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Rig Count Rises This Week

Feb 18, 2017

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 10 this week to 751. A year ago, 514 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 597 rigs sought oil and 153 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed as misc ... read more »

Local Legislators Oppose Governor's Tax Changes

Feb 18, 2017

Some state legislators are saying they probably won't support Governor Mary Fallin's call for expanding sales taxes to include some services.  Speaking on KWON's Capitol Call program, Senator Julie Daniels says she doesn't know of any senators who support the proposal. S ... read more »

School Board to Recognize Student Groups

Feb 18, 2017

Bartlesville School Board members Randy Herren and Rick Boswell will take the oath of office Monday night.  Boswell and Herren were un-opposed in their bid for re-election to the board.  The board will then choose a president, vice-president, and clerk before moving the meeting to the E ... read more »

Cimmaron Transit Earns Excellence Award

Feb 18, 2017

Cimarron Public Transit Service has earned the “Excellence in Grant Management” award from the Federal Transit Administration for its operation of public transit systems in five Oklahoma counties, including the City of Bartlesville’s CityRide program. Bartlesville’s Co ... read more »

Two Prison Employees Arrested After DOC Investigation

Feb 17, 2017

  Osage County Prosecutors have charged a former Hominy Prison employee with two counts of first-degree rape and one count of bribery following an investigation conducted by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.   The former employee 33 year-old Carmen Pogue has been charg ... read more »

Tulsa Doctor Settles

Feb 17, 2017

US Attorney Danny C. Williams, Sr. announced  that  Tulsa physician Dr. Nick Carroll, entered into a settlement agreement to pay $35,000 to resolve civil allegations that he violated the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 1970, which regulates the manufacture and distribution of ... read more »

State Legislators Don't Support Governors Proposal

Feb 17, 2017

Some state legislators are saying they probably won't support Governor Mary Fallin's call for expanding sales taxes to include some services.  Speaking on KWON's Capitol Call program, Senator Julie Daniels says she doesn't know of any senators who support the proposal. S ... read more »

Bartlesville Main Street

Feb 17, 2017

Figures have been released from the Oklahoma Main Street Center, and a program total for 2016, including a program milestones, has been released from Bartlesville. Buffy Hughes, Oklahoma Main Street Center director, says. “Despite the trying economic times felt by all Oklahomans, in 20 ... read more »

Pruitts Emails To Be Released

Feb 17, 2017

An Oklahoma judge has ordered state Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, to turn over documents sought by an advocacy group related to his communication with coal, oil and gas corporations.     District Judg ... read more »

Bartlesville School Board Meeting Agenda

Feb 17, 2017

Bartlesville School Board members Randy Herren and Rick Boswell will take the oath of office Monday night.  Boswell and Herren were un-opposed in their bid for re-election to the board.  The board will then choose a president, vice-president, and clerk before moving the meeting to the E ... read more »

Work Starts On Highway 75 Project

Feb 17, 2017

Work has begun on the U. S. 75 bridge rehabilitation project just north of Adams Road in Bartlesville.  The Oklahoma Department of Transportation project was announced last week.  The work will prompt lane closures on U.S. Highway 75 between Adams Road and Eastland Shopping Center.  ... read more »

Cattlemen's Valentine Ball this Saturday

Feb 17, 2017

The Osage County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen's Association will be hosting their annual Cattlemen's Valentine Ball this Saturday, February 18th. The event will begin at 7pm at the Ag Building at the Osage County Fairgrounds featuring live music from the Rick Cook Band. Dinner will be provid ... read more »

BDA Special Meeting

Feb 17, 2017

The Bartlesville Development Authority held a special meeting on Friday morning. After a lengthy executive session, the authority came out of the session and approved four items. The authority approved to reimburse GBT Realty for the cost of land and 10% of development costs, up to $3.5 milli ... read more »

Police Make Arrest In Shooting Death

Feb 16, 2017

Tulsa police have released the name of a man who was shot to death in a home in south Tulsa and say an arrest has been made in the case.   Police said Thursday that 34-year-old Christopher Coffelt was found dead in the home less than a mile east of Southern Hills Country Club. Sgt. Dave ... read more »

Aranda-Garnica Preliminary Hearing Set

Feb 16, 2017

A Bartlesville man who is accused of threatning a witness has a preliminary hearing date scheduled for March 9th.  Jorge Luis Aranda-Garnica is charged with intimidation of a witness and indirect contempt of court. A woman came to the Bartlesville police department and told the authorit ... read more »