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TG)--Enid Police Department officers arrested an Enid woman Thursday morning on complaints related to multiple vehicle thefts and burglaries. 20 year-old Alexis Mi’kel Perry was arrested on two complaints of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, two complaints of larceny of a motor vehicle, knowingly concealing stolen property and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Authorities said Perry was the suspect in two recent vehicle thefts. The first theft occurred May 1 in the 600 block of East Princeton. The other theft occurred May 3 in the 300 block of East Cornell. Both of the vehicles were recovered. At the time Perry was staying at the Holiday Motel, on Rock Island Blvd, near where the vehicle thefts occurred. When questioned Perry initially denied any involvement in the crimes but later admitted to stealing two vehicles for joyriding purposes. During a search, she was found in possession of a white crystalline substance, which later tested positive for methamphetamine. She also was in possession of a lanyard with more than a dozen keys, including keys for Toyota, Ford, Dodge and other vehicles. Perry was booked into Garfield County Detention Facility. Police said at the time of her arrest, she also was a suspect in several other cases. Affidavits were sent to Garfield County District Attorney’s Office seeking charges. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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FC)—A Cleo Springs man was killed when he crashed his motorcycle just after midnight this morning in Major County. According to the report, 64 year-old Kelly G Nightengale was southbound at a high rate of speed on State Highway 8 just over a mile north of Cleo Springs when he failed to negotiate a curve and his Kawasaki motorcycle struck a dirt pile and went airborne before coming to rest. Nightengale, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash was listed as Speed.

 

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MP)--The City of Enid Parks and Recreation department will host a Movie in the Park on Saturday, May 15th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Champlin Park, located at Van Buren and Garriott in Enid. Event Coordinator Kasey Lowrie says the community is invited to come and enjoy a fun summer night out with the family at Champlin Park. If you haven’t seen The Secret Life of Pets 2, now is the time. According to Parks and Recreation Supervisor Cory Buller, the City of Enid’s parks department will be providing FREE popcorn and water for a snack. Please feel free to bring your own camping chair or blanket for the best outdoor movie experience. To checkout other upcoming park events, go to: Enid.org/ParkEvents.  

 

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CN)— Six more newly confirmed virus-related deaths and 234 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Thursday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There are currently 190 people hospitalized in Oklahoma for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new cases reported was 192.

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

05.07.21

 

COVID-19 Cases

449,648

New Cases

234

New Cases 7 day Average

192

Active Cases

1,855

CDC/NCHS Provisional Deaths

8,327

 

There have been 7797 positive COVID-19 cases, and 128 deaths in Garfield County. 6897 of those cases and 118 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 2053 cases, Alfalfa 1155, Blaine County is at 1042 cases, Major 955, and Grant 549. 

 

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CF)--The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) invites the public to attend a career fair hosted at the Stride Bank Center in Enid on May 12. The event opens to the general public at 9:00 a.m. Doors open for veterans at 8:30 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to register to see potential employers and find helpful resources. Along with the in-person event, there is a month long virtual career fair where employers can post available jobs and receive resumes, as well as interact with prospective employees. Both options are free to participate in because of CARES Funding that has been made available for this program. For more information about the OESC Career Fair, check them out online.

 

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SE)--Enid Public Schools Fowler Early Childhood Center students are invited next week to NWOSU for an afternoon of creative arts with teacher candidates. The event, also known as a service learning project, takes place on May 13 at 12:30 p.m. on the NWOSU-Enid campus. NWOSU students will attend a four-day, face-to-face class, learning about art, music, physical education, and drama for the classroom. The class, led by Dr. Martie Young, culminates with a “showcase” of everything they’ve learned and will put into practice with Fowler students.

 

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GT)--The recently postponed Leadership Greater Enid golf tournament (benefiting Bennie's Barn) will be held Friday May 14th at Pheasant Run. LGE is still accepting sponsorships and donations for the silent auction. Visit www.leadershipgreaterenid.com for more info.

 

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VB)--The Veterans Memorial Bridge, which carries traffic over the BNSF Rail Yard at the 600 block of North Van Buren will be officially dedicated May 28 at 10:30 am at ABC Park. Enid AM AMBUCS, the City of Enid and State of Oklahoma ask you to join them in honoring all veterans and help kick off Memorial Day weekend.

 

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