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Bartlesville Man Arrested For Robbery

Apr 24, 2014

A one million dollar bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and took her cell phone.  31-year old Joshua Lee Howell is charged with first degree robbery, breaking and entering a home without permission, domestic abuse assault and batter ... read more »

Drug Bust Leads To Arrest

Apr 24, 2014

A $250,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man after he was allegedly caught with drugs.  21-year old Dakota Scott Bricker is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of CDS.  Bartlesville police were called to investigate the incident at the Holiday Inn Express pa ... read more »

BPSD Job Fair Scheduled For Saturday

Apr 24, 2014

If you are a teacher in the area and needing a job, the Bartlesville Public School District will be hosting a job fair this Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at Bartlesville High School Fine Arts Center.  The job fair will be to recruit new teachers but also to recruit staff members.  ... read more »

Weekend Weather Possible

Apr 24, 2014

Multiple rounds of severe weather are in the forecast for much of Oklahoma through the weekend. A line of thunderstorms packing high winds and large hail was moving through western Oklahoma Wednesday, and the Storm Prediction Center said the state was at a slight risk for severe weather. For ... read more »

Education Funding Bill Clears Senate

Apr 23, 2014

A plan to eventually boost public school funding in Oklahoma by $600 million each year has cleared the Oklahoma Senate, although the final details of the proposal still need to be negotiated.  The Senate voted 43-0 on Wednesday for the Securing Education Excellence Fund, which calls for an a ... read more »

House Passes Income Tax Cut

Apr 23, 2014

Legislation that would trim Oklahoma's personal income tax rate when state revenue increases has been approved by the state House.  House members voted 54-40 for the Senate-passed measure that is one of  Governor Mary Fallin's top goals for the 2014 Legislature. It now goes to F ... read more »

Changes In DOC May Impact County Jails

Apr 23, 2014

Sheriffs in rural Oklahoma counties are concerned about a plan to remove state inmates from their jails.  The sheriffs get reimbursed by the state to keep the prisoners and many count on the money to meet their budget.  Nowata County has a contract with the Department of Corrections to ... read more »

Changes Coming to Doenges Memorial Stadium

Apr 22, 2014

A change is coming to Bill Doenges Memorial Stadium, one that is both needed and nice to have, a new scoreboard. The current scoreboard was donated 16 years ago by Phillips Petroleum and Great Plains Coca-Cola. It has seen three World Series, American Legion State Tournament games, multiple regio ... read more »

Dewey Sees Sales Tax Increase

Apr 22, 2014

Dewey City Council met Monday evening and heard some good news from its City Manager. After spending much of the year with sales tax below what it was last year, the last two months have brought the City of Dewey back into the black. Kevin Trease, announced that sales tax for the previous month w ... read more »

BDC And BDA To Explore Joining As One Group

Apr 21, 2014

The Bartlesville City Council Monday night approved to authorize the Bartlesville Development Corporation to explore the opportunity to combine the BDC with the Bartlesville Development Authority.  The proposal would streamline operations and bring efficiencies to development efforts within ... read more »

School Test Glitches

Apr 21, 2014

For the second consecutive year, standardized testing for Oklahoma students has been disrupted, prompting state superintendent Janet Baressi to suspend all online testing for the day, Monday. Dewey and Nowata schools both report that they were affected while only 6th graders at Madison and Englis ... read more »

Charges Filed For Three People

Apr 21, 2014

Three people who were arrested last week on burglary and drug violations were back in Washington County District Court facing formal charges.  20-year old Brittny Dawn Sellers of Claremore, 24-year old Ryan Joshua Smith of Tulsa, and 44-year old Cher Leigh Nichols of Tulsa are charged with s ... read more »

Commissioners Apply Grant For Sheriff's Office

Apr 21, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners tabled the Bureau of Land Management/Business of Indian Affairs Environmental Impact Project for the second straight week.  Commissioner Tim Kilpatrick wanted to take no action because he thought the county didn't need the issue.  Kilpatrick's mot ... read more »

Elk Students of the Month Named

Apr 20, 2014

Bartlesville High School seniors Kelly Shelts and Dillon Graham have been named Elks Students of the Month for the month of April.  Shelts is the daughter of Cathy and Bart Shelts.  She is very involved with a variety of engineering programs and groups including Project Lead the Way, Fi ... read more »

City Officials Plan Two Meetings

Apr 20, 2014

The Bartlesville Education Authority will hear a report Monday night from Executive Director of Financial Services of Bartlesville Public Schools, Preston Burk.  Burk will report on the initial investment of the authority's funds that are part of the lease-purchase agreement approved by ... read more »

Senator Inhofe Remembers Murrah Anniversary

Apr 19, 2014

Senator Jim Inhofe took time to remember the 19th anniversary of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City.  The senator said the tragedy that took place in Oklahoma City 19 years ago has shaped the people and values of our state. Many Oklahomans had family members or fr ... read more »

