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State Unemployment Rate Remains Steady

Apr 21, 2015

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission has released their March 2015 report on the state's unemployment status.  According to the commission, state unemployment rate was unchanged for March and stands at 3.9 percent, well below the nation's unemployment rate which is 5.5 percent ... read more »

Dewey Waste Water Treatment Plant on Schedule

Apr 21, 2015

Don Tyler Avenue's parking spaces were filled around Dewey City Hall on Monday evening as many people were in attendance for the Dilapidation Determinations on City Councils Agenda. After Council dealt with those issues and most of the people were gone, there were a few more items on the agen ... read more »

Local Church Helps Teens with Prom Needs

Apr 21, 2015

The East Bartlesville Christian Church is helping some area teens prom dreams come true. Project Prom is coordinated by Ronda Nitz and the project has helped 40 girls get ready for Prom and that they've been able to set up 17 boys with rental tuxes. The Bartlesville Beauty School will help ge ... read more »

Dilapidation Hearings at Dewey City Council Meeting

Apr 20, 2015

The Dewey City Council opened to a nearly full house during their regular scheduled meeting on Monday night. Most were citizens who had received notice that homes that they owned were being considered for a Dilapidation Determination. Mayor Ron Revard explains how the process works. Ten prope ... read more »

Don Williams Concert Canceled

Apr 20, 2015

The Don Williams show scheduled for May 22nd at the Bartlesville Community Center has been canceled.  Williams' website said the show and others are canceled due to illness.  The show could be rescheduled for October 25th.  For refund, go to point of purchase. ... read more »

Attempt Murder Charged Filed

Apr 20, 2015

A $500,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly tried to kill a man.  27-year old Tyler Lee Shea is charged with attempt first degree murder, burglary, and violation of a protective order.  Bartlesville police were called on a domestic case at a home in the 500 block o ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Arrested For Child Neglect

Apr 20, 2015

A Bartlesville woman is in custody after she allegedly neglected her children, caused one of the baby's death.  27-year old Brittany Cherokee Bell is charged with child neglect.  Back in January 8th, Bartlesville police were called to an apartment in the 5600 block of SE Hazel Road ... read more »

It's the Rodeo Time of Year

Apr 20, 2015

A WRCA-sanctioned rodeo takes place in Claremore this coming weekend. The Green Country Classic Ranch Rodeo enters it's tenth year of competition, entertainment and tradeshows. Chairman Lester Gajan said there are five events scheduled this year. The Green Country Classic Ranch Rodeo happ ... read more »

Osage Nation Congress to Review Marriage Law

Apr 20, 2015

Osage Nation Congresswoman Shannon Edwards filed legislation last week that would amend the Nation’s current statute on marriage, changing  the language that specifies marriage is between a man and a woman. Current Osage law ONCA 12-53 defines marriage as “a personal relat ... read more »

Washington County Free Fair Board Manager Working to Raise Funds for New Sign

Apr 20, 2015

The sign at the Washington County Fairgrounds has been taken down after being damaged by a drunk driver, Kaelib Richard, on March 14th. Free Fair Board Manager Pam Pollack said she's salvaged enough of the sign to create a smaller one that will hang on the building. Her real goal is to have a ... read more »

Public Hearing in Owasso on Tuesday Evening

Apr 20, 2015

The Owasso City Council will hold a public hearing in order for citizens to give their input on a proposed amendment to the listing of Capital Improvement Projects eligible for funding from the Capital Improvements Fund. The meeting takes place Tuesday evening at 6;30 P.M. in the Council Chambers ... read more »

Osage County Commissioners Meet

Apr 20, 2015

The atmosphere at the Osage County Courthouse was quiet and somber Monday morning as all cases on the scheduled docket had been postponed in order for courthouse employees to attend the funeral of retired Osage County Judge the Honorable William H. Mattingly, who passed last Wednesday, April 15, ... read more »

Commissioners Table Request

Apr 20, 2015

The Nowata County Commissioners tabled a letter from Carl Reynolds requesting permission to keep and bear arms Monday morning.  Chairman Doug Sonenberg read the letter.  Sonenberg told the commissioners he wanted to do more research on the matter and will be brought up at a future meeti ... read more »

Records Released on Accused Tulsa Deputy

Apr 20, 2015

Defense attorneys have released some of the training records for a 73-year-old volunteer sheriff's deputy charged with second-degree manslaughter in an unarmed suspect's shooting death in Oklahoma.      The records for Tulsa County volunteer deputy Robert Bates in ... read more »

Oil Flyer Excursion Ticket Sales Start

Apr 20, 2015

Tickets for the “Bartlesville Oil Flyer” excursion train went on sale Monday at the Bartlesville Visitor Center inside the Santa Fe depot at 210 SW Keeler.  The train ride is part of the fifth annual Whistle-and-Ride celebration scheduled for Saturday, May 23. Train lovers of ... read more »