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Nowata High School Commencement

May 22, 2015

55 Nowata High School Seniors walked on stage to receive their diplomas Thursday evening in a packed Nowata High School Gymnasium.  Valedictorian Scotty Hicks ended his speech about opportunities.  Salutatorian Scott Pruett ended his speech from a quote by Dr. Seuss. You can hear t ... read more »

Nowata Website Wins Merit Award

May 22, 2015

A group of Nowata County advocates traveled to Oklahoma City for the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association's RedBud Awards gala.  The county's website Nowata.com won the best website merit award.  Nowata County Community Manager Anthony Tucker reflects on the achievement. &n ... read more »

Fight Leads To An Arrest

May 21, 2015

A Bartlesville woman is in custody for allegedly attacking another woman.  37-year old Angela Dawn Graham Mock is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and public intoxication.  Bartlesville police were called to a home in the 900 block of SE Dewey Avenue to investiga ... read more »

Law Enforcement Cracks Down for Click it or Ticket Campaign

May 21, 2015

Law enforcement officers will be participating in the annual “Click it or Ticket” campaign through the end of May. Officers will be cracking down on drivers not properly buckled up according to state law. Oklahoma law requires front seat drivers and passengers to wear a seat belt ... read more »

New Health Department Regional Director Announced

May 21, 2015

Larry Bergner was appointed Regional Director of the Washington County Health Department on May 4. Bergner has 23 years of experience in public health, 19 of which he spent as a Public Health Specialist for the Oklahoma State Department of Health. He is responsible for overseeing health departm ... read more »

Bartlesville City Officials Say a Tax Increase Could be Needed Soon

May 21, 2015

As municipalities from the federal level all the way down to the city level work to create balance budgets, many are looking for new ways to increase revenue streams. Bartlesville city administrator Mike Bailey said revenues, especially sales tax, have not risen at the pace of inflation. Fifth Wa ... read more »

Are You Prepared for Summer?

May 21, 2015

With the start of the summer season comes countless hours of fun activites for families across the state. The Oklahoma Insurance Department reminds you to evaluate your insurance needs and make sure you are covered for all your summer needs. Many families will enjoy time on boats, trampoline ... read more »

Bartlesville Named First Ever Model District

May 21, 2015

The Bartlesville Public School District has been named the first ever "Model District" by the Great Expectations non-profit organization. This recognizes that BPSD has a culture of mutual respect and academic excellence. For the last three years every school in the district has been n ... read more »

Funds Taken From CIRB to Effect Long Term Projects

May 21, 2015

Oklahoma state legislators made a lot of adjustments to create a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2016, including taking money from the County Improvement Roads and Bridges Fund. Washington County District 1 Commissioner Mitch Antle said the fund removal will affect long term plans. The House ... read more »

BPSD Graduation and the Possibility of Rain

May 20, 2015

The year ends for many area schools on Thursday with high school graduations scheduled for Friday. BPSD Superintendent Dr. Gary Quinn said that the plan is for the ceremony to take place in Custer Stadium but there is an alternate plan in case of rain.   Quinn said they could accommo ... read more »

62nd Annual Big Heart Day This Weekend

May 20, 2015

The 62nd Annual Big Heart Day in Barnsdall is just a few days away. This year the festivities will begin on Friday with a golf tournament and Barnsdall High School alumni basketball game.   Saturday starts early with a kids fishing tournaments at the Lake Waxhoma, and a sanctioned 5 ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Taking Credit Card

May 20, 2015

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly took a credit card and spent $820 at Wal-Mart.  26-year old Arturo Mendoza is charged with use of a stolen credit/debit card.  A woman told Bartlesville police that she lost her credit card.  The following day, the vi ... read more »

Rollover Accident in Osage County Sends Woman to Hospital

May 20, 2015

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is reporting that a rollover accident in Osage County on Tuesday afternoon sent a Tulsa woman to the hospital with internal injuries. The report shows that 44-year-old Maria Fonseca of Tulsa was traveling at an unsafe speed on northbound on 52nd West Avenue about ten m ... read more »

Copan Receives OWRB REAP Grant

May 20, 2015

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board awarded the Copan Public Works Authority a $99,990 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant to improve the community’s wastewater infrastructure. The Authority’s wastewater system includes a flow-through lagoon system, and a collection system con ... read more »

Rogers County Sheriff Makes Arrest in Caney River Homicide

May 20, 2015

An arrest has been made by the Rogers County Sheriff's Office in the death of a man found dead in the trunk of his car in the Caney River earlier this month. Roman Goana Medrano was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with the death of Rafael Hernandez-Torres. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol ... read more »