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You Can Help the Puerto Rico Recovery

Oct 04, 2017

President Trump calls the recovery on Puerto Rico "really nothing short of a miracle," an assessment at odds with the despair of many still struggling to find water and food outside the capital city.  The governor of Puerto Rico said late Tuesday that the official death toll has be ... read more »

Council Takes Steps to Protect Historic District

Oct 03, 2017

The Pawhuska City Council decided to move forward on several items to protect and redefine the Historic Downtown District at their Monthly meeting Tuesday evening. The first item was a resolution titled Resolution 2017-6 which will be submitted to the Osage County Commissioners regarding requeste ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With False Impersonation

Oct 03, 2017

A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Bartlesville man earlier this week. Lonnie Hatfield appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday facing a felony charge of false impersonation to create liability. According to an affidavit, Hatfield was the passenger in a vehicle that ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Burglary

Oct 02, 2017

A call about a suspicious man picking up broken glass in front of a business led to the arrest of a Bartlesville man over the weekend. Christopher Licavoli appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing a charge of second degree burglary. According to an affidavit, an officer f ... read more »

Fourth Kepler Trial to Move Forward

Oct 03, 2017

An Oklahoma judge has ruled a white former police officer will face a fourth murder trial in the 2014 killing of his daughter's black boyfriend.   A hearing Monday focused on former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler's requests to dismiss the case. Defense attorneys argued to h ... read more »

Drive-Thru Flu Shots Wednesday

Oct 03, 2017

The Osage County Health Department will be offering free flu shots at their Osage County Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Event. Heather Barkley explained the details of the event at the meeting of the Osage County Commissioners Monday Morning.   Barkley stated that there will be a limited num ... read more »

Budget Cuts Could Cost County Nurses

Oct 03, 2017

Heather Barkley from the Osage County Health Department discussed the effects of the State budget shortfall this week at the meeting of the Osage County Commissioners. Barkley stated that due to the budget issues the County could lose some of their nurses.   The State Health Departm ... read more »

City Council Holds Public Hearings

Oct 02, 2017

Multiple public hearings were held regarding business proposals at the regularly scheduled Bartlesville City Council meeting on Monday night. The first public hearing held was in regards to increment district No. 9. The public was given an opportunity to comment on a proposed amendment to thi ... read more »

Bartlesville Schools Expanding STEM Program

Oct 02, 2017

The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation announced a fundraising goal of $100,000 to expand STEM programs for elementary school students. Last year $85,000 was raised to launch a pilot program for STEM. These funds provided a mobile cart of 30 iPads for use by students as well as launching ... read more »

Washington County Approves Two Proclamations

Oct 02, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners proclaimed this week as 4-H week Monday morning.  Commissioner Mike Bouvier says it's important to recognize the benefit 4-H membership plays in building responsible adults.   The Bartlesville City Council also has/had an Rxexpons ... read more »

Nowata County Commissioners Hold Weekly Meeting

Oct 02, 2017

The Nowata County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting. The commissioners discussed a resolution for a county hiring freeze as a part of the unfinished business portion of the meeting but that discussion will continue during the next meeting. During the new business portion of ... read more »

Two Brothers Dead In Topeka.

Sep 29, 2017

Authorities say two brothers are dead after an apparent family dispute in Topeka.   Topeka police said in a news release that officers responded Thursday afternoon to report about a possible shooting in a wooded area near the Kansas River. The officers found two people who had sustained ... read more »

Commissioners Set To Meet Monday

Sep 29, 2017

The Washington County Commissioners will meet on Monday morning in the Commissioners' Meeting Room at 9 for their first of the month meeting. The commissioners will make two proclamations declaring weeks in October to be celebrated for RxESPONSIBLE WEEK and National 4-H Week. The comm ... read more »

Oklahoma To Recieve Boost For Charter Schools

Sep 29, 2017

Oklahoma will be receiving a funding boost of $16.5 million in federal funds to open and expand charter schools across the state.   The Oklahoman reports the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center will be receiving the grant from the U.S. Department of Education over the next five years. ... read more »

Crime Stoppers Ask for Help in a Car Burglary

Sep 29, 2017

The Bartlesville Police Department is looking for help from the community to solve a car burglary incident.  According to Crime Stoppers Coordinator, Nathan Mellen someone broke into a car that had been parked on Bartlesville's west side off of Cherokee.   If you have a ... read more »