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Osage County Election Board Talks Absentee Ballots

Aug 07, 2020

Less than a week remains for registered voters in Osage County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the Tuesday, August 25th, 2020, Prue I05057 Special School, City of Shidler Special Municipal, City of Bartlesville Special Municipal and City of Tulsa Special Municipal Elections ... read more »

Governor Stitt and Health Commissioner Frye Announce Update to State’s Hospital Surge Plan

Aug 07, 2020

Governor Kevin Stitt and Interim Commissioner of Health Lance Frye, MD, along with Norman Regional Health System President and CEO Richie Splitt, today announced modifications to the State of Oklahoma’s COVID-19 hospital surge plan. “Since the start of the pandemic, we have been f ... read more »

Caney Police to Post Active Warrants on Facebook

Aug 06, 2020

The City of Caney’s attorney has given the Caney Police Department the go ahead to publish the names of people the Caney Police Department currently has warrants on on Facebook. According to the CPD, they are in the process of reviewing how they would like to proceed with the project. C ... read more »

Suspects on the Run for Stealing Car at Gunpoint

Aug 06, 2020

An altercation occurred at a gas station south of the intersection of highway 123 and 14th street in Bartlesville. This left occupants of one vehicle stranded and two individuals currently on the run. They are considered armed and dangerous. Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden explains what happene ... read more »

Man Charged with First Degree Rape, Two Other Felonies

Aug 06, 2020

A Bartlesville man was arrested on a warrant earlier this week for the alleged sexual assault of a minor female. James Barcus was charged with three felony counts in Washington County court including rape in the first degree, lewd acts with a child and forcible sodomy. Court affidavits allege ... read more »

Collinsville Sex Offender Picks Up Felony Charge

Aug 06, 2020

A Collinsville man was charged with a felony count of sex offender failing to notify of an address change. Robbie Simon appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Wednesday. Simon has a 2013 conviction for indecent exposure in Tulsa County. Simon has previously registered at an address i ... read more »

STEM Comes a Long Way for Bartlesville Schools

Aug 06, 2020

Project Lead the Way named Bartlesville Public Schools a Distinguished District for their efforts in STEM in 2019. During the BPS Foundation's State of the Schools virtual event on Wednesday, Superintendent Chuck McCauley said BPS was one of 24 school districts in the United States that r ... read more »

Production of Killers of the Flower Moon on Hold for Now

Aug 06, 2020

A release date for, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” had not yet been released when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, but many believed the film would be out sometime in 2021.   After struggling to find someone to bite at the high-budget film, Director Martin Scorsese and Apple Inc ... read more »

Looking at Student Performance in Bartlesville

Aug 06, 2020

During the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation’s State of the Schools virtual event on Wednesday, Superintendent Chuck McCauley updated the public on student performance. When talking about ACT scores, Superintendent McCauley shared data from 2018. He said BPS's composite score f ... read more »

Sen. Lankford Makes Statement on Lebanon Explosion

Aug 06, 2020

An explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday has left thousands devastated and at least 137 dead. U.S. Senator for Oklahoma James Lankford issued a statement on Wednesday about the blast in Beirut, saying: “My family grieves with the thousands of affected families in Lebanon. Prior to ... read more »

Governor Stitt Provides COVID-19 Update

Aug 06, 2020

When the COVID-19 outbreak first began in March, the state of Oklahoma wasn't yet prepared to fight the virus. Governor Kevin Stitt says that has since changed, as the hospital system is plenty equipped to handle whatever may come their way.   Stitt said while other states strugg ... read more »

Sanitary Sewer Expansion Plans Still in the Works

Aug 06, 2020

Dewey City Manager Kevin Trease recently met with the engineers from Holloway, Updike and Bellen, Inc. about the extension of a sanitary sewer line at West 1400 Road in the City of Dewey that was approved over a month ago by the Dewey Public Works Authority. Trease said the engineers should h ... read more »

DPS Approves New, Revised Policies for 2020-2021

Aug 06, 2020

The Dewey Public Schools Board of Education approved several new and revised policies this week for the upcoming school year, including emergency leave, alternative learning, online instruction and attendance. Superintendent Vince Vincent said the attendance policy has language in it that exp ... read more »

Thursday COVID-19 Numbers

Aug 06, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 837 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Thursday. 10 Oklahomans have died due to the coronavirus according to the latest situation update. 643 people are currently hospitalized in the state. Washington County is listing 56 active cases. Osage C ... read more »

$250M to be Deployed to Cities, Counties for COVID19

Aug 06, 2020

Governor Kevin Stitt announced on Thursday that the State will be allocating approximately $250 million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to Oklahoma cities and counties based on their population. This change allows for city and county governments to access CRF dollars more quickly and ... read more »