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Police draw high praise for finding stolen vehicle

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A local Marine is saluting the Midwest City Police Department after helping track down his stolen pickup. The Midwest City resident posted his truck for sale on Craigslist a couple weeks ago and found a taker. The alleged buyer agreed to pay $37,000 for the 2015 Chevy Silverado, by wiring the money to the Marine’s…

Midwest City opposes state questions

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Midwest City joined a growing number of communities that are against two state ballot proposals. On Tuesday night, the city council approved resolutions opposing State Question 777 and State Question 779. State Question 777, also known as the “Right to Farm” bill, would prevent lawmakers from passing legislation impeding farming and ranching.   Mayor Matt Dukes…

Commander says national security is a team effort

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Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II fondly uses the term airmen to describe both military and civilian personnel at Tinker Air Force Base. While many wear the uniform of the military, the Commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center says all play a crucial role in protecting the nation’s security. “If you’re engaged in supporting airmen…

Del City voters to decide on sales tax entension

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Del City voters must decide whether to extend a temporary sales tax to fund construction of a new wastewater treatment facility and upgrades to city buildings, streets and equipment. The ballot proposal would extend a 1.5 percent sales tax for 15 years until Jan. 1, 2033. The current tax, which was approved by voters in…

Democrats try to win over voters in House 97 runoff

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SPENCER – Chris Harrison and Jason Lowe share a passion for community service. But the State House District 97 Democratic hopefuls have different ideas of what that service would like at the State capitol. Harrison said he is a champion for public education, while Lowe emphasized the need for criminal justice reform Tuesday evening during…

Co-workers stick together for new business venture

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One door closed and another opened for two local women. In April, Hancock Fabrics, a national chain craft store, announced it would be closing all 185 of its remaining stores after filing for bankruptcy earlier this year. The company had seven stores in Oklahoma, including one in Midwest City. The impending closure rattled many employees…

Midwest City continuing pedestrian safety project

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Driving a car is the most common way to get around Midwest City. But city leaders are making sure it’s not the only way. The city is improving the safety and viability of pedestrian traffic through its Pedestrian Signal Project.  The multi-phase program includes adding new crosswalks and upgrades to existing signals. Earlier this year,…

Authorities investigating body found in creek bed

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Authorities are investigating after a man’s body was found in a creek bed this morning. A person walking near Adair Boulevard and Harr Drive discovered the body about 11 a.m., said Assistant Police Chief Sid Porter. Midwest City police and the state medical examiner’s office investigated the scene for more than hour. About 1:40 p.m.,…

Oklahoma in list of of top 10 states with the worst drivers

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By Jon Watje Staff Writer There are bad drivers everywhere. But there are more in some states than others. SmartAsset.com, a financial tech firm that offers interactive tools for home buying, insurance and investment, completed a survey of the states with the worst drivers, and the Sooner State was near the top of the list…

Taking steps against violence

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By Maxine Wheelan Contributing Writer The citizens of Midwest City along with many first responders took to the streets for a March Against Violence on July 28.  They met in the Mid-America Park located at the corner of Shadybrook and Cambridge Street just north of NE 10th St. 6 p.m.  Televison news stations were present…

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Marine Capt. Cole Lapierre (Left) and Maj. Ryan Cohen (Right) present Midwest City Police Detective Kyle Crusoe with honorary coins and proclamation for helping a local Marine recover a truck that was stolen. (Staff photo by Jeff Harrison)
Police draw high praise for finding stolen vehicle

A local Marine is saluting the Midwest City Police Department after helping track down his stolen pickup. The Midwest City resident posted his truck for sale on Craigslist a couple weeks ago and found a taker. The alleged buyer agreed to pay $37,000 for the 2015 Chevy Silverado, by wiring the money to the Marine’s…

The City of Midwest City approved a 1 percent cost of living adjustment raise for all non-union city employees.
Midwest City opposes state questions

Midwest City joined a growing number of communities that are against two state ballot proposals. On Tuesday night, the city council approved resolutions opposing State Question 777 and State Question 779. State Question 777, also known as the “Right to Farm” bill, would prevent lawmakers from passing legislation impeding farming and ranching.   Mayor Matt Dukes…

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The Midwest City High School boys cross country team takes off from the staring line last Saturday at the Piedmont Wildcat Invitational. (Provided photo)
Midwest City off and running

PIEDMONT — Midwest City started its cross country season with a pair of top 10 finishes last Saturday at the Piedmont Wildcat Invitational. Tyler Mueller and Trenten Ozvath cracked the top 10 in the boys race. The two crossed the finish line less than a second apart. Mueller came in fifth in 17:39.96 and Ozvath…

Madi Schroeder and Kenzie Holland try to block a shot Monday against Midwest City. (Staff photo by Jeff Harrison)
Lady Titans overcome poor start against MWC

Ten months have passed since the Carl Albert volleyball team last took the court. But the Lady Titans needed a little extra time Monday night in their season opener with Midwest City. After a slow start, the Carl Albert reeled off three straight for a thrilling comeback win against their fellow Mid-Del school. The Lady…

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