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Branch Sentenced After Rape Conviction

Apr 10, 2019

A 21-year-old Nowata man has been sentenced after being convicted of second degree rape. Lane Branch will serve 10 years in the Department of Corrections after a jury convicted him on the charge in March. According to an affidavit, Branch claimed to have consensual intercourse with a 14-year- ... read more »

Three Charged in Meidl Murder Appear in Court

Apr 10, 2019

A trio accused in the August 2018 murder of Gregory Meidl appeared at the Washington County Courthouse for formal arraignment on Wednesday morning. Tyler Leo Thomison of Delaware had a not guilty plea entered by his attorney, Stephen Riley.Thomison is being charge with second degree murder, p ... read more »

Jensen Tractor Ranch Burglarized Tuesday Morning

Apr 09, 2019

Jensen Tractor Ranch on US-75 near W 2400 Road was burglarized Monday night into early Tuesday morning. Washington County Undersheriff Jon Copeland says the thieves cut open the locked gate before proceeding to steal several Echo branded trimmers and chainsaws from the property. The burglars were ... read more »

Bartlesville Earns Tree City Status Again

Apr 10, 2019

The City of Bartlesville recently earned recognition from the Oklahoma Forestry Services and the Oklahoma Urban and Community Forestry Council for achieving national certification from the Arbor Day Foundation.   Bartlesville places a high priority on forestry management practices.&n ... read more »

Pawhuska Approved for Car Charging Station

Apr 09, 2019

The Pawhuska City Council met for a regular scheduled meeting Tuesday evening at City Hall. Palma Lough of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority presented the Council with a $20,000 check for meeting the criteria to qualify for the Competitive Utility Program. This is a re-occurring grant ea ... read more »

Gas Leak Closed Portion of Adams Boulevard Tuesday

Apr 09, 2019

Adams Boulevard was closed from Crestland Drive to King Drive in Bartlesville due to a gas leak. The gas leak occurred when a construction crew hit a gas line in the Sooner Park Drive area. That portion of Adams Boulevard was closed for five hours while crews worked on the gas leak. Washingto ... read more »

Pawhuska Man Picks up Sixth DUI

Apr 09, 2019

A Pawhuska man was arrested on his sixth driving under the influence charge, according to the State of Oklahoma. Bobby Hemphill was charged with felony driving under the influence, transporting an open container, and driving under suspension for an incident that took place in rural Washington Cou ... read more »

Formal Arraignment Set in 2018 Murder Case

Apr 09, 2019

A formal arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday for three people charged in the August 2018 murder of Gregg Meidl. Terry Lee Donladson Jr., Thomas Wayne Alexander and Tyler Leo Thomison will all appear at the Washington County Courthouse. Formal arraignment has been passed in the matter multi ... read more »

Pawhuska Junior High Might be Utilized in Different Manner

Apr 09, 2019

A decision was made several years ago to close the Pawhuska Junior High Building because of declining enrollment and budget constraints. As a result, seventh and eighth grade students have had to take classes in the high school building and this is something High School Principal Lauri Lee doesn& ... read more »

Switzer Cuts Ribbon at Price Fields

Apr 09, 2019

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Price Fields in Bartlesville featuring former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer. Along with his business partner Mike Henry, Switzer owns Youth Scoreboards, a business that will be installing eight electronic scoreboards throughou ... read more »

Pawhuska Schools Has Bright Future Ahead

Apr 09, 2019

All three principals were at Monday's school board meeting in Pawhuska talking about ways to improve their respective campus. Indian Camp Elementary School Principal Amy Sanders knows it is important to make sure students are included in the process of becoming a better school. Elemen ... read more »

Hydrant Flushing, Testing to Start Sunday

Apr 09, 2019

The City of Bartlesville’s Water Utilities Department will begin testing and flushing fire hydrants Sunday, April 14th. This is an annual practice to ensure that fire hydrants are in proper working order. The process will be completed in sections. Some areas of work will be conducted at ... read more »

Things Collection at Library Wins Ruth Brown Award

Apr 09, 2019

Bartlesville Public Library Director Shellie McGill says the library has received an award. The Oklahoma Library Association gave the award to the Bartlesville Library for its Things Collection. The Things Collection is literally a grouping of things that can be checked out at the library. Th ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested for Threatening Family

Apr 08, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested after an indecent in which he made several threats toward members of his family. Vernon Munkirs appeared at the Washington County courthouse on Monday facing charges of domestic abuse in the presence of a minor and making threats to kill for an incident that occurr ... read more »

Dewey Woman Arrested for Biting Man

Apr 08, 2019

A Dewey woman appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing charges stemming from a weekend domestic abuse incident. Brittney McCaullife was charged with domestic abuse for her role in altercation that took place on Saturday. According to an affidavit, McCaullife’s husba ... read more »