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Senator Lankford Publishes Latest Federal Fumbles

Mar 07, 2019

Oklahoma's Senator James Lankford has released the fourth volume of his annual Federal Government waste book, Federal Fumbles.  Lankford says the publication outlines ways that the Federal government dropped the ball when it comes to the wise use of taxpayer dollars.    ... read more »

Driver Critically Injured in Nowata County Accident

Mar 06, 2019

A Pryor man was flown to Tulsa's St. John Hospital as a result of a Wednesday morning accident east of Nowata.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 33 year-old Laramie Wildermuth was driving his truck westbound on County Road 24 from County Road 416 just after 9 o'clock when his Silv ... read more »

Montgomery County Sheriff has Court Date

Mar 06, 2019

Montgomery County Shreiff Bobby Dierks was scheduled to appear in District Court in Independence this afternoon facing two charges of attempting to intefere with an investigation brought by a special prosecutor.  Dierks did not appear in court for the hearing but was represernted by an attor ... read more »

Staffing Issues Among Concerns at Nowata Jail

Mar 06, 2019

Over the past few days Bartlesville Radio has chronicled several issues with the Nowata County Jail including complications from last week’s carbon monoxide leak and structural problems with the century-old building. Several issues have also stemmed from the lack of staff at the jail. N ... read more »

City May Look Into Car Charging Station Possibilities

Mar 06, 2019

Ward 2 City Councilman Paul Stuart says the City of Bartlesville is working on a survey for downtown parking and roadways. He said they will probably redo most of the streets next year, which is why they are looking at the parking situation downtown. The City of Bartlesville is looking at the par ... read more »

RSU to Host Elevate Young Adult Summit Again

Mar 06, 2019

Rogers State University in Claremore will hold another Elevate Young Adult Summit this summer. This is an annual event envisioned in 2009 by the members of the Governor's Council for Economic and Workforce Development and Leadership of the Northeast Workforce Board. They focus on presenting c ... read more »

Grant Aides Osage County Sheriff's Office

Mar 06, 2019

The Osage County Sheriff's Office received a $42,000 grant from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and Sheriff Eddie Virden says this will allow more deputies to be on patrol. Virden says this is something that was much needed for Osage County. Deputies are already out patrolling.&nbs ... read more »

Bartlesville Assisted Living, Memory Care Celebrated

Mar 06, 2019

Green Country Village is celebrating the 20th anniversary of assisted living and memory care this year. Residency Coordinator Casey Williams said Wednesday that they are excited and pleased to have this service last as long as it has for Bartlesville's senior citizens.   Now, 20 ... read more »

Chief Roles to Offer Rides on St Patricks Day

Mar 06, 2019

Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles will offer rides on St. Patrick’s Day weekend to ensure everyone stays lucky this year. Chief Roles said Wednesday that he will be giving rides home to anyone who has consumed too much alcohol on the holiday – no questions asked.   Ch ... read more »

Citizen Police Academy Coming to Bartlesville

Mar 06, 2019

The Bartlesville Police Department is taking applications for any citizen interested in attending the Citizen Police Academy. The first class is scheduled for Aug. 20 and applications will be accepted through July. This gives anyone interested an opportunity to learn more about law enforcement an ... read more »

Ocheleta Woman Charged with Domestic Abuse

Mar 05, 2019

An Ocheleta woman was charged in a domestic incident that took place on Monday. Melissa Pirtle appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday facing a misdemeanor count of domestic abuse stemming from the incident. According to an affidavit, Pirtle’s boyfriend alleged that she ... read more »

Sewer, Storm Drain Projects Begin

Mar 06, 2019

Water Utilities Director Terry Lauritsen said work began recently on a sanitary sewer project that is expected to impact parking at the Bartlesville Community Center. Additionally, a major storm water drainage project is set to begin in the area later this month. Work on the sanitary sewer instal ... read more »

Montgomery County Sheriff Facing Charges

Mar 05, 2019

Montgomery County Sheriff, Bobby Dierks is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday to face criminal charges that have been filed against him by a special prosecutor.  According to the Montgomery County Chronicle, Dierks is facing two charges for attempting to interfere with an invest ... read more »

Medical Marijuana Unity Bill Moves to Senate Floor

Mar 05, 2019

The Senate Rules Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to send the legislation known as the Unity Bill to the full Senate for approval. Sen. Julie Daniels said House Bill 2612 has already been approved by the House. She said it creates the safety and regulatory framework necessary for Oklahoma&rsqu ... read more »

Nowata County Left with Few Solutions for Jail

Mar 05, 2019

The Nowata County Jail has been topic of controversy due to recent developments. Those include a carbon monoxide leak at the facility last Thursday that forced jail inmates to be evacuated and sent to Washington County for holding for the near future. Nowata County Sheriff Terry sue Barnett state ... read more »