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State briefs for May 14



Gunfire to be heard during training at OU

Police training exercises will take place this week on the University of Oklahoma campus. This event will focus on public safety in a large venue, and will include officers from the OU Police Department and the Norman Police Department.

The public is advised there will be gunfire in the vicinity of the Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and the Lloyd Noble Center during the training. On Tuesday, officers will run through scenarios and responses from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Lloyd Noble Center. Training at the stadium is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.

The curriculum being used has trained more than 650 federal, state and local SWAT personnel charged with protecting large intercollegiate and professional sports venues.


Walk for Wellness set for Saturday

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic will host the 19th annual Walk for Wellness on Saturday at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, 8700 E Reno Ave. The event features a 5K Run to the Beat of the Drum, an energetic run with Native American drummers throughout the course. Patients and non-patients are welcome.

Activities begin at 8 a.m. with a health fair. The 5K run begins at 8:45 a.m. and the walk at 9:30 a.m. The walk and health fair are free. The 5K fee is $30, which includes a shirt and medal. Free water and snacks will be provided.

The nonprofit Oklahoma City Indian Clinic provides health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma. For more information, go to

Shredding, medication drop-off event set

A free shredding and medication drop-off event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 21 in the parking lot of Moore Norman Technology Center — South Penn Campus at 13301 S Pennsylvania Avenue in Oklahoma City. The South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, along with presenting sponsor MidFirst Bank, host sponsor Moore Norman Technology Center, and community partner Pioneer Library System, coordinates the event. Shredding will be provided by Riteway Shredding.

There also will be a medication drop-off. The Oklahoma City Police Department will have officers available to dispose of expired or unwanted medications in a safe and secure way.

This event is free and open to the public. The event is designed for those wanting to shred unwanted or sensitive documents. All documents brought to the event will be securely shredded. Examples of things that can be shredded are tax documents, legal contracts, and credit card statements and bills. There is a limit of five small boxes per household.

For more information or questions, contact the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce at 405-634-1436.

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