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KGWA Local News Tuesday 08.16.22

 SB)--EPS Superintendent Darrell Floyd Monday night said the district will not be banning or removing any books currently on school library shelves. Floyd said he had received several questions and phone calls last week after Enid High School Assistant Principal Shannon Crowley sent an email earlier...
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KGWA Local News Monday 08.15.22

SM)—The Enid Public Schools Board of Education will meet this evening. The meeting will be held just ahead of the opening of classes for the new school year on Friday. This evening’s meeting will be held at 6:00 in the Administrative Services Center Boardroom at 500 South Independence. The me...
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KGWA Local News Thursday 08.11.22

DB)--A local man is facing multiple charges after Enid Police said more than two pounds of methamphetamine was found in his vehicle last month. Enid News and Eagle reports 40 year-old Antony Johnson was charged Aug. 3 with one count of aggravated trafficking in illegal drugs, one count of possession of a...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday 08.10.22

WP)--A Waukomis man pleaded guilty and was sentenced in two separate cases Monday. 21 year-old Dillon Wayne Lee was charged in October 2021 with one count of transmitting information by computer for purposes of instigating sexual conduct with a minor and one count of blackmail. On the former charge, Lee ...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday 08.09.22

MT)--Enid Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Saturday night at a local marijuana dispensary. Enid Police officials said officers responded just after 11:35 to an alarm activated at Grand Avenue Haze Dispensary, 1520 N. Grand. Employees told arriving officers the dispensary had been r...
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KGWA Local News Monday 08.08.22

MT)--Enid Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Saturday night at a local marijuana dispensary. Enid Police officials said officers responded just after 11:35 to an alarm activated at Grand Avenue Haze Dispensary, 1520 N. Grand. Employees told arriving officers the dispensary had been r...
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KGWA Local News Thursday 08.04.22

GB)--A groundbreaking ceremony for a new meat processing plant was held Wednesday in the Garfield County Industrial Park in the 1800 block of N. 54th Street. Chisholm Trail Meats will be a 17.000 square foot facility with the ability to process 50 head of beef a week with some hogs and lamb sp...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday 08.03.22

FC)--An elderly Enid man was killed this morning when the pickup he was driving rear-ended an anhydrous ammonia truck at the railroad tracks near 42nd Street and U.S. 412. Enid Police officials said 84 year-old Warren Neuerburg was pronounced dead at the scene, and the state Medical Examiner&r...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday 08.02.22

HW)--Heat Advisories will be in effect during the afternoon and evening hours today and Wednesday for the entire KGWA listening area. High temperatures up to 105 and Heat Indexes up to 110 degrees can be expected. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. Drin...
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KGWA Local News Monday 08.01.22

FC)—An Anthony, Kansas man was killed and woman injured Sunday when their motorcycle struck a deer west of Wakita in Grant County. 65 year-old Jimmy Ireland was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. His passenger, 64 year-old Cynthia Ireland was transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita ...
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KGWA Local News Friday 07.29.22

SH)--Residents of the Southern Heights neighborhood, city officials, representatives of state officials and others gathered at Grayson Baptist Church on East Garriott on Thursday morning for the Leona Mitchell water main and improvements groundbreaking ceremony. ...
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KGWA Local News Thursday 07.28.22

MW)--Enid Police Department is looking for a local woman who was reported missing by her family earlier this month. 24-year-old Kendra Nicole Battelo, of Enid, was reported as a missing person on July 12 by her mother, who said she last heard from Battelo around midnight on July 7. Battelo has black hair...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday 07.27.22

TR)--RENEW Energy on Tuesday announced the construction of a new remanufacturing facility in Enid, that will ultimately provide over 90 full time jobs. The new facility will remanufacture wind turbine drive trains, and it will hold the largest capacity in North America in regards to the size of the turbi...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday 07.26.22

TR)--RENEW Energy on Tuesday announced the construction of a new remanufacturing facility in Enid, that will ultimately provide over 90 full time jobs. This new facility will remanufacture wind turbine drive trains, and it will hold the largest capacity in North America in regards to the size of the turb...
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KGWA Local News 07.13.22

EE)--Officials announced that as of 4:00 p.m. Tuesday the evacuation advisement surrounding the ONEOK natural gas plant in Medford has ended, and U.S. 81 in the area has been reopened. An explosion and fire occurred just before 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the liquids fractionation facility, locate...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday 07.12.22

MP)--Most Medford residents have returned home after evacuations following a gas plant explosion and fire over the weekend. The incident at the ONEOK facility forced nearly 1,000 Medford residents to evacuate. No deaths or injuries were reported. On Monday, the city said most residents should be back at ...
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KGWA Local News Monday 07.11.22

PF)--The cause of an explosion and a fire at the ONEOK natural gas plant in Medford on Saturday remains under investigation. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was notified of the explosion at the liquids fractionation facility shortly before 2:30 Saturday afternoon, and shortly after multiple area fire crews r...
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KGWA Local News Friday

CC)--The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners Thursday night approved a $4.2 million agreement, along with accepting four right-of-way permits for land in Kay County partly owned by the Ponca Tribe needed for the Kaw Lake Water Pipeline route. The agreement marks the second time the city of Enid has set...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

CC)--The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will meet this evening for a Study Session and Regular Meeting. During the regular meeting the commission is scheduled to ratify a $4.2 million...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday 07.06.22

