News Briefs

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Fisher drafts

OSBI questions

District Attorney Mike Fisher said Monday he has been drafting questions as a basis for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to probe very specific aspects of the findings of a recently released audit of the Country Corner Fire District, located in south Osage County.

“The questions will be very specific,” Fisher said, explaining that he will be asking the OSBI to determine if “any improper benefit” was received by anyone, and whether any such benefit was received in a criminal manner.

Fisher said it wouldn’t be possible to prosecute everything listed in the audit findings, but he is interested in being able to make careful determinations about very precise details.


Police phones

out Monday night

Pawhuska Police Chief Rex Wikel said Tuesday morning that the police department had gotten its telephone service back. Service was out between about 10:22 p.m. Monday and roughly 7 a.m. Tuesday, Wikel said.

The Pawhuska Police Department does not take 911 calls, so the service outage affected only nonemergency telephone traffic, he said. The Osage County Sheriff’s Office helped the police department with telephone traffic during the outage.