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Top 15 Fugitive

Jul 26, 2016

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ Inspector General’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Agents have apprehended one of the department’s top 15 fugitives. James Dean was apprehended on Monday. Dean was serving time for possession of a firearm, and walked away from the Tulsa Tran ... read more »

More Information Of Shimko Murder Case

Jul 26, 2016

There's more information about last Wednesday morning's murder case in Dewey.  On Monday afternoon, Donald Wayne Shimko The Third appeared in a Washington County Courtroom and was charged with first degree murder in the death of Shimko's grandmother Alvita Shimko. According ... read more »

Pack The Backpacks Draws Near

Jul 26, 2016

The Washington County School Supply Drive is preparing to “Pack the Backpacks” on Monday, August 8th at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Students from Bartlesville, Dewey, Caney Valley, Copan, Osage Hills, and Bowring will be able to pickup a backpack filled with supplies personalized ... read more »

Tom Gorman Announces Intent to Run for Office

Jul 26, 2016

Bartlesville Mayor Tom Gorman says he intends to run for re-election.  Gorman made the announcement Tuesday.  Gorman says if he wins election in November and if the city council is inclined to re-appoint him as mayor he would be willing to serve in the office. Gorman says he has bee ... read more »

Commissioner Jackson Resigns

Jul 26, 2016

The Monday morning meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners was bitter sweet as the Commissioners said farewell to one of their own. District #1 Commissioner Bob Jackson has served Osage County for 45 years and Monday Commissioners Scott Hilton and Darren McKinney signed his resi ... read more »

Scam Hits Dewey Homeowners for $25k

Jul 26, 2016

A hacked email started a chain of events that has cost a Dewey family who thought they were buying a home thousands of dollars.  The family paid 25 thousand dollars cash for the house and paid the sum online using instructions from an email they thought were from their realtor. Their tit ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Arrested For Assaulting Sister

Jul 25, 2016

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville woman who allegedly attacked her sister and another woman with a knife.  24-year old Sasha Rochel Porter is charged with assault with a deadly weapon.  Bartlesville police were called about a fight going on at an apartment located in the 17 ... read more »

Shimko First Degree Murder Charge

Jul 25, 2016

A Dewey man who was arrested last week in connection with his 64-year old grandmother's death, made his first court appearance Monday afternoon on the arraignment docket.  Donald Wayne Shimko is charged with first degree murder. According to a court docket, Dewey police received a c ... read more »

Commissioners Select Health Insurance Plan

Jul 25, 2016

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning approved a new health insurance plan for county employees called Health Choice.  County officials have spent weeks shopping around for a better health insurance plan.  The county's previous health insurance provider was going to force e ... read more »

Paper Drive

Jul 25, 2016

The Bartlesville Print Shop is joining the Paper Challenge for the surrounding school districts. Between August 1-15th, you can purchase a ream or case of paper and donate it to Washington, Osage, or Nowata County school districts. The paper purchased is at cost, meaning the shop is not making a ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners

Jul 25, 2016

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met Monday morning in the Commissioners Meeting Room. Commissioner Mitch Antle was not able to make the meeting, so Commissioner Mike Bouvier held the meeting. The commissioners approved the appointment of Kary Cox, Emergency Operations Center Dire ... read more »

Voter Registration Deadline

Jul 24, 2016

   Yvonne House, Secretary of the Washington County Election Board, says Friday, July 29, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the August 23rd Special Election for Bartlesville and Copan  Public School Districts. If you are a Un ... read more »

Annual Ice Cream Social Set

Jul 23, 2016

The Frank Phillips Home and the Jane Phillips Society will host an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 6.  The organization is inviting you to enjoy free ice cream and cookies. The Social is scheduled from 2 to 4 that afternoon in the Home’s Garden Cottage. Event Coordinator, Kim ... read more »

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 »