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Weeze's Cafe Temporarily Closing Doors to the Public

Mar 23, 2020

With a heavy heart, Weeze's Cafe has made the decision to temporarily close its doors this week. D, the owner of the restaurant, said this decision was made because of the State of Emergency the City of Bartlesville looks to declare on Monday night because of COVID-19. He said they feel t ... read more »

State Superintendent to Propose Distant Learning on Wednesday

Mar 23, 2020

At a State Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister will propose the continuation of distance learning until the end of the school year. If the proposal goes into effect, school districts will be expected to provide distance learning beginning Mond ... read more »

Previously Convicted Domestic Abuser Charged Again

Mar 23, 2020

A Bartlesville man with a history of domestic abuse was arrested again on Saturday night. Ryan Crawford appeared at the Washington County Courthouse facing a charge of domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor. According to an affidavit, police were dispatched to an apartment on ... read more »

Wann Man Found With Drugs in Backpack

Mar 23, 2020

A man from Wann was arrested and charged with five drug-related counts for an incident that occurred early Sunday morning. Isaac Prather appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Monday facing charges possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute among several oth ... read more »

Interactive Prayer to Take Place on KWON on Tuesday

Mar 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact all over the world and it has shaken our country, and our communities, to the core. Pastor Rod MacIlvaine at Grace Community Church said there are many who feel anxiety over what might happen, both medically and economically, in the next m ... read more »

County Employees Face Difficult Decision Without Sick Leave

Mar 23, 2020

Over the weekend, District One Commissioner Randall Jones asked Osage County District Attorney Mike Fisher what he should do if a county employee believes he or she may have the coronavirus, but that employee is without sick leave. At Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, Fish ... read more »

County Commissioners Sign Emergency Disaster Proclamation

Mar 23, 2020

In light of the coronavirus outbreak across the country, Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting was held at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska. The commissioners signed an emergency disaster proclamation for the county and emergency manager Jerry Roberts says this will hel ... read more »

Sheriff and Board Chairman Resolve Disagreement on Surplus Items

Mar 23, 2020

The Nowata County Commissioners addressed several different items at Monday morning’s meeting. The Nowata County Sheriff’s Office had 18 items on the agenda to be declared as surplus. District 1 commissioner and board chairman Burke LaRue believed that the sheriff’s office could ... read more »

Pending COVID-19 Cases in Nowata County

Mar 23, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has made its way into the area and possibly into Nowata County. Emergency Management Director Laurie Summers alerted the public at Monday’s meeting of the Nowata County Commissioners. Summers talks about the ongoing situation. Summers says in most cases there is delay ... read more »

All Oklahoma Casinos Shutting Down

Mar 23, 2020

According to the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association all gaming officials have announced a temporary shutdwon of all casinos. Each individual tribe decided to join in making this decision in the interest of public health. OIGA Chairman Matthew L. Morgan said in a statement: "Nothi ... read more »

Mayor, City Manager Talk Emergency Meeting on KWON

Mar 23, 2020

It is a decision that Bartlesville Mayor Dale Copeland is not taking lightly. Tonight, at 7 p.m. during an emergency city council meeting, 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.  ... read more »

Pawhuska Begins Serving Meals to Students Free of Charge

Mar 23, 2020

Pawhuska Public Schools will begin offering free breakfast and lunch for any student under the age of 18. Breakfast will be served at the Elementary circle drive from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch will be served at the Elementary circle from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals will also be delivered to ... read more »

No New Cases of COVID-19 Reported Locally on Monday

Mar 23, 2020

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Monday, there are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Washington County. On Sunday, a second individual in Washington County tested positive for the virus. The OSDH says there are still no reported cases of COVID-19 in Nowata and Osage ... read more »

Washington County Judges to Report as Needed

Mar 23, 2020

More preventitive measures are being announced at the Washington County Courthouse. At this time the courthouse is closed to the public. District Judge Linda Thomas made further announcements: "The Washington County judges and staff will report to work on an "as needed" basis o ... read more »

Governor Stitt Amends Executive Order to Continue Taking Proactive Measures Regarding COVID-19

Mar 22, 2020

Governor Kevin Stitt Saturday issued an amendment to Executive Order 2020-07 to allow University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University labs to perform COVID-19 testing, allow nurses with inactive licenses to quickly get recertified, allow nurses to practice regardless of tax compliant st ... read more »