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Police Announce Traffic Safety Check in Ponca Next Week

The Ponca City Police Department will be conducting a traffic safety check point next week.   Patrol Division Captain Earl Watkins will organize the effort to observe compliance in the areas of proper safety belt and child safety seat usage, vehicle insurance coverage and status of the driver’s license. “The partnership and grant funding from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office allows ...

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Ponca City Police: Do You Know This Woman?

Police need your help in identifying this women pictured in this surveillance picture from Murphy’s gas, which is located in front of Wal-Mart, in the 1100 block of East Prospect. At approximately 1pm on Tuesday August 4 she pulled into Murphy’s gas station, in an older model maroon colored Ford Taurus possibly a 1994 model. The woman is estimated to ...

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Happening Now: Ponca PD Warns “Beware of Utility Scam”

Several local businesses and individuals have been contacted by phone today by a man saying he is with the City Utility Offices. The caller is asking for credit card information. He is telling the business or individual they are late on their payment and he is sending a technician to disconnect their power if they don’t pay over the phone. ...

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1-2-3 Red Light: Traffic Signal Project Starts Monday in Downtown Ponca

City crews will begin removing six of the 18 downtown traffic signals on Monday, August 3.  The signals that will be removed are located on Central and Cleveland at 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Streets.  This is the first phase in a larger project to improve traffic flow in the central business district and to complement the recent sidewalk and lighting ...

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Update: Four Year Old Ponca City Girl Drowns on Monday

Four year old Haley M Primeaux died as a result of a drowning incident last night. Haley, along with several other children, had been at the swim beach at Ponca Lake in the care of her 26 year old aunt and 53 year old grandmother. Bystanders at the swim beach administered CPR until ambulance personnel arrived. The Communications Center received ...

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Shidler Wins Oklahoma State High School Fishing Championship

The Shidler High School team of Austin French and Dillon Nash brought five bass to the scale weighing 14 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the 2015 Oklahoma State High School Fishing Championship on the Arkansas River. (FLW/TBF) The Shidler High School team of Austin French and Dillon Nash brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 5 ounces, ...

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Warrant Issued for Ponca City Police Officer; Bohon Releases Statement

The Ponca City News is reporting that a warrant has been issued for Ponca City police officer Rock Lewis Minghetti, who was charged on Monday with a misdemeanor count  of  domestic abuse, assault and battery.   Police believe that Minghetti committed three counts of domestic assault and battery at his home between March 1 and July 5.  As a result, the district attorney has made a request that counts ...

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Free Family Fun with the Sugar Free All-Stars Today at Poncan

The Sugar Free All-Stars make a return to the historic Poncan Theatre today for two free shows: The first at 2pm and the 2nd at 7 o’clock tonight. The act features a fun drum and organ duo with lots of energy – and designed for kids of all ages. Admission to both shows is free of charge and doors will ...

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Oklahoma Was Rockin’ & Rollin’ With Quakes on Monday

For the third time Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey recorded an earthquake of at least 4.0-magnitude near Crescent.  The latest last night was a 4.5 magnitude quake at 8:18 just 3 miles north northeast of Crescent.  Earlier in the day a 4.0 quake was recorded around 12:49, followed by 4.5 magnitude tremblor quake was registered near the same location at ...

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Po Hi Football Announces Pre-Season Meeting Schedule

With the start of school just a few weeks away, activity is starting to ramp up and that includes meetings for football players in 9th through 12 grades.  The school released the following schedule today: Varsity (10th – 12th Grade) Parent Meeting will be Tuesday, July 28th in the Assembly Center at 6:30pm.  The meeting will go over basic information ...

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