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KGWA Local News Monday 12.04.23

BL)--Hopefully you didn’t miss it. Thousands of people turned out in downtown Enid Sunday for the opening ceremony and official lighting for “The One Enid Bright Lights” Christ Tree. The “Feed the 5,000”project, offering up free hamburgers and chips led off the events beginn...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday 11.29.23

GC)--City of Enid officials announced Tuesday that the green poly cart program will be stopped effective March 1, 2024. The program was suspended in October 2022, and no green poly carts have been sold since then. There are an estimated 2,600 green poly carts in Enid. Enid City Manager Jerald Gilbert sai...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday 11.28.23

BS)— A new version of Christ Tree will debut on Opening Night on Sunday kicking off a 34-day Christmas event experience called for The One: Bright Lights. The steel 102 foot-tall tree with its 20-foot Bethlehem star and 35,000 RBG lights will provide spectacular light shows choreographed to 3 Chris...
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KGWA Local News Monday 11.27.23

BL)--Make plans to be in downtown Enid this Sunday for the initial lighting of this year’s Christ Tree. This year “The One: Bright Lights” Christ Tree will be a 102-foot artificial tree and a 20-foot-tall bright Bethlehem star. The tree will be adorned with nearly 35,000 RBG lights, pro...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday 11.22.23

CC)—The Enid City Commission Tuesday night tabled a resolution to censure Ward 1 commissioner Judd Blevins. Commissioners voted 7-0 to table the agenda item. The item was put on the agenda following the Nov. 7 commission meeting during which members of Enid Social Justice Committee spoke out a...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday 11.21.23

CC)—The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution to censure Ward 1 Commissioner Judd Blevins during their regular meeting tonight. The agenda for the meeting states the commission will consider the censure of Blevins for his participation in the White National, Neo-Nazi demo...
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KGWA Local News Monday 11.20.23

TG)--Representatives of Enid Public School Foundation visited schools across the district Friday and awarded $25,000 in grants for 35 projects at 12 schools. Teacher grants are awarded to supplement classroom learning and expand student experiences. Reading, science, technology, art and physical edu...
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KGWA Local News Friday 11.17.23

KM)--A $5 million settlement was reached in a federal lawsuit against the Kingfisher school district regarding hazing and abuse within the high school football team. The lawsuit was filed by Mason Mecklenburg against Kingfisher Public Schools and KHS head football coach Jeff Meyers and assistant coaches ...
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KGWA Local News Thursday 11.16.23

HO)--Hope Outreach opened its second transitional home with a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning. Matt Lohman CEO of Hope Outreach said the home at 724 W. Broadway, represented eight years of planning and work. Hope Outreach’s first transitional house is located at 216 W. Oak and houses eight men. Th...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday 11.15.23

MT)--The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has issued a Kacey Alert for a missing Tonkawa teen who was last seen Tuesday. OHP said it issued the alert after a request by Tonkawa Police Department. 13 year-old Ava Brotherton was last seen in Tonkawa in Kay County and could be in the Kay County and Garfield County a...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday 11.14.23

ST)—Polls will be open until 7:00 tonight as Garfield County voters will decide the fate of a rural fire sales tax extension. Voters are being asked to extend a one-tenth cent countywide sales tax that helps fund 12 rural Garfield County fire departments. The extension of the sales tax would begin ...
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KGWA Local News Monday 11.13.23

VD)—A large crowd lined the streets around the downtown Enid square for the annual Veterans Day parade. Local WW II veterans R.D. Lawrence and H.B. Evans served as Grand Marshals. Both men were shot down while flying missions in the European theater.  Lawrence spent nearl...
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KGWA Local News Friday 11.10.23

BS)--The 20-foot Bethlehem star topping “The One Enid Christ Tree” was put in place this afternoon by Kline Sign LLC as construction of the downtown holiday season attraction continues. Volunteers recently installed the tree frame and decorated the branch panels currently being placed on the ...
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KGWA Local News Thursday 11.09.23

DW)--A former nonprofit director and board member of two local organizations has pleaded guilty to two charges in a federal fraud case. 45 year-old Deborah Wilczek of Enid, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in the Western District of Oklahoma to one count of uttering a forged security and one count...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday 11.08.23

NC)--The man charged in the April 2022 rape and murder of a 2 year-old girl at an Enid hotel has been ruled incompetent to stand trial. In a hearing in Garfield County District Court, 52 year-old Michael S. Geiger was found to be suffering from a delusional disorder, unable to appreciate the nature of th...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday 11.07.23

CC)--The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will meet tonight in Study Session and Regular Meeting. During the Study Session commissioners will hear updates on Enid Lights Up the Plains, and “The One Bright Lights”; as well as discuss several other topics. During its Regular Meeting, the c...
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KGWA Local News Monday 11.06.23

VW)--Join other residents for the City of Enid’s weeklong tribute to honor our veterans. Monday, November 6 6:30 pm, Kick-Off Ceremony, Stride ...
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KGWA Local News Friday 11.03.23

DS)---Daylight saving time ends on early Sunday morning so you will need to turn your clocks BACK one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. It’s also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms to make sure they are in good working order. Over the past year, local Red Cross voluntee...
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KGWA Local News Thursday 11.02.23

LP)--The Lahoma Police Department has added two new K-9s to their police force. Chief Matt Hankins said he made the decision after an increase in highway drug movement through the town. It's been over two decades since Lahoma police had K-9s on the force. Hankins said the illegal drug movement has be...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday 11.01.23

VW)--Join other residents for the City of Enid’s weeklong tribute to honor our veterans. Saturday, November 4: 10:30 am, Ride to Remember, moto...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday 10.31.23

