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Bartlesville Groups to Meet with Commissioner Mulready

Jan 08, 2020

Glen Mulready, Oklahoma’s Insurance Commissioner, will be in Bartlesville next Thursday, Jan. 16th. Jude’s Health and Java House will host Commissioner Mulready for “Coffee with a Commissioner” that day at 9:00 a.m. The cafe is located at 2503 SE Washington Boulevard i ... read more »

Oklahoma's U-S Lawmakers Respond to Iranian Missile Strikes

Jan 08, 2020

Soon, after it was learned that Iran launched missile strikes at US and NATO bases in Iraq Tuesday, we reached out to Senators Inhofe and Lankford and Congressmen Lucas and Hern for comments. Here are their responses as of last night: Senator Inhofe tells us he has been briefed and is get ... read more »

Sheriff's Office Searches for Wanted Sex Offender

Jan 08, 2020

A wanted fugitive is being sought by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. 39-year-old Edward Joseph Ellis Jr. is said to have an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says that Ellis Jr. has failed to register as a sex offender, he ha ... read more »

Dewey is Still Waiting for Children at Play Signs

Jan 08, 2020

At the beginning of September 2019, a citizen at a Dewey City Council meeting expressed some concern about cars driving too fast in her neighborhood. The area where the alleged speeding has occurred is in the north and south 100 Blocks of Wyandotte Avenue in Dewey. There was also some concern ... read more »

Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Receipt of Child Porn

Jan 07, 2020

A Skiatook man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Tuesday to attempted receipt of child pornography. Corey Daniel Vessar, 31, is the final defendant to enter a guilty plea in the Northern District of Oklahoma after being arrested as a result of Operation Independence Day, a month-long oper ... read more »

REPORT: State Using Money Raised from Gaming to Defend Against Lawsuit Brought by Tribes

Jan 07, 2020

Gov. Kevin Stitt is using funds generated by tribal fees to pay for a law firm to defend him in a lawsuit brought by three of the state’s largest gaming tribes over whether the state's Model Gaming Compact has expired according to his spokeswoman, Donelle Harder. Three tribes have s ... read more »

Commissioners Approve Rental Agreement for Parking

Jan 07, 2020

A rental parking agreement for five parking spaces from First Presbyterian Church was approved by the Washington County Commissioners on Monday. District 1 Commissioner Mitch Antle said these spots are currently held by five staff members at the Court Clerk's Office. He said they will tak ... read more »

NWS: Fire Weather Watch Posted for Wednesday

Jan 07, 2020

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. * AFFECTED AREA...In Oklahoma, Osage, Washington, Nowata, Pawnee, Tulsa, Rogers, and Creek counties. * WIND...South 20 TO 30 mph with gusts to 35 ... read more »

Adams Lane Closures to Help Facilitate Project

Jan 07, 2020

Micah Siemers, Bartlesville’s Director of Engineering, on Tuesday said lane closures in the 300 block of Adams Boulevard will facilitate work on the Downtown Storm Sewer Improvement project currently underway in the area. Westbound lanes on Adams Boulevard between the Bartlesville Commu ... read more »

Ocheleta Felon Charged with Firearm Possession

Jan 07, 2020

An Ocheleta man was arrested after being pulled over for driving on a suspended license. William Young Sr. was also in possession of a Ruger LCP .380 firearm in his vehicle. Young has felony convictions in Washington County in 2000, 2009 and 2013. Two of which were violent. Oklahoma Felons are no ... read more »

Crime Down 30-Percent in the City of Bartlesville

Jan 07, 2020

Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles has provided crime numbers for 2019 compared to the numbers from 2018. The overall numbers suggest that there was just under a 31-percent reduction in crime in the City of Bartlesville. Chief Roles did admit that the first quarter of 2019 did make him ner ... read more »

Bartlesville Business Buzz

Jan 07, 2020

The city of Bartlesville has recently welcomed a developer and a combo restaurant business--both at the site of the old Kmart property at the intersection of Frank Phillips Blvd and US 75 --with monetary incentives. In October of 2019, The Bartlesville City Council moved to accept the recomme ... read more »

Donaldson Bound Over in 2018 Burglary Case

Jan 07, 2020

A preliminary hearing was held at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday for Terry Donaldson Jr. On top of first degree murder charges, Donaldson is also being charged with burglary and attempted robbery with a weapon for an incident that occurred prior to the alleged murder of Gregg Meidl. ... read more »

Trade Between Dewey Fire, Caney Still on the Table

Jan 07, 2020

Dewey Fire Chief Chad Schueler made an appearance at the Dewey City Council meeting on Monday night with a trade in mind. It was at this time that Chief Schueler asked about putting the trade of tanker trucks with the Caney Fire Department in Kansas on the Council’s next agenda. There w ... read more »

High Fire Danger in the Forecast for Wednesday

Jan 07, 2020

A high fire threat is in the forecast for your Wednesday, and Kary Cox, the Director for Washington County Emergency Management, is asking you to use caution. The fire spread rate is one of the biggest concerns. Cox said fire spread rates will be anywhere between 150 to 300 feet per minute on ... read more »