Washington County, OK

Bartlesville Mourns Loss of Retired Peace Officer Nix

The City of Bartlesville is mourning the loss of longtime local lawman Dennis Nix, who passed away over the weekend. Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles says Officer Nix was a great man that always treated him with respect. Roles says he has never heard anyone speak a negative word about Nix, which speaks a lot to his character and the character of his family. He asks you to keep the Nix family in your thoughts and prayers as we navigate through this difficult time with them.
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Free Opioid Presentation at the Bartlesville Library

Family HealthCare Clinic will provide a free presentation titled, “Opioids + You: Effects on the Body” on Tuesday, June 7 at noon at the Bartlesville Public Library. The presentation, led by Jennifer Conant, Nurse Practitioner at Family HealthCare Clinic will provide information about opioids and fentanyl, how these drugs affect the body, and how attendees can help end the epidemic.
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GOP Candidate Forum for OK House District 11 and US Senate Thursday at OKWU

The Washington County Republican Party in partnership with Bartlesville Radio will host a candidate forum Thursday, May 26, at 6pm at the Oklahoma Wesleyn University Chapel. The forum will first host OK House District 11 incumbent Wendi Stearman and challenger John B. Kane at 6pm. The US Senate candidates forum will take place shortly therafter.

WCSO Corporal Davis' Name Dedicated at State Memorial

The names of 17 law enforcement officers and two canine partners who died in the line of duty in Oklahoma are dedicated on the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial. Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Corporal Kyle Davis was one of the officers honored during the 54th Annual Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Friday morning.

Voter Registration Deadline Approaches for Primary

Washington County Election Board Secretary Yvonne House says Friday, June 3, is the last day to apply for voter registration if you wish to be eligible to vote in the June 28 Primary Election. House says persons who are United State citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 17.5 years...

Commissioners Approve Contract Revisions, More

The Washington County Commissioners unanimously approves a grant application for a staging area for trailer supplies in their regular meeting. Washington County Emergency Management's (WCEM) Melissa Mayes says the $6,000 grant is from Oklahoma Emergency Management (OEM). Mayes says the grant is for staging trailer supplies, which will be used during disasters and wildfires. She says WCEM will be able to teach staging area protocols with area agencies as well.

Bartlesville Man Charged with Violating Protective Order

A Bartlesville man appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday where he was charged violating a protective order. Jonathon Stacy was present in custody where the misdemeanor charge was presented. Court documents allege that Stacy made repeated attempts to make contact with a female victim that had a protective...

Caney Valley Football Working Hard in Spring Practice

As we continue our look at area football teams throughout the spring we move to Ramona. Caney Valley has been one of the most successful teams in Washington County over the past two seasons. The Trojans are coming off a 6-4 season that left them just short of the playoffs in 2021.

Wash. Co. Sheriff’s Office Alerts Public of Ongoing Scam

The Washington County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) has received several calls from citizens who have been getting phone calls from a person claiming to be a Washington County Deputy Sheriff. If you receive a call from 918-999-0565, this is a scam. Undersheriff Jon Copeland says WCSO Deputies will never call you...

Convicted Rapist Picks Up New Charges

An Oklahoma City man previously convicted of a 2001 rape in Washington County has violated his probation after picking up new charges. Jasper Battee appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday where a motion to revoke his suspended sentence was presented. Battee has picked up new charges in Oklahoma...


Rhonda Hudson and Ben Ames with Ray of Hope joined us on COMMUNITY CONNECTION on Wednesday to let everyone know about the work they do and the resourced they provide for victims of abuse. Executive Director Rhonda Hudson said that Ray of Hope is a 501(c)3 multi-service organization that is...

Officers Honored at Bartlesville Public Safety Complex

---------- Nov. 16, 1907 – U.S. Marshal George Williams. Sept. 19, 1912 – Bureau of Indian Affairs Officer Robert Leo Bowman. Jan. 4, 1915 – Bartlesville Police Officer William Butler. April 27, 1915 – Dewey Police Officer James Gibson. Aug. 11, 1918 – Dewey Police Chief...

Copan in 2nd Week of Spring Football

We continue our look at spring football across the area, as Copan High is another Washington County team that has already kicked off its practices. The Hornets started a week ago, so this week’s practices will be the final few before offseason drills this summer. Copan has one senior, two juniors, three sophomores and about eight freshman out for its spring portion the past couple of weeks.

WCSO Warns of Ongoing Scam

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens of an ongoing scam. Citizens are currently receiving phone calls using names of Washington County Deputies to collect money for fake court fees. The WCSO stresses that Washington County does not call to collect these fees over the phone. Additionally, you can...