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ConocoPhillips Reports Third Quarter Earnings

Oct 30, 2014

ConocoPhillips reported third-quarter 2014 earnings of $2.7 billion, or $2.17 per share. That compares with third-quarter earnings last year of $2.5 billion, or $2.00 per share. Excluding special items, third-quarter 2014 adjusted earnings were $1.6 billion, or $1.29 per share, compared with thir ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Threats To Kill

Oct 29, 2014

A Bartlesville man is in custody after he allegedly threaten to kill a man.  35-year old Eric James Pitner is charged with threaten to perform an act of violence and carrying a firearm while under the influence.  According to a court affidavit,  Bartlesville police were called to t ... read more »

Corps Announced Veteran's Day Savings

Oct 29, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's waiving day use fees on Veterans Day for military veterans, active and reserve service members and their families at corps-operated recreation areas in the Tulsa District.      The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and ... read more »

Fall Clean Up Program Set For Saturday

Oct 29, 2014

The City of Bartlesville will be offering a fall clean-up program starting this Saturday and running through November 8th.  Bartlesville residents may present a current City of Bartlesville water bill receipt at the Osage Landfill which will allow them to dispose of unwanted goods.  Cit ... read more »

2 Car Accident on Highway 75

Oct 28, 2014

A two car collision closed a portion of highway 75 Tuesday afternoon. Charlie Taraboletti was on scene shortly after the accident and filed this report. Two people were transported to Jane Phillips Medical Center with unknown injuries from the accident.     ... read more »

Ward 3 Candidate Review

Oct 28, 2014

With early voting beginning Thursday and election day Tuesday, we at Bartlesville Radio want to make sure you go to the polls as informed voters. So reporter Jonathan Eastman reports some of the local races to help you know where the candidates stand. Today, he covers the race for the Ward 3 Bart ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Choking His Wife

Oct 28, 2014

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly choked his wife.  29-year old Michael Joseph Rogers is charged with domestic abuse by strangulation.  Bartlesville police were called to investigate the case at a home in the 4300 block of SE Kentucky Avenue.  Accordi ... read more »

Getting Ready for Early Voting

Oct 28, 2014

Midterm elections are quickly approaching, when every voter needs to get down to their precinct and exercise their franchise, either by absentee or commonly called ‘early voting’ or gong to the polls on Tuesday, November 4th.  Several years ago, the state legislature had laws pas ... read more »

Osage County Commissioners Talk Money

Oct 28, 2014

Osage County Commissioner Board Chairman Scott Hilton called for a public hearing Monday morning to hear from INCOG representatives Barbara Allbritton and Austin Chapman.  During the hearing, Chapman told commissioners and those in attendance that the open meeting dealt with monies being app ... read more »

Ward 2 Candidate Review

Oct 27, 2014

With early voting beginning Thursday and election day Tuesday, we at Bartlesville Radio want to make sure you go to the polls as informed voters. So reporter Jonathan Eastman reports some of the local races to help you know where the candidates stand. Today, he covers the race for the Ward 2 Bart ... read more »

School Bus Accident Injures No One

Oct 27, 2014

A Bartlesville Public School District school bus was involved in a minor traffic accident Monday afternoon near the intersection of Dewey and Adams.  Acording to district officials, no students were on the bus at the time of the accident and no injuries have been reported.  The Bartlesv ... read more »

JPMC Names Moore as COO

Oct 27, 2014

Jane Phillips Medical Center’s board of trustees has named Mike A. Moore as the hospital’s new president and chief operating officer. The board met in special session earlier this month and tapped the hospital's longtime chief financial officer to succeed David R. Stire who will r ... read more »

Gray Plead Guilty

Oct 27, 2014

A Bartlesville woman who faced charges of conspiracy appeared Monday afternoon in a Washington County Courtroom, plead guily, and was sentenced to jail.  Marya Gray plead guilty to four counts of conspiracy.  Gray was sentenced to serve a total of 15 years in jail.  The sentence on ... read more »

Dixon and Burns Face Burglary Charges

Oct 27, 2014

A Bartlesville man and a Bartlesville woman are in custody for allegedly stealing items from a hotel.  25-year old Kendrin Ray Dixon and 20-year old Michaela Danielle Burns are charged with five counts of first degree burglary, knowingly concealing stolen property, and possession of marijuan ... read more »

City Council Approves Resolution

Oct 27, 2014

The Bartlesville City Council met approved a resolution concerning a bond sale Monday afternoon.  The sale the third series of bonds to be issued totaling $15 million dollars from the 2012 election.  Of that amount, $5.2 million dollars worth of bonds will be part of the sale.  Mun ... read more »

