Midwest City Beacon Area News

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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Man arrested in stabbing at gas station

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A woman was rushed to a local hospital this evening after being stabbed multiple times at a Midwest City gas station, according to Police Chief Brandon Clabes. About 6:30 p.m. police were called to the OnCue gas station near SE 15th St. and Air Depot Blvd.  about a man stabbing…

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Albright cruises in House District 95 primary

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Of the three Democratic candidates running for the State House District 95 seat, there were two watch parties happening in Midwest City Tuesday night across town from one another. David Williams and his friends and family gathered to watch the votes come in at the new Bricktown Brewery on 29th…

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State House District 101 candidates head to runoff

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A crowded primary race in House District 101 is a little more spacious after Tuesday night. But it’s still not over. Rep. Tess Teague and Robert Manger will meet in the Republican runoff primary, while Madeline Scott and John Carpenter advanced on the Democratic side. A total of 10,132 votes…

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Spencer’s celebrating 30 years

Popular barbeque restaurant hosting 30th anniversary celebration on June 23 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor For 30 years, Spencer’s Smokehouse and Barbeque has been serving hungry customers across eastern Oklahoma County. And the longtime family business would like to say thank you. Spencer’s is hosting a 30th anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 23 at their…

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Merriman named Oklahoma Film ICON

Choctaw actor honored at deadCenter Film Festival 2018 Choctaw native Ryan Merriman was honored over the weekend as an Oklahoma Film ICON at the 18th annual deadCenter Film Festival. The ICON Award honors Oklahomans whose success in the film and entertainment industry has drawn positive attention towards Oklahoma. Merriman was an award-winning child actor who starred in…

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Old Germany Restaurant set to reopen, Choctaw Oktoberfest 2018 slated

Choctaw’s Old Germany Restaurant closed its doors on April 16 after 42 years of business. Less than two months later the beloved dining establishment is now set to reopen. The eastern Oklahoma County community along with patrons from around the country were stunned to hear of the sudden restaurant closure and festival cancelation. Following the…

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Memorial Day services planned for Monday

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Local residents are encouraged to honor men and women who sacrificed their lives in defense of the nation next week during Memorial Day services. American Legion Post 170 in Midwest City will hold a Memorial Day service Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Arlington Memory Gardens mausoleum, 3400 N. Midwest Blvd.…

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Man shoots at officers during search warrant

Midwest City police officers were not injured this morning after a man fired at them while they were executing a search warrant, according to Chief Brandon Clabes. At about 6:40 a.m., the Midwest City Police Department SWAT team and Special Investigations Unit were executing a search warrant at 1201 Lauren Lane.  A threat assessment had…

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