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Fatality Accident in Barnsdall

Mar 12, 2019

A single vehicle fatality accident was reported on Highway 11 in Barnsdall on Tuesday afternoon. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed the accident and responded to the scene. The highway is now open after briefly being closed. We will have more information as it becomes available.   ... read more »

Three Fatality Victims Identified in Tuesday Collision

Mar 12, 2019

A fatality traffic accident killed three people Tuesday morning on US Highway 75 just north of Caney, Kansas at the Highway 166 Junction.  The Kansas Highway Patrol said 85-year-old Patricia Halfant and 82-year-old Wilma Rowden of Neodesha were killed in the collision. 85-year-old Mary Compt ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged with Meth Trafficking

Mar 12, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested after a special operations raid of a house on South Johnstone Avenue produced a large amount of methamphetamine. Derek Bock appeared at the Washington County Courthouse facing a felony charge of methamphetamine trafficking. Bock was arrested on warrant after the se ... read more »

Civitan Club Asks Public to Submit Award Nominees

Mar 12, 2019

The 2nd annual Civitan Club Servant's Heart Award will be given away in April. Civitan International has its headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama and they started the award program last year. Bartlesville Civitan Club President Toni Harjo says they are currently asking people to nominate careg ... read more »

Women's Building at Fairgrounds Getting a Remodel

Mar 12, 2019

The Osage Board of County Commissioners met for a regular scheduled meeting at the courthouse in Pawhuska Monday morning and things went smoothly.   After a week of allowing the county's legal representatives to look over the inter-local agreement between the commissioners and th ... read more »

Trio Charged in Meidl Murder Due in Court Wednesday

Mar 12, 2019

A formal arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday for three people charged in the August 2018 murder of Gregg Meidl. Terry Lee Donladson Jr., Thomas Wayne Alexander and Tyler Leo Thomison will all appear at the Washington County Courthouse. The formal arraignment is the first time the accused c ... read more »

Citizen Police Academy Class Size May Expand

Mar 12, 2019

The Bartlesville Police Department continues to accept applications from citizens interested in attending the next Citizens Police Academy. Bartlesville City Manager Mike Bailey said the program aimed at giving citizens a better understanding of what local law enforcement goes through daily may e ... read more »

Lighting Improvements Continue in Washington County

Mar 12, 2019

Lighting fixtures going up in District 2 of Washington County will receive some work by the weeks end. Commissioner Mike Bouvier oversees the district and sought approval from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to install LED lighting at 2200, 2300, 2400 and 2900 Road along Highway 75. He ... read more »

Sales Tax Growth Positive in Bartlesville

Mar 12, 2019

Bartlesville City Clerk and Finance Director Jason Muninger said Tuesday that the State sent the City of Bartlesville's sale tax collections last weekend. He said Bartlesville is staying on a positive trend. Currently, the City of Bartlesville is sitting $300,000 above budget anticipation. Ac ... read more »

Tower Center at Unity Square Plans to be Discussed

Mar 12, 2019

The Tower Green Design Committee will hold a meeting Wednesday for the first time since January.   The special meeting will cover the specific products, materials, and colors recommended in the 99-percent construction plans for the Tower Center at Unity Square project. The plans pres ... read more »

RSU Scholarship Breakfast to Take Place Soon

Mar 12, 2019

RSU Bartlesville will hold its 10th annual fundraising event on Friday, March 29, 2019, from 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at the Bartlesville Community Center. The event features Karen Larsen, award-winning KJRH news anchor and Russell Arellanes (Are-ee-on-us), a 2016 RSU alumnus and past scholarship re ... read more »

Adkins Murder Case Moving Forward

Mar 11, 2019

Three suspects were back in court for a preliminary hearing Monday morning for the alleged murder of John Adkins.   Maurice Kent, Daniel Keene and Toby Bighorse are being charged with first degree murder or alternative murder in the second degree and the judge believes there is enoug ... read more »

Bartlesville Board Recognizes Student Excellence

Mar 12, 2019

The Bartlesville School Board spent the majority of Monday night's 48-minute meeting recognizing student achievement.  High School Principal, LaDonna Chancellor introduced Margaret Drummond and Liza Williams to the board.  The two seniors were named Academic All-State students.  ... read more »

Pawhuska Board Approves Senior Project

Mar 11, 2019

The Pawhuska School Board met Monday evening in the Administration Building and a number of items got approved. Superintendent David Cash presented the board with the idea of a “senior class.” Beginning next year, the seniors will begin taking this class preparing them for life be ... read more »

Sewer, Storm System Projects Continue

Mar 11, 2019

Water Utilities Director Terry Lauritsen said storm water system improvements in downtown Bartlesville will continue this week. He said the project is part of the 2013-2014 Sales Tax Election. The project stretches from Adams Boulevard by the Community Center north to the Caney River.   ... read more »