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Man Arrested After Allegedly Slapping, Punching Woman

Jun 24, 2019

Police used cell phone video from an alleged domestic disturbance to make an arrest. Tony Bohannon Jr. was arrested on a warrant from a May 25 incident. Bohannon appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing charges of domestic abuse. According to an affidavit, a female victim ... read more »

Timber Creek 115 Bridge Closes Permanently

Jun 24, 2019

Timber Creek 115 Bridge in Washington County has been closed off permanently to the public. Washington County Commissioner Mike Bouvier said people were not adhering to the weight limits for the bridge. The Timber Creek 115 Bridge could handle 3-tons crossing at one time. The bridge is lo ... read more »

Sen. Daniels Holds Public Forum in Bartlesville

Jun 24, 2019

Oklahoma Senator Julie Daniels held a town hall forum at the Bartlesville Public Library Monday afternoon and spoke on a wide array of issues. One thing Daniels was sure to highlight was the good work she, along with other members of congress, were doing regarding helping our public safety office ... read more »

City Wants More Neighborhood Traffic Enforcement

Jun 24, 2019

Sales tax collections in Bartlesville for the month of June wraps-up better than anticipated. There was an 8-percent change in sales tax collections in June. City of Bartlesville's Finance Director Jason Muninger said this was the biggest percent increase they saw in 2018-2019. He said th ... read more »

Commissioners Discuss Disaster Recovery

Jun 24, 2019

Recovery from storm damage was a continued topic of discussion at Monday morning’s meeting of the Nowata County Commissioners. Corey Williams from the Office of Disaster Assistance gave a presentation on how citizens can apply for and receive aid. Williams explained that individuals can rec ... read more »

Resale Property Fund Statement Approved Monday

Jun 24, 2019

The Washington County Commissioners met Monday morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. A resolution regarding a donation to the Washington County Sheriff's Office for DARE maintenance and operation account from the Bartlesville and Dewey Masonic Lodges was approved. Washington Coun ... read more »

Officials Respond to Burglary in Progress Call Sunday

Jun 24, 2019

The Osage County Sheriff's Office was called out to a Bartlesville residence on Cottonwood Lane early Sunday morning. Investigation Supervisor Will Gee said the call regarded a burglary in progress. A female victim reported the suspect was in her home and that she fired a handgun at them. ... read more »

Congressmen React to New USS Cherokee Nation Naming

Jun 22, 2019

Member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Oklahoma's Senator James Lankford and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma joined citizen of Cherokee Nation, 2nd District Representative Markwayne Mullin and citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, Congressman Tom ... read more »

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 »