CG)--Enid Police responded after a man allegedly pointed a gun at another man who had been reportedly passing out neo-Nazi literature late Monday night during the city of Enid’s Fourth of July celebration at Meadowlake Park. EPD officials said arriving officers found a man being followed by another...
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KGWA Local News Monday 07.05.22

HA)--A Heat Advisory has been issued for this afternoon from 1:00 to 8:00 for all of northcentral Oklahoma. Daytime highs are expected to be in the low 100’s, with the Heat Index near 110 degrees. The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. Drink plenty of fluids, stay...
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KGWA Local News Friday 07.01.22

IA)--An Enid woman was injured Thursday in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 81 near Kingfisher. 75 year-old Paula Eileen Howard was admitted to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City in critical condition with a head injury. Oklahoma Highway Patrol report officials said the accident happened just after 2:30...
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KGWA Local News 06.30.22

OD)--Two Enid men were arrested Tuesday evening when Enid and Garfield County authorities served two arrest warrants for first-degree murder. 37 year-old Kenneth Tyrone Sanders Jr. and 26 year-old Gage Alexander Huffman were booked in connection with the overdose death of an Enid man in October of last y...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday 06.29.22

FL)--A number of party candidates were selected, while several statewide races will head to runoffs following Tuesday’s Party Primary Election. In the Republican Oklahoma District 3 Congressional race, incumbent Frank Lucas defeated challengers Wade Burleson of Enid and Stephen Butler of Yukon. Tue...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday 06.28.22

ED)--Polls will be open until 7:00 p.m. today for the statewide Primary Candidate Election. There will be a number of races on the ballot for both Republicans and Democrats.   ...
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KGWA Local News Monday 06.27.22

BF)--A local manufacturing location was destroyed by fire on Sunday. Don’s Doors LLC just north of the 4th and Willow intersection was heavily damaged by the fire that started early Sunday afternoon. Witnesses reported when fully involved, the building had flames reach over 25 feet into ...
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KGWA Local News Friday

VC)--Following recent outbreaks of two canine viruses, Enid SPCA will host a free drive-thru dog vaccination clinic Sunday. Eight local veterinarians will be administering distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza and parvo (DAPP) vaccines and rabies vaccines from 9:00 a.m. to noon Sunday in the Stride B...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

EV)--Early voting for the June 28 Primary Election begins today. Republican and Democratic primaries will take place, along with several nonpartisan elections in many counties. In-person absentee voting, more commonly known as “early voting,” will be held today and Friday from 8:00 ...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

FC)--A Goltry woman was killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash west of Enid. 24 year-old Darci Sanders was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at Willow Road and Boomer Road, about 2 miles west and 1 mile north of Enid. According to the report, Sanders was westbound on Willow at 1:30 Tuesday afterno...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

FR)--Thank you to all the sponsors and players that were part of the June 10th Oklahoma Men Count golf tournament. With your support, nearly $4,700 was raised and will be donated by Williams Media Group to benefit Oklahoma men undergoing treatments for men’s cancers. ...
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KGWA Local News Monday

IA)—Three people were injured in a crash early Sunday in Alfalfa County. 18 year-old Evann James Thrasher of Enid was AirEvaced to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he was admitted in stable condition with trunk, leg and arm injuries. Two passengers in Thrasher’s vehicle, 29 Christian ...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

FA)--An Enid man was injured and a Blackwell woman killed in a two-vehicle accident today in Kay County. 34 year-old Marques Odom of Enid was admitted to Blackwell Regional Hospital in good condition with arm and trunk injuries. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said the accident happened just after 10:5...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

CA)--A number of individuals and organizations were recognized for the efforts and contributions they have made locally during the annual Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce meeting and banquet Tuesday night. The awards presented: Ambassador of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Business of the Year, Civic Im...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

PC)—Vance Air Force Base officials say a canopy lost from a training aircraft on Monday has been recovered. A T-38C Talon training aircraft was performing a routine mission over the Ringwood area Monday when the canopy unexpectedly separated from the aircraft. Both pilots on board landed safely at ...
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KGWA Local News Monday

PC)—Vance Air Force Base officials are asking Major County residents to assist in the location of a canopy lost from a training aircraft. A T-38C Talon training aircraft was performing a routine mission over the Ringwood area Monday when the canopy unexpectedly separated from the aircraft. Both pil...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

BL)--An Enid woman has been charged with one count of poisoning food with intent to injure. Enid News and Eagle reports the felony count filed Tuesday against 32 year-old Ashley Stewart stems from a September 2021 incident at Garfield County Detention Facility. Stewart is accused of putting a liquid, bel...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

CC)—The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners Tuesday night held public hearings on tax incentive agreements related to local wind energy operations (TP&L and Takkion). Enid city commissioners have three weeks to consider approving the two Tax Increment Finance...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

CC)—The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners tonight will consider tax incentive agreements related to local wind energy operations. Enid city commissioners have three weeks to consider approving two Tax Increment Finance (TIF) districts. The first would ...
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KGWA Local News Monday

CC)—The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners Tuesday night will consider tax incentive agreements related to local wind energy operations. Enid city commissioners have three weeks to consider approving two Tax Increment Finance (TIF) districts. The first would ...
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KGWA Local News Friday

SF)--The number of free daily meals being served to children at Enid Public Schools sites has been climbing during the first week of the district’s month-long summer nutrition program. Enid News and Eagle reports EPS’ three school meal sites, Enid High School and Monroe and Garfield Elementar...
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