arraignment docket.  Donald Wayne Shimko is charged with first degree murder. According to a court docket, Dewey police received a c ... read more »

Commissioners Select Health Insurance Plan

Jul 25, 2016

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning approved a new health insurance plan for county employees called Health Choice.  County officials have spent weeks shopping around for a better health insurance plan.  The county's previous health insurance provider was going to force e ... read more »

Paper Drive

Jul 25, 2016

The Bartlesville Print Shop is joining the Paper Challenge for the surrounding school districts. Between August 1-15th, you can purchase a ream or case of paper and donate it to Washington, Osage, or Nowata County school districts. The paper purchased is at cost, meaning the shop is not making a ... read more »