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Casino Patrons Refuse Creates Cause for Concern

Apr 27, 2015

Monday the Osage County Board of County Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting.   On the Agenda this week was the return of VIP Technology Services. Several weeks ago representatives from VIP Technology Services requested permission to conduct an audit of the City H ... read more »

Nowata County Sheriff To Retire

Apr 27, 2015

Nowata County will soon be looking for another sheriff.  After serving as Nowata County sheriff for 17 years, James Hallett announced that he's retiring effective May 31st.  Commissioner Chairman Doug Sonenberg read Hallett's letter.  Hallett had two more years left in his ... read more »

Building Bridges Teams with United Way

Apr 26, 2015

A new initiative is being taken under the Bartlesville Regional United Way's proverbial wing.  CEO and Executive Director Jody Burch said that Building Bridges of Oklahoma will be fully funded by Bartlesville Regional United Way.   Gina Elias is Executive Director of Building ... read more »

Operation Clean House a Success

Apr 25, 2015

Efficiency was the name of the game during “Operation Clean House” on Saturday. Two traffic lanes were set up to keep vehicles moving. More than 100 volunteers from local communities and businesses unloaded the vehicles and put items on semi trailers in the Phillips 66 parking lot. Br ... read more »

Owasso Man Injured in Saturday Morning Accident

Apr 25, 2015

An Owasso man was injured in a Saturday morning accident.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 18 year-old Zachary Tatum was southbound on 135th East Avenue in Tulsa County when his pickup left the roadway on the right and hity an embankment at 103rd Street North.   Tatum was taken ... read more »

Osage Nation Prevention Program Advises Parents

Apr 24, 2015

On Thursday the Osage Nation Prevention Programs sent a press release out to encourage parents and caregivers to consider the following tips to ensure the safety of their teens and others as they take part in common May High School events, such as prom and graduation. Osage Nation Prevention ... read more »

State Representative Says There is a Possibility of a Wage Increase for Teachers

Apr 24, 2015

Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister gave a report earlier this week on her first 100 days in office. One of the first things she proposed in January was Okhigh5, a plan that would add five days of instruction to the school year and provide a $5-thousand across the board t ... read more »

Operation Clean House in Washington County Communities on Saturday

Apr 24, 2015

The weather on Saturday will not be an excuse for you to avoid Operation Clean House in Washington County. The event takes place between 8 A.M. and 2 P.M. Brian Worfolk from Phillips 66 Research said household products as well as electronics will be accepted in the Adams Boulevard Phillips 66 par ... read more »

Preliminary Hearing Set For Two Men

Apr 24, 2015

A May 12th preliminary hearing date has been set for two Bartlesville men who were involved in a shooting incident last March.  Thomas Myers and James Glenn Myers are charged with use of a vehicle while discharging a weapon.  Bartlesville police were called to the Travelers Motel w ... read more »

Nowata Gun Shop Fire Ruled Accidental

Apr 24, 2015

A report from the Oklahoma Fire Marshall's Office found that a deadly fire at Nowata Firearms was accidental.  The March 12th blaze took the life of 66-year-old Leslie Hazin after he went back inside the building, reportedly to get his gun.  The fire began around 2 P.M. with several ... read more »

Volunteers Needed for Autism Awareness Fundraiser on Saturday

Apr 24, 2015

The “Light it Up Blue Bartlesville” 5-K Race and One Mile Fun-Run happens on Saturday. Paths to Independence was created three years ago by Special Needs educator Claire Bartley and Jean Jensen, the mother of a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Bartley said as of Friday m ... read more »

House of Representatives Passes EPA Overreach Bill

Apr 24, 2015

The Oklahoma Senate created a bill to send a message to the EPA over air-quality standards. Senate Bill 676 with amendments passed by a unanimous vote in March. Earlier this week, the House of Representatives made amendments and passed the bill be a vote of 68-21. District 10 Representative Travi ... read more »

Hazard Mitigation Creation Process Continues

Apr 23, 2015

Officials, staff and employees from Washington County, the city of Bartlesville, the BPSD and several other communities are working to create a Hazard Mitigation Plan. During a meeting Thursday afternoon, a major topic of discussion was safe rooms. Hazard Mitigation consultant Ron Flanagan said t ... read more »

Beck Faces Meth Charges

Apr 23, 2015

A Copan man who was arrested earlier this week on drug charges appeared in Washington County District Court Thursday afternoon to face formal charges.  50-year old Joe Nine Beck is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of drugs without tax stamp affixed.  Washington ... read more »

Conway And Hawkins Face Preliminary Hearing

Apr 23, 2015

A June 30th preliminary hearing is scheduled for two Bartlesville residents who face drug charges.  Dwight David Hawkins and Sandra Gayle Conway are charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, acquiring proceeds from a drug activity, possession of marijuana, using of a security camera, main ... read more »