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KGWA Local News Monday

DG)--An unidentified man was arrested on multiple complaints after Enid Police Department officers responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated man trapped inside of a garbage truck at McDonalds, on West Garriott early today. According to police, the driver of the truck told officers the man, whose identity is not known, climbed the ladder on the side of the truck and jumped inside around 4:45 this morning. Authorities said the back half of the truck was full and could not be opened without endangering the man inside, so officers called the Enid Fire Department and asked to borrow a ladder to help get the man out of the truck. The ladder was placed inside the truck, and after a difficult time climbing the ladder, the man eventually got onto the roof of the vehicle. Officers detained him on the roof so he would not fall or have a chance to be combative, the report said, and after thinking about the best and safest way to get him down from the truck, the fire truck's bucket was used to bring the man down to the ground where he was placed into a police car. The man denied any medical treatment and was booked into Garfield County Detention Facility as "John Doe" on complaints of public intoxication and obstruction. Another complaint of bringing contraband into the jail was added after officers said they found a bag of marijuana inside one of the man's socks.


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CN)— Sixty-nine newly-reported virus-related deaths and 310 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Sunday, according to daily numbers released late this morning. The health department said 11,865 cases are considered active in the state, with 275 people currently hospitalized for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new daily cases reported was 519.


COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results






*Total Cumulative Negative Specimens to Date (As of 03/12/21)


*Total Cumulative Number of Specimens to Date (As of 03/12/21)


Acute Care OSDH Licensed Facility Hospitalizations (As of 03/12/21)


Other Types of Facilities Hospitalizations (As of 03/12/21)


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 2021-03-15 at 7:00 a.m.


There have been 7656 positive COVID-19 cases, and 82 deaths in Garfield County. 6773 of those cases and 74 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 2004 cases, Alfalfa 1150, Blaine County is at 1012 cases, Major 948, and Grant 543.


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TG)-- Seventeen Enid Public Schools teachers at 10 schools got visits to their classrooms Friday morning. Trustees of the Enid Public Schools Foundation presented 23 approved requests during their semi-annual visit to schools throughout the district. Grants this year totaled just over $16,600. Funded grants span pre-K to high school classrooms in diverse subject areas such as math, science, reading, music, technology and physical education. EPS Foundation awards and presents grants twice a year and has funded an average $46,000 a year for the last five years, $667,000 since 1990. To become a Signature Grant Donor or learn more about this and other EPS Foundation programs, contact Jackson at


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RW)--A portion of Independence, at Garriott, will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning Tuesday. Street officials said the closure will allow contractors to complete concrete repairs. East and westbound traffic on Garriott will not be affected, but there will be no turning north onto Independence during the duration of the work. City officials encourage motorists to follow posted traffic control signs and to drive with caution in this area during the construction effort.


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SB)--With spring break this week, local businesses and organizations are planning activities for the kids and teenagers to give them fun things to do. Leonardo’s Children’s Museum, Denny Price Family YMCA, Family Martial Arts, Public Library of Enid and Garfield County and Railroad Museum of Oklahoma all have activities planned. For more information contact them or check them out online.


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DN)--The Garfield County Sheriff's office is hiring deputies to work at the Garfield County Courthouse. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, and will need to pass a background check. For more information and to apply, go to the Garfield County Sheriff's office at 216 West Oxford on the Garfield County Fairgrounds.


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EC)--The city of Enid has launched channels on Roku and Amazon Fire TV. Both channels will appear in full high-definition, giving the public the ability to watch city video content ad-hoc. Video content available will include commission meetings, city events, city news, public meetings, health updates, public service announcements and other videos that will inform, educate and instruct residents, businesses and visitors on government processes.


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BA)--Applications are being accepted for serving on many of the City of Enid’s advisory boards and commissions. There are vacancies on the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, Enid Joint Recreation Triad, Enid Parks & Recreation Board, Board of Adjustment, Meadowlake Golf Course Advisory Board, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission, and Historic Preservation Commission. Applications are also being accepted to fill vacancies on the Construction Board of Appeals. Details are available online at




VA)--Phase Three of Oklahoma’s vaccination is underway. The state now offers appointments to Phase 1, 2, and 3, which means almost everyone is now eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Phase Three includes around 2.5 million Oklahomans. Phase Three also includes the largest group – all essential businesses. State officials made it clear Phase One and Two are both still open for sign-ups.



BR)--The Stride Bank Center and the Chisholm Trail Expo Center announced Enid Ultimate Challenge Xtreme Bulls is coming to the Chisholm Trail Expo Center for one night only on Saturday, March 27th at 7:30pm. All seating will be socially distanced. Tickets are $35, $25 & $19. Tickets are on sale. Fans can order tickets by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting or in the Stride Bank Center Administration offices on the 2nd floor of Convention Hall.




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