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April 16, 2019

Paris firefighters declared victory Tuesday, saying that the devastating Notre Dame Cathedral fire was officially put out after an intense effort to save the world famous house of worship in the French capital.  The Paris Fire Service announced on Twitter that firefighters "came to grips with" the blaze at 3:30 a.m Tuesday, more than 12 hours after nearly 400 firefighters had battled the inferno that altered the city's skyline. Two policemen and one firefighter had been slightly injured, according to the fire service.  The cathedral's iconic twin bell towers were visibly intact. The 18th century organ that boasts 8,000 pipes also appeared to have survived, along with other treasures inside the structure as first reported by CNN


Kennedy Street between Birch Avenue and Cedar Avenue will be closed on Tuesday April 16, 2019 at 8am until 4pm to install a new water line across the road. Officials estimate the road to be closed approximately eight hours from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Tuesday, April 16 according to the City of Enid Engineering Officials in an announcement on Monday.


Greater Enid Parent Legislative Action Committee is hosting its second meeting Thursday, featuring guest speaker Shawn Hime, director of Oklahoma State School Board Association. The meeting will be 6 p.m. in the Autry Technology Center lectorium. Before taking over as OSSBA director, Hime served as the superintendent of Enid Public Schools. During his visit with the PLAC, Hime will discuss the state education budget and other education bills remaining in the Legislature, Greater Enid PLAC founder Roxanne Pollard said.


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.


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