Five hurt in accident between Wynona and Pawhuska

    Five hurt in accident between Wynona and Pawhuska

    Four people were injured in an accident on OK 99 near Pawhuska on Wednesday morning. Two of the injured were flown to Tulsa hospitals but were reported to be in stable condition, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Hospitalized were Kaylee McCullough, 16, of Wynona, one of the drivers, Chris McCullough, 38, of Lexington, and […]

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    Child abuse cases dropped

    Felony child abuse charges against a woman whose five-year-old foster son suffered internal head injuries in late 2012 were dismissed last week, at least the third time in the past several months that such a case has been dropped by the District Attorney’s Office. The case against Cari Eckhart, 27, of Skiatook, was dismissed without […]

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    Logan sworn in at OST

    Logan sworn in at OST

    Vince Logan, an Osage with roots in Hominy, was sworn in Friday as the Special Trustee for American Indians, a post that has been vacant since 2009. As the fourth trustee in history – and the second Native American in the job – Logan will oversee about $4.4 billion in assets held in trust by […]

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    Psych evals at odds

    Psych evals at odds

      An Avant man whose IQ is estimated at 63 was found legally incompetent by one psychologist and competent by another but will not get a third evaluation, though his lawyer asked for one before the man goes on trial for child sexual abuse and resisting police. Lawyer Geoffrey Standing Bear told Judge M. John […]

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    One dead, one badly hurt in crash near Skiatook

    One dead, one badly hurt in crash near Skiatook

    One man died and a child is in critical condition following an accident south of Skiatook on Wednesday morning. Dead is Thomas Blair Jr., 35, of Wagoner. Blair was driving a Chevy van on 52 West Avenue  about 10:13 a.m. Wednesday when a GMC pickup driven by Luis Dominguez-Vargas, 45, of Broken Arrow ran a […]

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    Video: City manager tells officers not to arrest attorney

    Video: City manager tells officers not to arrest attorney

    The Pawhuska Police “Body Cam” video showing the city manager at the scene of the accident is available at http://youtu.be/Z2m14m8VfAE   In response to an Open Records Act request Monday, Pawhuska Police released a July 3 video in which the city manager clearly tells officers not to arrest City Attorney Jesse J. Worten III after […]

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