DOC Inmate Numbers Up

Apr 26, 2017

During the monthly Board of Corrections meeting, Oklahoma ODOC Director Joe M. Allbaugh informed board members that the agency had a record number of individuals in the system. ODOC population numbers (04/25/2017):     33,865 - Supervision (GPS monitored, community sup ... read more »

Hepatitis C Prevalant In Oklahoma

Apr 26, 2017

According to a newly released study, there are an estimated 94,200 Oklahomans living with Hepatitis C virus infection. Estimates were developed by researchers at Emory University in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to better understand the number of people in each s ... read more »

Road Closures

Apr 26, 2017

Washington County will close North 4020 Road between West 280 and West 200, just North of Wann, on May 1. A culvert replacement project will be started, and will take about 2 months to complete. ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Busted For Burglary

Apr 26, 2017

A Bartlesville man is in the Washington County Correctional Facility for multiple charges. Jeramey Burruss is charged with possessing stolen property, second degree burglary, and possession of paraphernalia. According to an affidavit, police were investigating a larceny and made contact with ... read more »

Excursion Train Tickets Remain

Apr 26, 2017

Tickets are still available for the popular "Bartlesville Oil Flyer" excursion train on Saturday, May 6th.  Trains will leave from the Bartlesville downtown depot at 10, 1, and 3 o'clock. Tickets for the hour-long ride sell out every year.  You can buy yours at the Vis ... read more »

Thursday is Ask a Lawyer Day

Apr 26, 2017

The United States has observed Law Day on May first since the 1960s. President of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Linda Thomas of Bartlesville says law day was the idea of a Wewoka lawyer in 1961. The bar association also will host its annual "Ask a Lawyer Day" Thursday.  Thomas ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Department Marks Official Move

Apr 26, 2017

The Bartlesville Police Department is in the process of moving out of its headquarters building on Hensley and into its new home on Johnstone.  The department officially lowered the flag from where it has flown since the building was completed.  The flag was then hoisted at the new poli ... read more »

Road Closed Shortly

Apr 25, 2017

A short section of East 5th Street in Bartlesville was closed on Tuesday afternoon as the City of Bartlesville layed pipe. The section of road was near the county courthouse, and blocked traffic both ways. ... read more »

Cherokee Opioid Suit

Apr 25, 2017

The Cherokee Nation is suing wholesalers and retailers of opiod medications, alleging the companies haven't done enough to prevent tribal members from acquiring illegally prescribed opiods, which are powerful painkillers. The lawsuit was filed Thursda in Cheroee Nation District Court, whi ... read more »

Big Brothers Big Sisters Open House

Apr 25, 2017

The Bartlesville Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma is hosting their BIG Open House this evening until 6:30 at their facility at 320 SE Delaware, Suite 7 in Bartlesville. Area Director, Charlene Dew says it's a good opportunity to come and learn more about what the organization does. ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Department to Move

Apr 25, 2017

The Bartlesville Police Department is in the process of moving out of its headquarters building on Hensley and into its new home on Johnstone.  Public Information Officer, Captain Jay Hastings says the department will officially lower the flag from where it has flown since the building was c ... read more »

Feds Charge Coffeyville Teen with Explosives

Apr 25, 2017

Federal prosecutors have charged a Kansas teenager who used bitcoin to buy a grenade on the dark web. A criminal information filed Wednesday charges Carlos Francisco Martin of Coffeyville with receiving an explosive meant to destroy property. Defense attorney Steven Gradert says his clien ... read more »

There's a Chance for Severe Weather Tonight

Apr 25, 2017

Severe weather potential will increase across northeast Oklahoma Tuesday evening ahead of an advancing cold front. Storms will increase in coverage Tuesday night into Wednesday with a continued risk of severe weather during the overnight hours. Large hail and damaging wind potential will be the p ... read more »

Adam Hooper Interment Thursday in OKC

Apr 21, 2017

Update:  Final Catholic services and Inurnment for Adam Wayne Hooper will be this Thursday, April 27, 2pm at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma City, in the Risen Christ Niche section, 7500 W Britton Road.  Friends and family are invited to attend. Original Story:  The ... read more »

Committee Approves Eastland Development Plan

Apr 24, 2017

Monday afternoon the Bartlesville Tax Increment District Review Committee met to discuss and approve the creation of a new TIF District. The Committee voted to establish TIF District 11 for the Eastland Shopping Center in Bartlesville. The $450,000 economic development project will now be sent be ... read more »