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Bill to Clarify Use of Medical Marijuana Heads to House

Mar 03, 2020

The House will next consider legislation clarifying cities’ and counties’ authority to regulate the smoking and vaping of medical marijuana in public places. Senator Lonnie Paxton, a Republican out of Tuttle, is the author of Senate Bill 1296, which he says is needed to clear up c ... read more »

Super Tuesday Marks First Major Security Test of 2020

Mar 03, 2020

Today’s presidential primaries across 14 states mark the first major security test since the 2018 midterms. State and local election officials say they are prepared to deal with everything from equipment problems to false information about the coronavirus. States have been racing ... read more »

Bartlesville City Council Stays Busy Monday Night

Mar 02, 2020

The Bartlesville City Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall Monday evening and the coronavirus was a major topic of discussion.   Washington County Emergency Manager Kary Cox said that while they are getting daily updates from the CDC about the coronavirus, he sa ... read more »

Board of Education Revises Policy, More Monday Night

Mar 02, 2020

Superintendent Vince Vincent was unable to attend Monday night’s Dewey Public Schools Board of Education meeting, so Board President David Cleveland presented the mid-year financial report to the Board. In his report, Superintendent Vincent laid out that the general fund for Dewey Publi ... read more »

Federal Reserve: Oklahoma Economy Slows in 2019

Mar 02, 2020

The Vice President and Oklahoma City Branch Executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Chad Wilkerson, addressed the Bartlesville Rotary Club #2476 on Monday at the Bartlesville Community Center. During the midday meeting, Wilkerson said the Federal Reserve is monitoring the Corona ... read more »

Man Charged With Firearm Possession, Found With $25,000

Mar 02, 2020

A Bartlesville man has been arrested and charged with being in possession of a firearm after felony conviction. Nickolas Sutton, the passenger of a vehicle that was stopped Monday morning for having a defective brake light, was found to have a handgun and nearly $25,000 in cash on his person. ... read more »

120 New Jobs Coming to the City of Coffeyville

Mar 02, 2020

A manufacturer of single and multi-family residential buildings will be bringing 120 new jobs to the former Southwire building in Coffeyville. Trisha Purdon of the Montgomery County Action Council introduced Javier Garcia, the Director of Manufacturing for Prosperiti Builders and Titus Willia ... read more »

Commissioners Hire Firm to Look Into Budget Problem

Mar 02, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners are always concerned with how much money each county Jdepartment has in its account at a given time. Currently, it appears as if the Sheriff's Office could be facing a budget shortfall in the near future.   At Monday morning's meeting, ... read more »

Beams Set Monday for Bevan Creek Bridge Project

Mar 02, 2020

Beams were set on Monday for the Bevan Creek Bridge project on North 4000 Road, known by most as Old Highway 75, as crews continue their efforts to replace the old bridge. The bridge was closed down in late January so it could be replaced. The project is taking place in District Three of Wash ... read more »

Smoke Detector Saves Man's Life as BFD Responds

Mar 02, 2020

A smoke alarm saved the life of a 94-year-old man on Sunday morning as the Bartlesville Fire Department responded to a fire in the 4000 Block of Minnesota Avenue. According to BFD Public Information Officer Bill Hollander, heavy flames were seen coming through the roof of a single story resid ... read more »

Osage County Housing Authority Director Gives Positive Report

Mar 02, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting at the courthouse in Pawhuska Monday morning and got a lot of things accomplished. Christi McNeil with the Osage County Housing Authority presented their annual audit. McNeil let the commissioners know that this Feb ... read more »

Cherokee Nation Donates to Nowata County

Mar 02, 2020

The Nowata County Commissioners accepted a donation of $5,000 on behalf of the sheriff’s office at Monday morning’s meeting. The donation came from the Cherokee Nation.  District two commissioners Doug Sonenberg and District one commissioner Burke LaRue attended the most rec ... read more »

Road 2500 to Close West of Philson Farms Road

Mar 02, 2020

A short public hearing took place during the Washington County Commissioners meeting on Monday morning as they considered whether or not to close County Road 2500 west of Philson Farms Road. The floor opened at 9:30 a.m., but no comment was made during the hearing. The hearing was then closed ... read more »

Sheriff's Office Changes Times, Days for Fingerprinting

Mar 02, 2020

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is adjusting the days and times for the general public to have their fingerprints taken. As of Monday, March 2nd, the public will be able to have their prints taken on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Costs will remain the same a ... read more »

Light Meeting Set for Council on Monday Night

Mar 02, 2020

The Dewey City Council will meet on Monday, March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. They will meet at City Hall, which is located at 411 E. Don Tyler Avenue. A light meeting is set for the Council. The Dewey Public Works Authority meeting will convene immediately following the Dewey City Council on Monday evening ... read more »