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Accident At BHS Construction Site

Oct 01, 2014

Bartlesville fire fighters were called to Bartlesville High School construction site Wednesday afternoon when a main power line connected to the high school was accidentlly cut.  Construction workers were evacuated from the site until the situation was cleared.  ... read more »

OK Mozart's Octoberfest SOLD OUT

Oct 01, 2014

We have a good news - bad news story from Bartlesville's OK Mozart Festival.  The good news is that OK Mozart executive director, Dr. Randy Thompson, announced Wednesday morning that the festival's 4th Annual Oktoberfest is SOLD OUT!  The bad news is that if you have not yet pur ... read more »

Amazon to Close Coffeyville Facility

Oct 01, 2014

Amazon has confirmed it's closing its shipping center in Coffeyville, leaving hundreds of people without a job. The facility will shut down by February of next year. KOTV is reporting the company said it re-evaluated its shipping locations and is working to get them closer to more custome ... read more »

Boating Accident on Skiatook Lake

Oct 01, 2014

The Oklahoma Lake Patrol investigated an accident on Skiatook Lake Tuesday night.  According to the report, 68 year-old Thomas Prince of Tulsa was operating a 17-foot sail boat at about 6:30 a half-mile east of Skiatook Point Boat Ramp.  Prince tried to turn the vessel when the sail' ... read more »

Minor Accident for a Bartlesville School Bus

Oct 01, 2014

A Bartlesville School Bus was involved in a minor accident Tuesday afternoon.   The bus backed into a utility pole in the Colonial neighborhood. At the time of the mishap, the driver was apparently unaware that he had struck the pole and continued on his route. There were about 30 s ... read more »

Get Fit America Ribbon Cutting

Sep 30, 2014

Ribbons were cut for two new workout areas Tuesday, one in Bartlesville and one in Dewey. These areas include horizontal ladders, rope climbs, parallel bars, and pull-up bars, plus other apparatus to help users stay fit. The main difference about these spaces is that they are both part of two sch ... read more »

Governor Fallin Visits Bartlesville

Sep 30, 2014

Oklahoma's Governor Mary Fallin paid a visit to Bartlesville Tuesday as the keynote speaker for the Regional Innovation Forum. The forum, which focused on Energy, Innovation, Manufacturing, and Education was hosted by Tri-County Tech. During her keynote speech, Governor Fallin praised the for ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Drug Possession

Sep 30, 2014

A Bartlesville man is in custody facing drug violations.  27-year old Jedidiah Joseph Schmidt is charged with possession of marijuana, acquire proceeds from a drug activity, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bartlesville police served a search warrant at a home in the 200 block of ... read more »

Obamacare Ruling Favors Oklahoma

Sep 30, 2014

A federal judge has sided with Oklahoma in its lawsuit challenging some subsidies offered to people who buy insurance under the health care law. U.S. District Judge Ronald White is the latest to weigh in on regulations that allow health insurance tax credits under the Affordable Care Act in ... read more »

Liddell Preliminary Hearing Set

Sep 29, 2014

An October 21st preliminary hearing is set for a Bartlesville man who is accused of trafficking in methamphetamine back in July.  Michael Brandon Liddell is charged with trafficking meth, possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm during probation, and possession of drug paraphernalia. ... read more »

Lowe Scholars Applicants Sought

Sep 29, 2014

The Lowe Family Young Scholars Program is accepting applications for 2015.  The scholarship and mentoring program will accept three current seventh graders and three current sophomores to the program. To be eligible for the program, students must meet family financial criteria. Applicant ... read more »

Osage County Commissioners Donate Use of Building

Sep 29, 2014

Osage County Commissioners concluded their fifth September session Monday morning, but not before approving the donation of the county’s agriculture building after hearing a discussion from Anthony Shakleford with the Osage Nation Youth Drug Enforcement program. Shakleford told commissioner ... read more »

Commissioners Hear from New Vendor

Sep 29, 2014

Washington County Commissioners Monday met with a new vendor for bridge and road work. After declaring a Sheriff's vehicle surplus because it was involved in an accident, the commissioners moved into the report portion of the meeting. Commissioner Dunlap yielded the floor to Robert Burton and ... read more »

Commissoners Hear Bridge Update

Sep 29, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners held a short meeting Monday morning.  Commissioner Curtis Barnes presented an update on a bridge project in his district.  Barnes said everything went well.  The next Nowata County Commissioners meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 6th at 9 A.M. ... read more »

