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Indigent Defendants File Law Suit

Mar 23, 2019

Three indigent criminal defendants are suing three judges alleging poor people are being unconstitutionally imprisoned because they can't afford to pay court-ordered fees and fines.   Also named as a defendant in the lawsuit filed Thursday in Washington County is the Oklahoma Ind ... read more »

ODOT Form for Bevan Creek Project to be Discussed

Mar 22, 2019

The Washington County Commissioners will discuss a request on Monday morning for road bore deposit UP-18-08 from Rural Water District 3. Next, the Commissioners will discuss an Oklahoma Department of Transportation form and invoice from Pinnacle Consulting Management Group, Inc. for the Bevan Cre ... read more »

Charges Being Dropped for Two Men in Pawhuska Hemp Case

Mar 22, 2019

Farah Warsame and Tadesse Deneke, the two men who were driving a semi truck full of hemp or possible marijuana through Pawhuska in early January, have had their charges dropped.     The two men were facing charges of aggravated trafficking. Defense attorney Mike Fisher says ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Domestic Abuse

Mar 22, 2019

A Bartlesville man appeared in court on Friday facing charges of domestic abuse assault and battery for an incident that occurred on Thursday night. 31-year-old Grant Secondine is facing the accusations. According to an affidavit, a witness stated the Secondine put a female victim into a chok ... read more »

School Immunization Bill Passes to the Senate

Mar 22, 2019

The House reviewed a measure this week on immunizations being provided by public schools in Oklahoma. District 11 House Representative Darrel Fincher said the measure explained that if schools offered immunizations, then the students would have to have a signed parental permission form.   ... read more »

Organization Continues to Support Women in Education

Mar 22, 2019

Jessica Birk is a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization Sisterhood in Bartlesville and says they strive to increase the opportunities for women to receive an education.   Birk says the PEO Sisterhood has opportunities for young women out of high school and older women ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Marijuana Possession

Mar 22, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested on Thursday after nearly an ounce of marijuana was found in his possession. Christian Mclain appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday facing a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. According to an affidavit, an officer initi ... read more »

Pawhuska Students Compete at Speech Tournament

Mar 22, 2019

Piper Pryor and Andrew Williams, two students at Pawhuska High School who participate in speech class, went to a regional speech and debate competition last week and finished fourth. Therefore, they are the first alternate to make it to the state tournament if a school decides not to go. Coach Ch ... read more »

Lawsuit Claims Unity Bill is Unconstitutional

Mar 22, 2019

Julia Ezell, the former lawyer for the Oklahoma State Department of Health has filed a lawsuit against the Unity Bill on behalf of a nurse of an Oklahoma City medical marijuana dispensary. Bartlesville Senator Julie Daniels spent time on the Medical Marijuana Working Group when State Question 788 ... read more »

Three to be Inducted Into Educator Hall of Fame

Mar 22, 2019

The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation is gearing up for its 10th annual Educator Hall of Fame Breakfast. Executive Director Blair Ellis puts on the Educator Hall of Fame, which seeks to recognize former Bartlesville Public School District educators who made a positive impact on students and ... read more »

Representative Fincher Talks About Budget Appropriation

Mar 22, 2019

District 11 House Representative Darrel Fincher said this year's budget has seen $575 million dollars in growth this year. With that near 7-percent growth, Fincher said they can appropriate about eight and a quarter billion dollars in this year's budget.   Fincher said that m ... read more »

County Commissioners to Hear From Numerous People Monday

Mar 22, 2019

The Osage Board of County Commissioners will meet Monday morning for a regular scheduled meeting at the courthouse in Pawhuska and it looks to be another long day. Barbara Albritton, of the Indian Nations Council of Government, will be at the meeting to discuss the possibility of creating a c ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Charged in Domestic Incident

Mar 21, 2019

A family domestic dispute earlier this week led to the arrest of a Bartlesville woman. Sarah Van Horn appeared at the Washington County Courthouse facing a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse. According to an affidavit, the female victim stated she was leaving the house for a little while. V ... read more »

Ramona Man Threatens Neighbor with Pistol

Mar 21, 2019

A Ramona man was arrested after a neighborhood dispute on Tuesday evening. Christopher Dupuy appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing a felonious count of pointing a firearm. According to an affidavit, a male victim stated he was riding a motorbike around the block incl ... read more »

Sen Daniels Backing Groundwater Protection Rights

Mar 21, 2019

Bartlesville's Senator Julie Daniels says property rights are important constitutional rights individuals have in Oklahoma. Daniels says she has taken on a bill this week that was passed by the House.   The measure focuses on ensuring a landowner's groundwater rights are not ... read more »