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Woman arrested in connection with fatal shooting

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City police arrested a woman in connection with a fatal shooting Sunday evening at ESA Park. About 8:40 p.m., police officers responded to calls of shots fired at the park in the 1600 block of Spencer Road. Officers found 20-year-old Dejuan Mathew Shaw-Hudson dead of gunshot wounds sitting in…

Midwest City students look to put the brakes on distracted driving

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Distracted driving is on the rise. But a group of Midwest City High School students are hoping to stop that trend among their peers. Seniors Alexandria Silvernail, Trinity Brazel and Kathryn Smith are raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving as part of a school project through DECA class.…

Midwest City Elks annual Christmas charity auction Friday, Nov. 17

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Oh, Come All Ye Faithful   –   To the Midwest City Elks Lodge Christmas Charity Auction, Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Lodge, 8635 SE 15th Street, in Midwest City.  Among the items to be auctioned are two passes from Southwest Airlines, a handmade wooden rocking horse, restaurant certificates, OU/OSU memorabilia, merchandise, etc.  The auction will begin…

Del City sales tax election set for Nov. 14

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Del City voters will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 14 to decide on a ½ percent sales tax for public safety. City officials say the new sales tax is needed to provide competitive salaries and benefits for police and firefighters. If approved, the measure would increase Del City’s sales…

Journey to Honor makes television debut on Veterans Day

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Journey to Honor, a salute to America’s World War II heroes, brings to life this Will Rogers quote. The short film captures the heart of a movement that focused a spotlight on members of the Greatest Generation and honored them for their service and sacrifice. Journey to Honor will air on Cox Communications’ Yurview channel…

Mayor launches re-election bid

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City Mayor Matt Dukes this week announced his plans to run for re-election. He is the first mayoral candidate to put his hat in the race. The election is scheduled for next spring. Candidates must begin filing in December. The primary and general elections would be in February and…

Inman’s resignation leaves residents searching for voice

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The State capitol has become a contentious place. Lawmakers have butted heads over budget deals and funding for key services during a recent special session.  And the forecast calls for more of the same in February with the upcoming legislative session. State Rep. Scott Inman had been a key voice…

State Cross Country Preview: Titans gunning for state gold

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Schoelen looking to make good first impression at state By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor High expectations are nothing new for the Carl Albert boys cross country team. They’ve carried them all season. And for the seniors, it’s been much longer. On Saturday, the veteran Titans will look to earn the school’s first-ever team state title…

State Cross Country Preview: Bailey making steady climb to the top

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City hasn’t had much success in girls cross country in recent years. But that could all change this weekend. Senior Kenya Bailey has been one of the top runners in Class 6A this season. And she will have a chance to prove it one final time as she competes…

Local group looking to revive Heritage Park Mall

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Heritage Park Mall may open for business once again. A local group is working with the property owner to remodel and reopen the shuttered mall near Air Depot Blvd. and Reno Ave. SRM Global Partners LLC plans to open the mall as a multicultural economic development center. The concept would…

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Municipal, school elections attract handful of candidates

Incumbent Ward 1 City Councilwoman draws challenger By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A total of six municipal and school board seats were up for election this spring. But only one attracted more than one candidate during the filing period this week. Midwest City Mayor Matt Dukes and Ward 5 Councilwoman Christine Price-Allen will each serve…

Midwest City Beacon kicks off holiday food drive

Newspaper staff collecting food through Dec. 18 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor It’s the giving season, and the Midwest City Beacon staff is asking people to get into the spirit with their third annual food drive. During the next few weeks, the newspaper will be hosting a food drive to benefit the Mid-Del Food Pantry.…

Area Sports

Carl Albert girls looking to bounce back in 2017-18

By Jared Price Contributing Writer The Carl Albert girls basketball team will be looking to shine in the Class 5A season this year and re-gain their respect in the state after a less than stellar 2016-17 campaign. After losing a couple of talented players last season, coach Kyle Richey still believes his team can make…

Eagles looking to build off successful season

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Del City boys basketball team surprised many with a return to the state tournament last season. But the Eagles won’t fly under the radar again this year. The veteran squad has nearly its entire starting lineup back is ranked No. 5 in this week’s Class 5A coach’s poll. “We…

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