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City Council Improves Employee Benefits

Feb 20, 2018

The Bartlesville City Council approved multiple agreements to improve employee benefits at a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night. City Attorney Jerry Maddox presented an agreement between the City of Bartlesville and the Fraternal Order of the Police.  The agreement details pote ... read more »

Residential Burglaries Increasing In Bartlesville

Feb 20, 2018

Bartlesville Police have reported an increase in residential burglaries in the south part of downtown Bartlesville (South of Adams) between the railroad tracks and Cherokee. Police Captain Jay Hastings says most are vacant houses being remodeled, and tools are some of the items being stolen. ... read more »

Bartlesville Education Association Says Suspend Class

Feb 19, 2018

The Bartlesville School Board heard 35 minutes of public comment Monday night that was actually targeted for the ears of legislators.  Bartlesville Education Association President Heather Boyle called for the board to suspend classes.   Boyle says the association is fully aware ... read more »

Accident on Adams Blvd

Feb 20, 2018

A wreck has occured on Adams Boulevard on the overpass of Highway 75. As the cold temperatures set, and the rain freezes, do be cautious as you drive. Bridges tend to freeze first as the cold air passes above and below them. Please avoid the area if possible.  ... read more »

Pawhuska Without Power

Feb 20, 2018

The City of Pawhuska is reportedly without power. Reports have come in from several sources regarding power being out in the city, including Pawhuska Public Schools.  Schools were officially let out at 1:00 today due to potential icy weather and lack of power.  City Electric has ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners Meet Tuesday

Feb 20, 2018

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday morning because of the Presidents' Day observance.  The commissioners approved several items on the agenda, including the acceptance of a letter regarding the retirement of Phil Foster from the Washington County Free Fair Bo ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Approve Opioid Lawsuit Contract

Feb 20, 2018

The Nowata County Commissioners approved a contract for an opioid lawsuit at its Tuesday morning meeting. The meeting was moved back a day due to the observance of the president’s day holiday. Brad Barron, a Nowata-based lawyer, presented the contract at last week’s meeting and it ... read more »

OKWU's Wilchcombe Earns Weekly Honors for Fifth Time

Feb 19, 2018

Oklahoma Wesleyan’s Joshua Wilchcombe was named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week yet again. This the fourth consecutive week Wilchcombe has taken home the award and the fifth time this season. Wilchcombe snagged 17 rebounds for the second time this ... read more »

City Council to Ratify Police Agreement

Feb 19, 2018

The Bartlesville City Council will be asked to ratify an agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police Tuesday night.  The agenda for the city council meeting also calls for action on a revision to the city's personnel rules and regulations regarding compensation for unused sick time upon ... read more »

Washington County to Act on Proposed Agreements

Feb 19, 2018

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will vote on two proposed agreements Tuesday morning.  The agenda calls for the board to ratify an agreement between the county health department and Mark Cromwell for the remainder of the fiscal year.  The board also will act on an engineeri ... read more »

DUI Leads to Osage County Accident

Feb 19, 2018

Driving under the influence led to an early Sunday morning accident in Osage County.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 40 year-old Cenaka Lee Harris of Owasso was travelling too fast down a hill a half-mil north of West 64th Street North about a half milie north of Tulsa on Tulsa Mountain ... read more »

School Board to Recognize Cheer and Musicians

Feb 19, 2018

The Bartlesville School Board will welcome board members Randy Herren and Rick Boswell to the board for another term Monday night.  Herren and Boswell were unopposed when they filed for re-election last year.  The board will then choose officers for the next year.  Laci McClintock ... read more »

Bennett Gets Life Sentence

Feb 17, 2018

A former Montgomery County man was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death of a southeast Kansas woman and her three children.        The Kansas Attorney General says 26-year-old David Cornell Bennett Jr., formerly of Cherryvale, was sentenced Friday fo ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Continue Search for Bank Robber

Feb 16, 2018

The Bartlesville Police continue their investigation of the bank robbery which occurred at OK Federal Credit Union branch on Southeast Adams Road last Friday. According to a police press release, the suspect is still at large but more information is being gathered. Police are looking ... read more »

Basinger Has Child Porn Charges Added

Feb 16, 2018

A man accused of molesting his 12-year-old daughter had an additional charge tacked on to his list of allegations. Joseph Ryan Basinger stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday. The State of Oklahoma has added on a count of possessing child pornography after Basinger ... read more »