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WCSPCA Appoints New Board Officers

Apr 28, 2016

Legality concerns over previous board actions prompt an election of new board members at the Washington County SPCA Wednesday evening. In efforts to achieve better transparency the board chose to return to the last official vote to reinstate previous executive board officers.   After ... read more »

Unemployment Rates Drop

Apr 28, 2016

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission released their March 2016 unemployment numbers.  According to the commission, 48 of Oklahoma 77 counties saw their unemployment rates drop while 14 counties saw the rates increase.  Washington, Nowata, and Osage counties saw their unemplo ... read more »

Hall Waives Preliminary Hearing

Apr 28, 2016

A Coffeyville, Kansas man who is accused of leading officers on a high speed chase back in January has waived preliminary hearing as is bound over for formal arraignment, scheduled for May 4th.  Joseph Dillon Hall is charged with eluding a police officer, falsely personate to create liabilit ... read more »

Bartlesville Arts Students Honored

Apr 28, 2016

Three Bartlesville High School students -- Emily Reel, Emily Leupp, and Katie McCollom received State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence. Emily Reel is the daughter of Larry and Shona Bates. She is a member of the Bruin Brigade, serving as Drum Major for two years. She was an All-State ... read more »

Maltby Preliminary Hearing Set

Apr 27, 2016

A Bartlesville man who is accused of stealing a vehicle and breaking into a home early this year, has a new preliminary hearing date, scheduled for May 3rd.  Robert Allen Maltby is charged with second degree burglary.  Bartlesville police observed a black Chrysler 300 traveling east on ... read more »

Chamber Introduces Valedictorians

Apr 27, 2016

The Barnsdall Chamber of Commerce welcomed and introduced the Valedictorians for the Class of 2016 from Barnsdall High School Tuesday afternoon. This year the five valedictorians are Kali Owens, Josiah Gott, Logan Bryant, Chandler Bryant, and Bradley Bickford. Barnsdall's valedictorians are d ... read more »

Springs Warehouse on Schedule

Apr 27, 2016

At the meeting of the Bartlesville Development Authority Wednesday morning, the Board discussed the third quarter financial report, held an executive session, and received construction reports for ongoing projects.   Board Chairman Bob Fraser discussed the third quarter financial rep ... read more »

Johnstone Park Temporarily Closed

Apr 27, 2016

The City of Bartlesville has temporary closed Johnstone Park while city employees clear debris from the weather last night. Parks Superintendent Bobby Robinson said that several trees were damaged in the storm, which came through Tuesday evening, and the park will need to be evaluated before it c ... read more »

Coffeyville Storm Damage

Apr 27, 2016

Repairs and clean up are underway after storms ripped through Montgomery County last night.  In Coffeyville, Kansas, over 150 homes lost electricity.  KWON's Debra Woodall surveyed damage this morning including, downed power lines, missing roofs and blown out windows.  Pictured ... read more »

Early Morning Power Outages

Apr 27, 2016

Tuesday's storms have led to power outages across northeast Oklahoma early Wednesday morning. Public Service Company of Oklahoma is reporting around 3,300 customers without power.  1,442 are in Tulsa County with the rest in Nowata, Osage and Washington counties. Verdigris Valley ... read more »

Fire Destroys Bartlesville Custom Cabinets Building

Apr 27, 2016

Several fire departments battled flames at a Washington County business early Wednesday morning. The Oglesby and Washington County Fire Departments responded just after 1 in the morning to Bartlesville Custom Cabinets on 2400 Road west of Highway 75. According to a Washington County Sheri ... read more »

Storms Flip Semi on Westside of Bartlesville

Apr 26, 2016

Storms that passed through Washington County Tuesday evening with winds in excess of 80mph.  Winds on the westside of Bartlesville caused a semi truck and trailer to overturn south of the Bartlesville Airport.  Carlton Womack of Jacksonville, Arkansas was hauling a load in his 53 foot s ... read more »

Oklahoma Senate Passes Convention Call

Apr 26, 2016

The Oklahoma Legislature has given final approval to a resolution formally asking Congress to call a national convention to consider adding a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Senate voted 30-16 on Tuesday to approve the House-backed joint resolution despite concerns ... read more »

Bates Defense Rests

Apr 26, 2016

The defense has rested in the second-degree manslaughter trial of a former volunteer deputy charged with killing an unarmed man. Attorneys for Robert Bates rested Tuesday after presenting a doctor who said Eric Harris died of a heart attack, not blood loss and a collapsed lung after Bates ... read more »