Area Breaking News

Conflicting reports concerning Canadian County COVID-19 status

Area districts report move to red status, while OSDH reports level unchanged from orange, due to differing report measurements Mustang officials – no changes to district protocols at this time By Traci Chapman Mustang was one of at least two area school districts that late Friday announced a change in Canadian County’s COVID-19 reporting level,…

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Developer pitches new apartment complex project

Planning commission recommends zoning change requested by developer By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A developer is again looking to build an apartment complex in the Original Mile neighborhood. Jeff Johnson, of J Lou Properties, is proposing to build a 32-unit apartment complex in the 200 blocks of E. Kittyhawk and E. Jacobs drives. The…

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School district extends mask mandate to all grade levels

Administrators – If COVID-19 levels remain ‘Orange 2,’ more measures could be on the way By Traci Chapman As the hours counted down Saturday to Mustang High School’s homecoming football game against Norman North High School, district administrators announced they were expanding a mask mandate to include all students. The information was released Saturday afternoon;…

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Mustang Schools confirms staff member COVID-19 death

Longtime employee the first connected with district to die of COVID-19 complications, officials say By Traci Chapman Mustang Public School District just announced its first confirmed death of a staff member due to the novel coronavirus. The unnamed employee worked for the district for several years, communications director Kirk Wilson said Tuesday. He confirmed this…

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City issues Aug. 1 partial face mask mandate

Face coverings required at all city meetings, library By Traci Chapman Although officials have not followed the lead of Mustang’s biggest neighbor in implementing a citywide face mask mandate, anyone wishing to attend city council meetings – and one of its busiest facilities – will now be required to wear one. Mustang City Manager Tim…

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Mustang delays fall semester start date

Classes now begin Aug. 24   By Traci Chapman After initially delaying the first day of the fall semester to Aug. 14, Mustang Public School District officials announced Wednesday afternoon classes would now begin Aug. 24 for all students. “The decision to delay students’ start date further to Aug. 24 is based on many factors,”…

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Mustang drops Nightriders marching band name

Move taken as part of district inclusivity, diversity efforts   By Traci Chapman It’s been a part of Mustang High School band program history for about 40 years, but the Nightriders name is no longer a part of its future. The decision to drop the group’s long-held Nightriders nickname – most prominently used in connection…

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Reed Center hosting unemployment claim processing event

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission will hold a claim processing event at the Reed Conference Center, 5800 Will Rogers Rd. in Midwest City, the next two weeks. OESC officials said the event will help claimants who have outstanding needs and require in-person meetings with staff to address more complex problems. The event will run July…

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OSU Testing New Drone Concept at Tuttle High School

OSU researchers are currently using a drone to record data for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and doing so from Tuttle High School’s backyard. The FAA has a theory that drones could make navigational aid calibrations more efficient. OSU started the Unmanned Systems Research Institute (USRI), lead by Dr. Jamey Jacob, in December 2015. A…

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