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Bob Bowlsby in Bartlesville Wednesday

Oct 25, 2017

A big name in college athletics is coming to Bartlesville on Wednesday afternoon. Commissioner of the Big 12 Conference Bob Bowlsby will be giving a luncheon talk at the Hillcrest Country Club. The trip to Bartlesville has been in the works for a while. Chairman of the Bartlesville Sports ... read more »

Thousands Gather At Capitol

Oct 25, 2017

Thousands of people are packing the Oklahoma Capitol to urge legislators to block pending cuts to health and social services programs.   Demonstrators donned green hats and chanted "save our services" as they thronged the fourth-floor rotunda asking lawmakers to restore funding ... read more »

Tulsa Homicide Count Increases

Oct 25, 2017

Tulsa police have arrested two suspects in two separate fatal shootings, pushing the city's annual homicide count to 71.   Sgt. Dave Walker says officers arrested 30-year-old Raymond Rivera Tuesday on a first-degree murder complaint in Monday night's fatal shooting of a man in hi ... read more »

Oklahoma Supreme Court Makes Ruling

Oct 25, 2017

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has tossed another revenue bill passed by the Legislature as unconstitutional, making the state's current budget hole about $500,000 deeper.   In a 6-3 decision on Tuesday, the court ruled the new registration fees of $100 for electric and $30 for hybrid ve ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Booked On Child Abuse Charges

Oct 24, 2017

An investigation by the Department of Human Services led to the arrest of a Bartlesville man. Holden Tayrien appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday facing a charge of enabling child abuse. According to an affidavit, a DHS worker interviewed Tayrien who stated that he willingl ... read more »

Julie Daniels Frustrated With Budget Proposal

Oct 24, 2017

State Senator Julie Daniels has expressed her displeasure on the special budget proposal that was released yesterday. Senator Daniels believes that the true solution to in this budget shortfall lies in reform and not increasing taxes for Oklahomans. Senator Daniels believes that smart budgeti ... read more »

City Manager Ed Gordon Hospitalized

Oct 24, 2017

Bartlesville City Manager Ed Gordon has been hospitalized over the weekend due to an ongoing illness. The City of Bartlesville announced the news in a press release on Tuesday. Mayor Dale Copeland explains the situation. Gordon had been on medical leave over the past several weeks and rec ... read more »

Confederate Geerals Names To Be Removed From Several Oklahoma Schools

Oct 24, 2017

The names of Confederate generals will be removed from three Oklahoma City elementary schools.   Board members called for renaming the schools following violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a protest about the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.   The ... read more »

BPS Addresses State Funding

Oct 23, 2017

The Bartlesville Public School District released a news letter today where they state that Oklahoma is under investing in its public schools. BPS says it should be noted that all Oklahoma schools are significantly handicapped by the lowest teaching salaries in the region, even after cost of ... read more »

BPS Testing Preliminary Results

Oct 23, 2017

The State Department of Education released the results of the Spring 2017 assessments to districts. The district is still analyzing and interpreting the results, but reports that Bartlesville students, on each assessment, consistently outperformed the state averages. However, as expected, th ... read more »

Police Brutality Protest

Oct 23, 2017

A protest against police brutality in Oklahoma called for new leadership in the Tulsa Police Department.   The Tulsa World reports Aware Tulsa hosted the event on Sunday at the Tulsa County Courthouse. About 50 people gathered to hear from speakers including Rev. Joey Crutcher, whose son ... read more »

Oklahoma Reaches Deal On Budget

Oct 23, 2017

Governor Mary Fallin and Republican legislative leaders say they've reached a deal to shore up the state budget and raise pay for teachers and some state workers with a series of tax increases, but it's unclear if there is enough support to pass the plan.   Flanked Monday by abou ... read more »

Accident Closes U. S. 75

Oct 23, 2017

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol closed the southbound lanes of U. S. 75 for a total of one hour 33 minutes Monday morning due to an injury accident.  Traffic was routed onto the shoulder but it was a significant delay for those headed to work south of Bartlesville.  The OHP re-opened the hi ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners

Oct 23, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met at their regularly scheduled weekly meeting on Monday morning. The commissioners approved a contract for visual inspection services, and updated an agreement with the Tulsa County Commissioners. During the Commissioners' Report, Commissione ... read more »

Nowata County Commissioners Appoint Several Deputies

Oct 23, 2017

The Nowata County Commissioners made several appointments during a brief regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. The Commissioners selected five people to interview to become qualified bridge inspectors. The names were selected from a list provided by the State of Oklahoma. The only other agen ... read more »