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Speeding Motorcylist Injured in Nowata County Accident

Jun 12, 2019

Copan motorcyclist was taken to a hospital after he was injured in a single vehicle accident Tuesday night.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that a trooper clocked 29 year-old Matthew Tyler Jones going eastbound on State Highway 10 at 118 miles per hour in the city limits of Wann.  ... read more »

Kidnapping Victim Found Safe, Suspect Still on the Run

Jun 10, 2019

Bartlesville Police Detectives have confirmed that the victim of a possible kidnapping has been found safe. The kidnapping occurred in Bartlesville on Monday morning, according to a release from the Bartlesville Police Department. It is believed that 43-year-old Gilbert Russell Campus forced 56-y ... read more »

Alleged Kidnapper Arrested in Idabel

Jun 12, 2019

Idabel police have arrested 43 year-old Gilbert Russell Campus.  Campus allegedly forced 56 year-old George John Besseris into a vehicle at knifepoint Monday morning.  The kidnapping occurred in Bartlesville on Monday morning and according to a release from the Bartlesville Police Depar ... read more »

Pawhuska City Council Approves Amended Budget

Jun 11, 2019

The Pawhuska City Council met for a regular scheduled meeting at City Hall on Tuesday evening and adopted the amended operating budget for the current fiscal year. They also took questions from the public regarding the proposed budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The Drummonds of the Pionee ... read more »

Structure Going Up to Protect Buildings Before Being Torn Down

Jun 11, 2019

At Monday’s Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, an agreement was made to pay JL & Associates $22,500 so that they could make a temporary structure that would keep the public safe as they walked by two buildings that had been damaged by a tornado in downtown Fairfax. Jerry L ... read more »

Lin to Play at Bartlesville High School Wednesday

Jun 11, 2019

Pianist Jenny Lin joins the festivities put on by OKM Music’s 35th Annual Music Festival this week. OKM Music’s Public Relations Director Brittney Berling added that Lin has a charismatic stage presence that she will bring to the Festival Wednesday. Berlin said she will have a ... read more »

Commissioners Continue to Look at Watershed Program

Jun 11, 2019

While it was not covered extensively in the Washington County Commissioners meeting on Monday, the Commissioners are still looking into the Emergency Watershed Protection Program. In order to be reimbursed quickly by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the debris management plan and remo ... read more »

Flood Clean-up Services to Discontinue Monday

Jun 11, 2019

Clean-up after the flooding that struck the City of Bartlesville and the surrounding area last month has been a long, extensive effort. City Manager Mike Bailey said it was a wild 24-hours as the flood waters were coming in on May 20th and 21st. He said planning to help did take some time con ... read more »

Suspect Arrested in Alleged Stabbing

Jun 10, 2019

A victim of an alleged stabbing that occurred early Monday morning in Bartlesville remains in critical condition. Police arrested 41-year-old Ronald Garland Muirheid for his alleged involvement in the incindent. Captain Jay Hastings said a domestic violence call came in around 1:00 o'cloc ... read more »

City Continues to Assess Flood Damages

Jun 11, 2019

The City of Bartlesville has to perform substantial damage inspections after any significant flood in the Floodplain. This is because the City participates in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program. Floodplain Administrator Micah Seiemers said thi ... read more »

One Dead Following Rogers County Accident

Jun 11, 2019

One person is dead following a fatality collision that occurred late last night in Rogers County. 48-year-old Scotty Bilbeck of Coweta was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident that occurred just outside Inola on U.S. Highway 412. An Owasso resident was driving the other vehicle involve ... read more »

Governor Stitt Meets U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Jun 11, 2019

Governor Kevin Stitt meets with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in Washington, D.C. Monday. The duo met to discuss Oklahoma agriculture and how the state and federal government can work together to support our farmers and ranchers. During the discussion, Governor Stitt thanked the ... read more »

Road Repairs Coming to Osage County

Jun 10, 2019

As a result of the heavy rains that have fallen in Osage County, there are some roads that need to be repaired in District Two. The County Commissioners set up phone interviews with three engineering companies to decide who would be the best fit to make those repairs.   There were no ... read more »

Third Arrest Made in Baylor Drive Shooting

Jun 10, 2019

A third man has been arrested for taking part in an alleged shooting on the 6100 block of Baylor Drive that occurred on March 28. Matthew Stanton was arrested on a warrant issued May 31. Stanton appeared before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing charges of shooting with ... read more »

Reimbursable Money Being Used in Osage County due to Flooding

Jun 10, 2019

At Monday's meeting, the Board of Osage County Commissioners decided to take $600,000 of county money and use it for reimbursable disaster repairs. As long as the county uses the money properly, FEMA will reimburse each district with $200,000 when the necessary repairs are made. District Thre ... read more »