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Man allegedly uses Craigslist ad to sell methamphetamine through sexual trade

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A 32-year-old Alva man has been charged in Canadian County District Court with four felony counts, including endeavoring to distribute methamphetamine. Brandon Dale Harmon is accused of posting ads on Craigslist, attempting to sell methamphetamine through sexual trade. Arrested twice in August, investigators with Canadian County Sheriff’s office and Oklahoma…

Mustang man arrested for alleged child pornography possession

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer A National Center of Missing and Exploited Children tip led to allegations a Mustang man uploaded and traded child pornography on a social media site. Canadian County Sheriff’s investigators on Aug. 30 arrested 46-year-old Bryan Hurst on a complaint of aggravated child pornography possession, Cpt. Adam Flowers said. “NCMEC alerted…

First responders head to Houston

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A Mustang firefighter is among dozens of area first responders and volunteers lending their hand to Texas residents dealing with the overwhelming impact of Hurricane Harvey. Mustang Fire Cpt. Craig Carruth traveled Monday to Houston as part of Oklahoma Urban Search and Rescue Task Force One. “Cpt. Carruth will be…

Companies sending supplies to Texas, donations needed

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Three area companies are teaming up to send a semi-truck full of supplies to Houston for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Wolseley Industrial, Metro Ready Mix and CM Engineering are covering the cost to transport the semi, but they are calling on the community to help gather donations. Requested supplies…

Family of deceased inmate files lawsuit against Canadian County officials

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Canadian County Commissioners, former sheriff Randall Edwards and a county jail healthcare contractor face a federal lawsuit, filed by the family of a man who died in June 2016 while held in Canadian County Jail. It is undisputed that 46-year-old Anthony Kade Davis died June 5, 2016, shortly after being…

Old gym razed to make way for high school science academy

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang Public Schools last week saw the end of an era, as the district’s high school “old gym” was demolished, to make way for the MHS Science Academy. “Mustang is one of the most unique towns – it has grown from a town along a winding dirt road with 30…

Fluffy Mustaches Pet Grooming finds home in Mustang

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Dogs and cats throughout Mustang have been strutting their “fluffy mustaches” following the opening of a local pet grooming business earlier this summer. Fluffy Mustaches Pet Grooming opened in June and is located at 135 Cedar Branch Way, Suite 107. Owner Lisa Walter was advised to add Pet Grooming to…

Osborn Right for Labor Commission After Taking Stand

State Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, announced late last week that she is in the process of putting together an exploratory committee to consider running for Oklahoma Labor Commissioner. As Labor Commissioner, Osborn’s focus will be on retaining the state’s educators since the measure will strengthen the state’s case for attracting other industries. “At this time, Oklahoma…

OKC man allegedly selling drugs at tattoo business

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer An Oklahoma City man faces criminal complaints alleging he was selling drugs out of a local tattoo business. Billy Jack Charnik, 43, owns Cheyenne Ink, a tattoo parlor located in the 300 block of South Mustang Road, Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said. According to investigators, Charnik was arrested July…

Local State Rep. replaced as budget committee chair

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor House Speaker Charles McCall announced Tuesday that State Rep. Kevin Wallace has been named the new chair of the House of Appropriations and Budget Committee, consequently replacing State Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang. Wallace served as vice chair during the last session. It has been reported that Osborn has recently been…

Area News

Mustang Cub Scouts collecting stuffed animals for Houston

By Traci Chapman Staff Reporter While volunteers are helping to provide rescue and shelter, food and clean water to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, some of Mustang’s youngest residents are joining in the effort. Mustang Cub Scout Pack 398 is collecting new and gently used stuffed animals for children affected by the storm, Lori Leichssenring…

Corporals receive Life Saving Medals

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer It was a quiet Sunday, about 8 a.m. on May 28, 2017. But, for Steven Sharp, long-time area band educator and military musician, all sense of normalcy would be quickly gone, as he fought for his life, brought down by a heart attack. It would be a day that would…

Area Sports

Dilbeck to end illustrious career

Choctaw coach accepts position with OSSAA After four years as Choctaw High School’s Athletic Director and head football coach, and 30 years of coaching prior to that, Todd Dilbeck has decided to hang up his whistle. While retiring from the coaching game, Dilbeck isn’t done working as he’s now headed to the Oklahoma Secondary Sch…

Wrestling falls just short of dual state

By Brody Feldmann Staff Writer   The Mustang wrestling team hosted district duals last Thursday afternoon and finished 2-1.The Broncos 2-1 record fell just short to Norman (#9) to punch their ticket to dual state. The Broncos started off the day losing to Norman 24-42 in the opening dual. In the midst of the dual…

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