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The BPD is Staying Aware During the COVID-19 Situation

Mar 24, 2020

The Bartlesville Police Department is taking extra precautions when it comes to enforcing the law during the COVID-19 pandemic. The BPD still has the interest of public safety to deal with. If someone commits a lower level misdemeanor crime, the police department has decided to cite and relea ... read more »

Hideaway Pizza Offering Curbside Service, Contest for Families

Mar 24, 2020

The coronavirus is forcing restaurants to temporarily close their doors, but some establishments are being creative about ways to continue serving the public. One such venue is Hideaway Pizza in downtown Bartlesville, as they are offering curbside pickup service. District Manager Kim Gray explain ... read more »

Commissioners Disagree Over Cemetery Mowing

Mar 24, 2020

A dispute over which of Nowata’s three districts would pay for the mowing of a cemetery ensued at Monday’s Nowata County Commissioners meeting. The conflict was surrounding who would pay for the mowing of the relocated cemetery which is owned by the county. District one commissioner B ... read more »

City Hall Doors Close, Emergency Meeting to be Held

Mar 24, 2020

The City of Dewey has locked its doors to City Hall, the police department and library. City Manager Kevin Trease said this decision was made to protect the city's employees from the Coronavirus. He said it was best for the health of all involved. Business will continue as usual in Ci ... read more »

Washington County Keeping Up with Jail Cleanliness

Mar 24, 2020

Given the circumstances with COVID-19, everything is business as usual at the Washington County Detention Center in Bartlesville. During the Washington County Commissioner meeting on Monday, Sheriff Scott Owen said the jail smells of bleach and disinfectant cleaner. He said he was in the Asce ... read more »

Braum's Founder Dies at 92

Mar 24, 2020

We are saddened to learn that William Henry Braum, founder of Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores, passed away at his home located in Tuttle, OK on Monday, March 23.  Braum opened the first of 22 Braum’s stores in 1968. Braum talked about how he started working in the dairy busine ... read more »

Mary Martha's Outreach Accepting Donations

Mar 24, 2020

In this time of uncertainty and unrest, there are those in the community dire for supplies of all kinds. Mary Martha's Outreach of Bartlesville is a place to go for those supplies and Judy DuVall says this is a time those donations are most welcome.   As recently as Tuesday, the ... read more »

A Dewey Man with COVID-19 Shares His Story

Mar 24, 2020

A self-employed farmer west of Dewey said he has tested positive for the Coronavirus. A fever, cough and a headache – these are symptoms Randy White, a 53-year-old man, had before he tested positive for COVID-19 at the Ascension St. John Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville. He ... read more »

Third COVID-19 Death Confirmed, No New Local Cases

Mar 24, 2020

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma has jumped from 81 to 109, but there are no new cases of the virus that have been confirmed locally. On Sunday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health confirmed that there was a second person that tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington Co ... read more »

No Visitor Policy in Place at Ascension St. John

Mar 24, 2020

In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, three health systems in Tulsa County announce a new update to their visitation policies. Effective on Tuesday, the following facilities will no longer allow visitors for adult patients: Hillcrest HealthCare System (all Oklahoma hospital locations), A ... read more »

Osage County Sheriff's Office Confronts the Coronavirus

Mar 24, 2020

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office is taking extra precautions in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. An executive order was put in place last week stating that officers were only to make arrests if major crimes were being committed. Deputies are trying to avoid making contact with others ... read more »

Businesses Affected by the Bartlesville Emergency Declaration

Mar 24, 2020

The Bartlesville City Council held an emergency session on Monday where an ordinance establishing emergency measures was approved. The following is a listing of affected business per the emergency ordinance: Effective 5:00 pm, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and continuing so long as this ordinance i ... read more »

Bartlesville City Council Establishes Emergency COVID-19 Ordinance

Mar 23, 2020

The Bartlesville City Council held an emergency session on Monday where an ordinance establishing emergency measures was approved. The council acknowledged that this is a time of hardship for all citizens due to the COVID-19 virus. Mayor Dale Copeland says the city is following in the steps o ... read more »

Update on Fire at Jesse's Auto Body Provided by DFD

Mar 23, 2020

As reported on Friday, the Dewey Fire Department and other agencies responded to a structure fire at Jesse’s Auto Body. Dewey Fire Chief Chad Schueler said a welding accident caused the flames to rise that day. He said sparks caught old insulation on fire in the structure, and when the ... read more »

Commissioners Considering an Emergency Declaration

Mar 23, 2020

The Washington County Commissioners may consider a declaration for emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. District One Commissioner Mitch Antle said they have not yet received any information from Washington County Emergency Management's Executive Director Kary Cox about a recommen ... read more »