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DPS announces launches online driver license renewal

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OKLAHOMA CITY — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and increased efforts to encourage residents to stay in their homes to slow the spread of the virus, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety is announcing the launch of online renewals and replacements for Class D driver licenses and identification cards. 

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KSO and Blackwell logs March 16-24

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The following information is provided by Blackwell police.

March 16

Blackwell police took a report on a stolen credit card in the 1000 block of S. 10th Street at 5:23 p.m.

March 17

At 10:34 p.m. fire units responded to a Casey’s General Store for a report of a vehicle who drove off with the gas pump in the vehicle causing gasoline to spill out. The gasoline was cleaned up.

March 20

At 1:33 p.m. KSO was advised by OHP of a single vehicle accident with no injuries at River Road and Payne Road near Nardin. OHP responded and a deputy responded.

At 6:14 p.m. KSO received a report of a head on collision between a semi and SUV on U.S. 60 west of Interstate 35.

At 9:33 p.m. KSO received a report of a hose with nails in it stretched across a road between Canteen Road and Washunga Bay. A report was made.

At 3:09 p.m. deputies responded to 301 SW Hillside Road for a report of malnourished dogs. The owner was given options.

At 4:35 p.m. A deputy met a Grant County deputy at the county line and took William Dollarhide into custody on a child pornography charge.

At 8:08 p.m. deputies responded to a report of two subjects sitting in lawn chairs in the roadway at Pecan and Hubbard.

At 9:58 p.m. deputies responded to Hideaway Bar for a report of a fight involving a large fight. The situation was resolved.

March 21

At 11:24 a.m. deputies responded to 12000 block of Highway 11 for a report of the cabins at the RV Park were broken into. A report was declined by the reporting party. Two tires were missing and extra patrol requested.

At 2:39 p.m. KSO received a report of a one-vehicle accident near the Figure 8 Racetrack on Highway 77 between Bender and Fork Road.

At 5:42 p.m. KSO received a report of vandalism near Bois D Arc. A toolbox was reported stolen from a pickup. A report was made.

At 5:43 p.m. the Cowley Count Sheriff’s Department contacted KSO and reported a stolen vehicle was headed south bound out of Ark City from B Street and Madison. The truck was later located in Ark City.

March 23

AT 6:29 p.m. police took a report on stolen tools in the 1000 block of N. 7th Street.

March 24

Police responded to the 800 block of east Padon for a report of subject under the influence of drugs causing a disturbance.

At 9:47 a.m. police and ambulance responded to a report of a two vehicle accident at 44th and Doolin. 

At 10:51 p.m. Blackwell fire responded to a report of a house fire at 103 S. 11th Street. The rear of the home reportedly caught fire.

At 4:46 p.m. KSO received a report of a stolen horse from the 3100 block of east Canteen.

Ponca City Public Schools

USDA waives requirements for grab-n-go meals

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The United States Department of Agriculture has waived the requirement that each child must be in the vehicle or walk-up to receive a grab-and-go meal. 

This waiver in effect now so meals may be collected without the child in the car beginning Friday, March 27. If you have someone in your family who is immune compromised, tell the meal provider how many meals are needed at the pick-up location. 

Superintendent Shelley Arrott said, “Our CNP staff love seeing the kids each day, but we understand if you have concerns. The CNP staff so appreciate the warm smiles and big waves each day. Thanks for those special hand-made thank you notes too. We hope to continue seeing our kids but please take all precautions if you have ill family or ill children. The CNP staff who are preparing and handing out bags are going above and beyond with safety and sanitizing protocol. They are monitoring their health and are all well and healthy.” 

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