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Oklahoma Insurance Department Health Insurance Includes Mental Health Services

Sep 03, 2015

One question that may be on Oklahoman's minds after the tragic death of Labor Commissioner Mark Costello is whether health insurance covers mental health services. Insurance Commissioner John Doak is reassuring citizens that if you have a regular health insurance policy, you are eligible for ... read more »

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Working on Pollinator Plan

Sep 03, 2015

  If you've ever been stung by a bee or are frightened by insects, you might think their decline is a good thing. Not so, says the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. The O D A F F is working to gain input on a proposed pollinator plan by holding regional public he ... read more »

Voter Registration Deadline is Just Weeks Away

Sep 02, 2015

With a Special Election set for October 13 in the cities of Bartlesville and Dewey, the Town of Copan and Caney Valley Schools, the voter registration deadline will be here before you know it. Washington County Election Board Secretary Yvonne House said Friday, September 18 is the deadline to app ... read more »

AAA-Oklahoma Offers Tipsy Tow Service Labor Day Weekend

Sep 02, 2015

This Labor Day weekend AAA Oklahoma is once again offering its "Tipsy Tow" programs to drivers who have had too much alcohol.   The program will be available from 6 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Tuesday in metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and in Lawton, Bartlesville, Ardmore, S ... read more »

Plea Entered in Oklahoma Politician's Death

Sep 02, 2015

The son of slain Oklahoma Labor Commissioner was arraigned by video in an Oklahoma County courtroom on Wednesday. Special Judge Russell Hall entered a “not guilty” plea for 26-year-old Christian Costello, who stood mute during the arraignment. Costello is charged with first degree mur ... read more »

Registered Independent Voters Could Affect Oklahoma Presidential Primary

Sep 02, 2015

When the Oklahoma Democratic Party made the decision to open Democratic primaries to registered independent voters during a meeting in July, they opened the door to many voters under the age of 30. Tulsa County Democratic Party Vice Chair Greg Bledsoe said the action could change things significa ... read more »

Price Tower Preparations Underway for World Heritage Listing

Sep 02, 2015

The Price Tower, the only hi-rise designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, was nominated for inclusion on the World Heritage List in January. Preparations are just about complete for an UNESCO visit later this month. Interim Executive Director Byron Boles said volunteers have stepped up to help out. A ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Respond to Toddler on the Street

Sep 02, 2015

Bartlesville Police responded to an unusual call Wednesday afternoon. A toddler, clad only in a diaper, was seen on Frank Phillips Boulevard near South Comanche Avenue just after noon. Janet Moreland, a motorist who saw the child, called the police. According to Moreland, a door-to-door search wa ... read more »

ConocoPhillips to Cut Workforce Worldwide

Sep 01, 2015

With the current volatility of the energy market and in particular, the price of crude oil, ConocoPhillips announced on Tuesday that 10 percent of the global workforce will be cut. The current workforce stands at 18,100 employees. The largest portion of the job cuts will likely be in North Americ ... read more »

United Way Announced Fund Goal

Sep 01, 2015

The Bartlesville Regional United Way announced its 2015 campaign goal Tuesday.  Executive Director Jody Burch outlined the three areas of emphasis -- Education, Income, and Health.  The United Way funds 32 local programs at 14 partner agencies, three initiatives, and ten venture gr ... read more »

City of Bartlesville Website Updated and User Friendly

Sep 01, 2015

The city of Bartlesville hired Kelli Williams as Chief Communications Officer earlier this summer and one goal was to make the City of Bartlesville website more user-friendly. That day has come and the website address is still the same. Williams is asking city residents to contribute to the city& ... read more »

Law Enforcement in Tulsa to Testify in Senate Forfeiture Study

Sep 01, 2015

Law enforcement from across the state of Oklahoma is in Tulsa today to educate the public about information in a controversial bill authored by Republican State Senator Kyle Loveless which would make sweeping changes to the state's civil asset forfeiture laws. Law enforcement says the bill wo ... read more »

One of Country's Best Renaissance Festivals Begins this Weekend

Aug 31, 2015

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is ranked among one of the best in the U.S. The event features more than 16 stages of continuous entertainment from hypnotists and troubadours to jugglers, pipers and harpists. King Henry the Eighth says “the more, the merrier.” For more inform ... read more »

Commissioners Hold Public Hearing for Fire Department

Aug 31, 2015

The Monday morning meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners began with a public hearing. The Commissioners were prepared to answer any questions or discuss adding additional territory to the Blackdog Fire District, which is being called Blackdog II. However, no questions asked an ... read more »

Washington County Free Fair Will Honor County's Best

Aug 31, 2015

The Washington County Free Fair gets underway Tuesday, September 1 but it will not be open to the public until Thursday. Tuesday is entry day which includes canning, vegetables, crochet, quilting and any other crafts. The hours are from noon until 7 P.M. and Free Fair Manager Pam Pollock said 7 P ... read more »