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KGWA Local News Friday 03.17.23

CD)--Enid Police Department officers arrested a local man Thursday night following a nearly six-hour standoff in which the man is accused of firing shots at officers. Police officials said 40 year-old Walter Lee Hill Jr. was arrested on six complaints of assault and battery with a deadly weapon upon a police officer, possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction, resisting arrest and other outstanding felony warrants. According to the report, EPD officers responded just after 3:50 Thursday afternoon to the 1200 block of East Elm after receiving a report of a man firing a gun in the air. Officers were unable to find the man. Then just before 4:30, police received a second call reporting shots fired in the area of 12th and Cypress. Upon arrival, officers and detectives were told by a resident the shots were fired in a residence at 421 N. 12th. When they approached the house, officers and detectives were told by a woman she was shot at by Hill inside the house. Authorities said as officers formed a perimeter and made announcements to Hill, he fired shots through a west-facing window toward officers. Several officers then returned fire. No one was struck or injured by the gunfire. EPD’s SWAT Unit was called to the scene, along with deputies from Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and officers from North Enid Police Department and Waukomis Police Department. Officers spoke with Hill via phone several times during the standoff but were unable to convince him to surrender. After several hours, gas canisters were deployed. Members of Payne County Sheriff’s Office drove their armored vehicle to the scene to assist, and as they arrived, Hill surrendered to officers and was taken in to custody just after 9:40 last night..


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WF)--The City of Enid is taking nominations for recipients for the 2023 “Walk of Fame” Award to be presented in September during the celebration of the Cherokee Strip Days. The Walk of Fame is an award given by the Mayor and Board of Commissioners of the City of Enid to individuals that have made significant contributions to the Enid community. To be considered for the Walk of Fame, a person shall:


*Have demonstrated a lifetime of service to the community in general; or


*Have made an extraordinary contribution or act of selflessness or statesmanship for Enid.


Nominations will be accepted in the Office of the City Clerk until 5:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, May 31. Nominations received after that time will be retained for consideration the following year. The Walk of Fame committee will review the nominations, consider those persons who meet the criteria outlined above, and perform any needed investigation to insure appropriateness. The Committee may also consider persons who do not receive nominations. Information may be obtained in the office of the City Clerk at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Municipal Complex.


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BC)--The 4th Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) will hold an awareness benefit concert on Saturday at Settlers Brewing Company featuring Nashville artist Jake Gill. The 4th Judicial District CASA is a nonprofit organization that walks side by side with a child when they are removed from a home due to abuse or neglect. The group is seeking sponsors and monetary tax deductible donations to cover the cost of the Rock for a Cause event. The $500 title sponsor will get title event naming rights, VIP seating for six and a sponsor mention in all media. A $100 table sponsor receives VIP seating for six and sponsor mention in all media. A $50 sponsor receives sponsor mention in all media. Admission to the concert is free, and door prizes will be offered. To sponsor, contact (580) 242-1153.


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A)-- People 60 years of age or older will have the opportunity to receive free legal aid advice and counseling locally next week. Long Term Care Authority of Enid Area Agency on Aging will have an informative presentation at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 23 at RSVP Senior Center, 202 W. Walnut, on senior aging documents. Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, will be available at the event to answer questions about preparing a will and power of attorney, as well as many other topics. Additionally there will be information about services LTCA of Enid AAA offers locally. The event is free to the public.



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