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Weather Spotter Training

Jan 25, 2015

The National Weather Service is looking for a few good storm spotters in Oklahoma.   National Weather Service forecasters are launching a series of classes for Oklahoma residents who want to learn more about severe weather.   Rick Smith, warning coordination meteorologis ... read more »

Search for Suspects in Oak Park Break-ins Continues

Jan 24, 2015

The search for four suspects in 17 vehicle break-ins in the Oak Park community last week continues. Last Saturday morning, the Bartlesville Police Department received calls from two of the victims saying that their vehicles had been broken into. With those reports in hand, officers canvassed the ... read more »

Oklahoma, a Destination Wedding Location

Jan 23, 2015

The organization, The Springs Events, is taking their time proven method and creating a new event center on the shores of Skiatook Lake. The new event center called Skiatook Springs will create a destination location with rustic elegance. Skiatook Springs will be the companies 17th event center b ... read more »

Philliips 66 Evaluating Controllable Expenses

Jan 23, 2015

Successful businesses look at controllable expenses on a regular basis, and Phillips 66 is doing just that. Rumors are circulating about the company looking at personnel costs and possible personnel cuts. Company spokesman Summer Austin says Phillips 66 is looking only at controllable costs at th ... read more »

Bartlesville School Bus Hit by Foreign Object

Jan 23, 2015

A Bartlesville school bus was hit by a foreign object Friday afternoon. The route 16 bus was traveling from Central Middle School to Bartlesville High School at about 3:15 when it was struck by a foreign object on Shawnee Ave.  The object struck a window and did cause the window to break.&nb ... read more »

Senator Inhofe Praises Senate Amendments to Bills

Jan 23, 2015

Oklahoma's senior senator, Jim Inhofe says the new senate has already surpassed the senate in 2014 under Harry Reid's leadership. Since convening this month, Inhofe says the body has worked to regain its reputation as the world's largest deliberative body. Senator Inhofe returned ... read more »

Arthurton Waives Preliminary Hearing

Jan 23, 2015

A Bartlesville man who is accused of selling illegal drugs has waived preliminary hearing and is bind over for formal arraignment.  Nicholas Eugene Arthurton is charged with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, acquiring proceeds from a drug activity, possession of a firearm during c ... read more »

BHS Construction Moving Right Along

Jan 23, 2015

New construction at Bartlesville High School is beginning to take shape. Community Relations Coordinator Chris Tannea says that despite colder than usual temperatures, the work is going at a feverish pace.   In addition to the extra classrooms being constructed, a science wing is bei ... read more »

Flu Season: Nothing to Be Alarmed About...Yet

Jan 23, 2015

It's the middle of flu season, with half of the country experiencing high flu activity. In Oklahoma, the flu has been a little less invasive but the State Department of Health is reporting a spike in Tulsa, with 16 cases reported last week. In Washington County, Ellen Conn, with the County He ... read more »

BHS-Rotary Students for January

Jan 23, 2015

Two students chosen by a committee of BHS teachers have been chosen as Rotary Students of the month of January.  One female and one male is selected each month.  Some of the requirements include: being of high moral characterm have initiative, show leadership capabilities, be a good stu ... read more »

OK Mozart 2015 Festival Line-Up Announced

Jan 22, 2015

The OK Mozart launch party was well attended and also had plenty of good food provided by several local restaurants. The information that those attending came to hear began with Artistic Director Constantine Kitsopolous showing a video from Rome as the theme this year is the Music of Italy. Enter ... read more »

PTAC Executive Director Hands in Resignation

Jan 22, 2015

The Price Tower Arts Center will see the departure of Executive Director Timothy Boruff. He submitted his resignation to the Board of Directors of PTAC to be effective on February 13th. Amy Haley, Director of Marketing and Development said that Boruff has accomplished the goals set for him. 9 ... read more »

State Money for BPSD Delayed

Jan 22, 2015

A mid-year adjustment by the Oklahoma State Board of Education will affect funding to local school districts including the Bartlesville Public School District to the tune of $361,672. BPSD Community Relations Coordinator Chris Tannea said that after talking to BPSD's Executive Director of Bus ... read more »

