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Sales Tax Increase Resolution To Be Decided

Aug 02, 2015

Several items are on Monday's Bartlesville City Council meeting.  According to the agenda, the city council will take action on a resolution to call for an election for a four-tenths of one percent sales tax increase.  If the resolution passes, the election will take place in Octobe ... read more »

Commissioners To Meet Monday Morning

Aug 02, 2015

A few items are on tap for Monday's Nowata County Commissioners meeting.  According to the agenda, the commissioners will take action on a resolution to apply for a rural economic action plan grant concerning community development.  The commissioners will go over the Cable One contr ... read more »

Unemployment Rates Increase

Aug 01, 2015

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission released their June unemployment rate report.  According to the commission, 76 of Oklahoma's 77 counties saw their unemployment rates increase.  Washington, Nowata, and Osage counties all had their unemployment rates go up.  Nowa ... read more »

The 2015 Inter-State Fair and Rodeo Final Preparations

Jul 31, 2015

The 107th edition of the Inter-State Fair and Rodeo in Coffeyville begins next week and though cowboys and clowns are the ones most people go to see, many proud parents will be there for their kids. Rodeo Spokesperson Ruth Nicolaus said that kids can learn a lot by taking part in in 4-H or Future ... read more »

New Venue to Hold First Event on August 28th

Jul 31, 2015

OK Mozart staff members are excited about the grand opening of Ambler Hall, taking place the last weekend of August. Ambler Hall has been under construction since earlier in the year but now it's ready and waiting for it's first concert. Executive Director Dr. Randy Thompson said that Amb ... read more »

Travelers Motel Suspects In Court

Jul 31, 2015

Several people arrested during a drug bust at the Travelers Motel on April 2nd were in court on Thursday.  Nine people were arrested during the daytime raid.  Four of the nine people had their charges dropped.  Those were Jack Gonzalez, Jason Maldonado, Irene Rose Grein, and Hector ... read more »

Shea Faces Formal Arraignment

Jul 31, 2015

A Bartlesville man who is accused of trying to kill a man is on the August 5th formal arraignment docket.  Tyler Lee Shea is charged with attempted first degree murder, burglary, and violation of a protective order.  Bartlesville police were called on a domestic disturbance at a home in ... read more »

Interviews in Bartlesville Murder Near Completion

Jul 31, 2015

Bartlesville Police investigators have interviewed most of the witnesses to the shooting death of 44-year-old Carl Ronald Rogers. Rogers was found dead on the street in the 700 block of NW Acorn early in the morning on Sunday, July 26th. Police responded to the call of a possible shooting at abou ... read more »

Teaching Requirements Change for Osage Schools

Jul 31, 2015

Osage Nation's Wah-Zha-Zhi Early Learning Academies will, for the first time, require an associate degree or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education to teach. “Our goal is to have a certified early childhood teacher in every classroom – there will only be so many ... read more »

Hazard Mitigation Plan is Becoming a Reality

Jul 31, 2015

The process of creating a Hazard Mitigation Plan is time-consuming.  Officials, staff and employees from Washington County, the city of Bartlesville, the BPSD and several other communities have been meeting once a month since the beginning of this year in order to create a five-year plan. &n ... read more »

Owasso Police Arrest Second Suspect in Fatal Shooting

Jul 31, 2015

A second suspect in a fatal shooting in Owasso has turned himself in. Owasso Police report that 23-year-old Antonio Pruitt turned himself in on Thursday. The first suspect, 23-year-old Michael Hatcher turned himself in late on Tuesday. The search is still on for the third suspect, 18-year-old Jac ... read more »

Motorcyclist Injured in Accident

Jul 31, 2015

A Hominy man was injured when his motorcycle hit a deer Thursday night.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 44 year-old Randy Nowlin was northbound on Osage County Road 1701 two and a half miles south of State Highway 20.  According to a witness, the deer ran in front of his motorcycle ... read more »

April Travelers Motel Drug Bust Defendants in Court

Jul 30, 2015

Several people arrested during a drug bust at the Travelers Motel on April 2nd were in court on Thursday.  Nine people were arrested during the daytime raid. Captain Jay Hastings said at the time that search warrants were served on four motel rooms and the people occupying them were arr ... read more »

Volunteers Needed this Weekend for Pack the Backpack

Jul 30, 2015

The Washington County “Pack the Backpack” campaign is headed into the final lap. Volunteers are needed to pack the backpacks which they will be doing this weekend, July 31st and August 1st and 2nd. Organizer Sherri Smith said they packed almost 2400 last year and so they could use a l ... read more »

Riddle charged with abuse and rape

Jul 30, 2015

A Pawhuska man is facing several charges of child sexual abuse and one each of rape in the first degree and rape by instrumentation.  The Osage County Sheriff's Office arrested 28-year-old Quinton A. Riddle on July 16th after two teen girls, ages 14 and 15 at the time the crimes happened ... read more »