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Amid High Waters, Phillips 66 Will Stay Open

May 21, 2019

It was believed that ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 would close their campuses for a few days pending further flooding in Bartlesville. Public Relations Spokeswoman Summer Austin with Phillips 66 said they do not intend to close their campus. Austin added that they are encouraging employe ... read more »

Controlled Releases at Dams Expected Tuesday

May 21, 2019

Crews are standing by in Washington County this afternoon as they wait to see what happens with flood levels that have affected the area. Washington County Emergency Management’s Public Information Officer Melissa Lindgren said the Caney River is expected to peak at 19.1-feet between 7: ... read more »

Flood Waters Causes Animal Shelter to Evacuate

May 21, 2019

The Washington County SPCA evacuated all their animals in the early morning hours Tuesday. The shelter is located in a flood plain near the Caney River just north of Bartlesville on Highway 123. Shelter Manager Tonya Pete said the call came in at 1:00 Tuesday morning from Washington County Em ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Department Foundation Added

May 21, 2019

Area residents have raised money for projects and to buy equipment for the Bartlesville Police Department thanks to the newly-formed Bartlesville Police Department Foundation. City Councilman Paul Stewart said the foundation was formed to help police get the nice things that they might not otherw ... read more »

Red Cross Provides Shelter for Flood Damage Victims

May 21, 2019

\r\n The American Red Cross has set up an emergency relief center at Bartlesville’s Redeemer Lutheran Church located at 3700 Woodland Road. After storms hit Washington County and the surrounding areas the shelter held as many as 35 people on Monday night, according to shelter volunteer Caro ... read more »

Sen. Daniels Receives Boys and Girls Club Award

May 21, 2019

Oklahoma State Senator Julie Daniels from Bartlesville receives the State Alliance Champion Award. The award, was presented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America at its National Conference in Houston, TX on May 2nd. This national award is given to a volunteer who has gone above and bey ... read more »

Flooding Continues to be a Concern in Osage County

May 21, 2019

As the largest county in the state, Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts has been busy keeping the public safe and trying to keep up with all of the floodwater.   Roberts says last night his team was making more water rescues because drivers decided to drive into flooded wate ... read more »

River Levels are On the Rise

May 21, 2019

The Caney River continues to rise. According to projections the Caney River is expected to crest at 19.1  feet in Bartlesville on Tuesday evening.    At 19-feet, the river reaches severe flooding levels in Bartlesville.  That would mean that Tuxedo, Hillcrest and Adams ... read more »

Bartlesville Board of Education Passes Bond to Vote

May 20, 2019

The Bartlesville Board of Education awards a bid for the purchase of General Obligation Building Bonds worth $10.5 million Monday night. The Bond Issue bid was awarded to JP Morgan. From there, Chief Financial Officer David Boggs talked to the Board of Education about issuing the G.O. Buildin ... read more »

Flooding Anticipated Near Lenapah

May 20, 2019

Severe weather is running rampant throughout the region on Monday. Heavy amounts of rainfall have put several bodies of water in Nowata County at risk of overflowing with the potential of large scale flooding. An area where flooding commonly occurs is in Lenapah on the banks of the Verdigris ... read more »

Nowata Library to Hold Book Sale this Weekend

May 20, 2019

The City of Nowata and Nowata County Library is set for its annual book sale this week. The sale will take place on Friday, May 24th and will last from 10:00 in the morning till 5:00 that evening. The Nowata Library will also hold the sale on Saturday, May 25th from 9:00 in the morning until ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Register for Click It or Ticket

May 20, 2019

The Bartlesville Police Department registers for the Click It or Ticket campaign.    The event, which started today / Monday and will run through June 2nd, is a nation-wide enforcement campaign to remind people to wear their seat belts and use car seats.    Cap ... read more »

Man Accused in Friday Night Murder Appears in Court

May 20, 2019

A Bartlesville man accused in the shooting death of 28-year-old Kolton Edwards on Friday night made an initial appearance at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday. 45-year-old Shawn Lynch appeared before judge Kyra Franks through teleconference at the Washington County Jail. The State of ... read more »

Tourism Director Having Good Month

May 20, 2019

It has been a good month for Osage County Tourism Executive Director Kelly Bland. She graduated from Oral Roberts University in the first week of the month and most recently became a full-time county employee on Monday. Claude Rosendale with the Tourism Committee explains why she was so deserving ... read more »

Flooding Potential Elevates Amidst Rainfall Amounts

May 20, 2019

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has announced that there is a flooding warning for the Caney River across portions of Washington County. Washington County Emergency Manager Kary Cox said this warning is for minor flooding and includes Bartlesville, Ramona and Collinsville. Cox said the ... read more »