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J. Curtis Huckleberry

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BS)--Yesterday we reported an abuse case that Enid police Captain Jack Morris described as the worst case of abuse he's dealt with in 25 years.  Yesterday, 23-year-old Jose Jesus Cuellar of Enid was charged with 12 counts related to an alleged days-long incident of abuse of his girlfriend is being held in lieu of $1 million bond.  According to the Enid News and Eagle, Cuellar was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on nine felony counts of assault, abuse, arson and kidnapping and three misdemeanor counts of domestic abuse. Cuellar faces four felony counts of domestic abuse assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree arson, kidnapping, domestic abuse with a prior pattern of physical abuse, planning a violent act and planning/devising a violent act.

 

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EQ)--There have been three earthquakes in the area since Thursday evening. According to U.S. Geologic Survey officials, the first of the quakes was a 3.2 recorded at 6:23 p.m. Thursday about 17 miles northeast of Enid. Another 3.2 quake was recorded at 9:14 a.m. Friday morning about 16 miles west-southwest of Medford and 25 miles north-northwest of Enid. The third quake was a 3.4 magnitude recorded at 9:44 a.m. 17 miles east of Cherokee. Earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 generally are the smallest felt by humans, according to geologists. No damage was reported.

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HENNESSEY, Okla. (AP) —Officials now say at least 300 barrels of hydrochloric acid spilled earlier this week in Kingfisher County. The Enid News & Eagle reported the acid spilled Monday. It happened at an oil well site that was being drilled by Blake Production Co. Company owner Blake Vernon says workers found a tank had emptied out the acid used in fracking jobs on Monday. He says a chemical was spread on the tank to counteract the acid. Beams were set up Tuesday to ensure rain didn't carry any acid into a nearby creek. Vernon says the drilling company notified the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and the EPA. Spokesman Matt Skinner for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission says the organization is overseeing cleanup operations.

 

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SO)--As required by law, Enid Police Department is notifying the public about an aggravated sex offender who has moved in Enid. Authorities say Rosa Esmeralda Reyes has been classified as an aggravated sex offender. Reyes is a white female, 30 years old, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes. She is residing at 338 E. Cottonwood. Reyes was convicted of second-degree rape in April 2005 in Blaine County. Reyes is not wanted for any crimes and she has registered as a sex offender with EPD. Whenever a sex offender classified as aggravated or habitual moves into a residence, the police department is required by state statute to notify residents of the neighborhood.

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SS)--KGWA’s Alan Clepper reported earlier today he was driving through a neighborhood on Indian Drive when he noticed new signage painted on the street. It turns out it was a symbol that meant it was a road that would encourage bicycle travel. It was a bike with an arrow pointing toward the Enid trail system. They are called “share the road” symbols, which are a standard from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, reminding motorists and cyclists to share the lane with each other. Steve Kime of the City of Enid says motorists will see more of the symbols, as the first phase of a bike route loops 4.5 miles between residential areas on both sides of Van Buren, and includes Indian Drive, Hoover, Oklahoma, Johnson, Broadway and Grand. It goes all the way to Independence near the existing Enid Trail System.  Eventually, the city plans to have a bicycle route along the three major streets downtown, Broadway, Maine, and Randolph, and to go all the way north to Crosslin Park.  And, it will go east to 66th, and down Breckenridge Road.  As these routes are designated, drivers and bicyclists will need to remember to share the road with each other.

 

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police have identified the person killed after a shipping container was knocked from an Oklahoma National Guard vehicle and landed on a pickup truck. Authorities say 48-year-old William Santee was the man who died Thursday. Capt. Dexter Nelson said Thursday the military vehicle was carrying weight-lifting equipment on a trailer as it went under a railroad overpass. The bin struck the overpass and rolled onto the pickup. Nelson says railroad officials inspected the bridge and determined it is intact. He said he didn't know how high the overpass is above street level. National Guard Lt. Col. Lindy White says a soldier was driving the vehicle hauling the bin.

 

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's newly created Workers' Compensation Commission is scheduled to meet next week to discuss its plan to be more open and transparent amid a review by the attorney general's office into possible violations of the Open Meetings Act. Attorney General Scott Pruitt's spokesman Aaron Cooper said Friday their office is reviewing previous actions by the commission to determine if the panel needs to revote or take any remedial actions. Cooper says an assistant attorney general who gave incorrect advice to the commission no longer works in the attorney general's office. The three-member commission of appointees of Gov. Mary Fallin was created as part of the Republican-controlled Legislature's plan to shift Oklahoma's Workers Compensation Court to an administrative system. Fallin acknowledged in a statement the commission has experienced some "growing pains."

 

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OS)--Bass Baptist Health Center has added the da Vinci Si to their operating room. Hospital officials said it is a significant addition because of the value it offers the surgical staff and patients. It is the only robotic surgery program in Northwest Oklahoma. The da Vinci Si has several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room, many that translate to patient benefits. Integris Bass President Edward Herrman said the technological advancements provide surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. A special open house will be held August 13th at Noon in the main lobby of the hospital so that the public can see the new technology first hand. Additionally, once the school year kicks off, the hospital will be calling on area fifth graders to help in a "Name the Robot" contest. Students can submit their suggestions to the hospital for a chance to win a Hastings Gift Card. For more information about the da Vinci Si system, please call 580-548-1443.

