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Nowata Man Faces First Degree Rape Charges

Jun 18, 2018

A 21-year-old Nowata man is facing first degree rape charges after allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old who was under the influence of alcohol. Lane Branch was arraigned on Monday at the Washington County Courthouse. According to an affidavit, the victim and a friend, also a minor went to ... read more »

New Braums Opened

Jun 18, 2018

The new Braums location on Highway 75 is ready and open.   With the opening, the old location near Food Pyramid will closed on Sunday night, and all items left in that store were transferred across the street.   The new building features a new design, and features ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Approve Several Items

Jun 18, 2018

The Nowata County Commissioners discussed several items at a Monday morning meeting. The board first heard a presentation from Courtside Benefits Group specifically highlighting insurance benefits for retired county employees. The board approved action that will lower the cost of insurance an ... read more »

BPSD Teacher of the Month

Jun 18, 2018

A local middle school teacher has received an award for being named teacher of the Month.   Ms. Dawn Schaper, a 7th Grade Language Arts teacher at Central Middle School, was named a Bartlesville Public School District Teacher of the Month for May by Arvest Bank and Oakley Chevrolet B ... read more »

Contracts Signed at Osage Commissioners Meeting

Jun 18, 2018

At the end of June approaches the Osage County fiscal year comes to a close. So as is standard procedure contracts must be  signed, and agreements must be approved. This week at the meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners, agreements with Texas County Juvenile Detention Cen ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners Look Over Map on Monday

Jun 18, 2018

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met on Monday morning where several forms were approved for continued roadwork in the county.   The commissioners also approve several agreements, including an agreement for juvenile detention services, which was tabled at the last meeting ... read more »

OCCA Hosts Another Successful Ben Johnson Steer Roping

Jun 18, 2018

The 65th Annual Ben Johnson Memorial Steer Roping Competition has come to a close and the 2018 winner I Roger Branch of Wellston, Oklahoma. Thirty-five ropers competed in this prestigious invitation only annual event which brings out the best of the best in steer roping. Branch stayed firmly in t ... read more »

Optometry Petition Gains Signatures

Jun 16, 2018

A state question that would allow eye doctors to practice inside Oklahoma retail establishments has enough signatures to appear on the November ballot if approved. The Oklahoman reports that Oklahoma's secretary of state has certified nearly 250,000 signatures gathered to put the state qu ... read more »

Earthquake Shakes Central Oklahoma

Jun 16, 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.0 magnitude earthquake has shaken parts of central Oklahoma, but there were no immediate reports of damage.   The USGS says the earthquake was recorded at 3:56 p.m. about 7 miles north of Crescent, located about 34 miles north of Oklahoma City. The ... read more »

Project will Close Second Street

Jun 16, 2018

Second Street will be closed just east of Johnstone Avenue beginning Wednesday to accommodate construction of a new water line in the area.  The roadway will be closed on the east side of the Second Street and Johnstone Avenue intersection for the duration of the project. The work is expecte ... read more »

Tulsa Man In Trouble For Robbery

Jun 15, 2018

  Chief District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced 46-year-old Robert Chebon Johnson of Tulsa, to 46 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for Robbery. Johnson must also pay restitution in the amount of $15,991.     On May 31, 2017, Johnson an ... read more »

Salmonella Found in Cereal in Oklahoma

Jun 15, 2018

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has joined public health officials from multiple states along with the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka associated with Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. As ... read more »

Dad Deserves It! Winner Announced

Jun 15, 2018

The Dad Deserves It! Contest has come to a conclusion, and local dad Mitch Miller is our winner.   Miller has won: A 3-night stay at the Canyon Plaza Resort 2 passes for Grand Canyon IMAX Movie Discovery and Adventure Parking and admission to ... read more »

Pawhuska Superintendent to Resign

Jun 15, 2018

The Pawhuska Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Janet Neufeld has submitted her resignation. The resignation will need to be approved at the next meeting of the Pawhuska School Board on Monday June 18. Dr. Janet Neufeld took the position of Superintendent in July of 2016 and she has not released a ... read more »

Yocham's to Rebuild After Fire

Jun 15, 2018

In the wake of Tuesday’s fire Yocham’s Custom Leather, a Bartlesville staple, is trying to rebuild. The fire damaged a large amount of inventory on the home décor side of the shop, however much of the saddle shop went undamaged. Owner Rick Yocham provides an update on the s ... read more »