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Nowata Commissioners Declare Disaster

May 28, 2019

The Nowata County commissioners declared a disaster emergency due to this month’s flooding at Monday morning’s meeting. This declaration entitles the county to aid, relief and assistance. Nowata County Emergency Manager Laurie Summers explains what the declaration means. The Ameri ... read more »

Verdigris River near Coffeyville on the Decline

May 28, 2019

The Verdigris River near the City of Coffeyville is slowly starting to recede. Our own John Leonard gives us an update on how things are going up north. He said Coffeyville dodged a bullet as the water was projected to flow over the levee. It got dangerously close as the river crested at ... read more »

Sunfest to Kick-Off Festivities on Friday

May 28, 2019

Sunfest will celebrate 37 years of entertainment and fun in Bartlesville. Board President Stephanie Leif said they are bringing a lot of things back to Sunfest this year. A car show is one of the things making a comeback. Lief said whatever whatever vehicle you are proud of (i.e. motorcyc ... read more »

Road Closures in Bartlesville Continue to Mount

May 27, 2019

Road closures and other closures as of Tuesday: Shawnee Avenue from 16th Street south to Hillcrest Hillcrest from 20th Street to Skyline Silver Lake Road south from 2200 Road and 2300 State Highway 123 between Bartlesville and Dewey Tuxedo Boulevard from Wyandotte to Quapaw (p ... read more »

National Guard, Volunteers Reinforce Coffeyville Levee

May 28, 2019

The Verdigris River near the City of Coffeyville has not gone down much. Our own Matt Jordan reports from Coffeyville that the river was at 25.8 feet high. The level has dropped to 25.6-feet. Late yesterday evening, the National Guard and volunteers were stacking sand bags to reinforce th ... read more »

Bartlesville Remembers Service, Sacrifice Monday

May 27, 2019

A Memorial Day service was put on at the White Rose Cemetery in the City of Bartlesville Monday morning. American Legion Post 105 Post Adjutant Bill Teel said we remember the countless lives that fought for America from the American Revolution to our current operations against terrorism in Af ... read more »

Evacuations Being Made in the City of Coffeyville

May 27, 2019

Flooding issues are affecting our friends to the north, as well, as Coffeyville has instituted evacuation orders for areas prone to flooding. Sam Speck with our news partners at KGGF Radio tells us the Verdigris River in Coffeyville has hit 24 feet and is steadily rising. The river is expecte ... read more »

Cox: Disaster Declaration Process Could Take Awhile

May 27, 2019

Washington County will endure disastrous flooding that keeps on plaguing the area this this week. Washington County Emergency Manager Kary Cox said severe weather Tuesday may or may not make the levels at Caney River near Bartlesville worse. Briefings have taken place each day with the Na ... read more »

Severe Weather Likely to Continue This Week

May 27, 2019

Five of the last eight days there has been at least one severe thunderstorm warning in Washington County, leaving some to wonder when the rain might stop.  Meteorologist with KOTV, Alan Crone, spoke with KWON News about this unusual weather pattern. Crone said this is regular springtime ... read more »

Accident Leaves Two Injured Sunday Afternoon

May 27, 2019

Two are transported to the St. John Medical Center following a weekend accident in Osage County. The Osage Hill EMS transported 59-year-old Patricia Chilsen and her 63-year-old passenger Kristine Chilsen to Tulsa. According to reports, their vehicle was rear ended Sunday afternoon on US-60 as ... read more »

Nowata Water Plant Temporarily Back On Line

May 25, 2019

The Nowata Water Plant is operating at this time. Nowata County Emergency Manager Laurie Summers said the system is full and safe for use, but said that Nowata officials ask that you preserve as much water as you can. Flooding had caused the closure of the Nowata Water Plant.  Summers sa ... read more »

Nowata County: Red Cross Shelter Closed

May 25, 2019

Active water rescues are taking place throughout the northern part of Nowata County on Saturday. The communities of South Coffeyville and Lenapah have seen the greatest effects of the floods this week. Nowata County Emergency management director Laurie Summers says the South Coffeyville water res ... read more »

US-169 Closed Between Watova and Talala

May 25, 2019

When it comes to State Highways, Nowata County continues to see major issues. According to Nowata County Emergency Manager Laurie Summers, State Highway 169 between Watova and Talala has closed due to flooding. The only way out of the County is west on US-60 towards Bartlesville or north towa ... read more »

City Trash Routes Amended for Memorial Day

May 25, 2019

City of Bartlesville offices will be closed Monday, May 27th as they will observe Memorial Day. Trash routes will be amended next week due to the holiday. Monday trash routes will be serviced Wednesday, May 29th. Public Works Director Keith Henry said Monday customers will need to put their t ... read more »

Coffeyville at Risk of Flooding on Memorial Day

May 25, 2019

The National Weather Service has notified Montgomery County Emergency Management that record levels of water being released upstream from Fall River, Toronto and Elk City Reservoirs will potentially impact Coffeyville. The river level is currently at 20.9 feet, however, it is expected to rise ... read more »