Representative Lowe to Moderate Judicial Forum Tonight

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Jason Lowe announced plans to moderate an Oklahoma County District Judicial Forum tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Attorneys Charles Battle and Cynthia D’Antonio will moderate the event with Rep. Lowe.   The forum, which is free to the public, will feature Judge…

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Substitute teacher arrested for soliciting sex from a minor

A substitute teacher at Mid-Del Schools was arrested this morning for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor and exhibition of obscene materials to a minor. Darris Turner was a substitute teacher at multiple schools in the district since February 2018. He is no longer employed with the school district, officials said. The school district alerted…

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School board approves Carl Albert stadium project

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Mid-Del School Board Monday night approved a $4 million project to renovate and expand Carl Albert High School’s Jim Harris Stadium during their monthly meeting. The project includes expanded seating, a new concession building and improvements to parking, the press box, locker rooms, playing surface, and exterior of the…

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Anonymous phone call leads to dead body and murder arrest

Midwest City police arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with a homicide last weekend. A hysterical anonymous caller contacted Midwest City 911 early Saturday morning and frantically said “there was an emergency at the corner of Fairchild and W. Rickenbacker” and when officers responded they found a man dead inside.  The call came in around…

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Alumni break ground on memorial

Community celebrates start of memorial project By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A group of Midwest City High School alumni last Thursday broke ground on a memorial to honor 22 classmates that were killed in action during the Vietnam War. The outdoor memorial is being built on the south side of the high school, near the…

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Construction starting soon on MCHS Vietnam Memorial

Memorial set to open for Veterans Day By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Construction of a new Vietnam Memorial at Midwest City High School is scheduled to begin next week. The outdoor memorial will be built on the south side of the high school, near the museum.  It is expected to be completed for Veterans Day…

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Mid-Del seeks feedback on names

School district asking public to suggest names for combined middle schools By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del Schools is asking for help picking a name, mascot and school colors for two of its middle schools. The district plans to reduce the number of middle schools from five to three, as part of the bond issue…

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School district, employees reach settlement

Mid-Del has 30 days to develop list of individuals eligible for back pay By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Mid-Del School District and its support employees agreed to principles of settlement agreement in a lawsuit over holiday pay. The Mid-Del Support Employees Association, the labor union representing support employees, filed a civil lawsuit in 2014…

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Del City woman brutally attacked

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A Del City woman is still shaken and sore after a violent attack in broad daylight last weekend in an upscale downtown Oklahoma City neighborhood. She’s also thankful things didn’t turn out worse. “There are so many ways that could’ve gone,” said Paris Burris. “I’m not even in the hospital…

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The church has left the building

Wickline Church-Douglas Branch focuses mission on serving the community By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A new type of church is sprouting in Midwest City. Wickline United Methodist Church is launching a new mission-oriented branch that aims to help the community through partnerships and service.  Wickline Church –Douglas Branch is located in the former Douglas Boulevard…

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