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Bailey: City's Essential Functions Can't Shut Down

Mar 17, 2020

The Bartlesville City Council talked about the city’s role in the COVID-19 pandemic at its special meeting on Monday night. City Manager Mike Bailey said the essential functions of the city government will stay in service no matter what. Bailey says that the city staff is working on pla ... read more »

Agape Mission Needs Donations

Mar 17, 2020

The Agape Mission in Bartlesville is looking for some help after some transitions this week because of COVID-19. The Agape Mission is serving to-go meals only at this time to help limit the spread of the virus. Because of this, they are searching for donations for to-go containers to help ... read more »

No Local Cases of COVID-19 As of Noon Tuesday

Mar 17, 2020

There are still no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Washington County. KWON spoke with Washington County Emergency Manager Kary Cox, Regional Preparedness & Response Planner for Region 2 Tracy Walker, and the Oklahoma State Department of Health - all say the virus has yet to official ... read more »

CDC COVID-19 Precautions and Recommendations

Mar 17, 2020

The Center for Disease Control wants citizens to stay informed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC recommends those who are mildly ill to recover at home. The only exception where you would be asked to leave home would be to receive medical care. Tracy Walker with the Oklahoma State Health Depart ... read more »

Water Supply Signing Ceremony Postponed in Bartlesville

Mar 17, 2020

The City of Bartlesville Water Supply Signing ceremony set for 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday has been postponed. The event was planned to help mark an agreement between the City of Bartlesville and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that allows the City to purchase water rights at Copan Lake at a rea ... read more »

Community Center Suspends Performances, Events

Mar 17, 2020

The Bartlesville Community Center has temporarily suspended all public performances and events as of Tuesday. Managing Director Val Callaghan said this is in effect through Monday, April 6th. She said patrons are invited to call Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can al ... read more »

Washington County Detention Center Remains Open

Mar 17, 2020

With everyone taking hygiene more seriously these days because of the coronavirus, the Washington County Detention Center in Bartlesville is sticking with its regular cleaning protocols. Undersheriff Jon Copeland said they issue cleaning supplies to inmates in each pod on a daily basis. T ... read more »

Skiatook Police Search for Bank Robber

Mar 16, 2020

The Oklahoma Capital Bank in Skiatook was robbed and the police are looking for the suspect. According to the Skiatook Police Department, the robbery occurred on Thursday, March 12th around 9:30 a.m. The suspect (pictured) is described as six-feet to six-feet and two-inches tall. The individu ... read more »

Washington Park Mall Adjusts Hours Because of COVID19

Mar 16, 2020

The Washington Park Mall is changing its hours because of COVID-19. According to the shopping center’s website, they will operate from noon until 7:00 p.m. every day except for Sunday. On Sunday the mall will be open from noon to 6:00 p.m. This took effect on Monday and these hours will ... read more »

Power Line Gets Knocked Down Onto Highway 75 on Monday

Mar 16, 2020

An oversized load tractor truck knocked down a power line across Highway 75 between Minnesota Street and Durham Avenue which brought traffic to a halt. The Dewey Fire Department and the Dewey Police Department responded to the situation on Monday afternoon. The Public Service Company of Oklah ... read more »

Council Approves Tower Center Light and Audio Package

Mar 16, 2020

The Bartlesville City Council approved several items related to getting audio and lighting equipment for the downtown Tower Center at Unity Square project. First, the council approved the appropriation of $33,000 for the sale of a piece of property near the Civitan Park on Silverlake Road. Th ... read more »

State Board Orders All Schools to Close Temporarily

Mar 16, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Education moved to authorize the closure of all schools in the state from March 17 to April 6th. An emergency board meeting was held on Monday afternoon. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister commented on the matter. Hofmeister said the boa ... read more »

Osage County Owned Buildings Shutting Down

Mar 16, 2020

All access to Osage County owned property will be suspended to the public for two weeks effective immediately. This includes buildings such as the courthouse, sheriff's office and fairgrounds buildings. All events scheduled to take place at these county-owned buildings are also suspended. Osa ... read more »

Nowata County Cancels Jail Visitation, Other Programs

Mar 16, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has brought a sweeping wave of cancelations around the nations and locally as well. The Nowata County Sheriff’s office announced on Monday that they will be discontinuing visitation for the jail as well as any volunteer services, NA classes and religious programs. NCS ... read more »

Rep. Hern Postpones COVID19 Response Tour

Mar 16, 2020

U.S. Oklahoma Representative Kevin Hern is postponing until further notice his planned tour of health facilities and meetings with local officials following the passing of his father on Monday morning. Rep. Hern's father was 84 and had served in the United States Air Force for 22 years. H ... read more »