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BBQ, Bluegrass and a Blithe Spirit – Lots to do this weekend!

No reason to be bored this weekend! The inaugural “Oklahoma Tribal Challenge Golf Tournament” tees off today at Lew Wentz Golf Course. A full slate of high school football is scheduled for tonight. On Saturday the annual Cherokee Strip BBQ and Chili Cook-off will be held at Lake Ponca. Tasting kits are available at local banks, the chamber, the Bag Lady ...

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Charges filed in Monday Casino Kidnapping

A 39 year old Ramona man who has been in custody since Monday afternoon appeared in Washington County District Court Thursday afternoon to face formal charges.  Christopher Ross McClain is charged with kidnapping, three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, pointing a firearm, and possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.  Ramona Police, along with Washington County ...

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Armed Robbery at Valero and Liquor Store break-in at Hartford & Union Early Friday

An armed robbery was reported at approximately 2:06am from the Valero Convenience Store located at the corner of Hartford and Union.  The clerk told Police that a black male, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build entered the store.  He had on a mask, gloves and a dark hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head.  The robber ...

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Man killed in Thursday Night Shooting on South Second in Ponca

At approximately 9:40 Thursday evening a male passerby was told by a female that someone had been shot, he alerted emergency responders.  Police responded to the boarding house at 802 South Second and found two men lying in the back yard, one beaten and the other had been shot. Vinson Alan Kendrick, 35, was transported to the Ponca City Medical ...

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More Arrests Made in Ponca Home Invasion

Frank David James, 26, was taken into custody today at his home in Ponca City just before 2pm for outstanding warrants in connection to last month’s home invasion robbery.   Less than 10 minutes later, 19 year old Caselynn Ternet Poulson was taken into custody at Fifth Street and Grand Avenue when an officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle ...

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Skunks, skunks, everywhere!

If you’ve been seeing more skunks than usual, there’s a reason: they love this weather! Officials say that a rainy late spring and summer with below-average temperatures has been good for all wildlife, skunks included, and that you’ll likely more of them for a short time longer.  The best advice for anyone finding one close to the house or inside your ...

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PGA Tour Pros to host tournament at Wentz this weekend

The inaugural Oklahoma Tribal Challenge Golf Tournament is taking place at Ponca City’s Lew Wentz Golf Course Thursday and Friday September 18-19. This tournament is hosted by PGA TOUR Professionals Notah Begay III and Scott Verplank. The Oklahoma Tribal Challenge benefits the important work of the Notah Begay III Foundation and efforts to promote physical activity, health and wellness and combat ...

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Men kidnapped from Cherokee Casino and tortured

Two men were kidnapped at the Cherokee Casino in Catoosa early yesterday, then tortured before they were able to escape.  After receiving a tip, police in Ramona, with assistance from the Washington County Sheriff’s office, Bartlesville police, the Bartlesville SWAT team, the FBI, and the Cherokee Marshalls took a person into custody just before 2:30 yesterday afternoon. Ramona Police Chief ...

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34 year old man dead after Ark City industrial accident

A 34 year old man is dead after an industrial accident just after 9:30 yesterday morning at the KanPak plant in Arkansas City.  The man was part of a crew working on an expansion project at the facility when the boom truck he was in contact with – touched an overhead power line.  He was transported to South Central Kansas Medical ...

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Police Name Four In Home Invasion Warrants – On On The Loose

Warrants have been issued for four subjects believed to be involved in the home invasion robbery which occurred in the early morning hours on August 20 in the 1400 block of North Seventh Street in Ponca City. The 59 year old victim reported to Police that three masked subjects forcibly entered his home and held him at gunpoint.  They took ...

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