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Bartlesville Police Department Buys Body Worn Cameras

Jul 10, 2019

Body cameras became a new reality for Bartlesville Police Officers. BPD Officers began wearing department issued body cameras on Tuesday. Back in March, Councilman Paul Stuart rode with Bartlesville Police Officers to see what they do. He said body cameras would have been nice for the officer ... read more »

Silva Thankful for Community Support Across Pawhuska

Jul 10, 2019

It has been a week since Nick Silva resumed his role as Pawhuska's Chief of Police. Silva says this experience has made him grateful for the position he holds. Silva's first full day back on the job was July 4. He admitted it was a busy day, but his team was prepared for the task at h ... read more »

Trial Set in Meidl Murder

Jul 10, 2019

A trial date has been set in the murder of 53-year-old Gregg Meidl. Terry Lee Donaldson Jr. is being charged with first degree murder with deliberate intent. Also, Thomas Wayne Alexander and Tyler Leo Thomison are being charged with second degree murder for the August 2018 incident. The trio will ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested on Distribution Charges Again

Jul 10, 2019

A Bartlesville man picked up his second drug trafficking charge this year on Tuesday. Pablo Mercado was charged with trafficking of marijuana and prescription medication as well as possession of drug proceeds. According to an affidavit, officers were dispatched to a fast food restaurant in Ba ... read more »

Quarter Cent Sales Tax Renewed in Washington County

Jul 09, 2019

Residents in Washington County voted yes to renew the quarter-cent sales tax on Tuesday evening. The proposition passed on a 1,016 to 557 vote. In total, 1,573 people voted on Tuesday. The passing of the proposition to renew the quarter-cent sales tax will go a long way for facility maint ... read more »

Pawhuska Councilors Go Through Training Session

Jul 09, 2019

The Pawhuska City Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening at City Hall. They began by having a closed-door training session that would help the councilors, “understand the role of the elected official.” This training session was free to the Pawhuska City Coun ... read more »

Charges Advance Against Former BPD Reserve Captain

Jul 09, 2019

Probable cause was found on three felony counts of embezzlement against former Bartlesville Police Reserve captain Jerry Kelley. A preliminary hearing was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Washington County Courthouse where the State of Oklahoma called BPD Chief Tracy Roles and investigator Joseph ... read more »

Million Meals Initiative Wraps Up with Record Success

Jul 09, 2019

With the help of customers and community members, Arvest Bank’s Million Meals initiative was able to exceed its campaign goal by raising a record total of 2.4 million meals in the fight against hunger. This is the second consecutive year for a record total of meals raised. Launched in 2 ... read more »

Detention Center May Have Avoided Big Electrical Issue

Jul 09, 2019

Washington County Sheriff Scott Owen said they are making repairs after a lighting strike may have struck the Detention Center on Friday evening. Over the weekend, the jail experienced heating and air issues. A maintenance technician made several trips in and determined that the building cont ... read more »

Portion of State Highway 10 Closed Tuesday

Jul 09, 2019

According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, State Highway 10 is closed 1.5 miles west of Hulah Lake dam due to an undermined culvert. ODOT Public Information Officer Kenna Mitchell said rain caused an old drainage pipe underneath the roadway to collapse. She said ODOT knew it was ... read more »

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Coming Back to Avant

Jul 09, 2019

The Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Avant had closed and appeared to be moving on to another part of Osage County, but they are re-opening Wednesday morning. You can go to the center to check on the status of your FEMA claim, but Public Information Officer Susheel Kumar said it is also a way f ... read more »

State of the Schools Luncheon is Coming to BHS

Jul 09, 2019

The State of the Schools Luncheon will be put on by the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation once again. BPS Foundation Executive Director Blair Ellis said the luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 7th. She said Bartlesville Superintendent Chuck McCauley will be in attendance. She said t ... read more »

Skiatook Chamber Holding Monthly Luncheon

Jul 09, 2019

This month’s Skiatook Chamber of Commerce luncheon will take place tomorrow at the First Baptist Church located at 940 Oak Street in Skiatook.   Cost to attend is $7 and the event begins at 11:30. Osage County Commissioner Kevin Pasley, along with Tulsa County Commissioner Stan Sal ... read more »

United Way is Looking for Day of Caring Projects

Jul 09, 2019

The Bartlesville Regional United Way is seeking projects for Day of Caring. Every year, BRUW coordinates Day of Caring, where volunteers from businesses around the community help non-profits with tasks such as building maintenance, yard work, sorting donations, reading to children and more. ... read more »

No Injuries Were Sustained in Friday Accident

Jul 09, 2019

Everyone is okay after a vehicle ran into the Bartlesville Animal Hospital last Friday. The Dewey Fire Department, the Dewey Police Department, Bartlesville EMS and Action Towing arrived at the seen along Highway 75. When they got to the Bartlesville Animal Hospital, no one was injured, and a ... read more »