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KGWA Local News Monday 02.12.24

SC)--The Feb. 18 performance of Dinosaur World Live at Stride Bank Center has been canceled. SBC officials said, “Production and logistical issues beyond our control are prohibiting the show from continuing on as planned. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused to our patrons, and we are sharing this as soon as it was confirmed with us.” Refunds automatically will be issued to purchase methods.

 

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SO)--The Enid Police Department is notifying the public that a sex offender has registered with the department. 30 year-old Danny Hart was convicted of lewd or indecent proposals/acts to a child in June in Garfield County. Hart is a white male, 5-foot, 5-inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Hart is registered as a transient in Enid area and is required to check-in weekly with the department. Hart is not wanted for any crimes and has registered with the department as is required by law.

 

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LC)--City of Enid officials said there will be a lane closure beginning this week in the east bound lane on West Chestnut between North Garland Road and North Oakwood Road allowing contractors to install a new waterline. This closure will last approximately three months. As always, motorists are encouraged to follow posted detour and traffic control signs and to drive with extreme caution in this area during the construction effort. 

 

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KS)--Enid Police are investigating an incident involving a substitute teacher that was categorized as battery that happened at Monroe Elementary School on Wednesday. School officials notified parents after the incident, and then again Thursday saying Wednesdays substitute incident in a Monroe fourth grade class, was initially investigated by EPS Campus Police and then handed it off to EPD. A heavily redacted report on the incident issued Friday lists five students as victims: two boys, both age 9, and three girls, one 9-year-old and two 10-year-olds. The report also lists Monroe Principal Amara Detrick as a victim. The suspect is listed only as white male on the EPD report. All other information was redacted. Jane Johnson, Enid Public Schools director of human resources and communications, also released a statement Thursday stating “Enid Public Schools was made aware of an incident involving a substitute this week. The substitute is no longer working in EPS schools and the Enid Police Department is investigating the matter. Personnel matters cannot be discussed beyond these details.”

 

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GH)--Enid’s Firefighter of the Year and Police Officer of the Year were honored recently by Dr. Richard DeVaughn and the DeVaughn Foundation. Enid Police Department Officer of the Year is Shawn Aebi, and Enid Fire Department Firefighter of the Year is Lt. Matt Toews. The awards given by the DeVaughn Foundation are in honor of Stephen DeVaughn, who died in 2015, and who dedicated his life to his community and country. He was an agent for the U.S. Treasury Department Customs Division and served with the Secret Service. He also was a special agent in charge of the New Orleans, New York City and Criminal Divisions of Custom Enforcement. After retiring as director of criminal investigation in Washington, D.C., he moved to Enid in 2000, where he served as a chairman for both the Police and Fire Civil Service Commissions.

 

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AM)--United Way of Northwest Oklahoma will host its 90th anniversary annual meeting and awards ceremony April 18 in the Grand Ballroom at Stride Bank Center. The meeting will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will feature lunch, special presentations, the 2023-24 campaign totals and special announcements about the 2024-25 campaign chairs, 90th theme and plans for the year. David and Jennifer Lawrence served as 2023-24 chairs for the campaign. Highlights of the United Way’s campaign came in the form of pledges, contributions and donated gifts of stock. A number of events also raised funds for the campaign including a Golf Tournament, the Bacon Bash, the Pillar’s Club Dinner, the public campaign kickoff and the Chili Cook-Off. United Way funds help support 14 partner agencies. Funds also support research to identify human service needs throughout Enid and Northwest Oklahoma communities and help accountable health and human services agencies meet those needs by improving health, safety, education and economic well-being of the area's most vulnerable citizens. April 12 is the deadline to RSVP for the event. The cost to attend is $35 per person or $350 for a table for eight. Contact Kim at the United Way office at (580)237-0821 or email kim@unitedwayenid.org. For information about United Way of Northwest Oklahoma, go online to www.unitedwayenid.org.

 

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