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Local Officials back Senate Bill 2609

Sep 23, 2014

Elected and appointed officials in Bartlesville are supporting Senate Bill 2609 in the U.S. Congress.  Chief Financial Officer for the city, Mike Bailey, speaking on a KWON City Matters program said the bill is called the Marketplace and Internet Fairness Act.  Bailey says the proposal ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For DUI

Sep 22, 2014

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly was driving under the influence of alcohol.  32-year Robert McClintock is charged with DUI.  Oklahoma Highway Patrol along with Washington County Sheriff deputies were called to investigate a single vehicle accident on Gap ... read more »

Grass Fire Damages Building

Sep 22, 2014

An out of control grass fire south of Bartlesville damaged one building Monday afternoon. According to Washington County Fire Chief Kary Cox, the fire, located about 1.5 miles East of Highway 75 on 2500 rd. was a controlled burn that got out of control and threatened a barn like structure. Fi ... read more »

Second Kidnapping Suspect Appears In Court

Sep 22, 2014

One of two people who Ramona Police believe were involved along with Christopher McClain in last Monday morning kidnapping of two men near the Cherokee Casino at Catoosa appeared in Washington County District Court.  36-year old Jacklyn Marie Ulrich is charged with kidnapping, assault and ba ... read more »

City To Receive Federal Grants

Sep 22, 2014

The City of Bartlesville was recently awarded two Federal grants for projects that will fund cameras for the police department and equipment and training for the fire department.  The City will receive $10,739 through the Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance G ... read more »

Commissioners Receive Credentials

Sep 22, 2014

Washington County Commissioners met this morning and received credentials to facilitate access to areas in case of emergency. Washington County Emergency Manager Kary Cox presented each commissioner with three types of identification, a wallet card, a lapel clip and a badge, each identifying the ... read more »

Bridge Projects At Nowata County

Sep 22, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners had a brief meeting Monday morning.  Commissioner Curtis Barnes gave an update on bridge projects going on in his district.  Barnes complimented his workers on doing a good job.  ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Accept Road Into County Maintenance System

Sep 22, 2014

The Osage County Commissioners met Monday morning for their regularly scheduled business meeting where they accepted road W. 115th St. N. into the county road maintenance system. The road commences at the northwest corner of the southwest quarter of section five, township twenty-one. The ... read more »

Former PHS Footbal Coach Acquitted Of Felony Charge

Sep 22, 2014

An Osage County District Court jury found former Pawhuska head football coach Scotty Ray Gilkey innocent of embezzlement charges after delivering their verdict in his felony trial on Friday. The jury panel was made up of seven women and five men.  They returned their unanimous not guilty ... read more »

Gas Odor Closes Store at Mall

Sep 21, 2014

Sears store at Bartlesville’s Washington Park Mall was closed for a couple of hours Sunday afternoon.  Store employees noticed an odor they thought might be gas, so the Sears store manager alerted Oklahoma Natural Gas.   Mall Manager Karen Miller confirms that no gas leak was ... read more »

Tulsa Regional Fly-In Finale

Sep 20, 2014

The 58th-annual Tulsa Regional Fly-In drew to a close Saturday afternoon at Bartlesville Airport.  The event was billed as "The Best Sport Aviation Since 1957".  Wile the featured attraction for the event was the opportunity for the public to ride in the historic EAA Ford Tri- ... read more »

Sign Up for the Bartlesville Homecoming Parade

Sep 20, 2014

Bartlesville High School's homecoming parade is set for Thursday, October 2nd.  Organizations are invited to participate in the parade.   Sign-ups are now underway for organizations interested in taking part.   The annual parade is scheduled to step off in downtow ... read more »

Brown Tries To Escape From Jail

Sep 19, 2014

A $50,000 bond has been set on a Bartlesville man who allegedly tried to escape from the Washington County jail.  32-year old Brandon Scott Brown is charged with attempting to escape.  According to a court affidavit, a security camera in the Washington County Jail showed Brown using a p ... read more »