HW)--It’s Halloween. And despite the cold weather there could be trick-or-treaters out this evening in residential areas on the hunt for candy. Drivers are being asked to use extra caution and watch out for pedestrians and slow moving vehicles. Make it a safe Halloween. ...
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KGWA Local News Monday 10.30.23

OM)--The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office is partnering with Oklahoma Press Association to host a seminar today on Oklahoma’s open meeting and open records laws in Enid. The seminar will be 1:00-4:00 p.m. in room 201 at Autry Technology Center, 1201 W. Willow. Attendance is free, open to th...
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KGWA Local News Friday 10.27.23

FC)--An Enid man was killed Thursday after his semi was hit by a train in Barber County, Kansas. Kansas Highway Patrol officials said 40 year-old Joshua David Wayne Rainey was killed in the accident that happened just before 11:50 Thursday morning near the intersection of two highways in Kiowa, Kan. Acco...
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KGWA Local News Thursday 10.26.23

DA)--An Enid teen is in critical condition at an Oklahoma City hospital after being injured Tuesday in the parking lot of a local retailer. 18 year-old Genaro Hernandez Diaz was taken to Integris Bass Baptist Health Center, then transferred to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and admitted with critical...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday 10.25.23

SO)--A convicted sex offender is in jail after he was caught laying down inside an Enid school around 8:00 last Thursday night. Enid Police officials said a student found 44-year-old Michael Eugene Steele laying down under a piano inside St. Joseph Catholic School. Nearly 24 hours later, police became aw...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday 10.24.23

GT)--Gaslight Theatre was honored this past weekend for providing free Shakespeare in the Park for 30 years. Enid’s community theater received the prestigious OCTAVision Award from Oklahoma Community Theatre Association, which was presented Saturday at OCTA’s annual conference in Sand Sp...
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KGWA Local News Monday 10.23.23

FC)--An Okeene woman was killed and another injured in a one-vehicle accident Saturday morning just east Southard in Blaine County. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said 63 year-old Carla Schultz was pronounced dead at the scene by medical responders due to injuries sustained when the 2013 Chevrolet Mal...
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KGWA Local News Thursday 10.19.23

BC)--Charges have been filed against Kingfisher High School head football coach Jeff Myers and three others after hazing accusations against the school. Myers has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the legal matter. The charges were filed Tuesday by District Attorney Mike Fie...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday 10.18.23

IA)--Two Medford people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon near Pond Creek. 25 year-old Alexander Leverich, and an unidentified 17-year-old male were injured. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said Leverich was taken to Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid, then flown to OU M...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday 10.17.23

UP)--Up to 100 people attended the weekly Garfield County Board of County Commissioners meeting Monday to protest the next phase of NextEra Energy Resources’ Skeleton Creek project. The meeting at the Garfield County Courthouse had to be moved from the conference room of the Garfield County Cl...
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KGWA Local News Monday 10.16.23

FC)--An Enid man was not injured, but a Kingfisher man was killed in a two-vehicle crash south of Kingfisher early this (Monday) morning. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said 27 year-old Keith Gray was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. According to the report, Gray was southbound on US 81 abou...
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KGWA Local News Friday 10.13.23

RR)--OG&E officials said the energy company has begun notifying its customers of an upcoming change that will significantly lower bills for the average residential customer. OG&E says it’s lowering customer bills effective November 1 when the electric company lowers the fuel charge on each ...
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KGWA Local News Thursday 10.12.23

CG)--An Enid Public Schools crossing guard was injured Wednesday afternoon when he was hit by a pickup in the crosswalk at Oakwood and Chestnut near Glenwood Elementary School. No children were involved in the accident. Enid police said 61 year-old Daniel Patrick Luskey was hit after escorting students a...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday 10.11.23

KM)--The Oklahoma Supreme Court is expected to make a decision regarding Kingfisher Football Coach Jeff Myers, who is accused of allowing decades of abuse and coverup within the football prog...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday 10.10.23

DF)--Today marks the 50th anniversary of the historic, deadly flood that devastated Enid Oct. 10-11, 1973. For those of us that are old enough to have experienced it, it is something we will never forget. The rain started Oct. 10 and kept falling. The National Weather Service recorded an official total o...
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KGWA Local News Monday 10.09.23

KF)--Enid will play host this week to the American Kitefliers Association Annual Convention. Enid hosted the event eight years ago. The public is invited to attend all of the flying activities Tuesday- Saturday afternoons at Richard Dermer Memorial Flying Field behind Autry Technology Center, 1201 W Will...
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KGWA Local News 10.06.23

DF)--You’ll find fun in downtown Enid this evening. Main Street Enid’s Oktoberfest First Friday will be tonight from 6:00-9:00 in downtown Enid. Games, music, food trucks, beer tents and more during this annual celebration of autumn and German heritage. For more information, find ...
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KGWA Local News Thursday 10.05.23

BL)--The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is now investigating a Garfield County associate district judge in connection to a drive-by shooting February 12 at his brother-in-law's residence near Bison. 58 year-old Brian N. Lovell, ...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday 10.04.23

CC)--The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners met Tuesday night. During the regular meeting, commissioners approved the rezoning of 615 W. Moore for the building of duplex units. Also during the meeting, commissioners voted to accept the city code official’s recommendation for demolishing a house ...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday 10.03.23

JA)--Longtime Enid businessman and civic leader Jerry Allen is being remembered following his death Sunday at age 66. Allen, a lifelong Enid resident, dealt with several health issues including liver cancer. There will be no public funeral service, but a celebration of Allen’s life will be held in ...
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