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    HR)--Rain will continue locally and across much Oklahoma through tonight. Heavy rain has occurred in some locations and has resulted in flooding. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all of the state to our south through Saturday morning with some areas in southern Oklahoma receiving up to 6 inches. Locally, the forecast is for up to an inch of rain through late tonight.

     

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    BM)--An Enid man was charged this week with felony counts accusing him of breaking into a woman's home and touching her while she slept. 37 year-old Travis Wayne Miller was arraigned Thursday on charges of sexual battery and first-degree burglary. According to Enid News and Eagle, an affidavit in the case states the incident occurred September 15th at a residence in the 5200 block of Ridgeview. When questioned by police, Miller reportedly admitted to being in the victim’s house and touching her while she slept. If found guilty, Miller faces seven to 20 years in prison on the burglary charges and up to 10 years on the sexual battery charge. He appeared free on $250,000 bond and was ordered to return to court Oct. 22 for a bond appearance.

     

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    NO)--Two new officers joined the ranks of Enid Police Department during a ceremony Thursday at city hall administered by Judge Linda Pickens. Both William Butler and David Sneed were welcomed by Chief Brian O’Rourke and Mayor Bill Shewey. Both officers are eight-year veterans of the armed forces, Butler a veteran of the Air Force and Sneed of the Army.

     

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    SC)--City of Enid Engineering officials say the 2018 Local Street Program effort will require the continued closure of West Indiana from South Jefferson to South Adams beginning Monday. The closure includes the intersection of West Indiana and South Adams. According to officials, the project includes the reconstruction of West Indiana with the addition of sidewalks. Motorists are reminded all traffic will be closed to West Indiana; however, access will be provided for local residents on West Indiana. City officials estimate the project will take several months to complete and is scheduled to open in late December. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when entering a construction zone.

     

     

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    SP)--The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will host an Out of the Darkness suicide awareness and prevention walk in Enid on Saturday. The walk will be at Crosslin Park, 1520 W. Oxford, with registration at 9:00 a.m. and the walk from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For Oklahomans ages 15 to 34, suicide is the second leading cause of death and the state has the eighth-highest suicide rate in the nation. Oklahomans die by suicide at rates 76 percent greater than Americans who live in metropolitan counties, and 62 percent greater than the nation as a whole. Registration and more information is available at afsp.org/enid, and walk-up registration will be accepted beginning at 9:00 a.m. the day of the event.

     

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    MH)--National Alliance on Mental Illness of Oklahoma (NAMI) will offer a free two-day training in September for anyone interested in leading a support group for caregivers of people suffering from mental illness. The NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator Training, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday is designed for "family members who have a loved one living with a mental health condition," according to a NAMI press release. This will be the first time NAMI has offered the course in Enid. Pre-registration by Sept. 5 is required for the training. To register or for more information visit bit.ly/EnidTraining. For more information about NAMI visit namioklahoma.org.

     

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    RM)--Ronnie Milsap is coming to the CNB Center in Enid Sunday. Milsap has used pop, rock and R&B elements in compiling 40 No. 1 country hits. Milsap’s sales accrued eight gold albums. His “Greatest Hits” made him one of the first acts in any genre to obtain double-platinum status. Tickets are $69, $49 and $39 and are on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the CNB Center box office, by phone at 855.TIX.ENID or online at CNBCenter.com.

     

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    JO)--Illusionist and magician Jay Owenhouse's "Dare to Believe!" performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Central National Bank Center in Enid. Tickets are $29 and $39 for general admission, or $69 for VIP. A VIP ticket lets you meet Owenhouse and his Bengal tiger Sheena. A portion of the proceeds goes toward the Corbett Foundation to support tiger reserves in India. Owenhouse will perform his straight jacket escape FREE and LIVE to the public next Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., in downtown Enid, between Garfield County Court House and the post office. Everyone is invited out to see Owenhouse at the event, dubbed The Great Escape on Broadway. For more info, check out the CNB Center's Facebook page. To purchase, go online to cnbcenter.com., call 855-TIX-ENID or visit the administrative offices inside the CNB Center.

     

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    LF)--Loaves & Fishes of Northwest Oklahoma will hold its annual fall citywide food drive Sunday Sept. 30. The drive is designed to help restock the food pantry's shelves after summer and raise awareness of food insecurity in the community. The Loaves & Fishes drive will use volunteers to collect bagged non-perishable food donations from front porches across Enid, is scheduled for 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Sept. 30. Needed items include canned fruit, chunky soups, cereal, jelly, salad dressings, coffee, nuts and trail mix, canned fish, baby food and formula, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, shampoo and conditioner. Organizers said families, civic organizations and churches have signed up to collect bags of food along 65 routes throughout the city. Another six community organizations have signed up to help sort and stock food after the drive, but more volunteers still are needed to help in the pantry. In addition, the Loaves and Fishes box truck will be accepting food and other donations in the parking lot at Jumbo Foods, 2311 W. Willow, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sept. 30. If a house is missed, or if someone wants to make a food donation after the drive people can call Loaves & Fishes at (580) 540-9830 and a volunteer will pick up the food during the first week of October. To volunteer in the pantry for the food drive, call (580) 540-9830.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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