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KGWA Local News Friday

CV)--Twelve more virus-related deaths, including a Garfield County man aged 65 or older, and 1,276 new confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Thursday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 82,520 Oklahomans have...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

CW)--Garfield Elementary School was placed on lock-out after an unauthorized visitor attempted to enter the school this morning. Parents of children who normally walk home were asked to pick up their children at dismissal time. District officials said the school contacted EPS Police and the Enid Police D...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

IC)--An Enid man was injured in a traffic accident in Mayes County in Northeast Oklahoma Tuesday evening. 42 year old Thomas Blossom of Enid was driving a 2008 Chevrolet on State Highway 20 about 2 miles east of Pryor when he crashed for an unknown reason. Blossom was admitted to Saint Francis Hospital i...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

CV)—Fourteen more virus-related deaths and 1,164 new confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Monday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 79,072 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 in confirmed tes...
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KGWA Local News Monday

FC)—A Goltry man was killed and a Ringwood man was injured in a two-vehicle crash this morning in Alfalfa County. 59 year-old Rustin Jack Sturgeon was pronounced dead at the scene on a county road about 1 miles south of Goltry just before 8:20 this morning. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said 74...
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KGWA Local News Friday

SN)-- Garfield County remains in the moderate, or orange, risk level for COVID-19, as the number of average daily cases per 100,000 population fell for the second consecutive week for the Enid area, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

CV)— Six more virus-related deaths, including a Garfield County woman age 65 or older,  and 1,034 new confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Wednesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A tot...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

CC)--Enid City Commissioners Tuesday night approved February 9th as the pending recall election date for Ward 3 Commissioner Ben Ezzell. The recall is headed by a group of Ward 3 residents upset by Ezell’s effort to pass a local mask mandate. Ezell is challenging the val...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

CC)--Enid City Commissioners will meet this evening at 6:30 in the Stride Bank Center. They are expected to approve a revised pay plan in a collective bargaining agreement for the local firefighters union. And, they will vote to set February 9th as the recall election date for Ward 3 Commissio...
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KGWA Local News Monday

CV)—No new virus-related deaths and 869 new confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Sunday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 70,223 Oklahomans h.ave tested positive in confirmed tests for COVID-19 and t...
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KGWA Local News Monday

CV)—No new virus-related deaths and 869 new confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Sunday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 70,223 Oklahomans have tested positive in confirmed tests for COVID-19 and th...
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KGWA Local News Friday

DA)--Garfield County remains in the moderate, or orange, category for COVID-19 risk, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health's assessment map released this morning. The average daily cases per 100,000 over the past 7 days in Garfield County fell slightly from 49.14 Sept. 8 to 45.16 in to...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

SN)--There was a slight increase in quarantines Wednesday as 343 Enid Public School students and 26 six staff members are in quarantine.  Emerson Middle School saw 17 students go into close-contact quarantine Wednesday after another tested positive. Twenty students but no staff members now are in qu...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

CN)--Fewer than 350 Enid Public Schools students and staff remain at home due to COVID-19 as of Tuesday, as more elementary classes have been cleared to return to school. The number of district­wide close-contact quarantines fell from 464 on Thursday to 343 on Tuesday, a 35% decrease, while the numbe...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

SF)--The U.S. Marshals Service, along with officers from the Enid and Oklahoma City police departments, are looking for a local man accused of sexually assaulting a 6-month-old baby. According to Oklahoma City police, U.S. Marshals and Enid police officers are searching for 22 year-old Brice Gage Watkins...
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KGWA Local News Friday

FC)--Our Daily Bread is closing for two weeks due to an exposure to COVID-19. Val Ross, director of the soup kitchen at 616 W. Randolph, in an email release said the closure was effective today. "We are heartbroken for those who rely on Our Daily Bread for their meals. It is our hope that the c...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

MW)--Three days, and just over $8,500 later, the 2020 KGWA/KOFM Make A Wish fundraiser was a success. That total is just the cash donation amount. We are still waiting for a total of the August gas sales from Jiffy Trip, as they are also donating a percentage of their fuel sales to Make A Wish Oklahoma. ...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

CC)-- Enid Mayor George Pankonin canceled Thursday’s special meeting, reversing his plan for city commissioners to vote for the third time on a citywide mask mandate. Pankonin said any proposed mask mandate will not move forward ...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

CC)--Enid City Commissioners will consider mandating masks for the third time in a special meeting Thursday. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Stride Bank Center. An agenda, including the specific mandate proposal, will be made available today. The commission has voted down two previous ...
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KGWA Local News Monday

CV)— One new virus-related death and 713 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Sunday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 58,733 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths inc...
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KGWA Local News Friday

