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Wanted Man Shoots Himself

Dec 29, 2018

A man wanted in a Kansas double homicide, Ben Converse is in the hospital after shooting himself law enforcement officers closed in on him in Tulsa.  The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said they, Tulsa and Broken Arrow Police officers located Converse, and he tried to run. Agents say as offi ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Allegedly Steals Lawn Mowers

Dec 28, 2018

A Bartlesville man was found to be in possession of three stolen lawn mowers and two separate illegal drugs. Joel Scarlett appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday facing charges of possession of stolen property and two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. A ... read more »

Correctional Facilities Authority to Meet Monday

Dec 29, 2018

The Washington County Correctional Facilities Authority will follow the Washington County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday morning. In that meeting, the authority will consider, discuss and take action on a draft of the Washington County Correctional Facility Authority’s financial ... read more »

Bartlesville Community Foundation Wants Togetherness

Dec 28, 2018

Bartlesville Community Foundation Director Mike Wilt says the foundation wants to give off their message to the community. The Bartlesville Community Foundation houses endowed funds which means that every dollar you give to the foundation is invested and the returns go to charitable causes you ch ... read more »

Martha Task to Receive Proceeds from Upcoming Breakfast

Dec 28, 2018

The Bartlesville Masonic Lodge will hold a benefit breakfast Jan. 5 with proceeds to go to Martha's Task. Martha's Task has been serving the community since 2000 providing aid to women living in poverty. The organization provides a supportive environment with sewing instruction, custo ... read more »

Police Search for a Kansas Double Homicide Suspect

Dec 28, 2018

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says a suspect in a Kansas double homicide may be in the Tulsa area. KBI spokesperson Melissa Underwood could not provide many details, but confirmed that agents along with the Allen County Sheriff's Office are investigating. Tulsa police say they want t ... read more »

Native American Exhibit Coming to Pawhuska

Dec 28, 2018

If you are into Native American history, you will want to make it out to the Osage Nation Museum sometime during the New Year. On Thursday, Jan. 3 from 5 until 7 the museum will host an opening night reception featuring its latest exhibit, “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in our Natio ... read more »

County Commissioners Get Back to Work

Dec 28, 2018

After having a week off to celebrate the Christmas holiday, the Osage County Commissioners will reconvene at the Osage County Courthouse on Monday for a regular scheduled meeting. At the meeting, they will elect the Chairman of the Board, along with the Vice-Chair and Second Vice-Chair. T ... read more »

Washington County Board to Hear Reports

Dec 29, 2018

Construction Manager for Craig & Keithline, Steve Wright will present information on the Matoaka Bridge project to Washington County Commissioners Monday morning.  The board will also hear from Jasper Harrison of Benham Engineering regarding Bevan Creek.  Both projects are in distri ... read more »

Arrive Safe, Ride With the Chief

Dec 28, 2018

Bartlesville’s Police Chief Tracy Roles will be available and “on call.” from 10 o’clock New Year’s Eve until 2 the next morning for a special event. Chief Roles will be available to provide safe transportation to anyone that may have enjoyed the New Year’s Eve ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested After Break-In

Dec 27, 2018

A Bartlesville man was arrested after an alleged break-in at the abandoned hospital on Frank Phillips Boulevard. 33-year-old William Pectol was charged with second degree burglary and possession of paraphernalia for an incident that occurred on December 22. According to an affidavit, an offic ... read more »

Delaware Man Charged With Domestic Abuse

Dec 27, 2018

A Delaware man made an appearance at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday. Lee Moore stood before a judge facing a charge domestic abuse assault and battery for an incident that occurred on December 21. According to an affidavit, Moore was traveling in a vehicle with a female driver. ... read more »

City of Fairfax Going After EmpowerHMS

Dec 27, 2018

The town of Fairfax has filed a lawsuit against EmpowerHMS, a North Kansas City company that operates about 20 hospitals nationwide. The town has filed the suit in the Osage County District Court asking for the return of its hospital. The suit alleges a breach of contract, along with deceit o ... read more »

Roadside Survival: Check Tires Before Traveling

Dec 27, 2018

Many people will travel from place to place during the holiday with hopes that vehicle trouble will not plague them. Author Wilt Brinker of Roadside Survival says tires give people the biggest fits when it comes to vehicle trouble. However, Brinker says that there is a way to prevent the hassles ... read more »

Fluctuating Temperatures Cause Recent Water Line Breaks

Dec 27, 2018

Water line breaks occur more frequently around this time of the year as temperatures drop. The City of Bartlesville’s Engineer and Water Utilities Director Terry Lauritsen says recent water line breaks have been caused by the fluctuation in temperatures that have caused the soil to move mor ... read more »