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Owasso Man Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison

Jan 12, 2021

An Owasso man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for striking and killing William Houseman while eluding officers at speeds exceeding 90 mph in 2019. U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced Michael Leon Johnson, 35, to 19 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised ... read more »

Board Being Formed to Discuss Possible Expo Center

Jan 12, 2021

A public meeting was held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Dewey last Thursday to discuss the possibility of developing an Expo Center in the heart of Washington County. Commissioner Mike Bouvier said last weeks meeting went well, adding that he was happy with the turnout. He added tha ... read more »

Tri County Tech CEO Receives Prestigious Award

Jan 12, 2021

Tri County Tech Superintendent & CEO Lindel Fields has received the 2021 Baldridge Foundation Award for Leadership Excellence. Al Faber, president and CEO of the Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Inc., announced on Tuesday, Jan. 12th, that Tri County Tech’s ... read more »

Final Audit Approved for Washington County Jail

Jan 12, 2021

The Washington County Correctional Facilities Authority approved its final financial statements and independent auditor's report for year ended June 30th, 2020 when they met on Monday. Commissioner Mitch Antle said the final financial statements and independent auditor's report was fo ... read more »

COVID-19 Update 1-12

Jan 12, 2021

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting an additional 2,210 COVID-19 cases in Tuesday’s situation update. There are 29 additional deaths being reported, including one in Osage County. Additionally, there are 1,734 Oklahomans hospitalized due to COVID-19. Washington County i ... read more »

Tribes Release Statement on Incident at US Capitol

Jan 12, 2021

The Cherokee Nation and Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. have joined the Chickasaw, Choctaw and Muscogee Nations in a statement regarding the violence at the U.S. Capitol last week. In the statement, the tribe’s said: “On January 6th, we watched in horror as insurrectionists s ... read more »

Dewey Homecoming Interviews Continue Tuesday

Jan 12, 2021

At Dewey High School, it's Super Fan Day! Deck out in your favorite team! Homecoming royalty interviews continue Tuesday night on KRIG 104.9 at 5:45 with Katie Wright and Jacob Van Atta compliments of Bartnet IP & Medicalodges of Dewey. Wednesday is Camo Day at Dewey High School. ... read more »

St. John School Annual Gala Moves Online

Jan 12, 2021

The annual fundraising event for the oldest Catholic school in Bartlesville will be a "non-event" event this year.   Elizabeth Trash, St John School Development Director, and Lori Shelley, educator and parent of a St John student, appeared on COMMUNITY CONNECTION to explain ... read more »

OSBI Investigates Homicide in Nowata

Jan 09, 2021

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) was requested by the Nowata Police Department on Saturday morning to investigate a homicide. The investigation was initiated after a disturbance at the Casey's General Store on Ash Street in Nowata around 8:00 a.m. In a press release, the ... read more »

PPP2 Changes Explained by Paul Hood

Jan 12, 2021

Congress revived the PPP as part of the $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill that was signed into law on Dec. 27. The program provided $525 billion in forgivable loans over five months before it stopped accepting applications in August. The Economic Aid Act rebooted PPP (or PPP2, as some call it) wi ... read more »

Bartlesville Daybreak Rotary Sets Records for 2020 Fantasyland of Lights

Jan 11, 2021

The traffic was, at times, bumper-to-bumper, for the Daybreak Rotary's 2020 Fantasyland of Lights as records for attendence and donations were smashed.   Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION on Monday, Rotarians  Bill Riley and Pam Crawford took to the airwaves to sincerly than ... read more »

Car Crashes Into Electric Pole in Bartlesville

Jan 11, 2021

A car backed into an electric pole at 9th Street and Oak Avenue in Bartlesville on Monday night, causing the pole to break. Bartlesville Police Captain Jay Hastings said no injuries occurred in the accident. He said the Bartlesville Fire Department was on scene and made contact with the Publi ... read more »

DPS Transfers Activity Funds, More on Monday Evening

Jan 11, 2021

The Dewey Public Schools Board of Education approved a request for the Teacher & Leader Effectiveness (TLE) Qualitative Evaluation waiver for the current school year when they met on Monday evening. Superintendent Vince Vincent said this does not mean that Dewey Public School will not be ... read more »

Getting the Second Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine, More

Jan 11, 2021

Local County Health Departments have been receiving a vast amount of questions and phone calls about how individuals can schedule an appointment for their secondary COVID-19 vaccine. When you get your first dose of vaccine, the Oklahoma State Department of Health says you will receive a vacci ... read more »

Washington County Extends Mask Mandate for Courthouse

Jan 11, 2021

A resolution to extend a mask mandate that requires masks to be worn in the Washington County Courthouse was approved by the Washington County Commissioners on Monday morning. District Judge Linda Thomas, District Attorney Kevin Buchanan, Assistant DA Will Drake, and Court Clerk Jill Spitzer ... read more »