OSDH Says Legislature Could Help

Dec 12, 2017

The acting head of the Oklahoma State Department of Health says a $30 million cash infusion from the Legislature will help pay vendors and fund layoffs at the agency, but that more systemic changes are needed to permanently stabilize the agency after years of mismanagement.   Acting Okla ... read more »

Holiday Travel Won't Be So Expensive

Dec 12, 2017

Holiday travel will be less expensive on Oklahoma's highways than anywhere else in the nation, and Arkansas motorists won't pay much more.   AAA said Monday that the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Oklahoma is $2.19 - the lowest in the US. Gas prices in Arkansas ... read more »

Cement Crane Causes Accident

Dec 11, 2017

A cement crane has fallen in the intersection of of Johnstone and Frank Phillips. The cement crane was putting cement down at Phillips on the sidewalks, and the driver attempted to drive off as the boom was still up, and the truck tipped over against the ITIO building. Damage has been reporte ... read more »

Accident Blocking Traffic at Adams Rd. and Washington Blvd.

Dec 11, 2017

An accident has occured on the east side of Bartlesville at Adams Road and Washington Boulevard in front of Oakley Chevrolet. At this time traffic is being re-routed. We ask that you take alternative routes. Tune to KWON AM 1400--FM 93.3. for more information. ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With DUI

Dec 11, 2017

A call about a suspicious vehicle that crashed in to a tree led to the arrest of a Bartlesville man. Samuel Nuttle stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing a charge of driving under the influence and transporting an open container. According to an affidavit, a ... read more »

Hospital To Maybe Merge

Dec 11, 2017

Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health have been reported to be in talks about merging. The two Catholic non-profits would create the largest U.S. hospital chain according to the Wall Street Journal. Ascension Health, who owns Jane Phillips Medical Center, did not respond to a requ ... read more »

Dewey Christmas Parade

Dec 11, 2017

The Dewey Christmas Parade was a raging success on Saturday evening with more than 75 participants in the parade, and hundreds of spectators on the streets. Starting with the Dewey Police Department and ending with Santa, the parade saw many different organizations build floats to celebrate the h ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners

Dec 11, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met on Monday morning for their weekly meeting where they discussed quotes for a Waste Oil Heater for District Number 1. The Commissioners then heard a presentation from Emergency Management Director Kary Cox on the Emergency Management Performance ... read more »

Nowata Commissioner Accept Sheriff's Resignation; Future Uncertain

Dec 11, 2017

The Nowata County Commissioners accepted the resignation of Nowata County Sheriff Sandy Hadley at a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. Hadley announced her retirement will be effective on February 1. The Commissioners say they felt blindsided by Hadley announcing her retirement. Hadley wa ... read more »

Teacher Of The Month

Dec 11, 2017

Jennifer Landers, a kindergarten teacher at Hoover Elementary School, was named a Bartlesville Public School District’s Teacher of the Month by Arvest Bank and Oakley Chevrolet Buick. Ms. Landers was presented a plaque and a $300 check by  Arvest Bank Marketing Manager, Annah Fisc ... read more »

Lee Lake Restroom Power To Be Interrupted

Dec 11, 2017

Power could be interrupted to the restrooms at Lee Lake today. The City of Bartlesville was notified by PSO that the power to the restroom will be turned off between 8 in the morning to 4 o'clock this afternoon. Lee Lake, which is owned by the City of Bartlesville, is located on Adams Bou ... read more »

Broadway Actress To Return To Bartlesville

Dec 11, 2017

Bartlesville native and Children’s Musical Theatre alum Kennedy Caughell and an ensemble composed of professional New York actors and members of the Bartlesville community will perform in a one-night-only performance of the classic Broadway musical She Loves Me, to benefitting Children&rsqu ... read more »

Fallin Issues Sexual Harassment Executive Order

Dec 11, 2017

Governor Mary Fallin issued an executive order on Friday, directing state officials and state agency directors to build an environment free from sexual harassment and unlawful discrimination. Executive Order 2017-41 directs all state officials and agency directors to be proactive in training ... read more »

Body Identified In Montgomery County

Dec 09, 2017

The body of the woman who was found in Card Creek area of Elk City Lake yesterday has been identified as Cindy "Pinky" Ann Easom, age 33, of Miami. Easom's body was found by hunters about one-quarter mile from the Card Creek boat ramp. She was pronounced dead at the Labette Heal ... read more »

Forest Creek Files Lawsuit After Casey's Rezoning

Dec 08, 2017

The Forest Creek Condominiums Owner’s Association has filed a lawsuit against the City of Bartlesville in regards to the rezoning of land at the intersection of Nowata road and Madison Boulevard.   The land was previously zoned for office and single family residence but the rezonin ... read more »