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KGWA Local News Wednesday

FC)--Four Enid people, including two young children, were involved in a crash in southern Oklahoma early this morning that left the other driver dead. 34 year-old Khalid O’Neal, and his passengers, 32 year-old Joanna Gonzales, and two kids aged 3 years old and 5 months old, were all uninjured in the crash. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said the second driver, who has yet to be identified pending next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene on I-35 about 2.5 miles south of Marietta in Love County. According to the report, both vehicle were southbound around 4:20 this morning when O’Neal’s 2021 Dodge Durango struck the second driver’s 2005 Toyota Scion, which was traveling at a low rate of speed. O’Neal, and all of his passengers were wearing their seatbelts and the kids were in child seats. The deceased driver was not. Authorities say that driver’s condition at the time of the crash is under investigation.  


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SD)--57 year old Michael Ransom was arrested Tuesday for stabbing his roommate in the 1200 block of South 2nd. Ransom was arrested on a complaint of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and unrelated county warrants just before 12:30 Tuesday afternoon.  Ransom was not interviewed following his arrest because it was believed he was too intoxicated at the time. The victim, a 66 year old man, had at least two stab wounds to his upper torso. He was flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where he was admitted in critical condition. The name of the victim is being withheld until his next of kin have been notified of the assault. The incident remains under investigation.


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HA)--A Heat Advisory is in effect for the entire KGWA listening area through late evening. Look for heat index values up to 110 this afternoon and evening across northern and central Oklahoma. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. Take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.


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KO)--United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma will launch its 2021-22 campaign at David Allen Memorial Ballpark at 6:00 p.m. Sept. 16. The kickoff rally is a free family event to raise awareness and support for its 15 nonprofit partner agencies. “This one-of-a-kind event will be a unique experience as we have axe throwing, cornhole, a dunk tank, games, free food and more. Dueling Pianos will be on hand to provide music and fun,” said co-campaign chairs Dr. Barry and Roxanne Pollard. Alex Williams, president of the United Way board, said the campaign kickoff is a way for people to see what United Way does. In addition to the all the activities, the 15 United Way Partner agencies will be there sharing information and providing giveaways, popcorn, games and more. On the day of the event, all proceeds go to benefit United Way and its partner agencies. Sponsors of the event are KOFM/KGWA, Jiffy Trip, Enid News & Eagle, Great Plains Bank, Pope Distributing, and NextEra Energy Resources.


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CN)— Twenty-six newly confirmed virus-related deaths and 2,534 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Tuesday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Currently, 20,191 Oklahomans are considered active cases in the state, with 1,578 people hospitalized in Oklahoma for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new cases reported was 2,271.



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There have been 8414 positive COVID-19 cases, and 141 deaths in Garfield County. 7424 of those cases and 130 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 2281 cases, Alfalfa 1209, Blaine County is at 1169 cases, Major 1043, and Grant 600.


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MS)--Main Street Enid's annual Social will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sept. 2 at The Breeze, 224 E. Maple. The night will include dinner, awards, live music, downtown updates and a silent auction. Multiple artists will be live painting their interpretation of the downtown district, and those paintings will be a part of the silent auction with proceeds going to Main Street Enid. Tickets are $40, which included dinner, non-alcoholic drinks and entertainment. A cash bar will be available. You can purchase tickets online at You also may RSVP to by Aug. 26 to pay with cash for check.




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