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Oversized Load Overturns Along Highway 75

Aug 04, 2020

A crane truck tipped over causing a traffic hazard on Highway 75 near West 4000 Road on Highway 75 on Tuesday morning. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol first reported at approximately 9:30 a.m. that the inside southbound lane of Hwy 75 would be closed south of Ramona in Washington County due to a ... read more »

Hern introduces Equal Opportunity First Amendment Act

Aug 05, 2020

Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the Equal Opportunity First Amendment Act to the House last week. The bill addresses disparity between decisions made to ban certain First Amendment-protected activities under State of Emergency but not others. “Most states have seen wildly v ... read more »

Candidate Filing Closes Wednesday for Council Offices

Aug 04, 2020

More candidates have filed for a seat on the Bartlesville City Council with one more day of candidate filing to go. According to the Washington County Election Board on Tuesday, candidates are yet to file for Ward Five seat on the Bartlesville City Council. Trevor Dorsey currently sits in the ... read more »

Civil Suit Filed Against Commissioners, Sheriff

Aug 04, 2020

A civil lawsuit has been filed against the Washington County Commissioners and Sheriff Scott Owen. In the suit, Paul Greene alleged that he was wrongfully discharged from his employment with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 4th, 2019. He said this was done in retaliation f ... read more »

Man Charged with Burglary in the First Degree

Aug 04, 2020

A Norman, Oklahoma man has been charged with burglary in the first degree with threats to kill at the Washington County Court House on Tuesday. The burglary took place in June, according to an affidavit. Bartlesville Police responded to a call at 1608 S. Elm. Ave. in Bartlesville where Nathan ... read more »

Smoke Detectors Need Replaced at Osage County Courthouse

Aug 04, 2020

The smoke detectors in the Osage County Courthouse are 20 years old and at Monday’s Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, district one commissioner Randall Jones said it is time to get them replaced. Jones says it will cost somewhere between $10,000 and $14,000 to replace the smo ... read more »

Tuesday 8/4 COVID-19 Update

Aug 04, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department Health is reporting 861 new COVID-19 cases statewide in its Tuesday report. 15 deaths across the state are being listed in the latest update, including two in Rogers County. Hospitalizations have dropped to 504, a decline of over 100 since the last report. Washin ... read more »

Phillips 66 Donates $10K to Schools for PPEs

Aug 04, 2020

Phillips 66 continues to serve as a key partner for the Bartlesville Public Schools during this pandemic. This spring, Phillips 66 contributed $300,000 to the Bartlesville Regional United Way for their COVID-19 Impact Grant Program. The task force of this program awarded $100,000 to BPS to pu ... read more »

Osage County Man Charged With Mail Theft Leaves Child Behind

Aug 04, 2020

In an update to a story that we brought to you last week in which an Osage County man was charged with second-degree burglary and grand larceny, he is now being charged with child neglect. On Thursday evening, Osage County Deputies located the suspect, and the boy’s father, Dominic Saun ... read more »

Back to School Immunization Event to be Held

Aug 04, 2020

A Back to School Immunization Clinic will be held in Washington County this week to help families in the area prepare for the fast approaching school year. According to the Washington County Health Department's health educator, Kayla Guerra, the WCHD will administer immunizations while su ... read more »

Barnsdall School Board Releases Back-to-School Plan

Aug 04, 2020

The Barnsdall Board of Education approved its back-to-school plan at Monday evening’s meeting. School will start on Monday, August 17th and students will have their temperatures checked at bus stops and school drop-off sites. If they have a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, the stud ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Drowns in Lake Eufaula

Aug 04, 2020

A Bartlesville man drowned in Lake Eufaula, approximately 6 miles southwest of Eufaula in McIntosh County, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report states. Zachary Horton, 21, drowned at approximately 7:20 p.m. Monday, the report states. According to OHP, Horton was swimming in Lake Eufaula appr ... read more »

State of the Schools Goes Virtual on Wednesday

Aug 04, 2020

These unprecedented times call for unprecedented leadership. Bartlesville Public Schools Superintendent Chuck McCauley, his leadership team, teachers, and staff have collaborated to make this school year safe and productive for all Bartlesville students and families. Join the Bartlesville com ... read more »

Candidate Filing for Council Seats as of Monday

Aug 04, 2020

Candidate filing for seats on the Bartlesville City Council will resume on Tuesday after a light day for candidate filings on Monday. According to the Washington County Election Board, candidates are yet to file for the Ward One or Ward Five seat on the Bartlesville City Council. Mayor Dale C ... read more »

City of Bartlesville and Police Union Delay Negotiations

Aug 04, 2020

Monday night, the city of Bartlesville was expected to discuss and take possible action to approve the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Bartlesville and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 117 for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.    After looking at the affects that COVID-1 ... read more »