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Seven Year-Old Donates to Police Department

May 28, 2016

Seven-year-old entrepreneur Koby Pierce is doing his part to help fund the Bartlesville Police Department’s K-9 program.  Pierce donated 10 percent of the profit made from his gumball machine to the Bartlesville Police Department on Thursday.  The machine is located in the Paint ... read more »

White Rose Cemetery to Observe Memorial Day

May 27, 2016

The City of Bartlesville will observe Memorial Day on Monday.  Members of The American Legion Post 105, the American Heritage Association, the Blue Star Mothers and the Patriot Guard Riders will join local elected officials at White Rose Cemetery for the observance at 9 o'clock. Memo ... read more »

Bartlesville Class of 2016 Receives Diplomas

May 27, 2016

370 Bartlesville High School students donned caps and gowns Friday night and graduated as the Class of 2016.  School officials had an eye to the weather and started commencement about 15 minutes early and by the time the graduates turned their tassels there were reports of thunderstorms in c ... read more »

Pawhuska High School Graduation

May 27, 2016

49 Pawhuska students received their high school degrees Friday evening at High School Fieldhouse.  A packed arena witnessed the event.  Valedictorian Karissa Hughes presented her thoughts about moving on in life. You can hear the re-broadcast of the graduation this morning at 9 o&# ... read more »

Robert Bates Attorney Receives Regretful Letter

May 27, 2016

An attorney for a former Oklahoma reserve deputy convicted of second-degree murder in the death of an unarmed man has submitted a letter from a juror who expressed regret.      The Tulsa World reports that Robert Bates' attorney filed letters of support Friday. They i ... read more »

State House Passes Budget and Adjourns

May 27, 2016

 The Oklahoma House has passed and sent to the governor a $6.8 billion budget for the upcoming year, the last major piece of legislation in the 2016 Oklahoma Legislature. The House voted 52-45 Friday for a general appropriations bill for the fiscal year that begins July 1.  House Appr ... read more »

Cherokee Nation Donation

May 27, 2016

The Cherokee Nation donated $195,000 to eight northeast Boys & Girls Clubs on Thursday. Among the eight benefactors, Bartlesville has the third largest enrollment. The Cherokee Nation donated   $21, 908.66 to the Bartlesville organization. Tribal Council Speaker Joe Byrd says the Boys &a ... read more »

Crawford Make Second Court Appearance

May 27, 2016

A Bartlesville man made his second court appearance this week facing three charges.  28-year old Erin Samuel Crawford is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, and tapering with a security camera.  Bartlesville police served a search warrant at a home i ... read more »

Virden Preliminary Hearing Set

May 27, 2016

A Bartlesville man who is accused of leading Bartlesville police officers on a high speed chase last month, has a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 9th.  39-year old Arthur Chad Virden is charged with eluding, running of road block, knowingly withholding stolen property, knowingly conce ... read more »

EOI Elimination

May 27, 2016

The Oklahoma Senate has given the approval to pass a bill that will remove end of instruction exams in Oklahoma public schools. Senate Education Chair, and State Senator, John Ford presented the bill on Wednesday. Ford says the bill will save more than just money for public schools. The bill ... read more »

Bartlesville High School Has Backup Plans for Commencement

May 27, 2016

Bartlesville High School's Graduation Ceremony is slated to begin at 8 tonight, but with the possibility of thunderstorms in the forecast, school officials have made arrangements for an indoor commencement ceremony if needed. Graduation will be held in Custer Stadium if all goes well, but ... read more »

Officials Establish Storm Contigency Plan for Graduation

May 27, 2016

Bartlesville High School's Graduation Ceremony is slated to begin at 8 tonight, but with the possibility of thunderstorms in the forecast, school officials have made arrangements for an indoor commencement ceremony if needed. Graduation will be held in Custer Stadium if all goes well, but ... read more »

House Yet to Pass Budget

May 27, 2016

The Oklahoma Legislature is meeting for its final day of the regular session with one big-ticket item left on the agenda - passage of a $6.8 billion budget bill to fund state government for the upcoming fiscal year. The Senate approved the general appropriations bill Wednesday, but the Hou ... read more »

City to Observe Memorial Day Holiday

May 27, 2016

City of Bartlesville offices will be closed on Monday in honor of Memorial Day.  That means that trash collection for Monday routes is set for Wednesday.  Public works direcdtor, Keith Henry says if you normally have your trash picked up on Mondays you be serviced on Wednesday next week ... read more »

Representative Sears Calls Accusation Inaccurate

May 27, 2016

Social media has put a figuarative target on State Representative Earl Sears.  A post from Oklahoma Source shows Sears's official photograph with a big yellow arrow pointing to his face.  It criticizes the state's funding shortage, and the accompanying road and school funding pr ... read more »