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OG&E Outages + Boys & Girls Club Receives $2.5 Million Gift

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First, today’s weather forecast:

Quite sunny. High: 63 Low: 40.

Here are the top three stories from today in Oklahoma City:

  1. Thousands of OG&E outages were reported on the OKC subway on Wednesday morning. There is no information on the causes of failures. As of midday Wednesday, outages fell to less than 300. Click the link for a live view of the outages. (News of 6)
  2. Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County received a $2.5 million donation from MacKenzie Scott. It was part of a collective donation of $281 million that went to 62 local Boys and Girls Clubs across the country. The gift benefits more than 16,000 children in OKC and throughout Oklahoma County. (KOKH FOX25)
  3. Oklahoma County deputies arrested a woman transporting millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs across the state. The officer noticed the 29-year-old swerving along I-35 and pulled her over. According to the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department, the vehicle was searched after some suspicious responses during the stop. ( KWTV)

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  • Oklahoma City Public Schools reminds prospective students that pre-registration for Kindergarten and Kindergarten is still open. The deadline has been extended to March 27. Visit the link to pre-register your child today. (Facebook)
  • Downtown OKC Partnership and Oklahoma City Museum of Art will close an exhibit on Sunday, March 27. Dale Chihuly: Magic & Light will be available until this weekend, when the museum begins preparing for a brand new exhibit. (Facebook)
  • The Oklahoma City Fire Department has partnered with Bethany Children’s Health Center and OU Health for a swimming safety video. The video features Sparky, Clifford and Honey teaching kids how to stay safe at the pool. Check out the photos from the shoot on the link. (Facebook)

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Helene Eckhard

About me: Helen Eckhard is a Marketing Assistant at Lightning Media Partners. She is a self-proclaimed logophile who is currently pursuing her Masters in Library Science. Outside of work, you can find Helen building crossword puzzles, knitting, or devising increasingly clever ways to kill characters in her detective stories.