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River Levels at Flood Stage.

Apr 30, 2017

The Caney river near Ramona is expected to crest at 27.4 feet later today and Monday with the level for moderate flooding at 28 feet..  Near Collinsville the crest is expected to be 31.2 feet with the level for major flooding at 33 feet.  Bird Creek near Owasso is expected to crest at 2 ... read more »

Highway closures due to flood water

Apr 30, 2017

OHP reports that SH-10 is closed 4 miles east of the US 169 junction.  For a current information on road closures call ODOT at 844-465-4997 or check website at www.okroads.org. ... read more »

Policy and Agreements Top County Agenda

Apr 30, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will act to update the county's Enhanced 9-1-1 Confidentiality Policy Monday morning.  The agenda for the meeting also calls for action on a Memorandum of Understanding between the county and Public Service Company of Oklahoma regarding a temp ... read more »

River Levels are On the Rise

Apr 29, 2017

Area river levels are on the rise after more than 24 hours of rainfall.  The Verdigris river will likely remain in its banks but the Caney will have problems south of Bartlesville. At Ramona, the Caney enters flood stage at about 9 o'clock Saturday night.  The river should crest ... read more »

Mellen Named Officer of the Year

Apr 28, 2017

The Bartlesville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 117 named Bartlesville Police Department Sgt. Nathan Mellen their 2016 Officer of the Year.  Mellen has dedicated the majority of his adult life to serving the public. The former firefighter-EMT turned police officer began his extensive career ... read more »

Tulsa Cracks Down On Crime

Apr 28, 2017

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter commended the Tulsa Police Department and other state and federal law enforcement agencies after a successful operation aimed at reducing violent crime. The four-day operation arrested multiple violent criminals, as well as seized weapons, drugs and serve ... read more »

Dover Arrested For Burglary

Apr 28, 2017

A man is in the Washington County Correctional Facility on multiple charges. Vernon Dover is charged with possessing stolen property and possessing a firearm.    According to an affidavit, a victim had his electronic device stolen, and the police were able to track it down to th ... read more »

Bartlesville Domestic Abuse

Apr 27, 2017

A Bartlesville Man has pleaded guilty to domestic abuse. Mason Burchett was in court on Thursday afternoon where he plead. According to an affidavit, a woman called police after her son hit her. The woman says that she and Burchett were arguing and he slapped her on the left side of the face ... read more »

P66 Announces its Earnings Report

Apr 28, 2017

Energy manufacturing and logistics company, Phillips 66 announced first-quarter earnings of 535 million dollars compared with $163 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. First-quarter earnings included the net benefit of a gain on consolidation of a petroleum coking venture and an impairment take ... read more »

Train Derails on SE Kansas

Apr 28, 2017

A section of 1600 Road in Montgomery County northwest of Caney is closed this morning after a train derailment during the early morning hours.  According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department the derailment occurred around 4:00 this morning.  Reports indicate there were no ... read more »

Saltwater Contaminates Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

Apr 28, 2017

Environmental tests on an Oklahoma creek have led to the discovery of a saltwater spill into the main source of freshwater for Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. The Tulsa World  reports that an Environmental Protection Agency inspector working on Bird Creek was shown a broken drainage pipe ... read more »

Legislators Continue Budget Talks

Apr 28, 2017

Four years ago, Oklahoma's oil patch was booming, and state lawmakers were debating what to do with $200 million in surplus revenue. Republicans successfully pushed to reduce the state's top income tax rate and slash the oil and gas production tax. But the boom ended. Now th ... read more »

Courthouse Review Committee Holds Public Meetings

Apr 27, 2017

The Osage County Courthouse Building Review Committee is holding a series of public meetings in order to receive recommendations and input from the public. The Committee has several options they have been discussing regarding the renovation, building, or moving of the Osage County Courthouse in P ... read more »

Group Arrested For Stolen Property

Apr 27, 2017

Three men are in the Washington County Correctional Facility for possession of stolen property. Carl Anderson, Austin Austin, and Rodney Polk were in court on Thursday, however, more information and charges are expected to be filed by tomorrow. According to an affidavit, Osage County Sheriff ... read more »

DOC Inmate Numbers Up

Apr 26, 2017

During the monthly Board of Corrections meeting, Oklahoma ODOC Director Joe M. Allbaugh informed board members that the agency had a record number of individuals in the system. ODOC population numbers (04/25/2017):     33,865 - Supervision (GPS monitored, community sup ... read more »