A day after Oklahoma assistant head football coach Cale Gundy announced his resignation, the school said Gundy uttered what it called a racially charged word multiple times during a film session last week. Gundy had been with the program as an assistant since 1999. He announced his resignation Sunday in a social media post, and the school confirmed it with a statement shortly thereafter. Oklahoma sent out another statement on Monday giving more details about the incident.
Multiple fire departments were fighting several fires Friday night, Aug. 5, 2022, in southeast Garfield County, northern Logan County and northern Kingfisher County, according to Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.
President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 again, slightly more than three days after he was cleared to exit coronavirus isolation. Medical authorities say such "rebound” infections following treatment with an anti-viral drug are rare. White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor reports that Biden isn't showing symptoms and feels well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most rebound cases remain mild and that severe disease during that period hasn't been reported. The White House says Biden will follow CDC guidelines and isolate for at least five days.
Kathryn Juanita Green, 32, entered the Alford plea — which is a guilty plea in which a defendant maintains their innocence but admits the prosecution has sufficient evidence to find them guilty if brought to trial — on two counts of child neglect, one count of unauthorized disposal of a corpse, one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, one count of desecration of a human corpse and one count of obstructing an officer.
Woodward County Emergency Management has issued an evacuation warning for some areas north and east of Mooreland. Woodward County sheriff's deputies and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are moving in to assist.
FAIRVIEW, Okla. — A Fairview woman was arrested Tuesday, July 19, 2022, for taking part in the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol.
President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, underscoring the persistence of the highly contagious virus as new variants challenge the nation's efforts to resume normalcy after two and a half years of pandemic disruptions.
Great Salt Plains Health will break ground July 21 on a new $2.7 million pediatric and family medicine clinic and officially announce expansion of its existing facility on South 30th to include dental care.
Cause of the blaze that started at Don’s Doors, 362 Willow Place, at 2:26 p.m. still is undetermined, Enid Fire Marshal Ken Helms said Monday morning.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The founders of Epic Charter Schools were arrested and booked on numerous felony charges Thursday morning.
The Plainsmen defeated Sand Springs, 13-12, for the second time in two days to claim the 6A east regional and advance to the tournament in Oklahoma City.
Dorhee Ventura Wofford, with his attorney Tim Beebe, appeared before District Judge Paul Woodward on Thursday morning, May 5, 2022, to plead guilty to three charges in connection to the 2020 death of Nestor Garcia Ramirez.
❝It was so satisfying and heart-warming to see the progress the children made when they felt safe and were given some education and support.❞
Meri Spurlock, 2021 YWCA Volunteer of the Year
Enid police have a 51-year-old man in custody as part of an ongoing investigation into the sexual assault and homicide of a 2-year-old child that occurred early Thursday, April 28, 2022 at a local hotel.
❝It’s a volunteer position, but we need them, we desperately need them. We need a diversity of volunteers. We need them in Kingfisher and Blaine and Woodward and Grant. All the counties are needing representation.❞
Fourth Judicial District CASA Volunteer Coordinator Alyson Burrow
❝They know it’s our battle, and we can’t give up the fight. We have to find a way to keep them coming and have a collaborated effort to keep them coming.❞
— Clifford Porter, Booker T. Washington Center’s executive director
❝Hopefully, if our numbers continue to increase, we’d like to do some things like a Bingo night or expand to have a Buncko group. We get calls all the time of, ❛Is there anything I can come to.❜❞
RSVP Senior Center Director Kim Blankenship
❝I love teaching art to adults and children. I will always have a love for art and especially watercolors.❞
Tom Boepple, local artist
❝A lot of people think that Rotary is a checkbook club or a knife and fork lunch club, but to me our club is really about community and really trying to understand what is happening in our community so we can better respond to it.❞
Rotary Club President President Dan Schiedel
❝I just want to make sure that we have great leaders like yourself in the next generation that is going to take over, and you know where we’re coming from and where we’re at.❞
United Way of Northwest Oklahoma executive director and CEO Dan Schiedel
❝If we can make the community a better place — I think that's everybody's purpose. We call it paying our ❛civic rent.❜❞
Hazel Kampschroeder, Enid AM Too board member
The report, compiled from 30 recommendations from several town halls held last fall, found that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness and substance abuse issues in adulthood.