Washington County Board of Commissioners January 26th

Jan 22, 2015

The next meeting of the Washington County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for Monday, January 26th at 9:30 A.M. The agenda for the meeting is on the lighter side with the Washington County Sheriff's Report for board of prisoners in the month of December 2014 to be considered and acted upo ... read more »

OK Mozart Launch Party Tonight

Jan 22, 2015

The 2015 OK Mozart International Festival takes place in a little more than four months but the fun begins tonight. The Launch Party begins at 5:30 P.M. at the Bartlesville Community Center. Maestro Constantine Kitsopoulos will announce the concert lineup for the festival. Executive Director, Dr. ... read more »

CVS Robbery Suspect Charged

Jan 21, 2015

A $150,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly robbed the CVS Pharmacy Tuesday evening.  29-year old Jason Wayne Gaghins is charged with first degree robbery.  Bartlesville police were called to the store located at 3711 SE Frank Phillips Blvd.  According to a co ... read more »

Multiple Vehicle Break-ins in Oak Park Neighborhood

Jan 21, 2015

Multiple Vehicle Break-ins in Oak Park Neighborhood The Bartlesville Police Department is investigating 17 vehicle break-ins in the Oak Park neighborhood. The thefts occurred overnight from Friday, January 16th into the early morning hours of Saturday, January 17th. The Bartlesville PD has vi ... read more »

Immigration Lawsuit on Hold

Jan 21, 2015

  Oklahoma States Attorney General, recently re-elected Scott Pruitt talked with K-WON News Director, Charlie Taraboletti, about the lawsuit brought by Oklahoma and 24 states last week, challenging the President’s executive actions on immigration.   958P4   ... read more »

The Need for Warning Sirens

Jan 21, 2015

With tornado season just around the corner, K-WON News Director Charlie Taraboletti talked with Washington County Emergency Management Director Kary Cox about when alerts by sirens are necessary and also when they won't be used.   958C4   Bartlesville Chief Financial ... read more »

Police Arrest CVS Robbery Suspect

Jan 21, 2015

Bartlesville police have made an arrest in connection with last night's robbery of the CVS Pharmacy located at 3711 SE Frank Phillips.  According to Police Captain Jay Hastings, officers responded to the robbery call at 6:48 Tuesday night.   When officers arrived, they spoke to ... read more »

Dewey Sales Tax Revenue Continues Upward Trend

Jan 20, 2015

Tuesday night's Dewey City Council meeting was actually three meetings in one. The first order of business was swearing in Brian Lorensen. Lorensen was also sworn in as Trustee of the Public Works Department for the Second Ward. The increase of sales tax revenues for the city continued it' ... read more »

Study to be Done on Hwy 75 Near Ochelata

Jan 20, 2015

ODOT will conduct a study of traffic patterns on Hwy 75 near Road 2900 over the next six months. So said Washington County Commissioner Mike Dunlap during Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting.   958D1   Dunlap said the decision was made for the traffic study wit ... read more »

Washington Commissioners Deal with a Long List

Jan 20, 2015

The Washington County Board of Commissioners had a rather lengthy agenda to deal with during Tuesday's meeting. An item of note is that emergency repairs are needed at the Washington County Health Dept. Recent work on the building was not done properly, which caused the sprinkler to fail ... read more »

Seed Exchange at Bartlesville Library

Jan 20, 2015

If you are thinking of starting a vegetable or flower garden this year, you'll want to take time Saturday afternoon to head to the Bartlesville Library for a seed exchange. Greg Mathers of Bartlesville is an avid gardener and wants to help others get involved.   958M3   ... read more »

Osage County Commissioners Send Surplus to Auction

Jan 20, 2015

The Osage County Board of  County Commissioner's (BOCC) meeting took place on Tuesday 20 January 2015, rather than Monday in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  The Commissioner's had several items on the agenda for property transfer as well as auction. Auctio ... read more »

Commissioners Discuss Annex Building Calendar

Jan 20, 2015

The Nowata County Commissioners Tuesday morning discussed ways for groups that want to use the courthouse annex meeting room for gatherings.  County Clerk Amber Wishall presented a proposal to the commissioners.  A number of county boards use the annex for their meetings.  Commissi ... read more »

Bartlesville Schools Provide Recognition

Jan 20, 2015

The Bartlesville School Administration observed January as Board of Education Recognition Month Monday night.  Superintendent, Dr. Gary Quinn had certificates ready to present to members of the board.  Prior to the business portion of the the meeting, school building principals took tim ... read more »

