Midwest City Beacon Area News

Midwest City teen shot and killed

A Midwest City family is grieving the loss of a teenage boy who was fatally shot last week. Police Chief Brandon Clabes said officers responded to Midwest Territory Apartments, 1505 N. Midwest Blvd. around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 on possible shots heard. When officers arrived, they found a teenage boy lying on the ground…

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Tinker welcomes KC-46A Pegasus

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Tinker Air Force Base welcomed a new arrival last week. The first KC-46A Pegasus aircraft received a warm welcome from Tinker employees and Air Force officials as it flew into the base last Thursday to receive its initial maintenance check. Col. Greg Lowe, 76th Aircraft Maintenance commander, said it was…

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Midwest City Welcome Center shuttered

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City Welcome Center is temporarily closed. The city recently terminated its agreement with the State Department of Tourism and Recreation to run the facility due to declining hotel/motel tax revenue that funded its operation for years. The State plans to remodel the facility and reopen it by the…

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Midwest City thanks longtime volunteer

Grace Sullivan retires after 22 year on Midwest City Tree Board By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City leaders last week showed their appreciation to a long-time volunteer. Grace Sullivan recently retired from the Midwest City Tree Board, which she has served as a member for 22 years, as well as all other city committees.…

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Kiwanis Club hosts ‘Fishing Clinic’

By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer Midwest City Kiwanis Club held their annual “Fishing Clinic” at Regional Park on September 12th.  The children were very excited about catching a fish even if was only 3 inches long. The Fishing Clinic was from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, but by 10:00 am many had caught their fish…

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No foul play suspected in body found near Midwest City business

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Police do not suspect foul play in the death of a 63-year-old woman found this morning lying behind a business on S. Air Depot Blvd. The body of Molly Finney was discovered about 10:48 a.m. behind AutoZone Auto Parts, 1605 S. Air Depot Blvd. A friend of Finney said he…

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Man killed at Midwest City apartment complex

A man was shot and killed this afternoon at a local apartment complex, Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said. Officers responded to Midwest Territory Apartments, 1505 N. Midwest Boulevard around 2:40 p.m. on possible shots heard. When they arrived, they found a black male lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. The…

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Youth baseball complex renovation more costly than expected

City council approves $398,000 supplement for Reed Baseball Complex bond project By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City leaders recently approved an amended construction contract to renovate the Reed Baseball Complex. The City Council awarded the $2.24 million contract to MacHill Construction during a regular meeting on Aug. 25. MacHill Construction was hired by the…

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Midwest City construction permits declined last month

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City construction permits cooled off in August after totaling more than $10 million in the previous two months combined. The city issued permits totaling $1,770,558 last month, including eight new single-family homes valued at $1.09 million. That was down from 16 home permits in July and the second lowest…

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