Polar Plunge on Saturday

Jan 30, 2015

The weather will make Saturday's Special Olympics Polar Plunge feel even colder. The annual event is a major fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Patrick Johnson, Bartlesville Special Olympics chairperson said last year's event raised more than $23-thousand.   For the second ... read more »

ConocoPhillips to Work to Control Costs

Jan 29, 2015

Rumors continue about Bartlesville's major employers and the local jobs picture in light of lower crude oil prices and corresponding profit margins.  ConocoPhillips announced a net fourth-quarter loss on Thursday.  Local spokesman, David Austin says the company did not  announc ... read more »

Being Prepared is the Best Prevention

Jan 29, 2015

When disaster strikes, history dictates that it's best top be prepared. To that end, Washington county, the city of Bartlesville and the Bartlesville Public School District gathered for a Hazard Mitigation planning session. A mitigation plan is now a requirement for disaster funding from FEMA ... read more »

Mullin Introduces Bill to Benefit Veterans

Jan 29, 2015

MULLIN INTRODUCES VETS BILL  1/29/15 NOON  CHARLIE Second-District Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin introduced a bill to fix problems that veterans from rural areas may encounter when using the new Veteran's Choice Program.  Mullin is partnering with Kansas Senator Jer ... read more »

ConocoPhillips Reports Loss for Fourth Quarter

Jan 29, 2015

ConocoPhillips is reporting a fourth-quarter 2014 net loss of $39 million, or 3 cents per share, compared with fourth-quarter 2013 earnings of $2.5 billion, or $2.00 per share. Excluding special items, fourth-quarter 2014 adjusted earnings were 700 million dollars, or 60 cents per share, compared ... read more »

Area Fire Crews had a Busy Wednesday

Jan 29, 2015

Wednesday was a red flag warning day due to warm temperatures and gusty south winds. Washington County Emergency Management and many fire crews from around Washington County worked on a fire north of Dewey for the better part of three hours. WCEMD Director Kary Cox said there was one other fire i ... read more »

Small Brush Fire Near SE Frank Phillips Blvd

Jan 28, 2015

Bartlesville fire, police and emergency crews were on scene for what appeared to be a brush fire just north of Frank Phillips Blvd. and east of Comanche Ave. around 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday. They appeared to get the fire under control quickly. ... read more »

Fire Crews Battling Brush fire North of Dewey

Jan 28, 2015

Washington County Emergency Management officials and local law enforcement are dealing with a large brush fire north of Dewey. A 9-1-1 operator has the areas affected.   More information as it becomes available. ... read more »

BPSD Elementary Schools Score High on National Survey

Jan 28, 2015

The Bartlesville Public School District Elementary Schools fared well in a survey taken by a website that rates schools from K-12 through college. According to the study done by ,the rankings of the schools ranged from 27th to 63rd on a list of 100 elementary schools in Oklahoma. Ch ... read more »

Threats to Kill Crime Lands Man in Jail

Jan 28, 2015

Bartlesville police were dispatched to a residence on the city's west side Tuesday afternoon for a threatening phone call. Court affidavits show that police made contact with the victim, identified as Cian Ling, at 1455 Santa Fe Ave. just after 5:30 P.M. Ling stated that she was in the proces ... read more »


Jan 28, 2015

A dinosaur taken from a pet store in Bartlesville has been found. The 9-foot tall statue of a Tyrannosaurus Rex that had been outside the Classic Pet Center store for close to a decade was found in Tulsa yesterday. According to store owner, Kathy Keim, the perpetrator contacted her with some sad ... read more »

Downtown Properties Change Hands

Jan 28, 2015

Buzz about who bought what at the Washington County Sheriff's auction on Monday is making it's way around Bartlesville. Three properties located in a two block radius and until recently, held by ROI holdings, were appraised together for one million, 192 thousand, 550 dollars. A local comp ... read more »

NE Oklahoma Counties Under Red Flag Warning

Jan 28, 2015

A red flag warning is in effect from noon until 6 P.M. Across nine northeastern Oklahoma counties. The threat of wildfire is high for Washington, Osage, Nowata, Pawnee, Creek, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Tulsa and Rogers counties. Michael Lacy of the National Weather Service Tulsa office explains: &n ... read more »

Rumors Fly After Suspect Flees Traffic Stop

Jan 28, 2015

Osage County Sheriffs Department was involved in a routine traffic stop, Tuesday afternoon approximately 2 o’clock, when the suspect ran on foot from the Deputy making the stop. As a precaution the Sheriffs Department notified Pawhuska Public Schools, due to the proximity of the traffic sto ... read more »

Fire North of Dewey

Jan 27, 2015

A fire north of Dewey brought out Washington County Emergency Management crews Tuesday afternoon. WCEMA Director Kary Cox gave a preliminary report.   More information on the fire as it becomes available. ... read more »