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Bartlesville Man Arrested For Reckless Driving

May 01, 2017

A Bartlesville man has been taken into custody for several charges, including reckless driving. Treyshaun Reed has been charged with reckless driving, driving while license is canceled, suspended or revoked, failure to show proof of security verification, and possession of a firearm or weapon in ... read more »

Ochelata Man Breaks Into House

May 01, 2017

An Ochelata man was in court in Washington County. James Anthony Tonsing is charged with Burglary with forced entry to a residence. According to an affidavit, Tonsing's ex-girlfriend called officers when he would not leave her property, and was seated in a vehicle and possibly armed. Off ... read more »

Attorney General Files Counts Against Tornado Shelter Company

May 01, 2017

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced the filing of seven felony counts of embezzlement against William Stephens, who owns Tornado King Shelters. After the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit received multiple complaints of alleged fraud against the Tornado King Shelt ... read more »

Bartlesville Observes Teacher Appreciation Week

May 01, 2017

May 1st through the 5th is Teacher Appreciation Week in Bartlesville.  It's a chance to express your thanks to dedicated teachers for their tireless efforts in the classroom. Superintendent, Chuck McCauley says it's a week to thank a teacher for what they do. McCauley has pl ... read more »

My Mom's Priceless! Contest

May 01, 2017

KWON, KRIG, KYFM, and KPGM radio is hosting another contest. The "My Mom's Priceless!" Contest will feature daily prizes, as well as grand prizes announced on May 12.  Grand Prize includes: One Night at the Inn at Price Tower Gallery and a Tower tour for Two ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners

May 01, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met at their weekly meeting on Monday morning. Because it was the first of the month, the commissioners met at 9 instead of 9:30. The commissioners heard an update from Eric Ashlock on the 911 Confidentiality Policy, which will keep that informatio ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Transfer Funds

May 01, 2017

The Nowata County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday morning at the Nowata County Courthouse Annex. The Commissioners approved the transfer of $4,203 into the Nowata County Sherrif's account. The transfer will cover an error that was made in March of 2016 The error ... read more »

Water Starts to Recede

May 01, 2017

The Caney River levels in Bartlesville are well below where they were 24 hours ago.  The River measures below 5 feet in -- down from a 13 foot readig early Sunday morning. At Ramona, water is still above flood stage.  The 4 o'clock reading measured 26.8 feet.  Flood stage i ... read more »

River Levels at Flood Stage.

Apr 30, 2017

The Caney river near Ramona is expected to crest at 27.4 feet later today and Monday with the level for moderate flooding at 28 feet..  Near Collinsville the crest is expected to be 31.2 feet with the level for major flooding at 33 feet.  Bird Creek near Owasso is expected to crest at 2 ... read more »

Highway closures due to flood water

Apr 30, 2017

OHP reports that SH-10 is closed 4 miles east of the US 169 junction.  For a current information on road closures call ODOT at 844-465-4997 or check website at www.okroads.org. ... read more »

Policy and Agreements Top County Agenda

Apr 30, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will act to update the county's Enhanced 9-1-1 Confidentiality Policy Monday morning.  The agenda for the meeting also calls for action on a Memorandum of Understanding between the county and Public Service Company of Oklahoma regarding a temp ... read more »

River Levels are On the Rise

Apr 29, 2017

Area river levels are on the rise after more than 24 hours of rainfall.  The Verdigris river will likely remain in its banks but the Caney will have problems south of Bartlesville. At Ramona, the Caney enters flood stage at about 9 o'clock Saturday night.  The river should crest ... read more »

Mellen Named Officer of the Year

Apr 28, 2017

The Bartlesville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 117 named Bartlesville Police Department Sgt. Nathan Mellen their 2016 Officer of the Year.  Mellen has dedicated the majority of his adult life to serving the public. The former firefighter-EMT turned police officer began his extensive career ... read more »

Tulsa Cracks Down On Crime

Apr 28, 2017

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter commended the Tulsa Police Department and other state and federal law enforcement agencies after a successful operation aimed at reducing violent crime. The four-day operation arrested multiple violent criminals, as well as seized weapons, drugs and serve ... read more »

Dover Arrested For Burglary

Apr 28, 2017

A man is in the Washington County Correctional Facility on multiple charges. Vernon Dover is charged with possessing stolen property and possessing a firearm.    According to an affidavit, a victim had his electronic device stolen, and the police were able to track it down to th ... read more »