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KGWA Local News Friday

AM)--Enid Regional Development Alliance held its annual meeting Thursday. It was the first time the members had gathered together in person since January 2020. Lisa Powell, ERDA executive director, greeted those on hand and said while work and progress continued during the pandemic it was good to see the...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

BR)--An Enid man was arrested early Wednesday morning after authorities said he attempted to rob someone at OnCue on South Van Buren. 22 year-old Kade Christopher Browning was arrested on complaints of attempted armed robbery, shooting from a moving vehicle, possession of a firearm during commission of a...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

IA)---A Waukomis man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash early this morning in Kingfisher County. 30 year-old Isaiah Thomas Forbes was initially transported to Mercy Hospital in Kingfisher before being air-evaced to Integris Baptist in OKC where he was admitted in serious condition with head ...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

SB)—Polls are open until 7:00 tonight for today’s School Board elections. Districts holding school board elections are Enid, Chisholm, Cimarron, Covington-Douglas, Waukomis, Kremlin-Hillsdale, Timberlake and Garber. In addition, Cimarron and Billings will have bond propositions up for approva...
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KGWA Local News Monday

FF)--An Enid man was found dead following a hotel room fire Saturday. Authorities said 48 year-old William Leroy Gainer Sr. was found deceased in the bathroom, with a dog that also died, inside Room 171 at Enid Inn, in the 200 block of S. Van Buren. According to the report, fire and police personnel resp...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

AF)--Enid A.M. AMBUCS members installed hundreds of American flags this morning as part of a "dry run" for its flag project on Veterans Memorial Bridge on the new, north railroad overpass on Van Buren. The flags, purchased and maintained via sponsorships, will remain a few days to make sure the...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

BT)--City of Enid Code staff declared the Broadway Tower and a neighboring building in downtown dilapidated because of the broken windows during the private hearing Monday after the owners failed to appear. City Manager Jerald Gilbert told Enid News and Eagle Tuesday the city will have to find another wa...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

IA)--Two women were hospitalized following a crash Monday night just after 9:00 in northern Alfalfa County about three miles east of Burlington. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 47 year old Kristina Czerniak (Chur-NEE-ak) of Tulsa was driving a Lincoln Navigator westbound on State Highway 8 when...
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KGWA Local News Monday

RF)--There is a Red Flag Warning today across the western half of Oklahoma for high fire danger. A combination of low humidities and high winds through the afternoon and evening will contribute to extreme fire behavior.  Any fires that start will be very difficult to control. ...
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KGWA Local News Friday

FO)--There was a B-2 flyover of Enid and Vance Air Force Base this morning just before 11:00. The bomber flew in from the north and passed low over center runway at Vance before doing a loop out west. It is always a cool experience to see the B-2 in flight.  ...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

NO)--The Enid police Department has added two new officers. Neal Storey and Kevin Hart are the newest officers. Both officers are already certified in Oklahoma as peace officers and will spend the next two weeks on orientation, paperwork, city geography and other requirements of new officers. Storey come...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

SM)--District officials said Enid Public Schools students will continue wearing masks through the end of the school year, though masks will be optional at all outdoor events going forward. District spokesperson Jane Johnson told Enid News and Eagle this would take effect immediately unless Oklahoma ...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

DD)—Funeral services will be held Saturday for an Enid man being remembered as a longtime business and community leader, a philanthropist and a champion for education in Enid. Dan Dillingham, an Enid native, died Sunday at the age of 87. Services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at First Pre...
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KGWA Local News Monday

BB)--Bricktown Brewery has announced plans to open a restaurant in Enid. This will be restaurant number 16 for the brand and will be located in the 3600 block of West Garriott in the former Appleby’s location. In making the announcement, Bricktown Brewery President Buck Warfield said, “We&rsq...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

GN)--An Enid couple recently recovered from COVID-19, thanks to a lesser-known treatment. 69 year-old Ron Shafer and 71-year-old Josie got sick last December and tested positive for COVID-19. When their symptoms only got worse, their daughter took them to Integris Health. That's where they received t...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

CT)--An Enid man has been arrested on complaints of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction as part of an investigation of a local man being shot in the face. 22 year-old Elijah Whitener was arrested Tuesday evening, following an interview wit...
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KGWA Local News Monday

DG)--An unidentified man was arrested on multiple complaints after Enid Police Department officers responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated man trapped inside of a garbage truck at McDonalds, on West Garriott early today. According to police, the driver of the truck told officers the man, whose id...
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KGWA Local News Friday

PR)--More than 50% of Vance Air Force Base’s fleet of T-1A Jayhawks, T-6A Texan IIs and T-38 Talons were relocated Thursday to airfields in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas in anticipation of possible severe weather forecast to hit Oklahoma this weekend. “We made this decision for two reasons,&r...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

UC)--Officials at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid announced they have closed the hospital’s COVID-19 unit and that they do not have any confirmed positive patients at this time. Dr. Sara Oldham said on the hospital's Facebook post that she wants to encourage people to keep moni...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