PSO Announced Fuel Rate Cut

Oct 27, 2014

Public Service Company of Oklahoma is taking actions that will result in a slight net decrease in electric bills and at the same time, allow the Company to continue moving forward with its plan to deploy Automated Metering Infrastructure by the end of 2016.  PSO will lower its fuel charge by ... read more »

Commissioners Accept Agreement

Oct 27, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning approved a professional services agreement between Meshek and Associates and District Two for a right of way services project and a bridge project.  Both projects are located on Road 411.  In other action, the commissioners approved an elec ... read more »

Early Voting Dates reminder

Oct 27, 2014

A new state law which took effect on November 1, 2013, changes the dates and times voters have come to expect for early voting in Oklahoma. Now, early voting begins on Thursday and continues on Friday and Saturday. Osage County Election Board Secretary Andrea Conner said of special note, early vo ... read more »

FCC Hosts Halloween Hustle

Oct 25, 2014

60 runners participated in Family Crisis and Counseling Center's first-annual Halloween Hustle 5K and fun run Saturday morning.  FCC hosted the run as a way to raise awareness of domestic violence issues.  Nationally a woman is injured by domestic violence every 28 seconds.  ... read more »

Osage County Agenda Includes Grant Application

Oct 25, 2014

Osage County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing Monday morning regarding a community development block grant with respect to "Disaster Recovery."  Immediately following the public hearing, the board will finalize the results and is expected to proceed down the list of item ... read more »

A short City Council Meeting set for Monday

Oct 25, 2014

The Bartlesville City Council will take action on a resolution concerning a bond sale during a Monday meeting.  The proposed resolution wil set the amount of bonds to be sold and set the date for the bond sale.  Council members also plan to approve a list of surplus items to be sold dur ... read more »

Local Schools Observe Bullying Day

Oct 25, 2014

October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  Public school district sites in Bartlesville are taking part in the observance. Students and staff throughout the district wore orange on Wednesday to celebrate Unity Day.  The goal of Unity Day was to “Make it orange and make it ... read more »

Planning Commission Approves 2nd Street Waiver

Oct 24, 2014

The Bartlesville Board of Adjustment approved a special zoning permit to allow residential housing on the first floor of downtown property on Second Street. Bruce Belsley of Bville 125, LLC answered the board's questions Thursday afternoon. Belsley told the board his firm plans a Certified Hi ... read more »

Nowata County Accident Injures Two

Oct 24, 2014

A Delaware, Oklahoma womanis in Tulsa's St. Francis Hospital as a result of injuries she sustained in a Nowata County accident on Thursday afternoon.  The Oklahomoa Highway Patrol reports that 35 year-old Lily Billbe of Delaware was stopped in the nortbound lane on U. S. 169 a mile south ... read more »

Report Faults Perry Inhofe

Oct 24, 2014

A report finds the son of a U.S. senator didn't "appropriately manage" a plane before it crashed near Owasso last year. Last November, Perry Dyson Inhofe II was conducting his first solo flight in a twin-engine aircraft when one of the engines shut down. Inhofe, the son of ... read more »

Pioneer Woman to Appear in Homecoming Parade

Oct 24, 2014

Its homecoming week at Pawhuska High School and that means the Huskie downtown parade, an annual event leading up to all of the festivities before tonight’s big game.  Ree Drummond, the “Pioneer Woman” is expected to appear in this year’s parade.  The Pawhuska Ch ... read more »

Candidate Forum Held At Nowata

Oct 23, 2014

Nowata County citizens packed the meeting room at the Nowata City-County Library Thursday evening to hear candidates for County Assessor, Treasurer, and County Clerk along with State Representative District 10 Seat, and District Judge.  County Assessor Candidates Dave Neely and Nancy Delmas ... read more »

Road Construction Project To Begin Soon

Oct 23, 2014

City of Bartlesville Project Engineer Daryl Worley has announced that on Monday, October 27th, the intersection of Wayside Drive and Nova Avenue will be closed for construction.  The repairs are anticipated to take approximately two weeks, weather permitting.  Please use caution while d ... read more »

Osage County Prepares for Early Voting

Oct 23, 2014

Osage County Election Board Secretary Andrea Conner says that if you want to get a head start on the November 4th. General Election, the election board will accept “In Person Absentee Voting” on Thursday, October 30th from 8 in the morning until 6 in the evening.  Friday morning ... read more »

Angel Tree Deadline Approaching

Oct 23, 2014

The Salvation Army wants you to know that Friday is the deadline for you to sign up as a recipient in its Christmas Angel Tree program.  Commander of the Bartlesville citadel, Major Barnhouse says you need to go to the Salvation Army and sign up by the deadline.  You can call first to f ... read more »

