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Nowata County Rape Sentence Overturned

Nov 23, 2017

A life-without-parole sentence for a man convicted of raping an elderly Nowata County woman has been thrown out by an Oklahoma appeals court which cited "alarming" prosecutorial misconduct during closing arguments. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday vacated the sent ... read more »

Blizzard Coming To Dewey

Nov 22, 2017

A blizzard is forecast-ed to strike the City of Dewey on Saturday. The Dewey Blizzard will make it's first appearance in Lions park on November 25 from 1-to-6. The event is free, and will feature area merchants for shopping as well as food. According to Matt Tranquil and Gazella “Giz&rd ... read more »

Information Sought on Dewey Car Break-ins

Nov 22, 2017

Crime Stoppers needs your help to solve a series of car break-ins.  Some time during the night of Sunday, November 12th and early morning hours of the 13th, ten vehicles in the Meadow Creek Addition of Dewey had their vehicle windows broken out. On the night of Saturday, November 18th and Su ... read more »

Sales Taxes Looking Better in Dewey

Nov 20, 2017

The Dewey City Council met briefly for its regular meeting on Monday evening. The Council approved a request to re-zone a piece of land from Residential Agricultural to Commercial Highway. The Council also went over last month’s sales tax numbers, which saw a bit of an increase from the ... read more »

Salvation Army To Celebrate Thanksgiving Wednesday

Nov 21, 2017

The Salvation Army will be hosting their Thanksgiving Meal on Wednesday. The community meal is free, and will be from 11-to-2 at 101 North Bucy Avenue in the Gym. The Salvation Army says that they could still use volunteers and donations though. Help is needed cleaning up afterwards as ... read more »

Judge Rules In Tulsa Doctors Case

Nov 21, 2017

After a non-jury trial, United States District Court Judge John E. Dowdell entered a Judgment yesterday in the amount of $296,000 against Darnell E. Blackmon, M.D., for 430 violations of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act.  The violations occurred while Dr. Blackmon was ... read more »

Bartlesville Schools Accept Mid-Semester Resignation

Nov 21, 2017

Bartlesville High School will be short one full-time teacher when students return from Thanksgiving break.  Superintendent, Chuck McCauley confirms that high school teacher Teri Bryan submitted her resignation earlier this month.  He says a substitute teacher has been assigned to cover ... read more »

Car Runs Into McAlisters

Nov 21, 2017

A vehicle ran into the side of a local restaurant on Tuesday. Witnesses say a vehicle accelerated when it meant to reverse, and hopped the curb to run into the front of McAlisters Deli. A tow truck and a police officer arrived on scene, but only the vehicle, building, and some pride seemed to ... read more »

City Council Creates Retirement Community TIF District

Nov 20, 2017

The Bartlesville City Council approved the creation of increment district No. 12 in regards to the Wellington Hillcrest Village retirement community. The council unanimously approved the proposal recommended by the City Planning Commission and TIF review committee at Monday night’s meeting. ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Lewd Molestation

Nov 20, 2017

A call about a family dispute and an alleged molestation led to the arrest of a Bartlesville man. Floyed Allison stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing charges of lewd or indecent acts to a child under 16 and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. A ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Accept Bids

Nov 20, 2017

The Nowata County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning.  The commissioners awarded multiple bids for the county including bid 17-9 for asphalt which was awarded to Tulsa Asphalt for all three districts. A bid was also awarded to Midwest Printing for the ... read more »

Commissioners Approve Honors Banquet

Nov 20, 2017

Teacher for Pawhuska Public School Blayne Shuping requested the use of the AG building for the 2017/2018 Pawhuska Honors Banquet Monday at the meeting of the Osage County Commissioners. Shuping said they have used the Elks Lodge for the events in the past but were looking for a new venue. &nb ... read more »

City Council to Act on Retirement Community TIF

Nov 18, 2017

The Bartlesville City Council will take action on a recommendation from the TAx Increment Review Committee Monday night.  The council has heard public comment on the TIF that would benefit the Bartlesville Retirement Community project twice and the TIF Committee recommended approval with one ... read more »

Governor Fallin Vetos Cash and Cut

Nov 18, 2017

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have raided cash reserves and cut deeper into agency funding to balance the state budget. That sets up a showdown with her own party in the Legislature. Fallin vetoed the measure Friday, hours after the state Senate's final ap ... read more »

Washington County to Take Up Payments

Nov 18, 2017

Washington County Commissioners will deal with unattainable lien waivers on two County Improvements on Roads and Bridges Plan projects Monday morning.  The board also will take up a utility and encroachment affidavit.  Monday morning's meeting is set for 9:30.   The com ... read more »