Increased Fire Danger Today

Jan 24, 2017

Oklahoma forestry officials say the danger of wildfires is increasing as a dry weather pattern persists across much of the state. Officials say the fire danger will be high on Tuesday and that Oklahomans should limit outdoor activities that might spark a blaze. Grasses and other vegetation ... read more »

Young Charged With Arson

Jan 23, 2017

A man charged with arson  appeared in court on Friday. 39-year old Veris Gene Young of Bartlesville is charged with one count of first degree arson. Witness say Young and another man set fire to the home. A report indicates gasoline was used to set the house on fire, however, the men ma ... read more »

Pesti Murder Trial Suspended

Jan 23, 2017

A Bartlesville man who is accused of murdering and abusing his four-month old daughter, has his trial suspended.  The state filed an order for mental competency.  Jesse Carlos Pesti is charged with first degree murder and kidnapping.  The court has temporary suspended the case unti ... read more »

Kansas Man Charged With Robbery

Jan 23, 2017

A Topeka, Kansas man is in custody after being arrested on a warrant for allegedly robbing a Bartlesville store back in November of 2016.  19-year old Terry Carmichael Smith, The Third, is charged with first degree robbery.  Smith was in concert with Jaylon Darion Neal of Independence, ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners

Jan 23, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning. The commissioners announced that the filing period for the Washington County Free Fair Board is now open, and will be open until January 27, which is Friday. Those wishing to file may do so at ... read more »

Free Fair Election Board Filing Period

Jan 23, 2017

The filing for the Washington County Free Fair Board Election has started, and will run through Friday. Those wishing to file may do so by filling out a form at the Office of the Washington County Clerk, located at 400 South Johnstone, Suite 100. The election of the Directors of the Washingt ... read more »

County Road to Temporarily Close

Jan 23, 2017

Washington County Commissioners will close a portion of County Road North 4000 Tuesday morning.  North 4000 will be closed between West 1300 and West 1400 from 7 to 3 each day for approximately two weeks.  Traffic on Road West 1300 will have restricted traffic for the next two weeks due ... read more »

Car Crashes in to Collinsville Silver Dollar

Jan 23, 2017

A Collinsville building collapsed after a car smashed into it Monday morning. The building houses the Silver Dollar Cafe and is located at 11th and Main Street. The impact knocked down the front wall of the building which caused a major section of the roof to collapse. The car was still i ... read more »

Commissioners Have Little Business

Jan 23, 2017

The Nowata County Commissioners only had a few business items to present Monday morning.  The Commissioners had no new information regarding the E-911 program.  The item will be brought up again at next week's meeting. Commissioners tabled a declaration of surplus and a resolut ... read more »

Nominations Sought for Schmoldt Award

Jan 23, 2017

Here's your opportunity to nominate a Bartlesville teacher who has made a significant difference for the 2017 Kurt Schmoldt Teacher Appreciation Award.  Kurt Schmoldt Teacher Appreciation Award selection committee chair, Angie Linthacum says there are many reasons to make a nominatio ... read more »

Absentee Voting

Jan 22, 2017

Yvonne House, Secretary of the Washington County Election Board, reminds voters who want absentee ballots mailed to them for the February 14 Annual School Election for the Tulsa Technology, Skiatook and Collinsville Schools, have until February 8 to apply. Voters may apply for an absentee ballot by ... read more »

Rios Sentenced to Life

Jan 21, 2017

A man who was involved in a police chase that seriously injured an Oologah officer has been sentenced to life in prison. Cesar Rios was sentenced Friday to four life sentences after pleading guilty last fall to multiple charges, including shooting with intent to kill. The 25-year-old Rios wil ... read more »

Abortion, Firearms, and Budget top Bills for State Legislators

Jan 21, 2017

Some familiar topics like abortion and firearms are among those in the more than 2,200 bills and resolutions filed by Oklahoma House and Senate members ahead of the 2017 legislative session that begins Feb. 6. The 2,242 bills and resolutions filed by this week's deadline is about average fo ... read more »

Pesti Has Monday Trial

Jan 20, 2017

A Bartlesville man who is accused of murdering and abusing his four-month old daughter has a trial date scheduled for Monday.  Jesse Carlos Pesti is charged with first degree murder and kidnapping.  Bartlesville police received a 9-1-1 call on March 14th from the child's mother sayi ... read more »

Tulsa Energy Company Lays Off Employees

Jan 20, 2017

An energy company has laid off 66 employees at its headquarters in Tulsa.   The Tulsa World reports Samson Resources Corp. confirmed the layoffs Thursday. As of fall 2016, Samson employed about 200 people in Tulsa and nearly 400 people company-wide.   The company, which drills s ... read more »