Street and sidewalk work will force workers to close 12th from Chestnut to Walnut beginning Today. City of Enid officials said the closure will allow for street and sidewalk removal including replacement. According to Engineering Department staff,12th will be closed indefinitely.
The family of former Oklahoma City Police Department officer and Enid native Daniel Holtzclaw said taxpayers should be outraged by Oklahoma City’s recent settlement of an excessive force case. Oklahoma City Council approved a $25,000 settlement in a lawsuit against Holtzclaw, who is serving a 263-year sentence for rape and other sexual offenses. The council unanimously voted Tuesday to settle the case.
Johnson & Johnson, which has faced a string of lawsuits nationwide, reached a settlement Wednesday in Oklahoma County with a woman who alleged asbestos exposure from the company’s baby powder. Sharon Pipes, 75, will receive a confidential amount from the company following a 2 1/2-week civil trial. She said Johnson & Johnson talcum powders have been contaminated with asbestos for decades and caused her to form mesothelioma, a type of cancer known to result from asbestos exposure.
The key prosecution witness in a murder-for-hire trial testified Wednesday that zookeeper Joe Exotic paid him $3,000 in cash in 2017 to kill the operator of a Florida animal sanctuary. The 56-year-old defendant, whose full name is Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, is on trial in Oklahoma City federal court. He is accused of twice plotting to kill his chief critic, Carole Baskin, the CEO of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa. He claims he was framed the first time and not serious the second.