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Man Found Dead Due to Head Injuries; Homicide Investigation Ongoing

Mar 17, 2020

A man has been found dead inside of his Osage County home, according to a press release from the Bartlesville Police Department. The alleged incident occurred on the 1100 Block of Maple Avenue in Bartlesville. The BPD release stated that preliminary investigation shows the man died from injur ... read more »

P66 Keeping Only 'Critical Staff' in Office

Mar 17, 2020

Phillips 66 has advised its employees that measures will be taken in the interest of public health in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an email sent to all employees, Phillips 66 advised that it is moving to a “critical staff work policy,” in its Bartlesville offices and at the ... read more »

Dewey Fire, Others Respond to Rollover Accident

Mar 18, 2020

Crews respond to a single car rollover accident at Durham and Highway 123 just north of the Medical Lodges of Dewey. Dewey Fire was dispatched to the scene around 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday. Upon arrival, the occupants were out of the vehicle and fire crews took control of the scene while they wai ... read more »

Washington County Sheriff's Office Suspends Visitations

Mar 18, 2020

Due to the increased concerns nationwide with the COVID-19 virus and to limit in person contact, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has suspended all inmate visitations. Ministerial visits have all been suspended until April 10th. The WCSO has also suspended all civilian fingerprint ... read more »

Sen. Inhofe Talks Military, Supplement for COVID19

Mar 18, 2020

Chair for the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe, said they have put measures in place for our nation’s military to protect them from COVID-19. An travel restriction announcement has been made by the Committee. These restrictions are for the Department of ... read more »

Ascension Implements Enhanced Visitor Restrictions

Mar 17, 2020

As part of a comprehensive response to preparedness for the COVID-19 outbreak, Ascension St. John Jane Phillips has evaluated their visitor procedures. Their guidance addresses the safety of their associates and the persons with whom they are privileged to serve, in addition to ensuring that ... read more »

Bartlesville to Hold Emergency Council Meeting Wednesday

Mar 17, 2020

The Bartlesville City Council has called an emergency meeting to discuss possible action on a resolution listing mitigation measures in response to the COVID-19 disaster declarations. The meeting will take place on Wednesday at 8 a.m. from Bartlesville city hall. The council discussed that me ... read more »

Tri County Tech to Close Until April 6th

Mar 17, 2020

Tri-County Tech in Bartlesville becomes the latest institution in Bartlesville to close amid COVID-19 concerns. The school is closing its doors to the public until April 6th as suggested by the Oklahoma State Board of Education and Governor Kevin Stitt. Superintendent and CEO Lindel Fields says t ... read more »

Kansas Public Schools Closed for Remainder of Semester

Mar 17, 2020

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly made the announcement Tuesday afternoon that all public schools will be closed for the remainder of the semester. Kelly made it clear that school will still go on, as she said there is a task force in place right now that is working on ways to allow students to learn i ... read more »

Oklahoma Wesleyan to Close Campus

Mar 17, 2020

Due to concerns with the Coronavirus Oklahoma Wesleyan University will close its campus. All instruction will take place online starting March 30 through the end of the semester. OKWU President Jim Dunn said in a release:  "During this time when there are more questions than answers ... read more »

ConocoPhillips to Work Remotely Starting Wednesday

Mar 17, 2020

Starting on Wednesday, all employees at ConocoPhillips who are not considered “business critical” are being asked to work remotely until further notice. This is also the case at Phillips 66 Senior Communication Analyst, David Austin says it is important to look out for the saf ... read more »

Tourism Director Staying Positive Despite Virus Concerns

Mar 17, 2020

In the wake of Monday mornings announcement that the Board of Osage County Commissioners have decided to close all county-owned properties, Executive Director for Osage County Tourism, Kelly Bland, still said Osage County is a bright spot for people to come visit.   Bland said the to ... read more »

Elder Care Closing its Doors Temporarily

Mar 17, 2020

A press release from Elder Care states that their board of directors have decided to close its building to the public through Tuesday, March 31st. The release states that the decision was made in part because of the most recent government recommendations and in an effort to keep clients, staf ... read more »

Restaurants Seeing the Effects of the Coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020

The state of Oklahoma is beginning to see the trickle down effect of the financial losses that the coronavirus brings with it. A major industry that will be affected includes those in the restaurant business. Owner of Dink's Real Pit BBQ and Sterlings Grille, Jim Curd, says he is taking the p ... read more »

Access Restricted to Washington County Courthouse

Mar 17, 2020

As of Tuesday afternoon, access to the Washington County Courthouse has been greatly restricted. Public access is only available for the first floor of the building. A barrier restricts public access to the second and third floors. On the front door is posted an order from the Oklahoma Suprem ... read more »