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Tulsa Man Sentenced For Child Pornography

Jun 27, 2017

A Tulsa federal court sentenced Clint Tirone Barger of Tulsa, to serve 21 years plus 10 months in federal prison for possession and distribution of child pornography followed by 8 years of supervised release, announced Acting United States Attorney Loretta Radford for the Northern District of Okl ... read more »

Johnstone Water Project Will Disrupt Traffic Flow

Jun 27, 2017

Water Department crews began work Monday on a waterline construction project in downtown Bartlesville. Work is underway on Johnstone Avenue between Frank Phillips Boulevard and Adams Boulevard. Water Utilities Department Supervisor Red Miller says the project is expected to take this week - a ... read more »

Daniels Receives 100 percent on REID Report Card

Jun 27, 2017

The Research Institute for Economic Development gave State Senator Julie Daniels a perfect score of 100 for her votes on key business and economic development issues during the 2017 legislative session.  Daniles says she is pleased with the REID assessment of her commitment to growing busine ... read more »

Weeze's Catches Fire

Jun 26, 2017

An electrical fire started in Weeze's Cafe in Downtown Bartlesville Monday afternoon. Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hollander says smoke was noticed from the back of the restaurant, and thankfully it was on the outside. Unfortunately, the cafe will be closed a few days.   ... read more »

Skiatook Lake Drowning

Jun 26, 2017

A 22-year-old Arkansas resident has drowned after going underwater in a swimming area of an Oklahoma lake.   A preliminary report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Centerton, Arkansas, resident Anthony Scarpati died Friday afternoon on Skiatook Lake in Osage County.   Troope ... read more »

Tulsa Man Fatally Shot

Jun 26, 2017

Police in Tulsa say a man armed with a gun was fatally shot when three officers opened fire as the man tried to break into a home.   Police said in a news release Sunday that 47-year-old Jimmie Bevenue was killed in the shooting Saturday night in east Tulsa.   Police say officer ... read more »

Tulsa County Taxpayers Paying For Legal Fees

Jun 26, 2017

Tulsa County taxpayers are on the hook for more than $500,000 as officials continue to settle lawsuits and amass legal fees involving the 2015 shooting of an unarmed black man by an ex-sheriff's deputy.   An analysis by the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/2sMZ0Dn ) found that the county t ... read more »

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 »