SN)--Nearly 700 Enid Public Schools students and staff now are at home and two classes from McKinley Elementary School began quarantining because of COVID-19, according to Thursday’s regularly updated case tracing report. As of Thursday, 699 EPS students and staff are in close-contact quarantine or...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

  SS)—District data shows as of Wednesday 654 Enid Public School students and staff have been affected by COVID-19. 599 are home in quarantine, while 55 are in positive-case isolation. You can find the latest data by clicking on the “COVID-19 Update” link on the Enid Publ...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

ER)--Garfield County Republican voters selected Cory Rink as the next Sheriff for the county. In a runoff election Tuesday, Rink received 52% of the votes over the current Sheriff, Jody Helm. In other area election results, 83.6% of voters in Dover approved a $15.6 million plan to build and equip a new e...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

RE)—Garfield County Republicans can cast ballots today in the Republican Primary run-off election for Garfield County Sheriff. Sheriff Jody Helm and Cory Rink, former Covington Police Chief and Garfield County Deputy, are facing off in a contest that will decide who holds that office for the next f...
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KGWA Local News Monday

CV)— Four new virus-related deaths and 357 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Sunday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 53,522 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total n...
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KGWA Local News Friday

UW)--The annual meeting of the United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma was a few month's late due to the COVID-19, but it was full of good news today. Seth and Kristy Skidmore, the 2019 -2020 Campaign Chairs announced that their goal of $725,000 was met and then some with just over $765,0...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

CQ)--Eight elementary school classes and children from the district's employee daycare are being quarantined due to potential contact with positive COVID-19 cases this week. Enid Public Schools officials confirmed to KGWA one class at Glenwood Elementary School, two at Garfield Elementary and student...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

CV)— The Oklahoma State Department of Health late this morning reported 597 new coronavirus cases across the state, bringing the total cumulative number of the state’s positive cases to 49,923. Seventeen additional deaths were reported today. Officials said there have been 4,192 total hospita...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

SB)--The Enid Public Schools Board of Education Monday night made revisions to the district’s back to school plan. Enid Public Schools students will have in-person instruction with masks and social distancing until county numbers reach at least 50 positive COVID-19 cases per 100,00...
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KGWA Local News Monday

SB)--The Enid Public Schools Board of Education will discuss making revisions to the district’s current plan for “in-person attendance instruction” moving forward. The State Department of Health announced late last week that Garfield has reverted back to “Orange Level”&...
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KGWA Local News Friday

MA)--Authorities made a second arrest this morning in connection with the August 3 murder of 38 year-old Nestor Garcia Ramirez at an Enid residence. 26 year-old Dorhee Ventura Wofford was arrested about 1:00 this morning by the FBI and Oklahoma City Police Department and was booked into the Oklahoma Coun...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

HA)--A Heat Advisory is in effect locally for this afternoon and evening. Heat index values up to 106 are expected from 1:00 this afternoon to 7:00 this evening. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the ...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

CV)— Nine new virus-related deaths and 670 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Tuesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 45,398 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths ...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

CV)—Thirteen new virus-related deaths and 765 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Monday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 44,728 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the tota...
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KGWA Local News Monday

IA)--Three Enid teens were injured in a single vehicle accident Saturday morning just before 2:40 at the intersection of Imo Road and West Chestnut, 1 mile west of Enid. 18 year old Dalton Arrington of Enid was driving a 2014 Nissan Altima southbound on Imo Road, when the vehicle left the roadway and str...
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KGWA Local News Friday

SN)--Today, the State Department of Health reported that Garfield County has reverted back to “Yellow Level” for positive COVID-19 cases based on a rolling 7-day average. This means that Garfield is now in the “Low Risk” category, defined by the OSDH. As a result of retu...
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KGWA Local News Thursday

FS)--An Enid man shot during a home invasion robbery Monday morning has died of his injuries. 38 year old Nestor Garcia Ramirez was shot during the home invasion at 1921 East Walnut. Enid Police are looking for leads into what is now a homicide case. The suspects are described as two black males, 18-22 y...
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KGWA Local News Wednesday

CV)--Seventeen new virus-related deaths and 1,101 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Tuesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A total of 40,564 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total...
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KGWA Local News Tuesday

LS)--The Enid Police Department is seeking two suspects in connection with a shooting early Monday at an Enid residence. EPD Officers were dispatched about 1:15 Monday morning to the 1900 block of E. Walnut regarding a man that had been shot. Upon arrival officers learned that two armed suspects had forc...
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KGWA Local News Monday

CV)—St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center reported the death of a patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 today, while the state Health Department confirmed 377 new COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma, seven of those in Garfield County. Officially, the Oklahoma State Department of H...
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