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Bartlesville 2017 Seniors Become Graduates

May 26, 2017

Nearly 400 high school seniors crossed the stage and became Bartlesville High School graduates Friday night.  Student Body President, Noah Eiden marked the occasion by reviewing some of the events leading up to the ceremony.  He also continued a tradition started by the Class of 2016 -- ... read more »

Legislative Session Wraps Up

May 26, 2017

Today was the last day for the 2017 session of the Oklahoma Legislature. Notably, legislators have battles with balencing a budget for most of the session. The House voted for a $6.8 billion budget with all 26 Democrats and 16 Republicans voting against it. Debates are still on-going, however, on ... read more »

Grenades Found In Oklahoma City During Traffic Stop

May 26, 2017

Police say a bomb squad has found hand grenades inside a recreational vehicle during a traffic stop in Oklahoma.   The Oklahoman reports that Oklahoma City police arrested 41-year-old Scott Michael Boden near an RV park early Friday after officers found five homemade grenades in his vehi ... read more »

OK Mozart Festival Approaches

May 26, 2017

Music plays a tune or two in Bartlesville this summer with OK Mozart. The music festival hosts a variety of tracks, but Maria Gus from the Bartlesville Conventions and Visitors Bureau says if there is a specific track of music people prefer over the others, tickets can be purchased for that music ... read more »

Films Productions Impact Bartlesville Economy

May 26, 2017

The production staff for the film Starbright pays a local community. Maria Gus from the Bartlesville Conventions and Visitors Bureau says vendors, hotel managers, glass makers, and lawn care and clean up crews were all paid for their role in helping with the film from June of 2016 to January of t ... read more »

Sedan Man Charged With DUI

May 26, 2017

A Sedan, Kansas man faced a judge today at the Washington County Courthouse. Shannon Custer was charged with driving under the influence as well as having defective equipment on his vehicle. According to an affidavit, Custer’s vehicle was stopped after just leaving the Jane Phillips med ... read more »

The Pioneer Woman Keeps Bringing Business

May 26, 2017

Business in Pawhuska benefits Bartlesville because of an unexpected newcomer to the country lifestyle. Ree Drummond also known as The Pioneer Woman set up The Pioneer Woman Mercantile and it has recently won the prestigious Oklahoma RedBud Newest Attraction award. The restaurant is bringing in 6, ... read more »

Lake Precautions for Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2017

Boating season arrives, and has safety in question this weekend. This weekend in particular is Memorial Day weekend, and Eric Bonnell from the Corps of Engineers for the Tulsa district says this is a season where people should take extra precautions. Some precautions include being aware of debris ... read more »

Libertarian Maldonado Announces Run for Governor

May 26, 2017

A colorful, mullet-wearing operator of an exotic animal park who ran as a write-in candidate for president is among a group of Libertarian Party candidates planning to run for Oklahoma's open governor seat in 2018. Joseph Maldonado, a self-described actor and musician known as "Joe E ... read more »

Phillips 66 Honors Students with Dependent Scholarships

May 26, 2017

Nine area high school seniors will receive a $16,000 college scholarship from the Phillips 66 Dependent Scholarship Program. The competitive program awards outstanding college-bound students whose parents work for Phillips 66 or one of its subsidiaries. Honorees include Bartlesville High Scho ... read more »

James Ellis Arrested on Sex Charges

May 26, 2017

Investigators with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27 year-old James Ellis on Friday, May 19th after he began a graphic sexual communication with a 14 year old female in Canadian County.  Ellis instead was communicating with an undercover Sheriff's Investigator using ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Meth Possession

May 25, 2017

A Bartlesville man appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday. Gerardo Castruita Jr. was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine earlier this week. According to an affidavit, Castruita admitted to an officer to having possessed both methamphetamine and marijuana inside ... read more »

Two Bartlesville Men Charged With Aggravated Assault

May 25, 2017

Two Bartlesville men stood before a judge in the Washington County courthouse on Thursday. David Kirby and Kyle Magana face a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  According to an affadavit, the two men entered the residence of a woman, but were asked to leave. The men then ... read more »

City Planning Commission

May 25, 2017

The City Planning Commission held their regular meeting on Tuesday evening. Among action items, the commission held a public hearing to consider on an application from Green Country Dental Arts to increase square footage on a sign on Washington boulevard. The commission also held a public hearing ... read more »

Pathfinder Parkway To Be Re-Routed Temporarily

May 25, 2017

The damaged portion of Pathfinder Parkway located north of the Tuxedo Bridge will be temporarily re-routed until a more permanent solution can be secured. The path from Johnstone Park to Frank Phillips Boulevard is closed because of erosion on the trail into the Caney River, leaving no throu ... read more »