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Two Arrests Made in Connection to Shooting Death

Sep 03, 2019

Two arrests have been made in connection to a Bartlesville man who was found dead in Osage County on August 29. 19-year-old Lakenvian Jernigan was the victim who was found along Highway 123 and County Road 2300 last week. 19-year-old Augustus Pruitt is currently booked into the Osage County J ... read more »

PSO to Discuss Transmission Line Upgrade Project

Sep 04, 2019

Osage County residents and some Washington County citizens will have an opportunity to have their voices heard Thursday evening. The Public Service Company of Oklahoma and AEP Oklahoma Transmission Company are inviting community members and landowners to learn more about the Eliza Creek-to-Sh ... read more »

Tri County Tech, Bartlesville Police Department Team up to Improve East Bartlesville Public Safety and Emergency Response

Sep 04, 2019

Tri County Tech, the City of Bartlesville, and the Bartlesville Police Department are teaming up to streamline public resources.   The public entities announced today a lease agreement where the BPD will open a substation at Tri County Tech’s main campus to improve local emerge ... read more »

Council Honors Fouts Family, Talks Finances

Sep 03, 2019

The Bartlesville City Council declared September 23, 2019 as Lieutenant Robb Fouts and Dr. Holly Fouts Day. The declaration was presented at a special meeting on Monday night. Lt. Fouts unexpectedly passed in September of last year. His wife Holly also tragically passed away a short time later. C ... read more »

Dewey City Council Meets on Tuesday Night

Sep 03, 2019

The Dewey City Council approved a resolution to amend the City of Dewey's 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Budget on Tuesday night. City Manager Kevin Trease explained that they needed an increase for their General Obligation Bond. He said they were $17,660 low. An increase of $17,660 in ad valo ... read more »

Policies, Contracts Approved in Dewey Board Meeting

Sep 03, 2019

The Dewey Board of Education approved several new and revised policies for Dewey Public Schools on Tuesday evening. Superintendent Vince Vincent said the policy that gives them the most flexibility revolves around substitute teachers. He said in the last legislative session, they allowed for ... read more »

Pregnant Woman Hospitalized After Traffic Accident

Sep 03, 2019

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to a two vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 75 and County Road 2400 on Tuesday afternoon. The accident occurred approximately 2 miles south of Bartlesville and closed the northbound and southbound lanes. Traffic was blocked for 30 minutes. Trooper Mitch ... read more »

Washington County SPCA Ready for New Facility

Sep 03, 2019

The Washington County SPCA has everything to be excited about after they received $10,000 for their new building fund. The funds were received from the first annual Midwest Cricket Tournament held in Bartlesville over Labor Day weekend. SPCA Shelter Manager Tonya Pete said they are grateful t ... read more »

Colliver Sentenced After Sexual Abuse Conviction

Sep 03, 2019

A thirty-five-year sentence in the state penitentiary is being recommended for Erich Colliver after being convicted of one count of child sexual abuse. Colliver’s case was tried last week at the Washington County Courthouse in front of district judge Linda Thomas. Colliver was also foun ... read more »

Towns Across Osage County Getting Help From FEMA

Sep 03, 2019

Individual towns across Osage County are beginning to get help from FEMA in terms of recovery efforts and cleanup. Districts 1, 2 and 3 will get together for a meeting with FEMA next Friday to begin assessing the best way to go about making things better for the citizens of Osage County. Osage Co ... read more »

Green Country Volunteer Fire Hopes to be County Department

Sep 03, 2019

The Green Country Volunteer Fire Department serves far southern Osage County and they were at Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting petitioning to establish themselves as a county fire district.   The district attorney's office has already seen the petition and ... read more »

County Seeing Problematic Rise in Indigent Burials

Sep 03, 2019

The burial of indigent remains has become a rising issue in Washington County. District 3 Commissioner Mike Dunlap said the numbers of deceased individuals without kin are growing. As a responsibility of the family, Commissioner Dunlap said he does not want people to think that they are going ... read more »

Commissioners Approve Insurance Maximums for 2020

Sep 03, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met at the courthouse in Pawhuska on Monday morning for a regularly scheduled meeting.   The Green Country Volunteer Fire Department was on hand petitioning to establish themselves as a county fire department. This department serves far souther ... read more »

OMMA Certificate of Compliance Process Approved

Sep 03, 2019

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Certificates of Compliance were widely discussed at Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Washington County Commissioners. Chairman Mitch Antle said the County will begin receiving these forms from the OMMA who has broken down the mechanisms, by which med ... read more »

County Bridge Project Sees Power Lines Relocated

Sep 03, 2019

Power poles along Bevan Creek in Washington County have been relocated. The Bevan Creek Bridge project located at County Road 3700 and 4000 had been moved back to the November letting last week as discrepancies in quantities like the power lines have arisen that everyone wants to get ironed o ... read more »