Oklahoma Unemployment Slightly Up

Sep 19, 2014

Oklahoma officials say the state's unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.7 percent in August, up from 4.6 percent in July.  The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said Friday that the civilian labor force fell by 5,950, total employment declined by 6,750 and the number of unemployed ... read more »

Painted Mustang Run Very Successful

Sep 19, 2014

The Madison Middle School Parent Support Group hosted the Painted Mustang Run for Madison students and staff Friday morning. The run is in its third year.  The Painted Mustang run serves as a fundraiser for the Support Group.  Each year, the event has been popular and brings hundred ... read more »

Police Seek Information on Break-in and Theft

Sep 19, 2014

The Bartlesville Police Department Investigations Division is asking for information regarding the identity of the person or persons involved in a crime. According to Crime Stoppers coordinator, David Hackler, some time between the hours of 8:30 the morning of Thursday, September 18th and 1:3 ... read more »

Osage Nation Intends To End Hulah Park Lease

Sep 19, 2014

A lease agreement at Wa-Sha-She Park on Hulah Lake is intended to be terminated on behalf of the Osage Nation.   They have informed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of those plans, according to officials. Last week, Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear explained how Osage Nation w ... read more »

No Text Day

Sep 19, 2014

This No Text On Board Pledge Day in Bartlesville and nationwide. The city council proclaimed the day during its meeting this week. Councilman Doann Nguyen (WIN) read the proclaimation before it was approved. If you want to make the pledge official, you can go to the web site www.itcanwait.com ... read more »

Man Impersonates State Trooper

Sep 19, 2014

Rogers County authorities say a man posing as an Oklahoma state trooper made a traffic stop in Talala. Sheriff Scott Walton told KOTV the man told the driver Wednesday night that he was a trooper and that he stopped him for speeding and having a radar detector. Walton says the victim told de ... read more »

Ride the Ford Tri-Motor

Sep 19, 2014

The Ford Tri-Motor aircraft arrived at Bartlesville's airport Thursday afternoon for this weekend's Tulsa Regional Fly-In.  The airplane was a major advance in aviation when it was built.  Pilot for the aircraft, Ed Bush says when people were driving Model-T and Model-A cars, an ... read more »

Costello Returns Home

Sep 18, 2014

Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello was back at home in Bartlesville Thursday afternoon speaking to a small group of supporters at Hillcrest Country Club. After briefly discussing his visit to the Defending the American Dream Summit in Dallas, TX, Costello began discussing matters closer to ... read more »

McClain Charges Filed

Sep 18, 2014

A Ramona man who has been in custody since Monday afternoon appeared in Washington County District Court Thursday afternoon to face formal charges.  39-year old Christopher Ross McClain is charged with kidnapping, three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, pointing a firear ... read more »

Skiatook To Host Annual Pioneer Day Festival

Sep 18, 2014

From Thursday, September 18 to Saturday, September 20, Skiatook will be hosting their Pioneer Day Festival. The festival will be packed with carnival rides, a parade, car shows, contests, and entertainment of all kinds.  There will also be a rodeo as well. This event is supported by ... read more »

Exploitation Charges Filed

Sep 18, 2014

A Ramona man and his mother are free on bond after being arrested on a compliant of exploitation.  67-year old Ann Marie Turner and 44-year old Tracy Darin Turner are charged with one count of exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult.  Washington County Sheriff's office i ... read more »

Bridenstine Opposed Vote to Arm Rebels

Sep 18, 2014

Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine was the only member of Oklahoma's U.S. House delegation to vote against President Barack Obama's request to train and arm rebels fighting Islamic State militants in Syria. Bridenstine says that if the Islamic State is deemed a threat, the United St ... read more »

Annual Day of Caring

Sep 17, 2014

Wednesday was the annual United Way Day of Caring and all over the Bartlesville area volunteers were working to make the community a better place. According to Jody Burch, Bartlesville Area United Way CEO, more than one thousand volunteers worked at 123 sites. For Director of Operations at Ma ... read more »

School Report Cards Issued

Sep 17, 2014

The Oklahoma Department of Education released their A-F report cards for public schools across the state Wednesday afternoon and most local schools received a passing grade. Bartlesville schools had three schools receive an A+, the High School, Mid-High School, and Wayside Elementary. Hoover and ... read more »

