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Bombers go on the offensive in win over Lawton

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Midwest City’s offense has taken plenty of heat this season. But they were the ones delivering the blows Friday night in a 20-17 homecoming win over Lawton. Midway through the fourth quarter, quarterback Preston Colbert faked a handoff and launched a deep pass. As the ball descended towards the end zone, T’Aces Vick jumped over…

ENDUI checkpoint planned for Friday in Midwest City

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The ENDUI Prevention teams are continuing their proactive search for impaired drivers and will be conducting a DUI checkpoint near the intersection of NE 10th Street and Douglas Boulevard. The checkpoint will coincide with regular patrols aimed at impaired drivers and several local and county law enforcement agencies will be taking part. Impaired driving is…

ODOT offers interim solution for troubled I-40 bridges

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Help is on the way for two problematic bridges along I-40 in Del City. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is planning significant repairs for bridges over Crutcho Creek and SE 15th Street. Officials say repairs will provide an interim solution until the bridges will be replaced in 2018.  Crews will make several “significant repairs” to…

Midwest City police looking for suspect in deadly convenience store shooting

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Midwest City police are looking for a man in reference to an early Saturday morning homicide. At approximately 7:45 a.m., a black male described as being in his late teens or early twenties with dreadlocks, walked into the GI’s Market, 10001 NE 10th and made a small purchase. The suspect, who was dressed in black…

Community bank helps raise funds for law enforcement

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Law enforcement has taken heat nationally. But locally, residents and businesses are showing their gratitude to local police departments. FNB Community Bank and its customer raised more than $8,700 for local agencies through their #backtheblue campaign. “We wanted to something other than drop off a dozen donuts,” said Bill Croak, FNB President and CEO. “We…

Midwest City, firefighters strike deal

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Midwest City firefighters will receive a 2.3 percent pay raise after turning down a smaller increase last year. The International Association of Firefighters, Local 2006, and city management last month reached a tentative contract agreement for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The proposal was formally approved by the city council during Tuesday night’s meeting. The new…

Walmart teaching success

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The Walmart Supercenter in Del City is major shopping destination and large employer in the Mid-Del area. The store added another distinction this week as became a regional training academy for Walmart employees. The academies will provide hourly supervisors and department managers with two weeks of hands-on training that combines both the classroom and the…

Mid-Del Technology Center receives grant for auto painting simulator

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Students at Mid-Del Technology Center will learn how to paint a vehicle before ever picking up a sprayer. The local career tech is buying a simulated auto painting system that will allow students to learn the fundamentals of auto painting. The tool will provide realistic training while saving on material costs and time, according to…

Heritage Day set for Saturday

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Rose State College will host its second annual Heritage Day event at the Atkinson Heritage Center located at 1001 North Midwest Boulevard in Midwest City on Saturday, September 10.  Family friendly activities have been planned to recreate the beginning of Midwest City and celebrate the rich history of our town.  The event runs from 10…

Dr. Hefley celebrates 100th birthday

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By John Martin Staff Writer Dr. Gerald Hefley remembers: 1. His childhood days in Fort Scott, Kansas 2. Soldiers coming home from World War I, 3. The Depression 4. Coming to Midwest City in 1950 to establish his optometry practice (but unable to find office space), 5. Joining Oak Tree Country Club and 6. Getting…

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Midwest City's Preston Colbert makes a throw Friday night during a 20-17 win over Lawton.
Bombers go on the offensive in win over Lawton

Midwest City’s offense has taken plenty of heat this season. But they were the ones delivering the blows Friday night in a 20-17 homecoming win over Lawton. Midway through the fourth quarter, quarterback Preston Colbert faked a handoff and launched a deep pass. As the ball descended towards the end zone, T’Aces Vick jumped over…

The ENDUI Prevention teams are continuing their proactive search for impaired drivers and will be conducting a DUI checkpoint near the intersection of NE 10th Street and Douglas Boulevard on Friday, Sept. 23.
ENDUI checkpoint planned for Friday in Midwest City

The ENDUI Prevention teams are continuing their proactive search for impaired drivers and will be conducting a DUI checkpoint near the intersection of NE 10th Street and Douglas Boulevard. The checkpoint will coincide with regular patrols aimed at impaired drivers and several local and county law enforcement agencies will be taking part. Impaired driving is…

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Midwest City's Preston Colbert makes a throw Friday night during a 20-17 win over Lawton.
Bombers go on the offensive in win over Lawton

Midwest City’s offense has taken plenty of heat this season. But they were the ones delivering the blows Friday night in a 20-17 homecoming win over Lawton. Midway through the fourth quarter, quarterback Preston Colbert faked a handoff and launched a deep pass. As the ball descended towards the end zone, T’Aces Vick jumped over…

Lexi Blackwell hugs principal Kristin Goggans during a pre-match ceremony during a Pink Out match. (Staff photo by Jeff Harrison)
Lady Titans volleyball team shows true colors

As the regular season winds down, the Carl Albert volleyball team is heating up. The Lady Titans swept No. 20 Lawton MacArthur and Class 6A’s Putnam City West at home in the past week. Carl Albert beat MacArthur 25-14, 25-16, 25-18 last Thursday. They returned Tuesday night to down Putnam City West, 25-11, 25-13, 25-15,…

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