OK Mozart Schedules Showcase Events

Oct 23, 2014

The 2015 OK Mozart Festival is more than 8 months away but Showcase Events director, Judy Moreland is enthusiastic over the Showcase lineup for the festival set for June 6-13th.  This year’s calendar will feature a wide and diverse array of daytime events for the general public. Mu ... read more »

Eclipse Thursday Afternoon

Oct 22, 2014

Thursday afternoon, shortly before four o'clock, Northeast Oklahoma will have the opportunity to view a solar eclipse. According to NASA's eclipse website, at 3:38 Thursday afternoon the partial eclipse will start with the maximum eclipse occuring at 4:47. In our area, the eclipse will co ... read more »

Holder Bound Over

Oct 22, 2014

A Bartlesville man who allegedly attempted to make his children eat marijuana has been bound over for formal arraignment.  31-year old Carl Justin Holder is charged with child neglect and possession of marijuana in presence of a minor.  Back in April, Bartlesville police along with Wash ... read more »

Nowata Chamber To Host Candidate Forum

Oct 22, 2014

The Nowata Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Candidate Forum for all candidates of Nowata County.  The event will take place Thursday evening at 7 o'clock at the Nowata City-County Library West Room.  This is an opportunity for voters to ask questions to the candidates.&nbs ... read more »

ABB Dedicates New Building

Oct 22, 2014

Swiss corporation, ABB celebrated the official grand opening of its Measurement Products business unit expansion in Bartlesville Wednesday morning. The facility designs, develops, and manufactures natural gas & liquids measurement products and analyzers, as well as software applications and s ... read more »

Gary Chapman to Present

Oct 22, 2014

Bartlesville's Family Life Symposium has invited best-selling author, Dr. Gary Chapman as the guest speaker for this week's event at Tri-County Technology Center.  You are invited to the free community presentation Thursday night at 6:30.  The presentation is titled Enhancing Lo ... read more »

Superintendent Barresi Asks for Funding Reinstatement

Oct 22, 2014

State Superintendent Janet Barresi is asking the federal government for an immediate reinstatement of a flexibility waiver that the state lost when the Legislature repealed Common Core education standards for schoolchildren.      Barresi announced Tuesday that she and her ... read more »

Legislature Studies Wind Power Incentives

Oct 22, 2014

State House Finance Committee Chairman Mike Mazzei and State Senator John Ford presided over a Tuesday  interim study hearing examining state tax incentives for wind power.  Following the hearing, Mazzei said the wind industry has grown quickly in recent years, thanks to a five-year ad ... read more »

League Hosts Council Candiates Forum

Oct 22, 2014

Candidates for Bartlesville City Council faced each other Tuesday night in a League of Women Voters forum.  Voters heard from second-ward incumbent councilman Mike McGrew and challengers John J. Kane and Nathan Bates. In the second half of the event, voters listend to Ward 3 councilman ... read more »

BPSD Approves Contract

Oct 21, 2014

The Bartlesville School Board approved a contract, a change in cost, and honored students when they met Monday. The board approved a new contract with La Iglesia De Fe Esperanza y Amore Church for the sale of the Oak Park School with new protections to the school system, specifically saying that ... read more »

Dewey Holds Hearings

Oct 21, 2014

The Dewey City Council held a pair of public hearings Monday night, both regarding zoning issues. The first hearing was regarding a fence and other structures too close to the street. Dewey residential zoning requires structures to be set back a certain distance from the front property line and d ... read more »

Adams Back In Jail Facing Drug Charges

Oct 21, 2014

A Bartlesville man who has a lengthy criminal history is in custody for allegedly carrying illegal drugs.  23-year old Aaron Michael Adams is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.  Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office were on patrol ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Table Contract Agreement

Oct 21, 2014

During Mondays Osage County Commissioners meeting the board tabled the signing of an agreement between the Osage County Tourism Oversight Committee and social media consultant E-2 Worldwide. Osage County District Attorney Rex Duncan advised commissioners that there were questions in the contract ... read more »

Colorado Man Arrested On Drug Charges

Oct 20, 2014

A Colorado man is in custody after he and a minor girl was caught with illegal drugs.  25-year old Jacob Anthony Sanchez is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, and driving ... read more »

KYFM back to Full Power

Oct 20, 2014

KYFM 100.1 FM is back on full power.  Starting Sunday morning, Bartlesville Radio Engineers began installing a new antenna on the KYFM tower site down by Barnsdall.  This upgrade required the signal to be reduced until 3:00pm on Monday.  The new antenna should create a clearer and ... read more »

Deckard Announces Retirement, Antle To Take Office

Oct 20, 2014

The Washington County Commissioners received a letter this morning that they have been expecting a while, Commissioner Gary Deckard's announcement of retirement. In a letter sent to the commission, Deckard officially announced that he will retire on the 1st of November. Commissioner Elect Mit ... read more »

