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Bartlesville Man Charged With Domestic Abuse

Sep 04, 2018

A woman alerted two bystanders to report an alleged instance of domestic abuse. Ryan Crawford stood before a judge at the Washington County courthouse on Tuesday facing charges of domestic abuse, interrupting an emergency phone call and obstructing an officer for an incident that occurred on Mond ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Tased While Trying to Avoid Police

Sep 04, 2018

A man with a city warrant tried to avoid police but was eventually arrested after an officer deployed a taser. John King appeared at the Washington County Courthouse Tuesday facing charges of assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and methamphetamine possession during a police ... read more »

Senator Daniels, Paxton Attend Election Cybersecurity Conference

Sep 04, 2018

Legislators from several mid-America states recently met in Lincoln, Nebraska to examine the issue of election cybersecurity, voter registration system protection and other related issues.  State Senator Julie Daniels and Senator Lonnie Paxton were chosen by Senate President Pro Tempore Mike ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Appoint E911 Committee Member

Sep 04, 2018

The Nowata County commissioners appointed Susan Wesson to serve on the recently formed E911 board at Tuesday morning’s meeting. Wesson joins two other members that were previously appointed. Chairman Doug Sonenberg is still hoping to add members with fire or EMS experience to the board. ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners Approve Red Shirt Fridays

Sep 04, 2018

Bluestar Moms spokesman Brandi Taylor presents Red Shirt Fridays at the Washington County Commissioners meeting Tuesday. Taylor said that people that wear red on Fridays support men and women that have been deployed. She started selling Red Shirt Fridays shirts at her business, Rocking Cactus Des ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Investigate Alleged Domestic Incident

Sep 04, 2018

Bartlesville police are working to locate one of the parties in a domestic dispute Tuesday morning.  Captain Jay Hastings reports officers received a call at 7:42 on a disturbance in progress at an apartment complex near Choctaw and Fourth Street. The person calling said they had escaped the ... read more »

First Medicaid Raise in a Decade to be Considered

Aug 31, 2018

Oklahoma providers who treat patients covered by Medicaid may soon get their first pay rate increase in nearly a decade.   The Oklahoman reports that the Oklahoma Health Care Authority announced Wednesday it's considering raising rates paid to providers. The authority administers ... read more »

Shots Fired at Hotel Leads to Police Response

Aug 31, 2018

Officers respond to a call about gunshots fired inside a Bartlesville hotel Wednesday night. According to an affidavit, officers attempted to make contact with the occupants in room 117 with no luck. The hotel manager then got keys to the room so officers could check the welfare of the occupants. ... read more »

Museum Pursues Project to Benefit Oklahoma Kids

Aug 31, 2018

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum wants to improve their STEM program to encourage kids to choose a life in aviation. Museum Executive Director Tonya Blansett says that 26-thousand students visited the museum last year and they can only take a maximum of 100 students a day. That has led the muse ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested in Shooting Incident

Aug 31, 2018

A man was shot in the hand after confronting a Bartlesville man who was stalking his girlfriend. Austin Lawrence stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse facing a felony charge of shooting with intent to kill for an incident that occurred on Thursday afternoon. According to an ... read more »

Tracy Roles Hired as New Chief of Police

Aug 30, 2018

The City of Bartlesville announced through a press release Thursday that Tracy Roles has been hired as the new Bartlesville Police Chief. Roles, the current police chief in Anadarko, Oklahoma was the top candidate out of more than 30 people who interviewed for the position after Tom Holland r ... read more »

Recent Threat Heightens Security for Bartlesville Schools

Aug 30, 2018

In light of the recent threat made by a student in the Bartlesville School District Wednesday, Bartlesville’s Safe and Healthy Schools Coordinator Kerry Ickleberry says school officials have increased security. The Bartlesville student that made the threat against the school system was arre ... read more »

Game Bird Management Focus for Free Field Days

Aug 30, 2018

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will host an event at the John Dahl Wildlife Management Area in Osage County to improve game bird populations. The Dove, Quail and Pheasant Management Field Day will be held on Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch will be provided for those who ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged for Domestic Abuse

Aug 30, 2018

Events that took place on Aug. 29 lead a Bartlesville man to stand before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse. According to affidavit, Donald Medlock Jr. started yelling and cussing at a victim that didn’t want to “fool around” with him. The victim then stated that she g ... read more »

Utica Square Bank Robber Pleas Guilty

Aug 30, 2018

United States Attorney Trent Shores says 37-year-old Mark Jones of Sapulpa pleas guilty in federal court Thursday morning for his actions in a Tulsa bank robbery in July. Jones entered the Commerce Bank located at Utica Square in Tulsa where he wore a mask and brandished a 9 mm pistol. He the ... read more »