News

Bartlesville Police Continue Community Outreach Efforts

May 08, 2019

Community outreach has been a top priority for the Bartlesville Police Department since Chief Tracy Roles was hired on last October. The BPD held the Inaugural Block Party and now they are putting on another inaugural event. Bartlesville Regional United Way will benefit from their Mud in the ... read more »

Leadership Bartlesville Planning Cricket Tournament

May 08, 2019

34 people in the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce’s 28th Leadership Bartlesville Class graduated from the program Tuesday night. Class President Matt Spence talked about the project his Class looks to put on during Labor Day Weekend. They will partner with the Bartlesville Cricket Club ... read more »

City of Dewey Special Municipal Election Information

May 08, 2019

If you are a registered voter in Washington County and became physically incapacitated after 5 p.m. Tuesday, you will not have to miss next week’s Special Municipal Election. That election is over the City of Dewey’s proposal to raise the sales tax rate. Washington County Elec ... read more »

City Asks Residents to Vote Yes on Sales Tax Increase

May 08, 2019

The Special Municipal Election for the City of Dewey is rapidly approaching. Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease said they are going to make a hard push to get support from the public to raise the sales tax rate. He said they will match the sales tax rate of Bartlesville. The sales tax collection ... read more »

OSBI Investigates Rape Claims Against Former Nowata Jailer

May 07, 2019

Former Nowata County Jailer Cody Lowen was arrested and charged with first-degree forcible sodomy and rape by instrumentation. Undersheriff Jason McClain said that the sheriff’s office called in the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to examine the situation. OSBI special agent Bran ... read more »

Severe Weather Could Impact Bartlesville Area Tonight

May 07, 2019

It will be important to stay weather aware this evening and be in tune with what is going on. Washington County Emergency Manager Kary Cox says his group will be prepared for any severe weather or damaging flooding that may impact the area.   Cox says the latest forecasts are predict ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested on Methamphetamine Trafficking Charges

May 07, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested after a search of his residence produced a large amount of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. James Gillham Jr. appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday facing charges of amphetamine trafficking, keep a house where CDS is sold and possession of drug ... read more »

Search Continues for Escaped Inmate

May 07, 2019

Nowata law enforcement continues to search for 24-year-old Caleb Epple who escaped from the Nowata County jail on Monday evening. Nowata Police Chief Mike McIlhaney says that several leads have been investigated. Epple was arrested on April 22 and charged with burglary in the first degree ... read more »

United Way Reaches Their 2018 $2.3 Million Goal

May 07, 2019

Bartlesville Regional United Way met Monday night at the Price Tower Arts Center for an annual meeting. President and CEO Lisa Cary announced that they successfully reached their $2.3 million goal set in 2018. She said the huge success makes the United Way staff very happy as they are about t ... read more »

Dewey Fire Changes Logos to Represent Community

May 07, 2019

Carrying a professional image – the Dewey Fire Department announced a change to its logos on Facebook last weekend. Fire Chief Chad Schuler said that there was nothing wrong with the brand. He said they just wanted to re-brand in a way that best represents Dewey. To Chief Schuler, D ... read more »

Election Board Sending Out Address Confirmation Notices

May 07, 2019

More than 181,000 registered voters in the state of Oklahoma will receive an official Address Confirmation Notice from the State Election Board over the next two months. These notices are required to be sent out by state law. State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax says anybody who gets on ... read more »

Osage County Sheriff's Office Looking for Help in Homicide

May 07, 2019

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public in regards to the death of 51-year old Tracy Thomason. Thomason was found by family members in the living room of his house on Ranchland Rd. west of Skiatook last Wednesday. Thomason lived alone. Reports from The N ... read more »

Focus on Service Men, Women Imperative in Program

May 07, 2019

Congressman Kevin Hern will host his first Veterans History Day in Tulsa next month. The Veterans History Project works to preserve the memories, stories, and history of northeast Oklahoma veterans for future generations through the Library of Congress. During Veterans History Day, staff ... read more »

Oklahoma State Buffalo Nearing Rehab Completion

May 07, 2019

The Oklahoma State University buffalo formerly housed at Bartlesville Public Library is still being rehabilitated. Library Director Shellie McGill said she hoped to have had it for the Inaugural Block Party last weekend, but that Gary Long of C&M Collision Repair is doing excellent work. ... read more »

Skiatook Chamber to Hold Monthly Luncheon Wednesday

May 07, 2019

The Skiatook Chamber of Commerce will meet Wednesday afternoon for its monthly luncheon at the First Baptist Church in Skiatook. Doors open at 11:45 for networking and lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $7 to attend. Skiatook City Manager Dan Yancey will be the guest speaker. For any quest ... read more »