Conservation Districts Schedule Elections

Apr 19, 2014

The Oklahoma Conservation Commission has announced Oklahoma's conservation districts will hold an election for the position of board member on the 87 local conservation district boards of directors across the state. Your local conservation district board is made up of five individuals who set ... read more »

Edwards Faces More Charges

Apr 18, 2014

A Bartlesville man who has a criminal history in Washington County faces more charges.  Tanner Christian Edwards is charged with possession of stolen property and knowingly receiving stolen property.  A worker from a jewelry store told the authorities that he purchased two rings from th ... read more »

Duffield Preliminary Hearing Set

Apr 18, 2014

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 29th for a Dewey man who allegedly threaten to kill his wife.  Floyd Dee Duffield, Jr. is charged with planning/conspire/endeavor to perform an act of violence.  According to a court affidavit, Duffield's wife told officers from the Washing ... read more »

Fallin Questions About Custody Dispute

Apr 18, 2014

Email correspondence shows that Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin sought to speak with advisers about repercussions with the Cherokee Nation as she considered intervening in a custody dispute involving a Cherokee girl.  Veronica was in the center of a custody battle between her biological father ... read more »

State House Passes Anti-Trafficking Bills

Apr 18, 2014

Three bills intended to toughen Oklahoma's human trafficking laws have been approved by the state House.      House members voted without opposition for a bill by Republican Representative Pam Peterson of Tulsa that ensures provisions of the Sex Offender Registration ... read more »

Leadership Bartlesville Visits Schools

Apr 18, 2014

The Bartlesville Public School District hosted members of the Leadership Bartlesville program on last week as part of Leadership Bartlesville Education Day. Education Day is a daylong event which allows Leadership Bartlesville class members to tour and learn more about various educational ent ... read more »

City Crews To Test And Flush Fire Hydrants

Apr 18, 2014

Beginning Tuesday, April 22nd, Bartlesville City Crews will be testing and flushing fire hydrants at two locations.  The Caney River going east to U.S. Highway 75 from Adams Blvd. to the Northern city limits.  The other location is U.S. Highway 75 going east to Bison Road from Tuxedo Bl ... read more »

Three People Arrested On Burglary and Drug Charges

Apr 17, 2014

A probable cause hearing took place Thursday afternoon in Washington County District Court for three people, who were arrested on burglary and drug charges.  The individuals arrested were 20-year old Brittny Dawn Sellers of Claremore, 24-year old Ryan Joshua Smith of Tulsa, and 44-year old C ... read more »

Income Tax Cut Debate

Apr 17, 2014

The Oklahoma House's top Democrat says critical state education and transportation needs coupled with declining tax revenue means the timing is not right to pass an income tax cut this year.  Democratic Leader Scott Inman of Oklahoma City made the comments shortly after the House adjourn ... read more »

Cherokees Honor Bartlesville Veteran

Apr 17, 2014

89 year-old Elmer Scullawl of Bartlesville received a medal and plaque from Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden on Monday, acknowledging his service to the country. Seaman Scullawl was born on Dec. 15, 1925, near Ochelata to Maggie and Richard Sc ... read more »

Elder Care Wins ONE Award

Apr 17, 2014

Bartlesville's Elder Care has earned the title of "Oklahoma's top Nonprofit". Elder Care was announced as the winner of the Charles Schusterman ONE Award for Excellence, which recognizes the top non-profit in the state based on its achievements, dedication to community and missi ... read more »

City To Offer Spring Clean-Up Program

Apr 16, 2014

The City of Bartlesville will be offering a spring clean-up program on April 26th through May 3rd.  Bartlesville residents may present a current City of Bartlesville water bill receipt at the Osage Landfill which will allow them to dispose unwanted goods.  Residential customers may take ... read more »

Education Leaders Want More Funding

Apr 16, 2014

Some Oklahoma public school teachers and school administrators have joined a group of House Democrats in calling for an increase in tax dollars spent on public education.  Educators and Democratic lawmakers gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday, about two weeks after thousands of teachers and ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Arrested For Child Endangerment

Apr 16, 2014

A Bartlesville woman was arrested for allegedly ran her car into a yard and appeared to be intoxicated.  27-year old Hannah Kathlyn Fonseca  is charged with child endangerment and DUI.  Bartlesville police were called to the 1900 block of Richmond where they found a blue car with a ... read more »

Nowata County Filings Set

Apr 16, 2014

Two Nowata County Commissioners seats will be up for grabs in the upcoming election.  Both seats will be decided in the June 24th primary.  Commissioner Curtis Barnes will face Democrat Kellis Pierce.  District Number three will have three Democrats.  Those are Bud Frost, Rich ... read more »

Peter's Ready to Move

Apr 15, 2014

A business that has been in downtown Dewey for nearly a century is beginning its move out. Peter's True Value has been at their location on Don Tyler for 97 years but Peter's has outgrown it. A new building, located just north of the high school, has been erected and owner Pat Hopkins say ... read more »

