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KGWA Local News Tuesday

AR)—The Enid Police Department is seeking a suspect after officers and detectives responded to a call of an armed robbery just after 12:15 this afternoon at Check Into Cash, 2119 W. Garriott. The clerk said white male entered the business, brandished a gun and demanded all the cash from the store’s register. He then left the business walking southbound. The man was wearing a tan baseball cap, tan or white button-up shirt or jacket, jeans, glasses, work boots and a disposable hospital-type mask. The clerk was not injured during the robbery and the suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of money. Responding officers set up a perimeter around the business and K-9 Officer Cody Smith and his partner Fett were called to conduct a track through the neighborhoods south of the business. However, the suspect was not located. Hayes Elementary School was contacted and apprised of the incident and ask to follow its lockdown protocols. Anyone with information about this man’s identity is asked to contact Enid Police directly by calling (580) 242-7000, or text 847411 and enter keyword EPDTIP. The case number is 2021-9961.



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GM)--A longtime Enid school administrator and retired Air Force veteran will flip the switch next week to light the country’s largest fresh cut Christmas tree. Eisenhower Elementary School Principal Lyntel Murphy will be the Grand Lighting Marshal of the Christ Tree at the tree’s lighting ceremony near downtown during Enid Lights Up the Plains on Nov. 26. During the ceremony, at 7:30 p.m., Murphy will switch on the 20,000 lights hanging from the 140-foot fir tree, which will also be decorated with 10,000 ornaments over the next week where it sits on Park Avenue between Grand and Independence. Kyle Williams, one of the major title sponsors of The One event series, said "Dr. Murphy was selected as the inaugural Grand Lighting Marshal because her life epitomizes a love of Christ and dedication to the service of others." Murphy has been an educator for 26 years. She became principal of Eisenhower in 2012, having retired from the Air Force in 1994 after 17 years of service. She has an AS/BS in aeronautics, a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction, and a Doctorate in Education. She and her husband of 40 years, Craig, attend church at Pentecostals of Enid. The kickoff ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. following the Christmas Lights parade around the downtown square. Fireworks will also shoot off at 7:30. The One event series will then run until Jan. 6, 2022, featuring dozens of Christmas-themed events such as concerts, markets and church services.


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CC)—The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will meet today in Study Session and Regular Meeting. During the regular meeting commissioners are scheduled to recognize retired Fire Chief Joe Jackson for 34 years of service, consider making appointments to a couple of citizen advisory boards, and address a number of business items. Commissioners will also meet in Executive Session to discuss easement condemnation disputes related to the Kaw Lake Water Pipeline project, and a franchise agreement with O.G.&E. Prior to the regular meeting, the commission will meet in study session and discuss a revised Building Permit Ordinance, and discuss the 5-year Asphalt Program. The Study Session will begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by the Regular Meeting at 6:30. Both meetings will be held in Council Chambers and be open to the public.


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QH)--Nearly 400 hunters are expected for this week’s annual Grand National Quail Hunt in Enid. Founded in 1967, the hunt is conducted in late November each year, near the opening of Oklahoma bobwhite quail season. Hosted by GNQC’s 150 local members, the hunt takes place at ranches within about an 80-mile radius of Enid. Hunting this year runs today through Thursday.


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CN)— Since Monday, 15 additional deaths and 345 newly confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in the state, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Currently, 7,022 Oklahomans are considered active cases in the state, with 398 people hospitalized in Oklahoma for treatment of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new cases reported was 798.

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