RF)--A Wind Advisory and Red Flag Fire Warning are in effect through this evening across north, northwest, and western Oklahoma. Southwest winds with gusts up to 40 mph are possible. Humidity levels will be low, and any fires that start will be very difficult to control. ...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

CN)—88 more virus-related deaths, including four Enid people, and 270 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Monday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A number of the deaths occurred weeks, if not months a...
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KGWA Local News Monday

IA)--A motorcyclist was hospitalized in Oklahoma City following in a collision with a pickup in Enid just after 4:00 Saturday afternoon at Cleveland and Oklahoma. The man sustained a major, unspecified injury and was taken by Life EMS to Oakwood Mall, where a MediFlight helicopter transported him to OU M...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

DA)--For the second time this week, Enid Police Department officers arrested a man following a vehicle pursuit Tuesday evening that at one point exceeded speeds more than 80 mph and left a railroad crossing gate damaged. Enid News and Eagle reports 20 year-old Damian Grim was arrested on complaints of un...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

CC)—The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners Tuesday night approved  the transfer of a city incentive agreement from the current owners of the yet to be opened downtown hotel to a new owner. The existing incentive agreement, first approved in 2017, could not be assi...
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KGWA Local News Monday

BT)--There has been a shakeup in command at Vance Air Force Base. Air Force officials announced Friday Col. Timothy Danielson had been relieved as 71st Flying Training Wing commander at Vance Air Force Base. Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander, relieved Danielson for a loss of trust and confi...
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KGWA Local News Friday

CN)—18 more virus-related deaths, including an Enid man aged 65 or older, and 867 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Thursday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The health department said 13,336 cases ...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

CN)—38 more virus-related deaths, including two Enid men and two Kingfisher County people, as well as 1,146 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Wednesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The two Enid men were aged 65 ...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

CN)—Three Enid women aged 65 or older and a Major County Man aged 65 or older are among the 37 virus-related deaths reported in today’s report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. In addition, 798 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Tuesday, according...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

LS)—A Hunter woman has filed a lawsuit against a man who shot her last summer. 26 year old Kyndal McVey is suing 45 year old Alexander Feaster of Hunter who shot her several times when she removed a Nazi flag from outside his home. Feaster was arrested and charged with a single felony count of assa...
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KGWA Local News Monday

SP)--An Enid man was arrested early Saturday on complaints of rape, lewd molestation, using technology to solicit a minor and violating the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act. Enid Police Department officials said officers found 30 year-old Ival Ray Coleman just after 3:45 Saturday morning in a parked, running...
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KGWA Local News Friday

EQ)--A 4.2 magnitude earthquake in northern Grant County shook the Enid area just before 8:00 this morning. U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 3 miles SW of Manchester or about 33 miles NNW of Enid. Significant shaking was felt across Enid and the entire area. A smaller quake, measuring 2...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

MC)--Emergency crews in Major County responded to an underground gas line that caught fire after an explosion early Thursday morning. The fire was reported about a mile and a half east of the town of Ames. The town’s fire chief said an underground gas line blew out, starting a fire...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

RL)--Radio icon Rush Limbaugh, who was the anchor of the KGWA daytime lineup for over 30 years, died early Wednesday morning at his Florida home following a battle with lung cancer. He was 70. Limbaugh's wife, Kathryn, made the announcement on his radio show. "Losing a love...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

IA)--An Aline woman is hospitalized in critical condition following a single-vehicle crash just west of Enid this afternoon. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said 83 year-old Larry Eugene Shelite was eastbound on US 412 about 2.5 miles west of Enid just after 12:40 this afternoon when the GMC pickup he ...
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KGWA Local News Monday

WW)--Travel in Enid and the area is possible, but being strongly discouraged. Roads are snow packed and drifting has some stretches of roadways basically impassable. Unless you are in a 4 wheel drive high profile vehicle, don't attempt to drive into drifts. It's a dry, powdery snow, and you will ...
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KGWA Local News Friday

WE)--Northern Oklahoma is expected to experience historically cold weather coming up this weekend and into next week. Temperatures have already not made it above freezing for days and colder weather is expected for another week. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Saturday night ...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

WE)--Northern Oklahoma is expected to experience historically cold weather coming up this weekend and into next week. Temperatures have already not made it above freezing for days and colder weather is expected for another week. Beginning Saturday night and stretching in to Tuesday, daytime temperatures ...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

SC)--Enid Public Schools will be virtual/remote learning Thursday and Friday as a result of the icy, slick conditions. All non-classroom activities have been cancelled for the remainder of the week. A number of other area school districts also have canceled classes and are conducting online instruction. ...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

Enid Public Schools will be closed again on Wednesday, marking the third day of no classes as a result of the icy, slick conditions. A number of other area school districts are expected to cancel classes or conduct online instruction. Locally, scattered light snow has fallen throughout the day with tempe...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

FC)--Enid Police continue to investigate a weekend crash that left a local man dead. Police said 56 year-old Troy Litterell was driving a 2001 red Dodge pickup southbound in the inside lane of the 400 block of South 30th just after 5:30 Sunday afternoon when his truck struck the curb and then ...
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