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Crutcho to hold bond election Tuesday

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Crutcho Public Schools will hold a bond election Tuesday, Feb. 14. Voters will be asked to approve an $820,000 bond issue that would be used to purchase land for a new school. School Superintendent Teresa McAfee said a new school is needed because the current building, 2401 N. Air Depot Blvd., is located in a…

Driver could face charges following head-on collision

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A head-on collision sent one person to a hospital Friday evening. Assistant Police Chief Sid Porter said at about 8:30 p.m. a driver crossed the center line on SE 15th Street near Felix Place and struck two vehicles. The driver hit the second vehicle head on. The driver of the vehicle was transported to a…

Reward offered in search for triple murder suspect

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The Midwest City Police Department and some local bankers are offering several thousands of dollars in reward money for the successful apprehension of Romon Pugh.  Pugh is wanted in connection with last Saturday’s triple homicide at 524 E. Babb Drive and has an outstanding arrest warrant out of Oklahoma County for three counts of First…

Midwest City police searching for suspect in triple homicide

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Midwest City police are looking for a man involved a triple homicide Saturday evening. Police say Roman Rocha Pugh, 42, shot and killed three people inside duplex at 524 E. Babb Drive in Midwest City just before 9 p.m. The suspect fled on foot and is considered armed and dangerous. Chief Brandon Clabes said officers…

Midwest City police investigating triple homicide

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The Midwest City Police Department is investigating a triple homicide in the 500 block of E. Babb. Our 911 emergency operations received a call at approximately 8:49 p.m. on Saturday and the caller indicated “something bad” had happened at the house.  When officers arrived they found three individuals dead inside the home. Police have a…

Eads appointed to city council

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A seat on the City Council didn’t stay empty for long. Mayor Matt Dukes  appointed Susan Eads to fill the vacant Ward One post on Jan. 10.  She will serve the remainder of the unexpired term of former councilman Daniel McClure which ends in April 2018. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to serve on…

Public invited to attend a meeting on future I-40 project in Midwest City

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The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday to present information on a future project to replace the Douglas Blvd. bridge over I-40 and to reconstruct the I-40 and Douglas Blvd. interchange in Midwest City. I-40 is proposed to be widened to six lanes in this area to accommodate…

MLK Breakfast to celebrate 20th Anniversary with “Tapestry of Unity”

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For two decades, the tone-setting kickoff event honoring the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been a spirited early morning Prayer Breakfast in Midwest City.  Community leaders and admirers of Dr. King, of all faiths and strata of society, enjoy a meal and an uplifting program together on Monday, January 16th…

Deaf student overcomes challenges, inspires classmates

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Noise billows out from the gym doors at Del Crest Middle School on a Monday afternoon. The eighth grade girls’ basketball team is hosting Kerr Middle School in a rivalry game. Basketball shoes squeak as the players cut and sprint up and down the floor. A leather ball pounds on the floor like a heartbeat.…

Local Band and radio station offer NYE Fun in Midwest City

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By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Local country band Riders Ford has teamed up with 99.7 Hank FM and the Sheraton Hotel in Midwest City at the Reed Conference Center to offer a night of New Year’s Eve fun called “The Boot Scootin’ New Years Eve Party”. The package includes a hotel room, dinner, champagne toast…

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Major Leaguer pitches in at Children’s Center

The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, a nonprofit pediatric hospital in Bethany, Oklahoma, recently announced that J.T. Realmuto, catcher for the Miami Marlins, will serve as a member of the Hospital’s inaugural honorary board.  Realmuto will be part of a public relations and marketing campaign for the hospital, including public service announcements, speaking engagements, and social…

City Council approves TIF District

Midwest City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to establish a tax incremental financing, or TIF, district in conjunction with the Warren Theater and Sooner Rose Shopping Center development. The vote represented the final step in approving the project, which has been in the works for several months. The development will include a 10-screen Warren Theater and…

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Phillips runs to state gold

EDMOND – Coal Phillips knows you’re not supposed to look back during a race. But the Carl Albert senior couldn’t help himself. As he approached the final straight away Saturday at the Class 5A state cross country championships, Phillips glanced over his right shoulder and saw Tahlequah’s Josh Dick off in the distance. Ahead of…

Bombers lock up district title

ENID – Midwest City’s offense took a little while to warm up. But once they did. Enid didn’t stand a chance. Quarterback Preston Colbert and DeClaudio Irvin connected for three touchdowns and Astin Anderson ran for 100 yards and a touchdown in a 39-10 win last Friday night at D. Bruce Selby Stadium Midwest City…

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