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Central National Bank Embraces Stride Bank Name

Stride Bank, formerly known as Central National Bank in Bartlesville has officially changed it's name as of Friday morning. The bank held a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome the new name. Marketing President Tony Winters said the Bartlesville branch will embrace the name change as they continue to


DEWEY POLICE DEPARTMENT: Chief: Burke a 'go-to guy'

Crimes and people may have changed, but Bob Burke will keep his old-fashioned work values until the day he retires. Burke is retiring as a captain with the Dewey Police Department after 29 years of service — 38 years total law enforcement service in Oklahoma and Kansas.


Constitutional Carry Making Way in Senate

Senate Committees have been voting on House Bill 2597 this week after it was passed by the House last week. House Bill 2597 focuses on Constitutional Carry rights in Oklahoma. Bartlesville's Senator Julie Daniels said that she supported the bill this week. She says its important to hold up the Bill


Sister fights for justice after Britney Tiger’s body found in remote Oklahoma reserve

Britney Tiger “had a heart of gold,” according to her sister Jessica Tyson. Jessica told Dateline that, as a mother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend, Britney always wore a smile and forever lent a helping hand.


High school swimming athlete of the week: Bartlesville's Sydney Perry

The junior, who had placed third in both the 50-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly at the Class 6A East Regional two weeks ago, stepped up and won both races at the state meet Saturday, helping the Bruins win their fifth consecutive state championship.


Life In Prison Didn't Stop Oklahoma Inmate From Running Meth Ring, Prosecutors Say

A man serving life in prison for the murder of Pawnee County Sheriff Dwight Woodrell has been indicted in federal court this week for racketeering. Federal prosecutors say far from going to prison to learn his lesson, James Taylor became a powerful member of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood gang and


RUGGED ENDING: Bartlesville Bruins see season end in 42-41 loss to Rams

SAPULPA — A wild and frantic final 30 seconds on Friday night closed the curtain — with a tug of controversy — on Bartlesville High School’s boys basketball team. The Bruins appeared ready to close out the Owasso High School Rams during a fierce battle in the opening round of the Class 6A regional p


Oklahoma’s Oldest Movie Theater and the recipe for keeping in open since 1915

CARNEGIE, OKLAHOMA -- You might not notice at first, but start reading the business signs on Carnegie's Main Street and you'll find a familiar name. Liberty Dental, Liberty Floral, Liberty Drug, and the original, the oldest continuously operated theater in Oklahoma, a theater that first opened in 19


Reba McEntire Drops 'No U in Oklahoma' From Upcoming 'Stronger Than the Truth' Record

Surprise! Reba McEntire just dropped a new song, "No U in Oklahoma," from her upcoming Stronger Than the Truth record. McEntire co-wrote the song with Ronnie Dunn and Donna McSpadden.


Bruins End Season In Gutsy Performance

It did not end the way the Bruins would have liked, but it was impressive just the same. The Bartlesville boys’ basketball season came to a finish to Friday night with a gutsy performance against Owasso in round-one of the 6A Regionals.


More than 100 cattle stolen in northeast Oklahoma

PRYOR, Ok. - The Mayes County Sheriff's Office says 107 cattle were stolen from a pasture east of Pryor, OK. The Sheriff received the larceny report on Thursday, February 21st.


Officials Working To Keep Deer Disease Out Of Oklahoma

Oklahoma officials are working to keep a disease affecting deer out of Oklahoma. Nicknamed, “zombie deer disease,” Chronic Wasting Disease has showed up in deer and elk in every state bordering Oklahoma.


Reba name-checks Oklahoma in new song

TULSA, Okla. - Oklahoma native and country legend Reba McEntire released a new song off her upcoming album Friday and her home state gets a mention in the title. “No U in Oklahoma” was co-written by McEntire, Ronnie Dunn and Donna McSpadden, according to Rolling Stone. The song is an upbeat breakup


Oklahoma Union Plays for Regional Title

Fifth-ranked Oklahoma Union will have a tough matchup in the Nowata Regional title game against No. 9 Rejoice Christian. The Cougars are 2-0 in the playoffs after wins over Colcord and Ketchum.


New Bills Could Raise Oklahoma's Minimum Wage

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma - Oklahoma's minimum wage could go up if state lawmakers pass two new bills. One proposal would bump the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.50 per hour for everyone.


Bill would make turnpikes free for disabled Oklahoma veterans

OKLAHOMA CITY — Tens of thousands of disabled Oklahoma veterans soon may be able to drive for free on the state’s turnpikes under a proposal working its way through the Legislature.


Bruins on tap in tonight’s regionals

Bartlesville High School’s boys basketball team plays for more than a prize tonight —the opportunity to keep playing. The Bruins will take on the Owasso High School Rams in a do-or-done game in the first round of the Class 6A regionals.


3A Hoop regionals: Dewey campaign wraps up

Dewey High School’s basketball season reached the end Thursday with a pair of regional loser’s bracket setbacks. On the girls side, the Lady Doggers fell to Metro Christian, 31-53, and finished with nine wins for the year.


Dewey Students Recognized for Exhibiting Positive Traits

Dewey Middle School is making a point to recognize the positive behaviors of their students. Assistant Football Coach Scott Benne and the 8th grade class came up with “The DMS Way” - 8 traits they believe students should strive to exhibit. Benne says The DMS Way started after Christmas Break and the


Keene and Kent Due Back in Court March 11

Maurice Kent and Daniel Keene were back in the Osage County Courthouse Friday morning for a pre preliminary hearing for the alleged murder of John Adkins. Because their lawyer was absent, the two will now face a preliminary hearing, which is set for March 11 at 9 a.m. Toby Bighorse is also due back