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Contract Labor Agreements to be Weighed

Aug 14, 2020

Kary Cox, the Director of Washington County Emergency Management, will give several presentations during the next County Commissioners meeting. An amended request for reimbursement for third quarter Emergency Management Performance Grants will be presented by Cox to the Commissioners for appr ... read more »

Local Boys and Girls Clubs Receive Donations

Aug 15, 2020

Cherokee Nation recently contributed $195,000 to eight Boys & Girls Club programs throughout Northeast Oklahoma. Recipients of the funding include clubs in Adair, Cherokee, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Rogers, Sequoyah and Washington counties. Donation amounts are based on the number of N ... read more »

Trial to Start for Caney River Fugitive

Aug 14, 2020

A jury trial is set to begin Monday for a man who arrested while hanging over a tree above the Caney River after a police chase. Jeremiah McKenzie of Cherryvale, Kansas was arrested after the unique incident in April. McKenzie was initially faced with eluding officers, knowingly concealing st ... read more »

Bartlesville Man Arrested for Threatening Victims with Gun

Aug 14, 2020

A Bartlesville man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly threatening several people with a gun. Paul Meier Jr. appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday facing charges of feloniously pointing a firearm, carrying a firearm while under the influence and threatening an act of violence ... read more »

Firearm Brandished in Alleged Road Rage Incident

Aug 14, 2020

A Bartlesville man was arrested after being seen toting a pistol out the window of his vehicle while driving on U.S. 75. Brent Bloom appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday facing charges of recklessly handling a firearm and possessing a firearm while under the influence. A c ... read more »

Caney Police Look to Identify Thieves

Aug 14, 2020

The Caney Police Department needs your help in identifying a woman that was involved in a theft of property on South Fawn Street in Caney. A picture of the woman and her accomplice are pictured below. The Caney Police Department needs help identifying the darker haired woman that is pictured. ... read more »

OKWU Welcomes Students to Campus

Aug 14, 2020

Students started to return to Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s campus on Friday after being away for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic. University President, Dr. Jim Dunn, said they are ready for the return of students to campus. He said the exciting part about starting the f ... read more »

Positive COVID Cases Causes Barnsdall to Delay School

Aug 14, 2020

Barnsdall Public Schools announced on Friday that two staff members have received positive test results for COVID-19. Superintendent Jeff Lay said several staff members were in close contact of the infected staff members during their first two days of professional development on August 5th an ... read more »

Lead Ain't Dead Event to be Held in September

Aug 14, 2020

It is time to hit the road again with Stray Kat Kustoms. Lead Ain’t Dead will be hosted by Stray Kat Kustoms in Dewey, with events taking place on Friday, Sept. 11th and Saturday, Sept. 12th. That Friday, Stray Kat Kustoms will leave Bartlesville at 9:00 a.m. to go on a cruise to visit ... read more »

Info for Voting While Physically Incapacitated

Aug 14, 2020

Registered voters in Washington County who become physically incapacitated after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020, won’t have to miss the August 25th, Runoff Primary Election, the Special City of Bartlesville Election and the Special Copan I-4 School Election. County Election Boa ... read more »

BPD: Be Alert So Kids Don't Get Hurt

Aug 14, 2020

The Bartlesville Police Department is asking you to be alert so kids don’t get hurt as a new school year begins in our area. The BPD offered several tips for you to keep in mind. Below are the tips: The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children, so you ... read more »

Reminder to Apply for Absentee Ballots

Aug 14, 2020

Voters in Washington County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the August 25th, Runoff Primary Election, the Special City of Bartlesville and the Special Copan School Election should apply now. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots u ... read more »

Osage County Man Dies from COVID-19

Aug 14, 2020

An Osage County man has died due to COVID-19 according to the latest situation update from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This is the 12th Osage County death since March. Osage County has 68 active cases, an increase of six case since Thursday. Washington County is reporting 79 act ... read more »

Price Tower to Celebrate 65th Anniversary

Aug 14, 2020

2021 will mark the 65th Anniversary of the Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville, and plans to celebrate the occasion are being made. Executive Director Rick Lloyd said the Price Tower was established in 1956. He said they are planning a year of celebration for the 65th anniversary. The ... read more »

DPS Parking Improvements Nearly Complete

Aug 14, 2020

KSL Dirtworks, LLC was awarded a bid by the Dewey Public Schools Board of Education for the purpose of resurfacing, striping and repairing campus parking lots a little over a week before school started. Superintendent Vince Vincent said the project should wrap up soon. He said all that is lef ... read more »