SS)--Several Enid schools and Oklahoma Bible Academy are taking precautions this morning as police are looking for a suspect in west Enid. Residents are reporting a heavy police presence on Chestnut, Imo and Wheatridge. Enid Public Schools sent out a message to parents and the community confirming that Enid Police Department is looking for a suspect in the northwest area of Enid, and that the district is taking precautions with its schools. "As you may know, the Enid Police Department is currently pursuing a suspect on the west side of our community," the release states. "While this matter is not school related, it does impact our schools and our neighborhoods. Out of an abundance of caution, both Glenwood and Prairie View have been placed on 'lock out,' which means the exterior doors of the school have been locked. Students are continuing as normal with their day inside. Safety is our greatest priority. Local law enforcement will be present near both schools, and we will continue to communicate with EPD about their search as it is ongoing."
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MA)--Enid Police made a number of arrests Wednesday night as they continue to investigate the recent home invasion homicide that occurred September 11th at 413 W. Vine and caused the death Diana Baez. Six people were arrested, and a number of search warrants were also served at various locations in Enid and resulted in the discovery of related evidence. Police identified the arrested as:
• 33 year old Leoncio “Leo” Hernandez of Enid, booked on a complaint of Accessory to Murder.
• 26 year old Luis “Chapo” Macias of Enid, booked on a complaint of Accessory to Murder.
• 47 year old Eva Meraz-Corral of Enid, booked on a complaint of Accessory to Murder.
• 37 year old Lindsey Marie Nash of Enid, booked on complaints of Child Abuse and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute.
• 42 year old Blaine Allen Coleman of Enid, booked on a complaint of Child Abuse.
• And a 15 year old unnamed juvenile booked on a complaint of Obstructing an Officer.
No other specific details are being released as this investigation remains active and ongoing. Police anticipate changes or additions to the charges as the District Attorney’s Office begins to evaluate the case and the investigation progresses. Enid Police ask you report any information to their office at 580-242-7000, or to Crime Stoppers at 580-233-6233.
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AB)--The 72nd Annual United States Air Force Community Ball will be held Saturday, at the Stride Bank Center in downtown Enid. The Honored Speaker for 2019 will be Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Tod D. Wolters. The Anniversary Ball is an open to the public, community wide celebration as the Greater Enid Community and Vance AFB celebrate the 72 years of their unified partnership and success. For tickets and information, call the Stride Bank Center box office at 855-TIX-ENID.
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MM)--Motor Mania is back at Leonardo’s at 200 East Maple this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event is $5 for members and $9 for non-members. Leonardo’s parking lot will be jam-packed full of spectacular motorized vehicles kids are always wanting to see but are warned to be careful around. This event is all about learning in a fun, hands-on way. Kids will be able to crawl inside of the vehicles with the supervision of the drivers and get to ask as many questions as they want and see everything from the drivers’ point of view. Lunch will be provided, and there will be a parade at noon.
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KG)--Grammy and American Music Award Winner Kenny G will perform live Sunday at Stride Bank Center in downtown Enid. Stride Bank Center General Manager announced the event this morning. Routinely making the pop, R&B and jazz charts during the 1980s and 1990s, Kenny G‘s sound became a staple on adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio stations. Kenny G’s total album sales top 30 million copies. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at StrideBankCenter.com, 855.TIX.ENID or at Stride Bank Center Box Office.
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CA)--High school students applying for college and their parents are invited to attend “What You Need to Know to Apply for College” at the Enid Public Library. The discussion panel will be held on Monday at 5:30 p.m. Representatives from Northern Oklahoma College-Enid, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and Oklahoma State University will be here to talk about the admissions process and financial aid. They will also be answering any questions students and their parents may have. To learn more about this and other events at the library, visit the library’s website at enid.okpls.org. The Enid Public Library is located at 120 W Maine, Enid, OK 73701.
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WW)--Integris is hosting a free lunch and learn at noon September 25th about medical marijuana in the work place. It will be held in the Northeast conference room of Integris at 600 South Monroe. Learn how cannabis can affect employee's ability to work, drive, and function, and discover policies you should have in your workplace regarding the use of marijuana and cannabis-related products. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Tami Buss at 580-548-1162 to register.
CP)--There’s no better way to spend an evening than fun at the park with family and friends. The City of Enid's Camping in the Park at Meadowlake is Friday, September 27th. There will be an evening of games, a scavenger hunt, and chomping down on s’mores. After a night hike and some sleep, breakfast will be in order. To wrap up the fun, there will be more games and kids will get to make bird feeders. Register yourself and everyone that will be in your tent for the event to make sure you’re on the list at Enid.org/ParkReservations.
LF)--Loaves & Fishes of Northwest Oklahoma is inviting the community to take action to end hunger this month, recognized nationally as Hunger Action Month. The local agency also is seeking volunteers for its annual fall food drive, set for Sept. 29. Hunger Action Month is an initiative of Feeding America, a Chicago-based nonprofit that works with a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries nationwide, providing food to an estimated one in seven Americans. Loaves & Fishes is giving the community an opportunity participate in Hunger Action Month with a full calendar of ideas to help fight hunger in the community. The September calendar of Hunger Action Month activities is available online at http://www.loavesandfishesnwok.org/hunger-action-month.html. Ideas on the calendar include volunteering at Loaves & Fishes, wearing orange to promote hunger awareness, and small tips like donating peanut butter to Loaves & Fishes on Sept. 13, National Peanut Day.
FM)--KGWA has added an FM frequency to carry its programming. In addition to the traditional 960 AM, the station’s programming now can be heard on 100.9 FM in the greater Enid area. We are pleased to have our local shows, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Oklahoma University athletics and all of the other news, talk, weather and sports right in the middle of the FM dial. All the programming will now be accessible to those listeners who exclusively use FM. The signal will cover Enid and the greater part of Garfield County.” KGWA AM and FM, along with KOFM-FM, are owned and operated by Enid-based Williams Broadcasting.
GC)--ZZ Top will perform their 50th Anniversary Tour at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Stride Bank Center in Enid. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at StrideBankCenter.com, 855.TIX.ENID or at the Stride Bank Center Box Office.
UW)—The official kickoff of the United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma’s 2019-2020 Campaign is still weeks away, but preparation is underway. This year’s Annual Campaign is being chaired by Seth and Christy Skidmore. The goal for this year’s campaign is $700,000.