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Governor Signs Legislation To Reduce Prison Population

Apr 27, 2018

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation designed to shrink the state's prison population.   Fallin signed seven criminal justice reform bills Thursday to cut the number of nonviolent offenders in state prisons, streamline the parole process and reduce the number of repeat of ... read more »

Oklahoma House Approves Adoption Bill

Apr 27, 2018

A bill opposed by gay rights advocates who say it would allow religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, single people and non-Christians has passed the Oklahoma House.   The bill passed the GOP-controlled House Thursday on a 60-26 vote, but its supporter ... read more »

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges

Apr 25, 2018

A vehicle with no headlights was pulled over and a 19-year-old Bartlesville man was arrested after drugs were found. Jonathan Eden appeared in a front of a judge on Tuesday facing charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of paraphernalia.    A ... read more »

Ocheleta Man Charged with Indecent Exposure

Apr 26, 2018

A man was arrested after exposing himself to a juvenile in front of a grocery store in Ocheleta. Hurschel Allen stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing a charge of indecent exposure for an incident that occurred on Wednesday. According to an affidavit, a ju ... read more »

Tri County Tech Students Win At State Competition

Apr 25, 2018

Students at Tri County Technology Center in Bartlesville had their skills tested this week in Tulsa at the state SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference. Tri County Tech announced that 6 of its students brought home medals.      Graphics Communications Technology: ... read more »

BDA Discusses Social Media Campaign

Apr 26, 2018

The Bartlesville Development Authority held their monthly meeting Wednesday at the Chamber of Commerce meeting room in Bartlesville. During which the board discussed the financial reports, held executive session, and discussed their ongoing Social Media Campaign.   Following the app ... read more »

Washington County Sheriff's Investigate Shooting

Apr 25, 2018

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident that occurred in Ramona on Tuesday.   According to the Sheriff's Office, a man was found with a single gunshot would around 10 o'clock, and he was taken to the hospital.   At this time, the w ... read more »

Drug Take Back Day Coming

Apr 25, 2018

The 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held on April 28th from 10-to-2 at 11 collection sites throughout the Northern District of Oklahoma. The event is an effort to rid homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.   Last October ... read more »

PSO Gets Agreement on Wind Catcher Project

Apr 25, 2018

Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Industrial Energy Consumers, and Walmart have reached a settlement agreement on PSO's proposed Wind Catcher Energy Connection project.  Together, PSO, OIEC and Walmart are requesting the Oklahoma Corporation Commission approve the project unde ... read more »

Governor Fallin Vetoes Ballot Photo Bill

Apr 25, 2018

  Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed legislation that would have allowed voters to take and share cellphone photos of their ballots.        The Republican governor announced her veto of the measure Tuesday. In a letter explaining the veto, Fallin said she wa ... read more »

Bartlesville to Offer Special Leaf Pick-up

Apr 25, 2018

The City of Bartlesville's solid waste department will provide free leaf and grass collection during the week of May 7th.  Public Works Director, Keith Henry says you should just place your bagged leaves and grass at the curb on your normal collection day that week.   No spe ... read more »

Accident On Silverlake

Apr 24, 2018

An accident has occured between two cars in the intersection of Silverlake and Frank Phillips. Police are on the scene.  At this time it appears that there are no injuries, however both cars are leaking fluids.  Please avoid the area as the west-bound lanes on Frank Phillips and ... read more »

OKWU Softball Sweeps Another Series

Apr 24, 2018

Oklahoma Wesleyan softball continues to be the hottest team around after completing another series sweep over Bethel. The Lady Eagles knocked off the Threshers, 1-0 and 6-4 in doubleheader on Tuesday. OKWU shined on the mound once again in game one. Junior hurler Asleigh Capps threw four no-h ... read more »

First Degree Murder Charge in Connection with Overdose Death

Apr 24, 2018

Attorney General Mike Hunter, with the Tulsa Police Department and the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office, announced a first degree murder charge on an alleged Tulsa drug dealer in connection with an overdose death.   29-year-old Taylor Rogers, is accused of selling heroin ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Picks Up DUI

Apr 24, 2018

A woman who failed to yield for an emergency vehicle caught the attention of  law enforcement and led to an arrest. Karen Barkley stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse facing a charge of drving under the influence for an incident that occurred early Tuesday morning. &n ... read more »