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Warren Theaters planning Midwest City theater

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Midwest City residents may soon not have to leave town to go the movies. In fact, it could be quite the opposite. Warren Theatres LLC is considering building a 10-screen theater that would anchor a development near SE 15th Street and Sooner Road. The proposed 70,000-square-foot theater would be the first of a new concept…

ODOT hosting public meeting on I-40 widening project

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The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, to present information on a future project to widen I-40 from Douglas Blvd. near Midwest City to the I-240 junction. The meeting will take place at the Heartland Retreat Center, 4910 S. Anderson Rd. in Oklahoma City. I-40 will…

Midwest City begins roadwork on SE 15th Street

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Midwest City is beginning a lengthy road project this week. The city is planning to resurface SE 15t Street between Midwest Blvd. and Oelke Drive, which is near Rose State College. Work is expected to start Monday, Feb. 20. The project is expected to take six months to complete and cause lane closures and delays…

Eason faces Smith in re-election bid for Ward 4

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Floyd Eason Del City has seen a lot of activity in recent years. And Ward 4 City Councilman Floyd Eason likes being a part of it. “I like being part of making things happen in Del City,” Eason said. “In the last 10 years we have gone from just scraping by to finally making some…

Finch, McBrayer vying for open Ward 2 seat

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By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Pam Finch On Tuesday, Feb. 14 there will be a Ward 2 Council position on the Del City Council as the current Councilman Bill Giles moves out of the ward and out of the seat. Pam Finch, a long standing business owner and community member has decided to run for…

Crutcho to hold bond election Tuesday

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Crutcho Public Schools will hold a bond election Tuesday, Feb. 14. Voters will be asked to approve an $820,000 bond issue that would be used to purchase land for a new school. School Superintendent Teresa McAfee said a new school is needed because the current building, 2401 N. Air Depot Blvd., is located in a…

Driver could face charges following head-on collision

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A head-on collision sent one person to a hospital Friday evening. Assistant Police Chief Sid Porter said at about 8:30 p.m. a driver crossed the center line on SE 15th Street near Felix Place and struck two vehicles. The driver hit the second vehicle head on. The driver of the vehicle was transported to a…

Reward offered in search for triple murder suspect

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The Midwest City Police Department and some local bankers are offering several thousands of dollars in reward money for the successful apprehension of Romon Pugh.  Pugh is wanted in connection with last Saturday’s triple homicide at 524 E. Babb Drive and has an outstanding arrest warrant out of Oklahoma County for three counts of First…

Midwest City police searching for suspect in triple homicide

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Midwest City police are looking for a man involved a triple homicide Saturday evening. Police say Roman Rocha Pugh, 42, shot and killed three people inside duplex at 524 E. Babb Drive in Midwest City just before 9 p.m. The suspect fled on foot and is considered armed and dangerous. Chief Brandon Clabes said officers…

Midwest City police investigating triple homicide

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The Midwest City Police Department is investigating a triple homicide in the 500 block of E. Babb. Our 911 emergency operations received a call at approximately 8:49 p.m. on Saturday and the caller indicated “something bad” had happened at the house.  When officers arrived they found three individuals dead inside the home. Police have a…

Area News

Local graduation rates among state’s best

Statewide numbers remain steady despite ongoing budgetary challenges The Oklahoma State Department of Education is celebrating recently released numbers showing the state’s high school graduation rates beat the national average despite constant budget struggles, and among the state’s best performing are the districts of eastern Oklahoma County. Oklahoma’s high school graduation rate remained steady at…

Police chief’s departure shrouded in secrecy

After just over six years at the helm of the Choctaw Police Department, Chief Conny Clay is no longer employed by the city. During a discrete Feb. 7 visit from interim city manager Bernie Nauheimer and city attorney Ray Vincent the chief was given an ultimatum calling for his immediate resignation, said Clay. Clay, 62,…

Area Sports

OSU rings in new year with dominant bowl display

Oklahoma State University finished 2016 off with a bang when the Cowboys finished the year with a 38-8 thrashing of Colorado in the Valero Alamo Bowl.   Now moving into 2017, Cowboy fans have high expectations. OSU should be a Big 12 favorite going into 2017 after finishing just behind OU in 2016, and then…

Midwest City finishes strong

Resilient Bombers take down Stillwater in regular season finale, 26-17: STILLWATER — Midwest City’s football team has had trouble with Stillwater in recent years. They made sure this wasn’t one of those years. Jacob Reed ran for two touchdowns and the Bombers defense shut down the Pioneers in the second half to earn a 26-17…

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