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Court Overturns Death Sentence For OKC Man

Jun 26, 2017

A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of an Oklahoma City man convicted of helping his lover kill her estranged husband.   A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled 2-1 and sent the case of James Pavatt back to the state. Two judges found ... read more »

Deputies Investigating Murder And Arson

Jun 26, 2017

Oklahoma deputies following a tip say a trail of rose petals led them to a bathtub and a man suspected of trying to kill two relatives by burning them in their trailer.   Canadian County Sheriff Chris West says 53-year-old Stacey Durrett was arrested hours after the June 20 fire. Authori ... read more »

Hat Substance Leads to an Arrest

Jun 26, 2017

Methamphetamine is found concealed in the head ban area of a man's hat which leads to his arrest. According to an affidavit, the description from an anonymous caller who says a man was looking into windows of homes matched that of 24-year-old Jessy Gunner Wilson from Bartlesville. Dispatc ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Domestic Abuse

Jun 26, 2017

A Bartlesville man appeared in front of district judge Curtis Delapp at the Washington County Courthouse Monday. Kentorian Hamilton is facing a charge of domestic assault and battery for an incident that occurred over the weekend. According to a court affidavit, Hamilton got into an argument ... read more »

Oolagah Lake Boating Accident

Jun 26, 2017

A call about a boat in distress on Oologah Lake, south of Winganon Bridge and in the general area of Sunnyside Ramp came in over the weekend. The reporting party indicated the boat was far from shore with four people aboard. As units from OTEMS responded to assist the Water Rescue units of t ... read more »

Senator Lankford Applauds Court Ruling

Jun 26, 2017

Oklahoma's Senator James Lankford applauded the Supreme Court's 7-2 ruling, in favor of Trinity Lutheran Church and religious freedom, that the state of Missouri was wrong to exclude Trinity Lutheran Church from a program intended to help nonprofits improve the playground at its preschool ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Table Temporary Budget Approval

Jun 26, 2017

The Nowata County Board of Commissioners met Monday for a regularly scheduled meeting. The approval of temporary appropriations for fiscal year 2017-2018 appeared on the agenda for the third consecutive week. After hearing from all agency heads on budget recommendations the commissioners deci ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners

Jun 26, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met at their weekly meeting on Monday morning, during which they approved several forms including more transportation forms for the Bison Road Project and supplement agreements for the Matoka Bridge. During the Commissioners' Report, Commission ... read more »

Rider Injured in Osage County Motorcycle Accident

Jun 26, 2017

Driving at an unsafe speed and an animal in the roadway contributed to a Sunday afternoon accident that sent at Bartlesville man to St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 22 year year-old Matthew Campbell of Bartlesville was driving his motorcycle southbound on Sta ... read more »

One Dead, One Critical After Osage County Accident

Jun 26, 2017

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol continues to investigate a Sunday afternoon collision a tenth of a mile east of Osage County Road 3505 about 7 and a half miles west of Bartlesville that killed a Ponca City woman.  According to the accident report 34 year-old Holly Redmond of Ponca City was eastb ... read more »

Nowata School Board to Get Construction Update

Jun 25, 2017

The Nowata School Board has a relatively short agenda for its Monday evening meeting.  The agenda calls for the board to hear from achitect, J. T. Boynton.  Boynton will update the board on construction work going on at the football concession stand and bathroom project. Board membe ... read more »