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Rios Sentenced to Prison

Jan 21, 2017

A man who was involved in a police chase that seriously injured an Oologah officer has been sentenced to life in prison. Cesar Rios was sentenced Friday to four life sentences after pleading guilty last fall to multiple charges, including shooting with intent to kill. The 25-year-old Rios wil ... read more »

Abortion, Firearms, and Budget top Bills for State Legislators

Jan 21, 2017

Some familiar topics like abortion and firearms are among those in the more than 2,200 bills and resolutions filed by Oklahoma House and Senate members ahead of the 2017 legislative session that begins Feb. 6. The 2,242 bills and resolutions filed by this week's deadline is about average fo ... read more »

Pesti Has Monday Trial

Jan 20, 2017

A Bartlesville man who is accused of murdering and abusing his four-month old daughter has a trial date scheduled for Monday.  Jesse Carlos Pesti is charged with first degree murder and kidnapping.  Bartlesville police received a 9-1-1 call on March 14th from the child's mother sayi ... read more »

Tulsa Energy Company Lays Off Employees

Jan 20, 2017

An energy company has laid off 66 employees at its headquarters in Tulsa.   The Tulsa World reports Samson Resources Corp. confirmed the layoffs Thursday. As of fall 2016, Samson employed about 200 people in Tulsa and nearly 400 people company-wide.   The company, which drills s ... read more »

Oklahoma Legislative Session Faces Several Bills

Jan 20, 2017

Some familiar topics like abortion and firearms are among those in the more than 2,200 bills and resolutions filed by Oklahoma House and Senate members ahead of the 2017 legislative session that begins Feb. 6.   The 2,242 bills and resolutions filed by this week's deadline is about a ... read more »

Jury Trials Scheduled

Jan 20, 2017

There are some jury trials that are coming up in the next few weeks at the Washington County Courthouse.  The cases that are scheduled on the trial docket include aggravated assault and battery, sexual battery, petit larceny, and lewd molestation.  One of the cases that was suppose ... read more »

One Business Sigificantly Impacted Pawhuska's Economy

Jan 20, 2017

You have waited patiently to see the effect of the opening of The Pioneer Woman's Mercantile on the City of Pawhuska's economy.  The numbers are in. City Manager, Mike McCartney spoke with us concerning the sales tax numbers.  McCartney says he was excited to share that the ... read more »

Porter Man Arrested

Jan 19, 2017

A $150,000 bond has been set for a Porter man who allegedly ran away from officers from a traffic violation.  26-year old Gary Lee Poindexter, Jr. is charged with eluding a police officer, possession of methamphetamine, driving with a suspended license, and defective tail lights.  Oklah ... read more »

Four Arrested for Hominy Murder

Jan 20, 2017

Four people are in the Osage County jail on first-degree murder charges.  The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation contacted the Osage County Sheriff's Office Thursday afternoon at about 1 o'clock with a request from the Perry Police Department regarding a missing man from that com ... read more »

Local State Representatives Assigned to Committees

Jan 19, 2017

Oklahoma House Speaker Charles A. McCall has announced committee assignments for standing House committees and appropriation subcommittees of the 56th Oklahoma Legislature.  Making the announcement, Speaker McCall said he is very thankful that each house member is willing to serve where ... read more »

OSDE Youth Council

Jan 19, 2017

Many of Oklahoma’s student leaders met this morning with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister to discuss the state’s public education system and share their ideas about how to strengthen it. The gathering marked the first meeting of the 2017-2018 Superintendent&rs ... read more »

Former Republican House Leader Pleads Guilty

Jan 19, 2017

Prosecutors say a former Oklahoma Republican House leader has pleaded guilty to a felony count of perjury, admitting that he lied on travel reimbursement claims submitted to the state when he had already been reimbursed from his campaign account.   Oklahoma County Assistant District Atto ... read more »

Tulsa Visison Timeline Released

Jan 19, 2017

Leaders in Tulsa say the majority of projects funded by the 15-year Vision Tulsa program will be funded in the next five years.   Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum released a timeline Wednesday of when projects will be funded under the tax, which voters approved extending last year. The schedule ca ... read more »

Flu Related Deaths Rise

Jan 19, 2017

The number of Oklahomans who've died due to the flu this flu season has risen to six with one additional death during the past week.   The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Thursday reported the latest death was in Tulsa County and, based on previous reports, the latest victim w ... read more »

Woolaroc Construction Results in Lower Prices

Jan 19, 2017

Improvements continue at Woolaroc.  Woolaroc Chief Executive Officer Bob Fraser says work goes on to replace all of the floors in Rooms 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the museum.  Fraser says the Woolaroc Museum remains open during the renovations but some of the rooms may be partially blocked off wh ... read more »