Area School Board Elections Today

Feb 13, 2018

Nowata voters will go to the polls today for a school board election.  Markesha Hill and Rick Holland will vie for the office number 3 seat on the Nowata School Board.     Pawhuska has contested city council races.  Ward three voters will choose between Mark Buchan ... read more »

Lobbying Rule Changes Proposed

Feb 13, 2018

A proposed rule that would require Oklahoma elected officials to wait two years before working as lobbyists is getting mixed reviews. The Tulsa World reports that the Oklahoma Ethics Commission has unanimously approved the rule. It will take effect if the Legislature doesn't take any acti ... read more »

Sheriff Seeks Burglary Tips

Feb 13, 2018

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a buglary that occurred in the 22000 block of N 4028 Dr. The burglary occurred February 2nd or 3rd and the suspects took several items including 2 dirt bikes. One of the dirt bikes is a green colored Kawasaki with a modified right brake ... read more »

Step Up Oklahoma Vote Fails

Feb 13, 2018

After leaving the vote open for 6 ½ hours, the State House of Representatives gaveled out without passing the largest portion of the Step Up Oklahoma plan.   The plan failed 63-35.  It needed 76 votes to pass.    State School Superintendent, Joy Hoffmeister ... read more »

Arvest Introduces New Banking Features

Feb 12, 2018

Arvest Bank has added a new feature into it's banking arsenal.    The downtown branch now has paperless transactions for loan payments and account withdrawals for the last month or so. According to Arvest Bank's Annah Fischer, the new system is coming to the remaining br ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners Meet On Monday

Feb 12, 2018

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met on Monday morning where they heard several presentations, including one from 4-H and FFA regarding the Washington County Spring Livestock Show and Premium Auction starting at the end of the month. The commissioners also made agreements and ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Continue Opioid Discussion

Feb 12, 2018

The Nowata County Commissioners continued to look into a class action lawsuit on the opioid crisis at a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. Brad Barron, A Nowata-based attorney spoke on behalf on the lawsuit. Barron said he will be putting together the broad terms of the suit and presentin ... read more »

County Commissioners to Hear about Spring Show

Feb 11, 2018

Jenifer Harbour and members of 4-H and FFA organizations will present information on the Washington County Junior Livestock Show to county commissioners Monday morning  The board will also take action on a local public agency land and right-of-way acquisition services contract.  Monday ... read more »

Bartlesville Credit Union Robbed

Feb 09, 2018

Bartlesville's OK Federal Credit Union was robbed at about 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, February 9th.    Police say an approximately 40 year-old man entered the bank and handed the teller a note, saying he had a gun and to give him money.   The man is about 6 ... read more »

Cherokees Re-File Opioid Suit

Feb 10, 2018

The Cherokee Nation has refiled a lawsuit against opioid distributors in state court after a federal judge ruled that tribe's court system had no jurisdiction over the companies.   Lawyers filed the suit Jan. 19 in Sequoyah County, which is part of the tribe's 14-county juris ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested for Allegedly Molesting Daughter

Feb 09, 2018

A student telling her teacher about inappropriate touching led to the arrest of a Bartlesville man. Joseph Basinger stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse facing charges of lewd molestation and possession of methamphetamine. According to an affidavit, a twelve-year-old girl ... read more »

Lawsuit Filed Against City

Feb 09, 2018

A lawsuit has been filed against the City of Bartlesville.   President of the Forrest Creek Owners Association, Remona Colson, says the lawsuit was filed as soon as the city council voted.   Colson says that those hearing dates are coming up, but the owners association p ... read more »

Ramona Man In Court From Drug Bust

Feb 09, 2018

A two week investigation by Ramona Police Officers led to an arrest of one man in Ramona and three arrests in Osage County.   According to an affidavit, Ramona Police with assistance from the Bartlesville Police Department's SWAT team, served a search warrant and found Travis Lee ... read more »

Local Legislators Answer Tough Questions

Feb 09, 2018

Education and state fiscal reform topped the issues for legislators Friday morning for a chamber forum at Tri-County Tech.    State Representative Earl Sears says he favors the phased in 1-2-3 teacher pay raise that would give teachers a total of 6 thousand dollars more a year o ... read more »

University of Central Oklahoma Cancels Speech

Feb 09, 2018

An Oklahoma university has cancelled a planned speech by the founder of a Kentucky museum dedicated to creationism.   University of Central Oklahoma student body President Stockton Duvall said Thursday he stopped negotiations with Creation Museum founder Ken Ham after he got pushback ... read more »