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Arrest Warrant Issued in Downey Shooting Incident

Aug 29, 2017

The shooting death of a woman in June has now resulted in an arrest warrant.  Online court records indicate an arrest warrant was issued Monday for Johnie Downey of Pryor.  Downey shot his wife, 46 year-old Crista Downey while they were in the front seat of their vehicle at the Bartlesv ... read more »

Phillips 66 Announces Donation To Texas

Aug 28, 2017

Phillips 66 announced Monday afternoon that it will contribute $1 million to the American Red Cross to assist relief efforts arising from Hurricane Harvey and the resultant flooding in southeast Texas. The donation will support relief efforts throughout southeast Texas, including the greater ... read more »

City of Dewey Without Power

Aug 28, 2017

Public Service Company of Oklahoma has reported a large power outage that covers the city of Dewey. A PSO spokesman has confirmed that power is hoped to be restored by 4 o'clock this afternoon. According to him, three feeders were disconnected. PSO is currently working to connect those to res ... read more »

Lanes Closed On Tuxedo Boulevard

Aug 28, 2017

Work on the Tuxedo Boulevard waterline project has started, and lane closures are expected throughout the months-long project. The outside, westbound lane is currently closed on Tuxedo Boulevard between Cholwell and Pine streets. More lane closures in the area are anticipated once the project g ... read more »

Oklahoma Sends Help

Aug 28, 2017

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management announced that Oklahoma is sending swift water rescue teams to Texas to assist in the ongoing Tropical Storm Harvey response efforts. Fourteen swift water rescue and Urban Search and Rescue teams and one manage ... read more »

Samaritan Provides Annual Report at Commissioners Meeting

Aug 28, 2017

Brett Selvidge and the Samaritan EMS annual report contributed to the majority of the meeting of the Osage County Commissioners Monday Morning.   Selvidge provided the commissioners with the final numbers from July as well as the end of year progress report. During the month of July ... read more »

Nowata County Commissioners Meet

Aug 28, 2017

The Nowata County Commissioners met briefly for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning. During the unfinished business portion of the meeting the commissioners continued a discussion on a sales tax resolution plan. Sheriff Sandy Hadley again asked for the sheriff's office to be i ... read more »

Washington County Man Charged With Intent To Distribute

Aug 24, 2017

A 19-year-old Bartlesville man appeared before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday. Chance Wallace is facing multiple charges including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia. According to an affidav ... read more »

Man Charged With Drug Conspiracy

Aug 25, 2017

A jury has found Juan Garcia, also known as "Shorty," guilty of Drug Conspiracy. The jury determined that Garcia conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine in Tulsa and elsewhere. The jury also found the scope of the conspiracy involved at least 500 grams or more of methampheta ... read more »

Foster Bonanza Honorees

Aug 25, 2017

Dorea and Kevin Potter and Richard Adee are the inaugural selections as Free Enterprise Fellows in the Keating Center Pioneers Hall of Fame as part of the Oklahoma Wesleyan University Foster Bonanza.  The designation will be given to celebrate key individuals who have been pioneers in the ma ... read more »

Daniels To Co-Author SB 875

Aug 25, 2017

District 29 State Senator Julie Daniels is one of seven members of the Oklahoma State Senate who have co-authored legislation to increase transparency and accountability among state agencies receiving allocations of 100 million dollars or more. Senate Bill 875 requires the legislature to rev ... read more »

Last Chance U Coming To ICC

Aug 25, 2017

Netflix has announced that Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas will be the featured college on the upcoming season of the award-winning, Last Chance U. The series chronicles the lives of football players at the junior college level, many of whom have struggled socially or aca ... read more »

Tri County Tech Celebrates 50 Years

Aug 24, 2017

Tri County Tech is celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2017 and hosted a gathering on Thursday evening to honor the occasion. Among several guest speakers, the history of Tri County Tech was told from it's humble beginnings, to more than 600 students enrolled currently.  Superinten ... read more »

Matoka Bridge Opening

Aug 24, 2017

The sun was out and a crowd gathered at the opening ceremony of the Matoka Bridge on Thursday afternoon. District 3 Commissioner Mike Dunlap was joined by Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. in the ceremony to complete and open the bridge. Officials from the Cherokee Nation, Washi ... read more »

Bartlesville To Suspend Coupon Program

Aug 24, 2017

The City of Bartlesville's Spring and Fall clean-up coupon program has been suspended. According to Public Works Director Keith Henry, the city liked it, but the program was not cost effective. That program allowed residents to dispose of trash or items at the Osage Landfill during a tim ... read more »