News


Family Wants Photos Returned

Apr 04, 2017

A Washington County family is asking the burglar who took their safe containing photographs to bring it back.  The theft has forced the victims to relive the death of their baby boy all over again. Jason and Harlie Tatum family hasn't lived in their mobile home for several months aft ... read more »

Tuesday Night's Storm Causes Some Damage

Apr 04, 2017

Tuesday nights rain and wind caused at least some damage in downtown Bartlesville.  The Phillips 66 Splash Club Bison blew over due to the high winds of the thunderstorm.   This Bison is located behind the Hilton Garden Inn. ... read more »

Nowata Voters Choose Bridges

Apr 04, 2017

Voters in the City of Nowata chose former county commissioner, Dean Bridges as their new ward 3 commissioner on Tuesday.  Bridges beat former mayor, David Lynn 91 to 44. ... read more »

Washington County Voters Decide Races

Apr 04, 2017

Tom Hays is Dewey's new mayor.  Hays won with 176 votes.  Former mayor Ron Revard withdrew from the contest severeal weeks ago but still picked up 15 votes.  Wayne Sell and Stephanie Hicks won their respective races for seats on the Dewey city council. Copan voters said yes ... read more »

JPMC to Host Inaugural FLOWCo Event

Apr 04, 2017

Jane Phillips Medical Center will host the inaugural FLOWCo half marathon next month.  The Saturday, May 6th event is Bartlesville’s only half-marathon distance race.  The race begins and ends in Johnstone Park, 100 Cherokee Avenue. If you register before Friday of next wee ... read more »

Traffic Accident

Apr 04, 2017

There has been a reported accident on Hillcrest going southbound from 14th Street. Reportedly the wreck was minor, and had no injuries. However, this adds to a traffic delay at 14th and Cherokee as ONG is currently digging. Please avoid if possible. ... read more »

Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act

Apr 04, 2017

A bill aimed at improving weather forecasts could be making it's way to the nation. H.R. 353, the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act, is sponsored by Rep. Frank Lucas and Rep. Jim Bridenstine. H.R. 353 directs the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis ... read more »

No Sheriff Again For Nowata County

Apr 04, 2017

Nowata County doesn't have a sheriff, again.  The Nowata County Commissioners on Monday appointed Erich Richter as sheriff, and now he's not the sheriff.  County officials learned that Richter doesn't live in the county and therefore cannot be a sheriff.  Commissioner C ... read more »

Former Governor Ashcroft to Address OKWU Chapel

Apr 04, 2017

The Oklahoma Wesleyan community is honored to welcome former U.S. Attorney General and former Missouri Governor John Ashcroft to campus for a special chapel service on April 12th. Mr. Ashcroft spent much of his career in public service, notably as the Missouri Attorney General, then Governor of M ... read more »

Chance of Severe Weather

Apr 04, 2017

Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon across eastern Oklahoma and spread into western Arkansas during the evening hours. The strongest storms will be capable of damaging hail and locally strong wind gusts. A limited risk of tornadoes will also exist. The severe wea ... read more »

City Council Approve BDA Proposal

Apr 03, 2017

The Bartlesville City Council approved a proposal by the Bartlesville Development Authority to provide up to 2.3 acres of land in the Bartlesville Industrial Park to Priority Bargains Outlet for construction of a new 4,000 square foot warehouse.  The City has been in contact with officials f ... read more »

Dewey Public Works Authority

Apr 03, 2017

The Dewey Public Works Authority held their bi-weekly meeting after the Dewey City Council meeting. In the short meeting, the authority explained that they were waiting on the weather to continue work on roads in Dewey. All other items were approved.  ... read more »

Dewey City Council Meeting

Apr 03, 2017

The City of Dewey's bi-weekly meeting was held on Monday night at 7. During the meeting, the council approved a bid to bore under Highway 75 as part of the North Wastewater Extension Project. The council accepted the lowest bid of three.  All other items were approved in the meeting. ... read more »

Dewey School Board

Apr 03, 2017

The Dewey Board of Education held their monthly meeting on Monday night at the McCrary Conference Room.  During the meeting, the board forgoed executive session and approved a temporary contract for elementary teacher Dayana O'Kane. The board also approved the resignation of Brenda F ... read more »

i2E To Help Small Businesses

Apr 03, 2017

Governor Mary Fallin  announced that i2E, Inc., a nonprofit that assists Oklahoma’s emerging small businesses, and seven state partners with the assistance of a $200,000 matching federal grant are taking a popular venture assessment program to rural Oklahoma and Native American entrepr ... read more »