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April 30, 2019

Kenwood near the North Van Buren overpass will be closed Tuesday for the rest of the week, according to city of Enid engineering officials. BNSF Railway and Oklahoma Department of Transportation have approved the drilled shaft plan regarding the overpass. Drilling for the new shafts would begin Tuesday, requiring the closure of Kenwood. Travis Rose, vice president of operations for contractor Bridges Inc.d, said the Kenwood closure might extend into next week depending on the weather.


Officials say three children suffered minor injuries when an inflatable bounce house went airborne on a windy day in Oklahoma. The bounce house was in place Saturday for a Muskogee Public Library event at the city's airport. The library says a strong gust of wind picked the bounce house up with three children inside. The library says emergency crews were already on scene for the event, and that the children were "shaken up" but no one was seriously hurt.


An anti-abortion bill that would ask Oklahoma voters to specify the state constitution does not protect the right to an abortion will not advance this legislative session. Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat’s Senate Bill 195 failed to advance through the House before a legislative deadline last week. The proposed amendment to Oklahoma’s constitution would stipulate that no part of the document protects the right to perform or receive an abortion.


Former Vice President Joe Biden's announcement of a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination earned him an 11-point polling bounce, leaving him head and shoulders above the rest of the Democratic candidates. A new CNN poll conducted by SSRS after Biden's announcement on Thursday shows 39% of voters who are Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents saying he is their top choice for the nomination, up from 28% who said the same in March.


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