Gilkey Trial Continues With Testimony Phase

Sep 17, 2014

The trial of former Pawhuska head football coach Scotty Ray Gilkey continued Wednesday in the Osage County District Court. Associate District Judge B. David Gambill presided over the testimony phase of the trial where jurors are hearing from colleagues, fellow educators and school administrat ... read more »

Alleged Kidnapper Appears In Court

Sep 17, 2014

A probable cause hearing took place Wednesday afternoon for a Ramona man who allegedly kidnapped two men.  39-year old Christopher Ross McClain was picked up on kidnapping, firearm, and drug charges.  Ramona Police were contacted about a possible kidnapping at a home.  Bartlesville ... read more »

United Way Kickoff with Collin Raye

Sep 17, 2014

Country singer, Collin Raye not only entertained an appreciative audience Tuesday night at the Bartlesville Community Center but helped get those in attendance excited about meeting the United Way's fund-raising goal.  Prior to the concert, Chief Executive Officer for the Bartlesville Re ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Attacking Ex-Girlfriend

Sep 16, 2014

A Bartlesville man is in custody for allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend.  26-year old William Jefferson Hulbert is charged with domestic abuse assault and battery.  Bartlesville police were called to investigate the case at a home in the 200 block of North Rogers.  According to ... read more »

Dewey Has Another Good Sales Tax Return

Sep 16, 2014

The Dewey City Council heard good news again about sales tax from their City Manager Monday night. Kevin Trease informed the council that sales tax returns were more than 81 thousand dollars, translating into a 14.6% increase compared to the same month last year and a 12.59% increase year to date ... read more »

Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Former PHS Football Coach

Sep 16, 2014

Jury selection has officially begun in the trial of former Pawhuska high school football coach Scotty Ray Gilkey. The trial is expected to last two to three days where Gilkey is charged with embezzling and misappropriating public school funds from back in 2012. Gilkey served as the head f ... read more »

Pawhuska City Council Sets Date for Mayor's Christmas Luncheon

Sep 16, 2014

The Pawhuska City Council met Monday evening where they approved a lake lot transfer and set the date for the Mayor’s Christmas luncheon that is to be held on December 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The council started off their meeting by approving the payment of purchase orders, and th ... read more »

Cherokee Nation Official Denies Abduction took Place

Sep 15, 2014

A Cherokee Nation official claims that the two young men who were part of an alledged kidnapping Monday were not abducted from the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa, in spite of what they told Ramona police. The report of an alledged abduction caused Ramona police to call in the Washington County S ... read more »

City Council Views Power Options for Water Plant

Sep 15, 2014

Bartlesville Water Utility Director and Municipal Engineer, Terry Lauritsen gave the city council three options that would each minimize the possibility that the city would ever run into the situation it faced last Tuesday when it lost power the the water treatment plant as a result of the storm ... read more »

School Board Takes No Action on Principal Jobs

Sep 15, 2014

About 25 faculty, staff members, and friends of Madison Middle School assembled for the Bartlesville School Board meeting Monday night.  The board agenda called for action to approve the 2016 school year Secondary Principal Staffing Plan.  The Madison contingent had heard that the distr ... read more »

Nowata County Has New Website

Sep 15, 2014

Nowata County has a new website for people who are interested in living or starting a business in the county.  Monday night, Nowata County Commissioners, along with members with the Nowata County Industrial Authority, and business leaders gathered together at Hillside Christian Church to ann ... read more »

Nowata County Assessor Resigns

Sep 15, 2014

Nowata County Assessor Cary Pearsall has resigned due to health reasons.  Nowata County Commissioners accepted Pearsall's resignation effective September 30th.  Chairman Doug Sonenberg read Pearsall's letter.  In the letter, Pearsall gave a recommendation to the commissione ... read more »

