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KGWA Local News Thursday

DA)--For the second time this week, Enid Police Department officers arrested a man following a vehicle pursuit Tuesday evening that at one point exceeded speeds more than 80 mph and left a railroad crossing gate damaged. Enid News and Eagle reports 20 year-old Damian Grim was arrested on complaints of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, eluding, possession of drug paraphernalia and two complaints of leaving the scene of an accident. The incident began just before 7:50 Tuesday night when police were dispatched to a report of a possible stolen vehicle out of Grant County. An officer saw the vehicle at 500 S. Tyler before the vehicle took off westbound on Oklahoma, and a pursuit was started. The suspect, later identified as Grim, led police on an extended pursuit while running stops signs, hitting railroad tracks and a crossing gate before eventually ending at 6th and Randolph following a short foot pursuit. A number of units were involved in the pursuit, including a Garfield County Sheriff’s Deputy, before Grim was taken into custody.   


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BG)--Two Enid businesses have each received $10,000 in grant funding from Enid Regional Development Alliance (ERDA). Enid Family Martial Arts and Lenox Drive-In were announced Wednesday as recipients of the second annual MicroEnterprise Grant. ERDA officials said they received a total of eight applications for the grants. The two awards were funded by $10,000 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and a $10,000 match by ERDA. “Both Enid Family Martial Arts and Lenox Drive-In will utilize their funds in different ways that each provide value to our community,” ERDA Executive Director Lisa Powell said. “We look forward to working with both businesses as they continue to grow.” ERDA intends to offer the MicroEnterprise Program again in the next fiscal year and will release details on the application process this fall. For more information, contact the Enid Regional Development Alliance at (580) 233-4232.


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CN)—87 more virus-related deaths and 895 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Wednesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The health department said 12,379 cases are considered active in the state, with 436 people currently hospitalized for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new cases reported was 641.


COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results





*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date


*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date


Acute Care OSDH Licensed Facility Hospitalizations


Other Types of Facilities Hospitalizations


Total Cumulative Hospitalizations


Provisional Death Count (CDC/NCHS)



*The total includes laboratory information provided to OSDH at the time of the report. As a result, counts are subject to change. Total counts may not reflect unique individuals. Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health. As of 2021-03-04 at 7:00 a.m.


There have been 7593 positive COVID-19 cases, and 78 deaths in Garfield County. 6710 of those cases and 70 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 1993 cases, Alfalfa 1149, Blaine County is at 1000 cases, Major 939, and Grant 538.


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LS)—The 87th Annual Northwest District Junior Livestock Show is underway at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center on the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Nearly 800 4-H and FFA members from across the area will bring more than 2,000 animals to Enid to show. Hosted by the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce, the event will hold the Ewes Show today, Does on Friday, Gilts on Saturday, Barrows on Sunday, with the Premium Sale and Dinner on Monday. The public is invited to attend the shows. For more information check out


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SP)--On Sunday, March 14th, the City of Enid Parks and Recreation department, in partnership with Wes Simmons, will present the "Spring Break Throwdown” skating competition for beginners and advanced skaters at the new Enid Skate Park at 124 North 5th Street. There will be a winner and a runner-up in the Game of Skate. Food and merchandise vendors will also be present at the event. To sign up for the competition, go to



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