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OIGA Scholarship Deadline Extended

May 31, 2018

The deadline to apply for the John Marley Scholarship has been extended to June 15.    The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association says the John Marley Scholarship is open to any student whose parent or guardian is a Casino Industry Employee in Oklahoma. Student applicants must provi ... read more »

ODOT To Begin Project on US-75

May 31, 2018

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is preparing for a guardrail rehabilitation project.   Starting next week on U.S. Highway 75 and State Highway 60, the project consists of guardrail replacement at the U.S. 75-Adams Boulevard overpass, as well as along the north side of Lee L ... read more »

34th Annual OKM Festival to Have a Different Sound

May 31, 2018

The 2018 OKM Music Festival might look a little bit different this year. The festival’s 34th edition, which begins June 9 and runs through June 15 will feature four different Bartlesville locations with a wider variety of performers than in year’s past. Day one of the event will b ... read more »

PSO Power Outage

May 31, 2018

A power outage has left one neighborhood without power in Bartlesville.   According to Public Service Company's Region Communications Manager, Stan Whiteford, 29 customers in a neighborhood near Madison Boulevard and Nowata Road are without power. Whiteford says that a cutout, wh ... read more »

BRUW Hires New Marketing Manager

May 30, 2018

The Bartlesville Regional United Way announced that Paige Earley will be taking over as the new marketing manager through a press release on Wednesday. Earley is a Bartlesville-native having graduated from BHS. She then went to a get a degree in public relations with a minor in human relation ... read more »

Osage County Commissioners to Meet in Special Session

May 31, 2018

Osage County Commissioners will meet in special session Friday afternoon. The board will take action on proposals for an ambulance service contractor to serve the Barnsdall and Avant area.   Samaritan Ambulance will withdraw from its contract on June 30th.  The board plans to se ... read more »

Lightning Causes Sooner Pool Closing

May 31, 2018

Bartlesville's Sooner Pool is closed because lightning struck a pump at the pool Tuesday night.  According to City of Bartlesville spokesman, Kelli Williams, a new pump was ordered and shipped overnight.     The pump should be installed Thursday.  The city wil ... read more »

Thompson Brothers to Celebrate 70 Years

May 31, 2018

Thompson Brothers Welding & Industrial Supply, 3700 E. Tuxedo, Bartlesville, will celebrate 70 years of serving the community with a customer appreciation open house Friday, June 8th  from 10 to 2.        The event is open to the community and will includ ... read more »

Plane Forced To land In Tulsa

May 30, 2018

A plane made an unscheduled landing today in Tulsa as an unruly passenger created a situation on a flight from Portland to Atlanta.   U.S. Attorney Trent Shores says Federal Air Marshals on the plane successfully deescalated and controlled the situation, and the flight landed in Tuls ... read more »

Oklahoma Ranks Near Worst In Children's Health Care

May 30, 2018

Oklahoma is ranked the 7th worst state for children health care in a recent study.   According to a Wallethub study, with the lower number being better, Oklahoma ranks 47th in percentage of children with good teeth, 46th in percent of uninsured children, and 44th in infant death rate ... read more »

Hominy Woman Injured in Tuesday Accident

May 30, 2018

A Hominy woman was injured Tuesday morning in an accident 3-tenths of a mile west of Timberwood Road, 2 miles west of Skiatook.   The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 81 year-old Wanda Eileen Stark was westbound on State Highway 20.  Her Ranger suffered a tire blowout.  She ove ... read more »

Commissioners Announce Termination of EMS Contract

May 29, 2018

The Commissioners announced the official termination of contract notice from Samaritan  Ambulance Service this week at the meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners. District #2  commissioner Darren McKinney expressed concern regarding the announced effective time of Sam ... read more »

ODWC Accepting Bat Watch Applications

May 29, 2018

Registration for the popular Selman Bat Watches, hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, will open May 29.     The weekend watches will be held at the Selman Bat Cave WMA, where Mexican free-tailed bats congregate each summer to give birth. Each night the ... read more »

Sex Offender Violates Rules

May 29, 2018

A Bartlesville man was taken in for multiple violations of his sex offender probation.   According to an affidavit, Brian Edward Fowler, set his registered address and signed his affirmation acknowledging his understanding of the registration. However, an officer observed Fowler driv ... read more »

OSDH Asks For Community Support In Child Abuse Prevention

May 29, 2018

The Oklahoma State Department of Health, through the Office of Child Abuse Prevention, is seeking input from private and public agencies, organizations, private citizens and consumers to develop an effective statewide comprehensive child abuse prevention plan.   Public input is being ... read more »