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Washington Co. Sheriff Scott Owen on Community Connection

Aug 14, 2020

Washington Co. Sheriff Scott Owen appeared on COMMUNITY CONNECTION Friday to talk about the office he holds and wants to keep.   Owen talked about his lengthy experience with the Bartlesville Police Department before joining the Sheriff's Department and then being chosen to succe ... read more »

VIDEO: Wendi Stearman on COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Aug 14, 2020

Wendi Stearman is a wife and a mother of 6. She home schools and she wants to represent the people of District 11.    Stearman appeared on our COMMUNITY CONNECTION program to talk about her campaign going into the General Election.   Asked why Stearman wan ... read more »

Phillips 66 Re-Tools California Refinery to Produce Renewable Fuels

Aug 14, 2020

Phillips 66 is making major changes to its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California so it can produce renewable fuels.   The company announced the plant will no longer produce fuels from crude oil, but instead will make fuels from used cooking oil, fats, greases and soybean oils. ... read more »

Gov. Stitt Adds Criminal Justice Question to November Ballot

Aug 14, 2020

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has added a state question on criminal justice to the Nov. 3 Election Day ballot. Stitt signed an executive proclamation Wednesday setting the election date for State Question 805. If approved by voters, the proposal would prohibit prosecutors from using prior felon ... read more »

Probale Cause Found for Four Co-Defendants in March Murder

Aug 13, 2020

Four co-defendants, Omar Marano, Cynthia Fish, Amber Hall and Austin Prater all appeared for a preliminary hearing at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday. All four are charged with murder in the first degree for the alleged death of Charles Bethel in March. It is alleged that the fou ... read more »

Celebration & Wedding Showcase Set for Oct.

Aug 13, 2020

KWON KYFM KRIG KPGM will be hosting their 3rd Annual Celebration and Wedding Showcase featuring small businesses at Price Tower and the Tower Center at Unity Square on Sunday, October 11th from 1:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m., co-hosted by Price Tower. Enjoy browsing tents featuring a wide variety of servi ... read more »

Oklahoma Reaches Top Ten in Bridge Conditions

Aug 13, 2020

In 2004, the state of Oklahoma ranked 49th nationally in bridge condition rankings, this a result of a high number of structurally deficient bridges across the state. The Federal Highway System now ranks Oklahoma in the top 10 for the first time ever. In 2005, the Oklahoma Department of Trans ... read more »

Bill to Commemorate Route 66 Passes Senate

Aug 13, 2020

Bipartisan legislation to commemorate Route 66 introduced by U.S. Senator for Oklahoma Jim Inhofe, and Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin of Illinois, passed the Senate this week. The Route 66 Centennial Commission Act will establish a centennial commission in preparation for the 100th ... read more »

Kerr-McGraw Earns Prestigious OLA Award

Aug 13, 2020

City of Bartlesville Literacy Coordinator Karen Kerr-McGraw has earned the 2020 Oklahoma Library Association Special Projects Award. This prestigious award is issued to an individual who has played a key role in a noteworthy library project in their community. Kerr-McGraw has been the literac ... read more »

Truity Credit Union Gives Local Teachers $50

Aug 13, 2020

Truity Credit Union is proud to support our local school systems. For the fourth year in a row Truity has given a $50 bill to every Bartlesville certified teacher to kick off the school year. Two years ago, Dewey certified teachers were added to this initiative. Over the last four years, betw ... read more »

Duck Blind Drawing Set for Sept. 25th

Aug 13, 2020

Duck blind drawings will be taking place at Hudson Lake on Friday, September 25th beginning at 9:00 a.m. There will be 10 of these drawings on the boat ramp for areas at Hudson Lake and The City of Bartlesville is putting the event together. Each blind costs $10 and any extra blinds can be purcha ... read more »

Platinum on the Plaza to be Held Aug. 31st

Aug 13, 2020

“Platinum on the Plaza” will be held on Monday, Aug. 31st from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Price Tower Arts Center. Price Tower Executive Director Rick Lloyd said there will be new American cuisine by Wright Chef Jordan Keen served on the Price Tower Plaza along with your choice of a ... read more »

Tulsa Doctor Pleads Guilty in Opioid Conspiracy

Aug 13, 2020

A Tulsa physician pleaded guilty on Wednesday in U.S. District Court to conspiring to distribute controlled substances, as well as maintaining a drug involved premises at his medical clinic where he and others acting on his behalf unlawfully issued prescriptions for controlled substances. Uni ... read more »

Thursday COVID-19 Update

Aug 13, 2020

Thursday’s Oklahoma State Department of Health report lists 705 new cases in Oklahoma. 13 new deaths are being reported in the state including one in Rogers County and three in Tulsa County. Statewide hospitalizations have increased to 600. Washington County is reporting 73 active cases ... read more »

Students Return to School in Dewey

Aug 13, 2020

Approximately 1,200 students returned to in-person classes in Dewey on Thursday morning for the first time since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Dewey Superintendent Vince Vincent said approximately 130 students are enrolled in the District’s new virtual school program this y ... read more »