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OCSO Deputy Arrested on Jail Contraband Allegation

May 23, 2024

An Osage County Sheriff deputy and former Town of Ramona police chief was arrested Wednesday for allegedly introducing contraband into the Osage County Jail. Undersheriff Gary Upton says Deputy David Shawn Lynd has been immediately suspended from employment in response to the allegations. ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Seen on Felony Kidnapping Charge

May 23, 2024

A Bartlesville man was seen in Washington County Court this Thursday on the felony charge of kidnapping, and misdemeanor charge of threat to perform an act of violence. Tyler Steven Guthrie was arrested on Wednesday after a call was made from the victim to police. According to an affidavit, G ... read more »

Cherokee Nation Awarded $1.3M EPA Grant for Clean Up of Sites

May 23, 2024

The Cherokee Nation has been awarded more than $1.3 million from the federal Environmental Protection Agency for assessment and cleanup of brownfield sites, including locations in Bartlesville and Skiatook.   The EPA says Cherokee Nation was selected for a Brownfields Community-wide ... read more »

Barnsdall Schools Granted Emergency Waiver

May 23, 2024

Barnsdall Public Schools had asked the Oklahoma State Department of Education for an emergency waiver, which would allow for the school to receive full state allocations despite finishing the required 165 day school year due to the tornado that ripped through town earlier this month. It was up to ... read more »

May 6 Tornado Rated EF-2, EF-1 in Bartlesville

May 21, 2024

Survey crews from the National Weather Service have completed their observation of the May 6 tornado through the Bartlesville area and have determined it was an EF-2 tornado as it entered the southwestern portion of the city before decreasing in size to an EF-1 on the far northeast side and lifti ... read more »

Bigheart Days Offering Plenty of Activities This Weekend

May 23, 2024

The City of Barnsdall has had a rough few weeks, but the town has its annual Bigheart Day celebration to look forward to this weekend. The fun starts on Friday evening with an alumni basketball game at 6 p.m. at Gilbert Fieldhouse.   On Saturday morning, there will be a kids fishing ... read more »

SUNFEST Is a Week Away!

May 23, 2024

Prepare to indulge in a weekend of summer bliss as Bartlesville, Oklahoma, hosts its acclaimed outdoor extravaganza – Sunfest! Voted as the "Favorite Festival and Event" by the local community, Sunfest invites you to join the celebration at the picturesque Sooner Park, nestled at ... read more »

Nowata PD Offering Reward for Goose Alley Vandals

May 23, 2024

The Nowata Police Department (NPD) are searching for vandals responsible for damage that was done at Galloping Goose Alley. The damage is said to have been done on Tuesday, May 21st. A $250 dollar reward is being offered to anyone who can provide information that can help lead to an arrest. I ... read more »

Lions Club to Offer Public Meeting With Wesleyan Christian School Officials

May 23, 2024

The Bartlesville Lions Club is hosting an open meeting Thursday featuring speakers from Wesleyan Christian School. Superintendent Todd Landers and Development Director Darla Otto will be discussing expanded curricula and sports offerings at the school. They will also discuss Oklahoma’s ... read more »

Arvest Bank Makes Forbes’ 2024 America’s Best Employers for New Grads List

May 23, 2024

Arvest Bank has been named to Forbes’ America’s Best Employers for New Grads list for 2024. The bank was one of 35 companies listed in the banking and financial services industry. The awards list was announced May 21 and can be viewed on the Forbes.com website. Presented by Forbes ... read more »

Nowata Chamber of Commerce Ready for Pioneer Day

May 22, 2024

The Nowata Chamber of Commerce is hosting Pioneer Days Saturday, June 1st in downtown Nowata. The festivities will kick off at 11 a.m. with a kiddie car show and bike parade. The carnival games, food trucks and music will also start at 11 am and run all day until 6 pm. The main event will be ... read more »

Blood Drive to be Held in Skiatook

May 22, 2024

Blood donations are needed as we head into the summer months. If interested in helping donate, there will be a local blood drive on Thursday in Skiatook where you can do just that. Walk-ins will be welcome at the First Baptist Church of Skiatook. A photo ID is required.   Thursday ... read more »

Hardy v. The World

May 22, 2024

Some people go through hard times and face one of two outcomes; they survive or they perish. Animals are much the same, surviving through great odds and still having enough love and compassion for their new owners. Marissa Simmons, cat care taker at the Washington County SPCA introduces a lov ... read more »

Osage Nation Helps Barnsdall

May 22, 2024

The Osage Nation has allocated nearly $500,000 to help Barnsdall in their time of need. $120,000 will be used to help with immediate relief funds and an additional $350,000 will be used to help with Osage Nation Housing. These funds will assist the entire community of Barnsdall.   As ... read more »

Hominy Boil Order Gets Lifted

May 22, 2024

After test results from the Department of Environmental Quality have came back negative for E Coli contamination, the boil order that was in place for the City of Hominy has been lifted. It is recommended that residents run indoor faucets up to 20 minutes to flush the lines. Official findings are ... read more »