Bartlesville Man Allegedly Fractures Victim's Jaw

A Bartlesville man is accused of punching an inmate while in custody at the Washington County Jail. Skylar Barcus is set to be charged with a felony count of aggravated assault and battery in Washington County court. Barcus was uncooperative and did not appear for arraignments on Wednesday. Court documents...
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Preliminary Hearing Set for Molestation Case

A Bartlesville man accused molesting two young children will face preliminary hearing in September. Damon Stafford appeared at the Washington County Courthouse last week for a status date in front of District Judge Linda Thomas. Stafford will have evidence and testimony potentially brought against him during a preliminary hearing on...
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Plans approved for new self-storage business in Bartlesville

Plans for a new mini-storage business in Bartlesville are moving forward following the City Planning Commission’s Tuesday approval of a proposed site development plan. A currently undeveloped 1.46-acre plot at 3605 SE Rice Creek Road., next to Tractor Supply, will be developed by Richard Smith into five buildings containing 154 individual indoor storage units and an office building for Smith Family Roofing.
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Osage, OKPawhuska Journal

Eleven being prosecuted in death of Osage citizen

TULSA – Eleven defendants from the Joplin, Missouri, area have now been charged in a third superseding indictment for a kidnapping conspiracy that led to the death of an Osage citizen, and for attempting to obstruct the ensuing federal investigation. “The 11 defendants charged were allegedly involved in either the...
Pawhuska, OKPawhuska Journal

School district honors custodian, bus driver

The director of transportation and custodial activities for Pawhuska Public Schools recently named the school district’s custodian and bus driver of the year for the 2020-21 school year. Dean Hix said Lynn Pearson, the Custodian of the Year, has worked for Pawhuska Public Schools for five years. She is currently...

Police Identify Victim, Suspect In Bartlesville Motel Stabbing

The suspect in a Bartlesville stabbing that left one woman seriously injured has been charged. Bartlesville Police said that 29-year-old Koalton Ellis has been charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon. Late Saturday morning, police responded to the Skyline Motel off Washington Boulevard where they said officers found...

COVID-19 Cases on the Rise

The Oklahoma State Department of Health released its weekly COVID-19 alert map and numbers continue to trend in a negative direction. There are now 63 counties in the orange, or moderate risk level, including Washington, Osage and Nowata counties. Only 12 remain in the yellow, or low risk level for a chance of contracting the coronavirus and two are in the green, or new normal level.
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Skiatook Food Pantry Hit By 2nd Catalytic Converter Theft

The organizers of a food pantry in Skiatook said they are frustrated after learning someone stole the catalytic converter off of a van used to collect food for a second time. They are grateful someone stepped up to help them get the van running again and are planning to file a report with Skiatook Police.

Facility in Wash. Co. to Burn Off Gas as Part of Tests

The Southern Star Cotton Valley Station in Washington County will be conducting tests and inspections that will require the occasional flaring, or burn off, of gas. Washington County Emergency Management officials say this will beginning on Thursday, July 29, and will last through to next week They say large flames up to 30 feet high are possible for short periods of time. These are controlled flares conducted over hard surfaces and monitored very closely and are necessary to complete the testing and inspection of the facilities.

Bartlesville to Hire New Soccer Coach

The Bartlesville Board of Education will vote to hire Brandon Willis as the next Bruins Boys Soccer Coach at its next regularly scheduled meeting. Willis played for Oklahoma Wesleyan University from 2013 to 2017 and led the team to four national tournament appearances. During his playing career, OKWU won three regular season conference championships and two conference tournaments. Willis has been the assistant coach for the Oklahoma Wesleyan Women’s team since 2017.

Local Church Holding Back to School Bash

The Wynona Assembly of God Church will be holding a back to school bash next Wednesday for all students in the area who would like to attend. Each child will receive a free backpack in addition to school supplies. To register, send the church a message on Facebook or an...
Barnsdall, OKPawhuska Journal

Strom helps Barnsdall look for spillway repair money

State Rep. Judd Strom last Thursday said discussions the day previous among state governmental leaders in Oklahoma City regarding the use of federal relief funds had been very positive, and he was encouraged about the possibility that Barnsdall could benefit from that pot of money. Legislators and other state government...

Catalytic Converter Stolen From Skiatook Food Pantry

A catalytic converter has been stolen off of a van used to collect food. This is the second time that this has happened to the Heaven Sent Food Pantry out of Skiatook. The food pantry delivers meals to different towns in Washington and Osage counties. Now that this happened for...

Filming for Upcoming Movie Wraps Up in Downtown Pawhuska

The dirt has been removed from the streets along Kihekah Ave. in downtown Pawhuska and the facades are getting torn down. There are few signs remaining that filmmakers were in Pawhuska getting ready for the upcoming movie, “Killers of the Flower Moon” a week ago. The street remains closed, but...