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Friday is the Last Day to Vote for Martha's Task

Aug 22, 2019

Friday is the last day to cast your votes to help Martha's Task receive $25,000 from State Farm. Martha's Task in Bartlesville is one of the Top 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program. Executive Director Laura Walton explained that Martha's Task would us ... read more »

Murder Trial Moving Forward

Aug 22, 2019

Three defendants were back in Osage County court Thursday afternoon for the murder of John Adkins.   Toby Bighorse, Maurice Kent and Daniel Keene are being charged with first or second degree murder in the alternative for the October 1 shooting death of Adkins. At Thursday’s court ... read more »

Woman Arrested for Possession of Stolen Vehicle

Aug 22, 2019

Suspected possession of a stolen vehicle led to the arrest of a 48-year old woman in Bartlesville early Wednesday morning. Angela Moore appeared at the Washington County Courthouse Thursday facing charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension. ... read more »

Man Accused of Third DUI Appeared in Court Thursday

Aug 22, 2019

A 49-year-old man was arrested after being suspected of being under the influence of alcohol in Bartlesville on Wednesday evening. Carl Burns appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing the DUI charge. According to an affidavit, Burns was seen climbing into a white Chevy L ... read more »

Man Allegedly Threatens School, to Burn Down Workplace

Aug 22, 2019

A man is in custody after he threatened the Pawhuska School District and his place of work. The Pawhuska Police Department say 20-year-old Justin Boone is in custody and has admitted to making the threats. Police Chief Silva said the threats were specific, and that Boone was identified as the ... read more »

Celebration of First American Scout Troop Draws Closer

Aug 22, 2019

The celebration of the 110th Anniversary of the first Scout Troop is coming up and so is the Fall Camporee in Osage County. Scout Executive Phillip Wright with the Cherokee Area Council said the camporee at Camp McClintock starts on Friday, Sept. 27th. He said a parade to celebrate the first ... read more »

Kiddie Park Electrical Issue Fixed, Re-Opens Friday

Aug 22, 2019

In case you haven't heard already, Kiddie Park in Bartlesville off of Hensley Boulevard has reopened. Last Friday, Manager Elaine Lea said an electrical issue forced them to close the park for the weekend. She said there was a broken power line in the ground and only half of Kiddie Park h ... read more »

Oktoberfest Returns to Bartlesville on October 5

Aug 22, 2019

Mark your calendar for October 5 between 4 and 11 p.m. for Oktoberfest in downtoWn Bartlesville.  For the eighth year in a row, Oktoberfest will bring drinks, live polka music, and dance to downtown Bartlesville. Attendees can play authentic German games, drink cold beer or cider, and pa ... read more »

Goods, Services to be Provided Saturday in Bartlesville

Aug 22, 2019

Convoy of Hope has arrived in Bartlesville to serve thousands in the community this weekend. The faith-based organization with a passion to feed the world is partnering with local businesses, churches, government agencies and non-profits to spread kindness. Associate Pastor Ike Amaro with Spi ... read more »

Accomplices in Meidl Murder Reach Plea Deals

Aug 21, 2019

Two accomplices in the August 2018 murder of Gregg Meidl traded guilty pleas for 15 year sentences in the Department of Corrections. Thomas Alexander and Tyler Thomison each reached plea agreements with the State of Oklahoma. The deals were presented in Washington County court on Wednesday aftern ... read more »

O-T Student Arrested After Making Violent Threat

Aug 22, 2019

Rogers County deputies arrested an Oologah-Talala student ahead of the first day of school. A 14-year-old was taken into custody after a making a violent threat on Snapchat. A fellow student came forward after seeing the threat on the popular messaging app. Sheriff Mark Walton said the studen ... read more »

Cherokee Nation to Provide its Bartlesville Citizens Food

Aug 21, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a waiver request by Cherokee Nation that allows the tribe to serve citizens living in Bartlesville through its food distribution program. Until the waiver approval, citizens eligible for the tribe’s Food Distribution Program that lived in Bart ... read more »

Enrollment Up, Absenteeism Policy Amended for BPS

Aug 21, 2019

There is plenty to be excited about with a new school year upon the Bartlesville Public Schools District. Superintendent Chuck McCauley said student enrollment this year is one thing to be proud of so far. District-wide, enrollment is up by 70 students. Superintendent McCauley said things ... read more »

Ray of Hope Certified to Aid Domestic Abuse Victims

Aug 21, 2019

Ray of Hope in Bartlesville has become a certified organization in the Nowata, Osage and Washington County area that provides domestic abuse services. Executive Director Rhonda Hudson said they are the only group in the tri-county area that offers these services since Family Crisis and Counse ... read more »

McCauley Expands on Reason to Reject Will Rogers Bid

Aug 21, 2019

Bids for the Will Rogers Complex were rejected by the Bartlesville Board of Education this week. Superintendent Chuck McCauley said the District's Technology Department is located at the facility along Frank Phillips Boulevard, but that most of the building is rented out to Paths to Indep ... read more »