❝We really offer a lot of free community resources and just a lot of those foot-in-the-door opportunities. If I could promote and push Enid Young Professionals to that person who wants to meet someone new but doesn't know how — we are perfect for you.❞
Ali Kirtley, marketing director at PT and Enid Young Professionals board president, chair of communications and co-chair of 10<40.
❝You hear complaints about your town or school, but I try to drown that out. I'm a positive person, I would rather get involved and do something about it — actually putting my effort toward actually making the difference.❞
Businessman and volunteer Jason Turnbow
❝It’s a requirement of the school, but the mindset is to have the attitude of a servant.❞
Oklahoma Bible Academy Senior Blake Miller
June’s primary election would’ve been the third time Caldwell and Venus faced off for the GOP nomination. Venus last unsuccessfully ran for office in 2018 and 2020 against Caldwell, who’s served four terms in the House since 2014.
Supporters and critics alike, meanwhile, are waiting for a much anticipated U.S. Supreme Court ruling later this year that could potentially overhaul the nation’s abortion regulations.
Enid library’s interim director said in accordance with the new exhibit policy, the library would no longer have a display marking national LGBTQ+ Pride Month each June — when policies over the library's book displays last came before the public eye.
❝You see all walks of life, and you even see that people who are doing well have moments where they need help.❞
Enid Salvation Army Capt. David Brittle
❝It’s easy to tell people to eat these foods or exercise, but at the Y (Christianity is) part of our mission, so we wanted to make sure it had equal value.❞
Jerred Unruh, chaplain, Denny Price Family YMCA
❝God loves you where you are and on the way to where you are going.❞
Kelly Cronkhite, pastor, Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church
❝We're planting the seed of the gospel, and we have no idea what will come out of it. We have some good things happen. We have some big things happen.❞
Jerry Rice, farmer and rancher, Fellowship of Christian Farmers International
❝I was at a spiritual low point. I was 20 years old and unsure of my direction. God revealed himself to me, and I decided to make a commitment to change my life.❞
Shonn Keels, pastor, Emmanuel Enid
❝This is the way that I can represent the church in the world. I’m not wanting (community members) to see me — I’m hoping they see God. ... If even one person stops and thinks about God, then it accomplished something.❞
the Rev. John Toles, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
❝It’s pretty amazing isn’t it. I would think it’s because the love they have for the Lord Jesus Christ and his kingdom to continue to find ways to be creative in our Enid community.❞
the Rev. Mark McAdow, senior pastor, Willow View United Methodist Church,
A local church founded in Enid in the early 1900s that once had its own large congregation has become a common home for newer and diverse congregations to meet and worship, and its former pastor couldn’t be more pleased.
Five years and the start of a pandemic later, Ignite the Night, an evening prom event for those with special needs still is going strong, said Dalen McVay, a member of the organizing committee for Ignite the Night.
Update: By 2:30 p.m., the fire was not advancing and Woodward County Emergency Management lifted the evacuation alert for Fort Supply. Crews will continue watch the area and put out hot spots.
After serving as Big 12 Commissioner for the past 10 years, there's an end in sight for Bob Bowlsby.
Keaton Smith was booked into Woods County Jail on a second-degree murder charge, according to OSBI, and an investigation is ongoing.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oklahoma’s two U.S. senators joined a growing list of Republicans who have publicly stated they will vote against confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Each year, local businesses support art and creativity of children through the Enid News & Eagle Design An Ad promotion. Included in this section (actually two sections combined!) are advertisements created by children.
Enid is in an elevated risk for wildfires today, Tuesday, March 30, 2022, and the area could see strong winds and, later tonight, stormy weather, with a low chance for tornadoes.
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❝The plaster is the main reason the sod house has survived so long. It was used for many years by the family.❞
Renee Trindle, curator, Sod House Museum
- Pollard Farms' former ranch manager accused of stealing, selling cattle
- A cool place to be: Froz'n Shakes Mini Golf opens in Enid
- Enid man faces meth trafficking, other charges
- Big Lots nearing return to Enid
- Pond Creek man faces charge of lewd acts in presence of minors
- 10 area departments battle suspected arson fires
- Family, police searching for missing 24-year-old Enid woman
- Waukomis man sentenced in 2 cases on multiple charges
- Chisholm Trail Meats brings meat processing facility to Enid
- Police investigating armed robbery of local marijuana dispensary