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City To Offer Christmas Tree Mulching

Dec 26, 2014

The Bartlesville Parks and Recreation Department has announced that the City will be mulching Christmas trees at the upper level parking lot of Sooner Park.  During a recent KWON City Matters Program, Parks Department Superintendent Bobby Robinson explained the program.  Drop off undeco ... read more »

Fantasyland Light Cords Returned

Dec 26, 2014

Bartlesville's Fantasyland of Lights received a Christmas gift.  According to the organization's Facebook post, it now has back some of the extension cords that were stolen last month.  The Washington County Sheriff's office reportedly found the cords along the side of the r ... read more »

Legislators File Bills for 2015 Session

Dec 25, 2014

Oklahoma lawmakers could bring home a smaller paycheck, work less and even see their numbers cut by a third under a few of the measures that have been filed ahead of the 2015 legislative session.      Nearly 70 measures have been filed so far in the Senate, with another h ... read more »

Friends in Deed Serves Christmas Dinner

Dec 25, 2014

The Bartlesville area turned out Christmas Day for a dinner meal and fellowship at the Adams Blvd. Church of Christ as the "Friends In Deed" organization hosted its annual dinner.  Early indications show that 2014 may be the biggest event yet for the group. One of the organizers fo ... read more »

Fire Danger Increases This Christmas Season

Dec 24, 2014

The National Weather Service says conditions on Christmas Day will be favorable for fires. Forecasters issued a fire alert for Thursday in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.      Strong southerly winds - with gusts in the 30 to 40 mph range - along with mild temperatu ... read more »

Christmas Tree Safety

Dec 24, 2014

While you are celebrating your Christmas, stay safe this year. According to the National Fire Protection Association, Christmas Tree fires account for more than 18 million dollars in property damage each year.  The majority of these fires start from live trees that have dried out. Simply by ... read more »

Ahava Gives Back

Dec 24, 2014

A local restaurant is ensuring that needy seniors have a Merry Christmas. Ahava Cafe in Dewey as part of its Sacks of Hope campaign is giving Christmas Gifts along with their regular food distribution this week. Giz Robison, owner of Ahave Cafe, says the program is all thanks to the customers of ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Make Third Burglary Arrest

Dec 24, 2014

A third person is in police custody as a result of the Bartlesville police investigation into the vehicle break-ins reported on November 22nd and December 16th.  Bartlesville police have arrested 20 year-old Andrew Mandell Randolph, Jr.  He is initially charged with vehicle burglary.&nb ... read more »

Shidler Voters Can Apply for Absentee Ballots

Dec 24, 2014

Osage County voters who want to have an absentee ballot mailed to them for the January 13th Shidler School election should apply now.  Election Board Secretary Andrea Connor says that while the county election board can accept applications for an absentee ballot until 5 o'clock the after ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Investigate Injury Accident

Dec 24, 2014

Bartlesville police are investigating a Tuesday night accident.  Police Captain Jay Hastings reports officers responded to an injury accident about 7:14 Tuesday night at the the interssection of Frank Phillips and Seminole street in west Bartlesville. According to Hastings, the accident occu ... read more »

Gasoline Price Drop Continues

Dec 24, 2014

Falling gasoline prices are giving Oklahomans a Christmas gift that will likely last into the new year.      AAA Oklahoma says the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.07 Tuesday. Gas prices have tumbled $1.46 since hitting its 2014 high of $3.53 on June ... read more »

Harper Steals Two Cars

Dec 23, 2014

A man nicknamed 'J-Rock', Jeremy Charles Harper ,is in jail on a 100 thousand dollar bond for aggravated assault and battery, robbery, and conspiracy to commit a robbery. According to a court affidavit, Bartlesville Police were called to a home on the 900 block of Yale where the victim Th ... read more »

Alfaro Apears in Court

Dec 23, 2014

A Bartlesville woman arrested in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins appeared in Washington County District Court Tuesday. Allee Jayne Alfaro appeared before District Judge Curtis DeLapp who set a December 29 court date for initial appearance on charges to be filed. Alfaro was arrested ... read more »

Scott Steals Truck

Dec 23, 2014

A Tulsa native faces charges of possession of stolen property, vehicle theft, and possession of a firearm after a felony. Rashad Samir Scott appeared in Washington County District Court Tuesday to face the charges brought against him after items a stolen truck led police to his apartment. Accordi ... read more »

