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Caney Kansas Residents Under Boil Water Advisory

Jul 03, 2015

A boil water advisory is in effect in Caney, Kansas, until further notice.  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the public water supply advisory on Thursday, July 2nd at 8 P.M.  The advisory was issued as a result of a loss of adequate pressure in Caney's water su ... read more »

Holiday Weekend Begins Early for Many

Jul 03, 2015

The Independence Day weekend is getting off to an early start for many.  Local, county, state and federal offices are closed today.  Banks are also taking a national holiday on July 3rd and 4th.  Mail will be delivered on Friday but there is no delivery scheduled for the Fourth.&nb ... read more »

State Safety Office Campaign to Raise DUI Awareness

Jul 03, 2015

The Independence Day holiday period sees a lot more people on the roads and many of them are driving under the influence. The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office reports that in 2014, five people died and 30 people were injured in 103 traffic crashes that involved a driver under the influence of drugs ... read more »

Accident Traffic Slowing Northbound Traffic on Highway 75

Jul 03, 2015

A two vehicle accident is slowing traffic in the northbound lanes of Highway 75 at Camelot.  The accident occurred at about 9:30 A.M. on Friday morning. ... read more »

Washington County Free Fair is Closer than You Think

Jul 02, 2015

September is two months away and so is the Washington County Free Fair. If your child or grandchild wants to be in the talent contest this year, Susan Hunt says now is the time to get those applications in. Hunt said the preliminaries for the talent contest will take place on Tuesday, Septemb ... read more »

Owasso to Limit Door to Door Solicitations

Jul 02, 2015

Owasso City Council accepted staff recommendations recently to revise the city's Solicitors Ordinance. Ordinance 1054 and Resolution 2015-11, creating a No Knock List, go into effect on August 1, 2015. Residents can sign up to be included on a list of addresses solicitors may not visit. The r ... read more »

Governor Orders Review of State's Alzheimer's Plan

Jul 02, 2015

Governor Mary Fallin issued an executive order on Wednesday to the Aging Services Division of DHS to find improvements in services and care for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The order instructs the Division to consult with the Oklahoma chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to ... read more »

Bartlesville Freedom Fest Offers Entertainment Variety: Still Needs Volunteers

Jul 02, 2015

  The Bartlesville Freedom Fest has been providing family friendly events and entertainment for years but expect to see some new things this year and the return of a crowd favorite. Freedom Fest co-chair Sharon Hurst said that things get started with “Aunt Pearl.” ... read more »

Fireworks and Your Pets are Not a Good Combination

Jul 01, 2015

The 4th of July means fireworks, family get-togethers and festivities. All are fun but not so much for our pets. Besides the loud noise of fireworks scaring your pet and causing them to run away, there are other dangers. The ASPCA warns that exposure to lit fireworks can result in severe burns or ... read more »

Osage Nation Honors Veterans with Tax Exemption

Jul 01, 2015

The Osage Nation Congressional Act 15-21, sponsored by Osage Congressmen James Norris and co-sponsored by congress members Angela Pratt, Ron Shaw, and John Maker was passed during the 2015 Hun-Kah Session in March.   The act was designed to honor Osage Veterans receiving 100 percent ... read more »

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 »