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State Health Department Expects Layoffs

Oct 27, 2017

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is planning to lay off about 250 employees, or 12 percent of its workforce, early next year amid a cash crunch at the agency.   Employees at the department were notified of the reduction-in-force plan via email on Wednesday. Department spok ... read more »

Ding Earns Perfect ACT Score

Oct 27, 2017

Nearly every student wants a good score on the ACT, but what if you got the highest possible composite score?  Bartlesville Sophomore, 14 year-old Edwin Ding earned a composite 36 on the exam.   Only about one-tenth of 1% of all test takers earn the top score. In 2017, only 2,76 ... read more »

Pawhuska City Manager Resigns

Oct 26, 2017

Pawhuska's City Manager has resigned. In a Special Meeting the Pawhuska City Council approved the resignation of Pawhuska City Manager Mike McCartney. An official statement has not been released by the City of Pawhuska other than the approval of McCartney's resignation and the approval of ... read more »

Police Say Social Media Post False

Oct 26, 2017

Police say a post circulating on social media about a human trafficking ring in Tulsa is fabricated.   The post first appeared on the social media app Nextdoor. The post said a man tried to persuade the poster's 14-year-old son to get into his truck. The post said that when teen' ... read more »

Senate Confirms Nominee For Judge

Oct 26, 2017

The U.S. Senate has confirmed a nominee for judge to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.   Sens. James Lankford and Jim Inhofe say the Senate on Thursday voted 79-16 to confirm President Donald Trump's nomination of Scott Palk to the federal bench.   ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Child Abuse

Oct 26, 2017

An investigation of possible child abuse after a three-year-old child was sent to the emergency room led to the arrest of a Bartlesville man. Patrick Weekly stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing multiple felony charges including child abuse, possession of a f ... read more »

OSDH Plans To Lay Off Employees

Oct 26, 2017

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is planning to lay off about 250 employees, or 12 percent of its workforce, early next year amid a cash crunch at the agency.   Employees at the department were notified of the reduction-in-force plan via email on Wednesday.   Department s ... read more »

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation To Hold Contest

Oct 26, 2017

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is offering several prizes to Oklahoma students ages 11-17 and to Oklahoma educators in two different creative writing contests sponsored by Oklahoma Station Chapter-Safari Club International and the ODWC. The contest is divided into two categ ... read more »

Bartlesville Police to Carry Narcan

Oct 26, 2017

More than 800 overdoses have been reported in Washington County over the last four years, according to the Washington County Wellness Initiative.     According to the initiative, 71 people died from accidental overdose in Washington County between 2007 and 2015. Fifty of th ... read more »

Pomeroy Joins RSU Foundation

Oct 26, 2017

Longtime Bartlesville resident Bob Pomeroy has joined the Rogers State University Foundation as a board member.  Pomeroy serves with 20 other community leaders representing RSU campuses in Bartlesville, Claremore and Pryor.    RSU Foundation leaders looked at Pomeroy's ... read more »

BPD Hosting Prescription Takeback Day

Oct 25, 2017

The Bartlesville Police Department is teaming up with a local Walgreens store to help area residents safely and legally dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs during the 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The event is set for ... read more »

Bartlesville Development Authority

Oct 25, 2017

The Bartlesville Development Authority met at their monthly meeting on Wednesday morning where they went over financial statements and received an audit presentation. After convening to executive session, and returning, the BDA approved a Conservation Easement, which will grant 20 acres in th ... read more »

Lee Lake Enterance Closed

Oct 25, 2017

The west entrance to Cooper Dog Park and Lee Lake, located on Adams Boulevard east of Silver Lake Road, is closed due to work in the area by Oklahoma Natural Gas Company. Work is anticipated to be complete by Thursday, as long as they don’t run into any difficulties or adverse weather ... read more »

Early Morning High Speed Chase in Pawhuska

Oct 25, 2017

A routine traffic violation ended with a high speed chase and two critically injured near Pawhuska on Wednesday morning.   Police Sergeant Rex Wikel from the Pawhuska Police Department reported that a Pawhuska patrol was attempting to make a routine stop after a Dodge Pick-up failed t ... read more »

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 »