EH)--An Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect for the entire KGWA listening area each afternoon and evening this week. It will be dangerously hot, with daytime highs in the low triple digits and the Heat Index up to 115 degrees. There is expected to be some relief on Sunday with a cool front dropping highs to around 90 degrees.
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FF)--A man wanted by authorities in Garfield County for domestic assault and battery was taken into custody by authorities in Kansas early this morning. 42 year-old Jack Andrew Morey II, who was considered armed and dangerous and had made threats toward law enforcement, was arrested on complaints of Aggravated Domestic Assault and Battery in the Presence of a Minor, and Possession of a Firearm after Felony Conviction.
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CD)-- An Enid man was arrested Friday, after police said he attempted to abduct a 13-year-old boy from a bus stop. According to Enid Police Department officials, 44 year-old John Christian Gravlee was arrested about 8:00 Friday morning in the 500 block of West Birch on complaints of attempted child stealing, impersonating an officer and theft of property. He also was arrested on a complaint of violating a protective order on an unrelated case. Officers were called to the scene by the teen’s mother after the boy had been contacted by Gravlee twice over the past two days. The teen told officers Gravlee approached him Thursday afternoon and again Friday morning and asked him if he was his son. The teen told Gravlee he was not. On Friday, Gravlee reportedly attempted to entice him into his vehicle, offering him a ride. The teen did not get in the vehicle and, after missing the bus, went home. The woman said after her son arrived home, Gravlee began loudly knocking on the door. Officers spoke with Gravlee, who said his son was missing and the teen “looks identical” to his son. When asked for his identification, Gravlee provided officers with a DoD ID card belonging to a woman. Gravlee then was taken into custody and booked on the complaints.
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FG)--Main Street Enid awarded Gaslight Theatre a $10,000 Competitive Facade Renovation Reimbursement Grant with the help of History Maker donations and matching funds from Enid Regional Development Alliance and Edward Jones. The funds have been used to renovate the facade of The Turpin at Gaslight Theatre, a project that started in 2020. For the last three years and through the pandemic, Gaslight Theatre has worked to complete the first step in its capital campaign renovations. The Turpin at Gaslight Theatre is the first out of four phases that will transform the building. Gaslight Theatre’s planned renovations cover the theater, top to bottom and front to back. For more information about the project and Gaslight’s Capital Campaign, go to bit.ly/GaslightCampaign or call the box office at (580) 234-2307.Main Street Enid Facade Renovation Reimbursement Grants are available thanks to Edward Jones, Enid Regional Development Alliance and History Makers who have donated. The annual campaign normally runs April to June and any person can donate $100 or more. ERDA and Edward Jones match those donations up to $5,000 each, allowing Main Street Enid to grant $15,000 or more to facade renovations. More information can be found at www.mainstreetenid.org/history-makers.
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RG)--The public is invited to the Sons & Daughters of Liberty monthly meeting Thursday at Blaze’s Barbecue. Organizers said the group is designed for those who are civic-minded. Those attending can gather and eat dinner at 6:00 p.m., with the meeting starting at 7:00. The August meeting will feature Oklahoma Sen. Roland Pederson, who serves Enid and northcentral Oklahoma constituents in District 19. Most meetings center on elected officials and offices. Those wishing more information can contact Vicki at (580) 977-8585 or can attend one of the monthly sessions, which are normally held on the third Thursday of the month.
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