Tax Sales up for Consideration in Osage County

Sep 28, 2014

The Osage County Board of Commissioners will hear from Anthony Shackleford on Monday morning. The board plans to discuss and possibly act on the proposed donation of the Agriculture building at the county fairgrounds for the Red Ribbon Week kickoff event October 23rd.  On the topic of the fa ... read more »

Water Resources

Sep 28, 2014

An environmental researcher says Oklahoma could benefit by learning how developing countries address water security issues as demand grows and scientists warn of drier years ahead.        The Oklahoman reports that Jim Chamberlain, staff researcher at the University o ... read more »

Voter Registration

Sep 28, 2014

Yvonne House, Secretary of the Washington County Election Board, says that Friday, October 10, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the November 4, General Election and Regular Municipal Election for the City of Bartlesville for Ward 2 and 3. Person ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners to View Short Agenda

Sep 27, 2014

Surplus county-owned property and a report from the drug court top the agenda for Monday morning's Washington County Commissioners meeting.  The agenda calls for the board to vote on whether or not to ceclare a Ford Crown Victoria as surplus property.  The vehicle has been property ... read more »

Governor Signs Zombie Proclamation

Sep 26, 2014

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation Friday declaring October Zombie Preparedness Month. Jonathan Eastman took a trip to Caney to find out more.   To see more information on how to prepare for any type of emergency, click here. ... read more »

Chopra Charges Filed

Sep 26, 2014

A number of charges have been filed for a Bartlesville man who allegedly took items from Tallgrass Estates.  37-year old Joshua Alan Chopra is charged with three counts of second degree burglary, three counts of second degree forgery, taking credit cards, and obtaining cash or merchandise by ... read more »

Man Arrested For Threatening A Man

Sep 26, 2014

A Bartlesville man is in custody for allegedly threaten to kill his former roommate.  35-year old Weylin Thompson is charged with assault and battery, threats to kill, and public intoxication.  Bartlesville police were called to investigate a possible domestic in the 300 block of South ... read more »

Bruin Brigade To Compete

Sep 25, 2014

Fall is here and that means competition on football fields all across the area. Jon Eastman reports on one of those competitions. The Bruin Brigade will compete Saturday in Owasso with their preliminary performance at 2PM.  Owasso Marching Band Invitational September 27 @ Owasso Hi ... read more »

Warrant Issued For Third Kidnapping Suspect

Sep 25, 2014

An arrest warrant has been issued for a third suspect involved in last Monday morning's kidnapping of two men near the Cherokee Casino at Catossa.  Joshua Brandon Damron faces kidnapping, assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and pointing a firearm.  According to a court affidav ... read more »

Walk To School Day Set For October 8th

Sep 25, 2014

Fall is in the air and the City of Bartlesville will be conducting the annual Walk to School Day, scheduled for Wednesday, October 8th.  All Bartlesville's elementary schools along with Central and Madison Middle schools participated in the event last year.  Over 2,700 kids particip ... read more »

Robinson Found Guilty

Sep 25, 2014

A Washington County jury Wednesday afternoon found Jaalil Khalean Robinson guilty of robbery.  The jury recommended that Robinson serve six years in prison and pay a $2,000 fine.  Back in December of last year, a woman and her 12-year old son were walking along Frank Phillips Blvd. near ... read more »

BPSD Homecoming Next Week

Sep 24, 2014

Bartlesville Public School District is getting geared up for Homecoming week, scheduled for September 29th-October 3rd.  This year's Homecoming parade is scheduled for Thursday evening, October 2nd at downtown Bartlesville.  During a recent KWON Community Connection Program, BPSD Co ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For Burglary

Sep 24, 2014

Washington County Associate District Judge Russell Vaclaw held a probable cause hearing Wednesday afternoon for 37-year old Joshua Alan Chopra (show-pra) who was arrested for burglary, credit card theft, false impersonation to create liability, fraud, and obtaining merchandise by false pretenses. ... read more »

Gas Prices Going Down

Sep 24, 2014

The average price for gasoline in Oklahoma is at its lowest level in seven months.  Triple-A of Oklahoma said that the average price for a gallon of regular self-serve gas in the state at $3.17.  The price is down nearly eight cents per gallon from last week and Triple-A says is the low ... read more »

Osage Nation Chief Calls For FedEx Boycott Over Team Name

Sep 24, 2014

On Tuesday, Osage Nation Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear issued a directive instructing all Osage Nation employees to “refrain from using FedEx” due to their relationship with the Washington Redskins National Football League team. In the directive, Standing Bear says that Redskins&rs ... read more »

Accident Closes Hillcrest Dr.

