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Fire North of Dewey

Jan 27, 2015

A fire north of Dewey brought out Washington County Emergency Management crews Tuesday afternoon. WCEMA Director Kary Cox gave a preliminary report.   More information on the fire as it becomes available. ... read more »

Bartlesville Police in Foot Chase

Jan 27, 2015

Several Bartlesville police officers were on foot today. Not because of the weather but because of a foot chase to catch someone due to an incident at the Bartlesville Lowes store, located on SE Adams. Authorities reported that the person in question was caught by the K-9 unit near the Cooper Dog ... read more »

Cut Cable Interrupts AT&T Cell Service

Jan 27, 2015

A cut fiber optic cable caused a service interruption to AT&T 's customers in the Bartlesville and Owasso area.  A late afternoon call from A T & T representative Emily Lang has some good news.  Lang says some service has been restored and the entire Bartlesville area should ... read more »

Special Olympics Polar Plunge on Saturday

Jan 27, 2015

The end of January means it's time to take the Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics. Freezin' for a Reason has been a fundraiser for quite sometime. In Bartlesville, it happens this Saturday beginning at 11 A.M. behind the Painted Horse Restaurant. Owner Mark Spencer said this is the ... read more »

Sheriff's Property Sale Completed

Jan 27, 2015

Fourteen Washington County properties were up for sale Monday as part of Sheriff Rick Silver's property auction.  Sutterfield Financial picked up three tracts in downtown Bartlesville.  Tract one at 116 West Frank Phillips went for $170,000, tract two at 200 SE Frank Phillips went f ... read more »

Dinosaur Gone

Jan 27, 2015

A dinosaur has escaped or may have been captured in Bartlesville. The dinosaur is actually a 9-foot tall statue of a Tyrannosaurus Rex that has been outside the Classic Pet Center store for close to a decade. K-WON news partner, KOTV, reports that the statue is usually tied down with cables. Owne ... read more »

Bartlesville League of Women Voters to Celebrate Anniversary

Jan 26, 2015

A long-time institution will soon celebrate it's 95th anniversary this month. The League of Women Voters was founded on February 14th, 1920. The Bartlesville LWV will join with the Bartlesville Women's Network to celebrate the anniversary on Tuesday, February 3rd. The event takes place in ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners Talk about Emergency Issues

Jan 26, 2015

Though the Washington County Board of Commissioners agenda was a bit on the light side Monday morning, a couple of important items were discussed. Pending legislation to create the Oklahoma 9-1-1 Management Authority, which would create funding for ALL counties in the state, was lauded by the Com ... read more »

Washington County District Court has a Busy Week Ahead

Jan 26, 2015

The Washington County court docket has a busy week ahead with two jury trials scheduled. District Attorney 1st Assistant Jared Sigler is prosecuting the case of Darrell Wade Whitson of Dewey, in front of Judge Curtis DeLapp. The charge is Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, which in this ... read more »

Osage BOCC Approve Resolution Against Beetle

Jan 26, 2015

The Osage County Board of County Commissioners met this morning for a brief meeting with one major resolution approved. The board brought forward and approved the motion to remove the American Burying Beetle from the endangered species list. The resolution highlighted the facts that the Ameri ... read more »

Commissioners Table Use Of Courthouse Annex

Jan 26, 2015

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning discussed ways to get a schedule going on who can use the courthouse annex meeting room.  Last week, the commissioners tabled the item to get more input from other county officials.  Commissioners Curtis Barnes and Doug Sonenberg presented ... read more »

Nowata School Board To Go Over Applications

Jan 25, 2015

The Nowata School Board will hold a special meeting on Monday night.  According to the agenda, the board will vote whether or not to go into executive session to look over the applications for the Superintendent's position.  Nowata Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathy Berry announced th ... read more »

Commissioners To Discuss Using Annex Building

Jan 25, 2015

A few items are on tap for Monday morning's Nowata County Commissioners meeting.  According to the agenda, the commissioners will discuss about setting a schedule for use of the courthouse annex meeting room.  Last week, the commissioners took no action so that county officials coul ... read more »

Weather Spotter Training

Jan 25, 2015

The National Weather Service is looking for a few good storm spotters in Oklahoma.   National Weather Service forecasters are launching a series of classes for Oklahoma residents who want to learn more about severe weather.   Rick Smith, warning coordination meteorologis ... read more »

Search for Suspects in Oak Park Break-ins Continues

Jan 24, 2015

The search for four suspects in 17 vehicle break-ins in the Oak Park community last week continues. Last Saturday morning, the Bartlesville Police Department received calls from two of the victims saying that their vehicles had been broken into. With those reports in hand, officers canvassed the ... read more »