Midwest City Beacon Area News

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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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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School board approves Del City stadium renovation

District officials preview plans for Midwest City stadium project By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del School Board members Monday night approved a $6.2 million renovation of Del City High School’s Robert Kalsu Stadium and previewed a similar proposal for Midwest City High School’s Rose Field during their monthly meeting. The Del City stadium project includes…

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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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County FOP at odds with commissioner

Maughan votes against school resource officer for Nicoma Park Over the last two months, Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor has submitted two memorandums of understanding for school resource officers for approval by the Board of County Commissioners. While both measures passed, one of the three county commissioners has voted a stern “no” on each. The…

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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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