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Body Identified In Montgomery County

Dec 09, 2017

The body of the woman who was found in Card Creek area of Elk City Lake yesterday has been identified as Cindy "Pinky" Ann Easom, age 33, of Miami. Easom's body was found by hunters about one-quarter mile from the Card Creek boat ramp. She was pronounced dead at the Labette Heal ... read more »

Forest Creek Files Lawsuit After Casey's Rezoning

Dec 08, 2017

The Forest Creek Condominiums Owner’s Association has filed a lawsuit against the City of Bartlesville in regards to the rezoning of land at the intersection of Nowata road and Madison Boulevard.   The land was previously zoned for office and single family residence but the rezonin ... read more »

Filing Period Closes for Pawhuska City Council

Dec 08, 2017

Registered voters in Pawhuska will have quite a few choices when they head to the polls to vote for two seats on the Pawhuska City Council next year. For the Ward 3 position Pawhuska Mayor and the incumbent Mark Buchanan Ward 3 Council Member filed for reelection. However, in addition to Buchanan ... read more »

Osage County School Board Filings

Dec 08, 2017

The filing period for School Board positions across Osage County closed Wednesday December 6 at 5pm, resulting in only two contested races. In Pawhuska for the 5 year position in Office #3 Danny Ferguson, Newton Cass, Patrick Luey, Scott D. Laird, and Jennifer Gray filed. In Hominy for the 5 year ... read more »

Woman Dead In Montgomery County

Dec 08, 2017

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Investigators were dispatched to the Card Creek camping area on Thursday to meet with hunters who had discovered what they thought was a deceased female floating in the water. Deputies from MGSO and Paramedics from Independence Fire and E ... read more »

Osage County Accident Leaves One Dead And Another Injured

Dec 08, 2017

An accident occurred in Osage County yesterday that left one person dead and another seriously injured. A Dodge Dart was driving East on State Highway 11 when it crossed the center-line, hitting a 1995 GMC 2500 Truck head-on. The driver of the car, Susan K, Raynor, was pinned in the vehicle f ... read more »

State Tresurer Reports Number

Dec 08, 2017

Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller says revenue collections for November were up 12.4 percent over November last year.   Gross receipts to the treasury were $893.4 million, up by $98.6 million from November 2016, making it the eighth consecutive month that revenue increased from the pre ... read more »

Task Force Moves Community Colleges Under Different Boards

Dec 08, 2017

A higher education task force has approved a plan to move seven of Oklahoma's community colleges under the authority of larger governing boards.   The Oklahoman reports that the recommendation was approved Wednesday by the state's 60-member task force on the future of higher educ ... read more »

More Charges Set On Man Who Ran Over Homeless

Dec 08, 2017

An Oklahoma man accused of running over people he believed were homeless now faces a charge of violating the state's hate crimes statute.   Jeremy Dean Thacker had already been charged with first-degree murder and nine related felonies.   The Tulsa World reports that the Tul ... read more »

Fallin To Have Lawmakers Return Before Christmas

Dec 08, 2017

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she will have lawmakers return to the Capitol the week before Christmas to address a budget shortfall in the second special legislative session of the year.   Fallin announced Thursday she will call for legislators to convene on Monday, Dec. 18. She says no ... read more »

Fatality Accident In Osage County

Dec 07, 2017

State Highway 11, just a half mile East of the Nalogoney turnoff, is closed due to a fatality accident. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is on the scene, but the road is closed as of noon today until further notice. We will have more information as it becomes available. ... read more »

Nowata Man Charged With Larceny

Dec 07, 2017

A report of man breaking into a residence and stealing rings led to the arrest of a Nowata man. Stephen Pannell stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing charges of larceny and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. According to an affidavit, a coupl ... read more »

Globetrotter Brings Anti-Drug Message To Central Middle School

Dec 07, 2017

A former Harlem Globetrotter, Valentino “Captain Magic” Willis,  entertained and spoke about anti-drug and alcohol awareness to students at Central Middle School last week. The school’s new gym was filled as “Captain Magic” showed off a couple of quick tric ... read more »

Mannford Man Sentenced For Child Porn

Dec 07, 2017

Judges sentenced 47-year-old Russell Martin Mounger, 47, of Mannford to 70 months in prison for Possession of Child Pornography. Mounger must also pay $10,000 in restitution to the victim, and a special monetary assessment totaling $5,100. After release from prison, Mounger will be required to re ... read more »

Washington County School Board Filings Close

Dec 07, 2017

There will be no contested elections for seats on school boards in Washington County.  At the end of the 3-day filing period incumbent Bartlesville school board members Scott Bilger and Kevin Sitton, incumbent Caney Valley school board member Jeanie Kay Huffaker, incumbent Copan board member ... read more »