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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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New traffic light to be installed this year at dangerous intersection

by E.I. Hillin Oklahoma City officials pledge a solution is underway for a dangerous intersection north of Mustang. OKC Public Works Director, Eric Wegner, said a plan to install a traffic signal at S.W. 44th St. and Mustang Road is pending approval by OKC city council and state, but he expects installation to be completed…

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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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Mustang softball: Lady Broncos open slow pitch season with two-game sweep at home

The Mustang softball team learned that they were approved to compete in the slow pitch season this spring on March 6. With spring break being last week, the Lady Broncos had just one full week of practice before preparing for their inaugural season in the slow pitch game. Mustang played Bishop McGuiness at home in…

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Mustang golf: Boys take top-five finish in rival’s tournament

High School golf in March and early April can be a tricky sport. The two main tournaments when it comes to high school golf in Oklahoma are the regional tournament and then of course, the state tournament. Everything else up to that point is simply just “practice”, but even though it may be just “practice”,…

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Mustang baseball: Errors, poor offensive execution cost Broncos against Byng

Mustang got the bases loaded with nobody out in the bottom of the seventh-inning trailing 4A power Byng 6-4 on Tuesday evening at the MHS baseball complex but poor execution with the bats squandered the Broncos’ chances at a comeback, as they fell 6-5. The loss drops Mustang’s overall record to 10-4 on the season.…

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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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Capt. Flowers speaks about social media and internet safety

Captain Adam Flowers said something that struck a chord with parents and children in the audience on Tuesday at the Children’s Justice Center gymnasium. “What we give our kids is a key to the whole world,” Flowers said as he held up a cellular phone. More than 150 people attended the presentation on internet safety…

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Mustang tabs Foreman as new Athletic Director

Mustang native Robert Foreman is the new Athletic Director for Mustang Public Schools. The news came on Monday evening after the Board of Education appointed Foreman for the position. Chad Fulton, Board President, said Foreman has a passion for athletics and has a great plan to move the school forward. “He has a vision,” Fulton…

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Castleridge house fire leaves one dead, one injured

A house fire on Castleridge Lane left one dead and another seriously injured early Saturday morning. Mustang Fire Chief Carl Hickman said crews were called out at 12:41 a.m. on Saturday to 512 S. Castleridge Lane. Hickman said when the firefighters arrived on the scene there was heavy smoke and fire. “There were reports of…

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Mustang basketball: Lady Broncos capture 6A west regional championship

The Mustang girls basketball team pulled off the two-game sweep at the 6A west regional tournament at Norman High School. The Lady Broncos defeated Southmoore 54-41 last Thursday evening at NHS and then on Saturday afternoon, the Mustang girls pulled off the upset over regional host Norman with a 54-38 throttling of the Lady Tigers.…

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Mustang PD gets new officer

Mustang Police Officer Aaron Meadows said he felt a connection with dogs from a young age. When an opportunity to get a new K-9 partner came up, he wanted the job. “It’s something I always wanted to do,” Meadows said. “Growing up, I always had dogs.”  Thanks to an unexpected donation from the Tuttle Police…

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Mustang wrestling: Bronco wrestlers close season strong at 6A state tournament

Mustang advanced five wrestlers to the 6A State Championship Wrestling Tournament this past weekend and four-out-of-five of those wrestlers placed. Bronco sophomore Cameron Picklo took third-place in the 113-pound weight bracket. Junior Joe Lupton finished in third-place in the 120-pound weight class. Senior Gage McBride placed third in the 170-pound weight class and senior Trey…

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Mustang Chocolate Fest returns for 11th year

It’s that time of year again. Friday evening the banquet hall at the Mustang Town Center will be transformed into a chocolate wonderland and everyone is invited. The 11th annual Friends of the Mustang Library Chocolate Festival will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town Center, 1201 N. Mustang Road. “It…

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Mustang basketball: Broncos advance to area round with first-round win over Moore

The Mustang boys basketball team defeated Moore in 72-47 rout at Putnam City North this past Friday night, as they advanced to the regional championship game. In the regional title game on Saturday evening, the Broncos took on regional host Putnam City North and fell to the Panthers 57-37. Since the MHS boys won their…

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Mustang wrestling: Broncos look to make statement at state tournament

The Mustang wrestling team qualified five wrestlers for the 6A State Championship Wrestling Tournament after their performance at the regional tournament this past weekend. The 6A state tournament will begin Friday and conclude Saturday evening with the entire tournament taking place at the State Fairgrounds Arena in Oklahoma City. Trey Edwards at 132-pounds, Gage McBride…

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New School Board member appointed for Seat 2

Vacant school board seat filled by Oldham A new school board member has been appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Mustang Public School’s Board of Education. Stacy Oldham, 42, of Mustang was appointed for a five-year-term during a special meeting of the MPS School Board on Tuesday. The school board selected Oldham for…

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Area News

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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Area Sports

Mustang softball: Lady Broncos open slow pitch season with two-game sweep at home

The Mustang softball team learned that they were approved to compete in the slow pitch season this spring on March 6. With spring break being last week, the Lady Broncos had just one full week of practice before preparing for their inaugural season in the slow pitch game. Mustang played Bishop McGuiness at home in…

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