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Owasso Voters Approve Seven Questions

Mar 04, 2015

Owasso voters passed all seven of the questions that were on Tuesday's ballot.  A utility franchise agreement passed with nearly 88 percent of participating voters saying yes.  Six proposed charter amendments passed. The margins varied from 68.3 percent to 91.4 percent but each of t ... read more »

AG Pruitt To Argue Obamacare to Supremes

Mar 04, 2015

Insurance coverage for millions of people is at issue today when the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul. Oklahoma's Attorney General Scott Pruitt says he will be there to help argue the state's case.   The ... read more »

Dewey Public School Board Chooses Officers

Mar 03, 2015

The Dewey Public School Board chose officers for the upcoming school year. The Board President remained the same with Chad Williams nominated for another year. Amy LaSpisa was Board Clerk. She was nominated and accepted the position of Vice President. Ryan Hickey was named as Clerk for the upcomi ... read more »

Winter's Last Gasp... Many Schools Close

Mar 03, 2015

The National Weather Service has issued another Winter Weather Advisory. Joe Sellers of the National Weather Service said at this time it doesn't appear that Oklahoma will see another wintry blast over the course of the next two weeks. He does caution that Mother Nature does what she want ... read more »

Hominy Man Arrested on Child Abuse by Injury Charges

Mar 03, 2015

A Hominy man spent his 39th birthday in the Osage County Jail after being arrested on Child Abuse by Injury charges. Matthew A. Gilley was arrested on February 26th after law enforcement received a call from him saying that the two-year-old girl was found limp. The child was taken to Cleveland Ho ... read more »

Filing Period Ends Thursday, March 5th for Chief of the Cherokee Nation Candidates

Mar 03, 2015

The filing period is underway for candidates running for the top job in the Cherokee Nation. One candidate, Charlie Soap, is the widower of the first woman to serve as principal chief, the late Wilma Mankiller. Mankiller was reportedly the most influential American Indian leader in recent history ... read more »

Distinguished Young Women Recruiters Coming to Bartlesville

Mar 03, 2015

An organization that works to raise confidence in young women who range from juniors to freshmen in high school will be in Bartlesville to talk about the benefits of the program. Robert Reeves does public relations for the Distinguished Young Women. Some of the goals are to learn to interview ... read more »

Wind Incentive Bill Clears State House

Mar 03, 2015

A bill that would reduce the amount of tax subsidies paid to wind producers in Oklahoma has been unanimously approved by the House of Representatives. The House voted 89-0 on Monday for the bill by Bartlesville Republican Rep. Earl Sears. It now heads to the full Senate for consideration. ... read more »

Dewey Recreation Association Asks for City's Help

Mar 02, 2015

David Gay, President of the Dewey Recreation Association, presented the group's ideas for improvements at Don Tyler Park to City Council members during Monday night's regular meeting. Gay talked about how the organization got the money for the improvements.   Dewey Mayor Reva ... read more »

Crime Stooppers Seek Information on Missing Man

Mar 02, 2015

The Dewey Police Department Investigations Division is asking for information regarding the location of a missing person.  According to Crime Stoppers Coordinatoar, David Hackler, 58 year-old Bryan L. Lowrey was supposed to go to a friend’s house near Bartlesville’s White Rose Ce ... read more »

Bartlesville Council Approves Water Plant Work

Mar 02, 2015

The Bartlesville City Council approved three actions that, when completed, will help alleviate several problem areas at the Ted Lockin Water Treatment Plant.  Power problems Labor Day weekend prompted City Engineer and Water Utilities Director, Terry Lauritsen to investigate plant vulnerabil ... read more »

Dewey Merchant Co-op has Plenty of Ideas

Mar 02, 2015

Monday night's Dewey City Council meeting was well-attended by the Dewey Merchant Co-op. Cindy Bray outlined some of the plans the Co-op has to draw people to Dewey. Another merchant, Candi Scheringa, talked about the “Cartwheels Project.” City Council members appeared to ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Attacking Woman

Mar 02, 2015

A $250,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly attacked his sister.  22-year old Joshua Fabri is charged with domestic abuse assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  Bartlesville police were called to a home in the 1500 block of SW Oak Ave ... read more »

Wright Arrested For Possessing Stolen Property

Mar 02, 2015

A Bartlesville man who was stopped on a traffic violation ends up getting arrested for allegedly possessing stolen items.  50-year old Steven Charles Wright is charged with knowingly concealing stolen property and driving with a suspended license.  Bartlesville police conducted a traffi ... read more »

Osage County Commissioners Approve Land Plat

Mar 02, 2015

The first March meeting of the Osage County Commissioners was one for tax book relief. The Commissioners' accepted and signed a large land plat development for Carolyn Back of Wallace Engineering. Skiatook will be the future location for Sky Lodge Estates, a 48 lot residential neighborhood, i ... read more »