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Edmond City Council members extended their emergency declaration from April 16 to April 30 at a special meeting Monday night. By a vote of 5-0, neighborhood park playgrounds were closed due to an amendment to the emergency declaration.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Legislature granted the governor unprecedented powers Monday allowing him to suspend any rules and laws necessary during the state’s COVID-19 outbreak for the next 30 days.

Filing packets for county candidates are now available at the Oklahoma County Election Board office or online at www.elections.ok.gov. The candidate filing period will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 through Friday, April 10.

First Lady Sarah Stitt, Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma (GSWESTOK), and the Oklahoma State Medical Association have launched Cookies for Courage, a program that allows Oklahomans to purchase a box of Girl Scout Cookies for medical professionals fighting COVID-19.

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Wes Wheeland is a 22-year retired National Guardsman. He served as a flight engineer on 141 Star Lifters and was a mechanic for 10 years, flying for 12 of those. He is someone you should know.

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Two Edmond men are part of a team working to bring 300,000 kits to Oklahoma which would test for not only antibodies for past coronavirus infection, but also determine active COVID-19.These small local businesses have repurposed their companies to add additional support for Oklahoma health c…

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University of Central Oklahoma spokesperson Adrienne Nobles has reported there have been two employees who have gotten a presumptive positive diagnosis of COVID-19 from their physician, but did not receive an actual test. 

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EDMOND, Okla. — The threat COVID-19 poses to all sectors of humanity appears to be decreasing Edmond’s crime rates, according to Edmond Police.

The Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma (PFO) is finding ways to keep their patients actively engaged during this time of social distancing. PFO is providing daily videos that will pertain to education, exercise or speech therapy on our website www.parkinsonoklahoma.com/videos. Certain videos w…

Oklahoma Christian Academy (OCA) announced today the appointment of the school’s next president. Will Blanchard will assume the presidency in summer 2020, following what was described as “the very good work” of interim president, Sada Knowles.

Edmond accounting firm Arledge and Associates said taxpayers should be aware of important tax developments from the IRS and the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

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INTEGRIS Health will be issuing individual face-shields to all patient-facing caregivers by the end of the week. The massive effort is the result of months of planning, the generosity of Hobby Lobby for providing the supplies, and the endless tenacity and skill of countless volunteers, said …

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health indicates there are now 879 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Of those 192 are in Oklahoma County. The county has now had 10 deaths due to complications from COVID-19.

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STILLWATER, Okla. – More than 100 years of science-based, community service by Oklahoma State University Extension will continue unabated through the challenges presented by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Associate Vice President for OSU Extension Damona Doye said.

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The most recent sales and use tax reimbursement to the City of Edmond shows a strong outcome for the last two weeks of January and the first half of February, City Manager Larry Stevens said.

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Marty Grubbs, senior pastor for Crossings Community Church confirmed that two members of the Oklahoma City campus, Pat Klein and Wilson Busby, have passed due to complications from the COVID-19 virus.

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A $100,000 donation from Paycom’s founder and CEO, Chad Richison, will help Edmond Mobile Meals meet the increasing demand to feed the elderly safely. The donation will provide meals for more than 200 homebound seniors. This is the single largest donation ever given to the organization.

A couple weeks ago, I wrote an article about the impacts COVID-19 could have here in the Oklahoma. Since then, many of the precautions taken in China and Europe are in full force here in Oklahoma. Social distancing is in full effect, as those who are still blessed with a job are working from…

With the recent policy announcement from Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt directing Oklahomans over age 65 and those with underlying medical conditions to follow a "safer-at-home" policy, Home Care Assistance has developed recommendations for caregivers to keep seniors safe and comforted at home. 

As of 11 a.m. April 1 there are 719 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Oklahoma County has 192 of those cases, and 10 deaths.

Gas delivery services are popping up across the country, but mostly serve highly concentrated areas along the US coastlines. A new gas delivery start-up that launched in Oklahoma City, called Fueldup, is now delivering gasoline to residents and businesses in Edmond.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Several reproductive rights groups sued Monday seeking to halt Gov. Kevin Stitt’s abortion ban on all but life-saving procedures.

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EDMOND, Okla. — Kylie Dennington is putting her hands to work knowing hospitals are pressed for protective masks during a supply shortage.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Joe White, Shelter Insurance Companies agent in Edmund has been honored as one of Shelter’s highest achieving sales representatives, based on overall 2019 agency operations.

Oklahomans are doing a great job implementing social distancing recommendations and observing guidance from state and local authorities, and while that means we are staying home and limiting our exposure to others, we still have essential needs that must be met, says the Oklahoma State Depar…

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As of this advisory, there are 565 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Of those, 155 are in Oklahoma County and there have been seven deaths in the county.

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Due to low ridership and safety concerns, the City of Edmond is making adjustments to all Citylink routes until further notice effective Monday, March 30. City spokesman Casey Moore said, “We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause.”

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EDMOND, Okla. — Edmond City Council told members of the community it’s time to “Shelter in Place” and close all non-essential businesses. The council amended the Declaration of Emergency during a special meeting Monday evening.

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Republican Stan Weatherford ordered his lunch feeling content with the direction of the country leading up to the national elections in November. 

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EDMOND, Okla. — Police say they arrested a serial business burglar on Tuesday. The Village man was released from the threat of being incarcerated at the Oklahoma County Jail when he stated he had symptoms of the coronavirus and that his brother tested positive for COVID-19.

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At 4 p.m. on Friday, March 27, the City of Edmond is closing all playgrounds at public parks in the city. The playgrounds will be closed indefinitely to assist efforts in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

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It’s a different world today for Mark Singer. The Oklahoma City resident still puts on a suit and tie every day and goes to work at one of the few stores remaining open at Penn Square Mall. But his workday is far from normal.

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As with every city in the state and nation, the City of Edmond is determining the net impact of the coronavirus on city revenue and its residents, City Manager Larry Stevens said on Thursday.

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Benjamin Roderick "Rod" Baker was born Sept. 1, 1925, to Benjamin Silas and Alice Leona Babcock Baker in the town of Rossville located in Lincoln County, Okla. In 1936 the family moved from Chandler, Okla., to Edmond, Okla. Rod played football and wrestled for the Edmond High Bulldogs and gr…