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Exit Audit Conducted on Former Nowata Sheriff

Jun 04, 2018

Oklahoma State Auditor Gary Jones concluded on exit audit on former Nowata County Sheriff Sandy Hadley. Hadley retired on February 1 after a nine-month stint as the top law enforcement officer for the county. The findings of the audit included inadequate control over collections process for t ... read more »

Tower Green Design Committee Wants Public Input

Jun 04, 2018

The Tower Green Design Committee will receive public input at a special town hall meeting on June 14. The committee is looking to gather opinions on how to best shape the gathering space that was approved as a part of the March 6 General Obligation Bond Election. The $1.7-million project will ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested After Using Fake Name

Jun 04, 2018

A Bartlesville man was booked into police custody on Friday after giving a fake name during a routine traffic stop. Isaiah Alberty stood before a judge at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing a charge of false impersonation to create liability and intoxication. According to an ... read more »

County Repays Taxes for Improperly Sold Property

Jun 04, 2018

Osage County Treasurer Sally Hulse described a situation which seemed more fiction than fact at this week's meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners. Hulse brought forward an item regarding a tax refund to resident Tom Nave on property acquired through resale for the amount o ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Hold Brief Meeting

Jun 04, 2018

The Nowata County Commissioners discussed funding for bridge projects among other things at a brief meeting on Monday morning. Aaron Peck from Guy Engineering addressed the board for a discussion revolving around the eight-year transportation plan for the county. Peck stated that approximatel ... read more »

Oklahoma Sets Heat Record

Jun 04, 2018

On the heels of second-coldest April on record in Oklahoma, May was the hottest ever for the state.   Oklahoma State Climatologist Gary McManus says the statewide average temperature for May was 74.6 degrees, breaking the record of 74 degrees set in 1962. The data dates to 1895. ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Choose New EMS in Special Meeting

Jun 02, 2018

Friday the Osage County Board of County Commissioners met for a special meeting in order to open bids for a new ambulance service for the Barnsdall and Avant area. A new provider will be necessary as Samaritan EMS will not be renewing their contract.   The Commissioners receive two p ... read more »

Crime Safety Tips Issued

Jun 01, 2018

As temperatures increase over the next several weeks, the Bartlesville Police Department and Washington County Crime Stoppers would like to remind you to take the follow precautions for home and vehicle safety as you enjoy the season:     Always keep your home's ... read more »

Ballot Printing and Tax Property on Osage County Agenda

Jun 02, 2018

The Osage County Board of Commissioners will award bids for election ballots Monday morning.  The agenda for the meeting calls for the board to take action on ambulance proposals for the 2019 fiscal year and to act on a proposal from County Treasurer, Sally Hulse regarding an 88 dollar prope ... read more »

Washington County to Act on Worker's Comp Funding

Jun 02, 2018

Washington County commissioners will take action on a workers compensation agreement Monday morning.  The board will act on a proposed resolution that would establish the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma's Self-insured fund as a funding mechanism for the county's worke ... read more »

Memorial Ceremony Set for K-9 Apollo

Jun 01, 2018

The Bartlesville Police Department will hold of Memorial Service for BPD K9 Officer Apollo Sunday evening, June 10th at 7 o'clock. The Service will be held at the Bartlesville High School Custer Stadium 1700 SE Hillcrest Drive.  Shawnee street behind the stadium will be blocked off to al ... read more »

Sunfest Opens

Jun 01, 2018

Bartlesville's Sunfest opens for its 36th year later today.  All types of musical entertainment will return to Sunfest this year. Jazz, rhythm and blues, rock, bluegrass, contemporary Christian, and original music variations will fill Sooner Park with sound all three days. In all, nearly ... read more »

Sooner Pool Remains Closed

Jun 01, 2018

The City of Bartlesville's Sooner Swimming pool remains closed after a lightning strike earlier this week.  The city closed the pool on Wednesday after lightning damaged a pump Tuesday night.   A new pump was ordered but more parts are needed after a repair crew found that o ... read more »

Passenger To Be Arraigned After Forcing Flight To Land

May 31, 2018

  United States Attorney Trent Shores announced today that 29 year-old Bolutife Olusegun Olorunda, a resident of Vancouver, Washington, was charged by complaint in the United States District Court with Interference With Flight Crew Members and Attendants.     The co ... read more »

Man Accused of Committing Sex Acts with Special Needs Minor

May 30, 2018

A Bartlesville man was arrested after allegedly engaging in oral sex with a fifteen-year-old boy with special needs. Michael Jaggers stood before a judge on Wednesday at the Washington County Courthouse facing a charge of lewd molestation for an incident took place on May 28. According to an ... read more »