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Shots Fired In Police Chase, Bartlesville Man Arrested

Nov 16, 2017

An officer locating a vehicle that was reported stolen led a police chase and the arrest of a Bartlesville man. Tyler Larson appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing multiple felony charges including aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of a firearm, possessio ... read more »

Musselwhite Hired As Arvest's Mortgage Loan Manager

Nov 16, 2017

Arvest Bank announced the hiring of its new mortgage loan manager Clint Musselwhite through a press release on Thursday. Musslewhite comes to Arvest from Keller Williams Realty, where he has worked for the last five-plus years since moving to Bartlesville. Musselwhite talks about his new ... read more »

Municipal Filing Set To Begin For Pawhuska Elections

Nov 16, 2017

The City Pawhuska announced that the filing period for municipal candidates will begin soon. Candidates will have from 8 a.m. on Monday December 4 until 5 p.m. on Wednesday December 6 to declare their candidacy to the Osage County Election Board. Declarations will be accepted for the two open ... read more »

Special Meeting On TIF District 12

Nov 15, 2017

The City of Bartlesville held a special meeting for the Tax Increment Review Committee today. The meeting consisted mostly of public comment, as the public was heard before action items were taken, where opposition again arose to the Retirement Community project. However, as the committee mo ... read more »

City of Bartlesville to Hold TIF Meeting

Nov 15, 2017

The City of Bartlesville will hold a special meeting for the Tax Increment Review Committee today. The meeting, which is scheduled for 3 this afternoon, will be centered around the Bartlesville Retirement Community Economic Development Project Plan. public Comment will be heard after the disc ... read more »

OSDH Encourages Flu Prevention Before the Holidays

Nov 15, 2017

As the number of influenza-related hospitalizations continues to increase, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reminds Oklahomans to get a flu shot before upcoming holiday gatherings to prevent spread of the illness. OSDH reports 63 hospitalizations associated with the flu since the seas ... read more »

Creative Community Town Hall Friday

Nov 15, 2017

Pawhuska will be hosting a Creative Community Town Hall forum on Friday November 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Business Development Center located at 1225 Virginia Short Street. The goal of the event is to “engage diverse voices from across the community in developing creative ways to cont ... read more »

Superintendent Holds Public Forum

Nov 15, 2017

Tuesday the Superintendent of Barnsdall Public Schools Jeff Lay held several public forums for parents as well as Barnsdall residents. While much the forum focused on the upcoming bond proposal, Lay also discussed testing and funding. Lay highlighted that parents should not be concerned when they ... read more »

Nowata County Voters Extend Use Tax

Nov 15, 2017

Nowata County voters extended a 1 percent sales tax to fund roads and bridges Tuesday.  The question passed 433 yes to 225 no.  County commissioners had met some opposition when District Attorney Kevin Buchannan asked voters to say "no" so that they could be presented by a rev ... read more »

Nordbye Sentenced to Life in Prison

Nov 15, 2017

A Ramona man convicted in the death of a four-year-old girl has been ordered to serve the rest of his life in prison.  A Washington County judge sentenced 29 year-old Michael Nordbye to life without parole after he was convicted of killing and abusing his girlfriend's daughter, Jayden.&n ... read more »

Hayman Wins Barnsdall Mayoral Election

Nov 14, 2017

With a 54 to 42 percent majority Russell Hayman will become Barnsdall's next Mayor. Hayman has been serving as Interim Mayor on Barnsdall since the resignation of Brock Moore earlier this year. Hayman won the Tuesday election with 54.19 percent of the vote over his two opponents JD Cole, 42.7 ... read more »

City Planning Commission Recommends Retirement Community

Nov 14, 2017

The Bartlesville City Planning Commission recommend the creation of TIF district No. 12 in regards to Wellington Hillcrest retirement community. The commission previously discussed this item last month and took no action. At the recommendation of mayor Dale Copeland the commission agreed to d ... read more »

Owasso Parents Sentenced

Nov 14, 2017

Two Oklahoma parents will spend the rest of their lives in prison after being convicted of child neglect for allowing their four children to live in filthy conditions.   The Tulsa World reports that 24-year-old Aislyn Miller and 25-year-old Kevin Fowler were sentenced Monday to consecuti ... read more »

Fantasy Land of Lights Coming

Nov 14, 2017

Bartlesville's annual Fantasyland of Lights display, sponsored by Daybreak Rotary, is almost ready for the holiday season. The attraction brings in people from the surrounding areas to see the work that volunteers have put in. However, more volunteers are always needed for the display, a ... read more »

Council Hears Aquatics Study Results

Nov 14, 2017

ACQUATICS STUDY 11/14/17 7 AM CHARLIE   The Bartlesville City Council heard Counsilman-Hunsaker representative, George Deines present the results of a chamber-funded aquatic study Monday night.  As he introduced Deines, City Clerk Mike Bailey told the council that the chamber an ... read more »