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EPA Director Scott Pruitt Goes Back to Basics at P66

Jul 27, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Scott Pruitt talked this week with leaders at the Phillips 66 Research Facility in Bartlesville.  It's part of his Back to Basics Agenda -- an effort he implemented to take the EPA back to its core mission.  Pruitt says he sees the comp ... read more »

Scott Pruitt Gains Input on WOTUS

Jul 27, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Scott Pruitt is making his State Action Tour talking with governors and business leaders.  Pruitt is focusing on the Waters of the United States rulemaking at the EPA.  He is stopping in the Oklahoma Panhandle, Utah, Arkansas, South Carolin ... read more »

Two Early Morning House Fires

Jul 27, 2017

Bartlesville firefighters fought two house fires early Thursday morning.  Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hollander says the first call came in at about 4 in the morning on a house in the 1500 block of Hickory and the second call came in at about 5-thirty on a house in the 1500 block of Penn. &nbs ... read more »

PSO Announces New Project

Jul 26, 2017

Public Service Company of Oklahoma announced today that they are embarking on a new project that could save customers money in the future. PSO Corporate Communications' Stan Whiteford explains The Wind Catcher Energy Connection project, and how it can save you money. Whiteford says that ... read more »

DOC Plans On Reducing Prison Population

Jul 26, 2017

In an attempt to reduce its prison population, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections is developing a program that would release low-risk offenders into the community under supervision.   The Tulsa World reports the Board of Corrections discussed the program Tuesday at its monthly meetin ... read more »

Woman Drinks 12 Corona's, Gets Arrested for DUI

Jul 26, 2017

A Washington County officer finds a car with significant damage in a ditch just inside the county line. Inside, according to an affidavit, was 46-year-old Rebecca Kay Buzzard. When talking to Buzzard, the officer noticed an alcoholic odor, watery eyes, and slurred speech by Buzzard who says s ... read more »

Wilt Announces New Christmas Event in Bartlesville

Jul 26, 2017

The Bartlesville Chamber will host an event called “Christmas in the ‘Ville” this coming winter. Chamber Executive Director Sherri Wilt says the December event will nearly take up the whole month, because they are bringing in an ice skating rink. Wilt explains that the Chamb ... read more »

New Casey's Plans Receive a Push Back

Jul 26, 2017

The Bartlesville Planning Commission tables plans to build a new Casey’s on the southwest corner of Madison and Nowata. Randy Weatherly of Ambler Architects represented Casey’s in the Planning Commission meeting to rezone the property last night. He says that the location could wo ... read more »

Another Delay in Reece Murder Trial

Jul 26, 2017

Another delay has occurred in the trial against Jeremy and Tyler Reece. Wednesday morning the Oklahoma State Court of Appeals stayed the proceedings in the case so it can consider arguments on whether the state has jurisdiction.   Jurisdiction continues to be an issue in the case whe ... read more »

Senator Eddie Fields to Run for Lieutenant Governor

Jul 26, 2017

District 10 State Senator Eddie Fields is a candidate for Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor.  The current Lieutenant Governor, Todd Lamb is term limited so the seat will be open.     Fields points to the primary duty of the office -- to preside over the State Senate when necessa ... read more »

Re-Striping to Maintain Bartlesville Roads

Jul 24, 2017

Center-line striping continues in Bartlesville. Public Works Director Keith Henry says crews will also be working on the school zones in a week.  That will include re-striping the roads and cross walks. Keith says crews will work on the crossing signals too. The city recen ... read more »

Riding a Bike Without Headlights Leads to Arrest

Jul 25, 2017

A bicycle without a light riding across Frank Phillips leads to a foot chase in Bartlesville. According to an affidavit, Michael Wayne Lewis says he was aware he didn’t have a bicycle light while crossing a road with a speed limit of 30 miles per hour or greater, so he pedaled faster. T ... read more »

The Inter-State Fair and Rodeo Makes History

Jul 25, 2017

The 109th Inter-State Fair and Rodeo approaches the city of Coffeyville. This means Fun passes for the event will be on the rise. Fun passes are $40 through July 31 and will increase to $50 after August 1. Spokesperson Ruth Nicolaus says this is a good deal since it gives people access to all 8 n ... read more »

Status of Juvenile Detention Still in Question

Jul 25, 2017

The status of Juvenile Detention in Osage County remains uncertain after another lengthy discussion at the meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners. Two weeks ago Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden signed a request to terminate the contract with the Office of Juvenile Affairs, a c ... read more »

Kennedy Builing to Be Sold in Live Auction

Jul 24, 2017

It's official, the Kennedy Building in Downtown Pawhuska will be sold in a live auction, and it will happen sooner rather than later. The Osage County Board of County Commissioners have discussed over the past few weeks if they would carryout a live auction or a sealed bid auction for the bui ... read more »