Nowata Schools To See Lunch Price Increase

Apr 14, 2014

Eating lunch at Nowata Public Schools will cost a little bit more next school year.  The Nowata School Board Monday night approved an increase in lunch prices for the 2014-2015 school year.  Elementary will go from $1.75 to $1.95.  Middle and High School will go from $2.25 to $2.45 ... read more »

Caney, Kansas Man Arrested On Assault Charge

Apr 14, 2014

A Caney, Kansas man is in custody after being arrested on a warrant for allegedly assaulting a man.  20-year old Samuel Jeffrey Watt is charged with assault with a deadly weapon.  According to a court affidavit, back in February, Dewey police were called to an apartment in the 100 block ... read more »

Commissioners Recognize 911 Education Week

Apr 14, 2014

Washington County Commissioners declared that Washington County will participate in National 911 Education Week, Since 1968, 911 has been established as the emergency code used throughout the United States. As part of their regular meeting, the Washington County Commissioners approved and signed ... read more »

Congressman Bridenstine Addresses Bartlesville Rotarians

Apr 14, 2014

First District Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine says he's happy that no one chose to oppose him in the November election.  That means Bridenstine will be able to continue representing the voters of his district rather than dividing his time between Congress and a re-election campaign ... read more »

Commissioners Approve Detention Service Contract

Apr 14, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning approved a detention service agreement for fiscal year 2014-2015.  The contract is from Sax and Fox Nation for $21.11 per child per day.  The commissioners tabled an environmental impact project from the federal government.  Officials ... read more »

Ward Named Officer of the Year

Apr 14, 2014

Bartlesville's Fraternal Order of Police named its 2014 Officer of the Year Friday night.  Chief of Police Tom Holland made the public announcement Monday morning on KWON's City Matters program.  This year's selectee is a native of Blackwell and received his Criminal Justice ... read more »

Sunday Storms Cause Some Damage

Apr 14, 2014

Strong thunderstorms brought heavy rains to parts of Oklahoma as the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Sunday evening for much of the eastern half of Oklahoma and portions southeast Kansas. The tornado watch was in effect until 8 o'clock last night. Oklahoma Department ... read more »

Local Races To Be Decided

Apr 12, 2014

Three of the eight local positions will be contested this fall. With the filing period over, two district judge races and one state representative race will be contested. The District 10 judge seat will be contested between incumbent John Kane of Pawhuska and Phil Best of Skiatook. The District 1 ... read more »

Washington County District One Race

Apr 12, 2014

One local seat will be contested in the polls. At the close of the filing period Friday, only the District 1 Washington County Commissioner's seat is in contention. Republicans Mitch Antle of Dewey and Pat Evans of Bartlesville both filed for election to the seat. Mike Dunlap will run unoppos ... read more »

Mullin Will Face Primary Opponent

Apr 12, 2014

Two Democrats and an independent have joined the race to represent the state's sprawling 2nd Congressional District.  Eighty-year-old Korean War veteran Earl Everett of Fort Gibson filed candidacy papers Friday as a Democrat. He ran for the seat two years ago and forced a runoff after th ... read more »

Bridenstine Goes Unopposed

Apr 12, 2014

First term Congressman Jim Bridenstine is among dozens of Oklahoma politicians who won't have to worry too much about launching a political campaign this season.  At the end of the three-day filing period on Friday, the 38-year-old Republican from Tulsa was among several candidates who d ... read more »

House To Vote On Funding Capitol Building

Apr 11, 2014

Many Oklahoma citizens have approached their representatives and asked to repair the State Capitol.  Nothing was being done on how to fund or start fixing the capitol.  The House will soon decide whether or not to approve a bond proposal to repair the Capitol.  During Friday's ... read more »

Gilkey Returns To Court

Apr 11, 2014

Continuation of the preliminary hearing for former Pawhuska High School Football Coach Scotty Ray Gilkey was heard yesterday morning in Osage County District Court. Gilkey is charged of felony embezzlement in connection with fraudulently appropriating approximately $2,500 between June and Novembe ... read more »

Wind Farm Tabled

Apr 11, 2014

The Pawhuska-Osage County Board of Adjustment held a public meeting last night at the Osage County Fairgrounds Agricultural Building before voting to table a decision on a wind mill farm until May 8th. Of the more than one hundred concerned citizens that attended last night's meeting, the boa ... read more »

City To Host Home Owners Workshop

Apr 11, 2014

The City of Bartlesville will host the first Home Owners Workshop.  The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.  There will be three additional follow up workshops on May 22nd, June 19th, and July 24th.  All the workshops are from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. a ... read more »

Unemployment Remains Steady

Apr 11, 2014

Some Oklahoma counties saw their unemployment rates rise and some have gone down.  According to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, 30 of 77 counties, including Osage County saw a drop in unemployment while rates rose in 27 counties, including Nowata and Washington counties. Washi ... read more »