McClain Arrested in Ramona Kidnapping Incident

Sep 15, 2014

A kidnapping situation in Ramona has ended. Ramona police, with the assistance of the Washington County Sheriff's office, Bartlesville police, the Bartlesville SWAT team, the FBI, and the Cherokee Marshalls took a person into custody just before 2:30 Monday afternoon. Ramona Police Chief ... read more »

Owasso Police Arrest Alleged Copper Thief

Sep 15, 2014

Owasso police arrested a man they say was trying to steal a large utility cable from a pole Monday morning.  Police identify the suspect as 52 year-old Robert Crawford Scott of Tulsa. According to a news release, Owasso Police have been working with utility companies to stop a series of ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Receive Emergency and Zoning Updates

Sep 15, 2014

The Osage County Commissioners met this morning for their regularly scheduled business meeting where they heard several updates from emergency management and zoning officials. First on the agenda, though, the commissioners discussed allowing for the donated use of Clarence Brantley Indoor Are ... read more »

Construction to Close Intersection

Sep 13, 2014

The City of Bartlesville will close a portion of an intersection for construction.  According to Project Engineer, Daryl Worley, the west and north sides of the intersection at Harvey Road & Nova Avenue will be closed for construction starting on Monday.  Worley expects the project ... read more »

LobbyGuard Installation Protects Students

Sep 12, 2014

There is a new way to check in and out of Bartlesville Schools. Friday at Madison Middle School the LobbyGuard system became active. The system requires all visitors to scan their driver's license before entering the building. According to Safe Schools Coordinator Kerry Ickleberry, this check ... read more »

100 Mile Sales Boosts Tourism

Sep 12, 2014

From Nowata to Caney and From Coffeyville to Bartlesville, hundreds of vendors lined up along highways and in cities for the 7th annual Kan-Okla 100 mile sale. Vendors come from all over the country, even as far away as Florida. For one, Harold Cleaveland, its his first year and he even though it ... read more »

Dewey Preparing For Western Heritage Event

Sep 12, 2014

Dewey is getting geared up for the upcoming Western Heritage event, scheduled for the last weekend of September.  This is the 10th annual event.  During a recent KWON Community Connection program, Larry Thrash talked about some the activities.  To hear more from Thrash about the We ... read more »

Hulah Lake Meeting Set

Sep 12, 2014

You are invited to a discussion on the future of the park at Hulah Lake Saturday night.  The Osage Nation accepted responsibility for the park when the Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would divest itself of several parks in Oklahoma.  The Osage Nation is in the process of reli ... read more »

Steel Frame Goes Up at BHS

Sep 12, 2014

If you have been on the campus of Bartlesville High School recently, you may have noticed some major changes.  Construction work on the High School campus is now in high gear as the steel structure for the roughly 100,000 square foot addition is grows in size. Superintendent, Dr. Gary Qu ... read more »

CONCERN Asks for Your Hunger Vote

Sep 12, 2014

CONCERN is asking for your help in its quest to win a grant.  Starting on Monday, Walmart will kick off its 21-day consumer voting campaign. The corporation will award grant funds to 50 food banks under its nationwide "Fight Hunger, Spark Change" campaign. On Sept. 15 Walmart&# ... read more »

Iced Dunk Tank Challenge Postponed

Sep 12, 2014

The Bartlesville police hand firefighters announced an ICE DUNK Challenge last month that was scheduled for  today. Bartlesville Police Captain Jay Hastings says the challenge has been postponed.  Hastings says a combination of weather conditions and a conflict on the firefighters train ... read more »

OBI To Host Bedlam Blood Drive In Pawhuska

Sep 12, 2014

The city of Pawhuska will be host of a Bedlam blood drive on September 24 at the Elks Lodge. The blood drive is being put on by the Oklahoma Blood Institute, and it is set to take place from noon to 6 p.m. To donate, you must be 16 years of age or older. All blood types are being accepted. ... read more »

Trio Faces Preliminary Hearing

Sep 11, 2014

A November 20th preliminary hearing date has been set for three Bartlesville people that are facing assault charges.  28-year old Cynthia Bristow, 31-year old Dustin Lee Towers, and 29-year old William Kyle Evitt are charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and malicious inj ... read more »