Sep 23, 2014

A three car accident closed Hillcrest Dr. for about an hour late Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, three cars were involved in the accident with at least one ending up in a ditch. Authorities say that three people were transported to the hospital with injuries. Of the three vehicles, two w ... read more »

Adair Faces December Preliminary Hearing

Sep 23, 2014

A December 16th preliminary hearing date is set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly stabbed two people to death.  35-year old Steven Lee Adair is charged with two counts of first degree murder.  Bartlesville police were called to the 500 block of NW Sooner Drive.  According to a c ... read more »

Sumpter Preliminary Hearing Set

Sep 23, 2014

A November 13th preliminary hearing date is set for a Nowata man who faces drug violations.  Clay Edward Sumpter is charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, acquire proceeds from a drug activity, and possession of paraphernalia.  Last month, Bartlesville ... read more »

Osage County Commission Appoints New Emergency Manager

Sep 23, 2014

Osage County’s director of emergency management, Mike Pattison, delivered his final monthly report at a recent Osage Couny Commission meeting. Pattison is set to retire from his position at the end of September. Jerry Roberts will be the next Osage County director of emergency manag ... read more »

Local Officials back Senate Bill 2609

Sep 23, 2014

Elected and appointed officials in Bartlesville are supporting Senate Bill 2609 in the U.S. Congress.  Chief Financial Officer for the city, Mike Bailey, speaking on a KWON City Matters program said the bill is called the Marketplace and Internet Fairness Act.  Bailey says the proposal ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested For DUI

Sep 22, 2014

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly was driving under the influence of alcohol.  32-year Robert McClintock is charged with DUI.  Oklahoma Highway Patrol along with Washington County Sheriff deputies were called to investigate a single vehicle accident on Gap ... read more »

Grass Fire Damages Building

Sep 22, 2014

An out of control grass fire south of Bartlesville damaged one building Monday afternoon. According to Washington County Fire Chief Kary Cox, the fire, located about 1.5 miles East of Highway 75 on 2500 rd. was a controlled burn that got out of control and threatened a barn like structure. Fi ... read more »

Second Kidnapping Suspect Appears In Court

Sep 22, 2014

One of two people who Ramona Police believe were involved along with Christopher McClain in last Monday morning kidnapping of two men near the Cherokee Casino at Catoosa appeared in Washington County District Court.  36-year old Jacklyn Marie Ulrich is charged with kidnapping, assault and ba ... read more »

City To Receive Federal Grants

Sep 22, 2014

The City of Bartlesville was recently awarded two Federal grants for projects that will fund cameras for the police department and equipment and training for the fire department.  The City will receive $10,739 through the Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance G ... read more »

Commissioners Receive Credentials

Sep 22, 2014

Washington County Commissioners met this morning and received credentials to facilitate access to areas in case of emergency. Washington County Emergency Manager Kary Cox presented each commissioner with three types of identification, a wallet card, a lapel clip and a badge, each identifying the ... read more »

Bridge Projects At Nowata County

Sep 22, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners had a brief meeting Monday morning.  Commissioner Curtis Barnes gave an update on bridge projects going on in his district.  Barnes complimented his workers on doing a good job.  ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Accept Road Into County Maintenance System

Sep 22, 2014

The Osage County Commissioners met Monday morning for their regularly scheduled business meeting where they accepted road W. 115th St. N. into the county road maintenance system. The road commences at the northwest corner of the southwest quarter of section five, township twenty-one. The ... read more »

Former PHS Footbal Coach Acquitted Of Felony Charge

Sep 22, 2014

An Osage County District Court jury found former Pawhuska head football coach Scotty Ray Gilkey innocent of embezzlement charges after delivering their verdict in his felony trial on Friday. The jury panel was made up of seven women and five men.  They returned their unanimous not guilty ... read more »

Gas Odor Closes Store at Mall

Sep 21, 2014

Sears store at Bartlesville’s Washington Park Mall was closed for a couple of hours Sunday afternoon.  Store employees noticed an odor they thought might be gas, so the Sears store manager alerted Oklahoma Natural Gas.   Mall Manager Karen Miller confirms that no gas leak was ... read more »

Tulsa Regional Fly-In Finale

Sep 20, 2014

The 58th-annual Tulsa Regional Fly-In drew to a close Saturday afternoon at Bartlesville Airport.  The event was billed as "The Best Sport Aviation Since 1957".  Wile the featured attraction for the event was the opportunity for the public to ride in the historic EAA Ford Tri- ... read more »

