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Council Members to Take Oath of Office

Dec 05, 2016

Five members of the Bartlesville City Council will take the oath of office tonight at 7.  The new council will choose a mayor and vice-mayor before conducting business on other topics.  The agenda calls for a public hearing to assess progress on a Community Development Block Grant Small ... read more »

Sunday's 3.9 Earthquake

Dec 05, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 3.9 magnitude earthquake has struck northern Oklahoma. There were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage. The USGS says the epicenter of the earthquake Sunday night was about 9 miles east of Pawnee. The quake was as far north as the souther ... read more »

Washington County Board to Act on Contracts

Dec 05, 2016

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will take action on a bid for janitorial services for the county health department this morning.  The agenda also calls for action on a modification to an agreement concerning a road and bridge project east of Dewey.  This morning's meeti ... read more »

Reception to Honor City Council Members

Dec 05, 2016

You are invited to a reception tonight at 6 in the First Floor Conference room at Bartlesville City Hall.  The event will give you an opportunity to publicly honor outgoing city council members Ted Lockin and Tom Gorman for their years of service on the council and to welcome Alan Gentges an ... read more »

Cooler Temperatures are Ahead

Dec 04, 2016

Cooler temperatures and a chance for snow showers are forecast for eastern Oklahoma next week. The National Weather Service says rain chances will end early Sunday and return to western Arkansas and parts of eastern Oklahoma by Monday. A strong cold front will pass through the region by Wedne ... read more »

Man Injured in Sunday Morning Accident

Dec 04, 2016

A Bartlesville man is in Tulsa's St. Johns Hospital as a result of injuries he suffered in a Sunday morning accident on Silver Lake Road just west of the Bartlesville City Limits.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports a car with bald tires driven by 45 year-old Lori May of Stroud was nort ... read more »

Part of U. S. 60 Closed Due to Accident

Dec 03, 2016

A Washington County portion of U. S. 60 was closed for roughly half an hour Saturday night.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol closed the eastbound part of the highway from 6:30 to 6:55 at County Road 4020.  The OHP has not yet issued a report of the accident. ... read more »

Wet Pavement Doesn't Dampen Bartlesville Parade

Dec 03, 2016

Wet pavement and misting rain didn't dampen Saturday night's Bartlesville Christmas parade.  While there were some of the more than one hundred entries that didn't show up and only two of the expected four bands marched youngsters of all ages turned out to watch the parade proces ... read more »

Bartlesville's Kiwanis Plans to Have a Christmas Parade

Dec 03, 2016

Bartlesville's Kiwanis Club wants you to know that they will make every effort to present a Christmas parade.  Club President, Karen Wilson says they will wait as long a possible to make any weather-related decision that needs to be made.  If the Kiwanis has to cancel or postpon ... read more »

Insure Oklahoma Extended One More Year

Dec 03, 2016

The federal government will continue for another year to fund an Oklahoma program that uses a combination of state tobacco tax revenue and federal Medicaid money to help provide health insurance coverage for nearly 20,000 low-income Oklahoma workers. Gov. Mary Fallin announced on Friday th ... read more »

Congressman Mullen Comments on Defense Bill

Dec 03, 2016

Second-District Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin commented after the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, passed the House by a vote of 375 – 34.   Mullin says one of the most vital responsibilities of Congress is to provide for the common defense, by ensu ... read more »

Drummond to Discuss Kennedy Building

Dec 03, 2016

On Monday, December 5, the Osage County Board of County Commissioners will meet for their regularly scheduled meeting. On the agenda for the upcoming meeting is the discussion and possible action to hire a new part-time employee for Osage County E-911; Discussion and possible action to sign the C ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Officer Not To Be Charged

Dec 02, 2016

Washington County District Attorney's Office has announced that they will not be pursuing charges against a Bartlesville police officer for the shooting death of William Cole.  In a press release, District Attorney Kevin Buchanan said that the office received the results of the OSBI inve ... read more »

Colder Weather Tips

Dec 02, 2016

As cooler temperatures make their way into the state, the Oklahoma State Department of Health encourages the public to begin preparation for the upcoming winter weather season. Proper planning can reduce the risk of injury and illness while also ensuring a family is prepared for a major winter we ... read more »

National Governors Association Chooses Oklahoma

Dec 02, 2016

Governor Mary Fallin has announced that the National Governors Association has chosen Oklahoma as one of two states to receive technical assistance regarding using existing Medicaid funds to meet state workforce requirements in underserved areas of the state. The technical assistance program, ... read more »