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Inhofe, Lankford Thank Trump for Pardoning Behenna

May 07, 2019

Oklahoma Senators James Lankford and Jim Inhofe issued statements on President Donald Trump’s signing an Executive Grant of Clemency for former Army First Lieutenant Michael Behenna. Sen. Lankford Tuesday said he is grateful that the long road for Michael Behenna and his family has fina ... read more »

Disinfectant System Purchased by Dewey Public Works

May 06, 2019

A $65,673 purchase was approved at Monday night's Dewey Public Works Authority meeting. The bid from Haynes Pump and Process was accepted for the purchase of a new ultra-violet disinfection system. Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease said they used the old system as long as they could, bu ... read more »

Dewey City Council Tables Item to Review Lots, Plans

May 06, 2019

A vote to approve an ordinance for a lot split of four lots in the City of Dewey was tabled Monday night. Ward 1 City Councilman Wayne Sell made the motion to table the item. He said it was only fair to look into the request, the plans and the lots further based on the concerns of the citizen ... read more »

Council Honors Police Officers

May 06, 2019

Several members of the law enforcement community were recognized at Monday night’s meeting of the Bartlesville City Council. The council started by reading a declaration for National Police Week which is set for May 12-18th. Next, Chief Tracy Roles presented Officer Ben Hollander with a ... read more »

Alleged Ramona Murderer Arraigned

May 06, 2019

A man accused in an early April murder in Ramona appeared in Washington County court on Monday. Daniel Lee Hines saw his bond set at $1,000,000 on a charge of first degree murder. According to an affidavit, Hines claims that he shot 58-year-old Robert Brown six or seven times with .22 caliber ... read more »

Former Nowata Jailer Accused in Rape of Inmate

May 06, 2019

A former Nowata County Jailer is being accused of sexually assaulting an inmate. 30-year-old Cody Lowen is being charged with first-degree forcible sodomy and rape by instrumentation, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Nowata County Undersheriff Jason McClain says that L ... read more »

City-County Emergency Council Holds Annual Review

May 06, 2019

The joint City-County Emergency Management Council held its annual review on Monday night. Washington Emergency Management Director Kary Cox spoke to the panel comprised of the five Bartlesville city councilman and three Washington County Commissioners. Cox updated the panel on the emergency ... read more »

Pawhuska Seniors Honored at Council Meeting

May 06, 2019

The Pawhuska City Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening at City Hall and it was the first one for Councilwoman Jourdan Foran, who defeated Steve Holcombe in a run-off election in May.   At the meeting, it was determined that Mark Buchanan would be elected to th ... read more »

County Commissioners Adopt New Drug Testing Policy

May 06, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska.   The Commissioners signed a resolution to adopt a revised drug and alcohol testing policy involving county employees. This policy will go into effect next Thur ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Domestic Abuse

May 06, 2019

On Wednesday, April 10, an officer was dispatched to the 200 Block of North Bucy in Bartlesville in regards to a domestic abuse altercation.   Upon arrival, the officer found the female victim with several bruises on her forearm and a scab on her left elbow. The victim stated that th ... read more »

BPS Teacher Appreciation Week Takes Off

May 06, 2019

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and the Bartlesville Public Schools District is honoring its teachers. On Tuesday, May 7th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., a BHS Retirement Reception will be held for several retiring teachers. The reception will be held at the Freshman Academy Conference Center ... read more »

Inaugural Block Party a Success for the Community

May 06, 2019

The Bartlesville Public Library joined forces with the Bartlesville Police and Fire Departments over the weekend. The combined groups held their inaugural Block Party. Library Director Shellie McGill said the event was a success. McGill said they want to make this an annual affair. The three ... read more »

Commissioners Approve Inter-Local Agreement Monday

May 06, 2019

An inter-local agreement with the City of Dewey and the Washington County Commissioners was approved on Monday morning. Chairman Mitch Antle of the Washington County Commissioners said the agreement regards the 2,640 feet of Durham Road used for hauling asphalt during the Deer Creek Project. ... read more »

History Museum to Reminisce on Area Schools

May 06, 2019

Kay Little of "Little History Adventures" will present the educational program “Gone but not Forgotten, Washington County Schools” at the Bartlesville Area History Museum on May 29th. The brown bag event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the museum, located on the f ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Declare Surplus Items

May 06, 2019

The Nowata County Commissioners declared several items as surplus during Monday morning’s meeting. Most items declared were power tools that were on the inventory but could not be located. In the unfinished business portion of the meeting the commissioners tabled a resolution regarding ... read more »