Second Suspect in Vehicle Break-ins Arrested

Dec 22, 2014

Bartlesville police have arrested a second person in connection with the series of vehicle break-ins.  According to police Captain Jay Hastings 27 year old Allee Jane Alfaro was arrested at 4:30 Monday afternoon after Detectives served two more search warrants obtaining evidence that she was ... read more »

Richard And Rupert Appear In Court

Dec 22, 2014

A Lenapah man and an Independence, Kansas man remains in the Washington County Jail after being arrested for allegedly taking a trailer and trying to sell it.  54-year old David Wayne Richard and 49-year old Robert Glen Rupert are charged with grand larceny.  According to a court affida ... read more »

Opossum Creek Bridge Dedication

Dec 22, 2014

Nowata County Commissioners along with representatives from Guy Engineering and Belk Bridge, Inc. gathered Monday morning for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Opossum Creek Bridge, located on old highway 169 about 3.2 miles south of the Oklahoma/Kansas line.  The project was designed by Guy ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Table Several Items

Dec 22, 2014

The Osage County Commissioners tabled two bids received for medical services to be provided for the inmates at the Osage County Correctional Facility Monday morning. The bids received were from Advanced Correctional Healthcare and E.S.W. Corrections.  Tabling the bids will give the Sheriff a ... read more »

Gas Prices Keep Falling

Dec 22, 2014

The average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to $2.47.      Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that prices will likely keep falling.      Lundberg says the average price of ... read more »

New Year's Hikes Scheduled

Dec 22, 2014

Oklahoma State Parks are offering free guided hikes on Jan. 1 to promote healthy lifestyles in the new year.      The director of the state's parks, Kris Marek, says park staffs work each year to create fresh ideas and incentives to entertain guests who come to their ... read more »

Police Arrest Suspects in Vehicle Break-In Ring

Dec 22, 2014

Bartlesville Police Detectives served a search warrant Friday night at an apartment located in the 1700 block of Barlow drive. Police obtained the warrant with information found in a stolen vehicle located in Tulsa last Tuesday morning.  Chief of Police Tom Holland said during a KWON City Ma ... read more »

NOAA Predicts Continued Drought

Dec 21, 2014

Winter has arrived in Oklahoma, but officials say it isn't likely to bring much relief from the ongoing drought.      Sunday marked the first day of winter. But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seasonal drought outlook says drought conditions in wes ... read more »

OSU Department of Defense Grant

Dec 21, 2014

     An $875,000 grant has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense to Oklahoma State University's Institute of Technology.        OSU will use the grant to study the supply chain of the Oklahoma defense industry in partnership with the O ... read more »

Kansas Wheat Exports

Dec 21, 2014

 U.S. Senator Jerry Moran urges the Treasury Department to immediately rewrite cumbersome regulations that have made it difficult to sell wheat and other agricultural commodities to Cuba.        He says this is an issue for Kansas because wheat is Cuba's seco ... read more »

Changes in Oklahoma Veterans Affairs

Dec 21, 2014

- Governor Mary Fallin has announced a new adjutant general to head the Oklahoma National Guard as well as a new secretary of veterans affairs.        Fallin says Brigadier General Robbie Asher will become adjutant general on February 2nd and will command the Oklahoma ... read more »

Spiked Red Bull Tied to Accident

Dec 20, 2014

Police say a truck driver who spiked his Red Bull with liquor wrecked his rig on a northeastern Oklahoma highway, spilling M and M candies, hair products and baby wipes across the road.      Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Bertram says the driver was arrested on a com ... read more »

Catoosa Port Has Been Busy

Dec 20, 2014

The Tulsa Port of Catoosa says shipping activities last month jumped to the highest total since February as outbound agricultural commodities saw large increases.      The port says shipping for soybeans easily surpassed October's numbers as 50,000 more tons left the ... read more »

Green Country Christmas Wraps Up

Dec 19, 2014

Green Country Christmas concluded Friday morning with the awarding of more than $40,000 in cash and prizes. Kit Mann has some of their reactions as part of his story. You can check out a list of the prize winners by clicking here. Pictures of the winners are located on bartlesvilleradio. ... read more »