Senator Inhofe is Critical of Presidential Remarks

Sep 11, 2014

Ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Jim Inhofe released a statement in response to President Obama's address to the nation regarding his strategy to defeat ISIS.  Inhofe says President Obama had an important opportunity to present a clear and compelling plan to ... read more »

ConocoPhillips CEO Lance Presents Forum

Sep 11, 2014

ConocoPhillips Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ryan Lance spoke to a packed Chamber of Commerce forum at the Bartlesville Community Center.  Lance opened his presentation by reviewing the company's announced goals after the split more than two years ago that spun off Phillips 66.&nb ... read more »

Governor Fallin Issues Flag Order

Sep 11, 2014

Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered all United States and Oklahoma flags on state property to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S.      The flags are to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday.     ... read more »

City Extends Tree Limb Site For Another Week

Sep 10, 2014

Bartlesville is recovering from last week's Labor Day storm that caused tree damage and power outages throughout the area.  The City of Bartlesville has announced that they are extending the tree limb drop off site for another week.  During a recent City Matters Program on KWON, Cit ... read more »

OKWU Posts Record Enrollment

Sep 10, 2014

For the sixth year in a row, Oklahoma Wesleyan University has set an enrollment record. With more than 1600 students enrolled this semester at OKWU, President Dr. Everett Piper says everyone on campus is celebrating. Piper goes on to say that he believes the growth is due to great programs at ... read more »

Burks Faces Preliminary Hearing

Sep 10, 2014

An October 2nd preliminary hearing is set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly threaten to kill people with a knife.  47-year old Bobby Allen Burks is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, threaten to perform an act of violence, and malicious injury to property.  Last July, Bartles ... read more »

Unemployment Rates Continues To Drop

Sep 10, 2014

Oklahoma's unemployment continues to see unemployment rates drop.  According to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, unemployment rates were down over the month in 54 of Oklahoma's 77 counties. Nowata County's unemployment remained unchanged for July staying at 6.4 p ... read more »

Pawhuska Public School Foundation To Hold Annual Fundraiser

Sep 10, 2014

On Saturday, September 27 at the Keystone Golf Club in Cleveland, Okla., Pawhuska’s Public School Foundation will be holding its annual fundraiser for Pawhuska students. You can begin registering for the event at 8 a.m.  The Shotgun Start will then take place following registration ... read more »

Pawhuska FUMC To Hold 125th Anniversary Celebration

Sep 10, 2014

On Saturday September 20 and Sunday September 21, Pawhuska’s First United Methodist Church will celebrate their 125th anniversary. Former pastors and church members are being asked to join for an array of activities to take place over those two days.  Kathy Morris is the curren ... read more »

Adair Faces More Charges

Sep 09, 2014

Additional charges have been filed for a Bartlesville man who is accused of stabbing two people to death last week.  35-year old Steven Lee Adair is charged with two counts of first degree murder, kidnapping, assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and attempt first degree arson.  Bar ... read more »

Oklahoma City Man Face Eluding Charges

Sep 09, 2014

An Oklahoma City man is free on a $25,000 bond after being arrested for allegedly running away from police officers.  25-year old Gaston Duval Perry is charged with eluding a police officer, possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license, and failure to carry insurance.  An O ... read more »

Oklahoma Utility Gets A Loan

Sep 09, 2014

An Oklahoma electric cooperative has received a $21 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help improve the delivery of electric power in rural areas.  The USDA announced $518 million in investments Tuesday to rural electric cooperatives in 15 states. The investmen ... read more »

Authorities Search for Montgomery County Man

Sep 09, 2014

Law enforcement in the southern half of Montgomery County is using aircraft and is combing the streets in a search for 60 year-old Jerry Lauderback.  Lauderback is believed to be in medical distress.  The man is described as 6 feet tall, weighs about 215 pounds and has dark and gray ... read more »

Bartlesville DAR Chapter Encourages Bell Ringing

Sep 09, 2014

Bartlesville’s National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter is asking all schools, churches, firehouses and the public in surrounding communities to take part in “Bells Across America.” This will be the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constituti ... read more »