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Roadside Survival: Check Tires Before Traveling

Dec 27, 2018

Many people will travel from place to place during the holiday with hopes that vehicle trouble will not plague them. Author Wilt Brinker of Roadside Survival says tires give people the biggest fits when it comes to vehicle trouble. However, Brinker says that there is a way to prevent the hassles ... read more »

Fluctuating Temperatures Cause Recent Water Line Breaks

Dec 27, 2018

Water line breaks occur more frequently around this time of the year as temperatures drop. The City of Bartlesville’s Engineer and Water Utilities Director Terry Lauritsen says recent water line breaks have been caused by the fluctuation in temperatures that have caused the soil to move mor ... read more »

Free Tree Mulching Offered to the Public Again

Dec 26, 2018

The City of Bartlesville will offer free Christmas tree mulching again this season at the upper level parking lot of Sooner Park, located near Madison and Tuxedo Boulevard. City Manager Mike Bailey says the mulch will be available to the public. He also says the city may use the mulch for tree an ... read more »

Rise in Oklahoma Tourism Impacts Local Communities

Dec 27, 2018

State officials say tourism is a growing economic force in Oklahoma. Bartlesville’s Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Maria Gus says Bartlesville has felt this economic boom thanks to tourism this year. Hotel occupancy in Bartlesville has increased by 5.7 percent and studies show that ... read more »

Big Brothers Big Sisters to Close Early Bird Registration

Dec 27, 2018

Early bird registration for Bowl for Kids’ Sake will close soon. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bartlesville Director Charlene Dew says early bird registration will last until Jan. 4, 2019. Teams that choose the early bird registration route will be entered in the early bird drawing. That ... read more »

Police Continue to Investigate Bartlesville Bar Fight

Dec 26, 2018

One man flown to a Tulsa hospital after a fight in Bartlesville has been released. The Bartlesville Police Department responded to reports of a fight outside Angelo’s Tavern around closing time in the early morning hours on Saturday, Dec. 22. Sargent Jim Warring is working the case and ... read more »

New Years Day Trash Schedule Released

Dec 26, 2018

The City of Bartlesville says there will be no trash collection and the recycling center will be closed on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2019. Collection for Tuesday routes will be changed to Wednesday. Monday routes will be serviced as normally scheduled on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31.  ... read more »

Emergency Crews Respond to Boating Incident on Oologah Lake

Dec 26, 2018

Emergency crews responded to a boating incident on Oologah Lake Monday afternoon involving four individuals. According to the News on 6, Nowata County Sheriff Terry Sue Barnett said they received a 911 phone call from a man whose boat had sunk. After receiving the call for help, emergency ... read more »

Friends Christmas Dinner a Success

Dec 25, 2018

Attendance at this year's Friends in Deed dinner is expected to exceed previous years.  Numbers are not tabulated but organizer, George Halkiades says the dining room was busy for most of the three hours Christmas dinner was served.   The menu consisted of turkey, ham, potat ... read more »

Oklahoma's Population is Growing

Dec 25, 2018

U.S. Census Bureau estimates show Oklahoma's population grew by 0.3 percent in the 12 months ending July 1 largely due to an increase in the number of births and more people from other countries moving to the state.  The Tulsa World reports there were an estimated 3,932,640 residents in ... read more »

State is Soliciting Medicaid Work Comments

Dec 25, 2018

The federal government is soliciting comments on Oklahoma's new plan to impose work requirements on some Medicaid recipients.   Oklahoma submitted its waiver application to the federal government earlier this month, and the public comment period is open until Jan. 20.   ... read more »

State Panel Recommends Dropping Tax Credits

Dec 25, 2018

A state panel that reviews the performance of Oklahoma's economic tax incentives says three should be repealed and another with $557 million in liabilities should be overhauled.   Tulsa radio station KWGS reports this month that the Incentive Evaluation Commission recommended law ... read more »

Sheriff's Office Wants Person of Interest

Dec 24, 2018

The Washington County Sheriff's Ofice is looking for someone they call a person of interest in the burglary of a home in Copan.  According to a sheriff's office Facebook post, the burglary allegedly occurred on or about Wednesday, December 19th or Thursday, December 20th.   ... read more »

ODOT Focuses Primarily on Bridge Repairs in 8 Year Plan

Dec 24, 2018

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation performs an 8-year capital plan for streets in Bartlesville. On that 8-year plan is the State Highway 123 bridge that crosses over the Caney River as you head to or from Dewey, and highway 60 through downtown Bartlesville. City Manager Mike Bailey say ... read more »

Friends in Deed to Serve the Public Christmas Day

Dec 21, 2018

900 people were served meals during the 15th annual Friends in Deed Christmas Dinner last year. Organizer George Halkiades believes they will serve more people this year for the 16th annual Friends in Deed Christmas dinner. Halkiades says everyone is invited to the event. Halkiades adds that ... read more »