SO)--The Enid Police Department is notifying the public about several convicted sex offenders living in Enid. Whenever a sex offender, classified as “Aggravated” or “Habitual” moves into a residence, the police department of that jurisdiction is required by state statute to notify the citizens of that neighborhood.
Authorities say Kyle Lee Arter has been classified as an “Aggravated” Sex Offender. Arter was convicted of 2nd Degree Rape in May 2003 in Garfield County. Kyle Arter is a white male, 34 years-old. He is 5’11”, 155 lbs., brown hair and blue eyes. He recently moved and is currently residing at 1013 Wildoak
Gary Rice has been classified as an “Aggravated” Sex Offender. Rice was convicted of Lewd Proposals/Acts to a Child in August 2004 in Garfield County. Rice is a white male, 52 years old. He is 5’11”, 251 lbs., brown hair and hazel eyes. He recently moved and is currently residing at 417 Industrial Dr.
James D. Sellers has been classified as a Level 3 Sex Offender. Sellers was convicted of Lewd or Indecent Proposals/Acts to a Child in Huntsville, Texas in December 1991. Sellers is a white male, 54 years old. He is 5’8” tall and 155 lbs., brown hair and blue eyes. He recently moved and is currently living at 921 Wildoak.
Enid Police say none of the individuals are wanted for any crimes and have registered as a sex offender with the Enid Police Department.
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PP)—A local man is in jail after leading authorities on a high speed chase. 38 year old Jeffrey Donaghue was running from North Enid Police when he reached speeds of 100 miles per hour down 4th, Chestnut, and 30th streets. According to the Enid News and Eagle, North Enid Police Chief Ric Dominic said he pulled Donaghue over in the 3500 block of North 4th around 2:00 Tuesday afternoon for not having brake or turn lights. Donaghue originally stopped, but then decided to run. Donaghue drove his Dodge pickup south on 4th before turning east onto Chestnut, then south onto 30th. Donaghue was blocked by a train and then drove through a field and was driving on the railroad tracks before crashing into a switch and disabling the vehicle. Donaghue fled on foot from the scene of the crash and was located at a residence in the 1900 block of Cherry. The North Enid Police were joined by Enid Police and the Garfield County Sheriff Department. Jeffrey Donaghue was arrested on complaints of felony eluding, possession of CDS and drug paraphernalia, with items being sent to Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for testing. Chief Dominic said the railroad also would seek a charge of malicious injury to property.
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IA)--As we reported yesterday morning, a salt truck ran off the roadway early Tuesday on Lake Hellums Road, about a mile and a half east of Highway 132. The driver was 37 year old Jeremy Downing of Medford. After accidentally rolling the truck, he was pinned in the truck for about two and a half hours before the Hillsdale-Carrier Fire Department crew rescued him. Downing was admitted to the OU Medical Center in stable condition with head and internal injuries.
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WI)--The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating two women with outstanding warrants for escape from a penal institution. 31 year-old Dwan Llandsierra, also known as Danielle Llanosierra, is wanted on a felony warrant for her Oct. 10, 2014, escape from Department of Corrections custody while confined at Enid Catalyst Halfway house. Bond on the warrant has been set at $100,000.
24 year-old Stephanie Renae McDonald, also know as Stephanie Thomas, also is wanted on a felony warrant for her Sept. 21, 2014, escape from Department of Corrections custody while confined at Enid Catalyst Halfway house. Bond on the warrant has been set at $100,000.
Anyone with information about either woman’s whereabouts is asked to contact Garfield County Sheriff’s Office at (580) 237-0244 or their local law enforcement agency.
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HT)--AAA Oklahoma projects 601,700 Oklahomans will travel this year over the long Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007 and a 4.7 percent increase over 2013. 90% of these travelers will get to their Thanksgiving destinations by car, pickup or RV, with another 49,000 flying.
