WD)--Strong winds, with gusts up to 60 mph, earlier today damaged the “Holidays on Ice” skating rink, as well a number of the smaller trees and lighting displays associated with The One. As a result the skating rink has been closed and all activities with The One have been cancelled for tonight. “Holidays on Ice” will reopen before the weekend after repairs have been completed. A Wind Advisory will remain in effect locally through late evening.
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TC)-- AMC Classic Oakwood Mall 8 theaters will permanently close its doors this weekend. According to Enid News and Eagle, an email from an AMC Theatres spokesperson, AMC will cease operations at Oakwood Mall following the close of business on Sunday. All online tickets purchased beyond that date have been automatically refunded. Officials did not give a reason for the closure.
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PA)--The Enid Police Department is asking owners of businesses and other properties with registered alarm systems to update their key holder information. EPD officials said the department has been having issues on alarm calls recently, especially during the overnight hours, due to outdated key holder information. Police respond to all alarm calls if the alarm system is registered with EPD, and time can be of the essence in cases of true emergencies. As part of EPD’s response, a representative of the business or property needs to be contacted to determine the cause of the alarm, whether due to an emergency or issue such as a power surge. To make that contact, EPD maintains a list of all businesses and properties with registered alarm systems that also includes contact information for someone responsible for maintaining that location’s security. Up to five people can be listed. The information is confidential and will not be shared beyond first responders. To update business key holder information or to register, visit www.enid.org/services/ police/business-key-holder-registration.
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RW)--City of Enid Engineering Department announced that utility contractors will be closing a portion of South Cleveland by Sunset Plaza Shopping Mall today. This closure will begin in the outside, northbound lane of South Cleveland and then change to the outside, southbound lane of South Cleveland. The closure will last for approximately 2 hours in both directions and will allow utility contractors to locate existing utilities. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted traffic control signs and to drive with extreme caution in this area during the construction effort.
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SP)--This Friday the Enid Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies will be conducting saturation patrols with an emphasis on impaired driving. It's all part of the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. You’ll see officers working together through January 1st to take drunk drivers off the roads. 10,142 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2019, accounting for nearly one-third of traffic crash fatalities. As you head out to the holiday festivities, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
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BB)--Bennie’s Barn is inviting community members to enjoy Christmas-themed activities during the Sleigh Rides with Santa this weekend. The eighth annual Sleigh Rides with Santa, which will be 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Bennie’s Barn, 4914 E. Rupe, will feature hay, horse and sleigh rides; bounce houses; petting and feeding horses; crafts; writing letters to Santa Claus and more. Chip Baker, executive director of Bennie’s Barn, said Sleigh Rides with Santa started as a way to introduce the facility, horses and therapeutic riding programs to the Enid community. Tickets, sold at the event, are $5 per person and include all activities except for pony rides and food. Pony rides are $2 per person. All of the proceeds this year will go toward horse maintenance and scholarship funds. For more information about Sleigh Rides with Santa or Bennie’s Barn, visit https://benniesbarn.org.
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