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Bartlesville Man Arrested on 2018 Burglary Warrant

May 15, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested on a warrant in conjunction with a February 2018 burglary. Chad Cassell appeared at the Washington County Courthouse facing charges of felony first degree burglary and concealing stolen property. According to an affidavit, Cassell allegedly took several items f ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged in January Burglary Incident

May 15, 2019

A Bartlesville man was taken into police custody this week on a warrant related to a breaking and entering charge. Matthew Hobson stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Wednesday facing a felony charge of first degree burglary. According to an affidavit, Hobson arrived at ... read more »

Osage County Emergency Management Helps Kay County

May 15, 2019

Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts and his team extending a helping hand to the residents of Kay County last week when an EF-1 tornado struck downtown Newkirk.   Roberts said it was an even bigger challenge because I-35 was closed along that area due to flooding.   ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Department Honors the Fallen

May 15, 2019

The Bartlesville Police Department honored officers who have fallen in the line of duty Wednesday afternoon. In conjunction with the City of Bartlesville, they have constructed a monument outside the police station to honor those who have given their all to protect the citizens they serve. Ba ... read more »

City of Bartlesville Launches Solid Waste Survey

May 15, 2019

At long last – you can take the Solid Waste Survey the City of Bartlesville has planned for months. You should expect a link to the 39-question survey site in your next water bill. There will be a notice with the bill that will have the link. The survey will be through Survey Monkey. ... read more »

Rep. Lucas: Pressure is on Pelosi with Trade Deal

May 15, 2019

The United States economy grows at a faster pace than expected in the first quarter. U.S. Congressman Frank Lucas said the strong economy puts America in a position of strength. He said this offers maximum leverage to fix longstanding trade concerns with Mexico, Canada and China through the N ... read more »

Bill Passes to Reduce Barriers for Formerly Incarcerated

May 15, 2019

Judiciary Committee Chairman and Senator Julie Daniels saw a bill she co-authored become law. Governor Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 1373 Tuesday. Sen. Daniels and House District 28 Representative Zack Taylor worked on the bill together to make progress on criminal justice reform and to creat ... read more »

Public Approves Dewey Sales Tax Increase Tuesday

May 15, 2019

For the first time in four decades, Dewey residents have passed a proposition to increase the City’s sales tax rate. After Election Day Tuesday, the proposition was approved on 129 to 26 vote. The sales tax rate now matches Bartlesville’s sales tax at 3.4-percent. With State a ... read more »

Planning and Zoning Director Staying Busy

May 14, 2019

Director of Planning and Zoning for Osage County, Jake Bruno, says one of the biggest things he has been working with is how to properly handle the multiple Air BnB facilities in the area.   Bruno is making even more of an effort to reach out to other counties and see how they are ha ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested on Fourth Violent Offense Since 2018

May 14, 2019

A Bartlesville picked up his fourth violent charge since 2018 on Monday. Matthew Rice appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday facing charges of domestic abuse. Police details on the incident are vague. However, an affidavit alleges that a female victim was struck by Rice causi ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Charged With Possession of CDS

May 14, 2019

A Bartlesville woman was arrested after trying to leave the scene of a police investigation. Penny Miller stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing charges of assault and battery on a police officer and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. According ... read more »

Pawhuska Middle School to Re-open

May 14, 2019

At last months school board meeting in Pawhuska, high school principal, Lauri Lee, brought up a proposal to re-open the junior high building to house sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Currently, the junior high building is being occupied by high school students for con-current classes and ... read more »

BHS Staff Inform Public About Vaping Policy, More

May 14, 2019

Parents, district staff, and community members attend public presentations on students and vaping at Bartlesville High School. Safe and Healthy Schools Coordinator Kerry Ickleberry and BHS Assistant Principal Michael Harp said they gave the presentations to raise awareness.  Harp sai ... read more »

May Sales Tax Collection a Record High for Bartlesville

May 14, 2019

Last May was the largest May on record when it came to sales tax collections for the City of Bartlesville. Finance Director Jason Muninger said he was nervous ahead of this May’s collections. That being said, Muninger is proud to announce that this May’s sales tax collections topp ... read more »

Ceremony to Remember Those Who Have Served

May 14, 2019

The City of Bartlesville announces plans to hold a Memorial Day service at the White Rose Cemetery. This year's ceremony will mark the 119th observance of Memorial Day at the cemetery. The service and sacrifice of America’s military members will be honored. The American Legion C ... read more »