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Nowata County Commissioners Address Last Week's Storm

Aug 14, 2017

The Nowata County Commissioners met briefly for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning. The Commissioners approved a detention services contract with Craig County. The financial details of the agreement are the same as the previous one with the only changes being a couple of dates. A ... read more »

Twelve Nowata County Inmates Moved After Riot

Aug 14, 2017

The Nowata County Sheriff said 12 inmates have been relocated to other jails after a riot Thursday night.   Sheriff Sandy Hadley said two trustees along with 16 other inmates caused about $20,000 worth of damage.   Some holes in the walls have already been patched up, bu ... read more »

Water Advisory for Caney Water Users

Aug 14, 2017

The Kansas Department of Health & Environment places water customers of the City of Caney under a boil water advisory.  The advisory comes after a failure with the water intake pumps at the Caney Water Treatment Plant. All three pumps failed over Saturday night.     Cit ... read more »

Verdigris Valley Electric Power Outage Still Affecting Citizens

Aug 11, 2017

The Verdigris Valley Electric Company reported several power outages this morning. According to Kim Loffler, about 1600 were without power as of 9:00, but according to Randy Riddle, that number has since been reduced to only 700 without power. 68 of their power poles were broken in Washington ... read more »

OKWU Volleyball Picked Fifth In Preseason Poll

Aug 11, 2017

The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference released its preseason polls and all-conference team yesterday. Oklahoma Wesleyan was picked to finish 5th out of the 12 teams in the conference. That’s the same spot the team finished in last season’s standings after going 26-12 in the regula ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Charged With Possession of Methamphetamine

Aug 11, 2017

A Bartlesville woman appeared in front of a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday. Crisleah Roach is facing multiple charges including possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and obstructing an officer for an incident that occurred earlier this week. According to ... read more »

Storm Shelter Rebate Availible For Osage County Residents

Aug 11, 2017

Osage County Emergency Management is once again offering a rebate on storm shelters for qualifying residents. The program will provide qualifying home owners and property owners a rebate for installing a shelter on their property. Osage County Emergency Management Director Jerry Roberts discussed ... read more »

Storm Assessment

Aug 11, 2017

One high powered storm rolled through Washington County and the surrounding areas last night. Washington County Emergency Management Director Kary Cox says that everything so far indicates that there was not a tornado, but just strong winds. As the storm moved on, it became apparent that dam ... read more »

New One-Year Courses at Tri County Tech

Aug 11, 2017

Tri County Tech launches a new prep program. Tri County Tech’s Cheyenne Trail says the program started Aug. 9. She also says the program is to help cut the teacher shortage in Oklahoma by teaching high school students or adults interested in teaching. Trail says this gives people a tast ... read more »

Supreme Court Decisions Likely to Lead to Special Session

Aug 11, 2017

Governor Mary Fallin has said the state legislature will likely have to convene in special session to deal with the effect of the court decision that declared the $1.50 smoking cessation fee unconstitutional.  State Representative Earl Sears wasn't surprised by her comment.  He says ... read more »

Education Leaders Participate in PEAK Forum

Aug 11, 2017

About 75 people gathered Thursday night at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Bartlesville to hear from area school leaders.  Panelists were Bartlesville Superintendent Chuck McCauley, Dewey High School Principal Brent Dugger, Copan Superintendent Chris Smith, and Superintendent of Caney Val ... read more »

State Highway 10 Opened

Aug 11, 2017

State Highway 10 is open again.  The Oklahoma Department of Transporation opened the highway just before 8 Friday morning.  The highway was closed overnight primarily due to downed power lines. ... read more »

Severe Thunderstorm Hits Nowata

Aug 10, 2017

Severe Thunderstorms hit the Northeast Oklahoma area on Thursday evening, as warnings were issued around 7:15 for Washington and Nowata counties. Nowata county got the brunt of it. Tornado sirens went off in Nowata county and there were multiple reports of damage. Winds were recorded as high ... read more »

New Business Construction is Under Way

Aug 11, 2017

Community Development Director Lisa Beeman has answered several questions on construction for Bartlesville businesses on the city's website.  Accoring to city of bartlesville dot com, the dirt work underway on north U.S. Highway 75 between Aaron's rental and the Phillips 66 station i ... read more »

Shelby To Speak In Tennessee

Aug 10, 2017

The lawyer for a former Tulsa police officer who resigned after being acquitted in the killing of an unarmed black man says her client plans to speak to a group of about 3,500 officers about what to do if they're charged in a shooting.   Betty Shelby resigned from the Tulsa police de ... read more »