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Caney Police Look to Identify Thursday Theft Suspect

Feb 20, 2020

The Caney Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying an individual that is wanted for a theft that took place at the Dollar General located at 505 Black Dog Trail in Caney, Kansas. If you have any information, call the Caney Police Department at 620.879.2141 and as ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Charged with Embezzlement

Feb 20, 2020

A Bartlesville woman who was previously charged with exploitation of the elderly is now facing a count of embezzlement involving as much $39,500. Leslie Blevins appeared out of custody at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing the felony charge. According to an affidavit, the gua ... read more »

Washington County Inmate Charged with Sexual Battery

Feb 20, 2020

A Washington County Inmate picked up an additional charge after allegedly groping another inmate. Benjamin Carroll was charged with a felony count of sexual battery for an incident that occurred on Tuesday. According to an affidavit, Carroll was one of three inmates being transported to court ... read more »

Rep. Derrel Fincher to Host Town Hall in Bartlesville

Feb 20, 2020

House District 11 State Representative Derrel Fincher of Bartlesville will hold a Town Hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27th, at the Westside Community Center. The WCC is located at 501 S Bucy Ave., in Bartlesville. Rep. Fincher plans to update constituents on the current legislati ... read more »

Osage County Could Become Second Amendment Sanctuary

Feb 20, 2020

Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties are able to adopt laws or resolutions that prohibit or impede the enforcement of certain gun control measures perceived as a violation to the Second Amendment. These could include such things as universal background checks or assault weapons bans. There are cur ... read more »

Local Non-Profit to Aid Veterans, Service Members

Feb 20, 2020

At Tri County Tech's Strategy Center in Bartlesville, a special ribbon cutting ceremony was held for a non-profit that looks to help the approximately 3,600 veterans in our local communities. The Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce put on the ribbon cutting ceremony for Veterans Con ... read more »

Eggs & Issues to be Held Next Friday at Tri County Tech

Feb 20, 2020

The coffee will be brewing and the eggs will be scrambled while local legislators take center stage to talk about current events at Oklahoma's State Capitol Building in Oklahoma City. The Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce will once again host their Eggs and Issues breakfast at Tri County T ... read more »

County Junior Livestock Show Schedule Released

Feb 20, 2020

The 38th Annual Washington County Junior Livestock Show will take place at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Dewey towards the end of next week and there will be plenty of fun to be had by all. On Thursday, Feb. 27th, the Swine Show will take place at 10:00 a.m. and the Sheep Show will sta ... read more »

Bartlesville Fire Promotes Burch to Battalion Chief

Feb 20, 2020

Bartlesville Fire Department Chief John Banks has announced that veteran Bartlesville firefighter Mike Burch was recently promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief. The promotion took place on Thursday, Feb. 13th. The promotion was necessary because Mike Remington, who worked for 38-years as th ... read more »

Bartlesville Teachers of the Year Awards

Feb 20, 2020

The 2020 Teacher of the Year and 2020 Rising Star Teacher selected by faculty members at each school site are listed below. They are nominees for District Teacher of the Year and District Rising Star Teacher and all will be celebrated at a public program on Tuesday, February 25 through the auspic ... read more »

Staying Heart Healthy with Dr Anderson Merhle with Ascension Medical Group St. John's Heart and Vascular Center

Feb 20, 2020

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, and it has been estimated as the underlying cause of death for one out of four deaths in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. But you’re never too old or too young to make lifestyle changes that c ... read more »

Vote in the 1st Annual Playground Cleaning Contest

Feb 20, 2020

Public and private schools in the area are asked to join the Simply Maid 1st Annual Playground Cleaning Competition. The contest is available to those schools in Washington County, and Nowata County. North Tulsa County schools, which includes Owasso, Collinsville and Skiatook, can join in as ... read more »

Faith-Based Addiction Center Opening in Pawhuska

Feb 19, 2020

Program Director for the Harvest Recovery Ranch in Pawhuska, John Chinn, was at Tuesday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting and explained what his facility is and what he hopes it will become.   Chinn said his program is designed to last anywhere from 12 to 18 months, d ... read more »

Stolen Firearms Lead to Larceny Charges

Feb 19, 2020

A Bartlesville woman was arrested after allegedly stealing multiple firearms and cash as well. Blair Oldham appeared in custody at the Washington County Courthouse facing charge of grand larceny and larceny under $1,000. Court documents allege that Oldham took an AR-15 rifle and a nine-millim ... read more »

Commissioners Discuss Health Plans for County Employees

Feb 19, 2020

The Vice President of OPEH&W Health Plan, Ross Naylor, was at Tuesday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting to show support of his services for county employees. Naylor explained what set their services apart from others.   Naylor said his plan offers free incentives ... read more »