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KGWA Local News Monday

JC)--Enid Fire Department Capt. Jason Currier has been selected as the next fire chief. Currier will take over on November 2, following the retirement of current chief Joe Jackson on Nov. 1. The Enid Fire Civil Service Commission met Thursday to conduct interviews and administer the written examinations for chief. Currier, who’s lived in Enid for most of his life, became a firefighter at EFD in August 2000, being promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 2005 and then to captain in 2019.

 

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IA)--A Jet man was hospitalized after being injured in a motorcycle crash in Alfalfa County Saturday night. 54 year-old Charles Smith was air-evaced to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita where he was admitted in stable condition with a lower body injury. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said Smith was southbound on a county road about 7.5 miles SE of Byron just before 8:00 Saturday night when the Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle he was riding hit a pothole in the road. The motorcycle slid nearly 270 feet before coming to rest. Smith, who was not wearing a helmet, was initially taken to his home by private vehicle before being airlifted to the hospital. The crash, including Smith’s condition at the time, remains under investigation.

 

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RC)--Beginning today a portion of North Cleveland will be closed approximately 400 feet south of West Willow Road. The closure will be located from Hunters Hill Drive to the south driveway of Jumbo Foods and will allow construction crews to install a new water main across North Cleveland. The installation is expected to take one week to complete.

Today the outside lane of west bound Owen K. Garriott will be closed between South Johnson and South Lincoln to allow construction crews to repair a leaking water main. The lane closure is expected to last approximately one week.

 

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TS)--The Tri-State Music Festival will hold two events is this Saturday with a parade and field marching contest. The Tri-State Music Festival Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. downtown. Then at 1:30, bands will compete in the marching contest at Selby Stadium.

 

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CV)—102 more virus-related deaths and 5,346 newly confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in the state since Friday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Currently, 13,967 Oklahomans are considered active cases in the state, with 1,181 people currently hospitalized for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new cases reported was 1,666.

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

Data shown are preliminary and subject to change
as additional information is obtained
   

 

COVID-19 Cases

609,737

New Cases

1,030

Sunday's Cases

3,162

Saturday's Cases

1,154

New Cases 7 day Average

1,666

Active Cases

13,967

CDC/NCHS Provisional Deaths

10,127

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There have been 9277 positive COVID-19 cases, and 147 deaths in Garfield County. 8221 of those cases and 136 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 2472 cases, Blaine County is at 1422 cases, Alfalfa 1256, Major 1151, and Grant 675.

 

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