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Rainfall Closes Woolaroc

Apr 21, 2017

Heavy rains have caused Woolaroc to close to guests. Woolaroc Chief Executive Officer, Bob Fraser says Woolaroc would re-open if the rain stops and water levels recede but if the rain continues as forecasted, they cannot allow traffic for the safety of guests and Woolaroc employees. ... read more »

Bridenstine to Host Service Academy Day

Apr 21, 2017

Liaison officers from the country's military academies will be on hand Saturday morning 9 to 11 as First District Congressman, Jim Bridenstine will host a Service Academy Day.  Representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy West Point, U.S. Coa ... read more »

Lankford Visits Bartlesville

Apr 20, 2017

Senator James Lankford visited Bartlesville this morning for a town hall meeting. Those in atendance were able to ask questions at will. About 70 people showed up to Arvest Bank, however, it was not sponsored by them. The refreshments, however, was sponored by the Green Country Republican Women. ... read more »

Young Drives Without License

Apr 20, 2017

An Ochelata man is in the Washington County Correctional Facility. William Lee Young Sr. plead guilty to driving with a suspended license. According to an affidavit, Young was pulled over in a green Chevrolet. When asked for his driver's license he advised that he did not have a valid on ... read more »

Skiatook Man In Trouble For Lewd Proposal

Apr 20, 2017

A Skiatook Man is in the Washington County Jail for making a lewd proposal to a minor child. Joshua Duane Gauger was taken into custody on January 17. According to an affidavit, an officer was called to a house by the grandmother of a juvenile child and Gauger. The juvenile stated that he wo ... read more »

Fossey Fails To Register

Apr 20, 2017

A Bartlesville man is in the correctional facility for failing to register as a sex offender. Jonathan Fossey was taken into custody on Wednesday. According to an affidavit, Fossey moved from Muskogee to Bartlesville in September of 2016. However, when an officer was dispatched for a compliance c ... read more »

Atkins Fails To Register

Apr 20, 2017

A Bartlesville man is in the correctional facility for failing to register as a sex offender and possession of obscene material. According to an affidavit, Timothy Atkins Jr. began to message a juvenile using Facebook while he was staying with the juvenile's aunt. Reportedly, Atkins told ... read more »

Courthouse Review Committee Holds Public Meetings

Apr 20, 2017

The Osage County Courthouse Building Review Committee is holding a series of  public meetings in order to receive recommendations and input from the  public. The Committee has several options they have been discussing  regarding the renovation, building, or moving of the Osag ... read more »

Bruin Golf Wins Again

Apr 20, 2017

The Bartlesville High golf team continues to show its promise, as the Bruins took home another team championship on Wednesday in the Skiatook Invitational. Bartlesville won with a team score of 324. Scores near 320 are the goal for the Bruins, who carry more depth into this year’s team ... read more »

CPD Investigates Threats at FKHS

Apr 19, 2017

Field Kindley High School officials contacted the School Resource Officer on Wednesday morning for a threats call. A student had reported to the school administration he had been told by another student that he was threatening to shoot up the school on Thursday. The Resource Officer met with ... read more »

Saturday is Operation Clean House

Apr 19, 2017

In conjunction with Earth Day, several local agencies band together every year to present “Operation Clean House.” The event gives Washington County residents options for disposing of hazardous household waste that can sometimes pose a problem. The event will be held Saturday from ... read more »

Man Arrested For Intoxication

Apr 19, 2017

A Washington County man was in the Washington County Courtroom after taking a test drive vehicle on a joy ride while intoxicated. Darby James Goodhard was reportedly taken into custody on Monday at an auto repair shop in Dewey. According to an affidavit, Goodhard went on a test drive in a Dodge D ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Fails To Register As Sex Offender

Apr 19, 2017

A Bartlesville man is in the Washington County Jail for failing to register as a sex offender. Roy Lee McKinney was apprehended in 2002 after officers found him living within Bartlesville while he was wanted out of Kansas for failure to register as a sex offender. McKinney was then released ... read more »

Woman In Jail Again After Public Intoxication Incident

Apr 18, 2017

A woman is in the Washington County Jail after she failed to appear after an incident in 2015. According to affidavits, Dianne Faye Whittaker was throwing objects around the courtyard area of an apartment complex. Witnesses stated that they say her overturning metal furniture and throwing ch ... read more »

Fair Board Forms Event Center Task Force

Apr 19, 2017

Forty people attended a Tuesday night meeting of the Washington County Fair Board in Dewey.  Board Chairman Phil Foster related what he new about talks to site a new activity center that potentially could host events such as the county fair on the west side of Bartlesville.  After sever ... read more »