Bartlesville Open Bids

Jan 19, 2015

The city of Bartlesville will open bidding on a limestone asphalt overlay project Tuesday, January 20th. A mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled at 10 A.M. In the third floor conference room at City Hall. A nonrefundable charge of $25 is needed in order to examine plans, specifications and contr ... read more »

Horton Faces Formal Arraignment

Jan 19, 2015

A Bartlesville man who allegedly broke into the Madison Car Wash last November has waived preliminary hearing and is bind over for formal arraignment.  James Edward Horton, Jr. is charged with second degree burglary, knowingly concealing stolen property, and obstructing an officer.  Acc ... read more »

Practice Makes Perfect

Jan 19, 2015

In today's society, schools practice many different drills, including one that involves an active shooter on the campus. The Bartlesville Police Dept., along with other local law enforcement officials were on the Tri-County Technology Center campus Monday morning. Tiffany Bruce, Chief Marketi ... read more »

Sunday Night Shooting Investigation Inconclusive

Jan 19, 2015

Bartlesville police responded to the sound of gunshots being fired at about 10 o'clock Sunday night.  Seven patrol cars were parked with lights flashing near the intersection of Frank Phillips and Elmhurst. Chief Tom Holland said a man in the neighborhood thought someone was breaking in. ... read more »

Osage County Commisssioners To Meet Tuesday

Jan 19, 2015

The Osage County Commissioner's meeting will take place on Tuesday 20 January 2015, rather than Monday in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.   This week's meeting will bring discussion and possible action for several Title 3 grants for Older Americans for fiscal year ... read more »

Hughes Ranch Fire Burns Ranch Land

Jan 19, 2015

Several Bartlesville area fire departments responded to a fire Sunday on the Hughes Ranch soutwest of Bartlesville.  According to reports from Ochelata Fire Department Chief Kelly Nissen, the fire burned about 4-thousand acres of ranch land, fanned by winds gusting to 40 miles per hour.  ... read more »

School Board to Honor Teachers

Jan 19, 2015

The Bartlesville School Board will honor nominees for the Teacher of the Year award during its meeting tonight.  Nominees include primary reading teacher at Hoover Elementary, Lori Eads; instructional coach at Jane Phillips Elementary,   Karla L. Cunningham; Kane Elementary third g ... read more »

Commissioners To Meet Tuesday Morning

Jan 19, 2015

A light agenda is planned for Tuesday's Nowata County Commissioners meeting.  According to the agenda, the commissioners will take action on a resolution for disposing of equipment, a resolution for the fair board elections, and a resolution of selecting a consulting engineer.  An i ... read more »

Low Oil Prices Force Lay-Offs

Jan 18, 2015

Declining crude oil prices have forced three major industry firms with strong northeastern Oklahoma ties to lay off workers.        The Tulsa World reports that Apache Corporation, Baker Hughes and Schlumberger have begun laying off employees in response to the oil pr ... read more »

Single Car Accident North of Copan

Jan 18, 2015

A single car accident occurred just after 8 pm Saturday on County Road 600 and County Road 4020, 1 mile north and 4.5 miles east of Copan. A vehicle driven by 29 year old Kyle Robinson of Wann was eastbound on County Road 600, failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway to the right and st ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners Plan Tuesday Meeting

Jan 17, 2015

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday this week because of the Martin Luther King holiday observance.  The agenda for the meeting calls for action on letters to Stan DeFehr, Hank Hamilton, Marilyn Keefer, and Beth Maddux regarding their service on the Metropolitan ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Injured in Friday Morning Accident

Jan 17, 2015

A Bartlesville man was life flighted to a Tulsa Hospital as a result of an early Friday morning accident a tenth of a mile north of Ochelata Friday morning.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports 66 year-old Ronald Morrison of Memphis, Tennessee was driving a semi westbound on a private drive. ... read more »

Tulsa Woman Charged With Trafficking Meth

Jan 16, 2015

Drug charges were filed for a Tulsa woman who was stopped on traffic violations, ended up arrested on drug charges.  31-year old Sarah Ann May is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.  Bartlesville police conducted a traffic stop in the 1800 block ... read more »

