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Carl Albert boys sweep conference tennis tournament

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Suburban Conference was no match for the Carl Albert boys tennis team. The Titans swept all four competitions Monday to win back-to-back conference titles at Shawnee High School. Alex Richardson and Parker Bryant claimed the single titles, while Christian Taylor, Lane Youngblood, Caleb Hagerdon and Michael Montgomery were winners…

Del City middle school student arrested for threat at school

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A 13-year-old was arrested Wednesday for threatening to “shoot up the school,” according to the Del City Police Department. The student, who attended Del Crest Middle School, allegedly told a classmate in the cafeteria not to come to school the next day because he was going to shoot up the school, police said. Two other…

Midwest City woman finds healing

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Family time is a happy time for Sylvia Cavazos. Especially if it means seeing her young grandchildren or cooking her homemade tortillas for loved ones. But those joyous times became few and far between for the Midwest City woman. She had experienced severe neck pain for several years, but started…

Mid-Del Schools asks state supreme court to weigh in on holiday pay lawsuit

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Court of Civil Appeals sides with support employees in quest for unpaid holiday pay By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del Public Schools are asking the Oklahoma State Supreme Court to review a lower court’s ruling that would require the district to provide holiday pay to support employees. An Oklahoma County District Court judge ruled in…

Bricktown Brewery coming to Midwest City

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Local brewpub opening in former Old Chicago building By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A popular local brewpub is coming to Midwest City. Bricktown Brewery plans to open a location in Town Center Plaza on SE 29th Street. It will be located in the Old Chicago restaurant building at 7301 SE 29th Street. The new restaurant…

Road widening project nears home stretch

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Road work along SE 15th Street is ahead of schedule and expected to wrap up in early April, according to ODOT. “We’re looking at another six weeks and it could potentially all be completed by early April,” said Lisa Salim, ODOT spokesperson. The road project includes widening nearly 1 ½…

City officials back Vietnam Memorial

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Midwest City offers support after MCHS Vietnam Memorial project fails to win over grant committee By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City officials pledged support for a proposed Vietnam memorial at Midwest City High School, after the project was not selected for the annual community grant program. The Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority Board of…

Rose State to stream panel discussion on school safety tonight

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Stream Available On College YouTube Page Rose State College will provide a live stream of the School Safety Panel Discussion event slated for tonight, Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm. The live stream can be viewed on the Rose State College YouTube page at www.youtube.com/user/RoseStateCollegeOK. You can also monitor the Rose State Facebook and…

Three students arrested making false threats at Kerr Middle School

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Three Kerr Middle School students face felony charges after allegedly writing a note threatening to shoot students and set a fire, Del City Police Department said. According a news release, police were called to the school Wednesday afternoon after a student showed administrators the handwritten note. Officers established a perimeter around the school and patrolled…

Rose State hosting panel discussion on school safety March 1

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College partners with the Oklahoma School Security Institute to discuss school shootings and safety In the wake of the tragic events that unfolded February 14, in Parkland, Florida, Rose State College will host a special panel discussion to discuss school safety in Oklahoma. “Keeping Our Schools Safe: A panel discussion on school safety” is a…

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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…

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…

Area Sports

Carl Albert boys sweep conference tennis tournament

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Suburban Conference was no match for the Carl Albert boys tennis team. The Titans swept all four competitions Monday to win back-to-back conference titles at Shawnee High School. Alex Richardson and Parker Bryant claimed the single titles, while Christian Taylor, Lane Youngblood, Caleb Hagerdon and Michael Montgomery were winners…

In historic season Choctaw wins every team title

Choctaw High School’s Yellowjacket wrestlers finished the season as the state’s undisputed champions Saturday when they rolled through elite competition to capture the nearly impossible Class 6A Trifecta. Saturday’s championship performance secured Choctaw’s place in the record books as the wrestling program won virtually everything. Claiming the Trifecta means the high school team did the…

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