Yesterday was the final State of the City address for outgoing mayor Bill Shewey that was held at the Stride Bank Center ballroom. In his address, Shewey went over the successes of the city over the past 12 months including the Kaw Lake Project, The renovations at Vance Air Force Base, and the improvements in city infrastructure such as road construction. Former Governor Frank Keating was also on hand and addressed the audience by praising the hospitality and generosity of the community. After the governors speech, Mayor Shewey presented Governor Keating with a donation to the American Indian Cultural Center as a thank you for coming to Enid.
Enid City Commission on Tuesday approved an agreement for mutual aid and law enforcement assistance between Enid Police Department and the town of Lahoma. The agreement was approved without discussion during the regular meeting. Under the agreement, EPD officers will serve as law enforcement officers upon the request of Lahoma and approval of EPD Chief Brian O'Rourke.
A 45-year-old Enid businessman was charged Tuesday in Garfield County District Court with attempted extortion for threatening his business partner's life if the man did not relinquish his share of ownership in a business. Travis Blake Morgan was charged with felony attempted extortion and misdemeanor assault and battery. Morgan faces up to two years in prison on the felony charge and up to 90 days in prison and/or a fine of up to $1,000 on the misdemeanor.
French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Tuesday to rebuild Paris' beloved Notre Dame Cathedral "even more beautifully" after a raging fire destroyed its spire and its roof but spared most of the structure, including the church's twin medieval bell towers. Macron said he wanted to see the renovation of the beloved Roman Catholic architectural landmark completed within five years.