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Road Closed Due to High Water

May 25, 2016

At 10am Washington County Emergency Management issued a Road Closure Statement. W 3700 RD just west of N 4000 RD is currently closed due to High Water. Washington County Emergency Management advises Do NOT drive into high water. In Bartlesville the overnight storms brought 2.63in of rain, and ... read more »

State Budget Agreement Reached

May 25, 2016

Gov. Mary Fallin has reached a budget deal with Republican legislative leaders that includes no further cuts to public schools and prevents cuts to Medicaid provider rates. In a joint announcement Tuesday, the three sides said the agreement would close $969.3 million of the $1.3 billion budget ... read more »

Eggberts Responds to Breast Feeding Allegations

May 25, 2016

Spokesman for Eggberts Restaurants, Byron Boles has spoken out on a story concerning a woman who was breastfeeding a child in the restaurant that was in the news over the weekend .  Boles acknowledged the concerns of those who have spoken out.  He appreciates the importance of a mother& ... read more »

State House Cuts Mandatory Testing

May 24, 2016

Public school students will have to take fewer state-mandated tests under a bill approved overwhelmingly in the Oklahoma House. The House voted 95-1 on Monday for the bill that will eliminate several tests that students are currently required to take, including seventh-grade geography, fifth- ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Arrested For Number Of Charges

May 24, 2016

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville woman who allegedly gave a false name to police and tried to resist arrest.  30-year old Kylee Ann Hamblin is charged with possession of methamphetamine, falsely personate to create liability, knowingly concealing stolen property, and possession ... read more »

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

May 24, 2016

Friday, June 3, will be the last day for voters to register in order to vote in the Primary Elections June 28.   Osage County Election Board Secretary Andrea Conner said that persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years of age may apply to beco ... read more »

GOP Hosts Forum

May 24, 2016

Candidates for State Senate District 29 Julie Daniels and Jean Oliver joined candidates for Washington County District 2 Commissioner Johnny Johnson, Don Pippin, and Mike Bouvier Monday night for a Green Country Republican Women's Club forum.  The Bartlesville City Council Chamber was fi ... read more »

Delayed Funeral for Pearl Harbor Sailor

May 24, 2016

A funeral was held this week for a 21-year-old Dennis, Kansas, man who died in 1941.  Seaman 2nd Class Dale F. Pearce was killed in action on December 7, 1941, while serving on the U.S.S Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor.  Pearce’s remains were recently identified and arrived Monday af ... read more »

City Council Discuss Proposed Budget

May 23, 2016

The Bartlesville City Council met in a workshop session Monday evening going over the City's budget for fiscal year 2016-2017.  Sales tax is the majority of the funds that the city receives and for the past seven and a half years, the City's sales tax growth has decreased and has for ... read more »

City Council Hears Doenges Stadium Presentation

May 23, 2016

The Bartlesville City Council Monday evening heard a presentation by incoming Bartlesville Schools Superintendent Chuck McCauley about the possible transfer of Doenges Stadium to the Bartlesville School District.  The district signed an agreement with the City to manage the stadium last year ... read more »

Commissioners Discuss Inmate Phone Privilege

May 23, 2016

The Osage County Commissioners held a short meeting Monday morning, and the topic which caused the most discussion was not on the agenda. Under the new business, Osage County Sheriff Ty Koch brought up a very important topic, the care of their inmates.   Osage County Jail regularly ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners Meeting

May 23, 2016

Washington County Commissioners met Monday morning on the second floor of the County Office building.  One item of debate, the economic impact study of fairgrounds and proposed budget reduction, brought in several Washington County residents. The fairgrounds, north of Bartlesville, are costi ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Choking Girlfriend

May 23, 2016

A Bartlesville man is in custody after being arrested on a warrant for allegedly choking his girlfriend back in April.  36-year Stephen Joe Eastham is charged with domestic assault and battery by strangulation.  According to a court affidavit, Eastham's girlfriend told Bartlesv ... read more »

Superintendent to Discuss Doenges Stadium Before Council

May 23, 2016

The Bartlesville City Council will hear a proposal from incoming Bartlesville Superintendent Chuck McCauley this evening at 5:30. McCauley will request that council members transfer possession of Doenges Memorial Stadium to the School District.   The stadium, built in 1932, has not ... read more »

Commissioners Award Bids

May 23, 2016

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning took care of some unfinished business as they awarded Hot Mix/Hot Lay Asphalt and cold patch bids.  Commissioners Doug Sonenberg and Bud Frost each awarded A-PAC of Dewey and Logan County Asphalt the bids.  Both commissioners tabled the ite ... read more »