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ODOT to Begin Work on Downtown Bridge

Aug 28, 2018

A bridge in Bartlesville will receive a $2.7 million rehabilitation from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. On Sept. 4, ODOT will begin replacing beams and will make other structural improvements on the Highway 60 bridge over the Caney River that runs along Adams Boulevard. During the ... read more »

Man Charged in Jail Fight

Aug 28, 2018

An inmate in the Washington County Jail was charged with a simple assault after an altercation took place. James Love Jr. stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday facing a misdemeanor charge from an incident that took place on July 25. According to an affidavit, vid ... read more »

Oklahoma Offers Weekend Hunting Event

Aug 28, 2018

A Labor Day weekend event offers an opportunity for experienced and inexperienced hunters to get out and hunt for free. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation says that Sept. 1 and 2 mark the Free Hunting Days in Oklahoma. State residents are not required to have a state h ... read more »

State Cigarette Tax Collections Still Low

Aug 28, 2018

Two northeast Oklahoma counties see collections from cigarette taxes decrease significantly in recent months. Communications Director for the Oklahoma Tax Commission Paula Ross says that the recent drops in cigarette tax collections may have to do more with the Oklahoma Tax Commission notifying w ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Dies in Osage County Accident

Aug 28, 2018

A Bartlesville man is dead as a result of a Monday night accident on Osage County Road 2706, just more than 3 miles west of Bartlesville.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that 26 year-old Trevor Cochran was driving a 2000 Honda Civic eastbound on the county road.  He approached a cu ... read more »

ODOT Project Will Update Bridge on Adams Blvd

Aug 27, 2018

A Bartlesville bridge will get an update as part of an Oklahoma Department of Transportation project.     ODOT will start replacing beams Tuesday morning of next week on the U. S. Highway 60 bridge over the Caney River on Adams Blvd.  Traffic will be reduced to one lan ... read more »

Nowata County Sample Ballot for Primary Runoff

Aug 27, 2018

A runoff primary election is lsated for Tuesday. Nowata County voters have several different precincts to choose from to cast a ballot. A full list can be found here. The republican ballot is the heaviest with several races to decide important offices including the highly-contested governor&# ... read more »

Dewey Man Arrested after Firing Shot into Ground

Aug 27, 2018

A Dewey man was arrested after firing a gun into the ground during a dispute with a neighbor. Daniel Prichard appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing a felony charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for an incident that took place on Sunday. According to an ... read more »

Commissioners Take No Action on Lawsuit

Aug 27, 2018

Washington County Commissioners hold a private executive session during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday to discuss a lawsuit. The lawsuit pits the Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter against Purdue Pharma. Attorney group Fullmer Sill had litigations submitted by Alex Yaffe recommen ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Discuss Finances

Aug 27, 2018

Changes to the budget and payroll were at the forefront of the discussion at Monday morning’s meeting of the Nowata County Commissioners. Several items were discussed including giving a $100 per month raise the county employees. This would bring all county employees to the state minimum ... read more »

Record Number of Emergency Certificates Issued

Aug 25, 2018

The Oklahoma Board of Education has approved a record number of emergency certificates for non-traditionally trained teachers. The Oklahoman reports that the board approved 916 certificates at Thursday's board meeting, increasing the total number of certificates approved for the 2018-19 s ... read more »

Medical Marijuana Applications Will Soon Be Accepted

Aug 25, 2018

The Oklahoma State Department of Health says officials are ready to begin accepting applications for medical marijuana licenses in the state. The online application system will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at www.OMMA.ok.gov . Health Department spokesman Tony Sellars says th ... read more »

Street Repair Project to Begin Monday

Aug 25, 2018

Work is set to begin on a concrete panel replacement project in Bartlesville Monday morning.  Contract crews will start repairing portions of Fleetwood Drive, Sooner Park Road, and Willow Creek/Arbor Drive.     Director of Engineering, Micah Siemers says the project in ... read more »

Cub Scout Enrollment Up 30-Percent

Aug 24, 2018

After school sign-ups for Cub Scouts see a rise in enrollment Thursday night. Director with the Cherokee Area Council Boy Scouts of America Ken White says they saw a 30-percent increase in enrolled scouts for the upcoming year. White says both boys and girls signed up for Cub Scouts excited f ... read more »

Police Arrest Man for Statutory Rape

Aug 24, 2018

A 19-year-old man from Bartlesville faces charges for second degree rape and indecent proposals to a child under sixteen. According to an affidavit from the Washington County Courthouse Friday, the victim’s mother in the case states that the victim approached her to tell her that Scott Lee ... read more »