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State Government Reaches Opioid Deal

Jun 22, 2019

Oklahoma's governor and legislative leaders have reached a deal with the state attorney general over how an $85 million settlement with an opioid drug manufacturer will be structured.   Attorney Bob Burke serves as a spokesman for the court during Oklahoma's ongoing case agai ... read more »

Oklahoma Unemployment Continues to Fall

Jun 22, 2019

Oklahoma's unemployment rate fell again in May, dropping to 3.2% and staying below the national average.   The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that Oklahoman's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell last month from 3.3%, which had held steady since ... read more »

Busick Offered Immunity for Bible and Freeman Facts

Jun 22, 2019

Court paperwork shows immunity has been offered to a man charged with murder in the 1999 deaths of a northeast Oklahoma couple and the presumed deaths of the couple's teenage daughter and her friend.   The June 14 filing says 67-year-old Ronnie Dean Busick was offered immunity in ... read more »

Bruins on the Run Program Looking to Expand

Jun 21, 2019

The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation is looking to expand the Bruins on the Run program next fall. Last year, Richard Kane and Wayside Elementary School 5th grade students were the only students that were funded. The program is looking to include Jane Phillips Elementary's 5th grade ... read more »

Naloxone Available to Help Battle Opioid Overdoses

Jun 21, 2019

Naloxone – the generic brand of Narcan – is available locally to you. This drug is normally used to fight opioid overdoses. Matthew Spencer with the Grand Lake Mental Health Center in Bartlesville said the State of Oklahoma is ready to fight whenever opioid overdoses occur. &q ... read more »

Plans Are In Motion for Suicide Prevention Summit

Jun 21, 2019

Plans are still being made for the 2019 Suicide Prevention and Drug Awareness Summit. "I can't really say a name right now, but we do have a guest or two that we are working on contracts with," Nolan Jones with Washington County Suicide Prevention Coalition said. "We're ... read more »

Wood Badge Reunion to Take Place Saturday

Jun 21, 2019

The Cherokee Area Council Boy Scouts of America will hold a reunion with another Council for the first time Saturday.  Scout Executive Phillip Wright said the Wood Badge Reunion will join the CAC with the Cimarron Council. "It is a wonderful opportunity because next year we' ... read more »

Fairground Policies to be Discussed at Commissioners Meeting

Jun 21, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska for a regular scheduled meeting to continue talks of the downtown buildings in Fairfax that need to be demolished. The County Commissioners will re-visit discussion regarding fairgrounds policies an ... read more »

Adjustment Board Plans Five Hearings

Jun 26, 2019

The Bartlesville City Board of Adjustment will choose a new chairman and vice-chairman Thursday night.  Once those votes have been held, the board has scheduled five public hearings.   The board will solicit comment on a request from David and Vickie Eubanks for a special zoning ... read more »

Planning Commission to Hear Property Split Request

Jun 23, 2019

The Bartlesville City Planning Commission will hear a request for a Lot Split on behalf of KCD Towers Tuesday night.  The commissioners will hear from David King of Robinett-King Law Firm, who will ask for approval to split a lot in the industrial park.   City Director of Engine ... read more »

DARE Donation Tops Washington County Agenda

Jun 22, 2019

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will act on a donation request on behalf of the Sheriff's Office for the DARE program Monday morning.  The board also plans to execute an agreement that would establish the Associate of County Commissioners of Oklahoma, Self-Insured Group and ... read more »

August Bond Issue Election in Bartlesville Moves Closer

Jun 21, 2019

The Bond Issue that the Bartlesville Board of Education passed to a public vote in May is rapidly approaching. Superintendent Chuck McCauley said there will be no increase in property taxes, which funds the Bond Issue. "This is keeping our millage level flat," McCauley said. "W ... read more »

Formerly Convicted Felon Has Preliminary Hearing Set

Jun 21, 2019

Two counts of domestic abuse – those were the charges that were presented to a Bartlesville man at the Washington County Courthouse last week. Harold Thomas Carter Jr. appeared in court again on Friday to have a preliminary hearing set based on the charges. According to an affidavit, Ca ... read more »

Alleged Kidnapper Has Preliminary Hearing Set

Jun 21, 2019

A Bartlesville man who allegedly kidnapped another man at knife-point appeared at the Washington County Courthouse Friday to have a preliminary hearing set. Gilbert Rusell Campus was arraigned on a felony count of kidnapping a week ago. KWON had previously reported the incident Monday, June 1 ... read more »