CityRide Circuit Could Come to an End

Nov 24, 2015

Many people are fans of the low-fare CityRide Circuit and use it to get to work, grocery shopping, medical care and many errands but the current provider will end service on December 18. M liss Jenkins of the Washington County Transportation Coalition said she is working with local leaders, advoc ... read more »

Benefiel Bond Set at 250,000

Nov 24, 2015

Associate District Judge Russell Vaclaw set a 250 thousand dollar bond on 23 year-old Kyle James Benefiel of Copan Tuesday afternoon.  Benefiel is charged with the felony of making threats to kill and with assault and battery on a police officer.  Court documents show Benefiel allegedly ... read more »

Fantasy Land of Lights Setting for Fun Run

Nov 24, 2015

The sky around Johnstone Park in Bartlesville is well lit-up at this time of year due to the Fantasy Land of Lights. There are more than 50 different displays and co-chairman Randy Weatherly said they try to have a new one each year. This weekend, you can walk or run through the park to see the l ... read more »

Family Asks for Financial Help with Funeral Expenses

Nov 24, 2015

A Gofundme account has been set up to help with funeral expenses for a 27-year-old single mother and her two young children. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that Brittiany Dilley of Independence, was traveling southbound on Highway 75 just north of Copan Friday night when the 2000 Blazer she ... read more »

Washington County and Cherokee Nation Working Together

Nov 23, 2015

  Travel on 4020 Road in southeast Washington County came to a halt for a few minutes on Monday afternoon as the Washington County Commissioners, Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskins and Tribal Councilman Dick Lay gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Hoskins said t ... read more »

Copan Man Threatens Mass Shooting at High School

Nov 23, 2015

A rural Copan man is in the Washington County Jail after being arrested on Monday for threatening a mass shooting at Copan Schools. Sheriff Rick Silver said that 23-year-old Kyle Benefiel admitted to sending an email to the City of Bartlesville's website saying he would shoot everyone ... read more »

Commissioners Appoint Committee to Appraise Courthouse

Nov 23, 2015

At this weeks meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners, the commissioners announced the appointed members of the seven person committee to study the Osage County Courthouse/County Building issues, signed the territory increase for the Black Dog Fire District, and discussed progre ... read more »

Hailey Waives Preliminary Hearing

Nov 23, 2015

A Bartlesville man who is accused of drug possession has waived preliminary hearing and is bound over for formal arraignment.  45-year old Michael Sean Hailey is charged with possession of methamphetamine, bringing meth into jail, and possession of paraphernalia. Earlier this month, Bar ... read more »

Commissioners Accept OSU Extension Contract

Nov 23, 2015

The Nowata County Commissioners approved the OSU Extension Budget and Cooperative contract Monday morning.  The contract is the same as last year with a yearly budget of $25,000.  The funds come from the county's sales tax.  The commissioners voted to go out for rock bids.  ... read more »

Free Fair Board Discussion on Next Week Commissioner Agenda

Nov 23, 2015

In October, the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved raising fees at the Free Fair. The increases went into effect on November 1 and on November 16, many Free Fair Board members were at a Commissioner's meeting to voice their dissent. District 1 Commissioner Mitch Antle said the ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners to Gather Fire Suppression Information

Nov 23, 2015

Washington, Nowata and Osage County fire departments were very busy on Veteran's Day this year by dealing with multiple fires around the area. Reports say that nearly 46,000 acres were burned across the three county area. During the Monday morning Washington County Board of Commissioners meet ... read more »

City Holidays Reschedule Refuse Pickup

Nov 23, 2015

Here's a reminder that City of Bartlesville offices will be closed Thursday and Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  City Manager, Ed Gordon says if your normal garbage collection falls on Thursday, city crews will pick up yours on Wednesday.  Police and fire services will ... read more »

Osage Election Board Looking for Officials

Nov 23, 2015

The Secretary of the Osage County Election Board, Andrea Conner, has submitted an open request for polling location officials, volunteers and workers. Conner said that poll location workers must be registered voters in Osage County and are needed in all polling locations and precincts. Wo ... read more »

Three Dead, Driver Unknown, Investigation Continues

Nov 21, 2015

Three people are dead after a 2000 Chevy Blazer rolled over the guard rail on U. S. 75 Friday night.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the Blazer was southbound at Washington County Road 500 when it travelled into the center median, hit the guardrail, rolled over the guardrail.  The ... read more »

First Real Cold Snap of the Season this Weekend

Nov 20, 2015

A potent cold front will be making its way across Oklahoma this weekend and Sunday morning the temperature could fall below 20 degrees for the first time since March. Washington, Osage and Nowata counties, along with the rest of northeast Oklahoma, will be under a freeze warning from 6 P.M. Satur ... read more »