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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 in Tulsa in critical condition with head, trunk, arm, and leg injuries. His passenger, an unidentified male, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The accident remains under investigation.

 

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SV)--The Enid Police is asking for help finding out who stole a classic car. Sometime between midnight and sunrise on the morning of September 15th someone reportedly stole a 1969 silver and green two door Ford Torino for the 800 block of East Cherry. It has a 428 Cobra Jet engine and has a black tag. If you know anything about the theft, call police or Garfield County Crimestoppers at 580-233-6233.

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SO)--Enid Police Department is notifying the public of a sex offender who has moved to the area. Daryl Brown is classified as an aggravated/habitual offender. When a sex offender with such a designation moves into a residence, EPD is required to notify residents of that neighborhood. Brown was convicted of first-degree rape in February 2004 in Garfield County, according to EPD. He is not wanted for any crimes and has registered as a sex offender with Enid Police Department. He is a 67 year-old white male, 5 feet, 11 inches tall with gray hair and brown eyes. He is currently living at 2906 E. Eucalyptus, which is an approved address outlined in the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration Act.

 

 

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CV)— Oklahoma has now surpassed 80,000 total COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in March. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported late this morning 1,089 new COVID-19 cases across the state, bringing the total cumulative number of the state’s positive cases to 80,161. Eight additional deaths were reported today. There have been 970 COVID-19 deaths statewide. Officials said 612 people are currently hospitalized for treatment of the virus. Officials also reported that 66,779 Oklahomans have recovered from COVID-19. Health officials reported that there have been 1,034,165 total negative specimens.

 

There have been 1552 positive COVID-19 cases, and 18 deaths in Garfield County. 1436 of those cases and 18 deaths have been in Enid. Currently, Garfield County is in a "moderate risk" or Orange Level 2 category as defined by the OSDH. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 330 cases, Blaine County is at 117 cases, Major 78, Alfalfa 62, and Grant 41.

 

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

09.23.20

 

Confirmed Positive Cases

80,161

*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date  

1,034,165

*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date  

1,127,633

**Currently Hospitalized 

612

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations

6,057

Identified Deaths in the Past 24 hours

1

Total Cumulative Deaths

970

 

*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. Total counts may not reflect unique individualsData Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health. As of 2020-09-23 at 7:00 a.m. 

                                         

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PD)--The Oklahoma Department of Corrections reports two more inmates, including one at the William S. Key Correctional Center in Woodward County, have died due to COVID-19 and seven other deaths are possibly the result of the disease caused by the coronavirus. Department Director Scott Crow said Tuesday that 3,168 of the department's nearly 25,000 inmates have tested positive for the virus and 1,398 cases are currently active.

 

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SO)--Local ministries and nonprofits are seeking participants for a resource fair and a “sleep-out” event Oct. 10 in observation of World Homeless Day. Enid Faith Ways and Holy Cross Enid have scheduled a resource fair and meal from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Oct. 10 in the parking lot of First United Methodist Church, in the 500 block of West Randolph. After the resource fair and meal, participants will begin Enid's first "Sleep Out" to mimic one night on the street in Enid without shelter. Any church, nonprofit or organization that has resources to assist the unsheltered population is invited to participate in the resource fair. Sponsorship support has been offered from CDSA, First United Methodist Church, Salvation Army of Enid and Enid First Presbyterian Church. Salvation Army of Enid will serve free meals, provided by Enid Faith Ways, Holy Cross, CDSA and First Presbyterian. Sponsorships still are available for the event to help cover the cost of the meal. Participants must be 18 years old or older. To register for Enid Sleep Out, visit enidfaithwayschurch.org. To sign up for the resource fair or as a sponsor, email HolyCrossEnid@gmail.com.

 

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TB)--Steam engines, tractors, vendors, food and a variety of living history events will be featured when Major County Historical Society hosts the annual Threshing Bee and National 2 Cylinder Tractor Show Friday and Saturday. A variety of antique and collectible equipment and activities will be on hand, including antique tractors and cars, corn shelling, plowing, grain milling, gas engines and a tractor pull. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. both days. Major County Historical Society is located about one and one-half miles east of downtown Fairview on Oklahoma 58. For more information, visit http://www.mchsok.net.

 

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BS)--Oklahoma Blood Institute faces an immediate need for donors of all blood types. All healthy adults are strongly urged to donate blood as soon as possible at their nearest Oklahoma Blood Institute donor center or mobile blood drive. All donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Appointments are preferred to help with social distancing, but walk-ins will be accepted as schedules allow. CDC guidelines will be followed at all donor centers and mobile drives. Donors may visit obi.org or call 877-340-8777 to schedule their appointment now at Oklahoma Blood Institute’s Enid donor center located at 301 E. Cherokee.

 

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