Midwest City Beacon Breaking News

Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation donates money for technology

Joe Groves memorial fund gives $2,600 to MCHS band By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation last week presented money to local schools. The organization donated $30,000 to the school district to purchase technology and equipment. The money will be used to buy 72 Chromebooks with cases, two carts to transport them,…

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Judge tosses mall owner’s lawsuit

County judge dismisses appeal after Bahreini failed to comply with scheduling order By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor An Oklahoma County District judge has thrown out an appeal by the owner of the Heritage Park Mall challenging numerous citations issued by the City of Midwest City for the property. Ahmad Bahreini challenged a Midwest City Municipal…

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Rose State College stars in new TV movie

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Rose State College recently campus served as the backdrop for a female-driven TV thriller that is expected to premier on Lifetime. The film, “Sorority Sister Shooter,” follows two best friends as they start college and join rival sororities. After one of them is murdered, the other friend tries to…

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Midwest City extends mask mandate

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Face coverings will still be required in public in Midwest City. The city council last week extended an existing public mask mandate until Oct. 27. The order requires face coverings to be worn in places that are open to the public when it is not possible to maintain 6…

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Auto shop finds good luck in Midwest City

City donates land for Hard Luck Automotive Services’ new garage By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Hard Luck Automotive Services has been helping those in need with no-cost auto repairs. And when the non-profit organization needed a helping hand, they found one in Midwest City. City officials last week agreed to donate land for the…

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Bombers roll Wolverines in home opener

Defense forces four turnovers in 34-9 win By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A resilient offense and dominant defense were a winning combination for Midwest City last Friday night. The Bombers held Lawton scoreless in the second half and forced four turnovers in a 34-9 win in their home opener at the newly renovated Jim…

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Midwest City approves two cell towers for AT&T

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon   Midwest City residents may see better cell service in the near future. The city council last week approved construction of two cell towers for AT&T. The new towers will be located at 10713 E. Reno Ave. and 207 S. Air Depot Blvd. The council unanimously approved special use…

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Boy shot and in killed in Midwest City

A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot late Wednesday night, Midwest City police said. Around 9:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to Sand Hills Apartments, 1424 N. Midwest Boulevard on a possible shooting. When police arrived, several bystanders were rendering first aid to a 12-year-old boy who had been shot in the chest.  The victim, earlier reported…

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Pandemic not slowing sales tax revenue

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City’s good fortunes continue. The city received more than $4 million in sales and use tax collections in September, which was a 15.12% increase from this time last year. It marked the third consecutive month of double-digit increases. Midwest City received $4,023,469 in sales and use taxes, which…

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Reward offer in death of Midwest City teen

Local financial institutions and family members are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the death of a 17-year-old. Kerry Allen, also known as Kerry Laskey, was gunned down at the Midwest Territory Apartments around 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 9.  He later died at an area…

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