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US 75 Accident

Mar 28, 2017

An accident occurred on Monday evening on US 75 just south of CR 7, approximately one mile north of Copan, in Washington County. 26-year-old Laci Graham of Caney, KS was transported by Bartlesville EMS to Jane Phillips Hospital after striking a trailer in her 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. She was admit ... read more »

Washington County Accident

Mar 28, 2017

An accident occurred on Sunday morning just four miles North and three miles East of Copan on a county road in Washington County. 21-year-old Alex Solis-Rangell from Tulsa was transported by Life Flight air ambulance to St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa with head, trunk internal, and leg injur ... read more »

Accidental Shooting

Mar 28, 2017

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says an accidental shooting cost an 8-year-old boy his life. It happened Sunday in Ochelata. Sgt. Jon Copeland says a 15-year-old boy was showing the younger boy some guns when a shotgun fell over and discharged.   The News On 6 reports that ... read more »

Washington County Deputy Saves Man From Burning Car

Mar 28, 2017

On Sunday, Washington County Sherrif's Deputies responded to a possible injury accident in the area of West 300 Road and the South curves near North 4020 Road. Just a few minutes after the initial call went out, dispatch advised that the car was on fire and the driver was still inside th ... read more »

Fallin Sets Dates For Special Election

Mar 28, 2017

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has set the dates for a special election to fill the seat of a former state senator who stepped down while facing felony prostitution charges involving a 17-year-old boy.   A special general election will be held Sept. 12 to fill the seat in south Oklahoma City ... read more »

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Medical Marijuana

Mar 28, 2017

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a proposed rewrite of a ballot question on medical marijuana that was submitted by the state Attorney General's office.   In a 7-1 ruling on Monday, the state's highest court rejected the proposed rewrite that supporters of the medical mari ... read more »

U.S. 75 Bridge Project Delayed

Mar 27, 2017

There's a delay of the U.S. Highway 75 bridge project near Eastland Shopping Center.  Apparently, there are some issues with the beams.  During KWON City Matters program, city engineer Micah Siemers explained the situation. The project is an Oklahoma Department of Transportatio ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners

Mar 27, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning to approve several contracts throughout the county. The commissioners approved a contract for inmate phone services, a three-year lease document for Washington County computers, and a rene ... read more »

County Commissioners Hear PSO Presentation

Mar 27, 2017

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning heard a presentation from PSO's Michael Gordon concerning a peek performance summer energy efficiency program.  With the summer months approaching, county officials are trying to find a way to save those electric bills on county facilities.& ... read more »

Boy Found Dead

Mar 27, 2017

An Ochelata 8-year-old boy may have been accidentally shot and killed.  Currently, the investigation is still ongoing and no official report has been released yet. We will update this story as information becomes available. ... read more »

Grandson of Frank Phillips Dead

Mar 27, 2017

The last surviving grandchild of Frank Phillips has died. The 87-year-old Robert B. Phillips died in February. Phillips was a longtime Tulsa resident and founder of the Phillips Agency, an advertising and public relations firm. He was the son of John G. Phillips, the only son of Jane and Fra ... read more »

Teacher Of The Year Program

Mar 27, 2017

You are invited to join in honoring Bartlesville teachers on Tuesday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m. on the Bartlesville High School campus. The reception will start at 5:30 p.m. in the High School Commons and will be followed by a recognition program beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Au ... read more »

Shelby On Track For Trial

Mar 27, 2017

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that a Tulsa police officer charged with first-degree manslaughter won't have further preliminary hearing proceedings.   The Tulsa World reports 42-year-old Betty Shelby remains on track for trial on May 8. A status hearing is schedule ... read more »

Contracts to Go Before Washington County Board

Mar 26, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will take up the annual contract with Securus Technologies for inmate telephone services at the jail.  Securus is the current provider at the jail and the action will simply renew the existing contract.  The board will also take action on a 3 ... read more »