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April 8, 2019

Enid Police Department is seeking the public’s help in its investigation of a burglary to an Enid business last month. At 1:47 a.m. March 29, offi­cers responded to Hos­sein’s Store, 757 N. 10th, in reference to an alarm where they found The subjects are seen on surveillance video going to the register counter where they disable the security cameras. Anyone with information leading to the arrest or prosecution of this or any crime can report an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233.

 

Enid Public Schools is working to open its own day care center by next school year, in an effort to provide teachers and district employees with low-cost childcare. As a not-for-profit enterprise, it will be able to offer services for notably less than other options in the Enid area. There is no official estimate yet of what the day care center will cost the district, officials expect it to be “relatively low.”

 

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned amid President Donald Trump's growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border. Trump announced on Sunday in a tweet that U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan would be taking over as acting head of the department. McAleenan is a longtime border official who is well respected by many members of Congress and within the administration. The decision to name a top immigration officer to the post reflects Trump's priority for the sprawling department founded to combat terrorism following the Sept. 11 attacks.

 

The Oklahoma Senate has moved at a slow pace in confirming Gov. Kevin Stitt’s appointments to his cabinet, state agencies and various boards and commissions as Senate leadership said it seeks a more thorough approach to vetting gubernatorial appointments. With a May 31 end-of-session deadline looming, the Senate has confirmed just two of the 66 appointments Stitt has made thus far. But the pace for confirming gubernatorial appointments is about to pick up, Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat told reporters last week.

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