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Wash. Co. Approves Donation for Courtroom Remodel

Dec 20, 2021

The Washington County Commissioners formally approve a resolution for a $12,500 donation from the Lyon Foundation. The item was presented to the Board last week. Commissioner Mike Dunlap says the donation is for the courtroom remodel on the first floor of the Judicial Center in downtown Bartl ... read more »

Salvation Army, Volunteers Deliver Angel Tree Gifts

Dec 20, 2021

The Salvation Army of Bartlesville and volunteers deliver Angel Tree gifts to nearly 400 local children. The 2021 Angel Tree Distribution wrapped up on Saturday in the Bartlesville area. Captain Ian Carr told Bartlesville Radio in late-November that they would begin organizing and strategizin ... read more »

Lankford, Marshall Fight to Protect Small Energy Producers

Dec 20, 2021

   Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Roger Marshall, M.D, (R-KS) led a group of colleagues in introducing the Marginal Well Protection Act to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from levying excessive methane emission fees for wells that produce less th ... read more »

South Coffeyville Fire Mourns Loss of One of Their Own

Dec 17, 2021

The South Coffeyville Fire Department mourns the loss of a friend and brother. South Coffeyville Fire Department Firefighter Victor Turner III passed on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the age of 39. Friends and colleagues say Turner took pride in the department and served his community well. They say Tu ... read more »

Despite TikTok Threat, BPS, Others Were Never in Danger

Dec 17, 2021

Despite a viral TikTok threatening schools across America, there was never any danger locally. Bartlesville High School (BHS) Assistant Principal Michael Harp spoke with our own Paul Higgs about student safety on Friday following the trending post on social media. Harp says there was never a ... read more »

One Injured in Two Vehicle Accident in Dewey

Dec 17, 2021

One person is hospitalized following a two vehicle accident in Dewey on Friday afternoon. Dewey Police Officer Craig Patterson says the accident occurred in the 1000 Block of NE Washington Boulevard, which is just within Dewey's city limits. He says both vehicles involved in the crash wer ... read more »

Alluwe Man to be Sentenced on Arson Charge

Dec 17, 2021

An Alluwe man is set to be sentenced after reaching a plea deal on multiple charges last month. Roger Simmons was arrested in July on charges of fourth degree arson and domestic abuse assault and battery. It was announced in court last month that Simmons was entering a guilty plea in the matter. ... read more »

Oklahoma Unemployment Rate Reaches New Record Low

Dec 17, 2021

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports Oklahoma’s November 2021 unemployment rate has declined to a new record low of 2.5-percent and remains the third lowest rate in the nation. Oklahoma’s unemployment rate improved from 2.7-percent in October, which had been the lowest sinc ... read more »

Osage County Fairground Discussion to be Re-hashed on Monday

Dec 17, 2021

At Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, discussion will continue regarding the best way to move forward on utilizing the fairgrounds in the best way possible. At the most recent Board meeting, they opted to look for a caretaker position who would oversee the fairgrounds, but ... read more »