An election sign posted at a voting precinct in Bartlesville.
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SKIATOOK, Okla. - For the first time in Skiatook's history, voters took to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots for the city's first ever City Council.
Tuesday, voters cast ballots for the seven-member Council.
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Citizens voted in November to shed their town status and officially become the city of Skiatook.
"I think it's long overdue and well needed. As we grow it's a new opportunity to be able to have different and diverse businesses and we really need that," Meshell McCuen, a 34-year resident of Skiatook, said.
Voters say they hope the change will bring more growth and opportunity to the city.
"I think it will help with getting rid of the cronyism and things of that nature that was going on in the town," Skiatook voter Blake Hanna said.
Citizens of Skiatook say it's time to move the old town forward and attract more people to the city.
"There's a lot of opportunity and space that's not being used...we need someone that's willing to make an economic difference and bring some new businesses in," McCuen said.
McCuen says she very excited and hopeful about new ideas city leaders will bring to city. She's encouraged by the new municipal upgrade and the city's rebranding.
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A father and son were arrested Wednesday after authorities uncovered firearms and drugs during the execution of a search warrant.
Bartlesville High School is no longer on lockdown after police say a suspicious backpack found in the hallway contained only school supplies.
A McAlester man is facing federal charges after allegedly installing a hidden video camera in the women's restroom at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant.
Pictures of the first winter storm of the season, Dec. 5 and 6.
KJRH 2 Works for You and Moody's Jewelry is giving away over $4,000 in jewelry from Dec. 9 through Dec. 20. Go to www.kjrh.com/contests to enter this 12 Days of Christmas giveaway.
The annual Food 2 Families food drive benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma will begin Friday, Nov. 22 and end Dec. 15. We held our drive here at the station on Dec. 11.