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KGWA Local News Tuesday

 

LM)--A Ringwood teen charged as a youthful offender with murder in the shooting of his stepfather earlier this month was granted bond at a court hearing today. Attorney Stephen Jones told Enid News and Eagle 16 year-old Landon Michael Miller was posting a $10,000 bond granted by a Major County judge following a hearing Tuesday morning. The conditions of the bond include Miller remain at the home of his grandmother and not leave except for medical/counseling or court appointments. Miller was charged May 4 as a youthful offender with a count of first-degree murder-deliberate intent. As a youthful offender, Miller will face the same consequences as an adult defendant and a punishment range of death, life in prison without parole or life imprisonment.

                                             --00--  19 May 20  3p

CC)--The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners tonight are set to approve the city's expected $163 million budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year. The budget, presented over the past two weeks, calls for about $156.5 million in revenue, with the roughly $6.26 million deficit to be made up by fund balances that have built up over the years in several areas. The city has budgeted a 10% decrease in sales tax revenue, nearly $2 million less in water revenue and $405,000 less in police fines. During the study session, commissioners will discuss revisions to the draft building ordinance, to rates and fees for Meadowlake Golf Course and to the solid waste ordinance. The commission will meet in study session at 5:00 p.m. and regular session at 6:30 p.m. in the city administration building. Commissioners and members of the public also will able to attend via video conference.

                                             --00--  19 May 20  7a

IA)--A Waukomis man is listed in stable condition at the OU Medical Center after hitting a deer with his motorcycle. Just after 11:30 Monday night, 42 year-old Melvin Courtney Roye was riding a motorcycle southbound on Leona Mitchell Boulevard just south of Southgate Road when he struck a deer standing in the roadway. Roye laid the motorcycle over and slid about 75 feet from the point of impact. Roye was admitted to OU Medical Center with head and trunk injuries.

                                             --00--  19 May 20  7a

SB)--Enid Public Schools should be able to handle any financial difficulties the state has experienced during the COVID-19 economic downturn. Enid News and Eagle reports Sam Robinson, EPS chief financial officer, told Board of Education members Monday night the district "is in good shape to handle" the situation because of the fund balance built up over the years. State revenue collections have been down, he said, and there is the possibility state leaders may declare a revenue failure in June, which would prompt more cuts to the state budget. Superintendent Darrell Floyd also said district leaders don't anticipate having to make any personnel cuts, but also don't anticipate hiring any new employees. Floyd also said district leaders are working on plans for the school year, with the intent of opening schools Aug. 13. However, the district also is working on contingency plans in case in-person school is not possible.

                                             --00--  19 May 20  7a

CV)--Six more virus-related deaths were reported and 91 more Oklahomans tested positive for COVID-19 since Monday, according to daily numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health late this morning. A total of 5,489 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 294 total virus-related deaths have been reported. The six deaths happened between May 4 to 17. A total of 897 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 167 patients in the hospital as of Tuesday.

 

The number of confirmed cases in Garfield County stands at 23 (21 in Enid). There has been one death in Garfield County, an 86 year-old woman in early April. In the latest report Kingfisher County is at 10 confirmed cases, Major County has reported six cases with one death, Blaine County has three cases, Grant County has two confirmed cases, and Alfalfa County has reported one.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

05.19.20

 

Confirmed Positive Cases

5,489

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 

133,658

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 

140,262

**Currently Hospitalized 

167

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

897

Deaths in the Past 24 hours

0

Total Cumulative Deaths

294

*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-05-19 at 7:00 a.m.

                                             --00--  19 May 20  11a

RW)--The westbound outside lane of Willow Road just west of Van Buren has been closed to allow contractors to install new driveways and sidewalks. The work should take one to two weeks to complete. Be on the lookout for workers in the area just west of the Willow and Van Buren intersection.

                                             --00--  19 May 20  7a

MD)--In observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, City of Enid residents are reminded that the recycle center will be closed and the Enid Public Transportation (EPTA) will not be running. City offices are closed until phase 2 (June 1) of the Mayor’s three-phased plan. The landfill will be open with operating hours from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and the Meadowlake Golf Course will be open with tee times starting at 7:00 a.m. There will be no yard waste pickup on Monday, May 25th. Due to the holiday, the city reminds residents to place their green yard waste polycarts out with the blue trash polycarts to be picked up on the same day as the regular trash collection.

Residents can sign up for mobile app notifications to get communication about road construction, trash schedules, holiday closings, water outages, and other important events by going to: Enid.org/RequestCenter or by downloading the SeeClickFix app.

                                             --00--  19 May 20  3p

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