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State Boom; Local Numbers Change Minimally

May 22, 2020

169 new COVID-19 cases are being reported across Oklahoma on Friday according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Total Oklahoma cases have reached 5,849.  Just two of these new cases are being reported in Washington County with no new local deaths. There 309 Washington County cases ... read more »

Virtual Sheriff's Forum Held Thursday

May 22, 2020

The Green County Republican Women’s Club, Washington County Republican Party and Phillips 66 presented a forum for the Washington County Sheriff’s candidates on KWON platforms on Thursday night. Aaron Vaughan, Jeff Fesler, Nick Lay and incumbent Scott Owen were on hand. The forum was ... read more »

Sheriff Owen Encourages Those Suffering from Depression

May 21, 2020

Grand Lake Mental Health, a community partner with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, contacted Sheriff Scott Owen to address the public about mental health. He said Grand Lake is here for you during these difficult times with the COVID-19 pandemic. Times have been tough during this ... read more »

Dewey Schools Moving Away from Meal Delivery

May 21, 2020

Dewey Public Schools announced that Friday will be the last run of the neighborhood meal deliveries due to a decrease in participation. DPS said they will continue to offer the Grab-N-Go meal option at the cafeteria during the COVID-19 pandemic. They would like to encourage everyone to contin ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Charged with Burglary

May 21, 2020

A night of leisure between women resulted in a burglary charge. Shawnna Owens was arrested for an incident that took place in Bartlesville on May 5. It is alleged that Owens was drinking with the victim at an apartment on the 1400 block of Santa Fe Avenue on the night in question. The victim ... read more »

Emergency Manager Gives Memorial Day Weekend Forecast

May 21, 2020

The forecast for Memorial Day weekend calls for a chance of rain and storms. Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts warns people who might be spending time outdoors to be weather aware should storms start to develop.   Roberts also urges people to pay attention and listen for t ... read more »

Dewey Cemetery Prepped for Memorial Day

May 21, 2020

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and although the City of Dewey does not put on an annual service for the holiday, Dewey Public Works crews have been keeping the cemetery maintained. City Manager Kevin Trease said they have been mowing, weed eating, doing dirt work, and doing drainage ... read more »

Osage County Has Machines to Kill COVID-19

May 21, 2020

While there has yet to be a vaccine created to treat the coronavirus, Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts is buying simple garden foggers and mixing formula in the machine to kill the virus once it lands on surfaces. Roberts explains how he was able to acquire these fog machines. &nb ... read more »

Sen. Daniels, Rep. Roberts See House Bill 2588 Signed

May 21, 2020

Legislation allowing Oklahoma courts to grant guardians the power to consent to withdrawing or withholding life-sustaining procedures through a separate order was signed into law by the governor on Monday. House Bill 2588 was authored by Hominy State Representative Sean Roberts, and was carri ... read more »

COVID-19 Delays Murder Trial

May 21, 2020

A Bartlesville man facing charges of murder in the first degree will have his trial delayed due to COVID-19. An order from the Oklahoma State Supreme Court ceased all court proceedings for roughly two months. Shawn Lynch is accused in the May 2019 shooting death of his roommate Kolton Edwards. ... read more »

GoFundMe Set Up to Assist Osage County Deputy

May 21, 2020

An Osage County Deputy who was involved in a police chase earlier this month was ran over and will be out of work for at least three months. Deputy Casey Witt was ran over by Cameron Enox and Enox would have done so again, but a Pawhuska Police Officer shot Enox. Witt also works part-time for ... read more »

PSO Announces More Emergency Grants

May 21, 2020

Public Service Company of Oklahoma has announced that more than $70,000 in grants from the American Electric Power Foundation to help nonprofit agencies across Oklahoma address the basic needs of people struggling in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tiffani Jackson, the PSO Vice President ... read more »

Cornhole Tournament to Benefit Badly Burnt Firefighter

May 21, 2020

A benefit Cornhole Tournament has been created to help a Bartlesville firefighter who was badly burnt in an accident while at home last week. On Tuesday, the Bartlesville Fire Department said their brother has a long road of recovery ahead and any donation would be greatly appreciated to alle ... read more »

Bartlesville March for Jesus on Saturday, May 30

May 21, 2020

Bartlesville’s National Day of Prayer committee encourages everyone to participate in the March for Jesus on Saturday, May 30th. March for Jesus is a national Praise Walking event that unites the entire body of Christ in cities across the nation for one purpose:  to worship Jesus, ... read more »

On This Day: Major Flooding Impacts the Area in 2019

May 21, 2020

Bartlesville and the surrounding area woke up to high waters and flooded roadways about a year ago that would impact our lives for months on end. May 21st, 2019 saw the Caney River in Bartlesville crest at 19.1-feet. This was an inch over the major flood stage. Eric Ashlock with Washington Co ... read more »