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WEATHER COVERAGE TONIGHT on KWON 1400/93.3 - KYFM 100.1 - KRIG 104.9 - KPGM 1500/99.1

May 20, 2019

Severe storm warnings with rotation affected the listening area tonight. Tune into your favorite station for immediate information....KWON 1400/93.3 or KYFM 100.1 or KRIG 104.9 or KPGM 1500/99.1 and on our free APPs.   Flood warnings continue so do not drive into water. Check the ca ... read more »

Lynch Charged with Murder in the First Degree

May 22, 2019

45-year-old Shawn Lynch appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Wednesday where he was charged murder in the first degree with deliberate intent. Lynch appeared before judge Kyra Franks through teleconference at the Washington County Jail. The State of Oklahoma set bond at $950,000 ov ... read more »

Updates on Area Highways

May 21, 2019

Updates as of 6:00 AM Wednesday Morning Washington County SH-123 between Bartlesville and Dewey is CLOSED Nowata County SH-10 is CLOSED east of US-169 Osage County NONE updates on weather related closures. ... read more »

NCEM Officials Anticipating More Flooding

May 22, 2019

The threat of more flooding is looming around all of Northeast Oklahoma as more storms have potential to hit the area on Wednesday afternoon. Nowata County Emergency Management director Laurie Summers says that with already saturated conditions around the area more rainfall will be problematic. ... read more »

Osage County Wins RedBud Awards

May 22, 2019

Businesses in Osage County won RedBud Awards from the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association two weeks ago. The Ben Ranch Cabins in Fairfax and the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce each won the Merit Award.   The Ben Ranch Cabins won the award for outstanding lodging property and the Pawhu ... read more »

Corps. of Engineers Keeping an Eye on Water Levels

May 22, 2019

As of 2 o' clock Wednesday afternoon, Director of Engineering for the City of Bartlesville, Micah Siemers, said water levels continue to slowly drop at the Caney River, along with Copan and Hulah Lakes.   Siemers did say the possibility of more rain tonight is the last thing we n ... read more »

375 Students Eligible to Graduate from BHS

May 22, 2019

Rain or shine, Bartlesville Superintendent Chuck McCauley said a commencement ceremony for the Bartlesville High School Class of 2019 will take place. All that is needed is a window for graduation to take place. McCauley said they would move the commencement indoors if needed. That has not ha ... read more »

Crews Back at Work After Monitoring River Levels

May 22, 2019

According to the latest reading from the National Weather Service's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, the Caney River sits at 16.3-feet. The river was anticipated to peak at 19.1 feet last night but was only recorded to have reached 18.2-feet. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers perfor ... read more »

Hulah Lake Gates Open Wednesday Morning

May 22, 2019

The flood gates at Hulah Lake are open. Lake Manager Eric Bonnell said that the gates are open about a foot. Downstream, Bonnell said the Caney River levels are about 3-feet above the flood stage. He said they are doing everything they can to the minimal mark. Bonnell continued to say tha ... read more »

SPCA Looks Forward to Potential of New Facility

May 22, 2019

Flood waters from the Caney River forced the Washington County SPCA to evacuate their building along Highway 123 between Dewey and Bartlesville early yesterday morning. This is located in the County’s Flood Plain. In total, 125 animals had to be evacuated to the SPCA Clinic at 3432 SE W ... read more »

USACE Trying to Maintain River Levels

May 21, 2019

According to a report from Washington County Emergency Management, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the gates at Copan and Hulah Lakes in an effort to try to maintain the level of the Caney River. Washington County Emergency Management director Kary Cox explains. Cox says the antic ... read more »

Flooding Postpones Tri County Tech Graduation

May 22, 2019

Due to the high flood waters, Tri County Tech postponed their commencement ceremony which was scheduled to take place Tuesday.   High School Recruitment Specialist for TCT Matt Songer said they want this to be a memorable experience for everyone.   Songer said they want ... read more »

Flooding Causes Troubles on Local Roadways Monday

May 20, 2019

As of 10:00 o'clock Monday night, endless amounts of rainfall have caused troubles in Nowata, Osage and Washington Counties. District 2 Washington County Commissioner Mike Bouvier has advised that people stay home and avoid travel. He said everything east of Highway 75 has seen significan ... read more »

Flooding and Commute Issues in Bartlesville

May 21, 2019

More than five inches of rain dumped across Bartlesville, Osage, Washington and Nowata counties thanks to round after round of thunderstorms and severe weather late on Monday and overnight into Tuesday. The heavy rains, with already above normal river levels have caused some flooding and road ... read more »

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releasing Water

May 21, 2019

Earlier today, the Caney River was nearly 18 feet above normal. It is expected to crest at 19 feet around 7 o’ clock this evening, this according to the National Weather Service. Road closures in the city of Bartlesville include State Highway 123 between Bartlesville and Dewey. Tuxedo B ... read more »