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Senator Lankford and Others Respond to Turkey Accepting Russian Air Defense System

Jul 13, 2019

Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) issued the following joint statement after reports today that a shipment of parts for the Russian S-400 air defense system had arrived in Turkey. The group of Senators led a& ... read more »

No Fault Found in June 1 Police-Involved Shooting

Jul 12, 2019

No wrongdoing was found on behalf of two Bartlesville Police officers in regards to the June 1 shooting death of Thomas Gay. District Attorney Kevin Buchanan released a statement  on Friday afternoon say no charges will be pursued against either officer. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investig ... read more »

Timberlake Bridge to be Consider Again on Monday

Jul 13, 2019

After the item was tabled last week, the Washington County Commissioners will reconsider the closing of the 115 Timberlake Bridge. District 2 Commissioner Mike Bouvier said several weeks ago that the fracture structure was unsafe and that people do not adhere to the weight limit signs for the ... read more »

City Manager Contract to be Discussed on Monday

Jul 13, 2019

After hearing a sales tax report, the Dewey City Council may enter into executive session in their next meeting. When they exit the executive session, the Council will consider and possibly vote to approve City Manager Kevin Trease’s employee contract for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year. ... read more »

BPS to Hold Annual Support Staff Job Fair Tuesday

Jul 12, 2019

Bartlesville Public Schools will hold its annual support staff job fair soon. The District is filling positions for substitute teachers, non-teaching coaches, teacher assistants, paraprofessionals who work with special education students, bus drivers and IT Specialists. They also need cooks, ... read more »

National Defense Authorization Act Passes the House

Jul 12, 2019

The House voted on the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act Friday. It passed with a vote of 220 to 197. Oklahoma Representative Kevin Hern voted against the 2019 NDAA. He said in a statement that, “Funding our national defense is a bipartisan priority, but bipartisanship is not refl ... read more »

Tulsa Man Arrested After Using Fake Prescription

Jul 12, 2019

A Tulsa man was arrested after trying to apprehend prescription drugs under a false name. Lance Woods appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday facing felony charges of attempting to obtain a controlled substance under false pretenses and false impersonation to create liability. ... read more »

Dewey Fire Department Makes Purchase in Virginia

Jul 12, 2019

Dewey Fire Chief Chad Schueler and firefighter Mike Bolinger took off for Bristol, Virginia Friday morning. They made a purchase with Kinderhook - a volunteer fire department -.just north of Bristol. They purchased 28 SCBA's to replace the 20 SCBA's they own. The new SCBA's are 20 ... read more »

Ryan Huff, Former BHS AD, Killed in Shooting

Jul 12, 2019

It appears that a former Bartlesville High Athletic Director, and long-time BPS employee, was shot and killed during a triple shooting on Thursday night in Sand Springs. Ryan Huff was identified as one of the men that died during a gun fight that broke out in Sand Springs on Thursday about 8: ... read more »

Pawhuska Students Getting School Supplies Paid For

Jul 12, 2019

For several years, the Pawhuska School District has had an agreement in place with the Osage Nation that any student registered in the Johnson O Malley program was eligible for free school supplies.   The Pawhuska United Methodist Church has also donated school supplies to students i ... read more »

Kelly Bland to Give Update at Commissioner Meeting

Jul 12, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska for a regular scheduled meeting. Executive Director of Osage County Tourism, Kelly Bland, will be there to give an update on the number of people who have been coming through the area this summer. B ... read more »

Pawhuska School Board Holding Mid-Summer Meeting Monday

Jul 12, 2019

The Pawhuska School Board will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting this Monday and they will look to approve a number of mid-summer items. The board will look to approve a service agreement with the Weaver Drug Testing Lab. There will also be discussion on looking to approve the annual onl ... read more »

ODOT Reopens State Highway 10 Thursday

Jul 11, 2019

According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation road closure map, State Highway 10 is open 1.5 miles west of Hulah Lake Dam. ODOT Public Information Officer Kenna Mitchell said rain caused an old drainage pipe underneath the roadway to collapse on Monday, which caused the road to close ... read more »

Area Residents Put Firework Safety into Practice

Jul 11, 2019

Bartlesville and the surrounding communities fared well when it came to firework safety during the Fourth of July week. According to information from the Jane Phillips Medical Center, only one incident occurred on Independence Day. The one mishap involved a finger injury. This is small in ... read more »

Hartley Trying to Honor Late Father with Creek Re-Naming

Jul 11, 2019

Nowata County’s Jot Hartley is determined to honor the memory of his father, Robert Hartley. Hartley thought there would no better way than to re-name a creek that runs through his property in the southeastern portion of Nowata County.  The creek is currently named Madden Creek, Hartle ... read more »