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Kiwanis Freedom Fest at Sooner Park July 4th

Jul 01, 2024

Bartlesville Kiwanis hosts the annual Freedom Fest on July 4th, which includes food trucks, live music and — you guessed it — FIREWORKS!    Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION, Karen Wilson and Konrad Brandenuhl with Bartlesville Kiwanis invited everyone to Sooner Park ... read more »

Man Injured in Osage County DUI Crash

Jul 01, 2024

A Mounds man was injured in a single-vehicle crash early Monday morning near Osage Casino-Tulsa in Osage County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 57-year-old Ricky Lee Hulvey was driving a 2023 Ford Transit on North Osage Drive when he failed to stop at a stop sign, crossing all lanes of Apac ... read more »

Downed Tree Limbs and Lots of Rain on Saturday

Jun 30, 2024

A heavy downpour with big wind gusts, lightning and some hail on Saturday night caused some brief road closures and power outages.   Rainfall in the amounts of 1 inch to 2.31 inches were recorded in a very short time across the area. This lead to some roadways, including parts of Ada ... read more »

Last Defendant Sentenced for Kidnap, Murder of Osage Nation Woman

Jun 28, 2024

The last of nine defendants was sentenced today for the kidnapping and murder of Jolene Walker Campbell, an Osage Nation citizen, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.  U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced Tre Robert Allen Ackerson, 30, Webb City, Missouri for Murder in the ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Booked on Distribution of Substances Charge

Jun 28, 2024

A warrant was issued earlier this month for a Bartlesville man who is being charged with the distribution of a controlled substance. Tracy Reel was located and booked into the Washington County Jail on Thursday evening and seen in front of a judge on Friday afternoon.   A probable c ... read more »

Former Ramona Police Chief in Trouble With the Law Again

Jun 28, 2024

A former Ramona Police Chief who found himself in trouble with the law in Osage County in late May is finding himself in trouble with the law once again, this time in Washington County. David Lynd turned himself in on the felony charge of grand larceny, a misdemeanor count of knowingly receiving ... read more »

UPDATE: Water Service Restored for Bartlesville Neighborhood

Jun 28, 2024

UPDATE: City officials are reporting that water service has been restored as of 12:30 p.m. Friday. A water leak in the area of Eighth street and Quapaw has caused water services to be disrupted in that area as crews work to repair the issue. The repairs are expected to take several hours. ... read more »

Osage Art Camp Taking Place in July

Jun 28, 2024

The Osage Nation Education Department is preparing for Osage Art Camp on Wednesday, July 15th. This will be for Osage Nation students in grades six through eight and students will be able tolearn from Osage artists Michael Lynn and Cameron Free.   Limited spaces are available and it is o ... read more »

Excessive Heat Warnings, Heat Advisories in Effect

Jun 28, 2024

An excessive heat warning is in effect for multiple counties in northeast Oklahoma, including Washington, Osage and Nowata counties, until 9 p.m. Friday. According to the National Weather Service, dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 114 are expected. Take extra precaut ... read more »

Osage Co Commissioners to Meet for First Time This Fiscal Year

Jun 28, 2024

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will convene for its first meeting of the new fiscal year on Monday. At that meeting, the Board will consider signing an interlocal agreement with Pawnee County for the coming fiscal year where each county would assist in road projects.  There ... read more »

Oklahoma executes man convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing 7-year-old girl in 1984

Jun 28, 2024

By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press Oklahoma executed a man Thursday who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing his 7-year-old former stepdaughter in 1984. Richard Rojem, 66, received a three-drug lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester and was declared d ... read more »

Washington Co. Commissioners to Meet on Monday

Jun 28, 2024

The Washington County Commissioners will meet Monday morning for a fairly standard agenda. The commissioners are expected to declare several body cameras for the sheriff’s office as surplus and discuss the renewal of lease agreements for road equipment and sheriff’s vehicles. ... read more »

Bartlesville Municipal Authority, City Council to Meet Monday

Jun 28, 2024

The Bartlesville Municipal Authority and City Council will meet Monday evening to take care of several items of business. The BMA will meet briefly to discuss a beer and wine license for Adams Golf Course before adjourning and reconvening as the City Council. City Councilors are expected ... read more »

The Weekly Men’s Bible Study in Bartlesville

Jun 28, 2024

It began nearly 23 years ago when Kevin Potter and a friend started The Weekly Men’s Bible Study in Bartlesville that iis held every Friday at Sterling’s Grille, Noon-1:00 PM.   Appearing on COMMUNTIY CONNECTION, Kevin Potter and Quinn Schipper told us all about this fant ... read more »

Arvest Foundation Supports Ray of Hope

Jun 27, 2024

Ray of Hope Advocacy Center will be able to provide enhanced resources and training for its staff with the help of a $2,000 grant from the Arvest Foundation. Arvest Wealth Management Trust Officer Brandy Robles presented the check to Ray of Hope Executive Director Rhonda Hudson. “We ... read more »