Midwest City Beacon Breaking News

I-40 bridge project set for spring

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A major road project on Interstate 40 in Mid-Del is expected to begin in spring 2020 according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The $64.4 million project includes rebuilding bridges over Crutcho Creek, SE 15th Street and Sooner Road. Work is expected to take about 2 ½ years to complete.…

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Students attend Key Club national convention

MCHS Vice President Jaylin Vinson wins talent competition By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The Key Club International Convention, ICON, provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership to help develop caring and compassionate leaders who transform communities. It not only aims to develop initiative and leadership, but to also provide…

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Jail ministry program receives boost from business

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City’s Police Department has taken a proactive role in reducing recidivism rates through its Jail Division and Jail Ministry programs. The voluntary programs include treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues and spiritual guidance for inmates at the municipal jail. The police department received help from a community…

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Man arrested after allegedly raping 4-year-old girl

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor An Oklahoma City man was arrested for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl inside a bathroom at a McDonald’s in Midwest City, according to police. On Tuesday afternoon, Midwest City police were called to the fast food restaurant on SE 15th St. According to an arrest affidavit, daycare employees told police…

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Warren Theatres delays opening until next month

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor People will have to wait a little longer to watch movies on the big screen in Midwest City. Warren Theatres has postponed the opening of its Midwest City cinema until next month, according to Robert Coleman, economic development director for Midwest City. The theatre is expected to open Friday, Aug.…

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Paul Streets selected as Director of Public Works

The City of Midwest announced its next public works director. Paul Streets, who has been serving as the acting public works director since June 24, has been selected to as the director of the public works department effective immediately. “Paul’s experience and comprehensive knowledge of public works as well as his leadership skills were important…

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Regents approve tuition increase

Rose State tuition and fees will increase by 4.9 percent By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Students at Rose State College will pay more for tuition next year. The college is raising its tuition and fees by 4.9 percent for the 2019-20 school year compared to the current rates. The increase was approved by the Oklahoma…

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Midwest City planning revamp of hotel and conference center

The $8.3 million project will rebrand hotel and expand conference center By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Change is coming for Midwest City’s hotel and conference center. The city plans to update and rebrand the Sheraton Hotel and expand the Reed Conference Center. The $8.3 million project is aimed to help the property compete for guests…

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Midwest City Rotary Club adds new officers

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City Rotary Club welcomed new officers for the new year on Monday. The 2019-20 officers were sworn in during the group’s weekly meeting at AllianceHealth Medical Group Women’s Health Midwest City. Adam Bush was sworn in as president, replacing immediate past president Sally Weatherford. Bush is a professor…

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Council approves raises for city workers

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City employees will soon see a little extra in their paychecks. The city council approved a 3-percent cost of living raise for all municipal employees during last Tuesday night’s council meeting. The raise will be given to all full and part time employees as well as police and firefighters,…

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