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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tulsa police released the names of the shooter and victims of Wednesday's mass shooting that left five dead, including the shooter, at a hospital.

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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.

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❝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

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❝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

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❝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

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❝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 

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❝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

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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.

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❝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.

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❝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 

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❝It’s a requirement of the school, but the mindset is to have the attitude of a servant.❞

Oklahoma Bible Academy Senior Blake Miller 

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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.

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❝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

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❝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

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❝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

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❝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

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❝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, 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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