Nationwide, AAA expects 46.3 million Americans will travel over Thanksgiving, also the highest number since Thanksgiving of 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over 2013. As in Oklahoma, about 90 percent of travelers will celebrate the holiday with a road trip, and nearly eight percent will fly. AAA describes travel as venturing 50 miles or more from home and defines the Thanksgiving holiday period as running from Wednesday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 30.
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SC)--A portion of West Chestnut will close for about two weeks beginning in December to install acceleration and deceleration lanes. The westbound lane of Chestnut, from the intersection of Cleveland to about 1,300 feet west, will be closed beginning Monday, Dec. 1. Enid city officials say the installation of the lanes is for the private development at the corner of Cleveland and Chestnut. The city is urging motorists entering the area, or any other construction area, to use caution.
CF)--Candidates for municipal offices in Wards 1, 2 and 5 and for Mayor of the City of Enid, will file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8:00 a.m. Monday, December 1. Cheryl Patterson, Secretary of the County Election Board, said the filing period ends at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 3. The municipal offices at stake in Enid will be filled in the nonpartisan General Election scheduled for February 10, 2015. In addition, candidates for the Board of Education in Garfield County school districts will file their Declarations of Candidacy over the same three day period. Those positions will be filled at the Annual School Election also on February 10th. Candidate filings will occur at the Garfield County Election Board office, 903 Failing Drive, in Enid. For more information, contact the Garfield County Election Board at 580-237-6016.
LA)--Leonardo’s Children’s Museum has received a 2014 Governor’s Arts in Education Award. The Enid museum is one of 13 people and seven organizations to be honored for contributions to Oklahoma’s arts and cultural industry. Leonardo’s will be presented the award December 4th at the 39th annual Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony in the State Capitol building.
LD)--Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” will be at Enid Event Center on March 10. Tickets for the 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. performances go on sale 10 a.m. Dec. 5. Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience. The audience is invited to dance with Sesame Street friends on the floor. Sesame Street Live features timeless tunes and lessons for all ages. Tickets are $18. A limited number of $30 Gold Circle seats and $50 Sunny Seats also are available. Sunny Seats packages feature premium show seating and a pre-show meet-and-greet. A facility fee of $2 will be added to all ticket prices. Additional fees and special offers may apply. For information, call (580) 616-7380. To charge tickets by phone, call (855) TIX-ENID. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.enideventcenter.com. For information about Sesame Street Live, go online to www.sesamestreetlive.com.
VN)--The Salvation Army of Enid is seeking volunteers to assist with it’s annual Christmas cheer programs. Volunteers are needed to ring those familiar bells in front of local businesses. It can be a lot of fun being a part of this 100+ year tradition. The bell ringing starts Saturday, November 15th, and ends on December 24th. It’s a great opportunity for an individual or a group. Volunteers are also needed to man the Angel tree and Spruce Up A Life tree at the mall. The Angel tree started November 4th and ends on December 18th. Volunteers are needed to assist donors in choosing an angel or adopting a family. The store will be located at the mall near the food court. For information on how you can help please call: 580-237-1910, ask for Captain Debra Hull or Captain Ernest Hull.
KF)--The American Kitefliers Association (AKA) announced that its 2015 national convention will return to Enid next Fall at the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall and at the flying field behind Autry Technology Center. The dates for the 38th annual AKA National Convention are September 28-October 4, 2015. The AKA Convention is an annual gathering of kite enthusiasts, artists, and competitors. The AKA held its 2012 national convention in Enid. The national convention is rotated every three years between locations on the east coast, west coast and central United States, meaning it will be returning to Enid at its first opportunity. The 2013 AKA convention was held in Portland, OR, while the 2014 convention recently concluded at Outer Banks, NC. AKA President Mel Hickman said the hospitality the group received in Enid in 2012 was a primary factor in returning to Enid.
Highlighting each afternoon of the AKA convention is the Mass Ascension, where AKA members release their kites at once, filling the skies above Autry Technology Center with magnificent color. The public will be encouraged to attend each afternoon session. More details will be announced as the convention date draws nearer.