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The number of cumulative COVID-19 cases surpassed 500 in Garfield County Wednesday, with the Oklahoma State Department of Health reporting 161 of those currently active and 346 recovered. There have been five deaths, all Enid residents, overall in the county.

NORMAN — The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety is rolling out Real ID in Norman as well as in other cities across the state.

When you’re a band kid, the end of summer means a return to the field and working on the band block. That hasn’t changed. But the Stillwater High School Pioneer marching band has had to make adjustments this year to increase social distance and limit contact, thanks to COVID-19.

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Police arrested a 42-year-old Enid man after he led officers on a chase that reached in excess of 100 mph in parts of the city Saturday following an attempted traffic stop for running a stoplight at Garriott and Van Buren, according to Enid Police Department.

The District 18 District Attorney’s office in McAlester will be closed to the public after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

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As a growing number of districts implement nontraditional schedules or mandate virtual school, parents are facing the difficult dilemma of how to tackle the unexpected full-time responsibilities of educating their children while continuing to financially support their families.

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This weekend saw an extended family getting back together, as the annual Hanor Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ saw hundreds descend on Enid to cook, judge and eat barbecue just like old times.

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Tracy Bittle, executive director at Leonardo's Children's Museum, told
Governor Kevin Stitt the pandemic could not have hit at a worse time for her nonprofit ... Some companies actually saw business increase during the height of the pandemic ... 11 area businesses and nonprofits were represented ...
 

The City of Norman has launched a CARES Act program to help with utility and rent payments for those who experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a prepared statement reads.

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A convicted felon arrested earlier this week by Garfield County Sheriff's Office deputies is facing more than 240 years in prison after deputies seized more than 20 guns from his home on South Imo Road.

The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are encouraging Oklahomans to be safe on the road after speed limits increased on turnpikes and rural interstates.

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An Enid mother was charged this week with felony child neglect after police went to her home and found it covered in animal feces and lacking enough food for the four children living there.

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