Midwest City Beacon Breaking 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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Students named National Merit Semifinalists

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Two local high school seniors qualified as semifinalists for the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Aidan Foreman and Xavier Williams earned the honor after finishing with among the top scores on the PSAT last year. About 1.5 million students took the exam and the top 16,000 were named semifinalists. Foreman…

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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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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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Titans second half surge drops MWC

By John Martin Staff Writer The Carl Albert Titans were not a happy bunch as they trekked into the locker room at halftime of their season opener in Gary Rose Stadium against neighboring Midwest City Friday night. Mason Still and his defensive buddies were upset that the explosive Bombers had put three touchdowns on the…

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Bombers fizzle in second half against Carl Albert

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Not many teams have led Carl Albert at halftime in recent years. Midwest City rattled the four-time defending state champions in the first half last Friday night. With 25 seconds left before the break, DeAngelo Irvin Jr. found Xavier Lee-Jackson open for a 43-yard touchdown and a 20-14 lead at…

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