Oklahoma Lawmakers Propose Study Of The Sale Of GRDA

Dec 10, 2016

Two Oklahoma lawmakers say selling the Grand River Dam Authority and other assets that are not core government functions could help raise new revenue for the state.   Republican Rep. Leslie Osborn of Mustang and GOP Sen. Greg Treat of Edmond are proposing legislation to outline the proce ... read more »

ARF Fundraiser a Success

Dec 09, 2016

Last weekend the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) of Bartlesville held their second annual “Puttin' On The Leash” fundraiser banquet and successfully raised enough funds to complete construction on their new dog adoption, grooming and veterinarian areas of their Bartlesville sanctua ... read more »

Remains Identified and Arrest Made for Missing Man

Dec 09, 2016

Friday afternoon Washington County Undersherrif Steve Johnson contacted KWON-KYFM-KRIG-KPGM News to announce that an arrest has been made based on remains found in Washington County earlier this year.   The remains were identified as missing person Verlin Ray Howard. Howard, who was ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Protective Violation

Dec 09, 2016

A $250,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville who allegedly violated a protective order and followed his wife.  52-year old Aaron George Watson is charged with violation of a protective order.  Watson was arraigned a few days ago on another protective order against his wife and made a ... read more »

Unemployment Rates Steady

Dec 09, 2016

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission is reporting that 68 of Oklahoma 77 counties have higher unemployment rates than this time a year ago.  Washington, Nowata, and Osage counties saw their unemployment rates drop from last month.  Nowata County's unemployment rate is cu ... read more »

Car Accident

Dec 09, 2016

There has been a reported accident on Highway 60 in Nowata. Charlie Taroboletti reports that traffic is not halted, and that the accident is not on the roadway. We contacted the sheriffs' office, and were told that it was a single car injury accident. We will have more information as it b ... read more »

Speaker Of The House Selects Head Of Budget Committee

Dec 09, 2016

The income Speaker of the Oklahoma House has chosen a veteran lawmaker from Mustang to head the powerful House Appropriations and Budget committee. House Speaker-designate Charles McCall announced Thursday that Republican Leslie Osborn will chair the committee, a position that will make her a k ... read more »

Representatives Calling For Hofmeister To Resign

Dec 09, 2016

More than a month after Oklahoma schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister was indicted for conspiracy in an alleged illegal fundraising scheme, a Republican state representative is calling for her to resign. Rep. Kevin Calvey said Thursday that Hofmeister, who is also a Republican, is presumed inn ... read more »

Pawhuska City Council Holds Public Hearing

Dec 08, 2016

A Public Hearing was held Tuesday evening during the Meeting of the Pawhuska Municipal Trust Authority. Representative from INCOG Julie Miner discussed an opportunity the City has to initiate a Master Incentive District Plan. The Incentive Plan will provide an opportunity for economic growth in P ... read more »

Oklahoma Economy Looks To Improve Next Year

Dec 08, 2016

Two state economists say Oklahoma's economy will likely improve next year, with the strongest growth coming in the construction, education and leisure and hospitality sectors.   Oklahoma State University's Dan Rickman says he expects businesses to add about a half percentage poin ... read more »

Murder Trial Underway

Dec 08, 2016

 The murder trial of a man charged in the shooting deaths of four women at a Tulsa apartment is underway.   Testimony began Thursday in the trial of Cedric Poore.   Poore has pleaded not guilty to the 2013 deaths of 23-year-old twins Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Powell Melcho ... read more »

Top 15 Fugitive Taken Into Custody

Dec 08, 2016

Fugitive apprehension agents with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Office of the Inspector General arrested Wesley Ross on Wednesday, only a week after being added to the agency’s Top 15 Fugitive list. Intelligence gathered on Ross made it known he was looking for a labor job paying ... read more »

Christmas Wish Date Change

Dec 08, 2016

Arvest Bank and Bartlesville Radio are currently taking nominations for a family or a single person who deserves a wish come true this holiday season. Submissions for The Magic of a Christmas Wish have been coming in, but the due date has been extended. The new end date for submissions is Decem ... read more »

Ramona Train Derails

Dec 07, 2016

A minor train derailment has occurred in Ramona that has blocked the northern 2 crossings in town, 2 southern crossing remain open. No injuries or property damage other than the 3 sand cars that derailed. Please plan for alternate routes in Ramona if your morning travels normally use the effected ... read more »

AG Pruitt Headlines Chamber Forum

Dec 08, 2016

Oklahoma's Attorney General and EPA Secretary Nominee for the Trump Administration gave a Bartlesville audience a hint of how he would run the Federal agency Thusday morning.  Responding to a global warming-related question, Pruitt answered the question by referencing the governing legis ... read more »