News

Severe Weather Probable for Sunday

Apr 18, 2015

Some stormy weather is expected in the area beginning late Saturday night and continuing into the early hours of Sunday.  A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for locations to the west of Highway 75 until 2 A.M.  Washington, Nowata and Rogers Counties are included in the watch.  ... read more »

h'ART of a Child at Richard Kane YMCA on Sunday

Apr 18, 2015

The Richard Kane YMCA will see a lot of people, mainly young children, on Sunday afternoon.  Ray of Hope Advocacy is holding a FREE event for children of all ages from noon-4 p.m.  Families are invited to celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month at h'ART of a Child.  A wide varie ... read more »

The Struggle to Balance the State Budget Continues

Apr 17, 2015

Oklahoma legislators have been trying to come up with ways to balance the state budget since the legislative session began in February. State Representative Earl Sears said the budget will be balanced. Sears said tax credits are part of the problem in the decrease of revenue. The budget defic ... read more »

Three Kansas Men Face Preliminary Hearing

Apr 17, 2015

Three Kansas men who are accused of drug possession in a routine traffic stop face preliminary hearing scheduled for June 16th.  58-year old Kenneth Dyarl Baker, Jr. of Caney, 31-year old Roberto Luis Herrera of Independence, and 32-year old Kenneth Joseph Martin are charged with trafficking ... read more »

Simpson Preliminary Hearing Set

Apr 17, 2015

An April 30th preliminary hearing is set for a Ramona man accused of sexually abusing two young girls.  72-year old Charles Malcom Simpson is charged with lewd or indecent acts with a child under 16, two counts of performing lewd acts in presence of a minor, and child sexual abuse. Acco ... read more »

Groundbreaking Ceremony Takes Place at St. John Catholic School

Apr 17, 2015

An expansion project that has been a long process is now officially underway at St. John Catholic School. Rich Treinen, of the St. John Building Committee, thanked sponsors and donors before the groundbreaking got underway. St. John Pastor Reverend Michael Pratt made the invocation: Const ... read more »

Chamber Hosts Bartlesville Day at the Capitol

Apr 17, 2015

An annual event hosted by the Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce took place earlier this week in Oklahoma City. It was Bartlesville Day at the Capitol, bringing legislators and key state officials together with chamber business members. Senator John Ford said members of Leadership Class 24 ... read more »

Charter Schools Could Become a Reality in Rural School Districts

Apr 17, 2015

An education bill that has support from a number of school organizations was approved earlier this week by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Senate Bill 782 would allow rural school districts to sponsor charter schools. Local State Representative Travis Dunlap said the bill is a good one. ... read more »

Long Time Bartlesville Citizen Warns of Phone Scam

Apr 16, 2015

Scams involving phone calls asking for donations or insisting on immediate payment to the IRS or utility bills are commonplace. Authorities tell people to ask for information or just hang up and then call local law enforcement. A Bartlesville resident, Betty Keller, is a former telephone company ... read more »

Oil Prices Affect Bartlesville City Revenues

Apr 16, 2015

While motorists reap the benefit of low gas prices, local municipalities are seeing a decrease in revenue. Mike Bailey, Administrator and CFO for the city of Bartlesville, said revenues that go to the general fund were good for the first nine months of the fiscal year. Bailey said with the an ... read more »

Ramona Kidnappers Have New Court Date

Apr 16, 2015

Three people who are facing kidnapping charges, along with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon have a new court date scheduled for April 29th.  The suspects are Christopher Ross McClain, Jacklyn Marie Ulrich, and Joshua Brandon Damron.  Back in September of 2014, Ramona Police a ... read more »

Livingston's Retrial Set

Apr 16, 2015

A Bartlesville man who faces felony charges has a new trial date set for June 8th.  William Howard Livingston, Sr. is accused of lewd or indecent acts to a child under 16.  Back in February of this year, a Washington County jury was unable to reach a verdict on Livingston, and the court ... read more »

Light It Up Blue Bartlesville Happens Next Week

Apr 16, 2015

A local school that started with only a few students now handles many and also raises autism awareness in the community. Paths to Independence was conceived about three years ago by Clair Bartley, a special needs educator and Jean Jensen, a mother of six, including one child diagnosed with Autism ... read more »

National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

Apr 16, 2015

April is the month of a nationwide water conservation challenge, a friendly non-profit competition between cities across the country. The city of Bartlesville is taking part in the Fourth Annual National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation. Bartlesville Engineer and Water Utilities Direc ... read more »

Dewey Public Schools-No Problem Finding Test Monitors

Apr 16, 2015

The school year is coming to a close and that means state-mandated testing for all public school students from grade three and up. The problem at many school districts in Oklahoma is that there are not enough volunteer test monitors. According to Superintendent Dr. David Wilkins, that's not t ... read more »