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BPS to Give Presentation on Vaping in Schools

May 06, 2019

Parents, district staff, and community members are invited to attend public presentations on students and vaping on Monday, May 13th. The presentation will take place at noon and again at 6:00 p.m. in the Hospitality Room of the Bruin Field House. District staff from Bartlesville High School, ... read more »

Single Vehicle Accident Leaves One in Poor Condition

May 06, 2019

A personal injury collision occurred Sunday afternoon on State Highway 11 approximately 4.5 miles north of Skiatook. 80-year-old Homer Foreman from Jacksonville, Texas was driving his 2006 Chevy Uplander southbound on Hwy 11 when his vehicle left the roadway. His vehicle then struck a tree. I ... read more »

Disinfectant Equipment May be Purchased on Monday

May 04, 2019

The Dewey Public Works Authority will convene and discuss a purchase for Dewey’s Wastewater Treatment Facility. A bid with Haynes Pump and Process for the purchase of a new ultra-violet disinfection system will be discussed by the Authority. City Manager Kevin Trease said in March that ... read more »

Commissioners to Consider Agreements, More Monday

May 04, 2019

A presentation and proclamation will be heard by the Washington County Commissioners Monday. The presentation and proclamation will be given by the Oklahoma Home and Community Education Organization of Washington County. A Juvenile Detention Services Agreements between the Commissioners and t ... read more »

Council to Amend Contract for Department Software

May 04, 2019

Action to approve an amended contract with Tyler Technologies will be discussed during the Bartlesville City Council meeting Monday. If approved, the Bartlesville Police Department will get new software modules in the amount of $644,339. Prior to the contract discussion, Police Chief Tracy Ro ... read more »

Council to Hold Public Hearing on Several Lots in Dewey

May 04, 2019

A public hearing will take place at the Dewey City Council meeting on Monday. The public hearing will be over the removal of the rear 50-feet of four lots in Dewey. The area would be replatted into one lot. The new lot has been requested to be zoned as a general industrial area. The lots impa ... read more »

Maximum Highway Allowance, More to be Discussed

May 04, 2019

The Osage County Commissioners will discuss and possibly take action to approve a resolution to adopt the “Revised Employee Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy Handbook.” The effective date, if approved, would be Thursday, May 16th. Discussion to sign a transfer of funds request withi ... read more »

Intoxicated Man Charged with Burglary

May 02, 2019

An intoxicated man allegedly committed a burglary in Bartlesville early on Wednesday morning. Shawn Nowlin appeared at the Washington County courthouse on Thursday facing charges of first degree burglary, damaging property and public intoxication. According to an affidavit, the victims report ... read more »

Sheriff Expresses Need for Quarter-Cent Sales Tax

May 03, 2019

The Washington County Commissioners approved an election proclamation and resolution this week to continue the County's quarter-cent sales tax. Sheriff Scott Owen said that no one likes taxes but he thought that the Commissioners were wise in their efforts to extend the tax. He said if th ... read more »

Joint Conference Committees Focus on Justice Reform

May 03, 2019

Bills revolving around mental health have been lobbied for in Joint Conference Committees at the Oklahoma State Capitol Building. This is part of on-going criminal justice reform in Oklahoma. District 11 House Representative Derrel Fincher said it comes as no surprise to the Oklahoma Legislat ... read more »

Nowata Boys and Girls Club Re-Opens

May 03, 2019

The Nowata Boys and Girls Club has re-opened after flooding closed the facility earlier this week. Nowata County Emergency Management confirmed that over five inches of rain fell in a four-hour period as a part of devastating storms that hit the area on Tuesday evening. Staff at the Boys and ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested on Methamphetamine Trafficking Charges

May 02, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested after a large amount of methamphetamine was found in his possession. Dusty Reagan stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing potential charges of amphetamine trafficking and possession of drug proceeds. According to an affidavit ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure

May 03, 2019

A Bartlesville man was arrested after exposing himself near Murphy’s Steak House and the United Grocery Store on Wednesday. William Cochran Jr. appeared before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse facing charges of indecent exposure and public intoxication. According to an affida ... read more »

Oklahoma Counties Could Get Money Back for Projects

May 03, 2019

The State of Oklahoma’s budget has been discussed at great lengths this week. District 10 House Representative Judd Strom said the buzz in the halls at the Capitol has focused on who is going to budge first. He said the Senate and the House had close budget numbers on everything. Th ... read more »

BHS Physical Altercation Leads to a Temporary Arrest

May 03, 2019

A brawl involving five Bartlesville High School students leads to the temporary arrest of a parent. Site Principal LaDonna Chancellor said Friday that the fight between five BHS girls occurred on Tuesday during the lunch hour. She said the parent came to the high school when they were asking ... read more »