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April Travelers Motel Drug Bust Defendants in Court

Jul 30, 2015

Several people arrested during a drug bust at the Travelers Motel on April 2nd. Nine people were arrested during the daytime raid. Captain Jay Hastings said at the time that search warrants were served on four motel rooms and the people occupying them were arrested on various drug and gun related ... read more »

Traffic Slowdown on Washington Boulevard

Jul 30, 2015

At about 3:30 Thursday afternoon, the city of Bartlesville is reporting a traffic signal problem at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Tuxedo.  To travel between Bartlesville and Dewey, use Highway 123. ... read more »

Volunteers Needed this Weekend for Pack the Backpack

Jul 30, 2015

The Washington County “Pack the Backpack” campaign is headed into the final lap. Volunteers are needed to pack the backpacks which they will be doing this weekend, July 31st and August 1st and 2nd. Organizer Sherri Smith said they packed almost 2400 last year and so they could use a l ... read more »

Riddle charged with abuse and rape

Jul 30, 2015

A Pawhuska man is facing several charges of child sexual abuse and one each of rape in the first degree and rape by instrumentation.  The Osage County Sheriff's Office arrested 28-year-old Quinton A. Riddle on July 16th after two teen girls, ages 14 and 15 at the time the crimes happened ... read more »

New Public Safety Complex Prep Work Almost Complete

Jul 30, 2015

The demolition crews job is done and the preparation of the grounds is almost complete on the new Bartlesville Public Safety Complex. Multiple buildings that comprised the old Arnold Moore and Neekamp Funeral Home are done and the clean-up is underway according to City Manager Ed Gordon. The ... read more »

Pawhuska Man Facing Child Sex Abuse Charges

Jul 30, 2015

A Pawhuska man is facing several charges of child sexual abuse and one each of rape in the first degree and rape by instrumentation. The Osage County Sheriff's Office arrested 28-year-old Quinton A. Riddle on July 16th after two teen girls, ages 14 and 15 at the time the crimes happened, alle ... read more »

Search for Two More Suspects in Owasso Fatal Shooting

Jul 30, 2015

Owasso Police have one suspect in custody but are searching for two more in the fatal shooting of a Sperry man at an Owasso convenience store on Friday, July 24th. Police say Michael Hatcher turned himself in late Tuesday in the shooting death of 26-year-old Emmett Wood. Hatcher was arrested ... read more »

DHS Announces Amnesty in August

Jul 29, 2015

Bench warrants have been issued for close to 12-thousand parents who are past due on child support. The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is offering “Amnesty in August” for the men and women that have fallen behind in their court-ordered child support payments. Noncustodial paren ... read more »

One Suspect in May Police Shooting in Court on Wednesday

Jul 29, 2015

  One of the three suspects in a police chase and shooting on May 28th was in a Nowata County courtroom on Wednesday. Roxanne Mendoza was in the vehicle that led police on a chase from Talala, Oklahoma on Highway 169 into Montgomery County, Kansas. A Talala officer pulled ... read more »

City CFO and the Possible Sales Tax Increase

Jul 29, 2015

The city of Bartlesville has a lot of operating expenses and with the recent drop in gas prices, the amount of revenue coming in has dropped.  A discussion has been underway for some time to increase the city sales tax and residents will vote that on that issue on October 13th, 2015.  C ... read more »

Upcoming Chamber of Commerce Events

Jul 29, 2015

The Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce is in the business of creating business and encourages local businesses to get to know each other. The August “Business After Hours” event is scheduled for August 6th in the main lobby of Jane Phillips Medical Center. President Sherri Wilt said a c ... read more »

Osage Attorney Appointed to OST

Jul 29, 2015

Under the United States Department of the Interior is the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, the OST. The OST manages Indian beneficiaries’ financial assets which is, in part, money that comes into the trust through sources such as commercial, industrial, recreational and a ... read more »

City of Bartlesville Creating New Web Page

Jul 29, 2015

The city of Bartlesville hired a Chief Communications Officer recently and changes are coming to the city's web page, more information will be available on the Facebook page and on the Twitter account and Kelli Williams is asking city residents to contribute and follow online. Williams sa ... read more »

Rogers Homicide Investigation Continues

Jul 29, 2015

The Bartlesville Police Department is still investigating the death of Carl Ronald Rogers at this time. Crime Stoppers Coordinator, Sgt. David Hackler says the department thanks the community because it has been very helpful in the investigation so far. Several witnesses have been located, but in ... read more »

Bartlesville City Planning Commission Tables Atwood's Application

Jul 28, 2015

The application to relocate the Atwood's Ranch and Home store in the Eastland Shopping Center are on hold, at least for now. Community Development Director Lisa Beeman made a presentation before the Bartlesville City Planning Commission outlining the site plan and the planned unit development ... read more »