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National coverage

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New Orleans Hurricane Zeta sped across the Southeastern United States Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 1.6 million homes and businesses without power in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water which splintered homes and were blamed for at least three deaths, the Associated Press reported. A Category 2 hurricane when it hit Southeastern Louisiana Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said Zeta weakened to a post-tropical storm by afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles-per-hour about 25 miles southeast of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Oklahoma coverage

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Statewide Early in-person voting began Thursday across Oklahoma for an election which already has seen record turnout throughout the United States, the Associated Press reported. Polls were open from 8 a.m.

Police Records

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In Custody Friday Kingsley Ehigie Ehiemua was scheduled to appear Friday for the charges of armed robbery, and assault with a dangerous weapon. Bond is $250,000.

WPS hires interim superintendent

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Friday morning, the Weatherford Public Schools Board of Education conducted a special board meeting to discuss hiring an interim superintendent to lead Weatherford Public Schools. The board unanimously approved to hire assistant superintendent Steve Callen as the interim superintendent through the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Two grants approved for WFD

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Friday during the Weatherford City Commission meeting, the commission passed two fire grants with a unanimous 5-0 vote. The grants include a bid package which includes items like rechargeable batteries, voice amplifiers and face pieces with mask bags.

Local news

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Windows are being decorated in Weatherford’s Towne Centre as part of Chris-Giving. The Weatherford Daily News in cooperation with the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce Weatherford’s holiday promotion for 2020. Interested businesses can sign up through Monday by contacting the WDN. Provided

Halloween Coloring Contest winners

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Weatherford Daily News has announced the winners for the Halloween Coloring Contest. The first place winner for the 4-6 age group is, Davis Day who won $15, Brooke Blackmon received second place and won $10, and the third place recipient was Preslee O’Connor who won $5. The first place winner for the 7-10 age groups is, Lillian Miller who won $15, Azlynn Williams received second place and won $10, and the third place recipient was Kynna Leisher who won $5.