Midwest City man sentenced to life in prison for 1997 murder

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A Midwest City man convicted in the 1997 murder of eight-year-old girl will spend the rest of his life in prison. Oklahoma County District Court Judge Glenn Jones Monday sentenced Anthony Palma, 58, to life in prison without parole for the disappearance and death of Kirsten Hatfield. Palma appeared in…

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Woman arrested in connection with fatal shooting

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City police arrested a woman in connection with a fatal shooting Sunday evening at ESA Park. About 8:40 p.m., police officers responded to calls of shots fired at the park in the 1600 block of Spencer Road. Officers found 20-year-old Dejuan Mathew Shaw-Hudson dead of gunshot wounds sitting in…

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Midwest City Elks annual Christmas charity auction Friday, Nov. 17

Oh, Come All Ye Faithful   –   To the Midwest City Elks Lodge Christmas Charity Auction, Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Lodge, 8635 SE 15th Street, in Midwest City.  Among the items to be auctioned are two passes from Southwest Airlines, a handmade wooden rocking horse, restaurant certificates, OU/OSU memorabilia, merchandise, etc.  The auction will begin…

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Del City sales tax election set for Nov. 14

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Del City voters will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 14 to decide on a ½ percent sales tax for public safety. City officials say the new sales tax is needed to provide competitive salaries and benefits for police and firefighters. If approved, the measure would increase Del City’s sales…

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Journey to Honor makes television debut on Veterans Day

Journey to Honor, a salute to America’s World War II heroes, brings to life this Will Rogers quote. The short film captures the heart of a movement that focused a spotlight on members of the Greatest Generation and honored them for their service and sacrifice. Journey to Honor will air on Cox Communications’ Yurview channel…

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Mayor launches re-election bid

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City Mayor Matt Dukes this week announced his plans to run for re-election. He is the first mayoral candidate to put his hat in the race. The election is scheduled for next spring. Candidates must begin filing in December. The primary and general elections would be in February and…

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Inman’s resignation leaves residents searching for voice

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The State capitol has become a contentious place. Lawmakers have butted heads over budget deals and funding for key services during a recent special session.  And the forecast calls for more of the same in February with the upcoming legislative session. State Rep. Scott Inman had been a key voice…

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State Cross Country Preview: Titans gunning for state gold

Schoelen looking to make good first impression at state By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor High expectations are nothing new for the Carl Albert boys cross country team. They’ve carried them all season. And for the seniors, it’s been much longer. On Saturday, the veteran Titans will look to earn the school’s first-ever team state title…

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