Sign Up for the Bartlesville Homecoming Parade

Sep 20, 2014

Bartlesville High School's homecoming parade is set for Thursday, October 2nd.  Organizations are invited to participate in the parade.   Sign-ups are now underway for organizations interested in taking part.   The annual parade is scheduled to step off in downtow ... read more »

Brown Tries To Escape From Jail

Sep 19, 2014

A $50,000 bond has been set on a Bartlesville man who allegedly tried to escape from the Washington County jail.  32-year old Brandon Scott Brown is charged with attempting to escape.  According to a court affidavit, a security camera in the Washington County Jail showed Brown using a p ... read more »

Oklahoma Unemployment Slightly Up

Sep 19, 2014

Oklahoma officials say the state's unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.7 percent in August, up from 4.6 percent in July.  The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said Friday that the civilian labor force fell by 5,950, total employment declined by 6,750 and the number of unemployed ... read more »

Painted Mustang Run Very Successful

Sep 19, 2014

The Madison Middle School Parent Support Group hosted the Painted Mustang Run for Madison students and staff Friday morning. The run is in its third year.  The Painted Mustang run serves as a fundraiser for the Support Group.  Each year, the event has been popular and brings hundred ... read more »

Police Seek Information on Break-in and Theft

Sep 19, 2014

The Bartlesville Police Department Investigations Division is asking for information regarding the identity of the person or persons involved in a crime. According to Crime Stoppers coordinator, David Hackler, some time between the hours of 8:30 the morning of Thursday, September 18th and 1:3 ... read more »

Osage Nation Intends To End Hulah Park Lease

Sep 19, 2014

A lease agreement at Wa-Sha-She Park on Hulah Lake is intended to be terminated on behalf of the Osage Nation.   They have informed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of those plans, according to officials. Last week, Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear explained how Osage Nation w ... read more »

No Text Day

Sep 19, 2014

This No Text On Board Pledge Day in Bartlesville and nationwide. The city council proclaimed the day during its meeting this week. Councilman Doann Nguyen (WIN) read the proclaimation before it was approved. If you want to make the pledge official, you can go to the web site www.itcanwait.com ... read more »

Man Impersonates State Trooper

Sep 19, 2014

Rogers County authorities say a man posing as an Oklahoma state trooper made a traffic stop in Talala. Sheriff Scott Walton told KOTV the man told the driver Wednesday night that he was a trooper and that he stopped him for speeding and having a radar detector. Walton says the victim told de ... read more »

Ride the Ford Tri-Motor

Sep 19, 2014

The Ford Tri-Motor aircraft arrived at Bartlesville's airport Thursday afternoon for this weekend's Tulsa Regional Fly-In.  The airplane was a major advance in aviation when it was built.  Pilot for the aircraft, Ed Bush says when people were driving Model-T and Model-A cars, an ... read more »

Costello Returns Home

Sep 18, 2014

Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello was back at home in Bartlesville Thursday afternoon speaking to a small group of supporters at Hillcrest Country Club. After briefly discussing his visit to the Defending the American Dream Summit in Dallas, TX, Costello began discussing matters closer to ... read more »

McClain Charges Filed

Sep 18, 2014

A Ramona man who has been in custody since Monday afternoon appeared in Washington County District Court Thursday afternoon to face formal charges.  39-year old Christopher Ross McClain is charged with kidnapping, three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, pointing a firear ... read more »

Skiatook To Host Annual Pioneer Day Festival

Sep 18, 2014

From Thursday, September 18 to Saturday, September 20, Skiatook will be hosting their Pioneer Day Festival. The festival will be packed with carnival rides, a parade, car shows, contests, and entertainment of all kinds.  There will also be a rodeo as well. This event is supported by ... read more »

Exploitation Charges Filed

Sep 18, 2014

A Ramona man and his mother are free on bond after being arrested on a compliant of exploitation.  67-year old Ann Marie Turner and 44-year old Tracy Darin Turner are charged with one count of exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult.  Washington County Sheriff's office i ... read more »

Bridenstine Opposed Vote to Arm Rebels

Sep 18, 2014

Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine was the only member of Oklahoma's U.S. House delegation to vote against President Barack Obama's request to train and arm rebels fighting Islamic State militants in Syria. Bridenstine says that if the Islamic State is deemed a threat, the United St ... read more »