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Bartlesville Woman Arrested For Assaulting Sister

Jul 25, 2016

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville woman who allegedly attacked her sister and another woman with a knife.  24-year old Sasha Rochel Porter is charged with assault with a deadly weapon.  Bartlesville police were called about a fight going on at an apartment located in the 17 ... read more »

Shimko First Degree Murder Charge

Jul 25, 2016

A Dewey man who was arrested last week in connection with his 64-year old grandmother's death, made his first court appearance Monday afternoon on the arraignment docket.  Donald Wayne Shimko is charged with first degree murder. According to a court docket, Dewey police received a c ... read more »

Commissioners Select Health Insurance Plan

Jul 25, 2016

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning approved a new health insurance plan for county employees called Health Choice.  County officials have spent weeks shopping around for a better health insurance plan.  The county's previous health insurance provider was going to force e ... read more »

Paper Drive

Jul 25, 2016

The Bartlesville Print Shop is joining the Paper Challenge for the surrounding school districts. Between August 1-15th, you can purchase a ream or case of paper and donate it to Washington, Osage, or Nowata County school districts. The paper purchased is at cost, meaning the shop is not making a ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners

Jul 25, 2016

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met Monday morning in the Commissioners Meeting Room. Commissioner Mitch Antle was not able to make the meeting, so Commissioner Mike Bouvier held the meeting. The commissioners approved the appointment of Kary Cox, Emergency Operations Center Dire ... read more »

Voter Registration Deadline

Jul 24, 2016

   Yvonne House, Secretary of the Washington County Election Board, says Friday, July 29, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the August 23rd Special Election for Bartlesville and Copan  Public School Districts. If you are a Un ... read more »

Annual Ice Cream Social Set

Jul 23, 2016

The Frank Phillips Home and the Jane Phillips Society will host an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 6.  The organization is inviting you to enjoy free ice cream and cookies. The Social is scheduled from 2 to 4 that afternoon in the Home’s Garden Cottage. Event Coordinator, Kim ... read more »

Power Outage

Jul 22, 2016

There has been a power outage at Washington Park Mall in Bartlesville. Reportedly, the power went out around noon. A representative from Public Service Company of Oklahoma says she cannot confirm who all lost power, but that there were 18 meters without power. PSO was sent to the scene to work on ... read more »

Road Closing Announced

Jul 22, 2016

Bartlesville City officials have announced the following road closures next week due to projects that are underway in downtown Bartlesville. All lanes of Keeler Avenue between Adams Blvd. and Sixth Street will be closed through traffic beginning on Monday to accommodate work on the Public Sa ... read more »

New Court Date for Murphy on Manslaughter Charge

Jul 22, 2016

A Bartlesville man charged with first degree manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatality accident has a new court date.  38 year-old Kevin Myers Murphy was in front of a Washington County judge earlier this month and now has a September 8th court date. Bond was set at 25 thousand do ... read more »

Washington County GOP Delegation Returns Home

Jul 22, 2016

The Washington County delegation to the Republican National Convention is returning home fired up after hearing their nominee.  Delegate, Grace Farmer says she thinks Donald Trump hit a home run Thursday night. Farmer says she was also impressed by Vice-Presidential candidate Mike Pence ... read more »

Aircraft Accident Kills Two Men

Jul 22, 2016

An investigation is under way into an accident Thursday night that caused the death of an Owasso man and an Air Force Lieutenant from Vance Air Force Base.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 55 year-old Randall Lee Harris of Owasso was flying a fixed-wing aircdraft southbound near Fairmont ... read more »

Bartlesville School Bond Issue Coming To A Vote

Jul 21, 2016

Bartlesville voters will be going to the polls next month to decide on a Bartlesville School bond worth $19.4 million dollars.  The primary focus of the bond issue is to compensate for huge cuts in state funding, which forced the school district to cut jobs.  During Thursday's Commu ... read more »

Teacher of the Year Finalists to be Announced

Jul 21, 2016

The Oklahoma State Department of Education will announce the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalists on Monday, July 25. The 12 finalists will be announced at Santa Fe High School in the auditorium. Along with the finalists, six district teachers will be named as Rising Star Teachers. State Su ... read more »

Baby Girl Injured In An Osage County Accident

Jul 21, 2016

An one-year old baby girl from Bartlesville was injured following a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning on State Highway 123 a half of a mile south of County Road 2470, seven miles south of Bartlesville in Osage County. According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, the baby was transpo ... read more »