BPS Addresses State Funding

Oct 23, 2017

The Bartlesville Public School District released a news letter today where they state that Oklahoma is under investing in its public schools. BPS says it should be noted that all Oklahoma schools are significantly handicapped by the lowest teaching salaries in the region, even after cost of ... read more »

BPS Testing Preliminary Results

Oct 23, 2017

The State Department of Education released the results of the Spring 2017 assessments to districts. The district is still analyzing and interpreting the results, but reports that Bartlesville students, on each assessment, consistently outperformed the state averages. However, as expected, th ... read more »

Police Brutality Protest

Oct 23, 2017

A protest against police brutality in Oklahoma called for new leadership in the Tulsa Police Department.   The Tulsa World reports Aware Tulsa hosted the event on Sunday at the Tulsa County Courthouse. About 50 people gathered to hear from speakers including Rev. Joey Crutcher, whose son ... read more »

Oklahoma Reaches Deal On Budget

Oct 23, 2017

Governor Mary Fallin and Republican legislative leaders say they've reached a deal to shore up the state budget and raise pay for teachers and some state workers with a series of tax increases, but it's unclear if there is enough support to pass the plan.   Flanked Monday by abou ... read more »

Accident Closes U. S. 75

Oct 23, 2017

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol closed the southbound lanes of U. S. 75 for a total of one hour 33 minutes Monday morning due to an injury accident.  Traffic was routed onto the shoulder but it was a significant delay for those headed to work south of Bartlesville.  The OHP re-opened the hi ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners

Oct 23, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met at their regularly scheduled weekly meeting on Monday morning. The commissioners approved a contract for visual inspection services, and updated an agreement with the Tulsa County Commissioners. During the Commissioners' Report, Commissione ... read more »

Nowata County Commissioners Appoint Several Deputies

Oct 23, 2017

The Nowata County Commissioners made several appointments during a brief regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. The Commissioners selected five people to interview to become qualified bridge inspectors. The names were selected from a list provided by the State of Oklahoma. The only other agen ... read more »

Quarterly Reports at Osage Commissioners Meeting

Oct 23, 2017

During the meeting this week of the Osage County Commissioners, Kay Kelly from E/911 and Jerry Roberts Emergency Management Director provided quarterly updates. Kelly discussed the ongoing efforts to improve their GIS, geographic information system, and improving their County mapping. Kelly menti ... read more »

Dewey Woman Dies in Saturday Accident

Oct 22, 2017

A Dewey woman is deada as a result a Saturday afternoon accident on County Road 400 south of State Highway 10.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 39 year-old Shannon Swan was northbound on 4000 road and ran off the roadway to the right.  She hit a lelineator, overcorrected to the left ... read more »

Man Taken In After Bar Fight

Oct 20, 2017

A Bartlesville man was taken in on multiple charges on Thursday. Dustin Towers was arrested and charged with Threats to Kill, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Simple Assault, and Intoxication. According to an affidavit, an officer was responding to a bar fight when he made contact with a man ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Obstructs Officer

Oct 20, 2017

A call about two suspicious men loading a trailer in front of an auto parts store led to the arrest of a Bartlesville man. Oscar Valle appeared in front of a judge at the Washington County Courthouse facing a charge of obstructing an officer of the law. According to an affidavit, an officer r ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Commits Felony

Oct 20, 2017

A Bartlesville man is in the Washington County Correctional Facility on one felony count. Travis Keeling appeared in court on Thursday for False Impersonation To Create Liability. According to an affidavit, a Bartlesville Police Officer made contact with Keeling when Keeling advised his name ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman In Court For Domestic Abuse

Oct 20, 2017

A Bartlesville woman was taken in to  the Washington County Correctional facility on Wednesday for Domestic Abuse in the Presence of a Minor.  Trisha Nicole Allison appeared in court on Thursday at the Washington County Courthouse. According to an affidavit, an officer was dispatch ... read more »

Ulta Beauty Opens

Oct 20, 2017

Another store in Bartlesville's Silver Lake Village shopping center has opened. Ulta Beauty, the beauty and cosmetic store, opened “officially” with their grand opening, although the store had a soft opening and was technically opened days before. Among things that they offer, Ult ... read more »

Osage Nation Buffalo Run

Oct 19, 2017

Osage Nation Diabetes, Community Health Representatives (CHR), and Public Health Nursing (PHN) are sponsoring a USATF Certified and Sanctioned 5K and Fun Run at Osage Hills State Park on October 28 and it is completely free.   Registration for the Buffalo Run 5k and Fun Run is avail ... read more »