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Power Outage

Jul 22, 2016

There has been a power outage at Washington Park Mall in Bartlesville. Reportedly, the power went out around noon. A representative from Public Service Company of Oklahoma says she cannot confirm who all lost power, but that there were 18 meters without power. PSO was sent to the scene to work on ... read more »

Road Closing Announced

Jul 22, 2016

Bartlesville City officials have announced the following road closures next week due to projects that are underway in downtown Bartlesville. All lanes of Keeler Avenue between Adams Blvd. and Sixth Street will be closed through traffic beginning on Monday to accommodate work on the Public Sa ... read more »

New Court Date for Murphy on Manslaughter Charge

Jul 22, 2016

A Bartlesville man charged with first degree manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatality accident has a new court date.  38 year-old Kevin Myers Murphy was in front of a Washington County judge earlier this month and now has a September 8th court date. Bond was set at 25 thousand do ... read more »

Washington County GOP Delegation Returns Home

Jul 22, 2016

The Washington County delegation to the Republican National Convention is returning home fired up after hearing their nominee.  Delegate, Grace Farmer says she thinks Donald Trump hit a home run Thursday night. Farmer says she was also impressed by Vice-Presidential candidate Mike Pence ... read more »

Aircraft Accident Kills Two Men

Jul 22, 2016

An investigation is under way into an accident Thursday night that caused the death of an Owasso man and an Air Force Lieutenant from Vance Air Force Base.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 55 year-old Randall Lee Harris of Owasso was flying a fixed-wing aircdraft southbound near Fairmont ... read more »

Bartlesville School Bond Issue Coming To A Vote

Jul 21, 2016

Bartlesville voters will be going to the polls next month to decide on a Bartlesville School bond worth $19.4 million dollars.  The primary focus of the bond issue is to compensate for huge cuts in state funding, which forced the school district to cut jobs.  During Thursday's Commu ... read more »

Teacher of the Year Finalists to be Announced

Jul 21, 2016

The Oklahoma State Department of Education will announce the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalists on Monday, July 25. The 12 finalists will be announced at Santa Fe High School in the auditorium. Along with the finalists, six district teachers will be named as Rising Star Teachers. State Su ... read more »

Baby Girl Injured In An Osage County Accident

Jul 21, 2016

An one-year old baby girl from Bartlesville was injured following a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning on State Highway 123 a half of a mile south of County Road 2470, seven miles south of Bartlesville in Osage County. According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, the baby was transpo ... read more »

Road Closing Announced

Jul 21, 2016

Bartlesville City officials have announced that Cherokee Avenue between 9th Street and 12th Street will be closed Tuesday, July 26th through Thursday, July 29th for water line improvement project.  Traffic will be detoured to Osage Avenue during the closure. Motorists are asked to use a ... read more »

Fatal Rogers County Accident

Jul 21, 2016

A fatal accident involving a pickup and a semi closed a portion of U.S. 169 a mile and a half north of Talala for about four hours Thursday morning.   The driver of the pickup has been identified as 48 year-old Giles Chism Vaughn, Jr. of Nowata.  Vaughn reportedly died just aft ... read more »

Illegal Party For Minors Leads To Arrest

Jul 20, 2016

A Bartlesville woman is free on a $25,000 bond after police arrested her for giving alcohol to minors.  40-year old Peggy Lucille Pack is charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors and permitting people under 21 to possess alcohol.  Bartlesville police were called to a home ... read more »

Dewey Man Arrested for Murder

Jul 20, 2016

A Dewey man was arrested today for connection to the death of his 64-year-old grandmother. Police received the call around 4:30 on Wednesday morning from Donald Wayne Shimkno saying that he found his grandmother, Altiva Shimko, dead. The Dewey police say they have arrested Donald for second-d ... read more »

Kevin Sitton Joins School Board

Jul 18, 2016

Kevin Sitton took the oath of office as a member of the Bartlesville School Board Monday night. Sitton will fill the Office 4 board vacancy created when former board president Doug Divilbiss resigned.  Divilbliss announced earlier this year that he intended to step down from the post on ... read more »

McAnaw and Company Sells To Berkshire Hathaway

Jul 20, 2016

McAnaw Realtors announced today via Facebook that the company is being purchased by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Anderson Properties. The sale will be effective on August 1st. According to Facebook, it will be a new name, but will have the same realtors and service. McAnaw and Company has ... read more »

Judge Vacates Murder Conviction

Jul 20, 2016

Oklahoma County Judge Timothy Henderson has vacated a murder conviction for Salaam Moore who has been serving a life sentence for a 1998 killing. Moore’s attorneys argued there was no physical evidence that links him to the death, and Moore was released from custody July 18. Moore was c ... read more »