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State Budget Cuts Funding for Many Agencies

May 29, 2017

Oklahoma legislators who campaigned on lower taxes and smaller government delivered neither during the 2017 session that ended Friday, as a budget crisis forced lawmakers to come up with creative ways to generate revenue and keep state programs afloat. The final $6.8 billion budget deal used ... read more »

Four Injured in Osage County Accident

May 29, 2017

Four people were taken to Jane Phillips Medical Center as a result of a Sunday afternoon accident on U. S. 60 about 8-tenths of a mile west of Okesa road, about 7.2 miles west of Bartlesville. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports a car driven by 57 year-old Mary Lou Lee of Tuscan, Arizona was ... read more »

Police Identify the Domestic Homicide Couple

May 28, 2017

Bartlesville police have released the names of the individuals involved in a domestic violence murder and resulting suicide. Police Captain Jay Hastings tells the media that 44 year-old James Delbert Tygart and his wife, Janie Marie Tygart, were arguing and Tygart shot his wife. A teenage boy was ... read more »

Saturday Murder And Suicide

May 27, 2017

Bartlesville Police are investigating an apparent murder and suicide.  Neighbors tell conflicting stories on how everything occurred.  According to Police Captain Jay Hastings, a call came from a relative who witnessed the incident in the home around 2:15 Saturday afternoon. Police foun ... read more »

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 »

Rig Count Rises This Week

May 27, 2017

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by seven this week to 908. A year ago, 404 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 722 rigs sought oil and 185 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed as miscellaneous. ... 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 »

Main Street Bartlesville Inc To Vote On Dissolution

May 28, 2017

The Main Street Bartlesville, Inc. members plan to vote on the Dissolution of Main Street Bartlesville, Inc.   At the May 16  Board meeting, the Board of Directors voted to proceed with the dissolution of Main Street Bartlesville, Inc.     The meeting will ... 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 »