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April 15, 2019

Enid Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating the suspect involved in a theft at Lucky Mart on March 29. Officers were dispatched to Lucky Mart, 802 E. Broadway, in reference to a theft. The clerk told officers a man came into the store and took an item without paying. Video surveillance shows the man grabbed the item and put it in his pocket before leaving the store without paying. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233 

 

The North Van Buren railroad overpass currently being reconstructed will be named Veterans Memorial Bridge and will be adorned with more than 80 American flags on holidays and special occasions, thanks to a project of Enid A.M. AMBUCS. Oklahoma Transportation Commission awarded a $10.9 million contract last June to Bridges Inc., doing business as Scudder Bridge Co., of Newton, Kan., to demolish and rebuild both spans of the overpass. AMBUCS said the flag project is slated to move forward as soon as construction is complete on the bridge

 

Gov. Kevin Stitt is making progress on the ever-growing stack of bills on his desk, but has yet to issue his first gubernatorial veto. Stitt, who is in his first year as governor, has signed 36 bills so far this session. He also has 17 bills — 22 from the House and 14 from the Senate — on his desk awaiting action. Earlier this session, Stitt signed bills that expanded his executive power over hiring the heads of five major state agencies. He also signed the permitless carry bill that allows people to openly carry firearms without a background check or training.

 

President Donald Trump wants to explore a twice-rejected proposal to send migrants to "sanctuary cities," but that is not the preferred solution to fix the straining immigration system, the White House said Sunday. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said it was one of many options, though she hoped Congress would work with the president on a comprehensive immigration overhaul. The Trump administration is dealing with an ever-increasing number of Central American migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, an influx that has pushed the immigration system to the breaking point.

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