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Washington County Cleaning Roads After Storm

Jun 12, 2018

After storms crashed through the area in the early hours of Tuesday morning, crews are working diligently to clean up the mess left behind.   High winds damaged several buildings in Bartlesville, but more commonly broke tree branches which littered the streets. Washington County Comm ... read more »

Fire threatens Yocham's Western Wear

Jun 12, 2018

Fire broke out before Tuesday morning before 9 o'clock at Bartlesville's Yocham's Western Wear on U. S. 60.  Flames appeared to reach 50 to 60 feet high and traffic was detoured onto county roads as firefighters worked on the blaze.   ... read more »

Storms Cause Outage - Damage in Bartlesville

Jun 12, 2018

A line of severe storms produced high winds and caused some damage in Bartlesville early on Tuesday morning.  The storms hit between 4:00-5:00 AM and caused thousands in Osage, Washington and Nowata counties to lose power. Thousands more were without power in Southeast Kansas.  ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Forcibly Enters Apartment

Jun 11, 2018

A man who forcibly entered his ex-girlfriend’s apartment was arrested late Friday night. Jeremy Barber stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing charges of first degree burglary, destruction of private property and interfering with an emergency call. Acco ... read more »

Fleeing Fugitive Arrested in Ramona

Jun 11, 2018

A man and a woman who hitchhiked their way to Ramona were arrested after drugs were found in their possession and an active warrant was discovered. Anthony Machado and Janthon Wise stood before a judge at Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing seperate charges. Machado was charged with ... read more »

The Heat Is On This Summer

Jun 11, 2018

Forecasts indicate afternoon Heat Index values remain in the 100 to 105 degree range throughout the remainder of the week.   To avoid suffering heat illness, Washington County Emergency Management asks you to remember to:   •Stay hydrated and take breaks in the shad ... read more »

Lake Levels Still High

Jun 11, 2018

With scattered showers and high heat, local lakes have seen a fluctuation of levels.   At Hula Lake, the level has risen to 733.61, which is at 116.1-percent capacity. Over at Hudson Lake, the level sits at 756.8, which is just under full capacity at 97.6-percent.   In a ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Approve Several Items

Jun 11, 2018

The Nowata County Commissioners approved several different items at a Monday morning meeting. The board started off with the approval of the county’s temporary appropriations application. The general fund will not exceed $1.09 million for the fiscal year 2018-2019. Commissioner Curtis B ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners Meet Twice

Jun 11, 2018

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met for a couple of meetings on Monday morning. The Commissioners approved a resolution to participate in ACCO-SIG for property liability in 2018-2019, and approved forms for work on the Bison Road Project. However, a renewal of an agreement regard ... read more »

Budget Board to Conduct Public Hearing

Jun 11, 2018

The Washington County Budget Board will conduct a public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 1019 budget for the county this afternoon.  The board will also discuss a possible recommendation to the board of county commissioners to revise the resolution of the Employees Flexible Benefit Plan. ... read more »

Woman Injured in Osage County Accident

Jun 11, 2018

An Enid woman was injured Sunday afternoon in an accident about 2 and a half miles south of Shidler.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 55 year-old Jimmie Miller was driving a Honda Shadow southbound on State Highway 18 when her vehicle failed to negotiate a curve to the right.  She w ... read more »

Washington County Board to Act on Detention Transport.

Jun 11, 2018

The Washington County board of commissioners will take action on a second opinion to renew an agreement with the office of juvenile affairs for detention transportation.  The board will also act on a utility relocation agreement on the bison road project.  The board will convene its mee ... read more »

Reward Increased in Cold Case

Jun 10, 2018

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is doubling a $5,000 reward for information that helps solve the fatal shootings of two women in southeastern Oklahoma.   The agency says it's now offering a $10,000 reward for information about the August 2016 deaths of 23-year-old Emil ... read more »

Local Soldier Injured in Africa

Jun 10, 2018

A Bartlesville soldier was reportedly injured in an attack in the Bar-Sanguni area of Solmalia. The U.S. Special Forces team was in the process of constructing a new Forward Operating Base with a large local partner force when they came under sustained mortar fire and machine gun fire from techni ... read more »

Pawhuska Chamber to Host Candidate Forum

Jun 09, 2018

The Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Candidate forum this Tuesday at the Pawhuska Community Center. Meet the Candidates for Oklahoma State House District 36 : J Paul Ganzel Jared Lemmons Jordan Lauffer Louise Redcorn Sean Roberts   And Candidates for ... read more »