 

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Join the Couch to 5K Health Improvement Program

Click on the link to sign up:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Couch25Ksignup

 

Have you ever thought about doing a 5K? The hardest thing may be taking the first step. C25K is a program that's been designed to get just about anyone from the couch to completing 5 kilometers in just 6 weeks. Screenings and a 1 mile walk are scheduled for Saturday, August 2 at 8:00 am. at the Enid High School track. This is voluntary but recommended.  Practices begin Tuesday, August 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Enid High School track and occur Tuesday evenings ending September 9.  Participants are encouraged to register for the Great Land Run (register on your own) happening September 13, downtown Enid.  Participants completing the screenings, the 1 mile on Saturday the 2nd, and the Great Land Run are eligible to win a Fitbit!! The program is being headed up by Heather who is a Certified Fitness Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, and INTEGRIS’ Employee Wellness Specialist.  This program is for beginners so no matter what your fitness level, we hope you sign up! The goal is that you finish the 5k whether you walk/jog/run!  For questions, contact Heather or Teresa at Teresa.Bailey@integrisok.com. This is a free program and open to the public.

 

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SS)--The 2014 Enid Symphony Orchestra Summer Wine series will begin at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 5th in Enid Symphony Hall with a program entitled “The Maestro, the Missus and the Minister”. The one hour concert will feature vocalists, Douglas and Lawana Newell and Reverend Andrew Long, pianist. The program will include classic and popular songs of romance.  The ESO Summer Wine series features four admission free programs presented on Tuesday evenings during the month of August.  Bach and So Forth, an evening of baroque music, will be performed by Trio Antiqua, on August 12th. An exhibit by internationally known artist Jave Yashimoto will be presented on August 19. The series will conclude on August 26th with a performance featuring the ESO rhythm section.  The program will include jazz, rock and original compositions by Beau Mansfield. The Enid Symphony Center is located at 301 West Broadway on the fourth floor. Wine will be available by donation beginning at 6:29 in the Eleanor Hornbaker Banquet Hall at the Enid Symphony Center. For further information, call the box office at 580-237-9646.

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PR)--TNA Impact Wrestling will make a stop in Enid in September. Tickets are on sale now. The Enid Event Center said professional wresters on TNA's 2014 World Tour will be here Sept. 26. “Being a part of the TNA Impact Wrestling World Tour in 2014 is going to be exciting for the entire family and continues to show the diversity of affordable shows we’ll keep bringing to Enid Event Center," said Keller Taylor, Enid Event Center and Convention Hall general manager. Tickets are priced at $57 for reserved seating, $20 for General Admission, and groups of 10 or more can purchase General Admission tickets for $15. Tickets for the live event go on sale Aug. 1. Fans can order tickets online at EnidEventCenter.com, at the ticket office or by phone at (855) TIX-ENID. TNA Impact Wrestling has a weekly broadcast currently airing Thursdays on cable. In addition, TNA produces monthly pay-per-view events and more than 100 live events a year.

 

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PA)--It won't be long before downtown Enid will be filled with the sights and sounds of the annual Cherokee Strip Celebration September 12 – 14th.  It's a weekend to remember and celebrate the great land run that established settlers across a large part of Oklahoma. The Enid Chamber of Commerce wants you and your organization to be a part of the fun. They are currently taking vendor and parade entry applications. You can get an application at the chamber offices, 210 Kenwood, on the west side of downtown Enid, or online at enidchamber.com. Cost for non-profit or commercial floats is $10, with prizes awarded. Others entering will have a fee of $5, with the exception of marching bands, which will not have an entry fee.

 

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FD)--The City of Enid now has a place to honor the US flag. American flags that are faded, torn, or unfit to fly need to be properly retired. A flag drop has been installed on the west end of the City Administration Building under the flag poles. Citizens may drop their flags into this box, and the flags will be properly retired by the Boy Scouts of America. The box was an Eagle project for Ryan Combs, of Troop 11 in Enid. Scott Morris, Utility Services Manager for the City of Enid serves as Troop Leader

 

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RC)--Grammy-nominated band 3 Doors Down will perform in concert on Sunday, Sept. 14, in Enid Event Center. The alternative rock band is known for the hit "Kryptonite." Tickets are priced at $65.50, $59.50 and $45.50 and will go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, July 18. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall Administration offices.

 

 

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DB)--Global Spectrum, managers of Enid Event Center and Convention Hall, and 103.1 KOFM will sponsor the Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Donate Dodgeball Tournament on Aug. 16. The tournament at Enid Event Center will be a 32-team, double-elimination event. Registration deadline is Aug. 1 for the teams comprised of six to 10 players, and the entry fee is $30 per team member. Official tournament rules and registration packets can be found at kofm.com/pages/dodgeball or email inquiry@kofm.com. Teams will play for a 501(c)(3) organization of their choice, with the top three teams receiving cash prizes to donate to their organization. First place will win $1,000, second $500 and third $250. Interested sponsors can email inquiry@kofm.com for four levels of sponsorship opportunities and packages. “We are excited to partner with 103.1 KOFM in creating a community focused event aimed at building funds for local nonprofits through a competitive dodgeball tournament.” said Global Spectrum’s Keller Taylor, general manager of Enid Event Center and Convention Hall.
 

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SC)--Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated bands Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry will headline a concert in Enid this summer. The concert will include pop-punk band Plain White T's. Tickets for the Aug. 5 concert, which are priced at $45.50 and $59.50, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 25. Fans can order tickets by calling 855-TIX-ENID, visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com or in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall Administration offices. Kansas performs at the event center with their 40th anniversary tour on May 10.

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