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Boy Found Dead

Mar 27, 2017

An Ochelata 8-year-old boy may have been accidentally shot and killed.  Currently, the investigation is still ongoing and no official report has been released yet. We will update this story as information becomes available. ... read more »

Grandson of Frank Phillips Dead

Mar 27, 2017

The last surviving grandchild of Frank Phillips has died. The 87-year-old Robert B. Phillips died in February. Phillips was a longtime Tulsa resident and founder of the Phillips Agency, an advertising and public relations firm. He was the son of John G. Phillips, the only son of Jane and Fra ... read more »

Teacher Of The Year Program

Mar 27, 2017

You are invited to join in honoring Bartlesville teachers on Tuesday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m. on the Bartlesville High School campus. The reception will start at 5:30 p.m. in the High School Commons and will be followed by a recognition program beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Au ... read more »

Shelby On Track For Trial

Mar 27, 2017

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that a Tulsa police officer charged with first-degree manslaughter won't have further preliminary hearing proceedings.   The Tulsa World reports 42-year-old Betty Shelby remains on track for trial on May 8. A status hearing is schedule ... read more »

Nowata Student Attacked On Bus

Mar 24, 2017

A Nowata student was injured by two other students yesterday afternoon. According to a Facebook post, the victim was forced to go to the emergency room because of an injury to his ear. Nowata School District and the authorities launched an investigation on the event as soon as the driver of the b ... read more »

Sears Discuss State Budget

Mar 24, 2017

State Legislators are still going over the budget shortfall that will affect state agencies and how it will impact Oklahomans.  Recently, state agencies were told to make a 14.5 percent cut, including closing half of the state's parks.  Many legislators don't agree with that ide ... read more »

Thomas Has New Courtdate

Mar 24, 2017

A Bartlesville man who is accused of trafficking in meth is scheduled to be on the June 28th jury sounding docket.  John Anthony Thomas is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.  Bartlesville police last December were called to the Skyline Motel loc ... read more »

Pawhuska Woman Arrested Again

Mar 24, 2017

A 34-year-old Pawhuska woman who exposed herself in January while doing a cartwheel in front of students is now facing a grand larceny charge in Tulsa County after stealing a woman's purse. Lacey Dawn Sponsler was arrested after the January incident where police said she was wearing a dr ... read more »

Contracts to Go Before Washington County Board

Mar 26, 2017

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will take up the annual contract with Securus Technologies for inmate telephone services at the jail.  Securus is the current provider at the jail and the action will simply renew the existing contract.  The board will also take action on a 3 ... read more »

Commissioner Doak Warns of Marketplace Problems

Mar 24, 2017

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak is warning state and federal lawmakers that Oklahoma is in danger of having no insurers participate in the federal marketplace next year. The number of insurers on the Oklahoma exchange dwindled to just one after multiple carriers sustained significant lo ... read more »

Search Over For Missing Boy

Mar 23, 2017

Bartlesville police went searching for a missing boy on Thursday. Groups gathered to search before noon. Because the boy is a minor, several details are unavailable to be released. However, the search was called off around 1:45 the same afternoon and the boy was reportedly found. Accordi ... read more »

Oolagah-Talala Schools Now Provide Shelters

Mar 23, 2017

The Oologah-Talala Schools now provide shelters designed to withstand an EF-5 tornado for all 2,000 students and staff during the school day and up to 2,750 district residents when classes are out. The storm shelters will be available and open to the public during weather emergencies after s ... read more »

Traffic Expected

Mar 23, 2017

An oversized load is making its way through Bartlesville this afternoon starting at Tuxedo and Hensley, heading out to 123. Traffic is expected to be backed up, and you are asked to find an alternate route. ... read more »

Safety Complex Near Completion

Mar 23, 2017

Construction continues at the new safety complex south of downtown Bartlesville.  City Engineer Micah Siemers said there are some minor issues at the complex. Siemers is hopeful that the building could be completed in the next few weeks. ... read more »

Fire Continues South of Bartlesville

Mar 23, 2017

We have a quick update on the fires that are continuing to burn just south of Bartlesville. Washington County Emergency Management's Melissa Lindgren provides us with the update. With the winds today, the fire has a close eye kept on it. ... read more »