New Roadwork on U.S. 75

Jan 16, 2015

Motorists traveling U.S. 75 between Bartlesville and Ramona will be dealing with lane closures along the way. The Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation has been working on that stretch of road since last February.  Installation of a cable barrier is the reason for the lane closures.  ODOT of ... read more »

Body Now Identified

Jan 16, 2015

The investigation continues into the death of a 41-year-old Nowata man found in the area of U.S. 60 and County Road 4015 this past Wednesday.  The Washington County Sheriff's Dept. has identified the man as Michael Dwayne Bradshaw.  Bradshaw's identity was withheld until after n ... read more »

Pawhuska Meeting Investigates 4-Day School Week

Jan 16, 2015

About 60 people gathered Thursday night at Pawhuska's Community Center to hear a presentation on a possible move to a 4-day school week.  The committee of teachers tasked with investigating the change was in charge of making the presentation.  Attendees were told that Pawhuska alrea ... read more »

Dish Network Drops Local Stations

Jan 16, 2015

Dish Network subscribers are not receiving some of the local television channels they are used to.  Chief Executive Officer of Griffin Communications, the parent company of Tulsa's The News on 6 and other channels, David Griffin says Dish dropped his channels because contract negotiation ... read more »

Muskogee Man Arrested On 2014 Drug Warrant

Jan 15, 2015

A Muskogee man is in jail on a warrant for drug violations.  41-year old Earl LeJuan Jones is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, two counts of distribution of marijuana, and two counts of possession of marijuana without tax stamped affixed.  Back in June of 2014, an agent with ... read more »

Tulsa Woman Arrested For Drug Violations

Jan 15, 2015

A probable cause hearing took place Thursday afternoon for 31-year old Sarah Ann May of Tulsa, who was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a stolen vehicle, and possession of stolen property.  Bartlesville police conducted a traffic stop in the 1800 block of SE Washington ... read more »

New Venue on the Way

Jan 15, 2015

  With the OK Mozart Festival coming up in June, Dr Randy Thompson, Executive Director of the organization, said that they are in the process of adding a new venue for the music.   951T1    Dr. Thompson said the goal is to use the venue year round.  Th ... read more »

Congressman Bridenstine to Chair House Subcommittee

Jan 15, 2015

Oklahoma's First-District Congressman Jim Bridenstine will chair the Environment Subcommittee in the US House of Representatives Science, Space, and Technology Committee.  Committee Chairman, Lamar Smith made the announcement, saying Bridenstine comes from an energy-rich state and he und ... read more »

Vehicle Accident on US60

Jan 15, 2015

Osage County Sheriffs Department responded to a motor vehicle accident on US 60 Thursday morning. The collision occurred between two vehicles. A Silver Pick-Up truck reportedly pulled in front of oncoming traffic. No additional information at this time.  ... read more »

Man Arrested on Shooting Charge in Pawhuska; UPDATE

Jan 15, 2015

UPDATE: 01/15/15   On the night of 6 January, 2015, Pawhuska police report that the defendant Skylar Anthony Ames had arrived at the victim's home at 316 E. 10th Street Pawhuska. Reports state that Ames was called to the victim’s home to pick up witness Tamara ... read more »

Washington County Emergency Mgmt is Ready

Jan 14, 2015

Residents of Oklahoma have been feeling a new sensation lately. The U. S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.6 magnitude earthquake early Tuesday morning near Medford in north-central Oklahoma. No earthquakes have been reported in the listening area but Washington County Emergency Management Director ... read more »

Cummings Faces Another Burglary Charge

Jan 14, 2015

A $100,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville man who allegedly was involved in a recent burglary incident.  24-year old Charles Cody Cummings is charged with second degree burglary and knowingly concealing stolen property.  A student from Oklahoma Wesleyan University told Bartlesvill ... read more »

United Way Goal Exceeded

Jan 14, 2015

United Way Goal Reached and then Some The United Way set a fundraising goal for the 2014 campaign of $2,000,075.  The $75 portion was to celebrate the United Way's 75th year.  The goal was exceeded by more than 25 percent with a grand total of $2,549,390.  A large portion o ... read more »

