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KGWA Local News Friday 04.28.23

CG)—An Enid man has been charged with endangering other while eluding police, driving without a valid driver’s license and driving without headlights. 25 year-old Dillon Carl Smith is being held on $15,000 bond. According to the report, Smith was arrested after leading Enid Police on a miles-long high speed pursuit that began around 4:25 Monday morning on West Garriott. Police said Smith hit speeds of up to 120 mph while leading police on an 18-mile long winding chase through local neighborhoods and as far south as Waukomis, before ending when Smith crashed his vehicle in to a pole in an alley on West Maine. No one was injured in the incident.


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IC)--A Hockley, Texas, man was injured Thursday in a two-vehicle accident in Alfalfa County near Cherokee. 62 year-old Marty Allen Crowl was admitted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan., in stable condition with internal trunk injuries. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said the accident happened at 2:45 Thursday afternoon on U.S. 64 near the intersection with State Highway 8 about 2 miles north of Cherokee. According to the report, Crowl was westbound on U.S. 64 when he ran the stop sign at Highway 8 while attempting to pass a 2018 Ram 3500 pickup driven by 29 year-old Brock Thomas White of Earlville, Iowa. Due to oncoming traffic, Crowl swerved back into the westbound lane and hit the passenger side of a stock trailer White was pulling. White was not injured, but a horse in the trailer was taken to a local veterinary clinic with leg injuries. The report lists Crowl’s condition at the time of the accident as “odor of alcohol” and the cause of the accident as DUI.


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FF)--All First Responders and Medical Care professional are invited to join us today for Free Food Friday. My Country 103.1 KOFM, Talk 100.9 KGWA and Jiffy Trip are teaming up to provide free BBQ. We’ll he handing out delicious Jiffy Trip barbeque to all first responders and medical care professionals from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. today at the Jiffy Trip at Cleveland and Garriott. Free Food Friday brought to you by Shuree Hix State Farm, Culligan Water of Enid, Jiffy Trip and KGWA/KOFM.


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AD)--In celebration of Arbor Day and as a designated Tree City USA, the City of Enid will have a tree planting ceremony at Government Springs Park South Ballpark at 11:00 this morning. Each year the Enid Tree Board members plan an annual event and invite a classroom to assist with those plantings to encourage a love for trees and to provide an opportunity to be involved in a hands-on environmentally rewarding educational experience. This year, the tree board will plant three Leyland Cypress trees at the ballpark at Government Springs South with students from Carver Early Childhood Center.


The tree board has a downloadable “Tree Care and Selection Guide” on the City website: According to the guide, some of the best trees for Enid are Bald cypress, Lacebark elm, Cedar elm, Chinese pistache, hackberry, Shumard oak, Shantung maple, Oklahoma redbud, Bur oak, American holly, Loblolly pine, and Caddo sugar maple.


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KE)--Kites will fill the sky at Richard Dermer Memorial Flying Field this weekend during the 2023 Kites Over Enid Festival. It is the seventh year for the festival. The event will be Saturday and Sunday at the field behind Autry Technology Center. Phillip Whitaker, organizer of the event, said 45 kite fliers will be on hand to launch their kites. Members of the public also are invited to fly their kites both days. Activities will be held each day 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Whitaker also is president of American Kitefliers Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing kite flying with the world. AKA has announced its 2023 national convention will return to Enid, Oct. 9-14.


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DM)--Enid Mayor-elect David Mason has announced a new show he will be hosting twice a month on the city of Enid’s Facebook page. Mason will be sworn in as mayor on Monday, along with city commissioners beginning new terms. The city of Enid posted the first show this week with outgoing Mayor George Pankonin as Mason’s guest. Mason said the show will feature him answering questions from Enid residents. Each show will last about 10 minutes. People will be able to send in questions, Mason said. And he’ll try to keep the public informed of the things going on they have interest in. He said he also will invite city commissioners to appear with him on the show to talk about things happening in their wards. Mason previously served as city commissioner for Ward 6. Residents who would like to submit questions can email To catch the first show, go to


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