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Bartlesville Man Arrested For Having Weapon In Jail

Jul 01, 2015

A $50,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly had a weapon in jail.  19-year old Jared Alexander Russell is charged with bringing a contraband into jail.  An officer found in Russell's possession a leatherman micra tool/knife.  According to a court affidavit, ... read more »

Electricity Users Could Soon See a Rate Increase

Jul 01, 2015

Staying as cool or warm as you like could cost a bit more soon in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. Public Service Company of Oklahoma filed a rate change request on Wednesday with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. PSO said that the 13.6% increase is necessary in order to comply with U.S. EPA ... read more »

May Unemployment Rises in Most of Oklahoma

Jul 01, 2015

The new unemployment numbers for the state, released by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission on Wednesday, are showing a slight downward trend for 75 out of the 77 counties in Oklahoma during the month of May. Some good news for our area is that the rate in Nowata County is unchanged, stay ... read more »

Flood Insurance Claims Filing Extended in Oklahoma

Jul 01, 2015

Many Oklahoma counties suffered mild to severe flood damage during the month of May and will be getting assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA is extending the claim filing period another 180 days to give residents time to gather information and make sure that their claim i ... read more »

City Council Award Police Vehicle Bid

Jul 01, 2015

The Bartlesville City Council approved to authorize City Manager Ed Gordon to execute a memorandum of understanding with FOP Lodge 117 and IAFF Local 200 regarding the terms and conditions pending of a new contract for fiscal year 2016.  City Attorney Jerry Maddux said that part of the propo ... read more »

Gas Prices Down, Temperatures Up for Fourth of July Travel

Jul 01, 2015

The latest information from AAA Oklahoma is that Oklahomans will be on the roads in near record numbers during the Fourth of July travel period, which runs today through Sunday, July 5th. One reason for the increase in travelers is that the price of gas is close to a dollar less per gallon than i ... read more »

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on EPA Power Plant Mercury Limits

Jun 30, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on some important landmark cases over the past ten days. On Monday, they ruled on another involving the EPA. The Justices ruled 5-4 that the EPA had not properly taken into account the cost to regulate emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants. Oklahoma State ... read more »

Dewey House Placed on National Register of Historic Places

Jun 30, 2015

The Comer House, located at 1316 North Creek Street in Dewey, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house was built in 1957 by architect, Bruce Goff. Cynthia Naylor worked with Goff at the Price Tower and bought the house in 2012. She said it was in a state of d ... read more »

Oklahoma Supreme Court Makes a Ruling on Ten Commandments Monument

Jun 30, 2015

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the Ten Commandments monument at the State Capitol must be removed. The court ruled that the Oklahoma constitution bans using public property to benefit a religion. They said the Ten Commandments are “obviously religious in nature” ... read more »

Trailer Stolen from Bartlesville Habitat for Humanity

Jun 30, 2015

The Bartlesville Habitat for Humanity is looking for a $6,000 dump trailer that was stolen from their facility over this past weekend. The thieves cut the chain on the gate and then on the trailer in order to remove it. The thieves also put another lock on the gate, likely so it would be unnotice ... read more »

Celebrate Fourth of July Across Washington County

Jun 30, 2015

The Fourth of July is just days away and communities across Washington County are preparing to celebrate. Bartlesville will be hosting their annual Freedom Fest on Saturday. There will be numerous events like a Dunk Tank and a Parade before the fireworks begin at 9:45 pm. Wednesday, July ... read more »

Sample Ballots Available for July 14 Election

Jun 30, 2015

Sample ballots are currently available online or at the Osage County Election Board office in Pawhuska for the upcoming Sand Springs Special Election and State Representative District No. 73 Democratic Special Primary Election on July 14.   Sample ballots are available online at the ... read more »

Applications Being Accepted for Washington County School Supplies

Jun 30, 2015

Sign up begins this week for the Washington County School Supply Drive with the items being passed along to the children at the beginning of August. The Supply Drive has been taking place since 2001 and one of the organizer's, Sherri Smith, said there should only be one application for each c ... read more »

Owasso Police Find Alleged Sexual Assault Victim

Jun 29, 2015

Owasso Police were able to find a woman who called 9-1-1, saying “get off me, get off me,” on Sunday, before dispatch could determine where the woman was and what was taking place. Newson6 is reporting that police pinged the victim's cell phone, saturating an apartment complex in ... read more »

Emergency Management Briefs County Commissioners

Jun 29, 2015

At this week's meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners, the Commissioners received a quarterly update from Osage County Emergency Management Director Jerry Roberts.   Roberts reported that the storm season got off to a good start this year with a record breaking ... read more »