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B & E Charges Filed After Eviction

May 09, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested for attempting to break into a residence he had been evicted from. Scott Taylor appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing a misdemeanor charge of unlawful entry for an incident that occurred at a residence on the 1400 block of Hickory Avenue. ... read more »

Osage Nation Holding Drive With Dad Golf Tournament

May 09, 2019

The Osage Nation “Driving With Dad” Golf Tournament will take place on Sunday, May 18 at the Cedar Crest Golf Course in Skiatook. It will be a two-person scramble for a father and child ages 8 to 18. Check-in starts at 8 in the morning and there will be a shotgun start at 9. Entry ... read more »

Car Show Brings in Funds for the Dewey Fire Dept.

May 09, 2019

Dewey Fire has benefitted from last weekend’s Car Enthusiasts and Stray Kat 500 Car Show. The Dewey Fire Department said 100-percent of the gate proceeds collected by Stray Kat 500 were given to the department. A grand total of $3,500 was given to the department this week after the week ... read more »

Sen. Lankford Focused on Public Service Recognition

May 09, 2019

U.S. Senator for Oklahoma James Lankford spoke on the Senate Floor to discuss Public Service Recognition Week. In his speech, Sen. Lankford highlighted the 93-thousand active and retired federal employees in Oklahoma. He also spoke about the federal employees who lost their lives in the O ... read more »

BHS Cheer Receives Funds After Test Drive Event

May 09, 2019

Test driving a new Ford vehicle led to approximately $1,400 in donations this week. The Doenges Family of Autos participated in the Ford “Drive 4 Ur School” program to raise funds for the Bartlesville High School Cheer Squad. President and Owner Brad Doenges said there were ab ... read more »

Six-Figure Bond Set for Escaped Inmate

May 09, 2019

A Nowata inmate who escaped jail custody on Monday night was arraigned on Thursday morning at the Nowata County Courthouse. 24-year-old Caleb Epple was charged with one count of felony escaping. Judge Carl Gibson set Epple’s bond at $125,000. Epple allegedly walked out of a back door of ... read more »

Gov. Stitt Adds 14 Counties to State of Emergency List

May 09, 2019

14 counties have been added to Gov. Kevin Stitts State of Emergency executive order. Those 14 counties were added because they were impacted by the latest round of severe weather that began Tuesday, April 30th. The 14 added counties include: Alfalfa, Beckham, Caddo, Custer, Dewey, Greer, Kay, ... read more »

Inhofe Looking at Water Rights for Other Cities

May 09, 2019

Water rights at Copan Lake became feasible on April 24th for the City of Bartlesville. After 10 longs years of work, those involved in making this possible can catch their breathe. Sen. Jim Inhofe  said they stick with it until it gets done and it is done now. He authored the 2018 Americ ... read more »

W 2900 Road to Close for a Week Due to Construction

May 09, 2019

Washington County Emergency Management said W 2900 Road off of Highway 75 will close Thursday, May 9th. The roadway will be closed through Thursday, May 16th. Construction of a new intersection approach is the reason for the closure. Both the east and west side of W 2900 Road will be clos ... read more »

High Bond Set for Third DUI

May 08, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested for his third driving under the influence offense early Thursday morning. Jakeb Ledford appeared at the Washington County Courthouse facing charges of aggravated DUI, transporting an open container and driving under suspension. Assistant district attorney Zoe G ... read more »

Ramona Man Arrested for Shooting Firearm

May 08, 2019

A Ramona man was arrested early Wednesday morning after threatening two female victims and shooting a firearm. Ty Smith appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on charges of recklessly handling a firearm and threatening to perform an act of violence. According to an affidavit, Smith was ... read more »

Phillips 66 Stock On The Rise

May 08, 2019

The Phillips 66 Board of Directors say they have seen a 12.5 percent increase on Phillips 66 common stock. This rounds out to a quarterly dividend of 90 cents per share. That dividend is payable on June 3 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 20.   Phillips 66 CEO ... read more »

Leaf and Grass Collection Going Through Friday

May 08, 2019

The City of Bartlesville is offering free grass and leaf collection for Bartlesville residents through Friday. Limbs will also be picked up, but they must be cut into four-foot lengths and neatly bundled. The weight of each bundle must be less than 50 pounds.   Residents should place ... read more »

New Drug Policy Coming for County Employees

May 08, 2019

Beginning next Thursday, an updated drug policy will take effect for Osage County employees who work for the county. Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts says this is a result of laws being passed at the Capitol Building in Oklahoma City.   Roberts said it gets confusing beca ... read more »

Bartlesville Chamber Holds 115th Awards, Gala Tuesday

May 08, 2019

Tate Boys Tire and Service was named the 2019 Business of the Year during the 115th Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce Gala Tuesday night at the Hilton Garden Inn. Craig Tate received the award and remembered what he learned from his father, Bob Tate, who started Tate Boys Tire & Service in ... read more »