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Wash. Co. Junior Livestock Show Begins Today

Feb 24, 2021

The 40th Annual Washington County Junior Livestock Show kicks off this morning with the Swine Show at 9:00 a.m. A 30 minute break will take place after the Swine Show. The Broilers Show will then take place followed by the Rabbit Show. The Sheep Show will start at 7:00 p.m. On Friday, Feb ... read more »

Johnston County Suspect Found, Arrested in Bartlesville

Feb 24, 2021

The Washington County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) and the Johnston County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) located and arrested a wanted suspect in the Bartlesville area on Wednesday night. Both departments announced on Wednesday afternoon that Teague was wanted in Johnston County for 2nd Degree B ... read more »

Talala Woman Pronounced Dead in U.S. 60 Fatality Accident

Feb 24, 2021

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is reporting that a fatality accident occurred 10 miles east of Nowata, near Alluwe (al-ooh-wee) on U.S. Highway 60 on Wednesday morning. 26-year-old Brendie Sims of Talala was pronounced dead at the scene after being pinned in her vehicle for roughly 90 minutes. T ... read more »

Cherokee Nation Invests $1.3M to Upgrade Water, Sewer

Feb 24, 2021

The Cherokee Nation has invested $1.3 million to make essential upgrades and repairs to water and sewer lines serving more than 18,000 people in 10 counties throughout the tribe’s reservation, including Nowata and Washington counties. Projects ranged from upgrading water distribution li ... read more »

Ramona Man Charged with Manslaughter in Monday Shooting

Feb 24, 2021

Bailey Keith Wattenbarger of Ramona was charged with one count of first degree manslaughter in Washington County Court on Wednesday. Wattenbarger is accused of shooting and killing 29-year-old Ashton O’Dell near Vera on Monday afternoon. Wattenbarger made an initial appearance on Tuesda ... read more »

City of Pawhuska Looking to Add New Generator

Feb 24, 2021

The City of Pawhuska got through the ice and snow storm without losing power for a significant amount of time, but after having to use so much energy over the course of two weeks, Utilities Director Bill Bruce knows some repair work will need to be done.   Bruce is actively looking f ... read more »

OKWU Announces Campus Expansion Plan

Feb 24, 2021

Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) has announced plans to expand its campus. OKWU President Dr. Jim Dunn said the Eagle Campus Expansion Plan looks specifically at the improvement of the outdoor athletic space that currently exists at the junction of Nowata Road and Silver Lake Road in Bartl ... read more »

Wattenbarger Arrested for Monday's Fatal Shooting

Feb 23, 2021

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has released more information pertaining to Monday afternoon’s fatal shooting that left a Washington County man dead southwest of Vera. Sheriff Scott Owen said the WCSO arrested Bailey Keith Wattenbarger, 23, for First Degree Murder. Based on ... read more »

Marano Jr. Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder Conviction

Feb 23, 2021

After four plus hours of deliberations a jury found Omar Marano Jr. guilty of two counts—first degree murder and felony conspiracy. Marano will be sentenced to life in prison based on the first count and will be fined $1,000 for the second count. The jury convicted Marano of striking Ch ... read more »

Rural Water District in Pawhuska Having Water Pressure Issues

Feb 24, 2021

At a recent city council meeting in Pawhuska, citizens raised concerns about the lack of water pressure they are receiving from their water tower on the south side of Timber Hill. A member of the water district , Bill Renfroe went through and explained the severity of the situation.   ... read more »

Osage Nation Changes Age Criteria for COVID-19

Feb 24, 2021

Beginning on Thursday, the Osage Nation Health Department will lower its age criteria to 18 for those wanting to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This is offered to any Native American and the goal is to make it as easy as possible for those wishing to get the vaccine. Those wishing to get the vacci ... read more »

WCEM Shares Link to Report Winter Storm Damages

Feb 24, 2021

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (ODEMHS) have requested that residents impacted by the recent winter storm report property damages online. Washington County Emergency Management Director Kary Cox said they made a push last Thursday to get them to look int ... read more »

Barnsdall Back in School After Water Leak

Feb 24, 2021

After Barnsdall Public Schools was forced to let students out early on Monday because of a loss of water and continued poor pressure on Tuesday, students were allowed back in school on Wednesday after city crews worked to fix the water issues.    Monday and Tuesday were both conside ... read more »

American Legion Post 334 in Ramona to Distribute Food

Feb 24, 2021

American Legion Post 334 in Ramona will hold a drive-thru food distribution on Friday, Feb. 26th, starting at 10:00 a.m. Lester Gagan said cars will line up from north to south at 400 Veterans Boulevard. He asks that you stay in your vehicle if you’re going through the drive-thru food d ... read more »

COP to End Air Service; Close Bartlesville Labs

Feb 23, 2021

ConocoPhillips has made the decision to discontinue its Corporate Air Shuttle service and close its Bartlesville Labs. A spokesperson with ConocoPhillips tells Bartlesville Radio that these decisions in no way detract from the company’s commitment to the city. The aircraft used for the ... read more »