News


Motorcycle Fatal Accident

Jun 29, 2016

Bartlesville Police responded to a fatality accident on Nowata Road near Harned Street in Bartlesville Tuesday evening.  Public Information Officer Captain Jay Hastings said that police received a report from a Dewey Police officer in reference to a motorcycle travelling southbound into Bart ... read more »

Offutt and Hamblin Bound To Trial

Jun 29, 2016

Two people who are accused of murder in April of this year appeared in a Washington County Courtroom Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.  Scott Offutt and Derek Hamblin are charged with first degree murder and conspiracy in the death of 21-year old Kyler Holeman.  Washington County Speci ... read more »

Copan Woman Arrested For Eluding Officers

Jun 29, 2016

An $100,000 bond has been set for a Copan woman who allegedly eluded Washington County Sheriff deputies on a high speed chase on U.S. Highway 60.  33-year old Traci Lee Stiver is charged with eluding and driving with a suspended license.  Deputies conducted a traffic stop near 4000 Road ... read more »

Daniels Wins Senate 29 Nomination

Jun 28, 2016

Former Bartlesville Mayor, Julie Daniels defeated former educator, Jean Oliver for the GOP State Senate District 29 nomination.  After all the votes were counted, Daniels had 4,288 votes for 59 percent of the vote.  Oliver garnered 2,995 votes for 41 percent of the vote. Daniels was ... read more »

Hominy Prison Water Issues

Jun 29, 2016

Inmates at a prison in Hominy have been drinking bottled water and using buckets of water to fill their toilets after a waterline break.   Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terri Watkins tells The Oklahoman that the approximately 1,200 inmates at the Dick Conner Correctional ... read more »

Highway 75 Police Chase

Jun 29, 2016

There has been a police chase on Highway 75 near Ochelata this morning around 7:45. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that the vehicle has been stopped and apprehended on a county road. No other details have been given at this time. The highway is open. ... read more »

Fatality Accident on Nowata Road

Jun 28, 2016

There was a fatality accident involving a motorcycle at the intersection of Nowata and Harned Roads around 7:00 in Bartlesville on Tuesday evening. According to Washington Country Emergency Management, a vehicle that was traveling west on Nowata Road struck a motorcycle that had bee ... read more »

Brown Wins Democratic Nomination for Osage County Sheriff

Jun 28, 2016

The final precincts reported in just before 9:30 Tuesday evening in the Osage County Primary Elections. The Primary election drew low numbers in total voters, with only approximately 3,200 across all precincts.  In local elections Osage County Undersheriff Lou Ann Brown came away with th ... read more »

Doug Sonenberg Win Commissioner Seat

Jun 28, 2016

Nowata County Commissioner Doug Sonenberg will serve another four-year term after defeating Democrat challenger Bob Johnson 57 percent to 43 percent.  Sonenberg received 113 votes to Johnson's 86 votes.  Sonenberg said that he's pleased with the results. Sonenberg also ment ... read more »

Mike Bouvier Wins Washington County Commissioner Race

Jun 28, 2016

Washington County District 2 Commissioner Mike Bouvier handily won re-election on Tuesday.  Bouvier picked up 1,591 votes or 58.54 percent of the vote.  Bouvier run un-opposed four years ago but each time former commissioner Linda Herndon ran she had two opponents in the primary and it ... read more »

Bridenstine Wins Re-Election

Jun 28, 2016

First-District Congressman Jim Bridenstine has won re-election.  Bridenstine defeated challengers Tom Atkinson and Evelyn Rogers in Tuesday's GOP Primary.  Independent, David Hullum had filed for the seat but dropped out of the election.  The Democrats did not field a candidate ... read more »

Nowata County Election Preview

Jun 28, 2016

Two Nowata races will be decided after the polls close.  Nowata County Commissioner District Two seat is a winner-take-all between two Democrats, current commissioner Doug Sonenberg against challeger Bob Johnson.  Voters will also decide for Nowata City Commissioner-Ward Two between J.T ... read more »

Fourth of July Lake Safety

Jun 28, 2016

This Fourth of July, the Oklahoma State Department of Health has issued some recommendations for lake and sun safety. The OSDH Says to always wear a life jacket when in the water or on a boat, and to always stay alert of local weather conditions. Never let your children swim alone, and always ... read more »

Fourth of July Food Safety

Jun 28, 2016

This Fourth of July, the Oklahoma State Department of Health has recommended several tips and suggestions for safe food preparation while outside. The OSDH says each person should wash his or her hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and running water before, during, and after handling food ... read more »

Fourth of July Fireworks Safety

Jun 28, 2016

The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and the Oklahoma State Department of Health has offered several safety tips for preventing injury during this year’s celebration.  If you are in an area where fireworks are permitted, there should always be adult supervision and children s ... read more »