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UPDATE: Subject in Custody After Hours-Long Standoff

Feb 23, 2024

4:44 p.m. 2-23-2024 UPDATE: We have received a new statement from Bartlesville Police Capt. Daniel Elkins...   "At 11:42 a.m. on February 23, 2024, the Bartlesville Police Department responded to a call reporting a possible domestic abuse situation in the 1200 block of East Driv ... read more »

Bartlesville Receives $2M Grant for Wastewater Plant

Feb 23, 2024

The Bartlesville Municipal Authority received approval for $2 million in funding Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to improve the Authority’s wastewater infrastructure.   The planning for construction of upgrades and improvements to the wastewater system will be f ... read more »

Pawhuska Police Investigating Possible Meth-Laced Candy

Feb 23, 2024

The Pawhuska Police Department, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are asking for the public's assistance after several pieces of homemade candy tested positive for methamphetamine.   Pawhuska Police say homemade suckers and rock candy were re ... read more »

CAPITOL CALL Powered by Phillips 66

Feb 23, 2024

Our local lawmakers came directly from the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues to be on CAPITOL CALL powered by Phillips 66. The major issue discussed by Rep. Judd Strom, Rep. John B. Kane and Senator Julie Dainels was the Senate vote this week to end the state grocery tax.   ... read more »

Washington Co. Commissioners to Meet on Monday

Feb 23, 2024

Washington County Commissioners will meet Monday morning to continue discussion on a sewer project at the Emergency Operations Center construction site in east Bartlesville. According to an agenda, commissioners are expected to revisit an inter-local agreement with the city of Bartlesville fo ... read more »

Shamrock the Ville Set for March 9

Feb 23, 2024

March 9th is the date for the 15th Annual Shamrock the Ville 5k and Fun Run to benefit Catholic Charities Mary Martha Outreach Program.   Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION, Misthy Wishall reminded everyone that Shamrock the 'Ville is a St. Patrick's Day celebration in downtow ... read more »

RSU-Bartlesville Building Remains Closed for Electrical Repair

Feb 22, 2024

Officials with Rogers State University say the Bartlesville campus will remain closed for at least the rest of this week following an electrical problem on Monday.   RSU Communication Director Kenny Day provided an update Thursday afternoon on what happened.   Day says b ... read more »

Caney Residents Asked to Decrease Water Use After Lightning Strike

Feb 22, 2024

The city of Caney, Kansas is asking residents to slow down their water usage Thursday. According to the city, an overnight lightning strike caused damage to equipment at the water plant. The city is asking all water users in Caney to limit their water usage until repairs can be made. ... read more »

BHS Fine Arts Performance: Anatomy of Gray

Feb 22, 2024

Described by its author as "a children's story for adults," Anatomy of Gray explores themes of death, loss, love and healing through a unique coming-of-age story set in Indiana in the late 1800s.   Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION, Bartlesville High School cast members ... read more »

Uncork Your Support for Young Scholars of Bartlesville

Feb 22, 2024

  You are invited to "Uncork Your Support" for Young Scholars of Bartlesville on Sat. March 2, 2024. St John's Father Lynch Hall in Bartlesville.   Appearing on CAR TALK with Brad Doenges, Briana Brzezinshi with Young Scholars of Bartlesville invited everyone t ... read more »

Early Voting Begins Feb. 29 for Presidential Primary

Feb 22, 2024

Early voting begins Thursday, Feb. 29, for voters in Washington County. Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on Election Day, have the option of voting early at their County Election Board.   Washington County Election Board Secretary Yvonne House says early voting is ... read more »

Senate Passes Bill Eliminating State Grocery Tax

Feb 22, 2024

The Oklahoma Senate voted 42-2 Thursday to eliminate the state’s portion of the grocery tax. It is estimated that the elimination of the 4.5% state tax on groceries will save Oklahomans more than $400 million a year. House Bill 1955 passed out of the Oklahoma House of Representatives la ... read more »

United Way Exceeds 2023 Fundraising Goal

Feb 21, 2024

Bartlesville Regional United Way exceeds its 2023 fundraising campaign goal of $2.4 million.   BRUW President/CEO Lisa Cary made the big announcement Wednesday evening during a reception at the Johnstone-Sare building in downtown Bartlesville. She says in all, donors provided $2,404, ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Charged with Kidnapping and Domestic Abuse

Feb 21, 2024

A Bartlesville man was seen in Washington County court this week on two felony charges of domestic abuse assault and battery by strangulation, and a felony charge of kidnapping. William Anthony Collins was picked up on Feb. 20th on an outstanding warrant. Collins is alleged of the above charg ... read more »

Oklahoma Lt. Gov., Cherokee Chief Discuss Benefits of Cooperation

Feb 21, 2024

Tribal sovereignty and working together with state government highlighted a special meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Bartlesville Wednesday featuring Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell and Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr.   Both leaders say building and sustaining a good r ... read more »