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Price Road Rehabilitation Reaching Completion

Jun 06, 2019

As work on the Price Road Rehabilitation project approaches the final stages, lane closures are set to shift again. The City of Bartlesville’s Director of Engineering Micah Siemers said they will shift lanes one more time. He said the westbound lane will close today and the eastbound la ... read more »

Free Well Testing is Being Offered to Flood Victims

Jun 06, 2019

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is offering free bacteriological testing of private wells that have been submerged in floodwater in recent weeks. Nowata, Osage and Washington counties all saw significant flooding from May 20th on and they are included in this effort by the Ok ... read more »

Levine, Dallas Brass is Ready to Return to Bartlesville

Jun 05, 2019

The largest and longest-lived music festival will bring life to the Bartlesville community this weekend! Making a return to this year’s 35th Annual OKM Music Festival is Dallas Brass. They first performed in Bartlesville in 1985. Dallas Brass member Michael Levine said he is looking ... read more »

Charges Filed in 2017 Alleged Rape

Jun 05, 2019

A Kentucky man was arraigned on charges stemming from a December 2017 sexual assault that occurred in Bartlesville. John Cox was charged with forcibly sodomy and second degree rape. According to an affidavit, a 15-year-old female victim gave a very detailed account of incidents where she was ... read more »

Pirate Ship Coming to Johnstone Park

Jun 05, 2019

The Bartlesville City Council voted Monday to approve a contract with Kompan Inc. to construct a "pirate ship" playground in Johnstone Park. The park will be funded by the Community Development Block Grant Small Cities Set-aside program and matching dollars from the City's Capital I ... read more »

Cleanup Continues in Osage County

Jun 05, 2019

Osage County residents are continuing to pick up the pieces two weeks after flooding rains devastated the area. Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts says the county is still waiting on a presidential emergency declaration, but he expects it to be coming soon.   Numerous ... read more »

Nowata Grateful for Officials, Emergency Personnel

Jun 05, 2019

Floodwaters overtook Nowata County for nearly two weeks and now the levels of the Verdigris River have finally normalized. At Monday’s Nowata County Commissioners meeting many people expressed gratitude for the work done by the commissioners, emergency personnel and volunteers. Rocky Seals, ... read more »

Bartlesville Juneteenth

Jun 05, 2019

Juneteenth is coming to Bartlesville June 14th and 15th pre-registration is June 14th Friday night from 6:00pm to 10:00 and there is a question and answer forum during this time as well. Some attractions that will be held at the Westside Community Center at noon on Saturday are games, food, three ... read more »

Silver Alert Canceled for Woman with Dementia

Jun 05, 2019

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office canceled a Silver Alert for 74-year old Nala Watkins Wednesday morning. Watkins has been found. Officials said Watkins was under proven medical or physical disability and she was last seen visiting her doctor in Ponca City. Osage County officials also n ... read more »

Sen. Lankford: Remember D-Day Anniversary Thursday

Jun 05, 2019

Ahead of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, U.S. Senator for Oklahoma James Lankford spoke on the Senate Floor. He thanked the men who fought and sacrificed their lives to help defeat Nazi Germany during World War II. On the Floor, Sen. Lankford said, "This is the 75th Anniversary in Normand ... read more »

County Commissioners Looking at Damages, Program

Jun 05, 2019

Washington County has received some damages from the May 20th flooding that plagued the area for a week and a half. The County’s Commissioners discussed the damage this week in their regular meeting and determined the district with the most damage was District 2.They also considered tak ... read more »

New Art Exhibit Coming to Osage Nation Museum

Jun 05, 2019

An opening reception for the latest exhibit taking place at the Osage Nation Museum in Pawhuska will take place on Friday, June 21. This exhibit highlights the diversity of styles in the many artists that will be featured throughout the museum. Highlights of the display include works from Rus ... read more »

More Charges Filed in Baylor Drive Shooting

Jun 04, 2019

A Bartlesville man who was the victim in a March 28 shooting on Baylor Drive saw himself charged for his role in the incident. William Jones was arrested on a felony warrant and appeared at the Washington County Courthouse facing felony charges of possessing and pointing a firearm. According ... read more »

Third Thursday Event Coming Back to Skiatook

Jun 05, 2019

The Third Thursday event in Skiatook at Central will take place once again this month on June 20 from 6 to nine in the evening. There will be food trucks, vendors and live music for those interested in attending. The Skiatook Chamber of Commerce encourages any business in the city to particip ... read more »

One Dead After Nowata County Accident

Jun 05, 2019

A two car fatality collision occurred on Highway-60 between Bartlesville and Nowata Tuesday. Nowata County Undersheriff Jason McClain was directing traffic with other emergency personnel at the scene since US-60 was closed for several hours. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol released informatio ... read more »