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BPSD Summer Food Program Returning This Summer

May 16, 2018

The Bartlesville Public Schools Child Nutrition Department will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children again this year. Free meals will be served to children ages 1-to-18 in the cafeterias of various schools within the Bartlesville Public School District.   ... read more »

Chamber Presents Awards at its 114th Annual Gala

May 15, 2018

Bartlesville’s Tri-County Tech was named the Business of the Year at Tuesday night’s Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala.   The event saw the graduation of the 2018 Leadership Bartlesville class and Chamber Board Chairman, Brian Lawrence turned the posi ... read more »

Group Opposes State Question 788

May 16, 2018

A coalition that includes law enforcement, prosecutors and members of the business and medical community is opposing a medical marijuana question on Oklahoma's June 26 primary election ballot.   The group, known as SQ 788 is Not Medical, registered as an unlimited political actio ... read more »

Cherokee Nation's Hepatitis Treatment is Recognized

May 16, 2018

One of the largest Native American tribes is being praised as a model for its aggressive program to test for and treat hepatitis C.   The Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation has screened more than half its target of 80,000 citizens for the potentially fatal liver disease. The tribe says i ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged After Threatening Girlfriend

May 15, 2018

A man who threatened his girlfriend and held a knife to her was booked into police custody. Keith Wiersig made an appearance at the Washington County Courthouse to face a felony charge of first degree burglary. According to an affidavit, a woman reported that she and Wiersig got into an argum ... read more »

Kansas Man Clocked at Over 100 MPH in Stolen Car

May 15, 2018

A man clocked on radar driving at 112 miles per hour in a stolen vehicle was placed under arrest. Jerry Bailey Jr. stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle, driving under suspension and speeding for an incident that occur ... read more »

Man Arrested After Stealing Mother's Day Cards

May 14, 2018

An 18-year-old Bartlesville man was arrested after attempting to steal two Mother’s Day cards from a local grocery store on Sunday. Moises Lopez appeared in front of a judge at the Washington County Courthouse facing charges of shoplifting, assault, damage to property and obstructing an off ... read more »

Fire Hydrant Flushing Finishes Up

May 15, 2018

City of Bartlesville fire hydrant testing and flushing crews continue to move through the city as they wrap up for this season.    Beginning on Wednesday, crews will begin from Nowata Road going south to Price Road, at the Caney River going east to Bison Road to include Covingto ... read more »

Wind Energy Helps Osage County Schools

May 15, 2018

Enel Wind Energy, operators of the Osage Wind Farm in Osage County announced yesterday that they are partnering with several Osage County School District's to support educational resources in the classrooms. School District's include Shidler Public Schools Woodland Public Schools and Pawh ... read more »

Arvest Foundation Contributes to Kiddie Park

May 14, 2018

Arvest Bank and the Arvest Foundation have donated $5,000 to the Kiddie Park in Bartlesville.   With roots tracing back to the 1940s, the Kiddie Park has been a staple in the Bartlesville community for decades. The Kiddie Park is a safe place for youth and their caregivers to have fu ... read more »

New Braums Opening In June

May 14, 2018

Construction continues in Bartlesville at the new Braums location.   According to Braums Public Relations Director, Amanda Beuchaw, the new location on Highway 75 will be ready and opened on June 18 at 6 o'clock that morning. With the opening, the old location near Food Pyramid w ... read more »

Commissioners Announce EMS Contract Ending

May 14, 2018

District #2 Commissioner Kevin Paslay made an announcement regarding Samaritan EMS and EMS coverage for the Barnsdall Avant Area at the Monday Morning meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners.   In addition to announcing they would not be renewing their contract they ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners Meet On Monday

May 14, 2018

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met on Monday morning where an agreement between Public Service Company of Oklahoma and Washington County was met for the next year. The commissioners discussed the shortage of road chips that plague the state, but Commissioner Mike Bouvier says th ... read more »

Basic Speeding Tickets to Cost Less

May 14, 2018

A new Oklahoma law will cut the cost of a basic speeding ticket by more than half.   The Oklahoman reports that Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill into law last week reducing the cost of such speeding tickets from nearly $225 to $100. The law applies to tickets for 1 to 10 mph over the s ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Open Bids

May 14, 2018

The Nowata County Commissioners open bids and approved several forms at a Monday morning meeting. The commissioners opened eight bids for hot mix, hot lay, cold patch and delivery of asphalt for the county. Other than the receipt of the bids no action was taken. A bid will likely be selected ... read more »