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State senator resigns in wake of child prostitution charges

by E.I. Hillin A Republican state senator resigns in the wake of child prostitution charges. Ralph Shortey, 35, is facing felony charges after police say he was soliciting a 17-year-old male for sex.   Prosecutors charged Shortey last week with engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church, and transporting a minor…

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MPS students hope to raise $35,000 for BEAST WEEK

by E.I. Hillin Mustang High School students set the bar higher than ever for their annual Broncos Empowering A Society Together fundraiser, also known as BEAST Week. This year’s fundraising goal is $35,000.  “We cannot stress enough how much we need your help to get this done,” said Student Council President, Abby Lupton, during the…

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Castleridge Fire was accidental, cause unknown

A report from the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal determined the Castleridge house fire, which left one dead and one seriously injured, was accidental. The fire occurred in the early hours of Saturday, Feb. 25. The Mustang Fire Department was dispatched at 12:41 a.m. to 512 S. Castleridge Lane. Mustang Fire Chief Carl Hickman said upon…

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American Legion Employees of the Year

  Each year American Legion Post 353 honors three city employees who exemplify community spirit. The city employee of the year, police officer of the year, and fire department employee of the year were honored on March 9 during the American Legion Post 353 meeting.  “We are proud of our police, fire, and city employees,”…

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Supercenter of the Year

Out of thousands of stores throughout the United States, Mustang Wal-Mart Supercenter, was selected as the “Supercenter of the Year” for 2016.  Reports came from Wal-Mart officials late last week and staff from the Wal-Mart Store 517 were excited to share the news. The store posted on their Facebook page, “City of Mustang! Your Walmart…

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Jill Vaught remembered

Jill Vaught, 34, was a Mustang native, a life-changing teacher, and a fierce friend to many. She was bitten by the teaching bug early and followed the footsteps of her mother, Carol Vaught, who is a retired teacher. Carol Vaught said her daughter was a “shining light” and a “touchstone” to students. “That’s how she…

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