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Third COVID-19 Death Confirmed, No New Local Cases

Mar 24, 2020

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma has jumped from 81 to 109, but there are no new cases of the virus that have been confirmed locally. On Sunday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health confirmed that there was a second person that tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington Co ... read more »

No Visitor Policy in Place at Ascension St. John

Mar 24, 2020

In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, three health systems in Tulsa County announce a new update to their visitation policies. Effective on Tuesday, the following facilities will no longer allow visitors for adult patients: Hillcrest HealthCare System (all Oklahoma hospital locations), A ... read more »

Osage County Sheriff's Office Confronts the Coronavirus

Mar 24, 2020

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office is taking extra precautions in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. An executive order was put in place last week stating that officers were only to make arrests if major crimes were being committed. Deputies are trying to avoid making contact with others ... read more »

Businesses Affected by the Bartlesville Emergency Declaration

Mar 24, 2020

The Bartlesville City Council held an emergency session on Monday where an ordinance establishing emergency measures was approved. The following is a listing of affected business per the emergency ordinance: Effective 5:00 pm, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and continuing so long as this ordinance i ... read more »

Bartlesville City Council Establishes Emergency COVID-19 Ordinance

Mar 23, 2020

The Bartlesville City Council held an emergency session on Monday where an ordinance establishing emergency measures was approved. The council acknowledged that this is a time of hardship for all citizens due to the COVID-19 virus. Mayor Dale Copeland says the city is following in the steps o ... read more »

Update on Fire at Jesse's Auto Body Provided by DFD

Mar 23, 2020

As reported on Friday, the Dewey Fire Department and other agencies responded to a structure fire at Jesse’s Auto Body. Dewey Fire Chief Chad Schueler said a welding accident caused the flames to rise that day. He said sparks caught old insulation on fire in the structure, and when the ... read more »

Commissioners Considering an Emergency Declaration

Mar 23, 2020

The Washington County Commissioners may consider a declaration for emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. District One Commissioner Mitch Antle said they have not yet received any information from Washington County Emergency Management's Executive Director Kary Cox about a recommen ... read more »

Weeze's Cafe Temporarily Closing Doors to the Public

Mar 23, 2020

With a heavy heart, Weeze's Cafe has made the decision to temporarily close its doors this week. D, the owner of the restaurant, said this decision was made because of the State of Emergency the City of Bartlesville looks to declare on Monday night because of COVID-19. He said they feel t ... read more »

State Superintendent to Propose Distant Learning on Wednesday

Mar 23, 2020

At a State Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister will propose the continuation of distance learning until the end of the school year. If the proposal goes into effect, school districts will be expected to provide distance learning beginning Mond ... read more »

Previously Convicted Domestic Abuser Charged Again

Mar 23, 2020

A Bartlesville man with a history of domestic abuse was arrested again on Saturday night. Ryan Crawford appeared at the Washington County Courthouse facing a charge of domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor. According to an affidavit, police were dispatched to an apartment on ... read more »

Wann Man Found With Drugs in Backpack

Mar 23, 2020

A man from Wann was arrested and charged with five drug-related counts for an incident that occurred early Sunday morning. Isaac Prather appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing charges possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute among several oth ... read more »

Interactive Prayer to Take Place on KWON on Tuesday

Mar 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact all over the world and it has shaken our country, and our communities, to the core. Pastor Rod MacIlvaine at Grace Community Church said there are many who feel anxiety over what might happen, both medically and economically, in the next m ... read more »

County Employees Face Difficult Decision Without Sick Leave

Mar 23, 2020

Over the weekend, District One Commissioner Randall Jones asked Osage County District Attorney Mike Fisher what he should do if a county employee believes he or she may have the coronavirus, but that employee is without sick leave. At Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, Fish ... read more »

County Commissioners Sign Emergency Disaster Proclamation

Mar 23, 2020

In light of the coronavirus outbreak across the country, Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting was held at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska. The commissioners signed an emergency disaster proclamation for the county and emergency manager Jerry Roberts says this will hel ... read more »

Sheriff and Board Chairman Resolve Disagreement on Surplus Items

Mar 23, 2020

The Nowata County Commissioners addressed several different items at Monday morning’s meeting. The Nowata County Sheriff’s Office had 18 items on the agenda to be declared as surplus. District 1 commissioner and board chairman Burke LaRue believed that the sheriff’s office could ... read more »