Texas Man Facing Fugitive Charge

Dec 19, 2014

A Texas man who have warrants from San Antonio for aggravated robbery, faced fugitive charges in Washington County.  Victor Eduardo Cardenas is charged with fugitive from justice.  Bartlesville police assisted U.S. Marshalls Thursday in apprehended Cardenas and Abby Marie Tisdale.  ... read more »

Richard And Rupert Facing Larceny Charges

Dec 19, 2014

Washington County Special Judge John Gerkin held a probable cause hearing for 54-year old David Wayne Richard of Independence, Kansas and 49-year old Robert Glen Rupert of Lenapah who were arrested for grand larceny.  According to a court affidavit, a vehicle was seen on a surveillance camer ... read more »

Crash Closes U. S. 60 in Craig County

Dec 19, 2014

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Highway 60 in Craig County remains closed after a crash involving three vehicles, including two semis early Friday. Troopers said the crash happened at about 4:30 Friday morning three miles west of the intersection with Highway 66.  We have learned one tr ... read more »

Pahawska School District Hears Citizen's Concerns

Dec 19, 2014

A discussion wanting input from citizens about a possible 4-day school week turned into a lengthy discussion about details not yet determined. The Pawhuska School District wants to move the district to a 4 day school week. Some reasons given by the district include attracting teachers who are bei ... read more »

Food Truck Cleanliness

Dec 18, 2014

Food Trucks! They are popping up all around the area and provide food that you may not be able to get at a regular restaurant. But how do they fare when it comes to cleanliness? What are the rules for food trucks? Larry Bergner Public Health Specialist Supervisor for the Northeast Region of Oklah ... read more »

SWAT Team Assists Marshals

Dec 18, 2014

Bartlesville Police assisted U.S. Marshals Thursday in apprehending two fugitives from Texas. According to Washington County Under-sheriff Steve Johnson, U.S. Marshals received a tip that two wanted criminals were in Washington county and tracked them to Mound View Trailer Park in the southern pa ... read more »

Suggestions Sought For High School Logo

Dec 18, 2014

Next year, a major transition will take place at Bartlesville High School as the mid high students and the high school students will combine into one group.  A communications committee was formed to come up with a slogan called "Bruins United."  During a KWON Community Connect ... read more »

Thompson Faces Additional Charges

Dec 17, 2014

After being arrested at a house in Dewey Dominic Thompson of Tulsa has in addition to the two previous counts, four more counts. The four new counts are, unauthorized use of vehicle, 2 counts possession of stolen property, and possession of a firearm while being a convicted felon.   Tho ... read more »

Cost of 12 Days of Christmas

Dec 17, 2014

PNC's annual Christmas Price Index was recently released, a list of how much the items from the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” would cost. Reporter Jonathan Eastman takes a look locally at the cost. To see the cost savings by buying local, go to our website click here. A ... read more »

Opossum Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set

Dec 17, 2014

Nowata County Commissioner Tim Kilpatrick would like to invite the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony at Bridge #24 over Opossum Creek on Monday, December 22nd at 9:30 A.M.  The bridge is located on NS 413 about 3.2 miles south of the Oklahoma/Kansas line.  The project was designed by ... read more »

Pawhuska School Board to Meet

Dec 17, 2014

The Pawhuska Public School Board will meet Thursday evening at the Pawhuska Community Center. The board is conducting a research study. It is asking for input on determining a sense of the community regarding the reduction of the school week to four days from the current five days. The parents of ... read more »

Board Denies Clemancy

Dec 17, 2014

District Attorney for Osage County, Rex Duncan and former Assistant District Attorney Keith Simms attended a clemency hearing held by the Parole and Pardon Board in Oklahoma City last Friday. The hearing was held to determine clemency regarding John Mason Grant. In 1998 John Grant murdered Depart ... read more »

Pawhuska Council Hears Hospital Report

Dec 17, 2014

The Pawhuska City Council met Monday evening over a light agenda.  Pawhuska City Hospital administrator Jesi Tatum spoke to the council and provided a written report to the Council members breaking down the financial profit and loss of the hospital for the months of August and September. Ove ... read more »

