Lady Broncos prepare for volleyball regional

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang Lady Broncos volleyball team got its wish. The squad will be hosting their regional tournament tonight at the Mustang Events Center. The fourth-ranked Lady Broncos (27-4) will take on Westmoore (5-19) at 4:30 p.m. in the first match of the four-team tournament. No. 13 Tulsa Union (12-19) will…

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Police: Man allegedly shot and killed wife of 50 years

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A Midwest City man was arrested early this morning after he allegedly shot and killed his wife who suffered from dementia for years, Midwest City police said. According to an affidavit, just after 3 a.m., police were called the 700 block of Foster Place about a shooting. Royce Davis, 80,…

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A lifesaving reunion

Midwest City firefighter reunites with ‘miracle baby’ he helped deliver 16 years ago By Aaliyah Herrera Staff Writer On a night in December of 2003, Midwest City firefighters Joel Bain and Mark Finnell got a call to help deliver a baby. The mother, Laura Martin, thought she had to go to the bathroom, but ended…

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Community Partners put into action

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Saturday morning was about neighbors helping neighbors. More than 60 people helped clean up tree limbs and debris from residents yards following the recent storms. There are two parts to the cleanup program. On Saturday, volunteers worked to get the trees and tree limbs to the curb. On Sept. 28,…

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Carl Albert students named National Merit semifinalists

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Two Carl Albert High School students were named 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists. Seniors Zachary Tu and Madison Barron were both selected for the program based on their Preliminary SAT scores they received as juniors. About 90 percent of the semifinalists will be named a finalist. About half of…

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Parent paints positive messages for students

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor An elementary school bathroom is an unlikely place to find inspiration and beauty. But that’s exactly the case at Tinker Elementary School thanks to the hard work of a parent. Laura DePriest, a mother of four students at the school, spent several weeks this summer painting inspirational quotes and artwork…

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Man arrested on 25 counts of lewd acts

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A 79-year-old Midwest City man was arrested yesterday after admitting to molesting several children, Midwest City police said. According to an affidavit, police launched an investigation after a young child said that Jerry Darrel Newman made her watch videos and touches her inappropriately. Newman confessed to the crime and said…

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Schools ask for patience during stadium construction

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Football fans are reminded to be mindful of ongoing construction at Midwest City High School’s Rose Field this season. The stadium project includes new ticket and concession buildings, seating and locker rooms. Parking has been relocated to new paved and gravel lots south of the stadium. Guests can also park…

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