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8,000 Without Power in Bartlesville

Jul 21, 2019

A late-night severe storm on Sunday has cuased widespread power outage in Bartlesville. Public Service Company of Oklahoma is reported roughy 7,700 outages and Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative is reporting close to 1,000 outages. Hazards inlcude downed trees, limbs and debris on roads ar ... read more »

Northbound Lanes of Highway 75 Buckle

Jul 21, 2019

At around 5 o’ clock Sunday evening, the northbound lanes of highway 75 buckled between west 3900 and west 4000 road. Washington County Emergency Manager Kary Cox explains.  Cox said that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation is currently on the scene making repairs, but motori ... read more »

BAHM Presents: Delaware Tribe in the Cherokee Nation

Jul 20, 2019

The Bartlesville Area History Museum will host a program with Dr. Brice Obermeyer, a Delaware Tribe Historic Preservation officer, who will present an educational program examining the history of the Delaware Tribe, their lives, and their history in the Cherokee Nation. The program will be he ... read more »

OKM Music Wants to Give Ukuleles to Boys and Girls Club

Jul 19, 2019

In the past, OKM Music has brought violins and recorders to the Salvation Army through the Salvation Army Conservatory. Public Relation Director Brittney Berling said they hope to continue this in the future. She said they also want to do something like this for the Boys and Girls Club of Bar ... read more »

Real Estate, Oil and Gas Contract to be Discussed

Jul 20, 2019

A proposed oil and gas contract between the Washington County Assessor’s Office and Total Assessment Solutions Corporation through the Washington County Commissioners will be discussed on Monday. This is for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year. A resolution declaring surplus real estate in Washin ... read more »

Several Counties Under Heat Advisory

Jul 19, 2019

Several counties in Oklahoma including Washington, Osage and Nowata remain under heat advisory as scorching temperatures continue to cover the area. This hot weather trend is prevalent throughout the Midwest and even parts of the east coast. A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperat ... read more »

Gov. Stitt Wants Audit on Epic Charter Schools

Jul 19, 2019

Governor Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister have called for an investigative audit of Epic Charter School and all related entities in a letter submitted by Gov. Stitt to State Auditor Cindy Byrd. The audit request will involve a three-year look back on all previously issued a ... read more »

Cavalcade Has Plenty of Great Food Options

Jul 19, 2019

There aren't many sporting events that fans go to in which one of the main attractions is the food. Social Media Coordinator for the Cavalcade Rodeo in Pawhuska, Kaci Bute, says many people look forward to the food options that Cavalcade has to offer year after year.   The Cavalc ... read more »

Commissioners to Discuss Disaster Proclamation Monday Morning

Jul 19, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday morning at the Osage County Courthouse in Pawhuska for a regular scheduled meeting. Jerry Roberts will be at the meeting discussing the disaster proclamation that Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt granted Osage County for the storms that hi ... read more »

Local Election Deadlines Set for Friday at Midnight

Jul 19, 2019

Friday, July 19th is the last day for you to register to vote in two local elections. The voter registration deadline is for The Town of Ochelata Election and the Special Bartlesville School Election. Persons who have never been registered to vote before or who are registered but who need ... read more »

Phillips 66 Donation Funds Firefighter Radios

Jul 19, 2019

Bartlesville firefighters were recently equipped with new hand-held radios thanks to a donation from Phillips 66. The new radios replace the Bartlesville Fire Department’s aging devices, many of which had become obsolete. Fire Chief John Banks said they have been working for more th ... read more »

Bartlesville State of the Schools Luncheon Approaches

Jul 19, 2019

The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation's biggest fundraiser is coming up. Executive Director Blair Ellis said the State of the Schools Luncheon is also important in creating advocates for local education. She said they wanted to increase engagement, and they want parents of current st ... read more »

Rep. Hern to Hold Field Hearing in Tulsa Next Monday

Jul 19, 2019

Oklahoma Representative Kevin Hern will host a field hearing on the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access. Chairman Andy Kim from New Jersey will also be in attendance. They will talk about “How Regulations Stifle Small Business Growth.” ... read more »

Sen. Lankford Tired of Government Shutdowns

Jul 19, 2019

U.S. Senator for Oklahoma James Lankford spoke on the Senate Floor this week about ways Congress can stop yet another government shutdown. He said he cannot support a debt ceiling that just raises the debt ceiling without any consideration about what they're going to do to actually pay of ... read more »

Fire at Family Dollar in Coffeyville

Jul 18, 2019

The cause of a fire at Coffeyville’s Family Dollar Thursday evening is under investigation.  Fire Captain Rex Reardon of the Coffeyville Fire Department says the cause of the fire is  undetermined at this time.   All Coffeyville units and off-duty fire personnel ... read more »