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Tulsa Man Sentenced To Life In Prison

Dec 05, 2016

A Tulsa man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after being found guilty of fatally shooting a recent high school graduate at a traffic light.   The Tulsa World reports that District Judge William LaFortune sentenced 19-year-old Hao Trung Le Friday in the 2015 death of Cr ... read more »

Governor Fallin Extends Insure Oklahoma Plan

Dec 05, 2016

The federal government will continue for another year to fund an Oklahoma program that uses a combination of state tobacco tax revenue and federal Medicaid money to help provide health insurance coverage for nearly 20,000 low-income Oklahoma workers.   Governor Mary Fallin announced on F ... read more »

Downtown Tulsa Fire

Dec 05, 2016

Two people suffered minor injuries after a large fire broke out at a commercial building in downtown Tulsa.   Firefighters say the blaze erupted at the 20,000-square-foot structure at about 7 a.m. Saturday northeast of downtown. Images from television showed thick smoke billowing high in ... read more »

Special Correctional Facilities Authority Meeting

Dec 05, 2016

The Correctional Facilities Authority held a special meeting this morning in the Comissioners’ Meeting Room at 10. In the brief meeting the authority approved a request for a draft of the Washington County Correctional Facilities Authority Financial Statements and Independent Auditor’ ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners

Dec 05, 2016

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met at their regularly scheduled meeting. Because it was the first of the month, the meeting was held at 9 in the morning as opposed to 9:30. The commissioners awarded Bid Number 16-07 to Gilkey's Cleaning Services. The bid was for Washington C ... read more »

Commissioners Discuss E-911

Dec 05, 2016

The Nowata County Commissioners spent Monday morning going over the proposed E-9-1-1 program.  Grand Gateway representative Ed Crone told the commissioners to contact a consultant to get the county ready for the program.  Grand Gateway has the funds to distribute to Nowata County to get ... read more »

Council Members to Take Oath of Office

Dec 05, 2016

Five members of the Bartlesville City Council will take the oath of office tonight at 7.  The new council will choose a mayor and vice-mayor before conducting business on other topics.  The agenda calls for a public hearing to assess progress on a Community Development Block Grant Small ... read more »

Sunday's 3.9 Earthquake

Dec 05, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 3.9 magnitude earthquake has struck northern Oklahoma. There were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage. The USGS says the epicenter of the earthquake Sunday night was about 9 miles east of Pawnee. The quake was as far north as the souther ... read more »

Washington County Board to Act on Contracts

Dec 05, 2016

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will take action on a bid for janitorial services for the county health department this morning.  The agenda also calls for action on a modification to an agreement concerning a road and bridge project east of Dewey.  This morning's meeti ... read more »

Reception to Honor City Council Members

Dec 05, 2016

You are invited to a reception tonight at 6 in the First Floor Conference room at Bartlesville City Hall.  The event will give you an opportunity to publicly honor outgoing city council members Ted Lockin and Tom Gorman for their years of service on the council and to welcome Alan Gentges an ... read more »

Cooler Temperatures are Ahead

Dec 04, 2016

Cooler temperatures and a chance for snow showers are forecast for eastern Oklahoma next week. The National Weather Service says rain chances will end early Sunday and return to western Arkansas and parts of eastern Oklahoma by Monday. A strong cold front will pass through the region by Wedne ... read more »

Man Injured in Sunday Morning Accident

Dec 04, 2016

A Bartlesville man is in Tulsa's St. Johns Hospital as a result of injuries he suffered in a Sunday morning accident on Silver Lake Road just west of the Bartlesville City Limits.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports a car with bald tires driven by 45 year-old Lori May of Stroud was nort ... read more »

Part of U. S. 60 Closed Due to Accident

Dec 03, 2016

A Washington County portion of U. S. 60 was closed for roughly half an hour Saturday night.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol closed the eastbound part of the highway from 6:30 to 6:55 at County Road 4020.  The OHP has not yet issued a report of the accident. ... read more »

Wet Pavement Doesn't Dampen Bartlesville Parade

Dec 03, 2016

Wet pavement and misting rain didn't dampen Saturday night's Bartlesville Christmas parade.  While there were some of the more than one hundred entries that didn't show up and only two of the expected four bands marched youngsters of all ages turned out to watch the parade proces ... read more »

Bartlesville's Kiwanis Plans to Have a Christmas Parade

Dec 03, 2016

Bartlesville's Kiwanis Club wants you to know that they will make every effort to present a Christmas parade.  Club President, Karen Wilson says they will wait as long a possible to make any weather-related decision that needs to be made.  If the Kiwanis has to cancel or postpon ... read more »