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Owasso to Limit Door to Door Solicitations

Jul 02, 2015

Owasso City Council accepted staff recommendations recently to revise the city's Solicitors Ordinance. Ordinance 1054 and Resolution 2015-11, creating a No Knock List, go into effect on August 1, 2015. Residents can sign up to be included on a list of addresses solicitors may not visit. The r ... read more »

Governor Orders Review of State's Alzheimer's Plan

Jul 02, 2015

Governor Mary Fallin issued an executive order on Wednesday to the Aging Services Division of DHS to find improvements in services and care for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The order instructs the Division to consult with the Oklahoma chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to ... read more »

Bartlesville Freedom Fest Offers Entertainment Variety: Still Needs Volunteers

Jul 02, 2015

  The Bartlesville Freedom Fest has been providing family friendly events and entertainment for years but expect to see some new things this year and the return of a crowd favorite. Freedom Fest co-chair Sharon Hurst said that things get started with “Aunt Pearl.” ... read more »

Fireworks and Your Pets are Not a Good Combination

Jul 01, 2015

The 4th of July means fireworks, family get-togethers and festivities. All are fun but not so much for our pets. Besides the loud noise of fireworks scaring your pet and causing them to run away, there are other dangers. The ASPCA warns that exposure to lit fireworks can result in severe burns or ... read more »

Osage Nation Honors Veterans with Tax Exemption

Jul 01, 2015

The Osage Nation Congressional Act 15-21, sponsored by Osage Congressmen James Norris and co-sponsored by congress members Angela Pratt, Ron Shaw, and John Maker was passed during the 2015 Hun-Kah Session in March.   The act was designed to honor Osage Veterans receiving 100 percent ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Having Weapon In Jail

Jul 01, 2015

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly had a weapon in jail.  19-year old Jared Alexander Russell is charged with bringing a contraband into jail.  An officer found in Russell's possession a leatherman micra tool/knife.  According to a court affidavit, ... read more »

Electricity Users Could Soon See a Rate Increase

Jul 01, 2015

Staying as cool or warm as you like could cost a bit more soon in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. Public Service Company of Oklahoma filed a rate change request on Wednesday with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. PSO said that the 13.6% increase is necessary in order to comply with U.S. EPA ... read more »

May Unemployment Rises in Most of Oklahoma

Jul 01, 2015

The new unemployment numbers for the state, released by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission on Wednesday, are showing a slight downward trend for 75 out of the 77 counties in Oklahoma during the month of May. Some good news for our area is that the rate in Nowata County is unchanged, stay ... read more »

Flood Insurance Claims Filing Extended in Oklahoma

Jul 01, 2015

Many Oklahoma counties suffered mild to severe flood damage during the month of May and will be getting assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA is extending the claim filing period another 180 days to give residents time to gather information and make sure that their claim i ... read more »

City Council Award Police Vehicle Bid

Jul 01, 2015

The Bartlesville City Council approved to authorize City Manager Ed Gordon to execute a memorandum of understanding with FOP Lodge 117 and IAFF Local 200 regarding the terms and conditions pending of a new contract for fiscal year 2016.  City Attorney Jerry Maddux said that part of the propo ... read more »

Gas Prices Down, Temperatures Up for Fourth of July Travel

Jul 01, 2015

The latest information from AAA Oklahoma is that Oklahomans will be on the roads in near record numbers during the Fourth of July travel period, which runs today through Sunday, July 5th. One reason for the increase in travelers is that the price of gas is close to a dollar less per gallon than i ... read more »

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on EPA Power Plant Mercury Limits

Jun 30, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on some important landmark cases over the past ten days. On Monday, they ruled on another involving the EPA. The Justices ruled 5-4 that the EPA had not properly taken into account the cost to regulate emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants. Oklahoma State ... read more »

Dewey House Placed on National Register of Historic Places

Jun 30, 2015

The Comer House, located at 1316 North Creek Street in Dewey, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house was built in 1957 by architect, Bruce Goff. Cynthia Naylor worked with Goff at the Price Tower and bought the house in 2012. She said it was in a state of d ... read more »

Oklahoma Supreme Court Makes a Ruling on Ten Commandments Monument

Jun 30, 2015

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the Ten Commandments monument at the State Capitol must be removed. The court ruled that the Oklahoma constitution bans using public property to benefit a religion. They said the Ten Commandments are “obviously religious in nature” ... read more »

Trailer Stolen from Bartlesville Habitat for Humanity

Jun 30, 2015

The Bartlesville Habitat for Humanity is looking for a $6,000 dump trailer that was stolen from their facility over this past weekend. The thieves cut the chain on the gate and then on the trailer in order to remove it. The thieves also put another lock on the gate, likely so it would be unnotice ... read more »