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Police Ask for Help on Hit and Run Incident

Sep 05, 2018

Bartlesville Police were called to the scene of a vehicle / pedestrian hit and run accident Tuesday evening. Captain Jay Hastings reports the accident occurred on the access road to the east of the 300 block SE Washington boulevard. The area is between Walgreens and Highland park church.  ... read more »

One Killed in Trailer Park Shooting

Sep 04, 2018

A woman shot at a trailer park in Ocheleta has died, according to Washington County Lieutenant Jon Copeland. Michele E. Mayes was declared dead at the scene due to gunshot wounds to the upper torso area. The gunman, Mayes’ estranged boyfriend John Jeffrey Thomas was flown to a Tulsa hos ... read more »

Bartlesville Council Amends Several Pertinant Ordinances

Sep 04, 2018

Several city ordinances were amended and approved in order to be in compliance with state regulations at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Bartlesville City Council. The first item discussed was prompted by an inquiry from Don Spencer of the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association about a &l ... read more »

Dewey Officials Discuss Fire Department, Alcohol Laws

Sep 04, 2018

Local alcohol regulations will change in Dewey in regards to the changes in state law under the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. Dewey City Council members discussed and approved the occupation tax, prohibited employment, and the date and hours on which the selling of alcohol will be proh ... read more »

City Council Honors Officers

Sep 04, 2018

Several police officers were honored at Tuesday’s night’s meeting of the Bartlesville City Council. The community suffered tragedies on August 18 and 19, both homicides. The City made it a point to honor the work done by police personnel and emergency responders. City Manager Mike ... read more »

Dewey School Board Approves Contracts, Discuss Policy

Sep 04, 2018

Dewey School Board members took action to approve activity fund sub accounts for the Ag Farm Deposits and the National Junior Honor Society Monday night. Two out of state trips for Dewey High School’s Key Club and FFA were approved on top of other things, too. Two contracts were approve ... read more »

Broken Arrow QuikTrip Robber Pleas Guilty

Sep 04, 2018

United States Attorney Trent Shores announces that Devon Deshon Thomas, 23, of Tulsa, pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbery of a Broken Arrow QuikTrip using coercion through force and fear. Thomas admitted to robbing a Broken Arrow QuikTrip on May 30, 2018.  Shortly after 3:30 a.m., two mask ... read more »

Washington Co. Free Fair Member Notes Saturday Changes

Sep 04, 2018

This years Washington County Free Fair will shake things up for its Saturday events. The indoor building at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Dewey will open at 11 a.m. and will remain open until 5 p.m. Fair Board Member Shannon Adcock says the schedule has slightly changed as well to incr ... read more »

OLLI to Host Fall Festival Party Sunday

Sep 04, 2018

Oklahoma Lifelong Learning Institute at Oklahoma State will teach DNA and genealogy at its Bartlesville site this month. Kay Little, author of I Am a Leaf Following Branches to Find My Tree, will teach the “Taproots: An Oral History Project” course with Betty Keim on Mondays start ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Domestic Abuse

Sep 04, 2018

A woman alerted two bystanders to report an alleged instance of domestic abuse. Ryan Crawford stood before a judge at the Washington County courthouse on Tuesday facing charges of domestic abuse, interrupting an emergency phone call and obstructing an officer for an incident that occurred on Mond ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Tased While Trying to Avoid Police

Sep 04, 2018

A man with a city warrant tried to avoid police but was eventually arrested after an officer deployed a taser. John King appeared at the Washington County Courthouse Tuesday facing charges of assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and methamphetamine possession during a police ... read more »

Senator Daniels, Paxton Attend Election Cybersecurity Conference

Sep 04, 2018

Legislators from several mid-America states recently met in Lincoln, Nebraska to examine the issue of election cybersecurity, voter registration system protection and other related issues.  State Senator Julie Daniels and Senator Lonnie Paxton were chosen by Senate President Pro Tempore Mike ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Appoint E911 Committee Member

Sep 04, 2018

The Nowata County commissioners appointed Susan Wesson to serve on the recently formed E911 board at Tuesday morning’s meeting. Wesson joins two other members that were previously appointed. Chairman Doug Sonenberg is still hoping to add members with fire or EMS experience to the board. ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners Approve Red Shirt Fridays

Sep 04, 2018

Bluestar Moms spokesman Brandi Taylor presents Red Shirt Fridays at the Washington County Commissioners meeting Tuesday. Taylor said that people that wear red on Fridays support men and women that have been deployed. She started selling Red Shirt Fridays shirts at her business, Rocking Cactus Des ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Investigate Alleged Domestic Incident

Sep 04, 2018

Bartlesville police are working to locate one of the parties in a domestic dispute Tuesday morning.  Captain Jay Hastings reports officers received a call at 7:42 on a disturbance in progress at an apartment complex near Choctaw and Fourth Street. The person calling said they had escaped the ... read more »