Cherokees Increase Health Care Funding

Dec 17, 2014

The Cherokee Nation is increasing its funding for health care centers in its jurisdictional area.  When the tribal council decided Monday to hike its 2015 operating budget, the decision allowed the Cherokees to pump an additional 2.1 million dollars into staff jobs and operate the new Ochela ... read more »

C. J.

Dec 17, 2014

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Phillips Petroleumm, C. J. "Pete" Silas of Bartlesville died Tuesday, December 16th.  Mr. Silas was well known in the community and was deeply involved with many of its organizations.  As a businessman, Silas and his wife, The ... read more »

Nowata Man Arrested For Number Of Violations

Dec 16, 2014

A $25,000 bond has been set for 34-year old Dusty James Beaver of Nowata, who is charged with possession of a firearm in commission of a felony and indecent exposure.  Bartlesville police were called to an apartment in the 4700 block of SE Adams Blvd where a man with a gun going crazy lookin ... read more »

Ramona Woman Arrested On Forgery Charge

Dec 16, 2014

A Ramona woman is in custody for allegedly forging a check to a furniture store.  29-year old Amanda Marie Ackerson is charged with second degree forgery, identity theft, and conspiracy.  Back in July of 2014, a manager from Bob Loftis Furniture reported to Bartlesville police that a ma ... read more »

Oklahoma Blood Institute Delares a Blood Emergency

Dec 16, 2014

The Oklahoma Blood Institute has declared a blood emergency because of a statewide blood shortage.      The Oklahoman reports that the institute declared the emergency on Monday as the state's supply of donated blood fell below the amount needed for an average day. It ... read more »

Congressman Bridenstine Updates Chamber Forum

Dec 16, 2014

First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine says he expects to see the budget process work more the way it traditionally has once the next congress is seated.  Bridenstine spoke to a Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues forum Tuesday morning at the Hilton Garden Inn. Bridensti ... read more »

Dewey Reports Record High Tax Returns

Dec 15, 2014

 In its meeting Monday evening, The Dewey City Council heard more good news from its city manager. Kevin Trease was pleased to announce what hew believes to be a record for The City of Dewey, sales tax returns equaling more than 80 thousand dollars. The exact amount, $80, 225.56 represents a ... read more »

Nowata Woman Arrested For Child Endangerment

Dec 15, 2014

Washington County Special Judge John Gerkin held a probable cause hearing Monday afternoon for 34-year old Jennifer Rose Wagoner of Nowata, who was arrested for child endangerment and DUI.  According to a court affidavit, Bartlesville police were called to the intersection of Washington Blvd ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Approve Rezoning

Dec 15, 2014

The Osage County Commissioners met this morning in their regular weekly scheduled meeting. The following bids were awarded: Paper and cleaning products will be provided by U.S. Foods and trash bags by American Poly Company. Road Oil Services were awarded to Ergon and Coastal. Oil, Lube and Antifr ... read more »

Commissioners Award Bids

Dec 15, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning awarded Midwest Printing of Sapulpa the bid for printing of ballots and other non-ballot material.  The commissioners accepted all seven bids for rock upon price and availability and tabled to award a bid for a live fingerprint scanner.  Co ... read more »

Commissioners Receive Reports

Dec 15, 2014

Washington County Commissioners Monday received and approved numerous reports from county agencies. Some items of note from the meeting include the approval of the alcoholic beverage tax for the county at more than 12 thousand dollars collected and a report from the county jail reporting the numb ... read more »

Cherokee Nation attorney named as special assistant prosecutor

Dec 14, 2014

     Tribal attorneys with the Cherokee Nation and the Osage Nation have been sworn in as tribal special assistant United States attorneys to help prosecute federal cases.        Cherokee Nation Deputy Attorney General Sara Hill and Osage Nation At ... read more »

Dewey Christmas Parade

Dec 14, 2014

The parade lasted about 45 minutes and was well attended.  Float and display contest division winners are:   Commercial Division   1.  Sutterfield Financial   2.  Stone Outfitters/Jerico Tile and Carpet   Non Commercial Division   1.  Kid ... read more »

John Ford to chair Senate Education Committee

Dec 14, 2014

      Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tem Bingman has announced the appointment of chairs and vice chairs to the Senate's 16 committees.        Each committee chair and 15 of the vice chairs are Republicans, as is Bingman.    ... read more »