Authorities Investigate Unattended Death

Jan 14, 2015

Washington County deputies are investigating an unattended death.  According to deputies at the scene, a body was found in the vicinity of U. S. 60 and County Road 4015, commonly known as New Harmony Road.  3:00pm UPDATE: According to the Washington County Sheriffs Department, a ... read more »

Pawhuska School Meeting Set

Jan 14, 2015

Pawhuska school officials have scheduled a meeting for Thursday night to hear from parents about converting to a 4-day school week.  A meeting last month turned into a lengthy discussion -- often about details that had not yet been determined.  School leaders say they want to move the d ... read more »

Lt. Governor Lamb Tours State

Jan 14, 2015

Oklahoma's Lieutenant Governor, Todd Lamb had visited 15 of the state's 77 counties as of the end of the day on Tuesday.  His Wednesday schedule shows visits to Weatherford, Cheyenne, Seminole, and Shawnee on Wednesday and by the the end of the week he will have also visited Davis, A ... read more »

Owasso Passes Sales Tax Hike

Jan 14, 2015

Owasso voters said yes Tuesday to a hike in the city's sales tax.  The half-cent sales tax increase passed with just less than 76 percent of voters saying yes -- 1471 to 470.  The funds would be distributed with 35 percent of the money going toward the Owasso police department, ... read more »

Nowata Schools Watching Funds

Jan 14, 2015

School districts throughout the state are keeping their eyes open on their budgets, including the Nowata School District.  Last month, Nowata Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathy Berry told the school board that finances are as tight as ever and could see a decrease in state funding.  Berry ... read more »

Police Arrest Suspect In August Burglary

Jan 13, 2015

A Bartlesville man who allegedly was involved in a burglary last August, has been arrested on a $25,000 warrant.  19-year old Nickolas Andrew Sutton is charged with second degree burglary.  A man reported to Bartlesville police that his home had been burglarized sometime between August ... read more »

Oologah Classes Canceled For A Reason

Jan 13, 2015

Parents in the Oologah School District are still waiting to know the reason a 6-year-old girl died after being sent home from school on January 5th.  Jenny Yang was sent home with a fever and died later that evening at an Owasso hospital.  District Superintendent Max Tanner's office ... read more »

OK Mozart Launch Party

Jan 13, 2015

An event that has been part of Bartlesville for 30 years officially kicks off with a Launch Party on Thursday, January 22nd.  The OK Mozart International Festival's Artistic Director, Constantine Kitsopoulos, will announce the lineup for this season's concerts and the guest artists f ... read more »

Two People Face Burglary Charges

Jan 12, 2015

Second degree burglary charges have been filed for 58-year old William Alfred Crawford, Jr. and 32-year old Alecia Ann Byard.  Last week, a woman called Ramona Police stating she saw people in and around a garage in the 400 block of 2nd street.  According to a court affidavit, officers ... read more »

School Board Lease Agreement With B & G Club

Jan 12, 2015

The Nowata School board Monday night approved to allow the Boys and Girls Club to lease the old Middle School building until August of 2015.  Nowata Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathy Berry explained the agreement.  The agreement will allow the Boys and Girls Club to look at other facilit ... read more »

Adair Murder Preliminary Hearing

Jan 12, 2015

The suspect in a double murder was in Washington County Special Judge John Gerkin's courtroom on Monday for a preliminary hearing.  Steven Lee Adair is facing two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of his wife, 41-year-old Crystal Lee Adair and 23-year-old Charles Edward Lee las ... read more »

Osage County Commissioners Create New Job

Jan 12, 2015

Osage County Commissioners met Monday morning to cover a moderately lengthy  agenda with 25 items, all of which were approved or accepted. The standard weekly items led to no additional comments or discussion, which included approval of the previous weeks minutes, purchase orders and utility ... read more »

Washington County to Drop MAPC

Jan 12, 2015

The Commissioners approved the decision to no longer be a part of the MAPC.  A letter was sent to Lisa Beeman, Community Development Director, City of Bartlesville to that effect.  Commissioner Mitch Antle said that the County has not shared costs since 2007.  The Free Fair Boar ... read more »

Commissioners Set Fair Board Election Date

Jan 12, 2015

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning passed a resolution setting February 28th for the Fair Board Election.  The election will be at the Conference Room in the Nowata County Fairgrounds from 2 P.M. until 6 P.M.  The filing period will be February 2nd thru February 6th at the c ... read more »