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HS)--The Enid Police Department is asking the public for its help in locating a fugitive in a Texas homicide that occurred last week. 21 year-old Quinton Paul "Q" Hicks is believed to be in the Enid area. He is being sought in connection to a May 28 shooting in Crowley, Texas. Hicks is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Police are asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact the department at (580) 242-7000 or the U.S. Marshall's Office at (800) 336-0102.

 

 

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IC)--An Enid man was seriously injured Tuesday after crashing his truck into a tree at St. Matthews Episcopal Church on West Randolph. Enid Police officials said 41 year-old Kenneth Earl White was transported from the scene of the crash just after 9:30 yesterday morning by Life EMS to St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. White was then flown to OU Medical Center, where he was admitted with a collapsed lung and a broken leg. According to the report, White was eastbound in a 2015 Ford F-150 extended cab when he drove onto the sidewalk on the north side of the road in front of Heritage Cleaners in the 700 block of W. Randolph. White continued east on the sidewalk, driving through the flower bed of Our Daily Bread before striking a tree in the church yard. Police said the truck was equipped with an ignition interlock device and an open bottle of vodka was found inside the vehicle. The crash remains under investigation.

 

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CC)—The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners Tuesday night approved a 2-year collective bargaining agreement with the Enid Police Department. $4,500 has been added to the starting salary of patrol officers. There will also be a $6,000 sign on bonus for new officers hired paid over the first three years of employment. In the agreement, there are also pay increases for sergeants, lieutenants, and captains. Commissioners also approved the construction of a new skate park on 5th Street between Randolph and Broadway. The area of the existing park, behind the Enid Police Department, will be used for a proposed future police training facility. In other business, Commissioners held several public hearings dealing with topics including commercial medical marijuana growing, and the rezoning of several properties. Prior to the regular meeting, Commissioners met in study session to discuss a proposed project to renovate and reopen the Trail Drive-In Theater, and the transition from the Animal Control Department to Animal Welfare.

 

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CV)—673 new coronavirus cases and three additional virus-related deaths 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 17,893 Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the total number of deaths is 407. A total of 1,804 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to the virus with 458 patients are currently in the hospital.

 

There have been 86 positive COVID-19 cases, and two deaths in Garfield County. 83 of those cases have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Noble has reported 48 cases, Kingfisher County has reported 38 cases, Blaine County is at 18 cases, Major 9, Grant 2, and Alfalfa 1.

 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

07.08.20

 

Confirmed Positive Cases

17,893

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date 

376,930

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date 

397,647

*Currently Hospitalized 

458

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

1,804

Deaths in the Past 24 hours

0

Total Cumulative Deaths

407

*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 2020-07-08 at 7:00 a.m.

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IC)--The City of Enid Engineering Department announced lane closures near the intersection of Cleveland and Owen K. Garriott beginning Thursday. The lane closures will consist of the:

  • Northbound outside lane of South Cleveland between Indian Drive and Owen K Garriott
  • Eastbound outside lane of  Garriott between Cleveland and South Hayes

This lane closures will allow contractors to construct new approaches and curbs associated with the new development and is anticipated to take two weeks to complete. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted traffic control signs and drive with extreme caution in the area during construction.

 

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DL)--Autry Technology Center's "Dare to Lead" luncheon has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Stride Bank Center Grand Ballroom. Facilitator Linda Clark will present a "fast-paced preview of the future of leadership through the lens of bravery and courage," according to a press release. Registration for the luncheon is $39 per person. For more information about the event or to register, visit autrytech.edu/daretolead or call (580) 242-2750.

 

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BB)--Enid’s first responders are looking for citizens to support their efforts through blood donation with Oklahoma Blood Institute at the Boots & Badges blood drive on Saturday, July 11th at Enid Fire Department between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm.  All donors will receive special-edition Boots & Badges T-shirts. To show your support for the firefighters and law enforcement officers, make an appointment to donate blood at obi.org

 

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BB)--The Stride Bank Center will host the OnPoint Hoops Classic on Saturday, July 11th. Youth Basketball Skills Camp begins at 2:00 pm. The Women’s All-Stars will take on College Elite at 4:00 pm and the Oklahoma Outlaws will take on the Denton Prowlers at 6:00 pm. Also, don’t miss the dunk contest featuring some of Oklahoma City’s top athletes! Tickets are $25 for floor seats, $10 for adults and $7 for kids. The Youth Skills Camp is free with the purchase of a game ticket. Tickets on sale now at StrideBankCenter.com, 855.TIX.ENID or at the Stride Bank Center Box Office.

 

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LB)--The Enid Public Library, in partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Loaves & Fishes, will be offering Lunch Bunch each week, Monday through Friday through August 14. Lunches will be served from noon to 1:00 p.m. behind Mercy House (located at 1714 S 4th Street) to anyone up to 18 years old. For more information about this and other programs, visit the library’s website at enid.okpls.org. The Enid Public library is located at 120 W Maine, Enid, OK 73701.

 

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FF)--Senior and low-income residents in the Enid area can receive free electric box fans thanks to a partnership between OG&E, RSVP of Enid, United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma, The Salvation Army of Enid and Stride Bank. Christy Baker, Executive Director of RSVP of Enid said, the partnerships will allow 250 fans to be dispersed to the homes of the area’s most vulnerable.

 

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