City of Enid Event officials announced today the street closures for First Friday and the Chisholm Foundation Glow Run set for April 5, 2019. The closures are scheduled to take place between 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Washington will be closed from Maple to Randolph. Randolph and Maine will be closed from Independence to Grand. Grand and Independence will be closed from Randolph to Maine. The Glow Run through downtown Enid begins at 8:00 pm. This is a 5K chip-timed event, as well as a fun run. Proceeds will be used to benefit the Chisholm Foundation in support of educational excellence throughout the Chisholm Public School District.
After passing the House by a wide margin last month, a bill allowing school boards to permit certain personnel to carry handguns on campus is awaiting Senate approval. Under the bill, dubbed the Local School Protection Bill, Oklahoma school boards could decide whether to allow authorized personnel to be armed on school grounds, provided they have a reserve peace officer certification or a valid handgun license. The measure was approved 72-25 by the House.
A Perkins man was charged this week in Garfield County District Court with a single count of home repair fraud. The felony filed Monday accuses James Heath Curry, 36, of willfully and unlawfully entering into a "consumer transaction for home repair" with a woman and then required payment at a price that "unreasonably" exceeded the value of the repair and materials earlier this year. Curry faces up to five years in prison, a fine of $5,000 or both.
Gov. Kevin Stitt chose a former chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court to serve as the next member of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Steven W. Taylor was appointed by Stitt on Wednesday morning to serve a nine-year term on the state's coordinating board for higher education. The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.