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Bills Filed to Ensure Secure, Accurate OK Elections

Jan 24, 2023

Republican State Senator George Burns of Pollard files two measures for the 2023 session aimed at strengthening Oklahoma’s election processes.  Senate Bill 120 repeals a statute authorizing the state to enter into one or more multistate voter list maintenance organizations, includi ... read more »

Lankford, Colleagues Reintroduce SNOOP Act

Jan 24, 2023

United States Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma joins Senator Bill Hagerty of Tennessee and a group of Republican Senators in reintroducing the Stop the Nosy Obsession with Online Payments (SNOOP) Act. The SNOOP Act is a bill to strike the tax code provision inserted by the Biden Administrat ... read more »

Osage Co. Commissioners Approve Breast Cancer Benefit

Jan 24, 2023

The Osage County Commissioners approve a proposal to hold a breast cancer benefit at the Clarence Brantley Indoor Arena. With that in mind, the Osage County Commissioners are eyeing a policy on how they should go about accepting benefits at the fairgrounds going forward. Commissioner Ever ... read more »

RSU Students, Faculty Get Free Admittance to Woolaroc

Jan 24, 2023

Rogers State University (RSU) students and employees can now visit Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve free of charge with their student ID. This is courtesy of a partnership between the university and the historic museum. Over winter break, RSU assistant professor and faculty advisor Dr. D ... read more »

UPDATE: Two Charged with 1st Degree Murder--Victims ID'd

Jan 21, 2023

UPDATE: Walker Charged in Federal Court: Lucas Anthony Walker, 20, was charged in federal court in Tulsa by Criminal Complaint with first degree murder in Indian Country and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.  Walker made his initial court appearance on ... read more »

Lowe Family Young Scholars

Jan 24, 2023

  January is National Mentors Month. Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION on Tuesday. Lowe Family Young Scholars Executive Director Michael Secora reminded the audience just how important mentors are.   At Lowe Family Young Scholars, mentors play a key role in assisting academi ... read more »

Miller EMS Terminating Services in Barnsdall Area

Jan 23, 2023

Miller EMS has been servicing areas of Osage County since 2018. At Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioner's meeting, Jeremy McLemore announced that some changes would be coming to the way they provide services to the area, as the company has been losing money with the contract agreem ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Brought in After Speeding Through Town

Jan 23, 2023

A Washington County man appeared via videoconference from the courthouse on Monday afternoon facing charges of eluding a police officer, driving with defective equipment and failing to stop. On Sunday evening, a probable cause affidavit states that a Bartlesville police officer observed Jason ... read more »

Winter Weather Approaches Northeast OK, Southeast KS

Jan 23, 2023

Winter weather may makes its way into northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas by Tuesday afternoon. According to Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer at News on 6, things will be just cold enough as rain mixed with sleet arrives around 1:00 p.m. in Bartlesville and 2:00 p.m. in Coffeyville. Meyer ... read more »

Wash. Co.: Candidate Filing Begin for Municipal Offices

Jan 23, 2023

Candidates interested in filing for municipal office in four Washington County Municipalities will file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 6. Washington County Election Board Secretary Yvonne House says Declaration of Candidacy forms must be completed and submitt ... read more »

Oklahoma: Bill Aims to Eliminate Squatter’s Rights

Jan 23, 2023

Republican State Senator George Burns of Pollard files Senate Bill 456, which would eliminate the ability to claim any portion of a landowner’s property by adverse possession or “squatting.” In a statement, Sen. Burns said: “While squatting has always been an issue ... read more »

Filing Period to Open for Candidates Wishing to Run for Office

Jan 23, 2023

Several municipal offices will be at stake in a general election scheduled to be held on Tuesday, April 4th. Candidates in Osage County wishing to file for open seats in Avant, Burbank, Barnsdall, Fairfax, Hominy, Shidler, Prue and Wynona can do so from Monday, February 6th through Wednesday, Feb ... read more »

Wa. County Commissioners Talk Crime Stoppers

Jan 23, 2023

The Washington County Commissioners met for their regular meeting and named January as Northeast Oklahoma Crime Stoppers Month – and approved other items. Sheriff Scott Owen was on hand to read a proclamation. Owen says Northeast Oklahoma Crime Stoppers is an organization that has ... read more »

CITY MATTERS 1-23-23

Jan 23, 2023

  It's city budget time. Appearing on CITY MATTERS, Bartlesville city manager Mike Bailey said that public hearings will be held on matters pertaining to the city budget involving services and infrastructure. He also mentioned that union negotiations are coming up.   A b ... read more »

Bartlesville Public Schools New Bond Issue

Jan 23, 2023

  Bartlesville Public School Board recently voted hold a new school bond issue set for Frbruary 14, 2023. According Supt. Chuck McCauley, your taxes will not increase with the passage of the bond issue.   Joining McCauley on COMMUNITY CONNECTION on Monday was BHS Ag teacher ... read more »