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Drummond Interested in Kennedy Building

Dec 05, 2016

Monday at the meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners the Board heard from Ladd Drummond regarding the Kennedy Building in Downtown Pawhuska, discussed the hiring of a new part-time employee for Osage County E-911, approved several grants for the Nutrition Program, and appointed ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Arson

Dec 05, 2016

A $200,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly set a home on fire.  36-year old Michael Anthony Walker is charged with first degree arson.  Bartlesville fire fighters were called on November 27th to put out a house fire at 311 North Seminole.  According to a ... read more »

Governor Fallin To Visit Middle East

Dec 05, 2016

Governor Mary Fallin announced today from the Pentagon that she is traveling this week to the Middle East to visit with American troops: Governor Fallin says “I am always impressed and inspired by our men and women in uniform. The risks they take and the sacrifices they make are unfatho ... read more »

Top 15 Fugitive Apprehended

Dec 05, 2016

Fugitive apprehension agents with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Office of the Inspector General arrested Joshua Ward on Friday after an anonymous tip led to his location. In addition to the tip, the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office provided intelligence that helped track down ... read more »

Road Closures in Bartlesville

Dec 05, 2016

Road closures are planned in the downtown area this week due to work being conducted by crews contracted by the City of Bartlesville. Contractors will have the following streets closed during daytime hours beginning Tuesday, Dec. 6, through Friday, December 9: • Frank Phillips Boulevar ... read more »

Tulsa Man Sentenced To Life In Prison

Dec 05, 2016

A Tulsa man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after being found guilty of fatally shooting a recent high school graduate at a traffic light.   The Tulsa World reports that District Judge William LaFortune sentenced 19-year-old Hao Trung Le Friday in the 2015 death of Cr ... read more »

Governor Fallin Extends Insure Oklahoma Plan

Dec 05, 2016

The federal government will continue for another year to fund an Oklahoma program that uses a combination of state tobacco tax revenue and federal Medicaid money to help provide health insurance coverage for nearly 20,000 low-income Oklahoma workers.   Governor Mary Fallin announced on F ... read more »

Downtown Tulsa Fire

Dec 05, 2016

Two people suffered minor injuries after a large fire broke out at a commercial building in downtown Tulsa.   Firefighters say the blaze erupted at the 20,000-square-foot structure at about 7 a.m. Saturday northeast of downtown. Images from television showed thick smoke billowing high in ... read more »

Special Correctional Facilities Authority Meeting

Dec 05, 2016

The Correctional Facilities Authority held a special meeting this morning in the Comissioners’ Meeting Room at 10. In the brief meeting the authority approved a request for a draft of the Washington County Correctional Facilities Authority Financial Statements and Independent Auditor’ ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners

Dec 05, 2016

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met at their regularly scheduled meeting. Because it was the first of the month, the meeting was held at 9 in the morning as opposed to 9:30. The commissioners awarded Bid Number 16-07 to Gilkey's Cleaning Services. The bid was for Washington C ... read more »

Commissioners Discuss E-911

Dec 05, 2016

The Nowata County Commissioners spent Monday morning going over the proposed E-9-1-1 program.  Grand Gateway representative Ed Crone told the commissioners to contact a consultant to get the county ready for the program.  Grand Gateway has the funds to distribute to Nowata County to get ... read more »

Council Members to Take Oath of Office

Dec 05, 2016

Five members of the Bartlesville City Council will take the oath of office tonight at 7.  The new council will choose a mayor and vice-mayor before conducting business on other topics.  The agenda calls for a public hearing to assess progress on a Community Development Block Grant Small ... read more »

Sunday's 3.9 Earthquake

Dec 05, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 3.9 magnitude earthquake has struck northern Oklahoma. There were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage. The USGS says the epicenter of the earthquake Sunday night was about 9 miles east of Pawnee. The quake was as far north as the souther ... read more »

Washington County Board to Act on Contracts

Dec 05, 2016

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will take action on a bid for janitorial services for the county health department this morning.  The agenda also calls for action on a modification to an agreement concerning a road and bridge project east of Dewey.  This morning's meeti ... read more »

Reception to Honor City Council Members

Dec 05, 2016

You are invited to a reception tonight at 6 in the First Floor Conference room at Bartlesville City Hall.  The event will give you an opportunity to publicly honor outgoing city council members Ted Lockin and Tom Gorman for their years of service on the council and to welcome Alan Gentges an ... read more »