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OKC police car hits person on I-40

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Interstate 40 was closed for more than four hours Thursday night after an Oklahoma City police car struck a person who reportedly walked into traffic.

The unnamed person died at the scene of the incident, Oklahoma City police said.

Because the incident involved an Oklahoma City police officer, that department was taking the lead in the investigation, a department spokesman said.

The officer involved had not been identified as of press time.

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A route to the future

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The city of El Reno wants your opinion.

The first month of 2020 will feature several open house meetings for local citizens. These meetings are for the Route to the Future project, a long-term planning exercise focusing on the development and growth of El Reno for the next 20 years.

According to City Planner Dustin Downey, projections show El Reno will grow by more than 9,000 residents by 2040.

Police Reports - January 1

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El Reno police were called about a disturbance on I-40. Two vehicles were stopped at an exit ramp.

When officers arrived, three people got out of one vehicle and walked away. One person came back when called. He was arrested for having an outstanding warrant.

The other two people were located and were both arrested also for warrants.

 Police received a call about two men who were said to be urinating in a creek. A woman was with them. Police said beer cans were strewn about.

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Turning 20

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In 2019, the Gary E. Miller Canadian County Children’s Justice Center turned 20. And for its birthday, the center plans to provide more services to the community. A $3.9 million
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A new look on safety

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Canadian County Sheriff Chris West gained a new appreciation for the safety that America enjoys while on a recent trip to Israel.

“In the U.S., we aren’t surrounded by people who want to kill us,” West said.

“The Israelis definitely face some unique challenges we don’t have in the United States, and I was very impressed by how they deal with them,” he said.