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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…

DEQ to hold informational meeting Thursday to discuss new Superfund Site in Midwest City

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The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host an informational meeting for the public on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 at the Nick Harroz – Midwest City Community Center, 200 N. Midwest Blvd, in Midwest City. The informational meeting is being held to discuss the new Eagle Industries Superfund Site. A…

Midwest City firefighter dies of apparent heart attack

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By Jeff Harrison
 Managing Editor Midwest City assistant fire chief Reese Morrison died this evening of an apparent heart attack, according to department officials. Maj. David Richardson said Morrison collapsed while watching his son’s baseball game about 5:30 p.m. Paramedics transported him to the hospital, but he never regained consciousness. Morrison, 47,  joined the Midwest…

Two vying for Ward One City Council seat

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Eads, Dandridge to meet in general election on Tuesday, Feb. 13 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Susan Eads: Susan Eads never envisioned serving in public office. But when Midwest City’s Ward One was left without a representative on the city council, Eads accepted the challenge. She was appointed to replace former councilman Daniel McClure who…

Speed skating comes to Midwest City this Sunday

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Did you know that even though Olympic speed skating is an ice event, many of the current US Olympic Team speed skaters got their start and continually train in roller speed skating?  This Sunday morning, February 11, is your chance to see the fast paced excitement of roller speed skating right here in the OKC…

Del City massage parlor owner arrested in sting

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The owner of a Del City massage parlor was arrested Thursday on multiple charges, including sexual battery against an undercover officer, according a news release. Police said Del City detectives and members of the Oklahoma City Police Department’s vice unit conducted an undercover investigation at Hamila’s Uplifts, 2820 Linda Lane, after receiving several complaints of…

Planning continues for possible new animal shelter

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A new animal shelter could be on the horizon in Midwest City. City officials continue sketching out details and costs estimates for a new facility that they hope to include in an upcoming bond initiative. A bond package would include several capital improvement projects and require approval from voters. A…

Mid-Del Schools hosting event to share life lessons with high school seniors

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Mid-Del Senior 2018 Conference: ‘Bridge to the Future’ set for Feb. 20 at Meadowood Baptist Church By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Life is full of transitions. And one of the most important happens right after high school. Mid-Del Schools is hoping to prepare students for this step into the real world with a free one-day…

Fallen firefighter honored with overpass dedication

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I-40 bridge named in honor of Clark By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The memory of James Everett Clark III is alive in the hearts of loved ones and first responders. And now, it will be remembered by thousands of people every day. State and local leaders dedicated the I-40 overpass bridge at SE 29th Street…

Area News

Mid-Del seeks feedback on names

School district asking public to suggest names for combined middle schools By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del Schools is asking for help picking a name, mascot and school colors for two of its middle schools. The district plans to reduce the number of middle schools from five to three, as part of the bond issue…

School district, employees reach settlement

Mid-Del has 30 days to develop list of individuals eligible for back pay By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Mid-Del School District and its support employees agreed to principles of settlement agreement in a lawsuit over holiday pay. The Mid-Del Support Employees Association, the labor union representing support employees, filed a civil lawsuit in 2014…

Area Sports

Bombers prevail in Mid-Del clash

Midwest City boys pick up pace in second half in 64-58 win over Eagles By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City boys used a big second half to pull past rival Del City 64-58 in front a packed John Smith Fieldhouse crowd Tuesday afternoon. DJ Walter led that second-half charge, scoring 20 of his…

Mid-Del basketball teams prep for regionals

By John Martin Staff Writer With the regular season nearly over, Mid-Del basketball teams are getting ready post-season play next week. No. 3 ranked Carl Albert and No. 5 ranked Midwest City will be home for regional action which begins next Friday, Feb. 23. Del City boys are also in the 5A West regional at…

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