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Substitute Teacher Threatens to Kill Student

Aug 29, 2019

A substitute teacher at Pawhuska Elementary School made a threat toward a student Thursday morning. Superintendent David Cash explains the sequence of events that led to Nancysu Herron's arrest later in the afternoon.   Cash wants to be clear that this kind of behavior will not b ... read more »

Copan Fireworks Display to Outlast the Flood Saturday

Aug 29, 2019

The Copan Firework show put on by the Copan Community Action Team will be held this weekend. CCAT member Larry Kane said last spring's flooding at Copan Lake where the show has been held for the last 10 years postponed this year's event until now. He said all the roads leading to the ... read more »

Hurd Resigns from His Role as County Jail Administrator

Aug 29, 2019

Jail administrator Travis Hurd has resigned from his position at the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Scott Owen said he worked for the WCSO for 19-years. He said the military veteran submitted his resignation two weeks ago because he decided to continue his education and poten ... read more »

Sex Offender Causing Concern in Ocheleta

Aug 29, 2019

An Ocheleta man is causing concern in the community according to Washington County District Attorney’s office. Anthony Robinson was charged with failing to register as a sex offender. It is alleged that Robinson has not registered since September 2018. Robinson was convicted of producin ... read more »

Citizens Learn About K9-Units, More in Academy

Aug 29, 2019

25 Bartlesville residents have been participating in an event put on by police department this week. Police Chief Tracy Roles said the BPD and the folks involved have started their 11-week Citizen's Police Academy courses. He said all the people taking the courses have been really recepti ... read more »

Mistrial Declared in Molestation Case

Aug 29, 2019

A mistrial was declared in the state’s case against 18-year-old Levi Wheeler. Wheeler is facing four charges of lewd molestation and one count forcible sodomy for incidents that occurred in March through May 2017. Wheeler was 16 years old when the alleged incidents took place. The alleged v ... read more »

Bates to Lead Governor Stitt's Front Porch Initiative

Aug 29, 2019

Governor Kevin Stitt has announced that Tom Bates will lead a new initiative by the Governor’s office titled “Front Porch.” This move was made to better integrate services provided by Oklahoma’s state health and human services agencies.  As part of “Front Po ... read more »

Finding Skilled Workers for Skilled, Growing Jobs

Aug 29, 2019

At Tulsa Tech’s Lemley Campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s First District U.S. Representative Kevin Hern met with industry leaders to discuss the vocational training programs offered by Tulsa Tech and other technical colleges in the area. In our booming job market, Rep. Hern said many emp ... read more »

New Medical Marijuana Legislation Goes Into Effect

Aug 29, 2019

Many legislative changes in the medical marijuana realm have finally gone into effect as of Thursday. Bartlesville’s Senator Julie Daniels who has worked extensively on the Medical Marijuana Working Group in the past worked on some of the legislation that has taken over. She said that q ... read more »

More Living Spaces Could Be Coming to Downtown Bartlesville

Aug 28, 2019

The Bartlesville Redevelopment Trust Authority met for its monthly meeting at city hall Wednesday afternoon. Director Chris Wilson talked about the possibility of adding living spaces to downtown Bartlesville.   The group who performed this study will be back in September to share th ... read more »

PSO to Hold Transmission Line Rebuild Presentation

Aug 28, 2019

The Public Service Company of Oklahoma and AEP Oklahoma Transmission Company plan to upgrade the electrical transmission system serving Osage and surrounding counties. The Eliza Creek to Shidler Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves upgrading approximately 41 miles of 138-kilovolt transm ... read more »

Sheriff's Office Prepares for Cops and Rodders Event

Aug 28, 2019

The Washington County Sheriff's Office has some time before this fundraising effort takes place but they are excited to see you for the 5th Annual Cops and Rodders event. Sheriff Scott Owen said it all started with former Sheriff Rick Silver and former Undersheriff Steve Johnson. He said ... read more »

Oklahoma Group Challenges Move Block Permitless Carry Law

Aug 28, 2019

The Oklahoma Second Amendment Association is challenging efforts that would put on hold a new permitless carry law until voters weigh in on the issue.   The law passed earlier this year will allow Oklahoma residents to openly carry guns without a background check or training. The new ... read more »

Latest on the Opioid Crisis: Perdue Pharma May Settle. Johnson and Johnson Money May Take Years to Get

Aug 28, 2019

Published reports say Purdue Pharma and the thousands of state and local governments suing the maker of OxyContin over the deadly opioid crisis are negotiating a $10 billion to $12 billion settlement.   Under the deal, the Sackler family would give up ownership of the company. &n ... read more »

Study: Oklahomans Are Some of the Worst Drivers in the U-S

Aug 28, 2019

Do you get a little frustrated with your fellow drivers? There is likely a very good reason for that. A new study is showing that Oklahomans are some of the worst drivers in the nation. According to SmartAsset, Oklahoma ranks as number 18 in the country for bad drivers. ... read more »