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Emergency Management Urges Further Tracking of Damage

Jun 24, 2019

Keep documenting damage – that's what Washington County Emergency Management's Executive Director Kary Cox told the County's Commissioner's Monday. A Disaster Declaration was put in place on May 20th, 2019 and was set to last 30. The Emergency Management Act of 2003 limi ... read more »

Disaster Proclamations Extended at Commissioner Meeting

Jun 24, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met at the courthouse in Pawhuska for a regular scheduled meeting Monday morning and two disaster emergency proclamations were approved and extended. Both of these proclamations are a result of the rains in the area.   The commissioners accepte ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Domestic Abuse

Jun 24, 2019

A Bartlesville man is facing an allegation of domestic abuse stemming from an incident in which he allegedly became violent with a female. 68-year-old John Jones appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing charges of felony domestic abuse and interfering with an emergency phone ... read more »

Man Arrested After Allegedly Slapping, Punching Woman

Jun 24, 2019

Police used cell phone video from an alleged domestic disturbance to make an arrest. Tony Bohannon Jr. was arrested on a warrant from a May 25 incident. Bohannon appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing charges of domestic abuse. According to an affidavit, a female victim ... read more »

Timber Creek 115 Bridge Closes Permanently

Jun 24, 2019

Timber Creek 115 Bridge in Washington County has been closed off permanently to the public. Washington County Commissioner Mike Bouvier said people were not adhering to the weight limits for the bridge. The Timber Creek 115 Bridge could handle 3-tons crossing at one time. The bridge is lo ... read more »

Sen. Daniels Holds Public Forum in Bartlesville

Jun 24, 2019

Oklahoma Senator Julie Daniels held a town hall forum at the Bartlesville Public Library Monday afternoon and spoke on a wide array of issues. One thing Daniels was sure to highlight was the good work she, along with other members of congress, were doing regarding helping our public safety office ... read more »

City Wants More Neighborhood Traffic Enforcement

Jun 24, 2019

Sales tax collections in Bartlesville for the month of June wraps-up better than anticipated. There was an 8-percent change in sales tax collections in June. City of Bartlesville's Finance Director Jason Muninger said this was the biggest percent increase they saw in 2018-2019. He said th ... read more »

Commissioners Discuss Disaster Recovery

Jun 24, 2019

Recovery from storm damage was a continued topic of discussion at Monday morning’s meeting of the Nowata County Commissioners. Corey Williams from the Office of Disaster Assistance gave a presentation on how citizens can apply for and receive aid. Williams explained that individuals can rec ... read more »

Resale Property Fund Statement Approved Monday

Jun 24, 2019

The Washington County Commissioners met Monday morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. A resolution regarding a donation to the Washington County Sheriff's Office for DARE maintenance and operation account from the Bartlesville and Dewey Masonic Lodges was approved. Washington Coun ... read more »

Officials Respond to Burglary in Progress Call Sunday

Jun 24, 2019

The Osage County Sheriff's Office was called out to a Bartlesville residence on Cottonwood Lane early Sunday morning. Investigation Supervisor Will Gee said the call regarded a burglary in progress. A female victim reported the suspect was in her home and that she fired a handgun at them. ... read more »

Congressmen React to New USS Cherokee Nation Naming

Jun 22, 2019

Member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Oklahoma's Senator James Lankford and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma joined citizen of Cherokee Nation, 2nd District Representative Markwayne Mullin and citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, Congressman Tom ... read more »

State Government Reaches Opioid Deal

Jun 22, 2019

Oklahoma's governor and legislative leaders have reached a deal with the state attorney general over how an $85 million settlement with an opioid drug manufacturer will be structured.   Attorney Bob Burke serves as a spokesman for the court during Oklahoma's ongoing case agai ... read more »

Oklahoma Unemployment Continues to Fall

Jun 22, 2019

Oklahoma's unemployment rate fell again in May, dropping to 3.2% and staying below the national average.   The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that Oklahoman's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell last month from 3.3%, which had held steady since ... read more »

Busick Offered Immunity for Bible and Freeman Facts

Jun 22, 2019

Court paperwork shows immunity has been offered to a man charged with murder in the 1999 deaths of a northeast Oklahoma couple and the presumed deaths of the couple's teenage daughter and her friend.   The June 14 filing says 67-year-old Ronnie Dean Busick was offered immunity in ... read more »

Bruins on the Run Program Looking to Expand

Jun 21, 2019

The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation is looking to expand the Bruins on the Run program next fall. Last year, Richard Kane and Wayside Elementary School 5th grade students were the only students that were funded. The program is looking to include Jane Phillips Elementary's 5th grade ... read more »