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Washington County Board of Commissioners Meet On Monday

Jul 02, 2018

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met on Monday morning at 9 for their first of the month meeting. Several forms and resolutions were approved from the commissioners, including an agreement for transportatio forms for onging projects, and resolutions for the Washington County Treas ... read more »

Dewey City Council Meets

Jul 03, 2018

The Dewey City Council met on Monday evening for their first meeting of the month, where they approved the Fiscal ear 2018-2019 Pay Plan.   The council had a quick discussion before agreeing to allow City Manager Kevin Trease to obtain quotes for construction on the new police and mu ... read more »

City Council Holds Public Hearings

Jul 02, 2018

The Bartlesville City Council held four separate public hearings at a Monday night meeting. The first hearing was regarding the closure of a 10-foot utility easement on the property of 2900 Ridge Court. No one came forward to speak at the public hearing. The council opted to table any action ... read more »

BPD Tracks Down Man After High-Speed Chase

Jul 02, 2018

A Bartlesville man led police on a chase during the early hours of Monday morning. Amos Burruss stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse facing multiple charges including reckless driving, eluding, possession of methamphetamine and damage to private property among other charges. ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Domestic Abuse

Jul 02, 2018

A Bartlesville man with a violent history appeared at the Washington County courthouse on Monday. Ronald Viles was arraigned on a charge of domestic abuse assault and battery for an incident that occurred on Sunday afternoon. According to an affidavit, an officer was dispatched in reference t ... read more »

Commissioners Sign Contracts to Begin New Fiscal Year

Jul 02, 2018

Monday was the first meeting of the new fiscal year for the Osage County Board of County Commissioners. During which, the Commissioners signed new contracts, approved Professional Service agreements, and lease agreements.  the Commissioners also discussed the possibility of opting in a class ... read more »

C.M.T. performs the Little Mermaid

Jul 02, 2018

The cast has been chosen, practice is underway, and the performance is right around the corner for the Bartlesville Children’s Musical Theater production of The Little Mermaid. A cast of 80 children aged seven to 17, are highlighted by four year veteran Lily McGee as Ariel, and local ta ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Approve Several Resolutions

Jul 02, 2018

The Nowata County Commissioners approved several agreements and resolutions at a Monday morning meeting. The board first approved a resolution to designate Arvest Bank of Nowata and Regent Bank of Nowata as county depositories. Several detention services agreements were also reached with mult ... read more »

Area Lakes Completely Full

Jun 29, 2018

Both area lakes are now at full capacity this summer thanks to some heavy rains last week.     According to Senior Administrative Assistant to Director of Water Utilities, Marcy Koester, Hula lake is currently at 734.83, which is at 140.1% capacity.   ... read more »

Dewey Duck Derby Back At It Again

Jun 29, 2018

The Dewey Duck Derby is making it's triumphant yearly return on Wednesday for the 4th of July.   Free watermelon, games for the kids, music, fireworks, food, and the state's best Duck Derby will all be in Don Tyler Park on Wednesday starting at 4 that afternoon. The food will ... read more »

Fallin Says No Special Session Necessary

Jun 29, 2018

Governor Mary Fallin has issued a statement saying there will not be a special legislative session to implement State Question 788, the medical marijuana ballot issue approved by Oklahoma voters earlier this week:   Fallin says that she conferred with House and Senate leaders and a s ... read more »

Murder Trial Set for McAlister's Shooting

Jun 29, 2018

A trial is set for August 20 for Johnie Dean Downey, a 54-year-old Pryor man who is being accused of murder in the first degree with deliberate intent. Downey’s wife Christa was killed in shooting incident that took place in the parking lot of McCalister’s in Bartlesville. Accordi ... read more »

Enbridge Presents Grant to Tallgrass Prairie

Jun 29, 2018

Thursday morning the Oklahoma chapter of the Nature Conservatory was presented with a $5,000 Grant from Enbridge Energy. The Nature Conservatory will use the grant funds to provide support for the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve located in Osage County.   The Tallgrass Prairie is one of t ... read more »

Commissioners Close Out Fiscal Year and Approve EMS Contract

Jun 29, 2018

Friday the Osage County Board of County Commissioners met for a special meeting. during the Friday meeting the Commissioners approved and signed transfer of funds within Osage County as needed to finalize and end the fiscal year. The Commissioners also signed an agreement with Miller Ems for the ... read more »

Cold Cases Closed in Osage County

Jun 29, 2018

With a little help from Hollywood and some funding from a popular TV show the Osage County Sheriff's department has been able to close three famous cold cases. Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden was approached regarding several cold cases by the television network Oxygen for the TV show Cold J ... read more »