No immediate expansion plans set for Canadian County Jail

Editor’s note: This is the last story in a three-part series about the Canadian County Detention Center. The series explores inmate and employee services, compliance history and more. Staff at the Canadian County Detention Center have significant responsibilities, but they work to maintain overall care of inmates, jail administrator Maj. Kristie Carter said. This year,…

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Mustang fourth grader set to compete on USA BMX Team

Camdyn Cole has one vision as the starting gate slams to the ground — finishing first. The Prairie View Elementary fourth grader zooms past other racers, flying over rolls as dirt jumps from the earth. BMX is a world of its own. To Cole, it’s family. The Mustang Bronco is no stranger to competition. She…

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Improvements have created safer county jail environment

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a three-part series about the Canadian County Detention Center. The series explores inmate and employee services, compliance history and more. While Canadian County Detention Center employees have various responsibilities, jail administrator Maj. Kristie Carter said they work to ensure inmates’ rights and privileges are followed. Each inmate…

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Family remembers loved ones at Victims’ Vigil

The quick wit of 22-year-old Amy Gibbins and the energetic intelligence of 5-year-old Bryor Gibbins will remain in the hearts of a Calumet family. The family was part of more than 30 attendees who had the chance to share their stories Monday at the 29th Canadian County Crime Victims’ Vigil at the courthouse. “Our lives…

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Canadian County jail sees rise in inmates with mental illnesses

Editor’s note: This is the first story in a three-part series about the Canadian County Detention Center. The series explores inmate and employee services, compliance history and more. Despite a small staff, the Canadian County Detention Center works to ensure inmates’ needs are met, jail administrator Maj. Kristie Carter said. The jail has recently seen…

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Thacker named MPS 2021-22 District TOY

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education recognized the 2020-2021 District Teacher of the Year Lauren Thacker at Monday night’s meeting. “My first thought upon winning was, ‘Really? THIS year?’” said Thacker. “Of the years I’ve been teaching, this is the one in which I feel the least effective. I think all teachers are in the…

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Defendant ‘remorseful’ in death of Mustang native

Five witnesses gave their testimonies April 2 during a preliminary hearing regarding the death of Marissa Murrow, 19, of Mustang. Malcolm Penney, 40, of Oklahoma City was charged Oct. 21, 2020 with second-degree murder and leaving the scene of a fatality accident. Local teacher Rachel Thomas was the first to testify. Around midnight Oct. 3,…

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