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Pawhuska teen dead & another injured after Saturday accident

One juvenile is dead and another injured after a one car accident on a gravel road in Osage County on Saturday. The names of both victims are being withheld by authorities this morning.   The accident took place at about 5:45 Saturday afternoon on a gravel road. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is reporting that the vehicle, a 2006 Chevrolet being driven ...

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18 year old dies in early morning accident SE of Perry

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that 18 year old Savannah Marie Piatt of Phoenix, Arizona died early Saturday at the scene of a one car accident 5.9 miles south and 6.5 miles east of Perry. At approximately 3:07 Saturday morning, a 2005 Ford F250 pickup, driven by 20 year old Daniel Luke Morgan of Stillwater, was northbound on CR 175, a ...

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Newkirk man injured in two vehicle accident Thursday afternoon

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is reporting that 43 year old Mark Hoepfinger of Newkirk was injured this afternoon when the Ford Escort he was driving was hit by a 2006 Peterbilt driven by 36 year old John Lockwood of Tulsa. The report states that the accident took place at about 12:20 Thursday afternoon on State Highway 11 at US 77 ...

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Ponca PD welcomes Darold Ross as newest officer

Darold Ross is Ponca City’s newest Police Officer. He was sworn to duties by Municipal Judge Bill Kirkpatrick earlier this week. Ross comes to the Ponca City Police Department as a certified Officer. He began his career as a University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Campus Police Officer in 2008 and then joined the Blackwell Police Department in 2010. Ross ...

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Arrest Made in Break-In at Family Pharmacy

Update:  October 15th, 3:00pm 20 year old Logan Ray Shearer was taken into custody this morning at the Police Department.  He is being held in connection with the burglary of the Family Pharmacy.  Shearer was identified through an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip from a feature and surveillance photographs that were released the day following the burglary. Police responded to a ...

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16 Year Old Arrested in Child Porn Investigation

The Ponca City Police Department is reporting that an investigation that began on Monday has resulted in the arrest of a 16 year old male.  He is charged with being in possession of child pornography. He was released to his guardian on a promise to appear.  The case information will be forwarded to the Office of Juvenile Affairs and the District ...

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Rib lovers! Today’s the last day to place your order for AMBUC’s fundraiser

Jerome Orange will be cooking St. Louis style pork ribs this week as a fundraiser for AMBUCs.  Cost is just $20 per slab and you’ll be able to pick them up this Saturday, October 18th at RCB Bank at 14th and Prospect.  If you would like to help out the AMBUCS and enjoy the best ribs you have ever eaten, call today with ...

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News from the Tonkawa Chamber

The Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at the Tonkawa Tag Agency on Thursday, October 23rd at 11:45 a.m.  The new owner is Sandy Creed and we would like to welcome her to the Chamber of Commerce and our community.  Please join us at 100 E. Grand. Chamber after Hours will be hosted by Simple Simon’s Pizza on ...

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Son confesses in murder of father, mother and sister in Duncan

A TV station in Lawton is reporting that 19 year old Alan Hruby, a student at the University of Oklahoma, has confessed to killing his parents and sister in their home in Duncan. NewsOK.com is reporting that early this morning Duncan police Sgt. Ron Corcorran said that he could not confirm any details in the ongoing investigation. The TV station ...

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Beware of scam targeteding grieving survivors

A scam targeted at grieving survivors has come to the attention of the Police Department. A widow was contacted by telephone by a person identifying themselves as a representative from Hospice asking for a copy of her husband’s death certificate and checking account information. “Hospice of North Central Oklahoma is a non-profit agency which provides quality end of life care ...

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