Stair Escapes Vinita Correctional Center

Oct 20, 2014

Craig County law enforcement officers are searching for an inmate who walked away from the Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center Sunday evening.  A spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections said 51 year-old Edward Stair was reported missing at 6:42 Sunday night from the prison in ... read more »

Candidate Forums Set for This Week

Oct 20, 2014

The Bartlesville League of Women Voters will host two candidate forums this week.  Tuesday night, the league will host a forum featuring candidates for Bartlesville City Council in Wards 2 and 3.  Ward 2 candidates include incumbent Mike McGrew and challengers John J. Kane and Nathan Ba ... read more »

Sunday Morning Accident Injures Ramona Man

Oct 20, 2014

A Ramona man was admitted to a Tulsa hospital in poor condition afte he was injured in a Sunday accident.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that 76 year-old Robert Huffaker of Ramona was driving a pickup northbound on U. S. 75 a mile south of Bartlesville just befor 10:30 Sunday morning.& ... read more »

Wayside Student Believed to Have Meningitis

Oct 20, 2014

The Bartlesville Public School District was notified on Sunday that a Wayside pre-k student has been diagnosed with meningitis.  Community Relations Coordinator for the schools, Chris Tanea says the student is hospitalized in Tulsa and was said to be doing okay according to his mother.  ... read more »

State Education Department Sets Owasso Meeting

Oct 20, 2014

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is set to host its next town hall meetings in northeastern Oklahoma. Department officials are to meet with parents, educators and others who are interested in education starting at 6 tonight at the Tulsa Technology Center's Owasso Campus and at ... read more »

Osage County Teen Dies in Accident

Oct 20, 2014

An Osage County teen died in a Saturday afternoon accident.  According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the teen was eastbound on County Road 4301 a mile west of County Road 4201 at 5:45.  16 year-old Michael "Mikey" Lynn went off the roadway on the left and lost control of ... read more »

Commissioners Approve Proclamation

Oct 20, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning approved a proclamation declaring the county a disaster due to the heavy rainfall that caused damage to county roads and bridges a couple of weeks ago.  Last week, the commissioners declared an emergency due to the flooding.  Commissioner T ... read more »

School Board to Recognize Achievements

Oct 19, 2014

The Bartlesville School Board will recognize two National Merit Semi-finalists, three National Merit Commended students and the high school volleyball team Monday night.  The Semi-finalists include Alexander Hales and Thomas Talbot.  Catherine Hine, Logan Martin, and Marlon Cummings ach ... read more »

Absentee Ballot

Oct 19, 2014

Secretary of the Washington County Election Board Yvonne House has a reminder for you if you want to vote by absentee ballot in the November 4th General Election and Regular Municipal Election for the City of Bartlesville in Wards 2 and 3. You have until October 29 at 5 pm to apply. Absentee ball ... read more »

Zombies Walk for Caney Library

Oct 17, 2014

One local library has found a unique way to raise funds for its new building. The Can-Kan Dreambuilders, the fundraising arm for the Caney City Library will host its Zombie Walk Saturday. Director of the Caney Library Chris Bannon says those participating in the walk will travel from the park in ... read more »

Kiddie Park Hosts Spook-O-Rama

Oct 17, 2014

The Kiddie Park will be open Friday and Saturday evening for its annual Spook-o-rama. The annual event is a fund-raiser for the students who work at the park. Ron Adams is president of the Bartlesville Playground Association and says the idea came from a discussion ten years ago. For Adam ... read more »

Downtown Bartlesville Ghost Walk

Oct 17, 2014

Halloween is just around the corner and Downtown Bartlesville will present the annual Ghost Walk, scheduled for Wednesday, October 22nd.  The cost is ten dollars per person.  During a recent KWON Community Connection Program, Troy Martin explained the event.  The first tour will be ... read more »

Sixty Bartlesville Musicians Make All-District Orchestra

Oct 17, 2014

Sixty Bartlesville Public School District orchestra students were named to the Northeastern Oklahoma All- District String Orchestra following auditions on October 1st.  The Northeastern region consists of Bartlesville, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Union and Tulsa.  On Saturday, November 1st ... read more »

Senator Ford Wants EOI Replacement

Oct 17, 2014

State Senator John ford says the State of Oklahoma should consider replacing the current End of Instruction tests for high school graduation with the ACT.  Ford spoke after the State Regents for Higher Education voted to approve the state's Priority Academic Student Skills -- or PASS -- ... read more »

Inhofe Calls for Travel Ban

Oct 17, 2014

Senator Jim Inhofe is calling for a temporary travel ban to the United States from West African countries that are battling an outbreak of Ebola.  Inhofe released a statement Thursday calling for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.&n ... read more »