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Two charged in connection to overdose death of Enid man

ENID, Okla. (KOKH) — Two people have been charged in connection to the overdose death of a 46-year-old Enid man last October. Kenneth Tyrone Sanders Jr., 37, was taken into custody without incident at High Point Trailer Park on Tuesday night. Gage Alexander Huffman, 26, was already in custody...
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Freedom Bull Ride July 17

FREEDOM, OK - Texas Cowboy Entrepreneur, Scott Knudsen will be in Freedom, Oklahoma July 15,16 and 17 to film location videos for his television/radio show called Freedom Friday. The videos will be used to market the forthcoming Oklahoma feature film Freedom. Anita Waggoner, former Freedom area resident/business owner and partner...

PCPS issues statement; Welch attorney responds to statement

PONCA CITY — Members of the Ponca City School Board and school administrators released a joint statement today concerning the eminent domain cases pending in Kay County District Court against 92-year-old Francis Welch and her niece Beverly Phillips. The statement below, suggests that the members of PCPS and or...
Journal Tribune

What YOU need to know about fireworks in Blackwell

The City of Blackwell is preparing for the annual Independence Day celebration, and the Blackwell Police Department is informing residents about the use of fireworks within the city limits. Here’s a quick rundown of the city’s firecracker ordinance. With a proper permit, fireworks may be sold in the...

Independence Day Holiday Schedule and Closings

ENID, OK (May 28, 2022) – — In observance of the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4th, City of Enid residents are reminded that the administration offices, Enid Public Transit, Enid Public Library, Enid Animal Welfare, the recycle center and the landfill will be closed. The Meadowlake...

Perry to host fireworks display

Perry’s annual community fireworks display is being planned for Monday, July 4. The event will be held at Perry Municipal Lake, located southwest of Perry. The display will begin at dusk. The event is free to the public and usually costs approximately $6000 in donations and five helpers assisting with the event. Businesses and individuals alike are invited to donate. Those wanting to donate to…

Family of 92-year-old woman fight to keep her home in Ponca City

PONCA CITY, Okla. — The family of a 92-year-old woman is fighting to keep her in her home in Ponca City. The Ponca City Board of Education wants her property to build the district's new indoor and outdoor athletic facilities. The district is now asking the courts to take her land from her, along with several other properties.
Ponca City News

Ponca City fire fighters

Ponca City fire fighters responded to a house fire that occurred in the 200 block of S. Palm, on the corner of S. Palm and Oklahoma. (Photo by Calley Lamar)

Ponca City man involved in fatal crash in McCurtain County

VALIANT — A Ponca City man was involved in a fatality accident that occurred at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of U.S. 70 and Wheeler Road just west of Valiant in McCurtain County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that Anthony Kirkpatrick, 39, Ponca City, was the driver of...
Ponca City News

Vance McGraw Jr.

Vance McGraw Jr. (Vinny), born April 23rd, 1985, In Ponca City, Oklahoma, left a life well lived on May 22nd, 2022. Vinny was a lifelong resident of Ponca City. He attended Lincoln Elementary School and graduated Po Hi in 2003. Raised by his father Vance McGraw Sr., he had a love of anything outdoors, fishing, boating anything g with water, but when he found Motocross, he was in love. After his father secured his first bike, Vinny went to work. Being blessed with a huge amount of natural talent he went to work practicing like there was no tomorrow. He had a goal to be a national champion and the will to make it happen. In 2000, it all came together, he entered a 9 year old Yamaha in the Modified Beginner Class at the 25th NMA Grand National Motocross Championships and breezed to win all 4 of his moto’s to become the first local rider to win a National Championship. All the hard work, dedication and sacrifice had paid off. He continued to work hard, practice and race with a lot of success, accumulating a room full of trophy’s, plaques and banners to celebrate his victories. In July 2005, Vinny was injured in a boating accident that left him a Quadriplegic. A lot of people would have given up, but even though his body was working against him, he was blessed with the heart and soul of a champion and he never gave up. Vinny was able to accomplish so much after his accident. With the help of great friends he was able to harvest his first deer, from his wheelchair, he went boating and even riding side by sides at Little Sahara. He would love going on long drives with his Dad in his van, Betty White, on the back roads of his beloved Osage County and sharing the pictures they would take and the stories of the things they saw with all of us. Vinny had a large number of internet friends who may have never met him in person but were inspired by him. Those that knew and loved him will always remember his smile, ornery laugh, huge heart and unconquerable spirit.