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Bartlesville Human Resources Director Adds Interim Hats

Sep 04, 2015

The Human Resources Director for the city of Bartlesville will add interim transitional director of the Bartlesville Public Library, Bartlesville Area History Museum and the city-owned White Rose Cemetery to the hat she already wears. City officials announced that Shellie McGill has been tapped t ... read more »

Talent Awarded at County Fair

Sep 03, 2015

Talent show winners took home $750 in cash prizes plus ribbons at the opening night of the Washington County Free Fair.  Thirteen competitors were divided into 3 classes for the event – first through fourth grade, fifth through eighth grade, and high school.  In the elementary ... read more »

Ennis Found Guilty

Sep 03, 2015

After spending over an hour of deliberations, a Washington County jury found Ricky Nolan Ennis guilty of assault and battery, domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor child, and threaten to perform an act of violence.  The jury found Ennis not guilty of kidnapping.  Ennis ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Damages County Jail

Sep 03, 2015

A Bartlesville man who was in custody for other matters is in trouble with the law again after he allegedly damaged a sprinkler head in the county jail.  20-year old Cody Ray Garrett is charged with injuring a public building.  According to a court affidavit, a fire alarm was activ ... read more »

Hospital in Independence to Close Its Doors in October

Sep 03, 2015

Montgomery County residents will likely have to travel a bit further for hospital care beginning next month. Media spokesperson Joanne Smith said Mercy Hospital in Independence, Kansas will be closing its doors. All inpatient services, the emergency department and ambulatory surgery will seiz ... read more »

Oklahoma Insurance Department Health Insurance Includes Mental Health Services

Sep 03, 2015

One question that may be on Oklahoman's minds after the tragic death of Labor Commissioner Mark Costello is whether health insurance covers mental health services. Insurance Commissioner John Doak is reassuring citizens that if you have a regular health insurance policy, you are eligible for ... read more »

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Working on Pollinator Plan

Sep 03, 2015

  If you've ever been stung by a bee or are frightened by insects, you might think their decline is a good thing. Not so, says the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. The O D A F F is working to gain input on a proposed pollinator plan by holding regional public he ... read more »

Voter Registration Deadline is Just Weeks Away

Sep 02, 2015

With a Special Election set for October 13 in the cities of Bartlesville and Dewey, the Town of Copan and Caney Valley Schools, the voter registration deadline will be here before you know it. Washington County Election Board Secretary Yvonne House said Friday, September 18 is the deadline to app ... read more »

AAA-Oklahoma Offers Tipsy Tow Service Labor Day Weekend

Sep 02, 2015

This Labor Day weekend AAA Oklahoma is once again offering its "Tipsy Tow" programs to drivers who have had too much alcohol.   The program will be available from 6 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Tuesday in metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and in Lawton, Bartlesville, Ardmore, S ... read more »

Plea Entered in Oklahoma Politician's Death

Sep 02, 2015

The son of slain Oklahoma Labor Commissioner was arraigned by video in an Oklahoma County courtroom on Wednesday. Special Judge Russell Hall entered a “not guilty” plea for 26-year-old Christian Costello, who stood mute during the arraignment. Costello is charged with first degree mur ... read more »

Registered Independent Voters Could Affect Oklahoma Presidential Primary

Sep 02, 2015

When the Oklahoma Democratic Party made the decision to open Democratic primaries to registered independent voters during a meeting in July, they opened the door to many voters under the age of 30. Tulsa County Democratic Party Vice Chair Greg Bledsoe said the action could change things significa ... read more »

Price Tower Preparations Underway for World Heritage Listing

Sep 02, 2015

The Price Tower, the only hi-rise designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, was nominated for inclusion on the World Heritage List in January. Preparations are just about complete for an UNESCO visit later this month. Interim Executive Director Byron Boles said volunteers have stepped up to help out. A ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Respond to Toddler on the Street

Sep 02, 2015

Bartlesville Police responded to an unusual call Wednesday afternoon. A toddler, clad only in a diaper, was seen on Frank Phillips Boulevard near South Comanche Avenue just after noon. Janet Moreland, a motorist who saw the child, called the police. According to Moreland, a door-to-door search wa ... read more »

ConocoPhillips to Cut Workforce Worldwide

Sep 01, 2015

With the current volatility of the energy market and in particular, the price of crude oil, ConocoPhillips announced on Tuesday that 10 percent of the global workforce will be cut. The current workforce stands at 18,100 employees. The largest portion of the job cuts will likely be in North Americ ... read more »

United Way Announced Fund Goal

Sep 01, 2015

The Bartlesville Regional United Way announced its 2015 campaign goal Tuesday.  Executive Director Jody Burch outlined the three areas of emphasis -- Education, Income, and Health.  The United Way funds 32 local programs at 14 partner agencies, three initiatives, and ten venture gr ... read more »