Senator Lankford Travelled to the Middle East

Mar 19, 2017

Senator James Lankford spent the weekend in the Middle East conducting oversight of U. S. programs abroad. Lankford is a member of the Senat Intelligenc Committee.  The senator posted on Facebook that he was in the Middle east to meet with our allies and to evaluate anti-terrorism efforts in ... read more »

Copan Forum

Mar 17, 2017

The City of Copan will be holding a forum hosted by the Copan Senior Citizens on Monday Night at the Student Center in the high school. Residents of Copan will have a chance to ask both the current city council and the candidates questions about several of the key issues facing the city. Vic ... read more »

Dunlap Responds To State Parks

Mar 17, 2017

State leaders are trying to figure out how to deal with another budget shortfall that has affected many state agencies.  A story that came out this week deals with shutting down half of the state's parks.  Osage Hills State Park was on the list.  The story got most Oklahomans c ... read more »

City Council To Meet Monday Evening

Mar 18, 2017

A couple of items are on tap for Monday's Bartlesville City Council meeting.  According to the agenda, the city council will discuss and take possible action authorizing the Bartlesville Development Authority to borrow up to $300,000 for immediate repair/replacement of floor coverings wi ... read more »

Congressman Bridenstine Supports VA Bill

Mar 17, 2017

Iraq and Afghanistan combat veteran and first district congressman, Jim Bridenstine  voted to protect Second Amendment rights for veterans and restore accountability at the Veterans Administration. H.R. 1181 would end the Obama Administration’s Veterans Gun Ban by restoring constit ... read more »

Gay Marriage on the Osage Ballot Monday

Mar 17, 2017

Osage Nation voters will consider next week whether to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.      The tribe already recognizes gay marriages from other jurisdictions, but its legal code still defines marriage as a "personal relation between a man and a woman." ... read more »

Local Penny's Store to Remain Open

Mar 17, 2017

J. C. Penny's will keep its store in Bartlesville's Washington Park Mall.  The retailer has announced the stores that will be affected by the latest round of closures and there are four in Oklahoma and five in Kansas. Penny's will close its stores Ponca City location at the P ... read more »

Fallin Names New General Council From Tulsa

Mar 16, 2017

Governor Mary Fallin has named a former state senator from Tulsa as her new general counsel.   Fallin said Thursday that former Sen. James Williamson will start his new duties on Tuesday. He replaces Jennifer Chance, who announced her resignation earlier this month.   Williamson ... read more »

Senate Leaders Now Calling For Resignation

Mar 16, 2017

Oklahoma Senate leaders are calling for the immediate resignation of a state senator who faces child prostitution charges involving a 17-year-old boy.   Republican Senate President Pro Tem Mike Schulz and Senate Democratic Leader John Sparks called Thursday for the resignation of Republi ... read more »

Traffic Stop Leads To A Drug Bust

Mar 16, 2017

A routine traffic stop led to a drug bust for a Bartlesville man.  40-year old Timothy Keith Martinez is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and obstructing driver's view.  Bartlesville police conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Adams and ... read more »

Burglaries in Bartlesville

Mar 16, 2017

Two burglaries were reported in Bartlesville on Wednesday around the same time, however, they were not connected. According to Public Information Officer, Captain jay Hastings, padlocks were removed from storage buildings and a back door to a vacant house was broken into at 121 North West Bucy ar ... read more »

Prosecutors File Child Prostitution Charges

Mar 16, 2017

 Oklahoma prosecutors have filed child prostitution charges against a Republican state senator after police found him in a hotel room a 17-year-old boy.   Cleveland County prosecutors charged 35-year-old Ralph Shortey on Thursday with engaging in child prostitution, transporting a m ... read more »

Senate Votes To Punish Senator Who Was Found With Teenage Boy

Mar 15, 2017

The Oklahoma Senate has voted to punish a state senator who police say was found with a teenage boy in a motel room.   Police officials in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore are still investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident last week involving Sen. Ralph Shortey and a teen ... read more »

Woolaroc Hosts Southwestern Regional Rendezvous

Mar 15, 2017

Spring is nearly here, which means things are picking up at Woolaroc. Opening on Wednesday, March 15, are the Mountain Man Encampment and the Animal Barn, but for the first time Woolaroc will be the host of the Annual Southwestern Regional Rendezvous, or a Woolaroc CEO Bob Fraser calls it “ ... read more »

Mayor Ron Revard Suspends Campaign

Mar 15, 2017

Mayor Ron Revard of the City of Dewey has officially suspended his campaign for mayor. The 9-year-mayor announced his decision though a letter to the community of Dewey. Mayor Revard says that there isn't any one particular reason, but family has a lot to do with his decision. Mayor Reva ... read more »