Heat No Issue For Marching Contest

Sep 26, 2017

Despite a huge crowd, stifling heat, and high humidity, a cooperative effort between Oologah Paramedics, Oologah-Talala Schools and other agencies kept health impacts to a minimum from Saturday’s Oologah Marching Band Contest. OTEMS director Kelly Deal, says the success of the effort h ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Domestic Abuse

Sep 25, 2017

A domestic disturbance over the weekend led to the arrest of a Bartlesville man. Bryce Ray stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse. According to an affidavit, Ray became frustrated after learning that his girlfriend had ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Struggling With Budget

Sep 25, 2017

The Nowata Commissioners are continuing to struggle with budget issues for the sheriff’s office. Many sides were heard during a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning. Sheriff Sandy Hadley voiced her concerns about the future of her deputies amid rumors of potential layoffs comin ... read more »

2017 Teaching Rankings

Sep 25, 2017

Oklahoma is ranked among the worst states for teachers according to a recent study by WalletHub. The company, who does these studies regularly, has Oklahoma as the 42nd best state for teachers, which is down from previous years, like 2014 when they were 39th. According to the study, Oklahoma ... read more »

Kennedy Building Sale Void

Sep 25, 2017

Last month, the Kennedy Building in Pawhuska sold at auction, hosted by Chupps Auction Company, to Jay A. Mitchell II for $232,000. The building was expected to close by the end of September, however as of Monday morning that is no longer the case. District #2 Commissioner Darren McKinney announc ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners

Sep 25, 2017

The Washington County Commissioners met at their weekly meeting on Monday morning where their agenda was relatively short. The commissioners approved that October 8-14 will be RxESPONSIBLE Week. They also approved several forms related to ongoing projects.  In the Commissioners' Repo ... read more »

To Stand or Not to Stand

Sep 25, 2017

With all the talk regarding our National Anthem, it might be important to remind you that the topic of conduct during the playing is covered by a Federal Statute.   Title 36 Section 301 of the U. S. Code says during a rendition of the national anthem—   (1) when the flag i ... read more »

Bartlesville School Board Schedules Tuesday Session

Sep 25, 2017

The Bartlesville School Board will take action on two items Tuesday night.  The board plans to approve the estimate of needs for the fiscal year and to approve a change order in the amount of more than 11 thousand dollars for work at Custer Stadium as part of the renovation project.   ... read more »

Legislators Begin Special Sesssion

Sep 25, 2017

The Oklahoma Legislature is headed back to the state Capitol for a special legislative session to fill a $215 million shortfall in the state budget and look for long-term solutions to the state's chronic budget shortfalls.   Gov. Mary Fallin scheduled Monday's special session ... read more »

K-Life To Hold Open House

Sep 23, 2017

Bartlesville KLIFE will be holding an open house party on Tuesday from 5-to-6:30 p.m. to show off the transformation of their property at 714 Delaware Avenue, which was renovated with money raised from the Fortify Tomorrow campaign. The house was built in 1912 across from Central Middle Schoo ... read more »

Police Make Arrest

Sep 23, 2017

Several police officers responded to an incident right next to our station here in Bartlesville on Friday afternoon. According to Police Captain Jay Hastings, one person was taken into custody. We will have more information as it becomes available. ... read more »

BDA Settles With Rabin

Sep 21, 2017

The Bartlesville Development Authority has reached a settlement agreement on two lawsuits filed by Joel Rabin. The lawsuits dealt with the Silver Lake Village Project, and were both filed earlier this year. According to David Wood, "The allegation is highly misleading. During the initial ass ... read more »

Circuit Bus Still Running

Sep 22, 2017

In 2012 the Circuit Bus was started as a form of public transportation to help residents get around town. The bus would make 8 loops a day, and eventually would be connected with The Grand Gateway and become Pelivan Transit. Recently, due to budget cuts, Grand Gateway became unable to continu ... read more »

Hansche Waived Trial Rights

Sep 20, 2017

The mother of a four-year-old girl that was murdered in 2015 has waived her right for a trial earlier this week on child neglect charges. Courtney Le'Ann Hansche will next appear on this matter in front of District Judge Curtis Delapp on October 17. A jury already found Hansche's boyf ... read more »

Nowata County Road Closed

Sep 22, 2017

US 169 was closed for a couple of hours on Friday Morning. The Northbound lane had an overturned Fed-Ex semi-trailer in the roadway. The accident happened just north of Nowata at County Road 19. No injuries were reported. The road has since been re-opened. (Photo by Brandy Campbel ... read more »