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Bartlesville Mayor Dale Copeland to Declare State of Emergency

Mar 22, 2020

The Bartlesville City Council will hold an emergency meeting Monday during which Mayor Dale Copeland will declare a State of Emergency for the city in response to Covid-19, the coronavirus deemed a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The meeting will begin shortly after 7 ... read more »

Retrieval for Items Left by BPS Students on Monday

Mar 22, 2020

Bartlesville Public Schools will allow emergency retrievals from items left in school before Spring Break for a seven-hour period on Monday. It will be a “grab-and-go” event.  Items like a Chromebook left by a middle or high school student can be retrieved in limited groups w ... read more »

COVID-19:2nd Washington Co. Resident Tests Positive

Mar 22, 2020

A second Washington County resident has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus as of Sunday.  An additional person has passed away from the virus--a male in his 50's from Pawnee, OK--bringing the total deaths from COVID-19 in the state to two. Results continue to arrive from th ... read more »

BPS to Provide Free Meals to Any Child

Mar 21, 2020

Any child ages 1-18 can pick up free breakfast and lunch thanks to Bartlesville Public Schools on weekdays.  Pickups will be available to-go only from both Central Middle School and Madison Elementary. Breakfast will be given out from 8:00-9:30 AM with lunch from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.  ... read more »

Rogers State - Online Classes Remainder of Spring

Mar 21, 2020

All instruction at Rogers State University will move to online-only for the rest of the spring semester.  RSU made the announcement to students at all campuses in an email on Saturday afternoon.  Citing concerns about COVID-19, the university will have all courses delivered elec ... read more »

Dewey Schools Getting Meal Program in Place for Students

Mar 20, 2020

All Oklahoma schools will be closed for the next two weeks due to the concerns of the coronavirus. Dewey Superintendent Vince Vincent says one of the major problems with schools being closed is students not being able to get daily meals that they rely upon. Vincent says they are doing what they a ... read more »

BPS Has Plans in Place Amid School Closure

Mar 16, 2020

The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted to authorize the closure of all Oklahoma schools at an emergency board meeting on Monday afternoon. The closure will run from Tuesday March 17th to April 6th. Bartlesville Public Schools Superintendent Chuck McCauley says the school system has been brac ... read more »

53 Statewide COVID19 Cases; No New Cases Locally

Mar 21, 2020

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Washington County was announced on Thursday, and as of Saturday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health still says one individual has tested positive for the virus. Executive Director Kary Cox (pictured) with Washington County Emergency Management said ... read more »

OSDH Enters Into Partnership to Quicken COVID19 Tests

Mar 21, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced on Friday that it has entered into a new public-private partnership with Diagnostic Labs of Oklahoma to increase the State of Oklahoma’s capacity for delivering results for COVID-19 tests. As a result of the new partnership, more than 30 ... read more »

Oklahoma Senate Closes Through March 27th

Mar 21, 2020

The Oklahoma Senate has announced it closure through Friday, March 27th. Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat in a statement said:  “The Oklahoma Senate will remain closed through Friday, March 27. During this time, we are working hard, be it remotely, to help deliver essent ... read more »

Injury Accident in Osage County Friday Night

Mar 21, 2020

A single-vehicle accident left a Skiatook-man and a 17-year old Skiatook girl with injuries late Friday night. According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 2004 pickup driven by 18-year-old Preston Scarborough of Skiatook was northbound on Javine Hill Road when the vehicle departed the roadway to ... read more »

Local Delegation Addresses COVID19, Testing, More

Mar 20, 2020

In a conference call during Friday's Capital Call program on KWON AM 1400 and FM 93.3, Senator Julie Daniels, and Representatives Derrel Fincher and Judd Strom addressed COVID-19 and actions the State of Oklahoma is taking to bring the fight to the virus. Sen. Daniels talked about Gov. Ke ... read more »

Four Co-Defendants Charged with Murder

Mar 20, 2020

Charges were filed against four people who were involved in the Tuesday murder of Charles Bethel from Shidler. Omar Marano was charged with murder in the first degree. He is being held on a $500,000 bond. Amber Hall, Cynthia Fish and Austin Prater each picked up a felony count of conspiracy. All ... read more »

Daniels says Citizens are Beginning to get their Needs Met

Mar 20, 2020

During Friday morning's capitol call with Oklahoma Senator Julie Daniels, she said people should be encouraged by the strides they are making at the state level regarding numbers of tests being passed out to those in need.   Daniels went on to say that cooperation between the gov ... read more »

Reported Fire at Jesse's Auto Body

Mar 20, 2020

The Dewey Fire Department confirmed a structure fire at Jesse’s Auto Body. The location is at Lake Shore and Highway 75. Emergency officials from multiple agencies responded to the scene. The fire was contained by DFD and the other responding agencies. The area on Highway 75 was closed for ... read more »