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First Medicaid Raise in a Decade to be Considered

Aug 31, 2018

Oklahoma providers who treat patients covered by Medicaid may soon get their first pay rate increase in nearly a decade.   The Oklahoman reports that the Oklahoma Health Care Authority announced Wednesday it's considering raising rates paid to providers. The authority administers ... read more »

Shots Fired at Hotel Leads to Police Response

Aug 31, 2018

Officers respond to a call about gunshots fired inside a Bartlesville hotel Wednesday night. According to an affidavit, officers attempted to make contact with the occupants in room 117 with no luck. The hotel manager then got keys to the room so officers could check the welfare of the occupants. ... read more »

Museum Pursues Project to Benefit Oklahoma Kids

Aug 31, 2018

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum wants to improve their STEM program to encourage kids to choose a life in aviation. Museum Executive Director Tonya Blansett says that 26-thousand students visited the museum last year and they can only take a maximum of 100 students a day. That has led the muse ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested in Shooting Incident

Aug 31, 2018

A man was shot in the hand after confronting a Bartlesville man who was stalking his girlfriend. Austin Lawrence stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse facing a felony charge of shooting with intent to kill for an incident that occurred on Thursday afternoon. According to an ... read more »

Tracy Roles Hired as New Chief of Police

Aug 30, 2018

The City of Bartlesville announced through a press release Thursday that Tracy Roles has been hired as the new Bartlesville Police Chief. Roles, the current police chief in Anadarko, Oklahoma was the top candidate out of more than 30 people who interviewed for the position after Tom Holland r ... read more »

Recent Threat Heightens Security for Bartlesville Schools

Aug 30, 2018

In light of the recent threat made by a student in the Bartlesville School District Wednesday, Bartlesville’s Safe and Healthy Schools Coordinator Kerry Ickleberry says school officials have increased security. The Bartlesville student that made the threat against the school system was arre ... read more »

Game Bird Management Focus for Free Field Days

Aug 30, 2018

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will host an event at the John Dahl Wildlife Management Area in Osage County to improve game bird populations. The Dove, Quail and Pheasant Management Field Day will be held on Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch will be provided for those who ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged for Domestic Abuse

Aug 30, 2018

Events that took place on Aug. 29 lead a Bartlesville man to stand before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse. According to affidavit, Donald Medlock Jr. started yelling and cussing at a victim that didn’t want to “fool around” with him. The victim then stated that she g ... read more »

Utica Square Bank Robber Pleas Guilty

Aug 30, 2018

United States Attorney Trent Shores says 37-year-old Mark Jones of Sapulpa pleas guilty in federal court Thursday morning for his actions in a Tulsa bank robbery in July. Jones entered the Commerce Bank located at Utica Square in Tulsa where he wore a mask and brandished a 9 mm pistol. He the ... read more »

Ochelata Couple Charged with Burglary

Aug 30, 2018

An Ocheleta couple was arrested after unlawfully entering a home and taking multiple items. Jeffrey Highfield and Ashley Highfield each appeared in front of a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing second degree burglary charges. According to an affidavit, a man came by ... read more »

Chamber Hosts Legislators for Tournament

Aug 30, 2018

Businessmen joined current and former local legislators Thursday for the annual Chamber Legislative Golf Tournament at Adams Golf Course.  Former State Representative, Mike Wilt hosts the event started by then State Representative Jim Dunlap.  Wilt is happy that the weather was good for ... read more »

Man Faces Three Charges in Domestic Abuse Case

Aug 29, 2018

A deputy sheriff responds to dispatch referencing to a report of a physical assault in Bartlesville leading a 44-year-old man to stand before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Wednesday. According to an affidavit, the victim in the case says her boyfriend John Jeffery Thomas returned ... read more »

Student Arrested After Making Threat

Aug 30, 2018

A Bartlesville student was arrested after they made a threat against the school system.  Bartlesville police sargeant Robert Boles confirms the student made the threat and other students overheard what they said.  He says the threat report came in after school hours.   Poli ... read more »

The Education Vote Showed its Power in the Primary

Aug 30, 2018

A pro-education movement that led to a statewide teacher walkout in the spring barreled through Oklahoma's primary election this year and knocked six more GOP legislators out of office.  All six of the Republican House members who lost their jobs in Tuesday's primary runoff voted aga ... read more »

Gentner Drummond Concedes Runoff

Aug 29, 2018

Tulsa attorney Gentner Drummond is conceding the Republican nomination for Oklahoma attorney general after a bruising runoff with incumbent Mike Hunter.   Drummond conceded Wednesday after unofficial results from Tuesday's primary runoff election showed Hunter leading by fewer th ... read more »