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BHS Commencement to be Held Indoors

May 24, 2019

Due to potential severe weather in the area on Friday night Bartlesville High School will be holding its commencement ceremony indoors .Shuttle buses will still run from the Phillips lot downtown to BHS, dropping off at the Bruin Field House. The shuttles began at 6 p.m. but the doors at BHS will ... read more »

Emergency Manager to Give Disaster Declaration

May 25, 2019

Washington County Emergency Manager Kary Cox will present a disaster declaration to the Washington County Commissioners Tuesday. Cox and Washington County Commissioner Mike Bouvier have been in talks about documenting flood damage in the area for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Bouvi ... read more »

Lake, River Levels Under Control

May 24, 2019

Our latest update on the flooding situation as a result of storms throughout the past five days. Current status shows that Hulah Lake is sitting 764.9 feet with levels rising a bit due to showers earlier on Friday. Lake Manager Eric Bonnell says that 10 gates are open at half of a foot each. ... read more »

Baylor Drive Shooter in Court Again

May 24, 2019

24-year-old Caleb McCabe appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday. McCabe is facing charges of shooting with intent to kill after two previous felony charges for his alleged involvement in a shooting on the 6000 block of Baylor Drive in the early morning hours of March 28. McCab ... read more »

Nowata County Handing Out Sandbags

May 24, 2019

Nowata County emergency personnel are handing out sand bags in anticipation of flood waters rising as we head in to Memorial Day weekend. Although there has been little new rainfall accumulation locally, Kansas has received heavier amounts of water that will matriculate its way through the river ... read more »

Alleged Ramona Murderer Appears in Court

May 24, 2019

A man accused in an early April Murder in Ramona had a preliminary hearing date set. Daniel Lee Hines appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday on district judge Linda Thomas’s felony status docket. An affidavit alleges Hines shot 58-year-old Robert Brown six or seven times ... read more »

New Venue Coming to Downtown Bartlesville

May 24, 2019

The Bartlesville Redevelopment Trust Authority approves an Environmental Remediation and Code Compliance Grant. This allows for the renovation of a building at 215 E. Second Street. The grant will help pay for fire suppression and safety improvements. The project will house a new dining a ... read more »

The 2019 Legislative Session is Deemed a Success

May 24, 2019

The Oklahoma House and Senate are out of session. Bartlesville Senator Julie Daniels has three years of experience to boast about and said the 2019 session was incredibly successful. She said there was good policy measures that were passed that year that had, in part, to do with the budget. ... read more »

Caney River in Bartlesville On A Steady Decline

May 24, 2019

The river is on the decline! That is according to the National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service and its reading of the Caney River in Bartlesville. The river currently sits at 13.9-feet and is projected to recede throughout the day and weekend. By 7:00 tonight, t ... read more »

OKM Music Festival Highlights Arielle and Her Crew

May 24, 2019

There's always a first for everything. For Arielle and the Gothard Sisters, they will be in Oklahoma for the first time ever when they come to Bartlesville to perform in the area's 35th Annual OKM Music Festival. Every place, Arielle said - whether it be a city, state or country - has ... read more »

Resolution to Provide Storm Relief to Midwest States

May 24, 2019

Severe weather in Oklahoma sends U.S. Senator for Oklahoma James Lankford to the Senate Floor Wednesday. He discussed the impacted communities still reeling from flash flooding, tornadoes and strong wind damage Monday and Tuesday. On Thursday, Sen. Lankford supported a bill to provide disaste ... read more »

Free Adoptions Available for Vets, Active Duty Members

May 24, 2019

This Memorial Day, the Washington County SPCA is honoring those who have served or are currently serving the country with waived adoption fees from Tuesday, May 28th through Saturday, June 1st. Cat and dog adoptions will be free to active duty and veteran military members. Shelter Manager ... read more »

Caney River Cresting Lower Than Expected

May 23, 2019

The National Weather Service's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service said the Caney River in the Bartlesville areas sits at 15.9 feet. The river is not projected to rise anymore according to the latest NWS projections. It was believed earlier on Thursday than the river was going to crest at ... read more »

Nowata County: More Road Closures Expected

May 23, 2019

Citizens of Nowata County are cautiously watching the Verdigris River after the latest round of storms and heavy rainfall hit the area on Wednesday and early Thursday morning. The river currently sits just over 36 feet, which is over the major flood stage. Advanced hydrological projections sh ... read more »

City of Bartlesville Assessing Flood Damage

May 23, 2019

The City of Bartlesville staff began conducting FEMA required Substantial Damage Estimate inspections of properties located in the special flood hazard area on Thursday. According to city officials, letters are being posted outside residences that have been effected by flooding. City workers ... read more »