Paramedics honored for saving man

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Two Mustang first responders last week were recognized by the Emergency Medical Services section chief director for exceptional patient care. Paramedics Levi Setliff and Morgan Peck received challenge coins Jan. 23, awarded them by Dr. Jeffrey Goodloe, EMS section/Medical Control Board chief director, the man who oversees area EMS operations…

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An unlikely battleground against hunger

By Tera Bryant Contributing Writer Daniel Spaulding, a Del City native, is a hero against hunger in the most unlikely of ways. His battleground? The school cafeteria. Daniel created a campaign on the website GoFundMe that is now currently raising money to pay off school lunch debt for Del City Elementary students. “I grew up…

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Police identify man found dead in creek

A man found dead in a creek Tuesday afternoon has been identified. About 3:15 p.m. yesterday, a passing motorist called 911 to report what they thought was a body lying in the creek just southwest of the intersection of NE 10th and N. Midwest Boulevard.  When officers arrived, they found a fully clothed white male…

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Officials in the dark over streetlight issue

City seeking answers about dark streetlights on state Highway 152 By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Questions of why – and for how long – streetlights along a section of state Highway 152 will be out remain unanswered, as officials say Oklahoma Gas and Electric continues to leave them in the dark about the matter. The…

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Mustang sees home building boom in 2018

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang in 2018 posted a single-family building permit record far above any seen in the last 10 years, in fact almost doubling the total posted in 2017. Mustang Community Development Department reports indicated the office issued 211 single-family building permits last year. That compared to 2017’s total of 114 and…

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Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Midwest City

A 39-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning in Midwest City. According to Midwest City police, Anthony Jones, 39, of Oklahoma City, was traveling westbound on NE 23rd street in the 6800 block around 2:30 a.m. when his car left the roadway for an unknown reason. The 1994 Lexus continued west…

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Palma killed in prison

Midwest City man serving life sentence for death and disappearance of Kirsten Hatfield in 1997 Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials have identified the inmate killed Friday night at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary as Anthony Palma. A correctional officer on a routine security check found Palma around 7:30 p.m. unresponsive inside a maximum-security cell he shared…

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Gass named county’s latest special judge

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer District Judge Paul Hesse has announced his appointment of Canadian County prosecutor Charles Gass to take the place of Special Judge Jack McCurdy. Gass served as a deputy district attorney in Canadian County for about two years, Hesse said, previously working in a private practice with Yukon and El Reno…

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Mustang hosts first-time Holiday Classic Dec. 27-29

Lady Broncos open with Pocola at 7 p.m.; Mustang boys take on Tulsa Central at 8:30 p.m. By John Martin Staff Writer Both Mustang High School basketball squads will face stiff opposition in the opening round of the inaugural Cornerstone Bank Mustang Holiday Classic to be held in the Mustang gym Dec. 27-29. The Lady…

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