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Earl Sears is Optimistic on Budget Talks

May 06, 2016

Oklahoma elected officials continue to work on a Fiscal Year 2017 budget.  House Appropriations and Budget Committee Chairman Earl Sears says there is a log-jam right now because the House, the Senate, and Governor Fallin have each carved out positions and none of them appear to be moving. ... read more »

Stand Off Leads to Arrest of Robbery Suspect

May 05, 2016

A tip from the public lead to a police investigation and a 5-hour stand-off situation Thursday night.  Police Captain Jay Hastings says investigators received information about 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon that the third suspect in an armed robbery, James T. Black was at a home in the ... read more »

Dr. Piper Endorses Bridenstine

May 06, 2016

President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University Dr. Everett Piper endorsed Jim Bridenstine on Thursday. Bridenstine is running for a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Speaking at a rally for Bridenstine at OKWU in Bartlesville on Thursday afternoon, Dr. Piper said Congressman Bridens ... read more »

Bartlesville Observes National Day of Prayer

May 06, 2016

The auditorium at the Voice of the Martyrs was packed as Bartlesville observed the National Day of Prayer thursday night. Members of the clergy joined community members in leading prayers for the Church, for education, busines, the media, the military and other sectors. Congressman Jim Bri ... read more »

Congressman Bridenstine Campaigns in Bartlesville

May 05, 2016

First District Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine met with supporters Thursday afternoon.  Bridenstine held his campaign event on the Oklahoma Wesleyan University Campus. Bridenstine updated supporters on his efforts on behalf of the district, but the thrust of his message was on the u ... read more »

Bridenstine Campaigning for Re-Election

May 04, 2016

First District Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine will spend the weekend campaigning for re-election in his district.  The congressman will return on Thursday to a site that he found to be very friendly when he originally ran for office – Bartlesville’s Oklahoma Wesleyan Univer ... read more »

Register Your Youngsters for Freedom Fest Royalty

May 04, 2016

Does your youngster have what it takes to be Little Miss or Little Mr. Freedom Fest this year?  Event organizers are registering 5 to 8 year-olds for the competition now through Monday, May 16th.  Festival Committee Chair, Sharon Hurst says they’re excited bring back the popul ... read more »

Governor Fallin Signs Autism Bill

May 04, 2016

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed seven pieces of legislation into law, including a bill that requires health insurers to cover the treatment of children with autism. The autism bill signed Wednesday requires coverage for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder i ... read more »

Governor Fallin Offers Trump Her Endorsement

May 04, 2016

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is offering her enthusiastic endorsement of Republican presidential contender Donald Trump, saying she supports the New York billionaire "100 percent." Fallin also said Wednesday she's honored to be mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate ... read more »

Phillips 66 Increases Its Quarterly Dividend

May 04, 2016

The Phillips 66 Board of Directors declared a 63 cents per share quarterly dividend on Phillips 66 common stock.  That represents a 12.5 percent increase. The dividend is payable on June first to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 18th. Since the formation of Phillips ... read more »

Pepper Pleads Guilty in Owasso Shooting Incident

May 04, 2016

A Collinsville man who pleaded guilty in a fatal shooting outside an Owasso gas station has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.      The Tulsa World reports that 19-year-old Jacob Pepper was sentenced Monday. He has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of ... read more »

Osage Nation Helps Barnsdall Fund Water Plant

May 04, 2016

Osage Nation Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear presented Barnsdall Mayor Brock Moore and the Barnsdall City Council a 75 thousand dollar check on Tuesday.  The Osage Nation Congress unanimously approved the funds last month. Chief Standing Bear read from the enacting legislation.  He tol ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Seek Third Robbery Suspect

May 04, 2016

Bartlesville Police are seeking a third suspect in the robbery man.  Police Captain Jay Hastings reports the robbery occurred late Monday night, April 25th around Midnight in the 300 block of SE Santa Fe in Bartlesville. Denorvice Howard and Chris Cox have already been arrested.  Po ... read more »

The Fate of the Triangle Building

May 03, 2016

Tensions rose at the Pawhuska City Council meeting Monday night. The discussion began when new Council member Steve Holcombe made a motion to declare the iconic Triangle building a nuisance, adding that the building violates health and safety codes. However, the public and the buil ... read more »

City Staff Partners With YMCA

May 03, 2016

The Bartlesville City Council approved a management agreement with the Richard Kane YMCA for the operation of the Sooner and Frontier swimming pools.  This is the second year that the City and YMCA have partnered to make the swimming season a success.  Richard Kane YMCA CEO Robert Phill ... read more »