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KGWA Local News Sunday

FS)--A local man found shot Friday night at a residence in the 1900 block of West Walnut is being treated as a homicide investigation. Enid Police Department Capt. Tim Jacobi said officers were dispatched to the residence just after 10:45 Friday night after receiving information about the incident. Upon arrival, officers discovered 29-year-old male Cord Keith Allen deceased from an apparent gunshot wound inside the residence. Jacobi said the incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information leading to the arrest or prosecution of this or any crime can report an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233, text to 274637, typing “Enid” and a message in the text box or  https://www.enid.org/services/police. Those submitting a tip could earn a reward up to $1,000 and will not be required to testify nor be identified.

 

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WD)--Demonstrators gathered Saturday morning at Government Springs Park for the NAACP’s March for Justice and Unity, organized by chapter president Lanita Norwood. The event, attending by about 150 people, began with a 30-minute walk from the park to the Garfield County Court House, where five people, including Ward 4 Commissioner Jonathan Waddell, spoke to the crowd. The group was escorted by police officers on foot and in cars, and roads were blocked off for the march.

 

As a follow-up to previous local demonstrations, a demonstration and call to action and unity is planned for noon today at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial at the city administration building, 401 W. Garriott. Forgotten Ministries and other churches are planning on being present at the protests, to offer guidance, water, and food.

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SA)--City of Enid Parks and Recreation officials announce the opening of the Hoover and Champion splash pads and Champlin Pool for the 2020 season. Beginning Monday the splash pads will be opened 10:00AM to 9:00PM, seven days a week. Those at the splash pads are asked to maintain social distancing.

Beginning Tuesday Champlin pool will officially open with operating hours as follow:

Pool Schedule

Days

Time

Lap Swim

Tuesday thru Friday

11AM to 12PM

Open Swim

Tuesday thru Saturday

12PM to 1:45PM; 2PM to 3:45PM; 4PM to 5:45PM

Aqua Cardio

Tuesday thru Friday

6PM to 7PM

 
To adhere to COVID-19 precautions and due to the number of lifeguards available during the season, slides will not be available for use and no deep swimming will be allowed. The pool will be limited to 100 patrons at a time. Individuals will be required to have swim attire on at arrival. Although restrooms will be opened for participants, it will be limited to one person at a time. Additionally, there will be no lounging. Individuals must bring their own lawn or beach chairs and individuals must exit and reenter the pool area every 1.5 hours. The pool entrance fee is $3.00 per individual per day. To check out upcoming fall and winter events, go to: Enid.org/ParkEvents. 
 

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CV)--There were 56 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths reported in Oklahoma Saturday morning, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. None of the new cases nor deaths were in Northwest Oklahoma. There was a delay in releasing information on Friday, because of technical issues. Late Friday OSDH announced in its June 5th report, 96 new COVID-19 cases in the state, including three in Northwest Oklahoma. The total number of cases in the state in Saturday’s report was 7,059. There have been 1,029 total hospitalizations cross the state, with 158 currently hospitalized, according to the last executive report Friday night, which also stated 65 of those were in intensive care.

 

Data on Saturday for Northwest Oklahoma shows Garfield County with 29 cases, 24 recovered and one death, an 86 year-old woman in late April; Kingfisher County with 12 cases, 11 recovered; Blaine County with nine cases, seven recovered; Major County with six cases, five recovered and one death, a woman in the 18-35 age group; Grant County with two recovered cases; and Alfalfa County with one recovered case.

 

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