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Traffic Expected

Mar 23, 2017

An oversized load is making its way through Bartlesville this afternoon starting at Tuxedo and Hensley, heading out to 123. Traffic is expected to be backed up, and you are asked to find an alternate route. ... read more »

Safety Complex Near Completion

Mar 23, 2017

Construction continues at the new safety complex south of downtown Bartlesville.  City Engineer Micah Siemers said there are some minor issues at the complex. Siemers is hopeful that the building could be completed in the next few weeks. ... read more »

Fire Continues South of Bartlesville

Mar 23, 2017

We have a quick update on the fires that are continuing to burn just south of Bartlesville. Washington County Emergency Management's Melissa Lindgren provides us with the update. With the winds today, the fire has a close eye kept on it. ... read more »

Preliminary Hearing Set For Arson Case

Mar 23, 2017

Two Bartlesville men who are accused of setting a house on fire last year have a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 27th.  Michael Anthony Walker, Senior and Veris Gene Young are charged with first degree arson.  Bartlesville firefighters were called on November 27th to put out a h ... read more »

Search Over For Missing Boy

Mar 23, 2017

Earlier today, police went searching for a missing boy in Bartlesville. Groups gathered to search around noon on Thursday. Because they boy is a minor, several details are unavailable to be released. However, the search was called off around 1:45 the same afternoon and the boy was reportedly foun ... read more »

Senate Approves Education Related Bills

Mar 23, 2017

The Oklahoma Senate approved several education related bills on Wednesday, including measures that address teacher pay, teacher recruitment, and the reduction of administrative costs, among other issues. The measures approved by the Senate on Wednesday are among the education issues included ... read more »

Local Schools Invite You to Forum

Mar 23, 2017

School Superintendent, Chuck McCauley has invited you to an Education Legislative Forum with the Bartlesville area’s elected legislators Earl Sears, Julie Daniels, and Travis Dunlap on Friday, April 7th. Representatives Sears and Dunlap and Senator Daniels have graciously agreed to add ... read more »

Wildfire South of Bartlesville

Mar 22, 2017

A fire rages on south of Bartlesville as several departments, including Washington County Emergency Management, continue to fight it. The fire has been burning since Sunday, however, no houses have been lost. Originally, there were two separate fires, however, they have since merged into one ... read more »

American Plains Artist Exhibit Opens Friday

Mar 22, 2017

This week a very special art exhibit will open in Pawhuska, an exhibit which showcases some of the most talented artist from across the county. The American Plains Artist Exhibit will open Friday, March 24, at the Ole' #1 Firehouse in Pawhuska. One of the American Plains Artist, Burneta Venos ... read more »

Elementary Principal Wins Award

Mar 22, 2017

Tammie Krause, principal at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, received the Investing in Our Future award in February, for making a positive impact on the leaders of tomorrow. Through her leadership, Krause has created a positive school climate where teachers want to teach and students want t ... read more »

Bartlesville Public Schools Forum

Mar 22, 2017

You are invited to an Education Legislative Forum with the Bartlesville area’s elected legislators Earl Sears, Julie Daniels, and Travis Dunlap the morning of Friday, April 7 from 8 to 9 in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium at Bartlesville High School. The event is sponsored by the Bartl ... read more »

State Unemployment Rates Improve

Mar 22, 2017

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported that unemployment rates improved for most of Oklahoma counties in January.  Washington, Nowata, and Osage counties saw their rates increase slightly.  Nowata County's rate jumped from 5.9 percent to 6.3 percent.  Osage C ... read more »

On Going Bartlesville School Projects

Mar 22, 2017

Despite facing money problems, Bartlesville Public Schools District is continuing to improve facilities for the students.  Two projects were recently completed.  The demolition of the old Madison Middle School and the track at the high school.  Tennis courts at the high school are ... read more »

Nowata City Manager Resigns

Mar 21, 2017

The Nowata City Council met in a brief meeting on Tuesday evening at the Nowata Fire Station. Mayor David Lynn says that the meeting resulted in the resignation of the City Manager. Nowata Police Chief Mike McElhaney says that Spenser was a good boss to him. A new city manager will be h ... read more »

United Way Announces Pelivan Funding

Mar 21, 2017

The Bartlesville Regional United Way announced that it has provided $10,000 in funding to the Pelivan Circuit for 2017. The Bartlesville Pelivan Circuit is a flexible fixed-route system serves Washington County. It provides low-income riders with the ability for transportation. Stops include ... read more »