Midwest City Beacon Area News

Police and fire training center project heads back to voters

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City voters will again be asked to weigh in on a proposed police and fire training facility. The city council last week approved putting a $5.7 million bond proposal on the May 11 ballot. The bond proposal would require a majority vote. The city plans to build the…

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Choctaw woman runs 80 miles in 22 hours

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Running for the Eastern Oklahoma County Resource Center A local woman ran 80 miles around eastern Oklahoma County Friday in an effort to raise support and awareness of the Eastern Oklahoma County Resource Center. Shanna Sears, of Choctaw, had a goal of running 100 miles while meeting and running alongside…

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Midwest City man shot and killed following apparent domestic disturbance

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City police are investigating a fatal shooting this afternoon. Just after 1 p.m., officers were called to 300 block of Northrop Dr. A woman called 911 saying that her husband had been shot by her son. When police arrived they found the victim, a 35-year-old man, on the porch.…

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Arrest made following murder of Choctaw teen

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Homicide suspect found hiding in closet Officials with the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force arrested a homicide suspect at a home in Edmond on Thursday. Around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force arrested 25-year-old Maurice McCall as he hid in a closet of an Edmond home. Authorities say McCall…

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Entertainment and dining district established in Harrah

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times An entertainment and dining district connecting Harrah Heritage Park to downtown is becoming a reality. Growth is inevitable, but Harrah city officials have been working diligently to ensure that the city’s growth is directed in a way to meet the needs and wants of the community. Investment in Harrah’s historic downtown…

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Overall crime drops, homicides soar in 2020

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Overall crime continued a downward trend in Midwest City last year. But, like many cities across the country, Midwest City was also hit with a spike in violent crime in 2020. The city’s crime rate declined by 11.75% in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to Midwest City…

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Chequers to setup in Harrah

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   An eastern Oklahoma County favorite will soon be expanding east. Chequers Restaurant and Pub, located in Midwest City since 1987, will be serving up favorites in Harrah this spring. The Heritage Park Pavilion has had a full commercial kitchen for years and was previously rented out to caterers who served…

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Nicoma Park voters select next mayor

By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer  Cochell ready to get back to work   Nicoma Park residents went to the polls to choose between former mayor Mark Cochell and current mayor Brian Foughty in a Feb. 9 municipal election. Cochell was elected to return as mayor by a vote of 181 to 85. Ward 1 incumbent…

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Governor visits eastern Oklahoma County

Stitt meets with local mayors, tours Tinker AFB By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Gov. Kevin Stitt toured Tinker Air Force Base and had lunch with local mayors last Friday during a visit to eastern Oklahoma County. The trip was arranged by Sen. Brenda Stanley to showcase District 42, which includes Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City,…

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Midwest City Council approves zoning request for office space

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City leaders recently approved a request to rezone property for a proposed office and commercial building despite concerns from neighbors about traffic. The developer, Joel Bryant of Les Chateaux LLC, plans to build office/commercial space at 10601 SE 15th St. He asked the council to approve a request…

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