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Nowata Student Attacked On Bus

Mar 24, 2017

A Nowata student was injured by two other students yesterday afternoon. According to a Facebook post, the victim was forced to go to the emergency room because of an injury to his ear. Nowata School District and the authorities launched an investigation on the event as soon as the driver of the b ... read more »

Sears Discuss State Budget

Mar 24, 2017

State Legislators are still going over the budget shortfall that will affect state agencies and how it will impact Oklahomans.  Recently, state agencies were told to make a 14.5 percent cut, including closing half of the state's parks.  Many legislators don't agree with that ide ... read more »

Thomas Has New Courtdate

Mar 24, 2017

A Bartlesville man who is accused of trafficking in meth is scheduled to be on the June 28th jury sounding docket.  John Anthony Thomas is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.  Bartlesville police last December were called to the Skyline Motel loc ... read more »

Pawhuska Woman Arrested Again

Mar 24, 2017

A 34-year-old Pawhuska woman who exposed herself in January while doing a cartwheel in front of students is now facing a grand larceny charge in Tulsa County after stealing a woman's purse. Lacey Dawn Sponsler was arrested after the January incident where police said she was wearing a dr ... read more »

Contracts to Go Before Washington County Board

Mar 26, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will take up the annual contract with Securus Technologies for inmate telephone services at the jail.  Securus is the current provider at the jail and the action will simply renew the existing contract.  The board will also take action on a 3 ... read more »

Commissioner Doak Warns of Marketplace Problems

Mar 24, 2017

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak is warning state and federal lawmakers that Oklahoma is in danger of having no insurers participate in the federal marketplace next year. The number of insurers on the Oklahoma exchange dwindled to just one after multiple carriers sustained significant lo ... read more »

Search Over For Missing Boy

Mar 23, 2017

Bartlesville police went searching for a missing boy on Thursday. Groups gathered to search before noon. Because the boy is a minor, several details are unavailable to be released. However, the search was called off around 1:45 the same afternoon and the boy was reportedly found. Accordi ... read more »

Oolagah-Talala Schools Now Provide Shelters

Mar 23, 2017

The Oologah-Talala Schools now provide shelters designed to withstand an EF-5 tornado for all 2,000 students and staff during the school day and up to 2,750 district residents when classes are out. The storm shelters will be available and open to the public during weather emergencies after s ... read more »

Traffic Expected

Mar 23, 2017

An oversized load is making its way through Bartlesville this afternoon starting at Tuxedo and Hensley, heading out to 123. Traffic is expected to be backed up, and you are asked to find an alternate route. ... read more »

Safety Complex Near Completion

Mar 23, 2017

Construction continues at the new safety complex south of downtown Bartlesville.  City Engineer Micah Siemers said there are some minor issues at the complex. Siemers is hopeful that the building could be completed in the next few weeks. ... read more »

Fire Continues South of Bartlesville

Mar 23, 2017

We have a quick update on the fires that are continuing to burn just south of Bartlesville. Washington County Emergency Management's Melissa Lindgren provides us with the update. With the winds today, the fire has a close eye kept on it. ... read more »

Preliminary Hearing Set For Arson Case

Mar 23, 2017

Two Bartlesville men who are accused of setting a house on fire last year have a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 27th.  Michael Anthony Walker, Senior and Veris Gene Young are charged with first degree arson.  Bartlesville firefighters were called on November 27th to put out a h ... read more »

Senate Approves Education Related Bills

Mar 23, 2017

The Oklahoma Senate approved several education related bills on Wednesday, including measures that address teacher pay, teacher recruitment, and the reduction of administrative costs, among other issues. The measures approved by the Senate on Wednesday are among the education issues included ... read more »

Local Schools Invite You to Forum

Mar 23, 2017

School Superintendent, Chuck McCauley has invited you to an Education Legislative Forum with the Bartlesville area’s elected legislators Earl Sears, Julie Daniels, and Travis Dunlap on Friday, April 7th. Representatives Sears and Dunlap and Senator Daniels have graciously agreed to add ... read more »

Wildfire South of Bartlesville

Mar 22, 2017

A fire rages on south of Bartlesville as several departments, including Washington County Emergency Management, continue to fight it. The fire has been burning since Sunday, however, no houses have been lost. Originally, there were two separate fires, however, they have since merged into one ... read more »