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No Wildfires Occurred in Washington County Wednesday

Jan 09, 2020

Nowata, Osage and Washington counties were under a Red Flag Warning on Wednesday, which meant burning was not recommended. While several fires occurred in Osage County, Kary Cox, the Director for Washington County Emergency Management, said no wildfires occurred in Washington County on Wednes ... read more »

Bartlesville Public Works Dept is Preparing for a Possible Snowstorm

Jan 09, 2020

The National Weather Service is prediction freezing rain and snow for our area Saturday, but no specific amount has been officially predicted.  Whether it's a dusting or 8 inches of snow, Bartlesville Public Works Director Keith Henry says his crews are prepared. Henry says, &quo ... read more »

Second Warrant Obtained for the Arrest of Sex Offender

Jan 09, 2020

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for a wanted fugitive and they have obtained another warrant for his arrest with an additional bond of $175,000. Lt. Johnathan Robertson said the original warrant for 39-year-old Edward Joseph Ellis Jr. had a $20,500 bond and was ... read more »

Tax Seminar to be Held in Bartlesville Next Thursday

Jan 09, 2020

Tax season is on the horizon, and to prepare you for whatever may come, a tax seminar will be held in Bartlesville. Deborah E. Muggenborg, a partner at Stots, Archambo, Muggenborg & Barclay, will present at the Young Professionals of Bartlesville’s upcoming Tax Seminar. The discussi ... read more »

Reactions from Our U-S Senators on the Iran Situation

Jan 09, 2020

We reached out to our federal lawmakers this week for reactions following the taking out of an Iranian General and his second-in-command along with the Iranian missile response.  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following state ... read more »

Fire Danger Threat Continues Across Osage County

Jan 08, 2020

As of 4 o' clock Wednesday afternoon, five fires had been started across Osage County, but Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts reports that all have been put out.   Roberts says the fire danger will continue into the morning because of the high winds. He adds that there is no confir ... read more »

Donating Blood Could Win You Tickets to the Super Bowl

Jan 08, 2020

Jan Hale, an External Communications Manager for the American Red Cross, said they are in critical need for Type A, B and O blood donors. Type O blood is needed the most. Hale said they have less than a three-day supply of type O blood. She said the American Red Cross would like to keep about ... read more »

McCauley: State Should Invest in More Class Resources

Jan 08, 2020

A new semester started for Bartlesville Public Schools on Monday, and everyone is getting settled into their desks, classrooms and offices. Bartlesville Superintendent Chuck McCauley is looking forward to a great 2020. He said there are still needs that schools across the State of Oklahoma ha ... read more »

Transportation Forum to be Held in Bartlesville

Jan 08, 2020

There will be a community transportation forum in Bartlesville at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30th at the Bartlesville Public Library. The forum will deal with public transportation in Washington County and other counties within the Cimarron Public Transit service area. Cimarron Public Transit oper ... read more »

Bartlesville Groups to Meet with Commissioner Mulready

Jan 08, 2020

Glen Mulready, Oklahoma’s Insurance Commissioner, will be in Bartlesville next Thursday, Jan. 16th. Jude’s Health and Java House will host Commissioner Mulready for “Coffee with a Commissioner” that day at 9:00 a.m. The cafe is located at 2503 SE Washington Boulevard i ... read more »

Oklahoma's U-S Lawmakers Respond to Iranian Missile Strikes

Jan 08, 2020

Soon, after it was learned that Iran launched missile strikes at US and NATO bases in Iraq Tuesday, we reached out to Senators Inhofe and Lankford and Congressmen Lucas and Hern for comments. Here are their responses as of last night: Senator Inhofe tells us he has been briefed and is get ... read more »

Sheriff's Office Searches for Wanted Sex Offender

Jan 08, 2020

A wanted fugitive is being sought by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. 39-year-old Edward Joseph Ellis Jr. is said to have an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says that Ellis Jr. has failed to register as a sex offender, he ha ... read more »

Dewey is Still Waiting for Children at Play Signs

Jan 08, 2020

At the beginning of September 2019, a citizen at a Dewey City Council meeting expressed some concern about cars driving too fast in her neighborhood. The area where the alleged speeding has occurred is in the north and south 100 Blocks of Wyandotte Avenue in Dewey. There was also some concern ... read more »

Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Receipt of Child Porn

Jan 07, 2020

A Skiatook man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Tuesday to attempted receipt of child pornography. Corey Daniel Vessar, 31, is the final defendant to enter a guilty plea in the Northern District of Oklahoma after being arrested as a result of Operation Independence Day, a month-long oper ... read more »

REPORT: State Using Money Raised from Gaming to Defend Against Lawsuit Brought by Tribes

Jan 07, 2020

Gov. Kevin Stitt is using funds generated by tribal fees to pay for a law firm to defend him in a lawsuit brought by three of the state’s largest gaming tribes over whether the state's Model Gaming Compact has expired according to his spokeswoman, Donelle Harder. Three tribes have s ... read more »