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Wednesday Trash Pickup for Thursday Customers

Nov 25, 2014

Everybody knows Thursday is Thanksgiving day. That's a holiday for the City of Bartlesville, so there will be no trash pick-up. Solid Waste Utility Director, Keith Henry says if the city normally picks up you garbage on Thursday then Wednesday is your day this week. Henry goes on to ... read more »

Highway Patrol to Participate in I-40 Challenge

Nov 25, 2014

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol will be participating in a special campaign to make travel on Interstate 40 safer over Thanksgiving. The "Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive Towards Zero Fatalities" is a multi-state campaign which will see increased patrols on the interstate Wednesday and Su ... read more »

New Fire Chief Named

Nov 25, 2014

Bartlesville has a new fire chief.  City Manager Ed Gordon has named veteran firefighter John Banks.   A committee of volunteers started the process about a year ago.  Gordon says the goal was to come up with a direction for the fire department.  A committee made of Interi ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Burglary

Nov 25, 2014

A Bartlesville man is in custody after being arrested on a $25,000 warrant for allegedly taking items from a home.  19-year old Christopher Jakob Jones is charged with second degree burglary.  A man reported to Bartlesville police that his home had been burglarized sometime between Augu ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Arrested For Shoplifting

Nov 24, 2014

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville woman who allegedly took items from Wal-Mart.  39-year old Rachael Maya Harrison is charged with shoplifting, possession of methamphetamine, and trespassing.  A Bartlesville police officer saw the suspect retreive four concealed articles of ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested On Kidnapping Charge

Nov 24, 2014

A Bartlesville man is in custody on a 2013 warrant for allegedly kidnapping a one and a half year old child.  26-year old Larry Arthur Williams The Third is charged with kidnapping and domestic assault and battery in the presence of a child.  Back in January of 2013, the suspect's g ... read more »

Arrest Made in Osage County Homicide

Nov 24, 2014

Early Sunday morning of November 23, 2014 at 1:09 a.m. the Osage County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from the Cochrane residence located at 4035 North Indian Oaks Drive in the area north of Sand Springs requesting an ambulance for a friend who had fell off the porch and had a head inj ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Table and Appointment

Nov 24, 2014

The Osage County Commissioners met Monday morning in their regular weekly scheduled meeting. The pilot program agreement with the Osage Nation to waive the taxes on houses owned by the Nation and pay a payment in lieu of taxes was tabled until next meeting.  R.J. Walker  and Bruce Smith ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Reject All Bids

Nov 24, 2014

Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning rejected all bids for a live scan figerprint machine.  Richard Miller from the Sheriff's Department gave the reason to reject the bids.  In other action, the commissioners declared several items as surplus.  Those items include a John ... read more »

Information Sought on Weekend Break-ins

Nov 24, 2014

The Bartlesville Police Department Investigations Division is asking for information regarding the identity of the person or persons involved in a series of vehicle break-ins.  According to Crime Stoppers Coordinator David Hackler, some time between 9 o'clock Friday night November 21st a ... read more »

Multiple Fatality Collision

Nov 23, 2014

A multiple fatality collision occurred Saturday afternoon about 2 PM on US 169, 4.5 miles south of Nowata. A vehicle driven by 35 year old Micah Walker of Nowata was northbound on US 169 and a vehicle driven by 59 year old Kevin Smith of Nowata was southbound on US 169.  The Smith veh ... read more »

Congressman Mullin Offers Adoption Challenge

Nov 21, 2014

Second-District Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin spoke on the House floor Thursday in support of National Adoption Day and shared his family’s experience with adoption. Mullin said last year his family was blessed to adopt twin girls, Ivy and Lynette. These girls have become one of ... read more »

Daniel Preliminary Hearing Set

Nov 21, 2014

A December 3rd preliminary hearing is set for a Bartlesville woman who allegedly started a fire.  Cindy Gail Daniel faces five counts of third degree arson.  According to a court affidavit, a homeowner in the 300 block of Seneca caught Daniel on video when she started a fire that damage ... read more »

Former Bartlesville Councilman Eddie Mason Died on Thursday

Nov 21, 2014

Former Bartlesville police officer and city councilman Eddie Mason died on Thursday.  Mason was active in the Oak Park neighborhood for much of his life in Bartlesville.  Police Captain Jay Hastings worked with Mason. He calls Mason a "peace keeper". Vice-Mayor Ted Lockin ... read more »

Osage County Commissioners to meet

Nov 21, 2014

The Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday, November 24th at 10:00 a.m. to discuss a moderate agenda of items.  Among these items the county commissioners will discuss and take possible action to approve the reappointment of Bruce Smith to the Osage County Industrial Trust Authority for ... read more »

Wa-Sha-She Association to Host Benefit Meals

Nov 21, 2014

Plan on eating breakfast or lunch at Hulah Lake Saturday or Sunday.  The Hulah Lake Osage Association will host a benefit meal each day.  Breakfast starts at 4 in the morning at the Wa-Sha-She campground.  Breakfast consists of sausage, bacon, egges, pancakes, and cinammon roll.&nb ... read more »

