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    WA)---A Hennessey man is being treated in a Wichita hospital following a crash this morning in Woods County. 46 year-old Octavio Pina was airlifted to St. Francis Medical Center where he was admitted in stable condition for treatment of leg injuries. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said Pina was injured when his pickup struck the Kenworth semi driven by 37 year-old Jesse Dwayne Tune of Enid on US 64 at the junction of SH-50 in Woods County. According to the report, both vehicles were westbound on 64 just before 7:00 this morning, when the semi slowed to turn and was struck by the pickup. Tune was not injured. Pina was cited for unsafe speed.   

     

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    SF)—The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information from the public about a suspicious fire that occurred Saturday night near Fairmont. Sheriff Jerry Niles told the Enid News and Eagle the fire began sometime between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the home in the 9500 block of East Southgate. The fire reportedly started somewhere inside the residence, which had been unoccupied for several years. The Fairmont Fire Department responded to the scene, but the home was destroyed. Niles said a blue vehicle was seen leaving the area shortly after the fire. Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (580) 237-0244.

     

     

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    WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials say three inmates who walked away from two minimum-security prisons have been recaptured. Authorities say 19-year-old Dylan Trecker and 30-year-old William Snail were discovered missing this morning from the William S. Key Correctional Center in Fort Supply. The corrections department says Trecker and Snail were discovered earlier today near Woodward riding stolen four-wheelers on a highway. Both were apprehended without incident. Trecker was convicted in Pottawatomie County for burglary and concealing stolen property, while Snail was convicted in Delaware County of arson and burglary. In a separate case, 39-year-old Robert Janni walked away Sunday from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite. The corrections department says Janni was captured Monday in Altus while riding a stolen bicycle. Janni was convicted in LeFlore County of burglary.

     

     

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    FA)--A fatality accident Saturday evening in Logan County resulted in the death of two people, including a Hennessey woman. The crash occurred just before 7:20 Saturday night at the intersection of State Highway 33 and Western and is under investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Authorities said 62 year-old Joseph Vadder of Hennessey was driving a car that collided with a pickup driven by 34 year old Michael Kangeter of Guthrie. Joseph Vadder was admitted to the OU Medical Center in stable condition with trunk, arm and leg injuries. His passenger, 60 year old Rebecca Vadder of Hennessey died at the OU Trauma Center of injuries sustained in the accident. Michael Kangeter was transported to OU Medical Center and admitted in critical condition with head, trunk, arm and leg injuries.  His passenger, 35 year old Erube Rodriguez of Guthrie, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another passenger, 21 year old Baylor Heflin of Guthrie, was admitted to OU Medical Center with head, trunk, arm and leg injuries.

     

     

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    AG)--32 year old Jon Brandon Houston of Crescent was arrested by Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies Sunday on several complaints.  Authorities said Houston was driving on Breckenridge Road when he was pulled over for equipment violation. That's when they discovered the pickup he was driving had been reported stolen from Custer County on September 17th. Houston reportedly gave deputies a false name, then once he was placed into the patrol car, he was able to escape, for a few minutes.  He tried to run, still handcuffed, but was restrained quickly. Houston was booked into the Garfield County Jail on complaints of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, false impersonation, escape from arrest and driving under suspension, along with warrant holds from Kingfisher County and Payne County for larceny of a motor vehicle and felony bogus check.

     

     

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    IA)--54 year-old Ronald Gene Churchill of Oklahoma City was injured in a traffic accident Saturday night at 6:40 pm in Grant County.  According to the report, Churchill was driving his pickup northbound on a county road when he struck a semi driven by 28 year-old Nicholas Keith Bias of Norman. Churchill was pinned for 30 minutes before being extricated.  Bias was not injured in the accident.  Churchill was listed in critical condition with head, trunk, arm and leg injuries.

     

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    BO)—Enid Police are seeking information about two women seen on video abandoning two malnourished dogs outside the Enid Animal Control Shelter late last week. According to EPD Captain Jack Morris the department received a call Thursday night reporting the dogs abandoned in front of the shelter. After running off, the dogs were located Friday morning by Animal Control officers. Video from the shelter shows two white women, one brunette and one redhead removing the animals from a red SUV shortly after 6:30 Thursday evening, placing a cup of water for the dogs and driving off. Anyone having information regarding the two women are asked to contact Enid Police at (580) 242-7000.  

     

     

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    YW)--If you've been putting off those last yard cleanups before winter comes, you need to hurry up. The last green polycart yard waste collection for this year will be September 24th. The city of Enid will resume seasonal green polycart collection March 25. For information, call the Solid Waste Services department at 616-7300.

     

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    TB)--Vance Air Force Base will present the high-energy, active duty, Air Force Entertainment show Tops In Blue at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Chisholm Trail Expo Center. Tops In Blue is the Air Force's premier entertainment showcase for the entire family. It brings the best in music, dance and comedy in 90 minutes of non-stop live entertainment. Sponsors are being sought to financially support this 60th anniversary concert, which is free and open to the public. Businesses that would like to contribute can contact Ruth Ann Replogle, 71 FSS marketing director, at 213-7950. Sponsors who donate $250 or more will receive tickets for reserved seats on the floor, among other perks.

     

     

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    EE)--The City of Enid has launched a new website, www.EnvisionEnid.com to gather ideas from the community about Enid’s future. Officials said the website acts like a virtual townhall, enabling Enid’s residents to share their ideas 24 hours a day. Residents of Enid should visit EnvisionEnid.com to create an account and share their ideas. City of Enid Planning Administrator Chris Bauer said Envision Enid is the name of the City’s new comprehensive plan that is currently under development. The comprehensive plan is the overarching policy of the City of Enid and addresses everything from infrastructure investments and development decisions to education, health and social services. The plan will create a vision for the future of Enid and outline coordinated policies and recommendations to steer the city towards achieving the vision. The website is one of several ways to contribute the plan.

     

     

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    OP)--The Aging Services at the Long Term Care Authority of Enid needs volunteers for the Ombudsman Program in Garfield County as well as Kingfisher, Blaine, Major, Alfalfa, Grant, Kay and Noble counties.  Ombudsman volunteers advocate for residents in Long Term Care Facilities.  This includes nursing homes, residential care and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen help to improve the quality of care available to these residents. They assist residents in resolving complaints and problems. Volunteers are asked to visit residents for only 2 hours each week and attend a monthly meeting.  Training can be offered individually or in small groups. Interested individuals from any of the mentioned counties are urged to contact, Julie Torson, Ombudsman Supervisor to learn how they can become an Ombudsman Volunteer at 580-237-2236.

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