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Bartlesville Woman In Court Again

May 23, 2017

A Bartlesville woman appeared in Washington County court today. Kaitland Elizabeth Shaffer appeared before a judge today facing a charge of not returning to a treatment facility after being released on bond. According to an affidavit, Shaffer did not return to the Washington county Detention ... read more »

Independence Police Investigate Monday Night Homicide

May 23, 2017

A homicide investigation is underway in Independence, after a man is fatally shot.  Police Chief Jerry Harrison tells our news partner, KGGF News, that his department is being assisted by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The scene is near 24t ... read more »

State House Makes Budget Progress

May 23, 2017

Despite a constitutional prohibition on passing revenue bills in the final week of session, the Oklahoma House approved a plan to generate about $100 million by limiting the amount of itemized deductions Oklahoma taxpayers can claim on their tax returns. The bill approved Monday caps deductio ... read more »

Bartlesville Council Works on Fy 18 Budget

May 22, 2017

The Bartlesville City Council awarded KSL Dirtworks the bid for asphalt rehabilitation work on portions of five streets.  KSL was the lower of two bidders at 529 thousand dollars.  The bid combined five smaller projects in order to get a better bid based on economy of scale for the cont ... read more »

Hundred Barrel Oil Spill in Osage County

May 22, 2017

Monday morning at the meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners, Emergency Management Director Jerry Roberts provided his quarterly report and updated the commissioners on an environmental accident which took place last week. While grading county road 2280 near Barnsdall a county ... read more »

Bartlesville Domestic Dispute

May 22, 2017

An Owasso man appeared in Washington County court Monday. Lucas Wayne Stevens is facing a felony charge of domestic abuse for incident that occurred on April 11th. According to an affidavit, the alleged incident occurred at the Candlewood Suites in Bartlesville. A woman accused Stevens of jum ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Domestic Abuse

May 22, 2017

A Bartlesville man was in court on Monday for domestic abuse. Jamie Ray Adams appeared in Washington County after the incident occurred in March. According to an affidavit, Adams punched his step-father in the back of the head while he was seated at church. The punch cause Adams’ step-f ... read more »

Dewey Domestic Abuse

May 22, 2017

A Dewey man was in the Washington County Courthouse on Monday. Ryan Cargill was charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic abuse. According to an affidavit, an officer was investigating a case of domestic violence in the presence of a minor child. Cargill and his girlfriend had been livin ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners

May 22, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning. Among action items, the commissioners approved a resolution and reimbursment form regarding the Washington County Clerk.  During the Commissioners' Report, the commissioners discu ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Approve Sales Tax

May 22, 2017

The Nowata County Commissioners met for their regular meeting Monday morning. The main thing on the agenda was the approval of the sales tax plan for the 2017, 2018 Fiscal Year. The Commissioners approved funds in the same amount as the last fiscal year. The Fair Board, the OSU Ag Extensi ... read more »

Senator Daniels Returns to Work Disappointed in Inaction

May 22, 2017

State Senator Julie Daniels returned to the Capitol this morning disappointed that the Senate wasn’t called into a Sunday evening or Monday morning session, meaning no budget proposal has been agreed to with House Democrats. Since any measure to raise revenue must begin in the House and ... read more »

Lighthouse Dedicates New Chapel Facility

May 21, 2017

The Lighthouse Outreach Center opened their new chapel on Sunday afternoon at their dedication ceremony. Among the many guests that spoke during the dedication, including Josie Zepeda and Jenny Engel who sang, Executive Director Errol Hada explained why the Lighthouse is so important. The ded ... read more »

State Budget Talks Break Down

May 20, 2017

Talks have broken down yet again between Oklahoma lawmakers meeting for a rare weekend session to find ways to close a nearly $880 million budget hole. Legislators are bound by the state's constitution to pass revenue-raising measures by Sunday or be forced to call a special session to co ... read more »

Foundation Honors Ambler and Haskell Families

May 20, 2017

The Ambler and Haskell families are the latest Bartlesville Community Foundation honorees.  The foundation honored the families Saturday night at its Legacy Hall of Fame Gala at the Bartlesville Community Center. The Amblers have a long history in the community.  Both Lewis and Shar ... read more »

Fatal Friday Night Accident on State Highway 20

May 20, 2017

A woman died in a wreck on Highway 20 in Skiatook Friday evening.  Police consider the accident under investigation.  Two SUVs collided head-on in front of the Osage Casino.   The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said 26 year-old Taylor Brown driving a silver SUV was eastbound when ... read more »