Angel Tree Program Kicks Off

Nov 20, 2014

An annual Christmas tradition kicked off Thursday morning with Christmas Carols and Music. The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program celebrated its start with a short program at Jane Phillips Medical Center with about three dozen people in attendance. The angel tree program helps provide childr ... read more »

Home Destroyed in Ramona Fire

Nov 20, 2014

Smoke filled the streets of downtown Ramona Thursday afternoon as crews battled a house fire. The call for the fire came in at about noon Thursday. Crews from Ramona, Ochelata, Oglesby, the Owens and Company and Washington County Fire Departments all responded to the fire. Despite the best effort ... read more »

LG Lamb Reports on State of the State

Nov 20, 2014

Okahoma is healthy and growing.   Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb spoke Thursday to a noon-hour forum at the Bartlesville Community Center.  He gave four specific reasons for his conclusions on the State of the State of Oklahoma.  He says Oklahoma led the nation in net job growt ... read more »

Mono Closes Fairfax Schools

Nov 20, 2014

A mono outbreak has shut down an Osage County school district for the rest of the month.  The Woodland Public School district in Faifax will not hold classes until December. All Classes and school activities are canceled while the district works to disinfect all its school buildings to p ... read more »

Goff Tower To Be Reopened November 26th

Nov 19, 2014

Citizens are invited for the re-opening ceremony of the Sooner Park Play Tower scheduled for Wednesday, November 26th at 2 P.M.  The Goff Tower was closed for over 20 years due to deterioration.  The tower was designed by famed architect Bruce Goff and presented in 1964 as a gift from M ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Drug Possession

Nov 19, 2014

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly was caught with illegal drugs.  19-year old Tyler Scott Thomas Rollins is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.  Bartlesville police were traveling west on Hillcrest where a car in fro ... read more »

Elephant Celebrates Birthday

Nov 19, 2014

  The Tulsa Zoo celebrated the birthday of Tulsa's first elephant Wednesday with a special cake for Gunda the Asian Elephant. Gunda has been at the Tulsa Zoo longer than any other animal and turned 64 Wednesday. At 64, Gunda is the one of the oldest Asian Elephants in human care. To ... read more »

Spears Wins Award

Nov 19, 2014

Travel Leaders, America's top travel agent network, awarded some local travel agents their highest award last week, the Travel Leaders of Excellence Award. To earn the Agency of Excellence distinction, each Travel Leaders agency is scored in multiple categories that reflect business growth; u ... read more »

Bomb Threat Investigated

Nov 18, 2014

A bomb threat was discovered Monday written in a bathroom at Bartlesville High School.  Bartlesville Schools Community Relations Coordinator Chris Tanea issued the following statement on the incident.  Upon discovery, the Bartlesville Public School District began to immediately investig ... read more »

Tiger Cubs Tour Bartlesville Radio

Nov 18, 2014

Tiger Cubs from Boy Scout Pack 150 toured Bartlesville Radio Tuesday afternoon and learned how a radio station works. The Tiger Cubs met station staff and were shown all of the studios and how to record. When their tour ended, they were given the chance to share what they had learned during the t ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested On A Warrant

Nov 18, 2014

A Bartlesville man is in custody on a $100,000 warrant for allegedly robbing a man.  20-year old Braxston Eugene Randolph is charged with first degree robbery, aggravated assault and battery, and conspiracy.  Back in July, Bartlesville police were called to the 900 block of SE Yale Driv ... read more »

Osage Wind Farms

Nov 18, 2014

Wind turbines now standing and continue being built in Osage County continues to be a hot topic for Osage County residents and the Osage Nation. A special meeting was held last evening to voice continued concerns over the wind mill farms being constructed.  By the year 2030 about one third o ... read more »

Accident Closes Adams

Nov 18, 2014

A two vehicle accident closed a portion of Adams Road Tuesday morning. Shortly before 10:30, a truck carrying electric poles traveling west on Adams Road was hit from the rear by a pickup truck. First responders pried the door off of the pickup to reach the driver, who was transported via ambulan ... read more »

Pawhuska City Council

Nov 18, 2014

The Pawhuska City Council met Monday night in their regular meeting to discuss and approve several agenda items. After the meeting was called to order by Mayor Roger Taylor, Drake Rice from the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority spoke to council members congratulating the City for their approval ... read more »

Osage County Meet To Discuss Business

Nov 18, 2014

The Osage County Commissioners met yesterday morning to discuss and take action on several agenda items during their regular scheduled Board Meeting. Jeff Jones provided to the Board a proposal with the Osage Nation to approve a pilot program to waive the taxes on houses owned by the Nation and m ... read more »

Dewey Holds Public Hearing

Nov 18, 2014

The Dewey City Council had a short meeting Monday night following a hearing. The public hearing updated citizens on capital improvement and bond issue projects. In the regular meeting, the council approved movement of funds from the sinking fund to the Utility Capital Improvement fund. The city a ... read more »

