Congressman Josh Brecheen Announces April In-Person Town Halls Including On in Nowata

Mar 23, 2023

Congressman Josh Brecheen will hold in-person town hall meetings on Monday, April 3, Tuesday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 5. Constituents are invited to attend and share their thoughts and ask questions on policy issues impacting Washington, D.C. and Oklahoma. Congressman Bre ... read more »

Teen Charged with Murder Gets New Court Date

Mar 22, 2023

A Bartlesville teen who has been charged with murder was seen again in Washington County Court on Wednesday afternoon. 17-year-old Heidi Dutton had her third court date after being charged as an adult with first degree murder earlier this year. According to the arrest affidavit, the murders t ... read more »

Municipalities to Gain Greater Control Over Marijuana Business Zoning

Mar 22, 2023

Oklahoma’s cities and towns would have greater control over what marijuana businesses are allowed within their municipal limits thanks to legislation approved Wednesday in the Senate. Senate Bill 801, by Sen. Bill Coleman, R-Ponca City, would allow municipalities to modify their standar ... read more »

Road Construction in Pawhuska Knocks Road to One Lane

Mar 22, 2023

The City of Pawhuska announced on its Facebook page that its Water Crew will begin the process of replacing a ManHole at 15th and Boundary. During the next few days, it will go down to a one Lane Road. If you are able to find Alternate Route, it would be highly recommend to help with flow of traf ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Arrested for Unlawful Entry

Mar 22, 2023

Elizabeth Dejanee Smith was arrested on Sunday night after she allegedly made unlawful entry into a residence on the 1100 block of SE Madison. According to an affidavit, Smith knocked on the victim’s door, asking to speak with the victim, but the door was answered by a third party that also ... read more »

BPD Investigting a Shooting Death

Mar 22, 2023

UPDATE: 9:30 AM, Wednesday, March 22 According to bartlesville Police Capt Andrew Ward, BPD is looking for two people of interest in an alleged shooting that took place early Wednesday morning.  Joshua Brown AKA “Breezy” and Amber King. If anyone has information on where ... read more »

Bartlesville City Council to Weigh Water Conservation Measures

Mar 22, 2023

  The City Council is expected to consider modifications to the Water Storage Ordinance and a resolution to enact the emergency water rate provisions of the Water Shortage Ordinance during its April 3 meeting, According to City Engineering and Water Utilities Director, Terry Lauritsen. ... read more »

Phillips 66 Proceeds with Conversion of Refinery in California

Mar 22, 2023 reports that Phillips 66 is putting a lot of money on the line in revamping a California refinery and making it a massive renewable diesel plant. The project involves its 127-year old complex in Rodeo, California and while Phillips 66 proclaims it as a greener future, it has ... read more »

ConocoPhillips Delays Initial Willow Project Group Following Lawsuits

Mar 22, 2023 reports that after winning approval from the Biden administration to start its $8 billion Willow oil-drilling project in Alaska’s Arctic Circle, ConocoPhillips agreed to stop construction work on the project while lawsuits by conservation groups are heard. The company& ... read more »

Chamber to Host Women in Business on Thursday

Mar 21, 2023

Catherine Smith, the General Manager of ImageFIRST, will be the next guest speaker at the Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business event. With more than 20 years of HR and management experience, an MBA from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and a Senior Professional Huma ... read more »

New Principal, Assistant Selected for Central MS

Mar 21, 2023

A new principal and assistant principal have been selected for Central Middle School (CMS) in Bartlesville. Dr. Matt Hancock will serve as CMS principal next academic year with Aaron Kestner as his assistant. The decision was recently made by the Bartlesville Board of Education. Hancock h ... read more »

Mullin Intros Bill Reauthorizing Brain Aneurysm Studies

Mar 21, 2023

U.S. Senators Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut introduce Ellie’s Law on Tuesday. Ellie’s Law is a bipartisan bill to reauthorize federal funding over the next five years for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to in ... read more »

OK Senate Approves Bill Keeping Sex Offenders from Working in Nursing Homes

Mar 21, 2023

The Senate approved legislation Monday to protect seniors living in nursing homes from sexual predators. Senate Bill 369, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, OK,  would prohibit long-term care facilities from employing anyone on the Juvenile Sex Offender Registry or who has been convicted of h ... read more »

Senate Attempting to Keep Marijuana Growing Operations Away From Churches

Mar 21, 2023

The Senate approved legislation Tuesday to keep marijuana grow operations away from Oklahoma’s religious institutions. Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, authored the legislation to extend the same protections to churches as schools currently have regarding where grows can be established. Senate ... read more »

Wes Nofire Running for Principal Chief of Cherokee Nation

Mar 21, 2023

  Wes Nofire is running for Principal Chief of Cherokee Nation in the June 3rd tribal general election election. He faces incumbent Prinicipal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.   Nofire is currently serving on the Cherokee Nation Council as a conservative voice for accountability and t ... read more »