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Committee Approves Eastland Development Plan

Apr 24, 2017

Monday afternoon the Bartlesville Tax Increment District Review Committee met to discuss and approve the creation of a new TIF District. The Committee voted to establish TIF District 11 for the Eastland Shopping Center in Bartlesville. The $450,000 economic development project will now be sent be ... read more »

OTEMS Boating Accident

Apr 24, 2017

OTEMS Paramedics and the Northwest Rogers County Fire Protection District were called around 2  on Monday afternoon to assist five occupants after their boat capsized after taking on water from the nose on the Verdigris River below Oologah Dam.   The call was dispatched at 2:10 p.m. ... read more »

Adam Hooper Inurnment Thursday in OKC

Apr 21, 2017

Update:  Final Catholic services and Inurnment for Adam Wayne Hooper will be this Thursday, April 27, 2pm at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma City, in the Risen Christ Niche section, 7500 W Britton Road.  Friends and family are invited to attend. Original Story:  The ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Falsely Impersonates Another

Apr 24, 2017

A Bartlesville man is in trouble again. Marquis Rashad Sherrod has been charged for false impersonation of another to create liability, which is a felony, and driving without a valid drivers license, which is a misdemeanor. Officers conducted a traffic stop where a man was driving without hi ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Assaults With Deadly Weapon in ER

Apr 24, 2017

A Bartlesville man was in court on Monday on several charges. Raymond Allen Sanders was charged with Assault with a deadly weapon, driving under the influence of drugs, and transporting an open container. According to an affidavit, Sanders had pulled a knife on an employee at Jane Phillips E ... read more »

Avant Man Caught With Meth

Apr 24, 2017

An Avant man is in the Washington County Correctional Facility after being caught with methamphetamine. Brian Daniel Tisdale was taken into custody on Sunday. According to an affidavit, officers stopped Tisdale during a traffic stop after the car he was traveling in failed to use a turn sign ... read more »

Andy Coleman Continues his Congressional Campaign

Apr 24, 2017

Bartlesville's Andy Coleman announced his candidacy for Jim Bridenstine's First District Congressional Seat in February.  He is a U. S. Air Force Academy graduate and has served overseas in the Air Force.  He spent that last several years at Voice of the Martyrs working in count ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners

Apr 24, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning. Among action items, the commissioners approved several bids for six-month road materials. The commissioners also approved and signed several more forms from ODOT for the Bison Road Projec ... read more »

Tim Harris Announces Congressional Campaign

Apr 24, 2017

Former Tulsa County District Attorney, Tim Harris announced his campaign for Congress.  Harris is one of what will likely be a field of Republicans running for the seat the First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine will vacate in November of next year. Harris was elected as Tulsa County ... read more »

Nowata County A Member of National Group

Apr 24, 2017

The Nowata County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Mornday morning. The board approved Nowata County’s membership into the National Association of Counties in Washington DC. Most counties in the state are already members. Vice Chairman Curtis Barnes explains ... read more »

Area Legislators Answer Education Questions

Apr 22, 2017

State Senator Julie Daniels and State Representatives Earl Sears and Travis Dunlap answered an hour's worth of education-related questions from teacher-heavy audience Friday night.  The room was filled to overflowing and there were more in the hallway. The legislators answered questi ... read more »

Bartlesville Renews it Tree City USA Credentials

Apr 22, 2017

Just a handfull of people turned out to plant a tree Saturday morning next to the Johnstone Park Pavillion in Bartlesville.  Retired City Forrester, Chuck Parkin planted a Caddo Sugar Maple. Members of the city's staff cooked hot dogs and provided snacks for the participants.  ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Points Gun At Police

Apr 21, 2017

A Bartlesville man is in custody on several felonious charges, and one misdemeanor. Louis Neil Ruckman is charged with two counts of felonious pointing of a firearm, one count of assault with a deadly weapon, and a misdemeanor of obstructing an officer. According to an affidavit, a police of ... read more »

Neosho River Expected to Flood Saturday

Apr 21, 2017

The Neosho River is expected to surge into moderate flood levels by Saturday morning. Flooding is to be expected along the river’s flood plain in Labette County Kansas and Ottawa County Oklahoma but will most likely only affect agricultural lands. The Labette County Sherriff’s Departm ... read more »

New BHS Tennis Courts In Use

Apr 21, 2017

The six new tennis courts at the high school were ready for play on Wednesday. Workers continued to construct the center stands and other finishing touches, however, the courts themselves are finished and have already been used. The new courts feature walkways on the north and south sid ... read more »