County Awards Bids

Nov 18, 2014

Washington County Commissioners awarded two bids Monday morning. After receiving letters regarding issuance of county permits and the county road action report, the commissioners awarded a bid for printing ballots and also awarded bids for concrete for road materials. This was the second time bid ... read more »

City Council Accepts Real Estate Agreement

Nov 17, 2014

The Bartlesville City Council Monday night approved a Real Estate purchase agreement with Mark and Francis Archambo for $1,033,890.  The purpose of the property is to develop a wastewater facility.  The plan was approved by the City Council in 2010 and the plan was presented to DEQ in N ... read more »

OKWU Volleyball Players Receive MCAC Honors

Nov 17, 2014

Several Oklahoma Wesleyan University Lady Eagles volleyball players received honors from the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference.  Five players were named to All-MCAC First Team, one to the second team, and one named honorable mention.  Six players were named MCAC Scholar Athletes l ... read more »

Commissioners Award Rubber Tired Loader Bid

Nov 17, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning awarded Yellowhouse Machinery the 2014 or newer rubber tired loader bid for $140,170.20.  One other business turned in a bid for $178,129.  Commissioners tabled to award a bid for a live scan figerprint machine for the Sheriff's Office. ... read more »

Woolaroc Lights Return on Friday

Nov 15, 2014

A holiday tradition returns at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve with the Wonderland of Lights!   The grounds and buildings of Woolaroc will be covered with more than 750,000 lights as the historic ranch transforms itself into a winter wonderland. Woolaroc Chief Executive Offi ... read more »

BPSD Ranks #9 In the State

Nov 14, 2014

A website which claims to help people make life decisions, niche.com has recently released their rankings for public schools in the state of Oklahoma. Bartlesville Public Schools ranks 7th in their rankings in academics, 9th in administration, 4th in teacher quality, and 9th overall as a district ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Sentenced For Contempt

Nov 14, 2014

A Bartlesville man who was facing a public intoxication charge has now been sentenced to six months time in the Washington County jail for direct contempt of court.  William Dewey Smith cursed at District Judge Curtis DeLapp during his arraignment Friday afternoon and the judge found hi ... read more »

Garth Brooks Adds Concerts

Nov 14, 2014

Garth Brooks returns home in January and is trying to accommodate all his fans and friends. While three concerts were originally scheduled in Tulsa for January 15 through the 17, high demand has brought about the need to add four more concerts. The concerts will be at the BOK Center in Tulsa ... read more »

Mullin Praises Keystone Passage

Nov 14, 2014

Second-district Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin praised the House passage of a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.  The legislation was introduced this week by Congressman Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and would authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of th ... read more »

Take Food to Sunday's Concert

Nov 14, 2014

If you attend this weekend’s production of the “Joseph and Our Amazing Musicians” benefit concert you are asked to take a canned goods donation.  The benefit concert will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and will feature famed composer and pianist Joseph Martin. Martin ... read more »

Adams Preliminary Hearing Set

Nov 13, 2014

A November 20th preliminary hearing is set for a Bartlesville man who is facing drug charges.  23-year old Aaron Michael Adams is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.  Back in October, deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office were on pa ... read more »

Judge Orders Wind Farm Development

Nov 13, 2014

A district judge has ordered Osage County to approve a wind farm development.  The Board of Adjustment refused earlier this year to grant a permit for TradeWind Energy Inc.'s Mustang Run project, which would build 68 wind turbines in the northeastern Oklahoma county.  The Tulsa Worl ... read more »

Grassfire South of Bartlesville a Warning

Nov 13, 2014

A small grass fire 20 miles southeast of Bartlesville is a reminder to everyone that despite it being cold, wildfires are still a danger. We are still about 10 inches below where we should be in terms of precipitation. In addition the high winds have dried out the grasses, making them a possible ... read more »

Eastland Four to Close

Nov 13, 2014

Bartlesville's Eastland Four Cinema is closing. The firm announced on its Facebook post that the last movie at the theater will be shown at 7 o'clock.  According to what was written on Facebook, the firm's ownership continues to consider if there is a way to upgrade reasonably to ... read more »

BHS Chemistry Club Demonstrates Nuclear Fission

Nov 12, 2014

It only lasted a few seconds, but that's the nature of a nuclear reaction. This one was special because it could be safely seen by everyone in the room, with only clear plastic separating the viewers from the reaction. This was of course no regular nuclear reaction but actually a demonstratio ... read more »

Earthquake Felt Locally, 4.8 Near Conway Springs, KS

Nov 12, 2014

An earthquake felt throughout the Bartlesville Radio listening area is believed to be a 4.8 magnitude quake that struck in Conway Springs, KS, a town of about 1200 people 30 miles southwest of Wichita. The earthquake was felt across Oklahoma and Kansas with reports coming in from as far away as E ... read more »