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Three Arrests Made in Hit-and-Run Incident

Sep 11, 2018

Three arrests have been made stemming from a hit-and-run incident that occurred on August 18 and led to the death of Cleo ‘Cotton Boll’ Lewis. According to a press release from the Bartlesville Police Department, 32-year-old Ashlee Nicole Johnson of Bartlesville turned herself in arou ... read more »

Several Instances of Vandalism Occurring at City Parks

Sep 11, 2018

Vandalism has been rampant at several of the City of Bartlesville’s 17 parks and recreational facilities. City Parks Superintendent Bobby Robinson said in a press release that one parks gets vandalized every day, sometimes more than one in a day. Damages range from mild graffiti to the ... read more »

Ramona Man Violates Protective Order

Sep 11, 2018

A Ramona man with a violent history towards his wife violated a protective order in an incident in which he followed his wife’s vehicle all around Ramona. Chance Herren was arrested on Sunday for the incident and appeared in Washington County court on Tuesday where charges were presented an ... read more »

Osage County Free Fair to Begin

Sep 11, 2018

The Osage County Free Fair is set to begin on Wednesday at the county fairgrounds in Pawhuska. The fair will be open to the public through Saturday. All still exhibits will be entered and judged on Wednesday, the fair’s first day. Livestock entries will be taken starting at 8 a.m. o ... read more »

Fire Dept. Honor Guard Remembers 9/11 Victims

Sep 11, 2018

The Bartlesville Fire Department Honor Guard honored the lives of those lost during the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center seventeen years ago Tuesday morning. The 9/11 memorial was held at the Central Fire Station and the honor guard retired an American flag to honor the lost. City M ... read more »

Woman With Violent Past Arrested Again

Sep 10, 2018

A Bartlesville woman with a history of domestic assaults was arrested after allegedly causing two domestic disturbances in two days. Rachel Madison made an appearance at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday. Madison is facing potential charges of domestic assault and battery for an incident ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Burglary

Sep 10, 2018

A Bartlesville man with previous convictions of larceny and robbery was arrested and charged with second degree burglary and possession of stolen property for an incident that occurred on Saturday. Cody Donnell appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday and stood before Special Judge ... read more »

Nowata County Commissioners Approve Pay Raise

Sep 10, 2018

The Nowata County Commissioners approved a resolution for a payroll correction at a brief meeting on Monday morning. The resolution will give all county officials a $137.50 raise per month. The county payroll was approved by the excis board. Initially the resolution was for a $150 per month r ... read more »

Honor Guard, Fire Department to Remember 9/11 Victims

Sep 10, 2018

Fire Chief John Banks with the Bartlesville Fire Department says the Central Fire Station will have a memorial service to remember the lives lost during the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center seventeen years ago. Bartlesville’s recently acquired honor guard will be in attendance ... read more »

Suicide Prevention Week, BTC Broadband Approved

Sep 10, 2018

Monday morning saw the Washington County Commissioner hold their regularly scheduled meeting at the courthouse administrative center. Nolan Jones with the Washington County Suicide Prevention Coalition joined by Amber Thompson gave a proclamation in which the Washington County Commissioners appro ... read more »

Women4Women to Feature Two Local Women

Sep 10, 2018

Independence Community College’s Fab Lab Women 4 Women series will feature a lunch-and-learn session this month. On Thursday, Sept. 27, Fab Lab ICC’s Women 4 Women women entrepreneurs who successfully use social media, websites and online selling platforms within their businesses ... read more »

Police Clear Woman Believed to Have Been Involved in Accident

Sep 08, 2018

Bartlesville police have cleared a woman who authorities believed was involved in a fatal accident last month.  Captain Jay Hastings says police had arrested Millie Thompson on the evening of August 18th as the suspected driver in a fatal hit and run accident involving a motorcycle at the in ... read more »

Governor Candidate Charged in Murder for Hire

Sep 07, 2018

Federal prosecutors say an Oklahoma zookeeper at an exotic animal park and candidate for governor earlier this year has been charged in a murder-for-hire scheme alleging he tried to hire someone to kill a Florida woman.   The U.S. Attorney's Office in Oklahoma City announced Frid ... read more »

Race Chairman Prepares for Bartlesville 5K

Sep 07, 2018

For 16-years the Nowata, Osage, Washington Chapter of American Red Cross has hosted its Run for Relief 5K in Bartlesville. Race chairman Jim Stanton says the event will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. Stanton says awards and prizes will be given away at the 16th Annual Run for Relief 5K ... read more »

"United We Fight" to Serve the Community

Sep 07, 2018

An event at the Johnstone-Sare Building in Bartlesville will take place Saturday. Bartlesville Regional United Way will have their 2018 Annual Giving Campaign called “United We Fight” event for the first time at night on Sept. 8. Thirteen partner agencies, two initiatives, and mul ... read more »