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Bartlesville Man Arrested on Marijuana Charges

Mar 29, 2018

A report of suspicious activity in an alley led to the arrest of a Bartlesville man. Christopher Thompson was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug proceeds for an incident that occurred earlier this week. According to an affidavit, an officer was dispatched ... read more »

Officials Investigating Salmonella In Opioid Substitute

Mar 29, 2018

The Oklahoma State Department of Health and Tulsa Health Department have joined to investigate a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella associated with kratom. As of March 20, a total of 91 people have been linked to this outbreak, including four cases in Oklahoma. Thirty-one people nationwide have be ... read more »

Senator Lanford Talks Budget at Bartlesville Forum

Mar 29, 2018

Oklahoma's Senator James Lankford talked about the budget, immigration, and more during a noon-hour forum at the Bartlesville Community Center Thursday.   Lankford expressed his frustration with the vote on the 2018 Omnibus spending bill.   Lankford explained his vote ... read more »

Final Barnsdall School Bond Meeting Tonight

Mar 29, 2018

Tonight, Thursday, March 29, will be the final of the three Town Hall style meetings regarding the upcoming Barnsdall Public Schools Bond. The Bond Issue Community Meeting will take place this evening at 7pm in the Fine Arts Building at Barnsdall High School. The meeting tonight will be the last ... read more »

Governor Fallin Says She Will Sign Tax Hike Bill

Mar 29, 2018

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she "absolutely" plans to sign a package of tax hikes to generate hundreds of millions of new dollars for teacher pay and avert statewide school closures.   Just moments after the Oklahoma Senate passed the bill late Wednesday, she said: " ... read more »

Oklahoma Senate Passes Education Funding Bill

Mar 29, 2018

The Oklahoma Senate passed a historic revenue package Wednesday to fund a $6,100, or 16 percent, pay raise on average for Oklahoma teachers. The increase moves Oklahoma from seventh to second highest in the region in average teacher pay and is the largest teacher pay raise in the history of the s ... read more »

Man Charged with DUI, Drug and Gun Possession After Accident

Mar 28, 2018

An impaired driver caused an accident in downtown Bartlesville on Tuesday afternoon. The driver of the vehicle, Elijah Robles appeared in court Wednesday facing a charge of driving under the influence as well as many other drug and weapon charges. According to an affidavit, a citizen phoned in an ... read more »

BRTA Meets Wednesday

Mar 28, 2018

The Bartlesville Redevelopment Trust Authority Met on Wednesday afternoon for a regularly scheduled meeting where they took action on a grant agreement. The multi-colored home on South Chickasaw in Bartlesville was awarded a grant to improve the exterior of the house, including the roof and some ... read more »

Senate Approves Legislation To Protect Military Bases

Mar 28, 2018

The Oklahoma Senate gave unanimous approval on Wednesday by legislation to keep wind farms from interfering with the flight paths of military installations.   HB 3561 prohibits construction or operation of a wind energy facility, or facility expansion, from encroaching upon or having a si ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged With Burglary

Mar 28, 2018

A man who broke into an unoccupied residence found himself booked into the Washington County Jail. Donnie Hanold appeared at the Washington County Courthouse facing a charge of second degree burglary for an incident that occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning. According to an affidavit, ... read more »

BPS Waiting To See Decisions Before Planned Walkout

Mar 27, 2018

Bartlesville Public Schools could be in session on April 2. According to a press release, if the Senate acts to approve a package of education funding bills the House passed on Monday, classes would be as normally scheduled. However, if a grand bargain does not pass both chambers before Monday, B ... read more »

Tulsa Man Charged For Possession Of Weed

Mar 27, 2018

United States Attorney Trent Shores announced that 35-year-old Kong Meng Vang of Tulsa, was charged by complaint in Federal Court with possession of more than 100 kilograms of marijuana with intent to distribute.  The complaint alleges that state and federal law enforcement officers executed se ... read more »

Judge Finds Probable Cause in Kidnapping Case

Mar 27, 2018

Jeremy Dempster and Kenneth Foreman both appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday for the preliminary hearing in a kidnapping case that occurred in late January. Dempster posted a $150,000 bond and appeared with counselor John Dunn. Foreman has been in custody since the initial ch ... read more »

Operation Clean House 2018 Date Set

Mar 27, 2018

Operation Clean House is a free, countywide event for Washington County residents to dispose of hazardous household and automotive goods, and will be held this year on April 21. Items will be accepted between 8-and-2 at two drop-off locations. The Phillips Parking lot, located on Adams Boulevard ... read more »

Left Lane Tickets Issued

Mar 27, 2018

An Oklahoma law forbidding motorists on four-lane highways to impede traffic by traveling in the left lane has resulted in dozens of citations since going into effect last year. Records obtained by The Oklahoman show that 60 people were cited for violating the "left lane" law during the ... read more »